The Complete Guide to Activating Your Serve Card via

So you just received a Serve prepaid debit card in the mail. Congrats! Before you can start swiping that card for purchases though, you need to activate it.

Activating your card is super simple and only takes a few minutes. Just follow this friendly walkthrough and you’ll be ready to use your Serve card in no time!

Setting Up Your Serve Account

The first step is creating your online Serve account if you don’t already have one:

  1. Visit and click “Sign Up”
  2. Choose a username and password
  3. Enter your email address
  4. Provide some basic personal information

Once your account is created, you can activate your physical Serve card.

Activating Your Card Online at

Activating online is quick and easy:

  1. Login to your Serve account
  2. Click the “Activate Card” button
  3. Enter your card details like:
    • Name
    • Card number
    • Security code
    • Last 4 digits of SSN
  4. Click “Activate”

And that’s it – your card will now be ready for purchases!

“I activated my Serve card online in just a few minutes. Super simple process!”

Activating By Phone

If you don’t have internet access, no worries – you can activate by calling Customer Service:

  • Amex Serve: 1-800-954-0559
  • Visa Serve: 1-833-729-9646

Just follow the voice instructions to enter your card details and activate.

Registering a Serve Card

If you received a Serve card application rather than an actual card, you’ll need to register your card first:

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your card details
  3. Provide personal information
  4. Review and submit

After registering, return to your account to activate the card.

Perks of Using a Serve Card

Here are some awesome benefits you’ll enjoy with an activated Serve card:

  • Purchase protection: Covers loss or damage
  • Fraud protection
  • FDIC insurance up to allowed limits
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Emergency travel services

Serve also offers flexible, on-the-go money management through their mobile app and online account access.

Types of Serve Cards

The main types of Serve cards are:

  • American Express Serve
  • Visa Serve

Both function similarly – the main difference is Visa has wider merchant acceptance.

So there you have it! Activating your Serve card is a breeze. Just create your online account, enter your card details, and you’ll be ready to start swiping in no time. Enjoy those perks and benefits!

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