Most of us still remember the stress we went through trying to register for BVN in 2014 through 2015 to prevent us being restricted access to our bank account. So what should we call it when you need that number and you don’t know it? Well, that is what this article will focus on, how to check bvn using ussd code and internet banking platform.
The full meaning of BVN is Bank Verification Number. It came to existence in early 2014 as one of CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) measures to curb fraudulent activities and identity theft in the banking sector. It is 11 digit long and link all your bank account together.
You are only required to register once from any of the banks you have an account it and your accounts from other Nigerian banks will be linked to it.
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But here is the problem, you don’t often come across transactions that requires the bvn hence, it is not one of those numbers or digits (like main phone number or account number) that you will feel compelled to memorize.
Check Bvn Number with Code
Just dial *565*0# from the phone number registered to your bank account. It doesn’t matter which bank or network you are using. This code works with mtn, glo, airtel, 9mobile and all the commercial banks in Nigeria including but not limited to Gtbank, Zenith, First, Access, Union, UBA, Polaris bank etc.
How can i Get my BVN
If you are yet to register at all, then i assume you just clocked the eligible age to own an account with any Nigerian banks. So follow the steps below. Note that if you are just registering a bank account for the first time, you will do bvn registration along side.
- Visit a bank you own an account with.
- Walk straight to their customer care section and tell them you want to register for bvn.
- You will be given an enrollment form, which you have to fill and submit back to them.
- Your biometric signatures will then be capture and stored in database.
- As an SMS, you will receive your 11 digit bvn number within 24hrs – 48hrs.
You don’t have to memorize your bank verification number since you can just dial *565*0# code to check bvn number. All it requires is you have at least 10 Naira airtime on your sim card. You don’t have airtime? You can also check online just login to your internet banking dashboard and it should be somewhere around the top corner (right or left) as it varies with banks. Kindly share this article using the social sharing buttons below.