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How to Unblock the Blocked ATM Card in the Philippines

You might went to an ATM machine to withdraw money or inquire account balance. Sometimes, you may not be aware of the PIN codes (or PIN Number) you've entered on the ATM machine. One attempt, failed, Second attempt, failed. Then on the third try, failed again. You entered the wrong PIN and exceeded the maximum number of tries and you can no longer transact on the ATM. ATM card blocked/locked! Here are very simple options to unblock your blocked ATM card (be it a BDO atm card, BPI atm card, Metrobank atm card, Unionbank atm card, LandBank atm card, etc.) in the Philippines:

ATM Card blocked in ATM Machine

Option 1
To avoid the hassle of going to the bank, you can call the bank's customer service or hotline number.

Option 2
If you live near the bank or if you have the convenience of going to the bank, go to the bank. Ask for help to a bank officer in the Customer Care/Help section of the bank and request for unblocking your blocked ATM card. Don't forget to bring a valid id which the bank may require for identity verification purposes.

Option 3
You can wait after 24 hours (or 1 day) and your ATM card will be automatically unblocked.

Do you have any problem in getting help in unblocking your blocked ATM card?
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14 Jocelyn padilla   (10 April 2017 12:13 PM)
Good morning po. Magtatanong lang po ako tungkol sa atm ko.. Nablocked po kasi since last year. May deposit po ako na 10,000 .nasa dubai po kasi ako. Kaya po hindi ko po maayos. Ang sabi po kasi sa akin maayos ko lang po iyon kung ano mismo ang magpupunta sa branch ng bpi. Posible po ba na makuha ko po iyong deposit ko na 10,000 pagkaayos ko po ng atm ko. Thanks po. Sana po ay masagot nyo ang aking katanungan. Regards po sa company and best of luck.

13 LEMNLYDANE   (13 January 2017 2:59 PM)
What if I got my Metrobank ATM Card on a BDO ATM Machine and I accidentally press the wrong password? Can I use again my ATM or does it restores again?

12 Chinkee golisao   (29 December 2016 8:00 PM)
Hi tanong kulang po kung paano maunblock ang atm ko. Kanina lang po ksi nablock tapos wala pong opisina bukas at sa susunod na araw. Kailangan po bang pumunta sa banko o mag.aactivate nlang po ito ng kusa?

11 Marvin Torres Robles   (24 December 2016 7:15 AM)
hi. pwede po magtanong. Kahapon kasi na block card ko dahil sa wroig PIN. Ano po dapat gawin kasi holiday po ngayon wala po office bank kahapon. Around 3pm na block possible po ba after 24hours ma active yong atm card ko.

10 Marvin Torres Robles   (24 December 2016 7:06 AM)
helo po
ask ku lang po sana! kahapon po kasi mga arround 3pm magwithdraw sana ako sa bank ng producer bank pero nagka problema po sa pag lagay ng password e.hangang sa ma block ang atm card anu po dapat gawin para ma active ulit ang atm card

9 Emz   (22 December 2016 8:05 PM)
Hi good evening! Can you unblocked debit card through calling to your hotlines? And what is the hotline numbers? Thank you

8 Jealmar   (17 December 2016 7:04 AM)
Hi! Good day! Ask ko lang kung ngayon na blocked yung ATM ko? Saturday Same time unblock ? or Monday ? Thanks. Kasi Saturday and Sunday no bank tama po ba? salamat

7 Austin   (29 November 2016 9:20 PM)
My atm was blocked just tonight, from the three options listed above, the third one is gonna be my only choice since its holiday tomorrow. Will it still be effective, or would my atm be available tomorrow after 24 hours? Thank you in advance.

5 jimmy   (06 November 2016 11:17 AM)
thank you is there no easy way because its a hassle its only available 7-5 in the afternoon

6 admin   (08 November 2016 4:11 PM)
jimmy, there's no other way or other easy way.

4 Dana   (18 September 2016 10:55 PM)
Can u unblock debit card through the hotline or call center??

3 Michael Erik Santos   (15 September 2016 4:30 PM)
Hi! Good day! Ask ko lang kung ngayon na blocked yung ATM ko? Saturday Same time unblock ? or Monday ? Thanks. Kasi Saturday and Sunday no bank tama po ba? salamat

2 philip jumamoy   (15 November 2015 12:41 PM)
my atm card block 3x wrong pin..how should my gf do to get unblock because she is the holder of that atm...I'm in abroad ..tnx

1 Chay   (25 September 2015 1:35 PM)
I called in and asked the BPI representative to block my ATM cause I thought I lost my card! He successfully blocked it by asking me those verification questions. But I just found my card and now, I don't know what to do. Is there anyway that I can unblock my card? If I call in again, is it possible that a Rep can unblock it?