How to block ATM cards in Nigeria after loss or theft


In this post, you will learn how to use code to block your ATM card for any bank in Nigeria after you’ve lost your card or it got stolen. One advantage of this post is that it will help you make this block on your card immediately and from the comfort of your home without having to go to bank.

This is because if your card gets stolen or lost during the weekend you can’t go to the bank you have to wait till Monday and in a matter of minutes or hours your phones can be withdrawn immediately if you are not Swift about it.

You’re probably on this page because you’ve lost your bank ATM card oe It got stolen from you. You did the right thing by looking for a very fast and effective solution before it gets too late.

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I’m sorry something bad like this happened to you but it can be prevented, all you need to do is to follow the guidelines on this post regarding how to block a time card for different banks in Nigeria.
Security is very crucial especially that of financial information and transactions. In Nigeria lots of people get debited unnecessarily once you lose any important discrete financial information.

That is why you have to protect your credit card at all cost this is because if it gets stolen or lost, someone might easily access your account using your ATM card. Gone are the days when you have to wait till you go to the bank before you block your ATM card after It got lost or stolen.

In this post, I will have to explain to you how you can easily block your ATM card without having to go to the bank during workdays.

You just don’t have to be careless with how you keep your ATM card next time if you lost it in the first place. this is because there has been an increase in the rate of theft and financial crime recently.
Follow the steps below;

Blocking first Bank ATM card

The procedure to block your ATM card from first bank is very easy since it using Interswitch you can do it from home without having to go to the bank and file a complaint.

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All you need to do to block your first bank credit card on your phone is by putting the sim that is registered while opening the account with the first bank then send a text message – BLOCK to 30012. In just 24 hours you’ll receive a notification that your ATM card has been blocked and you can’t use it to make withdrawal or payment anymore.

what you need to do to be able to make a withdrawal using ATM machines is to go to the bank branch close to you and apply for a new ATM card.

Blocking GTB ATM card

I’ll give you the code to block the guaranty trust Bank ATM card if it got lost or stolen. Because GTB bank have adapted fully to latest technological trends there are many ways to block your card without going to the bank.


You can block your ATM card using internet banking application, SMS banking, mobile app, ATM terminals, or using GT world application.

If you want to block your ATM card using the SMS option then send HOTLIST NUBAN to 08076665555. Though, you have to do this using the mobile number that is registered with the bank.

Then replace NUBAN using your account number that is linked to the ATM card.
There are also some GTbank customer care lines that you can easily access to help you in quick services like deactivation of ATM cards;
0700GTConnect (0700482666328),
08039003900 or 08029002900
You can also use the following steps to quickly fix it;
Click on the Cards icon
click on the Card hotlist link
Select Card Number
select Request Reason
Input your secret question answer.
Now click Continue
input token generated code after that
Click Submit.

Blocking fidelity ATM card

The process for you to block your fidelity ATM card when it gets lost or stolen is very simple. here’s what you need to do, dial this code (*770*911) on the phone line you registered with fidelity bank. Follow the instructions and you will find the list of the different ATM cards you have connected to your bank account displayed on the screen, select the one you want to block. If you don’t want to use the code there is another option, you just have to contact fidelity bank using any of these emails; and

Blocking zenith bank ATM card

If you would like to block your ATM card which you were using for zenith account before I got lost or stolen then you will have to follow these processes but before then you have to go to Google play store and download zenith mobile app.
Log in to the app
Click on menu bar
select Cards and Cheques.
Select Deactivate Card under Type
enter a reason.
Now click on continue.

In case you have any emergency or inquiries you can reach zenith customer care using the following lines; 012787000, 014647000, and 012927000.

Blocking access Bank ATM card

If your credit card with access bank card stolen and you want to block it before you start receiving debit alerts then you should call this customer care line (1.800.558.3424) to block this card immediately.
Another good option for you to easily block access Bank ATM card is using the mobile app.

Blocking Stanbic Ibtc bank ATM card

you can easily block these banks ATM card without going to the bank on weekdays all you need to do is dial *909#. After you’ve done that select my bank, choose your service request, select block card.

Another simpler option for you to block your ATM card is through SMS. Send BLOCK CARD NUBAN to 30909 using the mobile number you registered with the bank. The next thing you should do is to use your account number to replace NUBAN.

Blocking Sterling bank ATM card

What you should do to block your ATM card with sterling Bank after It got lost used to call them using this customer care line 070078375464 or reach them via this email
the below listed at the social media handles where you can easily report a case of stolen or lost ATM card.


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