We live in an era where, cashless transactions have taken over and people hardly carry cash around since you can carry your whole lifetime assets in one card. But since technology is a necessary evil, being able to carry your whole assets in one card, comes with a disadvantage. You can lose the ATM card or misplace it, thus putting your finances at risk.
So in today’s article, we are going to have a look at how to block your first bank ATM card with your phone through SMS and using the mobile application. The advantage of blocking your ATM card is that, no debit transactions will be done on your account once it gets blocked, in order to buy you enough time to go for complete termination of the card to avoid any usage that will be detrimental to your finances.
Below is a guide on How to Block Your First Bank ATM Card Using SMS and Mobile Application
The SMS procedure is very simple, all you have to do is sms BLOCK to 30012 and the ATM card will be blocked from debit transactions within 24 hours. This is not the best option to take if the ATM card was robbed off you or you are very sure it was not just misplaced but stolen by an unknown individual.
So you can try the mobile application option. Simply launch your First Mobile application on Android or iOS and select option” and then go to “Card services” and select your card type whether visa, verve etc and then click on Hotlist.
This is the fastest way of blocking your first bank ATM card if you still have your phone in your possession and wouldn’t want to take chances. Just rush to the app and Hotlist the ATM card and the thief won’t be able to use the card for any transactions till you visit the bank and make amendments.
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