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Managing your Mastercard credit card

Understand your credit card

What can your card do for you?

Explore the features and benefits of your National Bank Mastercard credit card!

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Common transactions        Digital payments       Card details        Security        


Common transactions

Receiving or changing your PIN

Is this your first National Bank credit card?

Your personal identification number (PIN) will be mailed separately from your card. If you haven't already done so, you will need to activate your card by following the instructions provided.

Renewing an expired card?

Your PIN will remain the same. Simply activate your card and start using it.

Want to change your PIN?

Change your PIN at any National Bank ABM.

Forgot your PIN?

To create a new PIN:

Increasing your credit limit

To request a credit limit increase:

  • Sign in to your account, select your Mastercard account and click "Credit limit increase"
  • Call 1-888‑9-MY‑CARD (1‑888‑969‑2273) or 514‑394‑1427
  • Talk to a representative at a branch

Applying for an additional card

Do you have a rewards card or a cashback card? Earn rewards or cashbacks more quickly by adding an additional card to your account.

There are two ways to add an additional Mastercard credit card to your account:

  • Complete and print the application form [PDF] and mail it to us
  • Call 1‑888‑9‑MY‑CARD (1‑888‑969‑2273) or 514‑394‑1427

Getting rewards or cashback

Redeem your rewards points for brand-name items, gift cards, travel discounts or National Bank products.

Earn cashback automatically when eligible purchases are charged to your cashback credit card.

Do you have questions about redeeming rewards points or getting cashback? See the FAQ.

Ready to redeem your points? Visit our boutique!

Travelling with your card

Going away?

To make sure your cards don't get blocked, sending a travel notification by signing in to National Bank online and clicking "Online applications", or by opening the mobile app and selecting "Banking services."

Take full advantage of your card!

Our PlatinumWorld and World Elite Mastercard® credit cards offer great travel perks, including comprehensive travel insurance, discounts at our online À la carte Travel™ agency, VIP experiences with Mastercard Priceless Cities® and more!

Discover the benefits of our travel credit cards.

Digital payments

Contactless payments

Use PayPass® at participating stores to pay without entering your PIN. Simply hold your card up to the terminal and you're good to go!


Fast and secure online payments

Save your credit card information and shipping address to your Masterpass account to enjoy easy and secure online shopping without having to enter your info every time.


Apple Pay®

When it's time to pay, just open the app, choose a credit card and hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near the reader with your thumb on Touch ID.

To use this service, you'll need to download the latest versions of the National Bank mobile app and iOS, watchOS or macOS.

Apple Pay

Google PayTM

At participating merchants: simply hold your Android smartphone near the reader and wait for your payment confirmation.

In-app purchases: Select "Pay with Google Pay" when you complete your order.

Google Pay

Card details


Depending on the Mastercard credit card you choose, you can enjoy:

All our cards offer purchase protection, enhanced security and access to unique Priceless Cities experiences.

Service charges

Service fees may be charged to your Mastercard account for certain operations:

General fees1
Additional copy of a bill1


Additional copy of an account statement1


Cheque issued for credit balance


NSF cheque


Foreign currency conversion


Overlimit fee4


Fees for cash advances (per transaction)

Mastercard credit cards2

Automated and teller-assisted services (National Bank)


Other financial institutions in Canada*


Other financial institutions outside Canada***


Managing your card

To manage your card (check your balance or upcoming payments, make a payment, etc.):

  • Sign in to National Bank online
  • Use our mobile app
  • Call 1‑888‑9‑MY‑CARD (1‑888‑969‑2273) or 514‑394‑1427


Protect your card from unauthorized use online

Create a Mastercard SecureCode™. You'll be prompted to enter it when you shop online. Even if your credit card information is stolen, it won't be possible to make purchases without your code.

Want more security tips to protect yourself against online fraud? Learn about secure online shopping and read our 10 ways to protect your credit card from fraud.

Discover Mastercard SecureCode

Learn more about credit cards

Little details that matter

Legal Disclaimers

Consult the Agreement Governing the Use of the National Bank Mastercard Credit Card [PDF]

®Apple Pay is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Apple Inc. is not a sponsor or participant of National Bank Mobile Banking Solutions.

TM Google Pay is a trademark of Google LLC.

™À LA CARTE TRAVEL is a trademark of National Bank.

®MASTERCARD, WORLD MASTERCARD, WORLD ELITE, PRICELESS CITIES and PAYPASS are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Inc. Authorized user: National Bank.

* Member of the Mastercard, Interac** or THE EXCHANGE** networks.

** Trademarks of Interac Inc., Mastercard International Inc., CIRRUS System Inc. and Fiserv EFT. Authorized user: National Bank of Canada.

*** Member of the Mastercard or Cirrus** networks.

1. No charge for requests made within 30 days of the statement date.

2. Cards included: Edition, Synchro, MC1, Ultramar, Allure, Escapade, OVATION Gold, Platinum, ECHO Cashback, CAA Rewards, World and World Elite.

3. Conversion fee calculations for transactions in a foreign currency have been modified (except for ABM transactions). The fee of 2.5% that was applied to amounts in USD is now applied to the amount converted to CAD. In all cases, foreign currency transactions are first converted to USD at the Mastercard Worldwide exchange rate.

4. Charged once per billing period if your balance exceeds your credit limit on the billing date. Does not apply to the World Elite card.

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