Having said about checking of bank verification number on phone, on this post is how to check bvn number online. There are three major methods which you can do and i’ve already discussed on this post.
Some people only know how to check their bvn by dialing *565*0# ussd code, which only gives you the ussd number. However, if you’re looking for how to check the name on my bvn then you should use the online method.
Before going into how to check bvn number online, let me give an insight on what bank verification number is, and why it was introduced in Nigeria.
Bank verification number popularly know as bvn was introduced in Nigeria by the central bank of Nigeria in the month of February 2014.
But the scheme came into effect in 2015, which was made compulsory that all the bank account holders must enroll for the bank verification number. Failure to do so, a bank customer can receive money into his or her account but cannot withdraw or transfer money to another person.
Bank verification number is a type of registration of customers in the financial system using biometric technology.
Biometric technology involves the process of recording a person’s unique physical traits such as fingerprints and facial features.
According to central bank Nigeria (CBN), The objective of the BVN initiative is to protect bank customers, reduce fraud and further strengthen the Nigerian banking system.
This in turn helps to check fraud in the Nigeria banking system cause there’s no way two persons can have the same biometric information, which includes fingerprints, face and profile details.
BVN enrollment isn’t a difficult one if there’s no network issue, but currently there’s no stress in doing so.
All you need to do is visit your bank and request for the bvn enrollment form, complete and hand it over to the bank customer representative.
Your biometrics will be taken, and these includes your picture and also your fingerprints. After everything is done, the bank will issue you your bank verification number.
A bank customer is liable to have only one bvn, and which you can link to other bank accounts if you have any.
How to check bvn number online
If you have enrolled for bvn and have misplaced where you wrote, or completely forgotten it, i’ve provided you with the best way on how to check bvn number online.
How to check bvn online
- Through internet banking
- Through mobile banking
- Through bvn validation portal
The last on the list which is bvn validation portal helps you on how to check bvn details online. These details include your name, date of birth and address, but it attracts N25 from your bank account.
Through Internet Banking
Internet banking is one of the best way to check your bvn number online, and it doesn’t attract any fee.
All you need to do is register for internet banking which is for free, create your account, get your username and password and login to your account.
Immediately you login to your internet banking page, on the top left corner of your screen, you’ll see your bank verification number (bvn) displayed on your screen. Though this depends on your bank internet banking homepage or navigation.
You can copy it and save it on a note pad for future use.
Through Mobile Banking
Mobile banking is my very best way of checking my bvn, all it requires is to download your bank app and register.
Registration is for free and requires just your email address and phone number which you used in opening your account with your bank.
Having downloaded your bank mobile app and creating your account, sign in and click on the option menu. You’ll see your bank verification number displayed on your screen.
Just like the internet banking, it is for free and no fee attached to it.
How to check bvn details online
If you’re confused or thinks that there’s an error with the name, date of birth or how the bank arranged it, and looking for how to check bvn details online, i have the solution for your.
All the methods which you will use to check your bvn number only shows the eleven digit number and that’s all.
In the case that you want to link your bvn to other accounts and you couldn’t because of mismatch, the first solution is to check how your name is written and also your date of birth.
This is where bvn validation portal comes to rescue. The portal helps you to validate your bvn, but you are not going to go to that process, all you need to do is to check bvn details online through the portal.
Through BVN Portal Validation
This method is different from the two above, this requires you to have or know you bvn number, go to the bvn validation portal and type in your bvn and date of birth.
Click search and it will take you to a page where you’re required to pay a sum of N25 from your bank account through your naira debit card.
After you’ve done so, the portal will show you your bvn details online, which includes your name, date of birth, date of registration and your address.
From there you can see if your name was written properly and arranged the way it should be.
If the reverse is the case, you can’t link your bvn to other accounts especially if the name arrangement didn’t tally.
For example your name is Chukwuemeka Obi Nelson, which Chukwuemeka is your first name, obi is the last name and Nelson is your middle name.
The bank made a mistake and filled Obi as your first name, and Chukwuemeka as your last name with Nelson as the middle name.
With this, you can’t link your bvn to your other account unless you’ve it corrected. This i will discuss on the next topic, how to correct bvn name, or name arrangement.
Another way on how to how to check bvn number online is by contacting your account manager or through bank email address.
The bank will ask you questions for clarification that you’re indeed the owner of the account, before giving it to you. But many a time they wouldn’t, and will ask you to visit their branch for collection.
I do hope that i’ve answered your question on how to check bvn number online and also for those that are looking for how to check bvn details online. You’re free to ask your questions and make your suggestions.