chase credit card activation: How to activate a Chase credit card
Chase credit card activation is two-fold.
Activate your Chase card. Simple online or over the phone. Once activated, you can use your credit card immediately.
How to activate a Chase card online
Instead of calling, you can activate your Chase card online. Here’s how:
Go to Chase Verify.
If you’re a first-time Chase cardholder, sign up.
You’ll need your SSN and a card, account, or application number to register.
My accounts are accessible after logging in.
Choose to activate your new card.
How to activate a Chase card by phone
If you prefer phone service, have your SSN, credit card, and security questions ready. Here’s how to activate your card by phone:
Personal cards: 800-432-3117; business cards: 888-269-8690.
Enter the credit card numbers
The card must be activated.
How do I know if my Chase card is activated?
Go to My Accounts after logging in. There should be your new card info.
Getting started with your Chase credit card
Now that you have activated your Chase credit card, you’ll want to know how to optimize your card use so you can get the most value out of it.
App-download. Chase’s mobile app lets you track rewards, monitor accounts, make payments, and activate offers.
Digitize wallets. Smartphones and smartwatches simplify online and in-store purchases. It requires a digital wallet.
online-banking enrollment. Chase online banking lets you manage your finances, check accounts and redeem rewards. To enroll, provide your SSN, bank account, and mobile phone number.
PIN-ize. Call 800-297-4970 if you don’t have a PIN or want to reset it. The setup is automated. ATM and credit card withdrawals abroad require a PIN.
Autopay. Select a card from your Chase online or mobile account. Set up auto-payments. Choose your monthly payment amount and account.
Earn more. Chase Freedom and Sapphire are Chase Ultimate Rewards cards. Some cashback cards actually earn points. Check out our guides on how to get, use, and send Chase points to partner airlines and hotels.