How to activate your BBVA Card

We'll tell you about the different tools we make available for activating your card in the simplest way possible

Cards represent one of the most secure and convenient payment methods currently in use. In addition to security features such as the PIN and CVC code, you must also personally activate your credit or debit card before you can start using it.

Once you receive the card you have requested, you will have a variety of options for activating it. Let's take a look at these.

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You'll be able to pay for your purchases over time and use it at over 6,000 ATMs.

Using the apps from BBVA

BBVA offers BBVA España, a mobile phone app that you can use to activate your card, view all the information you may need on your accounts and cards, as well as to perform a variety of other operations.

The many possibilities offered to you by this application include:

  • Changing the payment method for your card.
  • Raising or changing the credit limit.
  • Sending money between cards.
  • Topping up your cell phone.
  • Limiting card operations, or blocking it directly.

Through the BBVA website

One of the quickest ways to activate your card is by using Once you have been correctly identified as a user, you just need to go to the "Accounts and Cards" section. You will then be able to select from a variety of options for operating using your new card, including the option to activate it by entering the PIN code.

At an ATM from the BBVA network

You'll be able to activate your card at any of the more than 7,000 ATMs in the BBVA network. To do this, just insert your card into the ATM and enter the corresponding PIN code. Your card will automatically be made ready to use, and you can also change the PIN code to a new one that you select.
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By telephone

The BBVA Voice Portal is another quick and convenient way to activate your card. There are two telephone numbers you can use to access this service:

  • By calling Contact BBVA at 902 22 44 66, where you will be able to speak with an agent if desired.
  • By calling the free BBVA Automatic Line at 900 81 61 61.

In addition to activating your card, you can use this telephone service to consult your account balances or perform transfers, among many other options.

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