If you lose your card - card complaints and reporting a lost card

If you detect any card purchases or cash withdrawals you do not recognise in your account transactions or on your credit card invoice, block your card and make a card complaint immediately. You can only make a card complaint about transactions that have been debited to the card. An authorisation hold does not entitle you to a card complaint. Read the instructions below on how to block your card and make a card complaint.

How do I block my card?

If your card is lost or stolen, an ATM seizes it abroad or if you notice transactions that you do not recognise, block your card immediately.

  • To block your card in mobile bank, select the desired card from mobile bank’s accounts section and then select -> Block card. If you suspect misuse, block your card permanently. When you close the card permanently, you will automatically receive a new card.
  • Or call the 24/7 blocking service at 020 333/+358 20 333 (local network charge/mobile call charge).

After you have reported your card lost or stolen, it is important that you monitor the transactions in your bank and/or credit account. If you detect any debits that you have not made yourself, make a card complaint on them immediately to Nordea. You can only make a card complaint about transactions that have been debited to the card. An authorisation hold does not entitle you to a card complaint.

When should I make a card complaint?

Submit a claim to Nordea if you cannot settle the matter with the merchant. Attach a copy of the correspondence (eg hotel room cancellation number) to the claim form and when:

  • you detect card purchases and/or cash withdrawals on your account statement that have been debited to your account and that you have not made yourself.
  • your card purchase has been debited twice.
  • you have not received the products or services you have ordered with the card.
  • the product you have received is defective.
  • the card transaction concerns an agreement that does not bind consumers in accordance with the consumer protection legislation.

As an issuer of payment cards, Nordea is liable for any misuse of a payment card in accordance with the Finnish Payment Services Act and the card terms and conditions.  If you are entitled to a reimbursement, such as a refund or compensation from a seller based on a breach of contract, the Finnish Consumer Protection Act provides that Nordea and the seller will be jointly liable for the payment you are owed. In such a case, Nordea’s liability is limited to the amount of the credit card transaction stated in the complaint. 

When you make purchases with your card’s credit facility, you get extra security with cardspecific services: Nordea’s credit cards include unique benefits, such as comprehensive travel insurance for trips abroad, purchase protection and emergency cash.

Please note that the following cases do not always provide grounds for a card complaint: 

  • A car rental agency may be entitled to charge for unpaid refuelling and fines in arrears if this has been agreed on in the car rental agreement.
  • Hotels are entitled to charge unpaid minibar purchases in arrears. Some hotel reservations made online do not include a cancellation right, and hotels have the right to charge the price of one overnight stay as a “no-show” charge.
  • If you have committed yourself to a recurring payment and you want to terminate the service, please contact the service provider.

How to make a card complaint for different cards

Start by checking which number your card starts with and choose the right instruction for your card below.

Credit card transaction with a Mastercard which starts with the numbers 5225, 5228 or 5396

You are disputing a credit card transaction made with a Mastercard which starts with the numbers 5225, 5228 or 5396.

Fill in the claim formOpens new window on Nets’s website. Click on the link "Cardholder's claim other banks" to fill in the form online. Alternatively, you can fill in a printable version of the form and send it to the address stated on the website. 

If we need any further information from you during the dispute process, we will contact you via email or by letter. Remember to check your email regularly, including the junk mail folder. 

Debit card transaction and credit card transaction with a Mastercard which starts with the number 5430

You are disputing a debit card transaction made with a debit or combination card (credit/debit) or a credit card transaction made with a Mastercard which starts with the number 5430. You can fill in the dispute form in the Mobile Bank or by filling the PDF version.

PDF form

Carefully fill in all the fields of the dispute form (pdf, 683 KB)Opens new window and enclose the requested documentation. Remember to sign the form. If you submit the form via Omaposti or the Help tab in Nordea Netbank, your signature is not needed. Submit the form via Omaposti or the Help tab in Nordea Netbank or send it to the address stated on the form. Take copies of the form and the enclosed documentation for yourself.  

We will send you a message via Nordea Netbank or Nordea Mobile or Nordea’s Omaposti service once we have received your transaction dispute form. Remember to regularly check your messages in Nordea Netbank, Nordea Mobile or Omaposti. We may ask you for further information as the dispute process progresses.

Mobile Bank

You can dispute a card transaction digitally in your Mobile Bank.

  1. In Nordea Mobile you will find your Nordea cards and under the card actions you can start the dispute. Select the card on the Overview tab and go to PIN and Security -> Dispute a transaction.
  2. You will be guided through creating the dispute. Most of the information is presented and you are asked to provide some additional information. You might be asked for documentation related to the transaction to be disputed.
  3. After you have submitted the dispute to Nordea we will investigate it and get back to you.

Remember attachments

Without the necessary attachments, the complaint processing will be delayed. Attach to the form copies of any material which may prove your right to submit a complaint, such as copies of correspondence between you and the company, your order confirmation, the merchant’s service terms and conditions, receipt, notice of termination, notification you have made to the merchant that you want to withdraw from a regularly made agreement, as you have not specifically accepted the payment obligation related to it (the merchant’s terms and conditions were unclear), or a possible report of an offence.

Remember when making card purchases

Read the merchant’s service terms and conditions with care. In this way, you will avoid committing yourself to continuous and recurring payments you are unaware of. If the agreement is to be made electronically (eg e-commerce), you as a consumer are entitled to receive from the merchant in a clear manner the details mentioned in legislation before accepting the payment transaction. The merchant must also ensure that you specifically accept your payment obligation related to the order. If the company has not ensured in the electronic agreement that you accept your payment obligation, you are entitled to withdraw from the sale. However, you must request the merchant to cancel the sale.