How to Deactivate First Abu Dhabi Bank Debit Card?

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the largest bank in the UAE, offers a wide range of debit cards catering to the needs of different market segments. Besides numerous benefits and offers, FAB debit cards also have advanced safety features, wherein the bank provides easy ways to deactivate your debit card to prevent fraudulent transactions on your account. 

So if you suspect that your card information has been compromised or that unauthorised transactions have occurred, you can easily deactivate your FAB debit card and prevent further such transactions from taking place. Additionally, if your debit card is lost or stolen, deactivating it can prevent someone else from using it to make purchases or withdraw money from your account. 

Let’s read the article below and see how you can deactivate FAB debit card via both online and offline ways.

How to Deactivate FAB Debit Card Using Online Banking? 

Follow the given steps to deactivate your FAB debit card using the online banking portal –

  • Visit the official website of First Abu Dhabi Bank.
  • Click on the ‘Login’ option located at the top of the home page.
  • Choose the ‘Personal Online Banking (UAE)’.
  • Key in the username and password.
  • Tap on the ‘Login’ option.
  • Choose the ‘Debit Card’ option, where you can see the list of your debit cards.
  • Select the debit card you wish to deactivate, followed by the ‘Block Debit Card’ option.
  • This will deactivate the FAB debit card.

How to Deactivate FAB Debit Card Using Mobile Banking?

You can also use the FAB mobile application to deactivate FAB debit card. In this case, you would be required to follow these steps – 

  • Step1: Install the FAB mobile application on your device.
  • Step2: Use your login credentials to sign in to your account.
  • Step3: Head to the ‘Cards’ tab and choose the ‘Block and Replace’ option from the menu. This will deactivate the FAB debit card.
  • Step4: Note that you can also temporarily freeze your debit card to prevent any unauthorised transactions. To do this, click on the ‘Cards management’ option followed by the ‘Freeze Card’ option.

How to Deactivate FAB Debit Card Using Contact Centre?

First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) provides round-the-clock customer service to deactivate your debit card. You can call on the given number and convey your request for the same – 

  • Customers within UAE - 600 52 5500
  • Customers outside the UAE - +971 2 681 1511

How to Deactivate FAB Debit Card Offline?

As an alternative to the online methods discussed above, you can always visit a physical branch of the bank near you to deactivate your card. Once at the branch, approach a concerned customer representative and ask them to initiate the process for the same. 

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