How To Activate a First Bank Debit Card

How To Activate a First Bank Debit Card

What is First Bank Debit Card?

The FirstBank Visa Debit card is a dual currency card linked to both your Naira Current or Savings account and US Dollar Domiciliary account.

How To Activate a First Bank Debit Card

  1. Log in to Digital Banking (Opens in a new Window) on your desktop or in the app, scroll to “Card management,” select the card you want to activate, then select “Activate new card”
  2. Call the phone number provided on the activation label.
  3. Make a withdrawal or balance inquiry with your PIN at any ATM.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my debit card?

Insert the debit card in the ATM and use the PIN provided by the bank. Follow the prompts on your bank’s ATM screen to finalize activation of your debit card.

What number do I call to activate my first bank debit card?


Activating Your First Bank Debit Card

To activate your First Bank Debit Card please call 866.985. 2273 and follow the steps to activate your card.

How do I activate my card?

  1. Sign in to your ONE account.
  2. Tap the icon to access the Card menu.
  3. Select Activate Card.
  4. Enter the requested details to verify your card information.
  5. Set a four-digit PIN.

Can I activate my debit card at any ATM?

In order to activate an ATM card from another bank’s ATM machine, customers must first make sure the machine supports interbank activation. Some banks may require the customer to enter their card information and confirm it with a PIN. This information is then sent to the customer’s bank for authorization.

How do I activate my debit card via SMS?

Step 1: SMS ‘PIN 5678 ABCD’ to 567676. Step 2: Here, 5678 represents the last four digits of your debit card number and ABCD represents the last four digits of your bank account number linked to the debit card. Once the SMS is sent, you will receive an OTP number on your mobile.

How will I know my debit card is activated?

I advice you to call the debit card company. A representative can check the activation status of your card and help you activate an inactive card. In addition, many banks allow you to activate your debit card at an ATM if you know your PIN. Insert the card into the ATM, enter the PIN, and the card should be activated.

When can you activate a new debit card?

Yes, activating your debit card as soon as you receive it in the mail is a necessary step for you to use your card, and an important step to help protect yourself from fraud.

Do I have to go to the bank to activate my debit card?

Go to your bank’s website or app and find the “Activation” option. Give them the necessary information for activating your card. Call your bank or go in person to have an operator/representative activate the card for you.

Can I use a new debit card straight away?

You don’t need to activate your new debit card when you receive it – it’ll be ready to use straightaway. If you want to make a contactless payment, you’ll need to do a chip-and-PIN transaction first.

How long are debit cards active for?

2 to 5 years

When Does A Debit Card Expire? Debit cards typically expire within 2 to 5 years of their issue date and are good through last day of the expiration month printed on the front of the card. For instance, if your debit card’s expiration date reads 08/23, then it will expire at the end of the day on August 31, 2023.