With your debit card number and your three-digit CVV code, anyone can use your card for transactions, and in some cases, they don’t even need to verify the transaction using your phone number. The point of saying this is to show that you should always consider blocking your ATM card as soon as you misplace it.
While some people are willing to block their debit cards, the will alone isn’t enough to complete the process. You must also take active steps to ensure that the card no longer works, blocking any attempt to use the money from the card without authorization.
In this article, I’ll show you how to block UBA ATM cards the easy way. It doesn’t matter if you’re near a UBA branch or not, you’ll always find a way to block the card in this article. The more services you use from the bank, the easier it is to effect a block.
How to Block UBA ATM Card
There are several ways to block your UBA debit or credit card when you lose or misplace it. Using the steps in this guide, you should be able to effect the block on your card within a couple of minutes. Note that a speedy block is necessary to outsmart anyone that might want to use your card illegitimately.
The options open to you with regards to blocking the card include the USSD option, which is the most recommended. Alternatively, you can use internet banking or by calling UBA customer support. It doesn’t matter what method you use as long as your card stops working in the end.
With that said, here are the different ways to block a UBA ATM card without ever having to visit a bank branch. If you’re willing to appear physically at a UBA branch, however, it’s also an effective way to block your card, even if it’s not as quick as the above methods.
How to Block UBA ATM Card with USSD Code
The best way to block your UBA ATM card is by using the USSD code that the bank specifically provides for this purpose. You can always use the USSD code option as long as you can access the phone number connected to the UBA account.
If you lost your phone along with the debit card, you can also block the card by entering the USSD code from someone else’s device. However, you’ll have to go through a thorough identity verification process that makes the process significantly more demanding than blocking it from your number.
As soon as you notice that your UBA ATM card is at the risk of a compromise, quickly dial *919*911# to block your debit card. If it’s the same number you used while registering your account, you’ll only have to confirm that you indeed intend to block your ATM card.
However, if you’re entering the USSD code from another device, you’ll have to go through a longer process. Firstly, you’ll have to enter your 10-digit NUBAN UBA account number to connect your account. Then, you’ll have to verify that you’re the real owner of the account before you can proceed with the block.
In the case of any emergency, you should always attempt the USSD option first. It’s the quickest way to block your ATM card and it works from any device, with or without an internet connection. What’s more, UBA won’t charge you anything to help deactivate your account in this manner.
If you can’t possibly use the USSD blocking option for some reason, there are other ways to block your UBA ATM card easily. Read on to see the other methods recommended in this article.
How to Block My UBA ATM Card on Mobile App
If you can still access your mobile app, you can easily block your ATM card through the self-service options. You can download the UBA mobile app from Google Play Store for Android phones or the App Store for iPhones.
Before continuing, it’s crucial to note that you can only block your card through the app if you have an account already, as you need your debit card to sign up for an account on the mobile app.
If you have the app already, here’s how to block UBA ATM card on the mobile app.
- Log into the UBA mobile app using the correct details and complete any requisite authentication.
- After logging in, choose Self-Service from the menu and choose to block your card.
- Confirm your action as required to block the card completely.
How to Block UBA ATM Card Using UBA Internet Banking
If you carry out most of your banking transactions via UBA Internet Banking. The internet banking platform allows you to carry out most banking-related activities from any device with an internet connection. One of the functions available on the platform by default is the ATM blocking feature, quite predictably.
Before proceeding with this option, you must already be an active user of the internet banking feature. You can’t simply sign up on the website after you’ve lost your card for the sole purpose of blocking it: it doesn’t work that way.
If you already use internet banking, here are the ways to block your UBA ATM card from the platform.
- Log in with your internet banking details on the UBA internet banking platform from ubagroup.com/internet-banking.
- Select the Self-Service option to come up with a list of functions that allow you to make modifications to your UBA account, including your linked debit cards.
- Find and select the option to block your card. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
The internet banking option is only recommended when there are no other options. A scenario I can easily spin off the top of my head is when you’re locked in a room with your computer and a router and no phones around. Since that rarely happens, you may never have to block your UBA ATM card using the internet banking portal.
How Can I Block My UBA ATM Card Online?
You can block your UBA ATM card online using the UBA internet banking portal. The link to the portal is available in the preceding section and it works on any device with an internet connection. However, the USSD option is much quicker.
What Is the Code to Block ATM Card UBA?
The USSD code for blocking a UBA ATM card is *919*911#. For simplicity, consider entering this USSD code only from the number connected to your UBA account, but it works fine otherwise.
When you lose your card, the first thing you should consider doing is blocking it from working. Otherwise, you stand the chance of losing every kobo on your account, since anyone can easily use your card for unauthorized transactions.
This article has already explained the two methods you’re likely to use in any case. If both of them don’t seem feasible to you, you may want to consider calling the UBA customer care number. You can also email UBA at [email protected] or DM them on Twitter at @UBACares.
Whatever you do, the only necessary part is to ensure that you block your ATM card successfully. Kindly share this post with your friends to help them if they ever face a similar scenario, and follow me on Twitter at @RajiORidwan.