How To Check BVN on MTN, Glo, Airtel, 9Moblile and GTBank


How to Check BVN (Bank Verification Number) in Nigeria

Since the Central Bank of Nigeria developed a single Biometric Identification System in 2014, people have been curious to retrieve or check their BVN or Bank Verification Numbers. Nigerians who own a bank account are assigned a unique number with eleven digits. Banks in Nigeria require this code for new clients to be registered in their systems.

Even if you have several bank accounts, only a single Bank Verification Number will represent all of them. All financial information you have will also be associated with your BVN. Hence, it is essential to know how to check BVN in Nigeria.


What is BVN?


As stated earlier, BVN or Bank Verification Number is the biometric identification system that the Central Bank of Nigeria has established together with the NIBSS or Nigerian Interbank Settlement System to reduce the number of illegal or fraudulent banking transactions in the country. The BVN helps the CBN in identifying fraudsters. It also helps them track down how much money a particular person holds.


It doesn't matter how many bank accounts a person may have because the BVN will remain in the system across all of their accounts. It is compulsory for all Nigerians with bank accounts to have their BVN pin.

You don't need an internet connection to check your BVN using your mobile phone, although a fee will be charged for each transaction you make via your phone provider.


Checking BVN on 9Mobile Network


Dial *565*0# to get your BVN from your 9Mobile Network phone for N20


Checking BVN on Airtel Network


Dial *565*0# to get your BVN from your Airtel Network phone for N20


Checking BVN on Glo Network


Dial *565*0# to get your BVN from your Glo Network phone for N20


Checking BVN on GTBank


To check the BVN attached to your Guaranty Trust Bank account, dial *737*6*1# using the mobile phone number you used when you opened your GTBank account. Follow all the instructions so that you can view your BVN.


Checking BVN on MTN Network


Dial *565*0# to get your BVN from your MTN Network phone for N20.


Checking BVN Number Online


You can also go online to check your BVN, and you can do it using your Banking or Internet Banking app. 


Checking BVN Linked to Your Bank Account


Just like how the same code is used for all networks, it will also be similar for all the banks in the country, with GTB as the only exception. 


How to Check Your BVN via All Nigerian Banks 


  • To check your BVN on Diamond bank, just dial *565*0#.
  • To check your BVN on Eco Bank, just dial *565*0#.
  • To check your BVN on First Bank, just dial *565*0#.
  • To check your BVN on Stanbic IBTC bank, just dial *565*0#.
  • To check your BVN code for Union Bank, just dial *565*0#.
  • To check your BVN on Zenith Bank, just dial *565*0#.
  • To check your BVN on Wema Bank, dial *954*4#.

How to link your BVN to your bank account

Whether you have an account with FCMB, First Bank, Wema Bank, UBA, GTBank, Eco Bank, Sterling Bank, Zenith Bank, Union Bank, Heritage Bank or any other bank in Nigeria, the process of linking your bank verification number is pretty simple and similar across all banking platforms. You will need to access your account via your bank's online system, look for where it says "Bank Verification Number", and follow the steps. Learn more here

John Paul

John Paul is a senior editor at HotNaija. twitter

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