More banks to let you freeze your card – check if you can
If you can’t find your bank card and rush to cancel it in a panic, you’re left with a useless piece of plastic and a several-day wait for your new card to arrive.
But over the last couple of years, an increasing number of banks have allowed customers to temporarily freeze their cards, often at the push of a button in their app.
The card can’t be used while it’s frozen, but if you do find it, you can ‘defrost’ it and start using it again straight away.
Metro Bank first introduced the feature back in July 2014, and since then 12 other banks and building societies have followed suit, with Nationwide the latest to offer the service. However, not all offer it for both debit and credit cards, and some don’t block ATM cash withdrawals.