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How to Block Bandhan Bank ATM Card?

Bandhan Bank is one of the many banks that are operating in the Indian banking sector. This bank is headquartered in Kolkata, West Bengal. Currently, this bank has more than 4500 banking outlets across our country. This guide is for those people who have lost their ATM Card and want to block the same.

The process of blocking Bandhan Bank ATM card is very simple and at the end of this article, you will be able to block your card successfully. If you have lost your card then you should block the card immediately without any delay. Because if you don’t block the card then your Bandhan Bank balance will be in danger.

To avoid the loss of money due to unauthorized usage you should take immediate actions as soon as you realize that you have lost the card. Basically there are 2 methods that can be used by the account holders of the bank. And I have explained both the methods in this guide.

Methods to Block Bandhan Bank ATM Card

Block Bandhan Bank ATM Card

Almost all the banks that are operating in India offer the feature to block the card by sending an SMS. But sadly this feature is not available in the case of Bandhan Bank. So we have to rely on the other methods only. I just read the official website of the bank and I did not find any of the keywords mentioned to block the card.

I hope Bandhan Bank will add this feature to their SMS banking soon. You can have a look at the current SMS banking features of the Bandhan Bank in the screenshot below. Currently, the keywords are available to check balance, mini statement, request cheque book, and stop the cheque payment.

Bandhan Bank SMS Banking Keywords

But you don’t have to worry because I have got you covered. I have found 2 other ways to block Bandhan Bank ATM Card. The first method is by calling the customer care of the bank. And the second method is by personally visiting your home branch.

Calling Customer Care

Steps to Block Bandhan Bank Debit Card by Calling Customer Care:
  1. Call the customer care of the bank on their toll-free number: 18002588181.
  2. Select the language in which you would like to interact. (Press 1 for English, Press 2 for Hindi, Press 3 for Bengali)
  3. Press 1 to report lost or stolen ATM Card.
  4. From the next menu Press 1 to permanently block your lost card or Press 2 to block the card temporarily.
  5. Your card will be blocked as per your choice. (Permanently or Temporarily)

Visiting Home Branch

Steps to Block Bandhan Bank Debit Card by Visiting Home Branch:
  1. Visit the home branch of your Bandhan Bank from where you manage your bank account.
  2. Find the counter dealing with the ATM Card or Debit Card services.
  3. Tell the bank official in the counter that you have lost your card.
  4. The bank official will help you out to block the card instantly.

Conclusion

You can even block the card for a temporary period of time and later you can unblock the same. But if you feel you will never get back your card then you should block it permanently. And make sure that you never share your details like username, password, ATM PIN number, and OTP with anyone.