Andhra Bank is a public sector bank which was founded in the year 1923.The bank is present in 25 states and three union territories of India. Andhra Bank has a network of 2803 branches, 3636 ATMs, 38 satellite offices and 4 extension counters.
Andhra Bank ATM/Debit cards are valid for a time period of 10 years. Customers having savings or current accounts in the bank are eligible for an ATM card. Five accounts under the category of both current and savings can be linked with the ATM card. The customer can choose to operate any of the linked account. Transactions conducted on ATMs of other banks are charged according to VISA regulations. In case of shared bank ATMs, the charges are according to Andhra Bank and the partner bank’s policies.Account holders of Andhra Bank who want to block/unblock their ATM debit cards can easily achieve it by following some simple steps.
Send an email
Customers wanting to block their debit cards can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The card would be blocked instantly by the bank. This is a simple method of getting the card blocked.
Use SMS facility
Andhra Bank also offers SMS service to its customers for blocking the ATM card. You need to follow some easy steps to complete the process.
- Type CARDBLOCK <SPACE> XXXX. XXXX stands for the last 4 digits of your account number.
- Send the SMS to 56161.
This is another convenient method of blocking the ATM/Debit card by simply sending an SMS. The card would be blocked instantly without any hassles.
Call customer care
The customers can also contact the Andhra Bank Customer Care executives and request them to block the ATM/Debit card. The helpline number is 1800-425-1515. The customer care executive would instantly act upon your request and block the card.
Visit the bank branch
Customers who are not able to block their cards using the above mentioned methods or face some issues with the blocking process can visit their home branch and contact the bank officials. The concerned bank officials help in resolving the issues and block the card instantly.
ATM/Debit card must be blocked without delay if you lose or misplace it because there is a risk of it falling into the hands of wrong people who may use the card to rob the account. Thus, you must immediately employ any of the above mentioned methods to block your card. The SMS method is the most widely used and recommended course of action for blocking ATM.
Andhra Bank ATM/Debit card gets blocked automatically if you do no enter the correct PIN in three attempts. In such a case, the card remains blocked for 24 hours and is reset after this time period. If the card is not unblocked even after 24 hours, the customer can call the toll free number 1800-425-1515.
The customer should remember the pin at all times because it is not advisable to write down the pin number. It must be entered correctly to avoid blocking.