How to Activate UOB ATM Card

How to Activate UOB ATM Card

The ATM card allows you to get access to your saved money in a bank account. ATM machines can be used to withdraw or deposit the funds, and to make online and offline purchases.

It offers the convenience of credit card, with the difference being that you spend money from your account directly. That being said, to enjoy the feature of an ATM card, you need to activate it first.

If you are one of the customers of UOB Singapore bank, then card activation is required for the new, renewed, or replaced ATM card, debit card, and credit card, before they all can be used to make purchase or to proceed your transactions.

The activation is required from UOB Bank in order to ensure and enhance the security, by preventing unauthorized use in case the card get intercepted or lost.

There are several possible ways to activate the card. UOB Bank allows you to do so by sending text message, visiting the bank’s internet banking portal, or using any UOB ATM machines throughout the country.

Activate UOB ATM Card via SMS

Here are the steps on how to activate UOB ATM card via SMS. Please note that prior to complete the activation via text message, you need to register the mobile number with UOB Bank.

  1. Type in ACTVA(space)the last four digits of your ATM card number.
  2. Send the text to 71423.
  3. Wait until your receive SMS notification to confirm it.

E.g: ACTVA 8888 send to 71423

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Activate UOB ATM Card via Internet Banking

To perform activation via internet banking, follow these steps:

  1. Visit the official site of UOB internet banking and log into your account.
  2. Click Activate Now menu.
  3. Input your ATM card number.
  4. Write in the provided captcha on the screen correctly for verification purpose.
  5. Select Continue to proceed with the activation process.
  6. Write until you receive One-Time Password (OTP) with code to your registered mobile phone number.
  7. Click in the OTP number to the page then activate the ATM card.
  8. Wait until the page has confirmed that you have successfully activated the card.

Activate UOB ATM Card via ATM

Below is the guide on how to activate UOB ATM card via ATM machine:

  1. Insert your UOB ATM Card into the slot.
  2. Key in your PIN. The temporary PIN is mailed separately to you, so make sure you provide updated mailing address to the bank.
  3. Follow the instructed steps on the screen.

Activate UOB ATM Card via Mighty App

This if you activation via Mighty App on your Mobile:

  1. Login into UOB Mighty app and tap on the Card Activation Insights cardHow to Activate for UOB Credit Card
  2. Next, select the cards that you wish to activate, Click Done.How to Activate for UOB Credit Card Online
  3. Tap on Yes to proceed with the activation. Your current card will be deactivated.How to Activate for UOB Credit Card Online Banking
  4. Enter the SMS OTP.
  5. Write in the OTP Number to the page then activate the ATM card.How to Activate for UOB Credit Card Online Payment
  6. Tap on OK to proceed. You can start using your new card.How to Activate for UOB Credit Card Online Payee
  7. Wait until the page has confirmed that you have successfully activated the card.

If you cannot perform activation via text message or internet banking because you haven’t registered or updated your mobile phone number with the bank, then you may directly visit UOB bank branch to complete the activation process.

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After you have performed activation on your ATM card, then you can use it to make banking transactions such as withdrawing cash or checking the balance of your account on any UOB ATM machines across Singapore.

By using ATM machine service, you don’t need to worry about missing the bank business hours of if you live relatively far from the bank’s branch office, if you only need to perform simple banking activities such as depositing your cash.