UnionBank allows users to 'lock' ATM cards

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 03 2017 12:43 PM | Updated as of Oct 04 2017 12:58 PM

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MANILA - UnionBank clients can now "lock" their EON-branded cards, adding another layer of security as banks tighten measures against fraud, the lender said Tuesday.

A card can be locked using the bank's mobile app and while the feature is active, its counterpart account will be inaccessible to criminals, the bank said in a statement.

"The lock card feature is designed to deter fraudsters from stealing money from a user’s account via card fraud," the bank said.

While the card is locked, the account owner will also receive e-mail and text alerts when a transaction is attempted, the bank said.