80 years ago United Overseas Bank (UOB) began as the United Chinese Bank (UCB). It was in 1965 that the name was changed and since then they have opened over 500 offices across the world. NOTE: please visit the site directly to verify the details and obtain more information.

Once of the most used and beneficial aspects of banking with UOB is the ability to change the magnetic stripe settings on your UOB card(s) for overseas card use. If you are a current UOB debit or credit card customer you will want to activate the card for overseas use immediately. We have provided a quick “how to” activation guide below for you to activate your personal UOB debit or credit card for overseas use online.

how to activate- UOB Debit or Credit Card For Overseas Use Online: 

what you need:

  • internet access
  • have an official UOB Credit Card
  • personal information
  • current mobile phone number on file with UOB

what to do to activate your UOB Debit or Credit Card for Overseas Use Online:

  • visit: www.uob.com.sg/overseas
  • click on the blue ” Overseas Card Use” button
  • NOTE: it is important that you make sure your mobile phone number is current with UOB as they will text you a one time password to complete the process
  • a new window will open
  • type in your card number the correct section for either debit/credit or ATM card
  • then type on the verification code that appears on your personal screen in the space provided
  • click on the blue ”Continue” button
  • continue to move forward and provide all the required information until you receive an activation confirmation