How Do I Activate My Etrade Card?

Once you get your new E-Trade Mastercard debit card, you will need to activate it before it can be used. You can activate your card by visiting the website and logging into your account or by contacting a customer support agent at E-Trade for help.

If you want to know how to activate your E-Trade card, this article can help. It's filled with helpful information about your E-Trade account.

How To Request An E-Trade Debit Card

To request an E-Trade credit card, visit their website, create an account, and complete the steps. If you need a replacement credit card, contact E-Trade by clicking here. Once your order is received, your new E-Trade debit card will arrive in 7 to 10 business days.

Accounts Eligible To Receive An E-Trade Debit Card

Brokerage Accounts

1. The accounts eligible to receive an E-Trade complete debit card are domestic joint, individual, and custodial brokerage accounts.

2. If you are over 59 ½ years old, you may be eligible for an IRA account. To check eligibility, visit their website or contact a support agent..

Bank Accounts

1. You must have a Max-rate checking account to be eligible for an E-Trade Max-Rate "checking debit card."

2. You will need an E-Trade checking account to be eligible for an E-Trade "checking debit card."

Unfortunately, you can't get an E-Trade debit card with a savings account.

What is an EMV Personal Identification Number (PIN)- Preferred card and Chip?

1. Your E-Trade debit card has a chip embedded in it that leverages technology for Mastercard, Visa, and Europay. EMV is a global standard for credit card and debit card payments that provides an enhanced security level and global acceptance.

2. The E-Trade debit card is PIN-Preferred for added security. Just like you have to add a pin when getting cash from an ATM, you will need to provide a pin for making purchases with your E-Trade debit card. For added convenience, certain merchants will change this ability. PIN-Preferred and Chip terminals are the international standards for debit cards.

How to Activate Your E-Trade Debit Card

To activate your E-Trade debit card, contact a support agent, by clicking here. If you are calling within the US, the number is toll-free. However, for calls made from outside the US, there will be a toll charge applied.

How to Change Your PIN

1. To set your PIN, visit the E-Trade website and log on to your account.

2. You will be asked to set a PIN when you first activate your debit card.

3. You can also contact E-Trade to set up your PIN or to request that a PIN reminder is mailed to you.

E-Trade Debit Card Daily Limits

1. You can use your E-Trade debit card to make up to $5,000 worth of purchases per day.

2. You can use your E-Trade debit card to withdraw up to $1,000 in cash per day.

These maximum amounts depend on the available cash balance in your account.

How To Dispute a Transaction or Report Your Debit Card Lost or Stolen

If your debit card was lost or stolen, your PIN was discovered by another person, or someone conducted an unauthorized transaction with your debit card, contact E-Trade immediately for help.

Benefits Of getting an E-Trade Mastercard Debit Card

An E-Trade Mastercard debit card comes with a universal acceptance, meaning it can be used in place of a check or cash at many locations across the globe where a Mastercard is accepted.

Why Did GetHuman Write "How Do I Activate My Etrade Card?"?

After thousands of eTrade customers came to GetHuman in search of an answer to this problem (and many others), we decided it was time to publish instructions. So we put together How Do I Activate My Etrade Card? to try to help. It takes time to get through these steps according to other users, including time spent working through each step and contacting eTrade if necessary. Best of luck and please let us know if you successfully resolve your issue with guidance from this page.

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