Fraud and thefts are committed at daily basic when bank account is compromise on conventional security systems (password and PIN).This has force the Central Bank of Nigeria to implement Biometric Identification System within the industry to curb illegal banking in Nigeria.
The birth to high demand for greater security on access to sensitive or personal information in the Banking system in Nigeria pave way to all Nigerian banks to launched a biometric identification system known as the Bank Verification Number (BVN) in February 2014 in collaboration with CBN.
The 11 digit number ensure that all banking transactions are seamless, it also acts as universal ID in all commercial banks customers in Nigeria. Gives each customer a unique identity that can be identified and verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry. It also address issues of theft and help in reducing the level of fraud in Nigerian banks.
In this post we shall be discussing about how to check BVN details on MTN,Glo,Airtel and 9mobile and update your BVN with your bank.
You can also read: How to check for BVN number on MTN, Airtel, 9Mobile and Glo
Firstly what is the purpose of Bank Verification Number (BVN)?
1.BVN allows bank customers to track all transactions in any bank
2.Fast-track services at your bank branches when you transact with your BVN
3.BVN ensures that account is protected from unauthorized access
4.Easy and acceptable ID means across all Nigerian Banks.
5.Smooth credit system and banking operations.
How to enroll for Bank Verification Number (BVN)?
1.To enroll for Bank Verification Number (BVN) in Nigeria as new customer without bvn number kindly Visit your Bank branch and complete the enrolment form.
2.Your biometric data (fingerprint, photograph and signature) will be captured on the system
3.You will then receive a Ticket ID
4.BVN will be sent to your registered mobile number
Enrollment in Diaspora/Abroad
BVN enrolment outside Nigeria is free. However, enrolment with NIBSS partners (Online Integrated Services Inc. and VFS Global) requires payment and online booking for an appointment. For booking, payment and other requirements, visit https://oisservices.com/bvn.php (Online Integrated Services Inc. locations) or http://www.vfsglobal.com/bvn/nigeria (VFS Global locations).
How to check for BNV Number
Bank customers can now check for their BVN on either MTN line, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile by dialing the following code: *565*0# from the phone number attach to BVN registration.
Please you should have at least N20 in your phone sim for SMS charges
How to update/Link Bank Verification Number (BVN to bank account
You can link all your Bank account with your 11 digit number without having to visit any banking hall so let take a look on how to do that from your comfort zone with all Nigeria bank.
Linking/Update BVN with Gtbank
Gtbank customers can link their BVN in the following process via: ATMs, SMS,737 BVN linker and Internet Banking
1.BVN Linking Process in Gtbank via the 737 BVN linker
To link your BVN on Gtbank via 737 BVN linker, simply dial *737*20*BVN
2.BVN Linking Process via SMS
To link your BVN via SMS, simply text your BVN details to 08076665555
E.g. BVN <01234567890> to 08076665555
3.BVN Linking Process via ATMs:
Insert GTBank ATM Card
Select BVN Link on the transaction menu screen
Enter your 11-Digit BVN
Confirm your BVN details
Submit your BVN
4.BVN Linking Process via Internet Banking:
Log on to Internet Banking
Select BVN Linker from the left-hand panel
Click on New Request
From the drop down menu, insert your Bank Verification Number
Select the Nigerian Bank where your BVN was Issued
Answer your Secret Question and continue
2.Link your BVN to your Access Bank account
You can link your BVN to your Access Bank account through the following methods:
Simply text BVN, your account number and BVN number to 20121 to link your BVN with Access bank. e.g. BVN 06812345678 22498765432 to 20121
2.Via Internet Banking
– Login on the Internet Banking platform
– Select the Service Requests Menu
– Select Initiate Service Request
– Select Link BVN
3. Via Website
Copy this link to your browser and link up your bvn to your access bank account: http://bvnlinking.accessbankplc.com:8080/bvnlinking/bvn.jsp
3.Link BVN with Zenith Bank
If you have enrolled for your BVN with other Nigerian Banks or authorized third party, to link your BVN details to your Zenith Bank account, kindly do any of the following to ensure your account is updated.
1.*966# EAZYBANKING (SHORT CODE)
Dial *966*YourBVN# from the GSM number on which you receive transaction alerts (Individual Naira account only)
2 Zenith bank internet banking
Login to internet banking
Click on Account summary on the left pane
Click on BVN update
Enter your BVN and click submit
3.ZENITH BANK WEBSITE
Go to www.zenithbank.com/bvnupdate
Enter your Zenith [NUBAN] Account Number
Enter your BVN
Enter the provided Security Code and click Validate
On successful validation enter your token details to update and activate your account
4. Union Bank BVN LINKER
To link your BVN with Union bank account simpoly copy the url to your browser to link your bank account: https://webgateway.unionbankng.com/BVNaccountLinkage/
5.Ecobank BVN LINKER
Dial *326*9# on your ecobank phone number you registered to receive alert and follow the instruction prompts to input your BVN number.
6. Polaris Bank BVN LINKER
Send your BVN and account details to Call:
0806 988 0000
01 448 2100
01 270 5850
7.Stanbic IBTC BVN LINKER
Stanbic ibtc customers can link their bankk account with their bvn by following process (e.g. BVN 12345678901) to 30909 by SMS or Visit the Bank Linker Portal at https://bvn.stanbicibtcbank.com
8.Keystone Bank BVN LINKER
Keystone bank customers can link their BVN to their bank account by visiting their onlineBVN linker Portal: http://www.keystonebankng.com/bvnlink.php
9.Heritage Bank BVN LINKER
Link your heritage bank account with your BVN number, Visit Heritage Bank’s BVN linker Portal Here: https://bvnreg.hbng.com/BVNReg/BVNRegister
10. Wema Bank BVN LINKER
Wema bank customers can link their BVN to their account by visit the WEMA Bank’s BVN Linker Portal: https://apps.wemabank.com/bvn/
11.Sterling Bank BVN LINKER
Send your BVN and account details to sterling bank on email: firstname.lastname@example.org OR call (+234) 07008220000 for more details.
12.How to link bvn with United Bank For Africa
BVN with your UBA account on your phone: To link your BVN
with your UBA account through your registered phone number with which you
opened your bank account, just dial *919*6# and then enter your BVN number.
Your account will automatically be linked with your BVN.
Linking your BVN with your bank account online
You can also link your BVN to your bank account online at
On this portal, 4 basic steps will enable you link your BVN with your UBA
bank account easily. These are the steps;
1. Enter your UBA 10 digit account number in the space provided on the site.
2. Click Verify button to verify the account
3. Enter your 11 digit BVN number.
4. Click submit to link your BVN number.