If you’ve recently changed your name, you’ll need to update your credit card information to match. Here’s a quick guide on how to change your name on a credit card.
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Changing your name on a credit card
If you’ve recently changed your name, you’ll need to update your credit card information to avoid any issues with future purchases. The process is relatively simple and can be done online or over the phone with your credit card issuer. In this article, we’ll show you how to change your name on a credit card.
Call the credit card company
The process for changing your name on a credit card will vary depending on the issuer, but in most cases, you’ll need to call the credit card company and request the change. You may be asked to verify your identity with some combination of your Social Security number, date of birth, address and account number.
If you have a joint account, both account holders will need to request the name change and may need to provide additional documentation. If you’re married and changing your name, you’ll likely need to provide a copy of your marriage certificate.
Once the credit card issuer has processed your request, a new card with your updated name will be sent to you in the mail. In the meantime, you can continue using your old card until it expires.
Go to the credit card company’s website
If you have a credit card in your current name, you’ll need to change the name on the account. The process for doing this differs depending on the issuer, but it’s generally pretty simple.
Go to the credit card company’s website and log in to your account. Once you’re logged in, find the section of the website where you can manage your account information. This is typically found in the “Settings” or “My Profile” section.
On most websites, there will be a link or form that you can use to change your name. Once you’ve located it, simply follow the instructions on the screen to update your information. You may need to provide some documentation, such as a copy of your marriage certificate, to verify your new name.
Once you’ve successfully updated your name with the credit card issuer, they will send you new cards in your new name. In the meantime, you can continue using your current card until it expires.
Submit a name change form
One of the first things you should do after getting married is update your name on your credit card. Fortunately, most credit card issuers make this process relatively easy. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Find the customer service number for your credit card issuer. You should be able to find this number on your monthly statement or on the back of your credit card.
2. Call the customer service number and tell the representative that you need to update your name.
3. The representative will likely ask for some personal information to verify your identity, such as your Social Security number, date of birth, and current address.
4. Once your identity has been verified, the representative will ask for your new name and address.
5. The representative will likely send you a new credit card with your new name within a few weeks. In the meantime, you can continue to use your old credit card with your old name.
What to do if you can’t change your name on your credit card
If you can’t change your name on your credit card, you have a few options. You can either cancel the card and get a new one with your new name, or you can keep the card and just use a different one for your new name. You can also change the name on your account with the credit card company.
Get a new credit card
If you have recently changed your name, you will need to update your information with your credit card issuer. Depending on the issuer, you may be able to do this online, over the phone, or through the mail.
In most cases, you will need to provide proof of your name change, such as a copy of your marriage certificate or divorce decree. Once your issuer updates your account, they will send you a new credit card with your new name.
Close the old credit card
Once you have your new credit card with your new name, you’ll need to close the old credit card. You can do this by calling the customer service number on the back of your card. Be sure to have your account information handy, as well as the date you would like the account to be closed.