This goes without saying, please do not share your BVN with anybody.
BVN is the acronym for Bank Verification Number. It was introduced by CBN in 2005 to help in reducing fraud and money laundering activities of banks.
It is made up of an 11 digit number and it serves as a universal identification number for everyone who has a bank account in Nigeria, irrespective of which bank you are banking with.
How to check BVN details online
To check your BVN online, simply dial *565*0#
Note that this *565*0# goes for all networks and all banks. *565*0# will work for MTN, GLO, AIRTEL, and even 9Mobile and any other network.
If the network provider operates in Nigeria, the Code is the same.
The same goes for all banks including Access Bank, UBA, Fidelity, GTB, First bank and so on. If you want to check your BVN with any of the banks, the code remains the same. Just dail *565*0# to get your BVN.
How can I get my BVN number online?
Thanks to the easy methods, you could now check your Bank Verification Number on your own mobile phone. Just dial *565*0# and also find out how it works. You don’t need any expensive Smartphone or access to internet- just a SIM card will do!
How much does it costs to check BVN number?
To check your BVN number online from any network provider in Nigeria, it will only cost you N10 at a time. That is, for each time you forget your BVN and have to check it with *565*0#, you will be charged 10 naira.
Say for example, you just checked your BVN now and 10 naira is deducted from your account, but on writing it down, you forgot the last number, and you dail the number again to check it, they will charge you another N10.
Unfortunatly, I think for security reasons, they don’t send BVN number to you as a text message. So, it it either you memorize it, or you take a screen shot (but i don’t advice this).
N10 is not a lot of money to risk screen shooting your BVN for anybody who gets a hold of your phone to see. After all, you only use it a few times a year.
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