How to block and Unblock First bank account

Last Updated on October 28, 2023 by admin

Did you just loss your  debit or credit card associated with the First Bank account and you are looking for a way to block your account to prevent any unauthorized usage of the card and protect the account holder from financial loss .

Did you feel suspicion of unauthorized access or fraudulent activity on the account, blocking it can help prevent further unauthorized transactions and protect the account holder’s funds.

First bank 94 is a quick, convenient, secure and easy way to perform your banking transactions (transfer money, check balance, buy airtime, pay bills and lots more) anytime and anywhere, using any type of phone without need for internet connectivity or data.

Read: FirstBank *894#: How to buy Airtime and check account Balance

Dealing with banking issues can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to protecting your finance. Whether you have lost your bank card, suspect fraudulent activity, or simply want to temporarily freeze your account for personal reasons, knowing how to block your first bank account is a crucial skill to have.

In this article, we will delve into some methods that can help you effectively block your account, ensuring your peace of mind.

To block your First Bank account using the mobile app, online banking, or USSD service, you can follow these steps:

1. Mobile App:

a. Open the First Bank mobile app on your smartphone.
b. Log in to your account using your username and password.
c. Navigate to the Account Services or Manage Accounts section of the app.
d. Look for an option to block or freeze your account.
e. Follow the instructions provided to complete the process.

2. Online Banking:

a. Visit the First Bank website and log in to your online banking account.
b. Go to the account management or account settings section.
c. Look for an option to block or freeze your account.
d. Follow the instructions provided to complete the process.

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3. USSD Service:

a. Dial the First Bank USSD code *894*911# from another phone number, then enter the phone number linked to your first bank account that you want to deactivate on your mobile phone.

b. Follow the on-screen prompts to access the account management menu.
c. Look for an option related to blocking or freezing your account.
d. Select the appropriate option and follow the instructions to complete the process.

4.SMS

You can block your First bank account if your ATM Card got misplaced or if there is suspicious activity or transactions happening on your account by sending an SMS with “BLOCK” to 30012 using the phone number registered with your First bank account.

 

How to unblock First Bank account

i.To unblock your First Bank account, you will need to Dial *894*7# and get your account active.

ii.Or send an email to First Bank customer support at:  firstcontact@firstbanknigeria.com.

iii.Also you can visit the nearest first bank branch When you get in touch with customer support, be prepared to provide your account details such as account number, full name, and any other relevant information they may require to verify your identity.

Then  explain that your account is blocked and the reason for the blockage, if known. This could be due to various reasons such as exceeding transaction limits, suspicious activity

Meet Ogbeide Frank, popularly known as perere, a blogger who loves writing about finance and Tech. He studied Business administration at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma and Mobile Communication at Orange College Malaysia .Frank have worked as a banker and consultant in variety of Nigeria agencies

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