How to block zenith bank atm card

How to block zenith bank atm card

Have you been in a situation where you need to block your Zenith bank ATM card because you were scared of fraudsters gaining access to your account? If your answer to this question is yes, we have an available solution as this article will give you the various methods on how you can block your Zenith Bank ATM card.

Zenith bank is a financial institution that offers financial services in anglophone West Africa as well as in Nigeria they are licensed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and have shareholders equity of 854 million dollars, their growth has massively increased over the years.

Zenith bank offers various options of debit cards which are verve, Visa, and Mastercard but with the below steps about to be revealed you can use it to block your ATM card it doesn’t matter what type.

The master and Visa debit cards provide call customers with twenty-four hours of access to their savings or current account.

This ATM card can be utilized to carry out different transactions on the POS or the web for online purchases or on any automated teller machine anywhere and anytime.

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Why you should block your zenith bank ATM card

You might have been wondering what are the reasons that will lead an individual to block his or her debit card.

Various reasons may push an individual to block the atm card. Below are some of the reasons out of the many reasons

  • If your ATM card details were inserted on a site you’re not comfortable with
  • If you feel your card is being accessed by an unauthorized person
  • In case of theft or loss of the card

Zenith bank has made blocking of ATM cards very easy such that you can perform this action just by using your mobile phone or your smartphone with or without an internet connection

Methods of blocking ATM card

  • Via ussd code
  • Via mobile app
  • Via customer service

How to block zenith bank ATM card using mobile app

You can block your Zenith Bank ATM card using your smartphone if you have one and if you don’t have, there’s no need to panic we still have options for mobile phone users

To achieve the above all you have to do is follow these guidelines and in no time you’ll be done blocking your ATM card.

But before then you must have registered on the Zenith bank application before you can access these services

  1.  Firstly download the Zenith mobile app on the Play Store for Android users or the Apple store for iPhone users
  2. Make sure to sign up and register on the app that is if you’ve not registered before
  3.  Tap on the menu icon on the top left corner
  4. Click on the card option
  5.  Switch to deactivate your ATM card without stress

Blocking Zenith bank ATM card using the USSD code

This method is way faster and doesn’t consume time you don’t need a smartphone or internet connection to do this your mobile phone can do the magic

  • Dial the Zenith bank unique code *967*60#
  • Input the number 6
  • Follow the prompt

It is easier than you expected, right? if after blocking your ATM card you’re still not comfortable and still feel your account is being accessed by unauthorized persons you can temporarily suspend any form of debit transaction on your account using this guideline

If after blocking your Zenith Bank ATM card you’re still feel unauthorized transaction may occur it is advisable to block the account totally and then visit any nearest zenith bank branch to make verification and also unblock the account

  • Dial *966*911# from your mobile or smartphone
  • Put your account number in the space provided
  • Input your alerts mobile number
  • Press one to temporarily suspend your account

The advantages of using the USSD code to block the Zenith Bank ATM are that it stops and prevents unauthorized transactions on your account and prevent any form of debit transaction

Block your zenith bank ATM card by contacting customer care

There are a few other ways you can contact customer care representatives of the bank, it can be by calling them directly or sending a direct message on their social media handles, or visiting their official website.

Official zenith bank telephone numbers

  • 0700-ZENITH-BANK
  • ZenithDirect: 234(1) 4647000, 2787000, 2927000
  • 0700-ATM-ZENITH,
  • ATM Unit: 0700-286-936484
  • 0700-CARD-ZENITH (Highly recommended)
  • CARD Unit: 0700-2273-936484,
  • Fax: 234(1) 2618212

Zenith bank official social media pages:

Apart from all these methods listed, once you log on to their official website you can chat with an agent directly and state your problem as it concerns blocking your Zenith Bank ATM card.

Zenith bank also made provision for a form known as the card amendment form you can then download this form and return it.

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Conclusion

Finally, with all these guidelines stated above, you can successfully block your Zenith Bank ATM card whenever you feel your account has been tampered with using the card.

Because of the society we live in today, there are a lot of fraudsters waiting outside to get the necessary information on your card to utilize it for their fraudulent acts.

It is advisable to always be careful in the way you handle your debit card to avoid unnecessary and illegal deductions from your account

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