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How To Check Your BVN On MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile

Bank Verification Number popularly known as BVN is a special number that helps financial institution to identify private individuals with bank account. It is like a security number for anyone that wants to carry out financial transaction with banks or other fintech.

To get your Bank Verification (BVN), you can walk into any commercial banks in Nigeria to register. The BVN is usually 11 digit just like your phone number, but it doesn’t necessarily need to start with 080, 090, etc You check your BVN on all networks in Nigeria — MTN, Airtel, Glo & 9mobile

Why You Need To Get your BVN

  • It Is mandatory for bank holders as it is a directive from Central Bank of Nigeria to have one.
  • It is used to link all your bank account.
  • It reduce fraud.
  • It enables you to access credit facilities in the future
  • It promote safe and reliable payment system

These days, it is easy to get your BVN without visiting the bank. You can check your BVN wherever you are. Click here to linked your NIN to phone number if you have not done that.

To check your BVN with your MTN, Glo, Airtel or 9mobile phone number. Is as simple as ABC.

Follow the simple steps below;

BVN code on dialer
  • Go to dialer on your phone
  • Dial *565*0#
  • Wait for few seconds, your 11 digit BVN will pop-up
  • Copy the number and keep it safe or screenshot it on your phone.

Tips to Note

  • All your bank accounts in Nigeria are linked to one BVN
  • This service cost ₦20
  • Make sure to you dial the code from your telephone number you used to register your BVN


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