Bank of Baroda is a public sector bank with headquarters in Vadodara, Gujarat. The bank was established in the year 1908 and nationalized in the year 1969. Bank of Baroda has a total of 5481 branches and 10,441 ATMs in the country. The bank also has 107 branches in 24 foreign countries. A total of 10 banks have merged with Bank of Baroda during the course of the years starting 1958. BOB was ranked 1145 on the Forbes Global 2000 list in the year 2017.
Steps To Block Bank of Baroda (BOB) ATM Debit Card
Bank of Baroda issues ATM/Debit cards to customers having self-operated current, savings and overdraft accounts. In case of joint accounts, the card can be issued to one or all the account holders. A single card can be linked with a maximum of nine cards. No charges are levied for issuing debit cards in Bank of Baroda. The bank charges a fee of Rs 200/+ Service Tax to issue a new debit card in the event of damage or loss. The various courses of actions to block the BOB ATM/Debit card have been detailed here.
Block Bank of Baroda (BOB) ATM Debit Card By Calling Customer Care
The customers of BOB can get their ATM/Debit cards blocked by dialing the customer care of the bank. The customer care executive, first of all, asks some security-related questions to the customer regarding his/her card and then block the card immediately. The toll-free customer care numbers are as follows.
These numbers are active 24*7. Thus customers can get their cards blocked at any time of the day or night.
Block Bank of Baroda (BOB) ATM Debit Card By Visiting the Branch
The customer can visit the Bank of Baroda branch where he/she is maintaining the account. The customer simply needs to inform the concerned officials about the loss of the card. The card would be blocked instantly.
In the event of losing the BOB ATM/Debit card, the customer can use any of the two above mentioned methods to get the card blocked to prevent illegal transactions. However, it is recommended that the customers first contact the customer care to get their card unblocked. If customer care fails to resolve the issue, then it becomes imperative to visit the home branch.
What to do if the Card is Blocked Accidentally?
The ATM/Debit card can get blocked due to entering of wrong password or any other problem. The BOB card gets unblocked automatically after 24 hours. Thus, the customer does not have to do anything to get it unlocked. However, if the card fails to get activated after 24 hours, the customer can call the toll free numbers that have been mentioned before in the article.
Follow the steps as instructed by the customer care executive to get the card unblocked. An email can also be sent to the home branch to know why the card has not been unblocked and the steps to redeem it. The customer can also opt to visit the home branch with an application to unblock the card. The same would be done immediately.