Enable your UOB Card’s Magnetic Stripe for Overseas Use

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The magnetic stripe on all UOB Credit, Debit and ATM Cards are disabled for overseas point-of-sale transactions and ATM access to reduce the risk of unauthorized transactions being effected on the Card. Please note that E-commerce, point-of-sale EMV chip & contactless transactions will remain enabled for overseas use.

The following overseas functions may be affected when the Card’s magnetic stripe is disabled:

  • Overseas ATM cash withdrawal
  • Credit Card overseas Cash Advance transactions
  • Credit Card and Debit Card overseas retail transactions at magnetic stripe (swipe) terminals

To perform the above overseas magstripe transactions, you will need to enable your Cards magnetic stripe prior to overseas travel. Simply enable your Cards magnetic stripe conveniently via UOB TMRW or UOB Personal Internet Banking.


Other ways to enable your UOB Credit/Debit Card’s Magnetic Stripe for Overseas Use:


Visit a UOB Branch near you

Download and mail form to us

Call our 24-hour hotline at
+65 6386 8188^

Go to the nearest UOB ATM*


^ You will receive a One-Time Password (OTP) via SMS to complete the disabling/enabling of the magnetic stripe on your UOB Credit/Debit Card. Please ensure that your updated mobile phone number has been registered into our records.

* Card PIN needed.