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How To Link BVN With Your Bank Account (Mobile USSD Code)

The purpose of this post is to help those who want to link their bank verification number (BVN) with their bank accounts.

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This post contains steps on how to link BVN with your bank account (Mobile USSD Code). Scroll down to find all bank USSD codes used to link your Bank Verification Number.

Banks in conjunction with Nigeria mobile telecommunications networks have made transactions easier for their customers, mobile phone users can do a lot directly on their mobile devices, previously on Naijaknowhow, I have shared with you how to;

On February 14, 2014, The Central Bank of Nigeria through the Bankers’ Committee and in collaboration with all banks in Nigeria launched a centralised biometric identification system for the banking industry tagged Bank Verification Number (BVN).

Benefits Of BVN (Bank Verification Number)

  • BVN gives a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry (not peculiar to one Bank).
  • Customers’ Bank Accounts are protected from unauthorised access.
  • It will address issues of identity theft, thus cutting exposure to fraud.
  • The BVN will enhance the Banking Industry’s chances of being able to fish out blacklisted customers.
  • Reduce queues in Banking Halls.
  • A standardised efficiency of Banking operations.
  • The customer’s unique BVN is accepted as a means of identification across all Nigerian Banks.

How to Enrol for BVN

  • Visit any bank branch and complete the enrolment form
  • Your biometric data (fingerprint, photograph and signature) will be captured on the system
  • You will then receive a Ticket ID
  • BVN will be sent to your registered mobile number

The purpose of this post on Naijaknowhow is to help those who want to link their Bank Verification Number (BVN) with their bank accounts. If you already own a BVN for another bank and want to connect with other bank accounts you also own, then you will have to see how to check your Bank Verification Number on your phone before linking with other banks.

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Without further ado, let’s dive right into it!

How to Link BVN With Your Bank Account (Mobile USSD Code)

Access Bank

Access Bank new logo

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To link your BVN to your Access bank account, here are the steps to follow;

  • Link BVN (Access Bank): Simply text BVN, your account number and BVN number to 20121 e.g. BVN 06812345678 22498765432 to 20121 on the phone number associated with your account.

Alternatively, you can do it via the Access Internet Banking using the following steps;

  • Login on the Internet Banking platform
  • Select the Service Requests Menu
  • Select Initiate Service Request
  • Select Link BVN

Ecobank

Ecobank banking

If you already have a BVN and want to link with your Ecobank account,

  • Simply dial *565*0# on your registered phone to retrieve your BVN and send a mail to [email protected] to link it with your Ecobank account.
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You can also chat with their Customer Care Executive on our website www.ecobank.com, via Ecobank Mobile App or chat with them via WhatsApp on (234) 808 760 3717.

FCMB

FCMB logo

Here’s how to connect BVN with your FCMB account directly on your mobile device. Check out the USSD below.

  • Link BVN (FCMB): Dial *329# >> select self-service >> select link BVN to link BVN

Fidelity Bank

fidelity bank logo

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Here’s how to link BVN with your Fidelity Bank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.

  • Link BVN (Fidelity Bank): Dial *770*02# on the mobile device attached with your bank to connect your Bank Verification Number.

First Bank

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Here’s how to link BVN with your First Bank account directly on your mobile device. See the USSD code below.

  • Link BVN (First Bank): Dial *894*BVN# to link your BVN on your phone.

Make sure you use the phone number associated with the bank account. For instance, if “01234567890” is your Bank Verification Number, you should dial *894*01234567890# for the BVN linkage.

GTBank (Guarantee Trust Bank)

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Here’s how to link BVN with your GTBank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.

  • Link BVN (GTBank): Dial *737*20*BVN# on the phone number associated with your account.

Keystone Bank

keystone bank logo

Here’s how to link BVN with your Keystone Bank account directly on your mobile device. Check out the steps below:

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Stanbic IBTC Bank

Stanbic IBTC Bank logo

Here’s how to link BVN with your Stanbic IBTC Bank account instantly on your mobile device. Check out the steps below:

  • Visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank BVN linkage portal via https://bvn.stanbicibtcbank.com/
  • Enter your 10-Digit NUBAN and your BVN Number, then click Submit BVN to complete the process.

Sterling Bank

Here’s how to link BVN with your Sterling Bank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.

  • Link BVN (Sterling Bank): Dial *822*3*BVN# on the number registered on your Sterling account.

UBA (United Bank of Africa)

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Here’s how to link BVN with your UBA account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.

  • Link BVN (UBA): Dial *919*60*BVN# on the mobile number linked to your account to link your BVN.

Unity Bank

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Here’s how to link BVN with your Unity bank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.

  • Link BVN (Unity Bank): Dial *7799# >> Navigate to BVN Verification on the mobile number linked to your account to link your BVN.

Wema Bank (ALAT)

Wema Bank Official Logo

For people who want to link their Bank Verification Number to their ALAT or Wema bank account using the USSD code, follow the guide below:

  • Link BVN (Wema Bank): Simply dial *945*BVN# on your phone and press the send button.

To manage your BVN, you can dial the USSD code *945*4#.

Zenith Bank

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Here’s how to link BVN with your Zenith Bank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.

  • Link BVN (Zenith Bank): Dial *966*BVN# using the number associated with your account.

Conclusion

I hope this is clear, do let us know if you successfully linked your BVN with your account. If you find out that there are other reliable ways to link your Bank Verification Number to your bank that wasn’t shared above, kindly tell us through the comment box below. Thanks for taking the time to read Naijaknowhow‘s post and support us by sharing this article on your social media accounts.

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