ATM card blocking: How to block your ATM card with Nigerian banks
ATM card blocking – You will agree with me that your ATM card can be so vulnerable and sensitive, if you misplaced it or it got stolen, it becomes security challenge.
This post is aimed at sensitizing you to take proactive measure immediately you find yourself in this condition, if you’ve been there, you sure know it’s not a pleasant experience, thus I brought to you ATM card blocking.
Blocking your ATM card in time like this will secure whatever fund you have left in your account, you need to know how to achieve ATM card blocking without visiting any branch of your bank.
In this post, I will feature:
- How to block your ATM card
- How to block Access bank ATM card
- How to block UBA ATM card
- How to block zenith bank ATM card
- How to block Diamond bank ATM card
- How to block Fidelity bank ATM card, I will treat other Nigerian banks not mentioned here as well.
I want to assume you already know what an ATM card is, if you don’t, ATM card is the plastic like ware you insert into an ATM which enables you to make withdrawal and as well transfer money to other accounts.
Other transactions you can perform with ATM are, but not limited to
- Airtime top-up
- Online shopping/ purchase
- Bills payment
- TV and other subscriptions etc.
Read also: Tips to averting Debit card fraud in Nigeria
ATM CARD BLOCKING: HOW TO BLOCK ACCESS BANK ATM CARD
Blocking your Access bank ATM card will be far easier following any of these channels
Contact Access bank via
It could be faster using their various social media platforms
- On twitter: @accessbank_help
- Facebook: facebook.com/
Access bank has made provision for ATM card blocking on their mobile app which you can access in this sequence
- Open your app>navigate to card and cheques>Manage cards>choose an account you want if you have more than one, block>enter your PIN, then block your card.
AMT CARD BLOCKING: HOW TO BLOCK POLARIS BANK ATM CARD
You will be interrogated as well, keep your account details handy as that will facilitate swift response and actions towards hot listing your card.
- Twitter: send them a DM via @PolarisBankLimited
HOW TO BLOCK DIAMOND BANK ATM CARD
You can block your Diamond bank ATM card by contacting any of the below details
You can reach them on social media via
- Twitter: @diamondbankng
HOW TO BLOCK UBA ATM CARD
To block your UBA bank account, kindly follow the below guidelines
- Dial *919# from your registered phone number with the bank
- You are required to enter your UBA NUBAN account number in the next column
- Then enter your 4 digit PIN, this is the PIN you entered while setting up your UBA USSD code
- Then block, you’ll get your ATM card hot listed immediately.
- Dial *919#
- Select “7” for next
- Select Banking services
- Select “1” to block debit card
- Enter your account number and send, that does it.
You can block your UBA ATM card via internet banking platform
- Log on to the UBA internet banking platform
- Select self service
- Request to block your card
You can contact them on
ATM CARD BLOCKING; HOW TO BLOCK UNION BANK ATM CARD
Blocking a Union bank ATM card is very easy to achieve by just sending an SMS.
From your registered phone with the bank, kindly send “BLOCK ACCOUNT NUMBER” to 20123
Written as this e.g “BLOCK 0065213598” to “20123”, where “0065213598” is your account number precisely.
HOW TO BLOCK STERLING BANK ATM CARD
The most effective and fast approach I will recommend for blocking your Sterling bank account is
- From your registered phone, dial *822#
- You will be directed to a page where you are required to select “9” for next
- On the next page, kindly select “4” for Card “management”
- Select “3” in the next slide for Card control
- Select “1” for Enable/Disable
- A column will pop- up to insert your Sterling bank account number, once done click next and block your card.
Alternatively you can contact sterling bank on
drop your request and your card will be blocked.
ATM CARD BLOCKING: HOW TO BLOCK YOUR FIDELITY BANK ATM CARD
- Dial *770# from your registered number
- Select “9” to move to the next slide
- Select “8” to block your ATM card
- Enter your 10 digit NUBAN account number, continue with the screen prompt and block your account successfully.
Alternatively you can reach Fidelity bank customer care for ATM card blocking on
- You can chat with them on Whatsapp via +2349030005252
- Send a mail to : firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO BLOCK YOUR STANBIC IBTC ATM CARD
The below steps refer
- Dial *909# from your registered phone number
- Select “6’” to migrate to other options
- Select “1” for my bank
- Select “5” for service request
- Select “2” to block debit card
- Enter your account number, you will get your card blocked immediately.
Alternatively you can block your debit card by contacting the customer care via any of these means
ATM CARD BLOCKING: HOW TO BLOCK GTBANK ATM CARD
The following guidelines apply
- Send “HOTLIST NUBAN” to 08076665555 from your registered phone number with the bank. In this regard, NUBAN means your account number, therefore it should appear thus: “HOTLIST 1124502348” where the latter is assumed to be your account number.
- You could as well contact the bank via: 01-4480000, 08039003900 kindly request to block your ATM card.
HOW TO BLOCK ZENITH BANK ARM CARD
You can achieve this task using the Zenith mobile app thus
- Lunch the app on your mobile device
- Click your menu bar then select Cards and Cheques
- Select Deactivate card
- Enter your reason, then click on continue.
You can as well contact them via 012787000, 014647000
HOW TO BLOCK FIRST BANK ATM CARD
Kindly send a mail to First contact on
HOW TO BLOCK ECOBANK ATM CARD
The below steps apply
- Send “STOP ATM NUBAN NUMBER” to 08063262265, it stands that you type your account number to replace the NUBAN.
- Example STOP ATM 1020415263 > 08063262265
where the ten digits represent your account number.
HOW TO BLOCK FCMB ATM CARD
You may have to contact your bank via
- +234 2798800
- Email: customerservice@fcmb.
com your account will be blocked having made provision for relevant information.
BLOCK ATM CARD: HOW TO BLOCK YOUR HERITAGE BANK ATM CARD
Contact any of these details
HOW TO BLOCK UNITY BANK ATM CARD
To block your unity bank ATM card, kindly contact any of the below details
HOW TO BLOCK WEMA BANK ATM CARD
Contact these details
HOW TO BLOCK KEYSTONE BANK ATM CARD
Contact any of these details
ATM card blocking should not be taken lightly at any point as you stand a risk of losing all your life savings. Most fraudsters will only need your card number and the card verification value to effect transactions on some websites which do not demand one time password being sent to your phone.
Raphael is a seasoned and dynamic writer, with interest in Banking, personal finance, entrepreneurial development. A councillor and motivational speaker.