Get all the steps on how to check bvn number on mtn, 9mobile, airtel and glo and not just that even on your first bank, uba, access bank, gtbank etc.
There are three methods on how to check bvn number on your phone both offline and online but you know that the offline method is way better. In 2013, CBN introduced the bank verification number to the Nigeria banking sector which is said to help in curbing out fraud(bank customers) in the bank. Let me explain it in a more detailed way.
What is bank verification number(bvn)
BVN is a biometric identification system implemented by the Central Bank of Nigeria to curb or reduce illegal banking transactions in Nigeria.It is a modern security measure in line with the Central Bank of Nigeria Act 1958 to reduce fraud in the banking system. Issues arose where fraudsters attempted to use the launch of the system to phish for customers’ bank details. So let’s go ahead and know how to check bvn number on your phone.
How to check bvn number
The very first method you can use in checking your bvn ilon your phone, is by using your number linked to bank account and dial the required code on your mobile network. When opening an account with a bank, you will require to use any of the four prepaid network in Nigeria, and they are mtn, airtel, glo and 9mobile(former Etisalat). So with these networks you can easily check your bvn on your phone through your bank linked number.
MTN was the very first that introduced the checking of bank verification number on their platform through your bank linked number, and since then others has followed suite. So let’s start by checking bank verification number on our mobile network.
How to check bvn on mtn: dial *565*0# on your phone (mtn number linked to your bank), N20 will be deducted and you will see it displayed on your screen and also as an sms.
How to check bvn on airtel: To do this dial *565*0# on your phone(airtel number linked to your bank account), and it will be displayed to you. This costs N15 per check.
How to check bvn number on 9mobile and Glo dial *565*0# on your phone with the number linked to your bank account and you will receive an sms containing your bvn number. This costs N10 respectively.
So to check your bvn on your phone through your mobile network dial *565*0#, N10-N20 will be deducted based on the network and you will receive an sms containing your bank verification number. There was an incident that happened and which it required the bvn, people around where calling their friends and family to get their bvn on where they stored it in their home. Boy i laughed and told them this procedure, but do you know what, there was doubting Thomas who told me that they don’t trust our network and they might send them the wrong number.
They said they only trust the bank and not our local network, i couldn’t believe their naivety so i told them how to check bvn number through bank method. So if you’re among those that have doubts on mtn, airtel glo and 9mobile sending you a wrong code, here’s the bank method.
How to check bvn on first bank, access bank, uba, gtbank, Zenith, Fidelity Bank, fcmb, diamond, Polaris, heritage, Wema bank etc.
You can get your bvn by checking your account balance on your phone. For example if you bank with Gtbank, dial *737# and select 7, your account balance which includes account number and also bvn number will be displaced to your. Checking of your account number will also make the bank to show you the bvn number linked to that bank account. And note that this is applicable to all banks.
In case you to know how to check bvn online, the fastest method is to contact your bank through their social media channels like Twitter and Facebook and they will swiftly text you the number.
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So guys these are my methods or ways on how to check bvn number in 2019.