E-finance login

It couldn’t be easier

We are very pleased that you have chosen e-finance, PostFinance’s online banking platform. E-finance is simple and practical. The PostFinance ID login procedure using the yellow card reader meets the highest security standards.

To log in, you will need the following

  • Your e-finance number and password

  • Your PostFinance card and PIN

  • The yellow card reader

  • User identification (only for customers with several users, e.g. a partner account)

The login with the yellow card reader is described on this page. This step-by-step guide helps customers who want to log in to e-finance for the first time. Instructions for logging in with Mobile ID or for switching login procedure from Mobile ID to PostFinance ID (login with yellow card reader) can be found on the e-finance help pages.

Step 1: Enter login details in e-finance

  • On postfinance.ch, click on “log in” in the top right or on the lock symbol.
  • Enter your e-finance number or your username as well as your password (see letter ”Your personal e-finance access data”).
  • For customers with several users (e.g. partner account): Enter your user ID as well.
  • Confirm with “Next”

Step 2: Insert your PostFinance card into the card reader

  • Insert your PostFinance card into the yellow card reader.
  • “Challenge” will be shown on the display.

Step 3: Enter your e-finance code into the card reader

  • A number will be displayed under “Challenge for card reader” on the e-finance login page.
  • Enter this number into the card reader.
  • Confirm by pressing “OK” (the green button on the card reader).

Step 4: Enter the PIN from your PostFinance card

  • You will see the message “PIN + OK” on the card reader display.
  • Enter the PIN of your PostFinance card. This is the code you use at ATMs, or the code you received along with your PostFinance card.
  • Confirm by pressing “OK” (the green button on the card reader).

Step 5: Enter the code from the card reader into e-finance

  • The message “Code = x xxx xxx” will be displayed on the card reader.
  • Enter the 7 to 9-digit code into e-finance in the field “Code from card reader”.
  • Click on “log in” – you are now logged in.

Tip: simply log in using your personal username

Do you find it difficult to remember your e-finance number? Create your own personal username and use it to log in to e-finance more easily. Another advantage: you no longer need to enter your user identification, e.g. for a partner account.

Useful information about the yellow card reader

  • Flat batteries: you can change the batteries yourself. You can find the right batteries (2 x type CR2032) in stores.
  • Recycling: Should a card reader be faulty, or should you no longer need it, you will be able to return it to any PostFinance branch so they can be disposed of properly. Alternatively send the device to: PostFinance SA, Output Produzione, Viale Stazione 15, 6500 Bellinzona.
  • Order your card reader: Simply order your yellow card reader online and have it delivered to your home or your place of work free of charge.

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