SBI Credit Card Block - How To Block SBI Credit Card?

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Jan 16th, 2024


11 min read

With SBI credit cards, you can enjoy innumerable offers and benefits on your credit card purchases. However, losing them can hurt your credit score significantly if you do not report the loss or pay its dues on time. 

State Bank of India provides multiple methods to report the loss or theft of your credit card and block the same without visiting the bank. 

Keep reading to know the steps to report and block SBI credit cards via different modes.  

How to Block SBI Credit Card Permanently?

You can follow the methods below to block SBI credit cards permanently

  • Consider visiting the official portal of SBI credit cards and logging in for credit card blocking. 
  • Open SBI’s mobile app ‘YONO’, and navigate to the ‘Block Credit Card’ option to close your credit card permanently. 
  • Drop an SMS to 5676791 and type ‘BLOCK XXXX’ (XXXX is the last four digits of your credit card number) from your registered mobile number. 
  • Call the 24X7 helpline number 39-020202 or call the toll-free number 1860-180-1290 to register your request. 

How to Block SBI Credit Cards Online Through Net Banking?

To block SBI credit cards online, follow these quick and simple steps below: 

Step 1: Open the official SBI Credit Card portal

Step 2: Log in to your account using your credentials, like your mobile number or login ID and password. 

Step 3: Go to Services tab. 

Step 4: Navigate to the option - ‘Block Lost/Stolen Card’. 

Step 5: If you have more than one active credit card, choose the card number that you want to block. 

Step 6: Review the details you entered and click ‘Submit’ to send your SBI credit card blocking request. 

How to Block SBI Credit Card by SMS?

Follow the steps below to block SBI credit cards via SMS

Step 1: Open a new message on your phone. 

Step 2: Type ‘BLOCK XXXX’ (XXXX is the last four digits of your credit card number).

Step 3: Send the SMS from your registered mobile number to 5676791.

How to Block SBI Credit Card through App?

Follow the steps below to block your SBI credit card through the SBI mobile app

Step 1: Open the ‘SBI YONO’ app on your mobile and sign in with your MPIN. 

Step 2: Click on the ‘Accounts’ tab on the homepage. 

Step 3: Click on ‘My Credit Cards’ from the options available at the top of the screen. 

Step 4: Next, click on ‘Block Card’ option located at the bottom of the screen.

Step 5: Choose the card number you want to block and click submit. 

How to Block SBI Credit Card by Phone Call?

Besides SMS and apps, you can also block SBI credit cards with the bank’s helpline number. To block your SBI credit card by a phone call, you can follow the steps below: 

Step 1: Call the toll-free number 1860-180-1290 or SBI's helpline number 39-020202. 

Step 2: Dial the required digit to select your preferred language. 

Step 3: Follow the instructions by IVR to register your blocking request. 

Step 4: Dial 2 to report instances of lost or stolen credit cards. 

After successfully registering this request, your credit card will be immediately blocked. You will also receive an SMS on your registered mobile number to notify you of the same. 

How to Block SBI Credit Card International Transactions?

In case you lose your SBI credit card while travelling abroad, you can report this loss with SBI’s country-specific Visa helpline number. The helpline numbers are as follows.

  • Australia: 1800-012-473
  • Japan: 006-633-812-439
  • USA: 1866-328-4209
  • UK: 808-101-7633
  • Bahrain: 80-801-724
  • Netherlands: 800-022-3031
  • New Zealand: 800-449-909
  • Belgium: 80-076-562
  • Oman: 800-757-92
  • Qatar: 00800-100-157
  • Canada: 1866-3284-209
  • France: 800-740-849
  • Russia: 810-800-293-010-12
  • Hong Kong: 800-932-045
  • Saudi Arabia: 800-814-4209
  • South Africa: 800-982-360
  •  Italy: 800-789-407
  • UAE: 800-091-190-05

You can follow the steps mentioned above to report any kind of loss or damage to your credit card. The methods mentioned above will help block SBI credit cards and protect your credit account from any kind of misuse immediately. 
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Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if my card is blocked or not?

You will receive a notification on your registered mobile number and email address regarding the blocked status of your credit card. You cannot conduct any online transactions using your credit card. Also, you can connect with the customer care number of your bank to know whether your credit card is blocked or not. 

When can I receive my reissued or replaced SBI credit card?

After placing a request for a reissued or replaced credit card, you will receive the new SBI credit card after 7 working days. 

Is there a fee for replacing or reissuing a credit card?

You would have to pay a replacement charge of Rs.100 + taxes to replace or reissue your credit card. 

Will the blocking of an SBI credit card lead to the closure of credit card accounts?

Blocking will prevent you or anyone from conducting any transaction using an SBI credit card but will not close your existing credit card accounts. 

Can I reactivate/unblock my blocked SBI credit card?

You can reactivate or unblock your blocked SBI credit cards by placing a request within three months of blocking the credit card. 

Is my SBI account number and SBI credit card number the same?

Your SBI account number will be different from your SBI credit card number.

I found my lost SBI credit card. Can I unblock it?

Yes, you can place a request to unblock your credit card within 3 months of blocking it. 

How to block SBI credit cards via IVR?

Call the SBI toll-free number, 1860-180-1290 or the helpline number 39-020202, to block your credit card with IVR. 

My SBI credit card is blocked. What can be the reason?

SBI can block your credit card on grounds of overutilisation of your credit card, irregular payments involving defaults of consecutive 3-6 repayments, and suspicious activities on your credit card. 

My SBI credit card is blocked. Will it affect my CIBIL score?

Circumstances that lead to the blocking of credit cards, like irregular payments or stolen credit cards, can drop your score. However, you can increase this score by repaying your dues regularly. 

How to block SBI credit cards via SBI mobile banking?

Open the SBI YONO mobile banking app and sign in using MPIN. Locate the Accounts icon and tap on it. Click on the ‘Credit Card’ option and then on ‘Block Card’. Finally, choose or enter the card number you plan to block, review the entered information and click submit.  

How will I be notified by SBI Card if I fail to clear my due payments before initiating cancellation?

As you initiate the cancellation process to close your SBI credit card, the bank will let you know about your outstanding dues. You must repay the same to go ahead with the cancellation process. 

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