Activating Your BDO Card: A Comprehensive Guide

How to Activate Your BDO Card: An Expert's Guide

Have you recently received your BDO (Banco De Oro) card? Are you eager to start using it but unsure how to activate it? You’ve come to the right place. This blog provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to activate your BDO card quickly and securely.

BDO Unibank is one of the largest banks in the Philippines, offering an array of financial services including debit and credit cards (source). The process to activate your BDO card can seem daunting if you’ve never done it before. But don’t worry, we’re here to walk you through it.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Activating Your BDO Card

Before we dive into the specifics, it’s essential to have your BDO card and related documents ready. Now, let’s get your BDO card activated!

1. For BDO ATM Debit Cards:

To activate your BDO ATM Debit card, you’ll need to change your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Here’s how:

  1. Locate a BDO ATM: BDO has a large network of ATMs across the Philippines. Visit the BDO ATM locator to find the nearest one.
  2. Insert your BDO card: Once at the ATM, insert your card into the machine.
  3. Choose a language: You’ll be asked to select a language. Choose according to your preference.
  4. Select ‘Other Services’: After selecting the language, opt for the ‘Other Services’ tab on the ATM screen.
  5. Change PIN: You’ll then be guided to the ‘PIN Change’ menu. Follow the instructions to change your PIN.

2. For BDO Credit Cards:

Activating your BDO Credit Card requires a phone call to BDO’s Customer Contact Center. Follow the steps below:

  1. Call the BDO Customer Contact Center: Dial 631-8000 or the domestic toll-free number 1-800-10-631-8000.
  2. Follow the voice prompts: The voice prompts will guide you through the activation process. You’ll need to provide your card number and other personal information, so have these ready.
  3. Wait for confirmation: After providing all necessary information, wait for the confirmation of your credit card’s activation.

Remember, to secure your card, do not share your card number or PIN with anyone. Also, avoid writing down your PIN or storing it in your phone.

FAQs about Activating Your BDO Card

Q1: What should I do if I forget my PIN or lose my card? You can call BDO’s Customer Contact Center to report a lost card or forgotten PIN. They can guide you through the process of securing your account and getting a new card or PIN.

Q2: Can I activate my BDO card overseas? Yes, you can activate your BDO card overseas. For credit card activation, call BDO’s International Toll-Free number specific to the country you are in. You can find these numbers on the BDO website.

Q3: Can I activate my card online? As of 2023, BDO doesn’t provide online card activation. You need to visit an ATM for ATM Debit cards, or make a phone call for credit card activation.

We hope this guide has helped clarify the BDO card activation process. Should you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact BDO’s Customer Contact Center or visit their FAQ page.