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Code to check BVN 2024

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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BVN, also known as Bank Verification Number, is a special ID number that helps make banking operations smoother and boosts security in Nigeria. Since the unification of USSD codes by most network providers, there has been a rush to keep up with the changes.

Having a BVN offers several benefits:

1. Enhanced Security: BVN adds an extra layer of security to your bank accounts and transactions. It assigns a unique ID number that is linked to your personal information, making it harder for unauthorized individuals to gain access.

2. Streamlined Banking: With a BVN, you can easily link all your bank accounts together. This simplifies banking operations as you can manage multiple accounts using just one ID number.

3. Fraud Prevention: BVN helps prevent identity theft and fraud. Banks can verify your identity using your BVN before conducting transactions, ensuring that only authorized individuals have access to your accounts.

4. Access to Financial Services: Having a BVN makes it more convenient to access various financial services. It acts as a form of identification when opening new accounts, applying for loans, or engaging in other financial transactions.

5. Government Benefits and Subsidies: BVN is often required when applying for government benefits and subsidies. It ensures that these benefits are directed to the right individuals and reduces the risk of fraudulent claims.

Checking your BVN using the USSD code is still as easy as before, just like we mentioned in our previous article. You can read it here.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps to check your BVN using the code. We’ll also provide information on how to access your BVN details, such as your name, age, and more.

How To Check BVN

1. Understanding USSD BVN Codes:

USSD codes are convenient shortcuts that allow you to access various services provided by your mobile network operator or financial institutions. These codes are typically dialed on your mobile phone to initiate session-based communication. BVN-related services have been integrated into USSD systems for quick and easy checks.

2. Dialing the USSD Code to Check BVN:

To check your BVN using USSD, the code remains the same. Here’s what you need to do:

a. Open the dialer or phone app on your mobile phone.

b. Dial the USSD code *565*0#.

c. Press the call button to initiate the USSD session.

3. Follow the on-screen Prompts:

After dialing the BVN check code, you’ll usually receive an immediate prompt on your screen displaying your Bank Verification Number. However, it may vary in some cases. If you encounter a different menu, don’t worry. Once the USSD session starts, a menu will appear with options related to BVN services. Look for the option to check your BVN and select it by entering the corresponding number or pressing the appropriate key.

4. Receiving Your BVN Details:

After selecting the BVN check option, the system will retrieve your BVN details from the database. Within a few seconds, a message will appear on your screen displaying your BVN. Make sure to note it down or remember it for future reference. Please note that there may be a charge of about ₦20 for this service.

Conclusion

We hope this article has made it easier for you to understand what BVN is and the USSD codes to input to check for it.

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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