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6 simple steps for activating renewed Credit Card

3 min read May 3, 2024


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Activating a renewed Credit Card is a simple process. However, it's important to follow the steps provided by the Credit Card issuer to ensure smooth activation. This blog covers some helpful tips for you to simplify the entire process.

Activating a renewed Credit Card

Let's clearly understand what all details your renewed Credit Card needs before activating it. When your Credit Card's expiration date comes near or if it's lost/stolen, the issuing bank generally sends you a replacement card. This renewed Credit Card will have a new expiration date and a new CVV (card verification value) for security purposes.

Steps to activate a renewed Credit Card

1. Receive the new card: Your renewed Credit Card gets delivered by courier or mail. It usually comes in a nondescript envelope for security reasons.

2. Read activation instructions: Carefully read through the instructions provided by your card issuer. They may contain specific steps or a phone number to call to activate your Credit Card.

3. Activation options: There are many options for activating your renewed Credit Card:

  • Online activation: The issuing bank usually offers online activation services through its website or mobile app.
  • Activation via customer service: You can activate your card over the phone by calling the toll-free numbers provided in the instructions.

4. Provide necessary information: Whether you're activating online or over the phone, you'll need to give details to verify your identity. This may include your card number, expiration date, CVV code, and personal details such as your name, date of birth, identification proof, etc

5. Confirmation: Once you've completed the activation process, you should receive a text message and an email that your renewed Credit Card is now active.

6. Destroy old card: After activating your renewed Credit Card, kindly dispose of your old card to prevent any misuse. Shred or cut it into pieces, ensuring that the card number and other sensitive information are not legible.

Activation tips for your renewed Credit Card

  • Upon receiving your renewed Credit Card, activate it as soon as possible to avoid any disruptions in your card usage.
  • When activating your card online or over the phone, ensure you're in a secure environment and avoid sharing sensitive information in public.
  • Double-check the details you provide during the activation process to avoid any mistakes. Even a small mistake could cause delays or complications.
  • If you have any recurring payments or automatic billing set up with your old card, remember to update this information with your new card details to avoid any delay in payments or service interruptions.
  • Gain knowledge of the security features of your renewed Credit Card, such as fraud protection services and how to report lost or stolen cards.

Also Read: 6 quick ways for Credit Card activation


By following the aforementioned steps and tips, you can smoothly activate your renewed Credit Card and continue using it for your financial needs. If you face any issues during the activation process, don't hesitate to reach out to your issuing bank for assistance.

Axis Bank offers a variety of Credit Cards for its existing and new customers. With Axis Bank Credit Cards, you can enjoy numerous discounts and cashback on various categories, as well as welcome benefits, travel and dining offers, and airport lounge access. Check out our competitive Credit Card interest rates to make an informed decision.

Disclaimer: This article is for information purpose only. The views expressed in this article are personal and do not necessarily constitute the views of Axis Bank Ltd. and its employees. Axis Bank Ltd. and/or the author shall not be responsible for any direct / indirect loss or liability incurred by the reader for taking any financial decisions based on the contents and information. Please consult your financial advisor before making any financial decision.