How to Activate Your New Huntington Bank Debit Card at

So you just received a shiny new Huntington debit card in the mail? Congrats! Before you can start swiping though, you need to activate your card first.

Activating your card is super quick and easy. This step just helps verify your identity and lets the bank know your new card is ready to use.

Below I’ll walk you through 4 simple ways to activate your Huntington card so you can start making purchases right away!

Method 1: Activate Online at

Activating online via the Huntington website takes just a minute and can be done from your computer or mobile device.

Here are the steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in to your Huntington online banking account
  3. Click on Customer Service at the top
  4. Select Card Services
  5. Choose Activate My Debit Card
  6. Enter the 3-digit code on the back of your card
  7. Click Activate

And just like that, your card is activated and ready to use! 💳

Tip: If you’ve forgotten your login info, you can choose “Forgot username/password” or “New to online banking” on the login page.

Method 2: Use the Mobile App

The Huntington Mobile app makes activating your debit card fast and easy.

Follow these steps:

  1. Download the Huntington Mobile app on your phone
  2. Log in to your Huntington account
  3. Tap the More tab
  4. Choose Manage Cards
  5. Select your new debit card
  6. Enter the 3-digit code on the back of your card
  7. Tap Activate

Boom! Your card will instantly be activated through the app.

Method 3: Call Huntington

You can also activate your debit card over the phone by calling 800-480-2265. This number is available daily from 6 AM – 12 AM Eastern Time.

When you call, just follow the voice prompts to verify your identity and complete the activation. It only takes a few minutes.

Method 4: Visit a Branch or ATM

Headed out to run errands today? You can swing by any Huntington branch or ATM to activate your Huntington debit card in person.

At a branch: Let a banker know you need to activate a new debit card.

At an ATM: Insert your new card and follow the on-screen activation instructions.

Either way it only takes a few seconds, and then your card will be ready to use!

Next Steps After Activating Your Card

Once you’ve activated your shiny new Huntington debit card using one of the simple methods above, here are a few next steps to take:

  • Set your PIN: Visit any Huntington branch or ATM to set a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for card security when making debit purchases.
  • Register for online/mobile banking: Managing your account is easier with 24/7 digital access. Enjoy features like mobile check deposit, account alerts, peer-to-peer payments, and more!
  • Print your name on the card (optional): Visit a Huntington branch to have your name printed on the debit card for personalization.

Now get excited to start using your activated debit card to shop online and everywhere Huntington is accepted! Let me know in the comments below if you have any other questions about activating or using your new card.

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