You opened a bank account and didn’t link your bvn to it right inside the bank, you can do that by yourself without getting any help or assist from your account manager. This post have solve your question on how to link bvn to your account.
Bank verification number popularly know as bvn was introduced in Nigeria by the central bank of Nigeria in the month of February 2014.
Bank verification number is a type of registration of customers in the financial system using biometric technology.
Failure to do so, a bank customer can receive money into his or her account but cannot withdraw or transfer money to another person.
This is actually a very rare case to see cause to open a new account, bank will ask you if you have your bank verification number, and you should provide it to them.
In the case that you don’t have it and didn’t link your bank verification number to your new account, you can do that without visiting your bank.
Since last year, banks made a provision that account holders can link their bvn to their other accounts by themselves.
It isn’t a difficult one, you can do it offline or online and it’s so easy to do.
Like i said there are four methods which you can link your bank verification number to your account, and they are;
- Through ussd code
- Through internet banking
- Through bank bvn portal
- Through sms
All banks in Nigeria has a portal which helps their customers to link their bvn to their account, and i will try to give you details based on the banks we have in Nigeria.
Looking for how to link my bvn to my account, follow the guide below;
To link bankvverification number (bvn) to access bank account, you can do that based on the three methods, which are through internet banking, sms and bvn linking portal.
To link your bvn to your access bank account, Simply text BVN, your account number and BVN number to 20121.
For example, BVN 06812345678 22498765432 to 20121. Your account immediately will be linked to your bank verification number.
Another method is through internet banking page. To do that, login to your Internet Banking page, select the Service Requests Menu >> select Initiate Service Request and select Link BVN.
Then lastly is through the bvn portal, you can visit the Page or website and follow up.
You can link ban verification number (bvn) to gtbank account with four methods, they are as follows;
- Through internet banking
- Through sms
- Through ussd code
- Through the atm
You can use any method which you think is okay for you, but be rest assured that all methods are easy and they work perfectly.
Through Internet Banking: Log on to Internet Banking account, select BVN Linker from the left-hand panel. On that page click on New Request
From the drop down menu, insert your Bank Verification Number.
Select the Nigerian Bank where your BVN was Issued and answer your Secret Question and continue. And finally your gtbank account will be linked to your bvn.
Through Gtbank ATM: Pease you have to do this on gtbank atm, else it won’t work. So locate any gtbank atm around you, insert GTBank ATM Card and select BVN Link on the transaction menu screen.
Enter your 11-Digit BVN and tap to confirm your BVN details and finally click on the submit button to submit your BVN. With this, you’ve successfully linked your bvn to your gtbank account.
Through SMS: This is another method which Guaranty Trust Bank made to their customers recently. To link your BVN via SMS, simply text your BVN details to 08076665555.
E.g. BVN <01234567890> to 08076665555.
Through *737# ussd code: This is the last option on the list, the *737# ussd code. To link your BVN via 737 BVN linker, simply dial *737*20*BVN.
To link your bank verification number (bvn) to uba account comes in three ways and they are as follows;
- Through ussd code
- Through bvn portal
- Using your prepaid card
Through Ussd code: To link your bank verification number with your UBA account through your registered phone number with which you opened your bank account, just dial *919*6# and then enter your BVN number.
Your account will automatically be linked with your BVN.
Through Bvn Portal: This bvn portal helps you to link your bvn to your uba account. To do that, visit the Page or website, enter your UBA 10 digit account number in the space provided on the site.
Click the Verify button to verify the account number, and enter your 11 digit BVN number. Finally click on the submit to link your BVN number.
Through Prepaid card: m To link your bvn to your uba account, go through this Page or website, after that Enter your Prepaid Client ID as it appears on right bottom corner of the back side of your prepaid card.
Then click Verify button to verify the Client ID, enter your 11 digit BVN number. Click the submit button to submit to link your BVN number.
4. FCMB Bank
To link your bank verification number with fcmb comes in two ways, one is through their online or internet banking, and the other is through their customer service email address.
Through Online banking: All you need to do is to Log on to your FCMBOnline Account. Click on the ‘No BVN Link Here’ at the top left hand corner of the screen.
Next is to type in your BVN, the bank where you registered and answer a security question and click on the ‘link BVN’ tab to subm it. You’ve successfully linked your bvn to your first city monument bank account.
Through Email Addresse: Fcmb made a provision for their customers to link their bvn by sending a mail them. To do that, send Your BVN details to email@example.com.
The message should be in this format;
- Account Name and Account Number
- Bank where you registered
After that, the bank will get back to you that you’ve successfully linked your account.
5. Wema Bank
To link bank verification number to wema comes in two ways, one is through their bvn portal and the other is through ussd code. The two works perfectly fine and you can do that under few seconds.
Through BVN Portal: To link your bvn to your new wema bank account through their website, all you need to do is to visit their bvn portal page, you’ll see all that is required from you to complete.
Fill in everything and click on proceed. If you got everything correct, you will see a message stating that you have successfully linked your account.
Through Ussd code: This method is so easy and doesn’t require internet connection like the above. You’ve to simply dial *945*BVN#. You’ll see a menu which you need to complete, and then they include your name, date of birth and bank verification number.
You’ve to finalize everything using your wema bank ussd code pin number, and that’s it.
6. Fidelity Bank
To link your bankvverification number to fidelity bank account, i’m only sure of the ussd code. Dial *770*02# on the mobile phone number you used to open your Fidelity Bank account.
You will see all that is required from you to complete, fill in everything and follow the on screen guide to link your bvn to your fidelity bank account.
Ecobank has up to four ways which you can link your bank verification number to your account, and they are as follows.
Calling 0700 500 0000 number: This number is 24/7 ATMs available to attend to Ecobank customers. Calling the number will help to link your bvn.
Through Email Addresse: Another on how to link bvn to your Ecobank is by sending them a mail which contains your bank verification number to ENGContactcentre@ecobank.com.
By Chatting with the customer representative: To simply do that, visit Ecobank website, and you will see option to chat with the customer service representative.
Another is through WhatsApp by chatting up with this number (234) 808 760 3717 and they will link you bvn to your Ecobank account.
There’s this website, though i’m not hundred percent sure if it’s still work for bvn linker, but you can still try your luck.
All you have to do is to simply visit the Union Bank bvn linker and follow up the process of linking your bvn to your union bank account.
9. Zenith bank bvn update
Zenith bank have two ways on how to link bvn to your zenith bank account, one is through online, while the other is through zenith ussd code.
Currently to link your bvn through online using zenith bvn portal isn’t available, so you’ve to use the ussd code.
For ussd code, all you have to do is to simply dial *966*BVN# to update your Bank Verification Number (BVN) using the number associated with your Zenith Bank account.
How to link bvn to heritage bank, follow the steps below.
First you need to visit the bank bvn portal, verify your account aaccoun by typing in your account number and tapping on the verify account number.
The bank will send an otp codes to you registered sim number with them, type in the otp code and your bank verification number on the spaces provided and click on the clear form.
That’s it, you’ve successfully linked your bvn to your heritage bank account.
For now this is where i will stop on how to link bvn to my bank account, but will further get more updates on the various banks we have in this country.