How to Get Cash Without Debit Card in 2024? – Withdraw Cash Without Card

We recently wrote an article on how much cash you can deposit in an ATM and will continue with a similar topic.

Financial institutions and regular people have widely acclaimed and encouraged the idea of replacing paper with plastic money. Before the advent of plastic money, huge stacks of cash and dollar bills were usually seen in everyone’s wallet, which was a security concern and an impractical and inept way to deal with monetary issues, do casual shopping, and formalize formal capital procedures.

Nowadays, credit and debit cards are almost always present in everyone’s wallets, and their convenience is commendable. However, suppose you need cash or want to withdraw significant money anywhere or anytime. In that case, you can do so with the help of your debit or credit card through ATMs located at numerous physical locations. If you are lucky enough to survive roadside theft or burglary where you have lost your cards and have been put in a situation where you require the emergency withdrawal of cash without the ATM card, there are a few ways to overcome it. The problem can be challenging and tricky initially, but withdrawing money without the card in times of a predicament is impossible.

cardless ATM withdraw cash without card

Recently, my partner lost Charles Schwab’s ATM card, and he solved the problem by using a cardless ATM.

How Can I Withdraw Cash Without an ATM Card?

Yes, you can withdraw cash without an ATM card using Cardless ATMs. Cardless ATMs rely on account verification via text message or a banking app on your smartphone, provide access to your money account, and allow you to withdraw cash without a physical card.

Ways  to get cash without a debit card are:

  • Use the mobile app at your Bank’s Cardless ATM.
  • Get assistance from bank representatives.
  • Write Yourself a Check.
  • Use a Prepaid Card
  • Use a Payment App from Your Smartphone
  • Use Emergency Cash Service.

Let us see how to get cash without a debit card:

How to withdraw money without a debit card using cardless ATMs

The best way to withdraw money without a debit card is to use a cardless ATM. Cardless ATMs operate using either the bank’s app or another option, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, or Samsung Pay. You can also withdraw money without a debit card using your mobile phone.

Below are listed banks with Cardless ATMs:

DND Size CategoryMaximum HeightMax. WeightSpace
Fine6in. or less1/8 Lb or less1/2 ft.
Diminutive1 ft.1 Lb1 ft.
Tiny2 ft.8 Lb2 1/2 ft.
Small4 ft.60 Lb5 ft.
Medium8 ft.500 Lb5 ft.
Large16 ft.4000 Lb10 ft.
Huge32 ft32000 Lb15 ft.
Gargantuan64 ft.250000 Lb20 ft.
Colossal64 ft. or more250000 Lb or more30 ft.

If you like to use a debit card, do not forget to try Cash App. Please read our article “Where Can I Load My Cash App Card” to learn how you can load your Cash App.

How to get cash without a debit card at Bank of America?

You can get cash without a debit card using your mobile phone and cardless ATM. I will show you one example using a bank account app.

In the first step, open your mobile app and choose “Menu”:
Bank of Amrica mobile app menu

In the next step, from the Menu, select “Manage credit/debit Card”:
manage debit credit card

You need to have a debit or credit card added to your mobile app. For example, if you want to use Google Pay, you can choose the “Digital Wallets” option and then “Google Pay.” Verify your debit card and then select “Start ATM Withdrawal.”

When you choose this option, you will get to type the amount, and then you need to activate Google Pay and bring your phone closer to the ATM:

bring phone closer to ATM and get cash


How do you get cash without a debit card using a Mobile Phone and a QR code at an ATM?

If you want to use a cardless ATM, you usually need to scan a QR code and get cash from the ATM. You must scan the QR code on the screen and authorize cash withdrawal through your mobile phone.

Get cash from ATM scanning QR code from ATM machine

There are other ways to get a cache without a debit card.

Assistance from bank representatives

If the debit or credit card is not in your possession, you can visit your bank branch and ask for assistance from the bank’s agent or manager. Give details regarding the unfortunate loss of your card and explain your situation in detail. The bank administrators will guide you well and provide alternative conditions to block the ATM card and cash withdrawal. By providing your essential identification and verification documents, such as a Social Security number, driver’s license, and official name, the agent can get a hold of your account in the bank. Please comply with the bank’s necessary policies regarding verification, fill out its withdrawal slip, and specify account information. You can take out the amount of cash you require through the withdrawal slip by adding complete details of the account number, which could be provided if you do not recollect it.

Withdraw cash without a card using a check.

If you are fortunate enough to have a checkbook from the bank, you can write yourself a check and make it out to cash in case of an emergency. Present this check to the bank agent or a retailer who can give you emergency funds from the cashier. However, providing the check to the bank is the safest option, as the check will be instantly accepted, and cash will be given to you. If you visit the retail store and get some cashier money, you need to call and check from the cashier to accept a check named and addressed. A check made to cash is considered less secure as there is a possible chance of theft if a check is lost. The finder can withdraw money with the help of a self-addressed check; therefore, for maximum safety, fill out the check upon reaching the bank.

Emergency Cash Without Card

Some banks offer emergency cash services. To utilize this facility, contact your bank manager and provide details regarding the lost ATM card. In addition, you will be provided an emergency code number, which you can use at the respective bank’s ATMs to withdraw funds in case of an emergency.

This scenario is only applied if ATM cards are lost; therefore, this option should only be used urgently, as your ATM card will be disabled. Lastly, due to the convenience of smartphone apps’ availability, you can extract cash with a mobile app’s help without an ATM card. However, to avail of smartphone facilities, you must submit your account details to the bank, register with the bank’s Internet banking service, and visit the branch personally. Once registered, you can download the mobile banking app and enjoy electronic transactions performed through the 2D barcode to the smartphone. This barcode is then used at the ATM to scan for authorization and to receive the cash.

Keeping and securing your ATM card should be your ultimate priority when managing financial documents and records. Without an ATM card, you cannot withdraw money from any ATM, regardless of the situation. If the account holder misplaces the ATM card, there is a risk of the card being mishandled by the finder. Once it has been established that the ATM card has been lost, it is essential to immediately talk to the bank manager about the card’s deactivation to prevent card exploitation. You can access the bank’s mobile application or call the bank through their international banking number and report the card’s loss by providing the account details. The bank will instantly block the card, allowing you to request a new debit card. However, additional charges may be applied for issuing a new card in place of the stolen or lost card. If the account holder suspects the debit card has been stolen, filing an FIR at the nearest police station is suggested.

Different banks provide cardless ATM facilities, which make transactions through your smartphone more accessible and convenient. It is a tech-savvy way to receive money if you have overlooked your debit card. Cardless ATMs operate based on QR (quick response) code and near-field communication. Register with the smartphone’s mobile withdrawal app to use the card and ATM service. The ATM has a QR code that needs to be scanned from your phone before withdrawing the money. Open the app on your mobile phone in the near-field communication and select the bank account from which you want to extract your money. Tap your phone against the chosen option; the transaction will be completed after the ATM asks for a PIN.

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is an experienced economist and financial analyst from Utah. He has been in finance for nearly two decades, having worked as a senior analyst for Wells Fargo Bank for 19 years. After leaving Wells Fargo Bank in 2014, Daniel began a career as a finance consultant, advising companies and individuals on economic policy, labor relations, and financial management. At, Daniel writes about personal finance topics, value estimation, budgeting strategies, retirement planning, and portfolio diversification. Read more on Daniel Smith's biography page. Contact Daniel:

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