Netspend Card Activation

Activation of your Netspend Credit Card

NetSpend cards are becoming quite popular; many businesses and government agencies issue these prepaid debit cards for things like reward incentives and tax refunds. NetSpend cards come in both Visa and MasterCard varieties, each of which can be activated through the same methods.

All NetSpend cards are issued by either The Bancorp Bank, BofI Federal Bank, MetaBank™ or Republic Bank & Trust Company.

If you’ve been issued a NetSpend debit card, you will need to activate it before the first use. The process is quite simple…we’ve outlined the steps below:

Activate Your NetSpend Card Online

Activation of a NetSpend Credit/debit card is easy through their online portal. Begin by visiting the NetSpend activation site. You will then need to enter your card’s number and security code (found on the backside of the card.)

Once the card is identified, you will need to enter personal data to associate the card to you as the primary user. That’s it!

Activating Your NetSpend Card Over the Phone

While online activation is the fastest method, you may call NetSpend customer service for additional assistance. Simply call toll-free at: 1-86-NETSPEND (1-866-387-7363). A customer service representative will be happy to assist you further.

Additionally, there may be a different toll-free number provided with your new card. If a toll-free activation number is provided on the card, we recommend using it first.

Quick & Easy Activation Instructions

Visit one of the following sites:

NetSpend Activation 1

NetSpend Activation 2

Enter the requested information, found on your new card.

Complete activation by entering the personal info that will be associated with your account.

Need more help? Call NetSpend customer service:  1-86-NETSPEND (1-866-387-7363).

Tips for New Credit Card Users:

  • To decrease the likelihood of identity theft, sign the back of your card before using it.
  • Be sure to read your cardholder agreement carefully.

Get the most out of your new card! Familiarize yourself with all of the card’s benefits and use them; sometimes perks like car rental insurance or roadside assistance are buried in the fine print of the cardholder agreement.