The CBN ( Central Bank Of Nigeria) and Telecom companies have made it easier to check your BVN by using your mobile phone. If you have forgotten your BVN number, then there is no need for alarm as your BVN can easily be checked via your phone.

Those who have a bank account in Nigeria can easily check their BVN by dialing a simple code on their phone or by sending a text message. This services is available to customers who uses popular mobile network such as MTN, Airtel, 9mobile( formerly Etisalat), and Glo.




What Exactly Is A BVN 

A BVN which stands for Bank Verification Number is a unique 11 digit number assigned to every bank account holder in Nigeria.  The BVN is stored in the CBN database and include biometric information of the account holder. The BVN number, according to the central bank, helps prevent fraud and money related crimes especially in the banking sector.

Because of the uniqueness of the BVN, each person can have only one BVN number even if they have multiple accounts. Those who operate multiple bank account can link their BVN to their various accounts.

How To Check Your BVN On Your Phone

All major mobile network in Nigeria have a service that lets you check your BVN with your phone. This mobile networks include MTN, Glo, Airtel and  9mobile. Use the mobile number you used when registering for BVN to dial this code.

This will work regardless of where you registered for your BVN, whether at UBA, First Bank, Access Bank etc.

How To Check Your BVN On MTN

To check your BVN on MTN using your mobile phone, simple dial *565*0#. Upon dialing this code, you will get a response with your BVN number and a service fee of N20 will be deducted from your MTN account balance.

How To Check Your BVN On Airtel

To check Your BVN On Airtel, simple follow this simple guide
dial *565*0# and you will get a response with your BVN number. Airtel charges a fee of N10 for this service. I will suggest that you write down this code somewhere so you don’t have to pay N10 every time you want to check your BVN.




How To Check Your BVN On Glo

Basically, checking your BVN on Glo or any other mobile network provider requires that you dial *565*0#. Remember that a service fee of N10 will be deducted from your Glo account balance.

How To Check Your BVN On 9mobile

to check Your BVN on 9mobile, simple dial *565*0#. 9mobile charges N10 for checking your BVN with your phone

Remember to use the phone number linked to your BVN, the phone number linked to your BVN is the one you used while registering for BVN. If you do not use this phone number, it will be impossible to check your BVN with Your Phone.


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