How to Cancel a Discovery Bank Card

Do you wish to learn how to cancel a Discovery credit card? Discovery is one of the smallest banks in South Africa. However, they do offer a wide range of popular options, including affordable credit cards. We have a previous article in which we showed you how to apply for a Discovery credit card. In this post, we are going to show you how to you can cancel such a card.

How to stop a Discovery bank card

The following is how to cancel a Discovery bank card;

  1. Open the Discovery app on your phone or tablet and log in.
  2. On your Dashboard, click on Cards.
  3. Find the card that you wish to stop by scrolling to the left.
  4. Choose Cancel card.
  5. Confirm your choice.
  6. You card will now be cancelled.

What if I just wish to temporarily pause my card?

In this article, we showed you how to cancel your Discovery Bank credit card in South Africa. The steps are simple. You can do it from your mobile app. But what if you do not wish to cancel the card but you only wish to have it temporarily blocked.

That would become relevant if you have lost your card and if you think you are going to recover it. Or maybe you have noticed suspicious transactions on your credit card and you now wish to block the card while the issue is being investigated. The following is how to temporarily block your Discovery card;

  1. Open the app and log in.
  2. Choose Cards.
  3. Go to the card that you wish to temporarily stop.
  4. Choose Pause card.
  5. Confirm you choice.

Why learn how to cancel a Discovery credit card?

We have already noted that Discovery credit cards are very popular in South Africa. So, why would you wish to cancel yours? There could be any of several reasons for doing so. Maybe you no longer wish to have a credit card.

Credit cards can be troublesome if you are not disciplined. Or maybe you no longer wish to have a Discovery account. In that case, you may wish to cancel your card as part of the process of moving to another bank.


  1. The self help suggestions do not help me because I have lost my mobile today. Please call me on 011-6596026 as I need to black my app.

    Thandeka Msimang
    ID: 5707210831082

  2. I need to block my Discovery Bank app because I lost my phone. Call me on 01-659 6026 urgently.
    Thandeka Msimang
    ID : 5707210831092

  3. Hi,

    I trust that you are well.
    Please contact me on 084 xxxx,
    as I would like to cancel my Discovery bank account.

    Thank you kindly

  4. I need to cancel my card as it is lost with my phone & drivers’ license.

    Lousy service because you can’t cancel a card online when lost with the cellphone.

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