There are 3 ways to activate a Barclaycard credit card: online, by phone, or via the Barclays mobile app. To activate your Barclaycard online, go to the Barclays activation website with your new card in hand and enter your date of birth, card number, security code, occupation, and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number. You’ll also need to indicate whether you’re a U.S. citizen or not.
To activate your Barclaycard credit card by phone, call the Barclays activation line at 877-408-8866. You’ll be asked for your date of birth, and the last 4 digits of both your card number and your Social Security number. If you stay on the line, you’ll be given the option to set a custom PIN for your account or have the existing one mailed to you, if applicable.
Activation through the Barclays mobile app is easy, too. Just download the free app, open it on your smartphone, and tap “Activate your Account” in the menu at the bottom. You’ll need the same information as you’d provide for online activation.
When you get a new Barclays credit card, you must activate the card before you can use it. After activation, you’ll be able to set up your Barclays online account and create your login credentials, if you haven’t already. This can be done on the Barclays website or the Barclays mobile app.
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