How to Activate Your Bank of America Card

So you just received a shiny new credit, debit, or EDD card from Bank of America. Awesome! But before you can start swiping away, you need to activate it. Activating your card is a quick and easy process to verify your identity and get your card up and running.

In this guide, we’ll cover how to activate Bank of America cards, including:

  • Credit cards
  • Debit cards
  • EDD cards

Let’s dive in!

Activating Your Credit Card

Have no fear, activating your credit card only takes a minute. You can activate through two methods:

Online Banking

If you already use Bank of America’s online banking, follow these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Online Banking sign-in page
  2. Enter your Online ID and Passcode
  3. Click “Sign In”
  4. Follow the instructions to activate your card

Didn’t set up online banking yet? Check out the section at the bottom to get started.

By Phone

You can also activate through an automated phone system.

To activate by phone:

  • Call 800-222-7365
  • Follow the prompts to activate

It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Activating Your Debit Card

Activating your Bank of America debit card gives you protection against fraudulent transactions. You have a few options to activate:

On the Bank of America Website

To activate on the website:

  1. Go to the Online Banking sign-in page
  2. Enter your Online ID and Passcode
  3. Click “Sign In”
  4. Follow the instructions to activate

Through the Mobile App

You can activate instantly using Bank of America’s mobile app too:

  1. Download the Bank of America app
  2. Sign in to your account
  3. Select the option to activate your debit card

By Making a Purchase

If you have your card’s PIN, you can activate simply by making a purchase using your new debit card. Easy!

Activating Your EDD Card

To activate an EDD card:

  1. Go to the EDD Card Activation page
  2. Enter your card number
  3. Click Continue
  4. Follow the instructions to activate

And that’s all there is to it! You should now be able to use your card for purchases or withdrawals.

Let me know if you have any other questions!

Need to Sign Up for Online Banking?

If you need to enroll in online banking:

  1. Go to the “Enroll in Online Banking” page
  2. Enter the last 6 digits of your card or account number
  3. Enter your SSN or Tax ID Number
  4. Click Continue and follow the prompts

Once enrolled, you can then activate your card through the online banking portal.

I hope this guide covered all the steps on how to easily activate your new Bank of America card. Just follow the instructions based on whether you have a credit, debit, or EDD card. Let me know if you have any other questions!

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