FirstBank : How to buy Airtime and check account Balance

FirstBank USSD*894# service makes banking services available across all GSM networks, for their numerous customer as the oldest bank in Nigeria.

The oldest bank in Nigeria has always been at the forefront of seamless banking transaction in a convenient and secured manner and is committed   to ensure its customers are fully served with the USSD service

The service requires no internet service connection and can be used in remote locations across Nigeria. This USSD service is delivered on the customers’ registered phone numbers linked to their FirstBank accounts.

With *894#, the mobile phone has become a mobile branch and FirstBank customers can activate this service in three steps: dial *894*0#; enter a four digit Personal Identification Number (PIN) linked to the debit card; create a five digit PIN, and the registration is complete.

You can also read : How To transfer money, Open account and activate your account wth GTBank

Customers can transfer money to FirstBank and other banks in Nigeria; buy airtime for themselves and their loved ones; check account balance on their phones, and do lots more wherever they are. PIN reset on this service requires only a quick dial of *894*0#.

Customers can buy Airtime or recharge card with different methods ranging from ussd code, mobile app , online banking, ATM and inter-switch. We are going to dive more details on how to make use of this methods.


To buy airtime or recharge card from First bank Simply Dial *894*Amount # (eg , *894*09066665555*500#, to buy 500 naira airtime for your mobile number registered with First Bank account.

Buy for Friends and family

To recharge for others, dial *894*Amount*Phone Number# and enter five-digit PIN. FirstBank customers can transfer up to N100,000.00 per day and recharge airtime up to N10,000.00 per day.

You can also read : How to buy AIrtime, Open Account ,Funds Transfer and Pay bills in Nigeria with UBA Bank


To buy airtime or recharge card using mobile app , You have to register for it as new customer by following  the registration process of First bank  online and mobile banking

2. Open your mobile app, then login with your username and password

3. Tap on Airtime purchase

4. Input  your recipient phone number and amount

5. Authenticate the Airtime purchase by imputing your pin   and submit



To buy airtime/recharge from first bank using firstonline  visit the financial institution online portal {New customers need to register before using this method

2. Login with your username and password

3. Click on airtime/ recharge card

4. Enter the receiver phone number and amount

5. Authorize  with your secure code to finalize the process.


How to buy airtime from Quickteller

To buy airtime using quickteller kindly visit the fintech online portal

2. Register for it if you are new customer
3.Enter email and password
4.enter the recipient number and amount
5. Input your debit card number, CVV and expiry date
6. You will receive an OPT on phone number and email link to your bank account
7. Enter the code to authorize your transaction


How to check First Bank account Balance

To check first bank account balance , account holders need to  dial the code *894*00# from their registered phone number  link to their account.  The  *894#  is Quick Banking service bouquet is all what you need for the utility bill payment, account balance, payment for goods and services at any retail store in Nigeria, opening of savings account and linking customer BVN to the new accounts.


To Transfer money

simply dial *894*Amount*Account Number#; select beneficiary bank; confirm amount, beneficiary name and enter five-digit PIN; then select account to debit.

To generate account mini statement,

Dial *894*Account Number#, and to check account balance, the magic code is *894*00#.

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