How To Activate a PNC Card

How To Activate a PNC Card

What is PNC Card?

Your PNC Visa® Debit Card offers contactless technology, Zero Liability Fraud Protection, and the ability to earn cash rewards with Purchase Payback®. Add your card to the mobile wallet of your choice for even more convenience. PNC is working to make banking easier and more rewarding for you.

How To Activate a PNC Card

  1. Log in to the PNC Mobile App.
  2. Tap the menu icon (three lines), and then tap Cards.
  3. Tap Activate This Card.
  4. Tap Begin Activation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I activate my PNC Bank card?

Log in to the PNC Mobile App. Tap the menu icon (three lines), and then tap Cards. Tap Activate This Card.

How do I unlock my PNC card?

How To Use PNC Easy Lock

  1. Open the PNC Mobile app or sign on to PNC Online Banking.
  2. Select your personal or business debit or credit card.
  3. Click the lock or unlock button. It’s that simple.

Where can I find my PNC debit card PIN?

If you’ve forgotten your PIN for your debit card:

Stop by any PNC Branch to select a new PIN for your card. Call us using the phone number found on the back of your card to have a new random PIN generated.

Do I have to activate my PNC debit card?

Your PNC Debit Card will need to be activated when you receive it. You must call the number listed in your Welcome letter to activate your Debit Card and change your PIN.

How do I activate my PNC debit card PIN?

You must establish a PIN by calling 1-866-416-5689 or by visiting Do I have to select a PIN when I activiate my card? Yes. When you call to activate your card, you must select a PIN to complete activation of all card functions.

How does a PNC debit card work?

Simply select “credit” at checkout and sign for your purchase. If you would like to use a PIN with your card to make purchases, where entering a PIN is allowed, you may obtain a PIN during the card activation process. If you prefer, you can always request or reset a PIN by calling the number on the back of your card.

What is the phone number for PNC debit card activation?

Call 1-888-PNC-BANK (1-888-762-2265) to get started.

Can you unlock your PNC card online?

PNC Easy Lock® is not a replacement for reporting your card lost or stolen. Report a card lost or stolen through Online Banking or the PNC Mobile app. If you misplace a card, you can lock and unlock it through PNC Online Banking. Sign on to PNC Online Banking.

Why is my PNC card being declined?

Your card may be declined for a number of reasons: the card has expired; you’re over your credit limit; the card issuer sees suspicious activity that could be a sign of fraud; or a hotel, rental car company, or other business placed a block (or hold) on your card for its estimated total of your bill.

What is the CVV code of PNC Bank?

Then, simply supply your debit card number, the expiration date found on your card, and your three- or four-digit security code, also known as a card verification value (CVV) code. Usually, you can find this code on the back of your debit card.