How To Activate a New Santander Credit Card

How To Activate a New Santander Credit Card

What is Credit Card?

A credit card is a payment card, usually issued by a bank, allowing its users to purchase goods or services or withdraw cash on credit. Using the card thus accrues debt that has to be repaid later. Credit cards are one of the most widely used forms of payment across the world.

How To Activate a New Santander Credit Card

Use your password to access your Online Banking and follow these steps: In the top menu, click on “Accounts and cards” and then “Cards”. Choose the card you wish to activate and select “Activate card”.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my new credit card?

How do I activate a new credit card? 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.

What is the number to activate Santander bank card?


Activate at any Santander ATM or by calling 1-877-726-0631. Personal debit cardholders can also activate via our Mobile Banking app. Not available for Business Banking customers. Once your card is activated, you can use it at any contactless, chip-enabled, or traditional terminal.

Can I activate my new Santander card online?

You’ll need to make a purchase at a Chip and PIN machine or use a cash machine to activate contactless card payments. If you have a credit card, you can activate it in Online Banking. You can also activate it through our 24/7 chat service, available in both Mobile and Online Banking.

How do I activate my Santander credit card on mobile banking?

In Mobile Banking:

  1. log on to Mobile Banking.
  2. click ‘More’ in the bottom-right corner then ‘Help and contact us’
  3. choose ‘Chat with us’
  4. ask to activate your new credit card and follow the steps.

How do I activate my Santander app?

On your mobile device, click on the Santander International Mobile Banking app and tap ‘Activate’. A QR scanner will appear on your mobile device. You may need to grant permission to the app to allow access your device camera.

Why is my new Santander credit card not working?

It has not been activated

You can check whether your card is activated from the Santander App or Online Banking: In the App, go to the top menu of three horizontal bars and choose the option “Cards” Select the card and click on “Activate”.

How do I unlock my Santander card?

In the Santander App, use your access code to access your overall position, click on the top menu of three horizontal bars and choose the option “Cards”. Select the card that is temporarily frozen and click “Unfreeze Card”. Finalise the operation with your electronic signature, which must be active and operational.

Does Santander credit card have an app?

You can access and manage your credit card through Mobile and Online Banking. Use our app or log on with your computer, tablet or smartphone.

How do I activate my Santander Online Banking?

To sign up for Online and Mobile Banking you need your mobile phone to hand and one of the following:

  1. your debit or credit card number if you have one.
  2. your banking or savings account sort code and account number.
  3. or mortgage account number if you have none of the above (mortgage only customers)

What does the new Santander card look like?

We’ve added a notch at the bottom left of the card to help blind and partially sighted customers identify the card and know which way to use it. Plus, each card is now a different colour (debit is red, credit is black and cash cards are blue) to make it easier to tell them apart.