To prevent misuse, all Visa debit card are sent inactive, which means that before you can start using it, you have to activate it in one of the following ways:
- on Erste Bank’s ATM’s by inserting the card in the reader, which automatically activates your card
- via NetBanking or mBanking for private users
- by calling our Contact Centre
- in Erste Bank branch offices
When you activate your card via online banking, phone call or in the branch office, it becomes active (i.e. ready for use) within 30 minutes or 4 hours.