How To Activate a New Chime Card
What is Chime Card?
At Chime, we profit with our members, not off of them. Through our banking partners, we offer a debit card with no monthly maintenance fees, fee-free overdraft, access to 60,000+ fee-free ATMs, and no minimum balance requirements. Sign up for Chime in 2 minutes.
How To Activate a New Chime Card
- Go to your Settings.
- Tap Account Settings.
- Access the card you want to activate: Debit card: Checking. Credit Builder: Credit Builder.
- Tap Activate new card under View your card.
- Enter your card’s CVV.
- Set and confirm your PIN.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I activate my card?
Call the bank’s card activation number that can likely be found on the activation sticker on the front of your debit card. Listen to the prompts on your call and go through them to activate your card. You can also talk to a customer service employee, at the bank or on the phone, if you need assistance.
How can I activate my new bank 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 open a Chime card?
The process is straightforward as long as you have your Social Security number, email address, and a valid home address. After Chime reviews and confirms your information, you’re in! Note: All members must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age. Chime offers an online bank account and a mobile banking app.
How do I activate my new Chime metal credit card?
If you can’t access the Chime app, or if you prefer to activate your card over the phone, feel free to call us at 1-844-244-6363 to complete your card activation. Just dial our automated system and follow the steps as prompted. You’ll verify your identity, verify your card number, and set a PIN.
How long does new Chime card take?
Your new card will arrive within 7 to 10 business days (i.e., excluding weekends and holidays). As soon as you report your card lost or stolen, it will automatically be deactivated when you request a replacement.
What happens if I never activate my Chime card?
What happens if you don’t activate a credit card. Your account is considered open from the date you’re approved for the card. If you don’t activate your card your account will still be open, you just won’t be able to use it.
How much do I need to deposit to open a Chime account?
In addition to not charging a fee to open the account, Chime’s online checking account has no monthly service fees, no overdraft fees*, and no minimum balance requirements.
How do I know if 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.2
Can I activate my new 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.