SBI ATM Card Block - How To Block SBI ATM Card?

By Mayashree Acharya

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Updated on: Jan 16th, 2024

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16 min read

If you have lost your SBI ATM/debit card or if it is stolen, you must deactivate or block your ATM/debit card immediately to protect your money from misuse and fraud. Until you block your card, you should keep track of your account if there is any balance deduction. In this article, we will explain how to block SBI ATM cards through various methods.

How to Block SBI ATM Card?

You must immediately block your ATM card in case of theft or misplacement. Blocking your ATM or debit card as soon as possible will prevent financial losses. 

Someone can easily take your hard-earned money just by entering the correct PIN. SBI allows you to block your debit cards through offline and online channels to protect your money in such cases. You can block your debit card immediately via call, SMS, Yono app, customer support, etc.

How to Block SBI ATM Card by Phone Call?

You can block your ATM card easily by contacting SBI's customer care team via phone. Here are the steps:

Step 1: To block your card, call 1800-11-1109, 9449112211 or 080-26599990 from the phone number registered with the bank. 

Step 2: Once the call connects, input the right numbers to block your card or reach the customer support team. 

Step 3: Then, you have to validate your account and other details. The customer care associate may ask you about your registered email ID, date of birth, address, etc., to verify that you are the actual account owner. 

Step 4: After verification and final confirmation from your side, they will block your debit card. 

How to Block SBI ATM Card by SMS?

You can block your SBI debit card by sending a message to SBI customer care. Simply follow the given steps:

Step 1: Open the SMS app from your mobile and type this message: 

“BLOCK<space>last 4-digits of card number”

Step 2: Send the message to 5676791. You will get a confirmation message once the bank successfully blocks your debit card. 

How to Block SBI ATM Card without Card Number?

If you have forgotten your ATM card number, follow the below steps to block the card:

Step 1: Visit the SBI bank ATM card blocking page, read the instructions and click the ‘Next Step’.

SBI debit card block

Step 2: Enter your account number and registered mobile number. 

SBI card block page

Step 3: The bank will send you an OTP to verify your details. 

Step 4: Once they find that your account number and mobile are correct, all the issued cards will be displayed on the screen. 

Step 5: Select the card which is missing and click on the submit button to block it. But you cannot unblock the card online. 

How to Block SBI ATM Card without a Registered Mobile Number?

In the case you do not have a registered mobile number, you have to visit your nearest SBI bank branch to block your ATM cum debit card. Visit the branch during working hours and request the branch official to block your card. You have to provide your account details, card number, personal details, etc., to block your card. 

Bank officials may ask you for additional documents to confirm your account ownership. You should visit your home branch to get a faster solution in this matter. If required, you may apply for a new debit card. 

How to Block SBI ATM Card by Yono?

You can block your ATM card from the SBI Yono mobile application. It is the official application of SBI for your banking needs. To block your debit card, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log into the 'SBI YONO' app.

SBI Card block from YONO

Step 2: Go to the ‘Accounts’ option and go to ‘My Debit Cards’. Select your account number. The cards associated with the account will be displayed on the screen. Select the ATM card number.

SBI YONO homepage

Step 3: Then click on the ‘Block Card’ option. 

SBI YONO debit card - block card

Step 4: Select how you want to block your card– temporarily or permanently.

Step 5: Enter the OTP sent to your registered mobile number and submit it to confirm the blocking process.

How to Block SBI ATM Card Online?

SBI bank allows you to block your debit card from the Online SBI portal. Follow these simple steps to block your ATM card online:

Step 1: Log in to the Online SBI portal with your username and password.

Step 2: Go to 'Debit Card Services' under the 'e-services' option.

sbi atm card block online

Step 3: Click on the ‘ATM cum Debit Card’ option.

SBI debit card

Step 4: Click on the ‘Block ATM Card’ option.

SBI debit card block online

Step 5: Select your bank account and click ‘Continue’. You can see all the blocked and active cards on the screen. However, you will see only the first and last four digits of the cards.

Step 6: Select your card and type of blocking, i.e. temporary or permanent, and click on the submit button.

Step 7: Select the mode, i.e. ‘Using One Time Password (OTP)’ or ‘Using Profile Password’ option. Enter the OTP/Profile password and click the ‘Confirm’ button.

Step 8: On the next screen, you will get a success message with a ticket number. You may note this number for future reference.

How to Block SBI ATM Card Offline?

You can block your SBI debit card offline by visiting a nearby branch. Consult your problem with the bank official, and they will guide you on how to block the SBI ATM card. You have to carry your passbook and identity proof to complete the steps. However, this method is only applicable if you visit the branch during working hours.

How to Block SBI ATM Card Temporarily?

SBI bank also allows you to block your card temporarily. You can turn off domestic, international, ATM, POS, and e-commerce transactions of your debit card to prevent any fraudulent transactions or misuse. In case you get back your debit card, you can turn on these options to use your card. Below are the ways to block your SBI ATM card temporarily.

Via SBI Yono Lite application:

Step 1: Open the ‘SBI Yono Lite’ app and log in using your username and password.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Manage Cards’ option.

SBI YONO Lite

Step 3: Select the ‘Physical Debit Cards’ option.

SBI YONO Lite Debit Card block

Step 4: Select the ‘Manage Debit Card’ option from the given list.

SBI YONO Lite Manage card

Step 5: Select your account and select the card number.

Step 6: Turn off the domestic, international, ATM, POS, and e-commerce transactions and click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

SBI YONO Lite card use

Step 7: On the next screen, enter OTP and click on submit.

Via SBI Yono application:

Step 1: Open the ‘SBI Yono’ app and log in using MPIN.

SBI YONO

Step 2: Click on the ‘Accounts’ option available on the home screen.

SBI YONO homepage

Step 3: Now click on the ‘My Debit Cards’ option.

Step 4: Select your account and select the card number.

Step 5: Click the 'Manage Usage & Limits Card' option.

SBI YONO debit card

Step 6: Turn off the domestic, international, ATM, POS, and e-commerce transactions and click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

SBI YONO Debit card use

Step 7: On the next screen, enter OTP and click on submit.

In this way, you can take faster action. This is one of the best ways to secure your money if you have misplaced your card and not stolen by someone. 

Block SBI ATM Card Using Account Number

Go to the ATM card-blocking site of SBI and read the important guidelines about debit card blocking. Keep your registered mobile number near you, as the bank will send you an OTP for verification. Go to the next step, and type your account number, registered number and captcha code. In the last step, submit the OTP and confirm the card blocking. Note: Once you block the card online, you can not unblock it online.

Block SBI ATM Card Toll-Free

You can contact the customer support team via the toll-free numbers below to block an SBI ATM card:

  • 1800 1234
  • 1800 2100
  • 1800 11 2211
  • 1800 425 3800

The contact centre will ask you for some additional details to confirm your identity and account ownership. After final confirmation, they will block your ATM card.

Here are various methods to block an SBI ATM card. You can choose any of them as per your situation and urgency. Remember not to write or share your ATM PIN with anyone. Follow the basic safety guidelines to keep your money safe from fraudsters. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SBI ATM card blocking?

By blocking your SBI ATM card, you can prevent it from being used for further transactions. Once the card is added to the block list, it cannot be used for any transactions. It is a very helpful option in case your card is missing or stolen. Using this feature, you can safeguard your account from fraudulent activities.

How can I block my lost ATM card?

To block your lost ATM card immediately, you should contact the customer care team via call or SMS. There are multiple options to block your card through online and offline channels. You can also visit the branch and write an application to the bank manager with the required documents and proofs to block your card.

What happens after I block my SBI ATM card?

Once you block your SBI ATM card, you cannot unblock or reuse it until you file an unblocking application. Visit your home branch to unblock or apply for a new ATM card by filling out the required forms. Once they approve your request, a new card will be sent to your registered address.

Can we track lost ATM cards?

There is no option to track your lost ATM card. However, you can double-check your wallet, bags, car, lockers, etc., before you block your card. 

Can I unblock my SBI ATM card?

To unblock your SBI ATM card, reach the nearest branch and write an application. If your bank does not allow you to unblock it, you have to apply for a new card.

How can I get my lost SBI ATM card online?

You cannot get your lost SBI ATM card. However, you can apply for a replacement EMV chip debit card by visiting your home branch or through the official Internet banking portal.

How can I block my SBI card immediately?

Reach the customer support team via call (1800-11-1109, 9449112211 or 080-26599990) or the ATM card-blocking site of SBI to block your card immediately. You can also immediately block your card using the ‘Yono SBI’ app.

How long does it take to get a new SBI ATM card?

Once SBI issues your new debit card, you will get it within seven working days directly by speed post at your registered address. 

What are the reasons for blocking my SBI ATM card?

There are various situations where your bank can automatically block your debit card temporarily or permanently. Some of the main reasons are— entering the wrong ATM PIN, card expiry, fraudulent transactions, etc.

Do I need to visit my SBI branch to block my ATM card?

You can block your ATM card without visiting an SBI branch. Contact the customer support team or apply via net banking or the Yono app to block your card online.

How can I report a lost or stolen SBI ATM card?

Call the toll-free helpline (1800-11-1109, 9449112211 or 080-26599990) from your registered mobile number to report it immediately to the bank. Also, you can visit your nearest SBI branch to report it.

Can I block my SBI ATM card while I'm abroad?

Yes, you can block your SBI ATM card while you are away from India. Login to your Yono account or online banking profile to block your card.

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If your SBI ATM/debit card is stolen or lost, blocking it is crucial to prevent misuse. Learn how to block through phone call, SMS, Yono app, customer support, and offline channels. Options available even without the card number or registered mobile number. Methods include online portal, Yono app, and offline visit to nearest branch. Temporary blocking options to prevent fraudulent transactions. Multiple toll-free numbers for quick assistance.

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