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What should I do if my Apple device is lost or stolen?

With Apple Pay, you authorise each purchase with Face ID, Touch ID, or your passcode. Your card number and identity aren't shared with the retailer, and your actual card numbers aren't stored on your device or on Apple servers. These features help prevent other people from using Apple Pay on your mobile device when it is lost or stolen.

There are four key steps we recommend you take if your device has been lost or stolen:

  • Log into iCloud and use Find My to track down the location of your device quickly. You can play a loud tone or send alerts. To suspend any cards registered for Apple Pay on the device, set your device to lost mode, or you can choose to erase the device completely.
    You can also call our dedicated Apple Pay Support Team to suspend or remove your cards from Apple Pay.
  • Let us know as quickly as you can, so we can suspend your Mobile Banking App. You’ll still be able to manage your money via Online Banking.
  • If you have lost a phone, let your network provider know. They can then block your SIM so the phone can’t be used.
  • Finally, if you believe your device has been stolen, contact the police and request a crime reference number to help you claim with your insurance company.

Taking these steps means that no further transactions can take place using Apple Pay, but you will still be able to use your debit cards and credit cards as usual in shops, online and at cash machines.

We take security very seriously and, provided you take appropriate care, we'll offer you the same protection against fraud when you use Apple Pay, as we do for your debit and credit cards.

Digital Wallet support (Apple Pay/Android Pay)
Debit and credit cards: 0345 307 3335
overseas: +44 (0)161 930 8553
Open 8am - 6pm Monday to Saturday (excluding Christmas Day and New Year's Day)
Calls may be recorded.

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Please have your Customer Number & PIN ready when you call. These are the same details you use to log in to Online Banking.