www.activate.capitalone.com/activate – Activate New Capital One Credit Card

Activate Capital One Activate

  • Activate a Capital One card online and be the envy of the neighborhood
  • The activation process will take less than 2 minutes to complete
  • This service is designed for both US and Canadian card holders

The activate Capital One service requires the card holder to access their existing Capital One account with a username and password.  Those who do not have a Capital One account will have to register with their Capital One account number, Social Security Number (SSN) or Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), a valid email address, and the credit card in questions with the 3-digit security code.  The 3 digit security code can be found on the back of the card and the email address will be used for confirmation purposes.  Any questions in regards to the Capital One credit card activation process or to activate by phone please call: 1-888-655-5646.  Those who have authorized users, all of their cards will be activated at the same time as the primary card (only the primary Capital One account holder may activate authorized users’ credit cards).  Capital One credit cards can be used to obtain cash money at ATM’s as long as the card holder has created an account PIN number.

Capital One Activate Notes

  • Those who already have an online banking account with Capital One can use that login to activate a card
  • Those who would like to use the credit card to obtain cash at an ATM should call 1-800-955-7070 to acquire a PIN
  • All credit cards will come with a credit card’s activation sticker with a toll-free number for questions

Card holders in Canada who are looking to activate a Capital One credit card over the phone can dial 1-888-655-5646.  With any new credit card the consumer should always consult the account agreement and terms of conditions for information about the credit card in question.


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