4 Ways to Activate Your RBC Credit Card Now

Please choose from the following instructions to activate your RBC credit card. You can start using your card as soon as it’s activated.

Activate in the RBC Mobile app1
  • Sign in to the RBC Mobile app.
  • Select your credit card from the Accounts Overview list.
  • On the Credit Card Details page, select Add or Activate Your Card.
  • Follow the instructions on screen.
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Activate in RBC Online Banking1
  • Sign in to RBC Online Banking.
  • Select your credit card on the Accounts Summary page.
  • On the Account Details page, select Activate My Credit Card.
  • Follow the instructions on screen.
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Activate Online
Activate by Phone
  • Call 1-800-769-2512
  • If outside of North America, call 416-974-7780
  • For RBC Private Banking credit cards, call 1-888-769-2585

Frequently Asked Questions

Once activated, you can start using your RBC credit card right away.

Please refer to the PIN instructions you received with your RBC credit card. If you don't know your PIN, you can visit your local RBC branch to reset your PIN. You must bring two pieces of ID with you to the branch.

If you were unable to activate your card online, please call 1-877-900-5900. If you have an RBC Private Banking credit card, please call 1-888-769-2585.

If you haven’t received your card or you misplaced it, please call 1-800-769-2503 as soon as possible.

Have more questions?

View our Frequently Asked Questions

Your Privacy and Security

Please be aware of random, unexpected requests for your credit card information such as your personal information or your username and passwords. Unless you contact us first, neither HSBC Bank Canada nor RBC will ever ask for your personal, banking or investment-related information through email, text or over the phone. Do not respond to unsolicited contacts made through these channels. If you have questions or concerns about any inquiries you receive, please call 1-800-769-2503.

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