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HOW To Block ATM/Debit Card for Indian Banks Online or Offline


These slick plastic cards might look like a simple card but they pack a lot of things in that small CHIP you might have seen stitched on your card. Well now these days ATM cum Debit Cards has become an important thing for everyone to carry with them. As you can easily withdraw money or even transact using them, has made our money spending much more easier and secure.
But many times there are cases like you loose your debit card or even someone steals it and there is chance of bank fraud and money transaction happening without your consent, in that case you only have the option to block your debit cum ATM card and stay safe on your side. Next you can easily get a new card issued.

How to Block Debit cum ATM Card from Different Banks in India Offline and Online

#1. State Bank of India

If you are using State Bank of India Debit Card or ATM Card and you lost it recently then blocking it is quiet an easy process. You can do this either online or offline.
  • Online Method – for blocking your state bank of India debit card online you can need to visit their Online Portal and follow all the steps to block your debit card.
  • Offline Method – for blocking your card offline, you can dial1800112211 from your phone and verify your identity and then get your card blocked easily.

#2. Bank of India

There is no online method right now available for Bank of India but there is a number for offline blocking.
  • Offline Method – dial 18004251112 from your phone and verify your identity to block your card easily.

#3. Bank of Maharashtra

If you were using Bank of Maharashtra’s debit card and you lost it recently then you can block it offline, well right now even they do not have an online method for blocking the card.
  • Offline Method – you can block your bank of Maharashtra debit or ATM card by dialing any of the two numbers 18002334526 or18001022636

#4. Federal Bank

If you want to block Federal Bank’s debit or ATM card then you need to install their mobile application.
  • Online Method – install Federal Bank’s mobile application and then navigate to Menu > Self Service > Block Debit Card. This will allow you to block your Debit cum ATM card easily.
  • Offline Method – you can dial 18004251199 or 18004201199from your phone, verify your identity and block your card. You can even send a message from your registered mobile number Type “Block<space>Last 4 digit of Debit Card” and send this to5676762 or 9895088888

#5. HDFC Bank

A very popular private bank in India and certainly if you have lost card from this bank then luckily you have both the options either Online or Offline to block your Debit cum ATM Card.
  • Online Option – visit HDFC Netbanking Online Portal and Sign-In, now navigate to Cards > Debit Card, now under Hotlisting option choose your card and block it easily.
  • Offline Method – you need to dial the HDFC phone banking number for your location, you can get the number from here. After dialing verify your identity and get your card blocked.

#6. Punjab National Bank

Another popular government bank and if you are it card holder then below are the methods you can use to get your card blocked easily.
  • Online Method – you can login to your PNB Internet Banking Portaland navigate to Personal Settings > ATM Hotlisting, select your Acc. No and select your card, now block it easily.
  • Offline Method - You need to dial 18001802222 or 18001032222from your registered phone number and verify your identity to get your card blocked, you can even send an SMS typeHOT<space>Card Number and send this message to 5607040 from your registered phone number.

#7. Canara Bank

Canara Bank another good bank but I guess it's not a government bank but many people are using it for their day to day use now if you are the one who is using the Canara Bank debit card or ATM card and you have lost it recently then we have a simple way to get your card blocked easily.
  • Offline Method – Right now there's no online method available for Canara bank but there is a number 18004250018 which you can dial and verify your identity to get your card blocked you can even send an SMS type hotlistDC<space>cardnumber and send this to5607060.

#8. ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank I hope I do not have to give any introduction about this Bank as it's a very popular private bank in the banking sector provides faster services and increased charges on any sorts of transactions :p well if you're using ICICI bank debit/ATM card and you lost it recently then we have a simple way to get your card blocked.
  • Offline Method - for this Bank also online method is not available right now but you can dial +912233667777 from your phone verify your identity and get your card blocked.

#9. Vijaya Bank

Not so popular Bank but I guess some of you might be having an account in Vijaya Bank so if you lost your debit card below is the process to block it easily.
  • Online Method – you can contact them via Email compose an email to debitcard@vijayabank.co.in and you can tell them about your lost card, do not disclose any password, just few details like when you lost and card numbers.
  • Offline Method – You can dial few numbers and verify your identity to get your card blocked, you can dial 18004259992 or18004255885 or 1800425406.

#10. South Indian Bank

If you lost your card for South Indian Bank then they have a few phone numbers we can try to get your card blocked easily.
  • Offline Method – You can dial +914843939345 or+914842771343 or +919446475458 from your phone, get yourself verified and then block your card easily.

#11. Yes Bank

This bank is considered to provide the maximum percentage of interest on your fixed deposit and it's quite popular bank and luckily if you using debit card from this bank and you lost it recently then we have a single method which is offline toll-free number they have provided by which you can get your card blocked easily.
  • Offline Method – for Indian accounts dial 18002000 this is a toll-free number for India, if you are calling from outside India dial+912230993600

#12. AXIS Bank

Another very popular private bank in the banking sector so if you are using debit card from Axis bank and you lost it then luckily they have 2 options you can use to get your card blocked.
  • Online Method - you need to login to your Axis Bank Internet banking account and then select block card under the Debit Card section.
  • Offline Method - If you're not able to login to your Axis Bank Internet banking account then they have offline numbers which you can dial and get your card blocked easily you need to dial+912267987700 or you can send a SMS typeBlockcard<space>last 4 digits of your debit card number and send this message to 5676782 or 9717000002

#13. Kotak Bank

I hope you have heard about this bank it's not a very old bank but still quite a popular Bank so if you were using debit card from this bank and you lost it and you want to block your card, then they have two options either online or offline.
  • Online Method - for blocking your  debit card from Kotak Bank you need to login to your Kotak mobile/netbanking and Raise a service request from Banking > Service Request.
  • Offline Method - you can dial 18602662666 from your phone and verify your identity to get your debit card or ATM card blocked easily.

#14. Indian Bank

If you lost a debit card from Indian Bank then check below 2 methods to get it blocked easily.
  • Online Method - you can email them atatmhotlist@indianbank.co.in and send them all the details, do not disclose password or anything confidential just ask them that you lost your debit card and what's the next step to perform to get it blocked.
  • Offline Method - if you just want to call them and get your card blocked then they have few phone number’s you can dial04425260335 or 04425251185 or 04425222841 or04425210338 or you can even dial a toll-free number180042500000

#15. Allahabad Bank

For Allahabad Bank we are not having any online method but there is a single number which you can dial check below.
  • Offline Method - you can dial 1800220363 from your phone, verify your identity and get your card blocked easily.

#16. Andhra Bank

Andhra Bank also provides two options online and offline for getting your card blocked.
  • Online Method - you can email them at dit-atmmonitoring@andhrabank.co.in
  • Offline Method - you can dial 04023122693 or 23122703 or they even have a toll free number 18004252910

#17. Karnataka Bank

Karnataka Bank does not provide any online method but by phone you can dial a number and get your card blocked.
  • Offline Method - you can dial 1800425144 or 08022021500 from your phone, verify your identity and get your card blocked easily.

#18. Corporation Bank

We are not having any online method for Corporation Bank right now but we have a number which you can dial, which will help you in getting your Debit Card/ATM Card blocked.
  • Offline Method – for getting your debit card blocked you can dial their toll-free number 18004252407 or 080 26600587 or26602500 if you want to get your credit card blocked you can dial toll-free number 1800226606 or 02240426009

#19. IDBI Bank

For this bank also we're not having any online method but we have few numbers and SMS system which you can use to get your card blocked easily.
  • Offline Method - we can dial a toll-free number 1800226999 and verify your identity and get your card blocked, you can also send message type Block<space>customerID<space>cardnumber and send this message to 5676777

#20. Nanital Bank

If you are debit card holder for this bank and you lost it then I am afraid to say that there is no online method right now to get your card blocked but certainly we have an offline method and its working quite fine, so check it below.
  • Offline Method - you can dial 1800180031 from your phone get your identity verified and get your card blocked easily you can even send an SMS you can type NTBL<space>ATMBlock<space>13 digit account number and send this message to 56363

So guys this ends another awesome informative post on blocking your debit card or ATM card for any Indian bank via online or offline methods. Well I have tried to cover maximum banks, if you know any other bank that is quiet popular and I missed mentioning that the you can comment below, I will for sure try to add that bank in the list above, have fun and enjoy.