How To Activate a Nationwide Card

How To Activate a Nationwide Card

What is Nationwide Card?

You can use your Nationwide debit card almost anywhere in the world that accepts Visa cards. We’ll refuse payments to countries where it would be against applicable laws and regulations. This includes to countries where there are government sanctions (opens in a new window) and restrictions.

How To Activate a Nationwide Card

You don’t need to do anything to activate your debit card. You’ll be able to use it to make online payments as soon as it arrives in the post. If you’ve opened a new current account, we’ll also send your PIN in the post. You’ll need to wait for your PIN to use your card at cash machines or in shops.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my new debit card?

No matter where you bank, the process is similar. You can call the automated number on the card to activate it and set up your PIN number. Or, you can activate the card through your bank, by using it at an ATM, or by making a purchase anywhere Visa is accepted.

How do I activate my contactless card?

The first time you use your contactless card for a transaction, you’ll be asked to use chip and PIN or sign for your purchase. Once you’ve done that, all future transactions can be contactless. You need to hold your card very close to the reader (around 2 – 4 centimetres) for it to work.

How do I know if my card is activated?

Call customer service: You can call the phone number on the back of your credit card to reach customer service. You’ll be able to check the status of your card and, if it is deactivated, you can ask about reactivation. Make a purchase: Another way to check if a card is active is to try and use it to make a purchase.

How long does it take for a card to be activated?

Activating your card lets your card issuer know you’ve received it. Activation is generally the same no matter which credit card you have and only takes a few minutes.

How do I check my Nationwide card details online?

If you’re registered, log into the Internet Bank to find your credit card. You can check your balance and the available amount you have left to spend on your credit card. You can check the transactions you’ve made since your last credit card statement.

How long does a Nationwide card take?

Your card and PIN should arrive about 7 working days after you open your account. For security reasons they are delivered in separate letters. It might take longer than 7 days if we’ve asked for more details from you to approve your application.

Can I activate my card by phone?

To activate your new credit card you’ll need the credit card number and your date of birth. You can either activate your card via online banking, mobile banking, phoning the card provider directly or in person at the nearest branch of your bank.

Why isn t my nationwide card reader working?

Battery low or no power. This means you need to replace the batteries to continue using the card reader. To replace the batteries in your card reader: Get 2 CR2032 batteries.

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 do I activate my debit card online service?

STEP I: Login to your bank’s internet banking portal with your credentials. STEP II: Go to the ‘Value Added Services’ or the ‘Cards’ section, depending on your bank’s website, and choose ‘debit card ON/OFF’. STEP III: Choose the card you want to enable from a list of all your linked debit cards.