You don’t need to rush to the bank to check your Bank Verification Number (BVN) anytime you need it. You can always check it on your phone. The process is easy and instant. Learn how to check BVN on phone below.
BVN (Bank Verification Number) is your biometric identification number in the database of the Central Bank of Nigeria. It is a modern security measure used by the CBN (Central Bank of Nigeria) to reduce fraudulent activities in the banking system in Nigeria. Every account holder is required to have a Bank Verification Number which is linked to all their bank accounts. The Bank Verification Number is linked to your facial photograph, fingerprint and other relevant information in the database of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
After you have completed your Bank Verification Number registration with your bank, you can check your BVN verification code on your mobile phone by dialing a specified USSD code. This code works without the Internet and you can dial it from any mobile network in Nigeria.
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How to check your BVN on your phone
- To check your BVN on your mobile phone, dial *565*0#
- The Nigerian Interbank Settlement System will display your Bank Verification Number on your phone.
Note that you must dial the code from the mobile number linked to your BVN. Otherwise, you will not be able to check your BVN on phone. Also, checking BVN on your phone does attract any extra or hidden charges.
Ensure to link your BVN to all your Bank accounts once you have it. Failure to do so might prevent you from being able to access your bank accounts.
Watch how to link your BVN to your GTBank Account.