How to Activate Your Payroll Card at

Heads up: This article was originally written before June 2020 when the SOLE paycard was still being used. SOLE Financial has since been acquired by Comdata.

Getting your first payroll card can be confusing. “How do I activate it?” “Where do I go to activate it?” No worries, I’ll walk you through the whole process step-by-step.

Introducing Comdata Payroll Cards

Comdata issues payroll cards and other payment cards on behalf of employers. You may have received a Comdata payroll MasterCard from your employer.

Here’s a quick overview:

  • Comdata acquired SOLE Financial, the former issuer of SOLE paycards
  • They provide various card programs to enable direct wage access
  • The Comdata payroll card works just like any other MasterCard

Before you can use the card, you need to activate it. Here’s how:

Activate Your Comdata Payroll Card Online via

Activating online is fast and easy:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Manage under i-Connect Data
  3. Select Card Maintenance
  4. Click on Search
  5. Search for your card
  6. Choose Active from the Status menu

Once the card shows as Active, congratulations! Your Comdata payroll card is now ready to use.

Activate By Phone

If you can’t access the Comdata website, no problem! You can still activate your card by calling 1-888-265-8228. The automated system will guide you through the steps.

And that’s it! With your card activated, you can now enjoy all the benefits of getting paid with a payroll card. Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions!