If you are a member of the Navy Federal Credit Union, you will soon have to own a debit card. Going by the name Navy Federal Credit Card, it is open to non-members. To get the card, you need to apply for it either online or through the phone. Within no time, the card will be sent to you through the address you provided while applying for it.
The length of time it will take for the card to be delivered to you depends on how fast the postal services are. After you receive your card, you will be required to activate it before you start using it.
So how do you activate a navy federal card? You can activate your card in three main ways: through the phone, online or via the mobile app. In this write-up, we discuss these methods one after the other.
Activation via the Phone
To activate your debit card, you will have to call the number: 1-888-842-6328. You will be taken through several steps to the end of the activation process. Some of the information you will have to provide include the card number, expiry date, and CVV. You may also have to input your date of birth and social security number. Within no time, your card will be activated and ready for use.
Activate Navy Federal Card Online
The second way to activate a navy federal card is to do it online. If you have already registered for an account, then you will only have to log in. Where you have no online account, then signing up for one should be a logical step. The following is the straightforward procedure of activating your navy federal card online:
Step 1. Log in to your online account by inputting your username (ID) and password.
Step 2. Once you are logged in, click ‘Account Services’.
Step 3. You will be redirected to a page where you will need to enter certain card and personal information. For instance, you will be asked to enter the card number, expiry date, and CVV. You may also be asked to provide your date of birth and social security number.
Step 4. By inputting and submitting this information, you would have agreed to have your card activated. It is now ready for use to make payments and even for ATM withdrawals. The only thing you will have to do is to sign the card with your name to prevent it from falling into the hands of fraudsters.
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The Mobile App and How It Works
The Navy Federal Card also works on the mobile app. You can use it to access your online account instead of going through a conventional web browser. On the app, you will be able to change your PIN. After that, you can view your account balance, make deposits, transfer funds, locate a branch or ATM, and pay bills. This service is available around the clock. You don’t have to wait until the nearest branch is open.
As you can see, it is very easy to activate a Navy Federal Card. the sooner you do it, the faster you will be able to use it to make payments.