How to activate your Bank of America Card?

Applying for Bank of America’s credit card? You must meet some requirements. 

You must be at least 18 years old and be a citizen of the United States. In addition to that, your employment history and credit report are necessary for the Bank to evaluate your application. 

If you are under the age of 21, you must provide evidence of an independent source of income to make payments. Bank of America has set a minimum credit score of 750 or higher for their consumer cards that include the Cash Rewards card and BankAmericard.

Applying for a credit card

To apply for a Bank of America credit card, go to Bank of America’s official website and choose the card that you would like to apply for. Click on Apply Now and then fill out the form. If you are approved, you will be informed with an email within the next 14 days.

Once accepted, you have to wait for the next 7-10 days before your card arrives. 

How to activate your Bank of America’s credit card

There are two ways to activate your Bank of America credit card, either online or via phone call
Before that, here is the list of information that you need to activate your card.

  • Credit card number.
  • Card Identification number. (usually written on the front or back of your card)
  • Personal details including name, date of birth, social security number, and zip code.
  • Bank account number if you have one.

Activate your Bank of America’s credit card Online 

First, log into your online account on Bank of America’s official website. Then verify your personal information. If you do not have an account, you can sign up with the last 6 digits of your card and social security number. Once you receive your Online ID and Passcode, you will be able to log in and activate your card.

Activate your Bank of America’s credit card via phone

Simply call 800-276-9939 and follow the guided steps to activate your credit card instantly.

Activating via the mobile application

To activate your Bank of America’s credit card via mobile application follow the below steps one by one.

  • Download the Bank of America app on your android phone or iPhone.
  • Login with your account credentials.
  • Go to Account settings and find your new card.
  • Click on Activate and follow the prompts.

Once your card is activated, which will take a few minutes, you can start shopping right away.

What to do if I lose my credit card?

In case your credit card went missing or got stolen, immediately inform the Bank by logging into the account and disabling the card or calling them and informing them how you lost your card. You will be asked for your card number and your card will be frozen. You can now apply for a new card which you have to activate again.