How To Block/Unblock Central Bank of India (CBI) ATM Debit Card

The Central Bank of India has the distinction of being the first Indian owned and managed bank even before Independence. The bank was established in the year 1911 and it is one of the oldest and largest commercial banks in India. It is owned by the government and has about 4730 branches spread across 27 states and 3 union territories. They are known for their quality services and banking products

Types of Central Bank of India (CBI) ATM Debit Card

The types of Debit cards offered by the Central Bank of India include

  • Shopping cum debit card
  • Wonder debit card
  • Rupay Debit Card
  • Platinum Debit Card
  • Platinum Rupay Debit Card
  • NexGen Debit Card

4 Steps To Block Central Bank of India ATM Debit Card

The debit card may be blocked by the bank if you enter the wrong pin for three consecutive times. This is a part of the security measures taken by the bank. IIt will get unblocked after 24 hours and you may use the debit card and set the new pin using the change password option in the menu.

The second reason could be because you have lost your card or if the card has been stolen along with your wallet. In which case you will have to request the bank to block the ATM card. The process of blocking the card can be done by 4 methods.

Block Central Bank of India ATM Debit Card Through SMS

In order to block the Central Bank of India card through SMS, there are two methods

  • If you remember the card number- SMS Lost <space> card no. to 9967533228 from the mobile number that has been registered with the bank.
  • If you do not remember the card number- SMS Lost<space> Account No to 9967533228 from the mobile number registered with the bank

The card will be blocked and this will prevent the performance of any transaction to be made using the card.

Block Central Bank of India ATM Debit Card Through Email

Another method to block the ATM card in case you have lost it or it is stolen is through email

You can send an email to the customer care department of the Central Bank of India. The email Id isdebitcard_os@centralbank.co.in/debitcard@centralbank.co.in/sm4atm@centralbank.co.in

Block  Central Bank of India ATM Debit Card By Calling the Customer Care

You can block the debit card in case you have lost it or if it is stolen by calling the following three numbers

1800 200 1911. This service is available 24 X7 and is toll-free

Calls that will be charged – 022-49197319, 022-49197320, 022-49197321, 022-49197322.

Block Central Bank of India ATM Debit Card By Visiting the Branch

If by chance, you are not able to block the card using these methods, you will have to visit the Central Bank of India Home branch to get it blocked.

How to Unblock Central Bank of India ATM Debit Card?

It varies from bank to bank. The simplest one being visiting the home branch and giving the requisition letter for the same. Another method is to avail the services of customer care through email or phone. however, the card that has been blocked due to the wrong pin number will get unblocked without any action after a period of 24 hours.

8 thoughts on “How To Block/Unblock Central Bank of India (CBI) ATM Debit Card

  1. My atm card is blocked by entering wrong pin thrice. After 24 hours I went to CBI branch checked it, again it was showing blocked. Sir please show a way how to restart it again if pin is changed I can’t bother about that. But I need to work that.

    1. You need to wait for atleast 48 hours instead of 24 hours for the atm/debit card to get activated again automatically.

  2. Comment Text*My atm card is blocked by entering wrong pin thrice. After 24 hours I went to CBI branch checked it, again it was showing blocked. Sir please show a way how to restart it again if pin is changed I can’t bother about that. But I need to work that.

  3. My father’s ATM was lost then i requested to block it but luckily it was recovered in the house so my father wants to resume the card service kindly suggest the procedure to unblock

    1. My ATM was lost then i requested to block it but luckily it was recovered in the house so I wants to resume the card service kindly suggest the procedure to unblock?

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