How to activate HSBC Credit Card online
HBSC offers a full range of financial services to customers throughout Canada, and they’re one of the premier providers of these services nationwide. HBSC’s offerings include MasterCard credit cards in a variety of configurations, from rewards cards to travel perk cards. There are even cards with no annual fee for those who qualify.
Once you’ve been approved for an HBSC credit card and received it in the mail, you will need to activate. Below, you’ll find all the information you’ll need to get started.
Can I Activate My HSBC Credit Card Online?
As of this writing, there is no way to activate an HSBC card online due to their strict identity theft prevention policies. To activate, please follow the phone instructions that follow.
Activating Your HSBC Card Over the Phone
Phone activation is the HSBC preferred method of activation as it allows for an additional layer of ID verification. From the phone number associated with your account, dial 1-866-573-4722 to begin the process. You will need to provide details from the card as well as personal information to identify yourself as the primary cardholder.
Quick & Easy Activation Instructions
Call HSBC’s toll-free activation number (1-866-573-4722) to activate your new card over the phone.
Need help? Call HSBC Customer Service: 1-888-385-8916
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.