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How to check BVN on MTN, Airtel, GLO, and 9mobile

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Ever wondered how to check your BVN? BVN, or Bank Verification Number, is a unique identification number given by Nigerian banks to safeguard your bank account from unauthorized access and fraud. It’s like a security number for your financial transactions. 

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When you register for a BVN, your physiological attributes like fingerprints, voice, and facial features are used for biometric identification. This helps ensure that only you can access your account.

Benefits of BVN

The Central Bank of Nigeria launched the BVN system in collaboration with all Nigerian banks to address security concerns and identity management challenges. Since then, having a BVN has brought many benefits. It not only protects your account from unauthorized access and fraud but also makes it easier to verify your identity when opening new accounts or applying for loans. 

Sometimes, people may face difficulties accessing financial services if they forget or don’t have their BVN saved. It’s important to keep your BVN handy and remember its significance. If you need any help with your BVN or any other banking-related queries, feel free to ask! I’m here to assist you. 

How to Check Your BVN Code On Your Phone 

You don’t have to go to the bank anymore to get your BVN. You can easily check your BVN number right from your phone; you can do this with no fear of your details being compromised. Plus, all telecom providers in Nigeria offer this service.

To check your BVN on MTN, Airtel, GLO, or 9mobile, there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure you’re using the same line that you registered your BVN with. For example, if you registered with MTN, use an MTN line to check your BVN.

Once you’ve got that sorted, follow these simple steps to check your BVN:

1. Dial the specific code, which is *565*0#, on your phone

2. Follow the prompts and enter the necessary details.

3. You’ll receive a message with your BVN number.

4. Copy the number. You can either copy it for immediate use or save it for later. However, the service is not free, and you’ll be charged 20 naira for the transaction. So, saving for later use is advisable for people who can’t afford to tip telcos a whole 20 bucks every time they check their BVN.

How to check BVN
BVN Code

How to Check BVN Code on MTN

To check your BVN from your mobile phone, dial *565*0# and follow the prompts displayed on your phone screen. Your BVN will be displayed on your phone screen.

Note: There may be a nominal fee charged for this service.

How to check your BVN on GLO

Make sure you have a GLO number linked to your bank account. Dial #124*1# to check if you have at least ₦20 in your account balance. Then, dial *565*0#, and voila! Your BVN will appear on your screen.

How to check your BVN on 9mobile

Make sure you have a 9mobile number linked to your bank account. Dial *565*0#, and your BVN will appear on your screen.

Code to Check BVN On Airtel 

For Airtel, the process is similar. Ensure that you have an Airtel number connected to your bank account. Dial *123# to confirm that you have at least ₦20 in your account balance. After that, dial *565*0#, and you’ll see your BVN displayed on your screen.

It’s important to note that checking your BVN is a consistent process across different telecom providers and banks. The code to check your BVN remains the same, whether you’re a GTB or UBA customer. This is because each individual is assigned a unique BVN that is used across all banks in Nigeria. So, even if you have accounts with multiple banks, you’ll have one BVN that connects them all to you.

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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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