How To Check Your BVN With Your Phone

How To Check Your BVN With Your Phone

In this post we are going to talk about how you can check your BVN details using your mobile phone, but first let talk about what BVN is. I know many people don’t know what is but they have been hearing it for a very long time.

BVN means Bank Verification Number. BVN Bank Verification Number is an 11 digit number that server as a universal ID for a particular Individual in all the banks or financial institutions in the country.

The main reason the federal government introduce the BVN was to stop the increased rate of Fraud and all forms of financial theft. And also to enable they reduce the rate of corruption among greedy politicians and ensure transparency, tight security and easy assessment of information for all who use the Nigerian banking system as they try to upgrade and keep up with practices in developed countries, and also to capture wealthy individuals who use different bank IDs to perpetuate illegal deals and businesses.

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While the Bank Verification Number became important was when the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) implemented its cashless policy, with a statement released by the CBN with regards to the BVN reading thus,

“Identity theft and fraudulent transactions have become a menace to the global banking system in recent times. In order to ensure trust relationship in the Nigerian banking system is not undermined, The Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with all Nigerian Banks launched Bank Verification Number (BVN) project in February 14, 2014. The BVN uniquely identifies every customer across the Nigeria banking industry using biometric details. It is a requirement for operating a bank account in Nigeria as no withdrawal shall be made on accounts without validated BVN (customers in diaspora accounts were exempted till January 31, 2016”

How To Check Your BVN With Your  Phone

just incase you find yourself in urgent need of your BVN and can’t remember the code, there is no need to worry because you can simply check the 11 digit code using your phone or any mobile device that accepts a sim card. while it is good is because you don’t need an internet connection before you can check as any kind of phone can easily check your BVN irrespective of the model or brand. As long as the phone can send and receive messages you, all you need is simply dial *565*0# on your mobile phone.

It is not restricted to a particular network as it works on all MTN, GLO, AIRTEL and 9mobile Users.

*565*0# is the universal code for checking or retrieving your BVN as no matter what the case may be, irrespective of the mobile network you are using.

Please Note a fee of N20 would be deducted from your airtime after the transaction

however after dialing, you recieve a message reading “Sorry your number is not enrolled on the BVN platform. Thank you for using BVN service. You have been charged N20 for this service,” know that either you have not registered or there was an issue with your BVN registration.

If that is the case all you need to do is

1. visit any Nigerian bank of your choice
2. Request and fill accurately the BVN enrolment form
3. Submit the form
4. Have your biometric data taken i.e facial, thumb print
5. You will be given an acknowledgement slip with a transaction ID
6. Within 24 hours you’ll receive your BVN

After registration, the BVN will be attached to your name across all banks or financial institutions in the country.

*565*0# is not the only code that works, some banks has their own special shortcodes that can allow their customers check their BVN on their phone. For exmaple, GTBank customers can simply dial *737*6*1# to check your BVN.

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