Did you want to know how to check BVN details online? If yes, continue reading because am going to show you step by step guide on how you can check your BVN on MTN, Airtel, Glo and 9mobile without going to any bank.
But before that let quickly look at what BVN is all about and why you need it.
What is BVN all about?
BVN is an acronym for BANK verification Number it is your personal identification number that contain all your personal details this was introduced by the central bank of Nigeria (CBN) to stop or put an end to any form of illegal banking transaction in Nigeria.
It is an 11 digit code which is assign to each individual whenever they want to open their first bank account, even if you have more than three account in different banks in Nigeria your BVN must be the same, you can’t have more than one BVN.
That is; If you first open account in GTB and you do BVN there, when you want to open another bank account in access bank or zenith, it is still that same BVN you do in GTB that you will use.
You are not advice to print or give out your BVN unnecessarily except you want to use it for important thing inside the bank, such as to use it to withdraw money from Western Union or moneygram.
But if you have lost or forgotten your bank verification number you might wish to retrieve it, since you might find it difficult to cram it. I will show you how to check BVN details online fast.
Warning: Never, tell anyone your BVN details, do not drop your BVN in any public forum or social media and never send your BVN to any one through any means.
Below is a statement released by CBN.
Identity theft and fraudulent transactions have become a menace to the global banking system in recent times. In order to ensure trust relationship in the Nigerian banking system is not undermined, The Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with all Nigerian Banks launched Bank Verification Number (BVN) project in February 14, 2014.
How to check BVN details online
How do I check my BVN details online using my phone? You must not have a smartphone or data before you can check your BVN details, you can easily check your BVN using USSD code.
Press; *565*0# with the mobile number you used during the account registration in any bank either; GTB, Zenith, UBA or first bank. This service will cost you N10 only.
Advantages of having a BVN
- It serves as security to your bank account
- You will have a special Identity number that is verifiable in any bank
- It exposes any form of illegal transactions and blacklisted customers.
- I looks into issues of identity theft, and reduce fraud exposure.
How to check your BVN on MTN sim
If you are using MTN SIM card below is the steps on how to check your BVN details online; simply dial; *565*0# wait for It to load and it will display your BVN details, just copy it and save somewhere so that you can’t forget it again because each time you retrieve it you will be charged N10.
How to check BVN details online with Airtel
To check your BVN with your airtel sim daily; *565*0# wait for the phone to load it will pop up your BVN information this service will cost you N10 only.
How to check your BVN details on Glo
Simply daily *565*0# using the same glo sim you used to open an account in the bank, you will be charges N20 for this service.
Ways to check your BVN on 9mobile
Type *565*0# with your phone, on the etisalat sim you used during bank registration, you will be charged N10, copy the BVN code and keep it safe.
Code to Check BVN (BVN USSD Code)
The code to check BVN is *565*0#. You can use this code to check BVN on all the phone networks like MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9Mobile.
You can also use this code to check BVN for banks in Nigeria like FCMB, Jaiz Bank Stanbic IBTC, Union Bank or any bank.
How to Check BVN Online, without USSD code.
If you don’t want to check your BVN with a USSD code but want to check your BVN online. You can get your BVN code from your bank app.
Just log into your bank app and your BVN code should appear on the menu bar of your bank app.
How to check my BVN date of birth and BVN name.
You cannot check your BVN date of birth or BVN name through the BVN code or online through your bank app.
To check for your BVN date of birth and BVN name, you’ll need to take a copy of your BVN number by dailing *565*0# take the number with you to any of branches of the Bank you use.
How To Correct or Update Your BVN Details (Name and Phone number)
If you want to update your BVN details like your name, date of birth or phone number or even correct any mistakes if there are any. Here are the documents you’ll need to update your BVN details.
- To change your date of birth you need your birth certificate.
- To change your name or phone number you’ll need a government issued id card like international passport, national identity card or voters card.
- For a name change because of marriage, you’ll need a Marriage certificate as proof.
- When you have all these required documents to effect a change of BVN details, you can now visit any bank branch that you are operating to update your BVN details.
How much does it cost to check BVN Number
It will cost you N10 to check your bank verification number on your phone, let say for instance that you checked your BVN number now and you forget to write it out before it was written off, you will have to pay another 10 naira to recheck it because they can’t send it to you as SMS.
But if you do not have airtil on your phone the following message will pop up;
Y’ello, your purchase of vas2net-BVN verification servi has failed due to insufficient balance. Recharge your account and retry by dailing *565*0#.