How to Block/Deactivate ATM Card in Nigeria

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Hey guys, today  I’m going to teach you how to block/deactivate ATM card in Nigeria without visiting any nearest bank.

Technology has grown so big, you can now do anything in your home with your phone and I also know this is important since we live in a country where Crime rate is on the increase and bag snatchers won’t stop

Before now,  it’s advisable to visit any branch nearest to you in order to be able to block/deactivate your lost ATM card once you lost it so that someone will not use it to do any transaction without your consent.

Like i said before “before”. It’s no longer like that now.

You don’t have to worry your self visiting any bank to block your ATM.

You can now do it with your mobile phone.

You can bow block/deactivate your ATM card in 10 minutes by just texting  short SMS.

And they will block it immediately.

Is This Pattern Of Blocking ATM Legit or should I Just Visit The Nearest Bank?

Hey guys, if you’re following this blog back to back you will know i don’t share what doesn’t work.

Whatever i share here has been tested and confirmed working.

If you use this strategy you will be able to block your ATM card immediately.

Now let me show you how to block ATM card online in Nigeria in few minutes without stress.

How To Block/Deactivate Your ATM Card In Nigeria

Here is another method of deactivating ATM card in Nigeria without visiting any nearest bank.

How To Block/Deactivate Fidelity Bank ATM Card

You can block your Fidelity Bank card via Fidelity Instant (USSD) Banking. Just dial *770*911# on your registered phone and follow the prompts. When you dial the code, a list of all your active debit cards will be displayed to you and you can select which of your cards you would like to block. The process takes a very small amount of time and will not cost you a dime.

Alternatively, you can block your Fidelity Bank ATM card by contacting the Fidelity Bank customer service center via email (, or via any of its social media profiles

How To Deactivate Zenith Bank ATM Card

To block your Zenith bank ATM card using the mobile app, please login to the Zenith bank mobile banking app and follow the steps below:

Click the menu bar and select Cards and Cheques

Under TYPE select Deactivate Card 

Enter the reason and click on continue.

Should you need further assistance or clarification, please call 012787000, 014647000, 012927000 or 070ZENITHBANK.

How To Block Firts Bank ATM Card

To block their First Bank ATM cards, customers are required to contact First Bank customer care via email (, phone call or by a visit to any First Bank branch.

How To Block Access Bank ATM Card

You can block your Access Bank ATM card through the updated Access Bank mobile banking app.

How To Deactivate Keystone Bank ATM Card

A self-debit card deactivation can be carried out via the Keystone Bank Internet Banking Platform. Keystone bank also ensures that debit card blocking requests are treated promptly when received via email (

  1. How To block Sterling Bank ATM Card

You can block your Sterling Bank ATM card either via Sterling Bank internet banking or by sending an email to Sterling Bank (

How To Block/Deactivate Stanbic IBTC Bank ATM Card

You can block your Stanbic IBTC bank ATM card without going to the branch, either via USSD or via SMS.

To block your Stanbic IBTC ATM card via SMS, simply send “Blockcard NUBAN” to 30909 via your registered mobile number. Please, note that NUBAN should be replaced with the 10-digit account number linked to your card.

To block your Stanbic IBTC ATM card via Stanbic USSD banking, please follow the steps below:

Dial *909#

Choose my bank

Choose service requests

Choose block card

How To Block Union Bank ATM Card

You can block your Union bank ATM card via SMS. To do this, send “BLOCKCARD NUBAN” via SMS to 20123 using the phone number registered on your account.  Please, note that NUBAN should be replaced with the 10-digit account number linked to your card.

UBA (United Bank for Africa)

The block card feature is available on the UBA Internet Banking platform. To block your UBA ATM card via the internet banking platform, log-on to the platform and select Self service to request for your card to be blocked.

Alternatively, you can block your UBA ATM card by sending an email to UBA ( The email must contain your NUBAN account number and a message requesting that your card be blocked.

GTBank (GTB, Guaranty Trust Bank)

You can block your GTBank ATM card electronically through any of these means: via ATM terminals, Internet banking application, Mobile app, SMS banking and on the GTWorld app.

To block your ATM card through GTBank SMS banking, simply send the syntax “HOTLIST NUBAN” to 08076665555 from your registered mobile number with the bank. Please, note that NUBAN should be replaced with the 10-digit account number linked to your card.

Alternatively, you may contact GTConnect (GTBank’s fully interactive self service contact centre) on: 0700GTConnect (0700482666328), 01-4480000, 08039003900 or 08029002900 to request for your ATM card to be deactivated. At the voice prompt, press 1 then zero (0) to have your call transferred to any of GTBank’s customer service representatives.

Finally, you may also log on to your internet banking profile and follow the steps below to deactivate the card:

Click on the Cards icon and then the Card hotlist link

Select Card Number and Request Reason

Input secret question answer, click Continue and input token generated code

Click Submit 

A pop up screen confirming the deactivation of your ATM card will be displayed.


Now you have learned how to block/deactivate your ATM card online in Nigeria so you can now share the trick to your love ones.


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