Enable/Disable Card For Overseas Use

Learn how to enable / disable your card's overseas usage easily.

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SMS Banking

SMS one of the following to 77767:

Function/Time Frame SMS Text
Enable - with no end date Enable <space> overseas <space> Last 4 digits of Card
button Enable via SMS Banking Enable overseas [Last 4 digits of Card] 77767
Enable - with end date Enable <space> overseas <space> Last 4 digits of Card <space> start date <space> end date
Note: Dates are in DDMMYYYY format. Example: Enable overseas 1234 01122015 31122015
button Enable via SMS Banking Enable overseas [Last 4 digits of Card] [Start date - ddmmyyyy] [End date - ddmmyyyy] 77767
Disable Disable <space> overseas <space> Last 4 digits of Card
button Disable via SMS Banking Disable overseas [Last 4 digits of Card] 77767

*To use SMS Banking, please make sure your Singapore Mobile Number is registered with us.
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Note: The risk of unauthorised transactions occurring on the Card is higher when the magnetic stripe is enabled for overseas use, as the magnetic stripe information can be easily copied.

digibank Mobile
  • Log in to digibank Mobile with your User ID and PIN.
  • Select Card Services from the menu.
  • Click Allow Card’s Magnetic Stripe for Overseas Use.
  • Log in with your 6-Digit iB Secure PIN.
  • Select the Card Account from the Card Selection List.
  • Amend the status of the overseas function of your Card's Magnetic Stripe to your preference.
  • Provide Authorization and click Next.
  • Verify the Details of the Transaction and click Confirm.
Please note that this service is currently unavailable to DBS UnionPay Debit Cards and POSB UnionPay ATM Cards.

Note: The risk of unauthorised transactions occurring on the Card is higher when the magnetic stripe is enabled for overseas use, as the magnetic stripe information can be easily copied.

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DBS Lifestyle App
Enjoy greater convenience and card security with location-based auto activation of your Card’s Magnetic Stripe for overseas usage.
Set up this feature once via DBS Lifestyle app to ensure your selected cards are automatically activated when you travel, and deactivated when you are home.
  • Log in to DBS Lifestyle app with your digibank User ID and PIN.
  • Select More from the menu bar, then select Card Services.
  • Select Activate Card For Overseas Use.
  • Turn on the toggle for Auto Activate/Deactivate. You will be prompted to turn on Location Services for DBS Lifestyle app.
  • Select the Card(s) you wish to enable for overseas use.
  • Select < on the top left corner and your setting will be saved.

Note:
  • As the DBS Lifestyle app uses your device’s location to automatically activate/deactivate your card when you travel, remember to allow location sharing on your device.
  • Some merchants in countries including US, Japan and South Korea may not accept EMV chip cards, hence you may wish to enable your card's magstripe to facilitate transactions. In some cases, you will also need to enable your card's magstripe to withdraw cash at overseas ATMs.
  • For your protection, we recommend that you disable the magstripe on your card(s) for overseas use when you know that your destination country does not need magstripe to be enabled, i.e. accepts EMV chip cards.
    The risk of unauthorised transactions occurring on your Card is higher when the magstripe is enabled for overseas use, as magstripe data can be easily copied.

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digibank Online
  • Log in to digibank Online with your User ID & PIN and complete the authentication process.
  • Select the Card Account from the Card Selection List.
  • Amend the status of the overseas function of your Card's Magnetic Stripe to your preference.
  • Click Submit followed by Confirm to proceed.

Note: The risk of unauthorised transactions occurring on the Card is higher when the magnetic stripe is enabled for overseas use, as the magnetic stripe information can be easily copied.

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DBS/POSB ATM in Singapore
  • Insert your DBS Debit Card to access your account
  • Key in your PIN
  • Select More Services
  • Select Card’s Magnetic Stripe for Overseas Use
  • Select Continue
  • Amend status of the overseas function of your Card's magnetic stripe to your preference
  • Follow instructions on the ATM screen to complete Submission

Note: The risk of unauthorised transactions occurring on the Card is higher when the magnetic stripe is enabled for overseas use, as the magnetic stripe information can be easily copied.

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