How To Activate a New Scotiabank Debit Card

How To Activate a New Scotiabank Debit Card

What is Scotiabank Debit Card?

Your ScotiaCard® is enabled with Visa* Debit that allows you to shop online and worldwide – while paying1 directly from your bank account! Enjoy shopping at thousands of merchants online, pay in-store in the US and at international retailers. What’s more? You also earn rewards on your purchases!

How To Activate a New Scotiabank Debit Card

Activate at any Scotiabank or Cirrus ABM and enter your existing PIN. To enable contactless transactions, a cash withdrawal must be made from the card.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you activate a 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.

Why is my new Scotiabank debit card not working?

New or replacement card isn’t activated yet. Card has been closed, cancelled, or is expired. Card is temporarily blocked (e.g. you reported your card as lost or stolen, or there’s been unusual purchasing activity)

How can I activate my online banking Scotiabank?

How do I activate my account for Scotiabank online and mobile banking? If you haven’t yet activated your account for online and mobile banking, visit the Activate Now page of our website to get started. You’ll need your ScotiaCard, credit card, or account number for your line of credit, investment, loan, or mortgage.

How do I add a new card to Scotia Online Banking?

From your Accounts page, select your credit card account. Select Additional Services. Select Add Supplementary Cards and follow the instructions.

How do I activate my new 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 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.

How long does it take for a new debit card to be active?

Once your new card is in hand, activation takes just minutes.

How do I activate tap on my Scotiabank debit card?

Make sure the feature is enabled and you have an account setup as chequing for debit purchases on your ScotiaCard. To enable Interac contactless payment on your debit card please call us or visit a local branch.

Do you have to activate Scotiabank debit card?

Yes, you will have to activate your card by calling the Scotiabank Card Service Centre at 1-888-823-9657. Card activation can be done by the automated system.

How do I activate my Scotiabank Visa?

Activate your card online or call us at 1-800-806-8600. It’s quick, easy, and secure. Once activated, your card and any other cards on your account are ready to use. Please note: only the primary cardholder can activate a credit card.