If you have a bank account, you must have a bank account number; it is a must because it is your account identity along with the account name. Your sterling bank account number will be needed if money is to be deposited or transferred into your account; without it, such will be impossible.
Bank account numbers should be easy to memorize, A NUBAN is just 10 digits which is not very long. Sometimes, bank customers do forget their account number(s), especially those who have multiple accounts. When such happens, there is need to search for and retrieve it.
Fortunately, all banks have the bank account numbers of their customers in their database so one can easily get it from them.
In this article, we shall be considering Sterling bank customers who are trying to retrieve/check what their account number is. Sterling bank has made available a USSD code that can be used to check bank account numbers easily. As you read on, you would discover what this code is and also other useful information.
1.) Code to Check Sterling Bank Account Number
You will be able to check your account number with sterling bank using *822*5#.
This is the code made available for Sterling bank USSD banking platform and fortunately, checking of account number is featured. Registration is required to be able to use the code but, the phone number linked to your Sterling bank account is automatically registered on the USSD platform.
You need to have this number if you want to check your bank account number as registration requires entering your bank account number (which is what you are looking for).
However, you do need to create a USSD PIN for authenticating transactions. To create the PIN, simply;
- Dial *822# from your mobile phone
- Reply with 9 for Next
- Reply with 3 for PIN reset
- Enter details of your debit card as prompted
- Enter a USSD PIN
- Re-enter the USSD PIN to confirm
Your PIN must be 4 digits in number and you should be able to recall it easily as you would make use of it frequently. With that done, follow the below steps to check what your account number is;
- Dial *822# from your mobile phone
- Reply with 8 for My Account Number(s)
- Enter your USSD PIN to approve
Your account number or list of your account numbers (if you have more than one account numbers) will be displayed on your phone screen for you to view.
You can also dial *822*5# and then enter your USSD, your account number(s) will be displayed as well.
How much is the service charge?
Free, free free; checking your account numbers with the *822# code is free of charge, it would cost you N0 from your bank account. Depending on the network you are using, you might be charged
How many times can one use the code?
You can use the code many times, as many times as needed; it has no usage limit attached.
Which mobile network will the code work with?
You can use any of the major mobile networks – MTN, Airtel, 9Mobile and Glo – to dial this code; it would work with all GSM networks in Nigeria.
2.) Cheque Book
One easy method of checking your bank account number is by having a look at a slip on your cheque book. If for any reason you have not noticed, there are series of numbers listed at the bottom of your each cheque slip and your bank account number should be the second (counting from the left hand side).
To be sure, do count it to see if it is up to 10 digits. This method is very simple but, only those who run current accounts can make use of this method, savings account holders do not get cheque books.
3.) Bank Statement / Other Documents
All Sterling bank account holders can relate to this; bank statements are documents everyone receive either via mail (soft copy) or in hand (hard copy). Your bank account number is usually printed on your bank statement slip; at the top corner along with other bank information.
Aside from bank statements, look for any other document related to your bank account and you are likely to find your account number there.
4.) Sterling Bank OnePay Application
This is the second method of checking your account number with one. It involves you downloading and installing the Sterling One Pay App (the official mobile application of Sterling bank) on your mobile phone. This application can be downloaded by Android and iOS users as it is available on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
After registering on the app, your account number and other information about your account will be displayed on your dashboard when you launch. You can click on My Account to see other account numbers if you have multiple.
5.) Sterling Bank Internet Banking
Popularly known as Sterling ibank, the Sterling bank Internet banking platform is an online platform where you can manage your Sterling bank account. Before you can have access to your ibank portal, you need to register for the service and acquire a username and password. However, you can still login using the login details of your OnePay account.
When you log in, click on account information and your account number(s) will be displayed.
6.) Sterling Bank Customer Care Center
Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 070078375464 and request for your phone number. You will be asked to provide some details about your account to prove that you are the owner; once you provide these details, you will get your bank account number.
You can do the same thing by visiting the customer care center at a Sterling bank branch. Also, contacting Sterling bank via Twitter is another method you can use.
Knowing how important your sterling bank account number is; you should try not to forget it. If you can not memorize it, you can write it down somewhere safe or save it as a contact on your mobile phone. That way, you can easily retrieve it when you need it.