How To Activate a New Wells Fargo Debit Card

How To Activate a New Wells Fargo Debit Card

What is Wells Fargo Debit Card?

With your Wells Fargo Debit Card, you can access money from the primary linked checking account by using it to make purchases. You can also get cash, transfer funds, make deposits and more at Wells Fargo ATMs, and get cash at non-Wells Fargo ATMs that participate in the Visa and Plus networks.

How To Activate a New Wells Fargo Debit Card

  • Scan the code with your mobile phone to activate your debit card.
  • You can activate it online, or from your Wells Fargo Mobile® app.
  • Call 1-877-294-6933 from your home or mobile phone.
  • You can activate the card by using it with your PIN at any Wells Fargo ATM.

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 get a new debit card from Wells Fargo app?

If you think your card has been lost or stolen, you can order a replacement card online, from your Wells Fargo Mobile app, or via You can also contact us by phone. For personal cards call 1-800-869-3557. For business cards call 1-800-225-5935.

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.

Do debit cards activate immediately?

When you get your new debit card, it needs to be activated before you start putting it to use. This activation process connects your identity to your account. Activating the card also notifies the bank that it was received. These are the key security measures to help keep your account safe.

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 long does it take for a Wells Fargo debit card to arrive?

You will receive a new or replacement card within 5 to 7 calendar days. For new cards, if you didn’t select a PIN when you requested your new card, you can expect to receive a system-generated PIN in the mail a couple of days after you receive your card.

How much time required to activate ATM card?

The bank’s policies: Different banks have different policies on how long it takes to activate an ATM debit card. Some banks may activate the card immediately, while others may take a few days. The type of card: Some types of ATM debit cards, such as prepaid cards, may take longer to activate than other types of cards.

How do I get my Wells Fargo ATM access code without card?

If available, you can receive your access code as an email message, SMS text message 1, a call on your phone, or a push notification to your Wells Fargo Mobile® app. You’ll be prompted to enter and submit your code.

Can someone use my debit card without my PIN?

Fraudsters can still use your debit card even if they don’t have the card itself. They don’t even need your PIN—just your card number. If you’ve used your debit card for an off-line transaction (a transaction without your PIN), your receipt will show your full debit card number.

Can I activate my ATM card without going to the bank?

It is possible to activate a Debit Card online and also offline via an ATM. These two are distinct procedures that are time bound. The Debit Card must be activated within a time period, or else the PIN number given by the bank becomes invalid.

Can I use my Wells Fargo card at any ATM?

Wells Fargo or are not prominently branded with the Wells Fargo name and logo. You can use your Card at non- Wells Fargo ATMs that display the Plus® logo to withdraw cash, check balances, and transfer funds between the Accounts linked to your Card as primary checking and primary savings.