How To Lock Your GTB ATM Card Against Machine & POS Withdrawal

Are you aware that you can activate a security protection on your ATM card? With the protection active on your ATM card, nobody will use it for withdrawal on the POS until you allow the card for such transaction. If you want to protect your ATM card from unauthorized use by a third-party, then this article will be very important to you.

As you may have been aware, the risk associated with having an ATM card and moving around with it in Nigeria is on the high side, especially during this time of economic difficulty. People are becoming victims of robbery daily, having their belongings forcefully taken aware from them at a gun point, include ATMs.

Sometimes, if it is not armed robbers, it will be Nigerian police leading you to an ATM spot to force you to withdraw money for them. There is also the POS fraud going on. With these threats to the security of your money in the bank, the best thing you can do to safeguard your money is to activate the card protection mechanism on your ATM card. Its authenticity has been tested and confirmed. This can be activated on your Gtbank mobile banking application.

How to activate the Gtbank ATM card security on my ATM card

GTBank is one of the leading commercial banks in Nigeria. It is a bank known for its innovation in banking, and this time, it has once again, shown that it is indeed interested in making sure the monies of its customers are protected from authorized people who may want to take advantage of access to bankers debit card.

To activate the ATM protection on your Gtbank mobile banking application, follow the steps below:

  • Log on to your mobile banking app,
  •  Click on the menu (the menu is the three horizontal lines at the top left-hand corner of your screen),
  • Go to “Account Switch Off/On”,
  • Click on the first drop-down and select ATM/POS,
  • Choose the numbers of days or months you want to have the card protected,
  • Tap the “Channel Status” drop-down and select “Disable”,
  • Click on “Submit”,
  •  After this you will receive a message saying “SUCCESS”.


We believed that, with this information, will have full control of what happens in your bank account. Note that you can easily follow the same steps to deactivate it anytime you want to use the card.

Source: Nyscinfo

1 thought on “How To Lock Your GTB ATM Card Against Machine & POS Withdrawal”

  1. Thanks for the info, what if I did so and I want withdraw money after I protected my card,am I going to get notification to authorize the transaction…. thanks

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