The CBN ( Central Bank Of Nigeria) and Telecom companies have made it easier to check your BVN by using your mobile phone. If you have forgotten your BVN number, then there is no need for alarm as your BVN can easily be checked via your mobile phone.
Those who have a bank account in Nigeria can easily check their BVN by dialing a simple code on their phone or by sending a text message. This services is available to customers who use the popular mobile networks in Nigeria such as MTN, Airtel, 9mobile( formerly Etisalat), and Glo.
What Exactly Is A BVN
A BVN which stands for Bank Verification Number, is a unique 11 digit number assigned to every bank account holder in Nigeria. The BVN is stored in the CBN database and include biometric information of the account holder. The BVN number, according to the central bank, helps prevent fraud and money related crimes especially in the banking sector.
Because of the uniqueness of the BVN, each person can have only one BVN number even if they have multiple accounts. Those who operate multiple bank account can link their BVN to their various Bank accounts.
How To Check Your BVN With Your Phone
All major mobile networks in Nigeria have a service that lets you check your BVN with your phone. These mobile networks include MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile. You must use the mobile number you used when registering for BVN to dial this code.
This will work regardless of where you registered for your BVN, whether at UBA, First Bank, Access Bank etc.
How To Check Your BVN On MTN
To check your BVN on MTN using your mobile phone, simply dial *565*0#. Upon dialing this code, you will get a response with your BVN number and a service fee of N20 will be deducted from your MTN account balance.
How To Check Your BVN On Airtel
To check Your BVN On Airtel, simply follow this simple guide,
dial *565*0# and you will get a response with your BVN number. Airtel charges a fee of N10 for this service.
I will suggest that you write down your BVN somewhere so you don’t have to pay N10 every time you want to check your BVN.
How To Check Your BVN On Glo
Basically, checking your BVN on Glo or any other mobile network provider requires that you dial *565*0#. Remember that a service fee of N10 will be deducted from your Glo account balance.
How To Check Your BVN On 9mobile
To check Your BVN on 9mobile, simple dial *565*0#. 9mobile charges N10 for checking your BVN with your phone
Remember to use the phone number linked to your BVN, the phone number linked to your BVN is the one you used while registering for BVN. If you do not use this phone number, it will be impossible to check your BVN with Your Phone.