BVN is otherwise known as Bank Verification Number and was introduced by the Nigerian Federal Government for the purpose of protecting customers’ financial accounts and monitoring for fraud and money laundry.
BVN has now become an important part of the Nigerian banking sector and it’s also mandatory for every Nigerian account holder. An individual with multiple accounts can only have one BVN which can then be linked to all the user’s accounts and SIM cards. This allows CBN to easily monitor every individual. This article will show you how to Check BVN in Nigeria and how to register if you are yet to do so.
How to Check BVN on GLO, MTN, Airtel, and 9mobile Via USSD Code
Simply follow the steps below to check your BVN using USSD code;
- Dial *565*0# on your MTN SIM to check your BVN
- Dial *565*0# on your GLO SIM to check your BVN
- Dial *565*0# on your AIRTEL SIM to check your BVN
- Dial *565*0# on your 9MOBILE SIM to check your BVN
Note: Please note that there is a service charge of N20 for using the USSD code irrespective of the service provider. The phone number must also be the number linked to your bank account.
The above code is applicable to all banks except for GT bank, To check your BVN on GTB, simply dial *737*6*1#