How to Activate and Log In to Your American Express Card Account

Learn how to activate and log in to your American Express card account with ease. Follow these simple steps to get started today.

Activating and logging into your American Express card is a simple process. Follow the steps below to activate and log in to your card account:

Step 1: Activate Your American Express Card

There are several ways to activate your American Express card:

  1. American Express App: Download the American Express App, log in, and go to the ‘Account’ tab. Select ‘Activate and Add Card to your Account’ option[1].
  2. American Express Online Services: Register for online services and activate your card at[1].
  3. American Express Helpline: Call the helpline number on the back of your card and follow the prompts to activate your card[1].
  4. Text Service: Send the word “MEMBER” to 86509. Be ready with your card details as the IVR will ask you to confirm your identity and card details[2].

Step 2: Log In to Your American Express Account

After activating your card, you can log in to your American Express account by following these steps:

  1. Visit the American Express login page at[3].
  2. Enter your username and password in the appropriate fields.
  3. Click the “Log In” button to access your online account.

If you don’t already have an online account, you will need to create one:

  1. Click “Create New Online Account” on the login page[4].
  2. Enter your card number and 4-digit card ID to verify your credit card account[4].
  3. Choose your American Express username and password. The username must be between 5 and 20 characters, with no special characters and no spaces. The password must contain from 8 to 20 characters and have at least one letter and one number. The password is not case-sensitive and may contain special characters[4].

Now you have successfully activated and logged in to your American Express card account. You can manage your account, review transactions, and redeem reward points through the online portal or the American Express App.


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