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HOW TO CHECK BVN ONLINE USING MTN, AIRTEL, GLO AND 9MOBILE 2023

Over the years, with the high increase in technological advancement, there has also been a considerable increase in the crime rate in the country, and this calls for concern. And this is the genesis of BVN in Nigeria.

The telecommunication industry has grown into one of the biggest industries in Nigeria that generates a lot of revenue for the country.

Recently, the government has made it compulsory for everyone and anyone to register their BVN to prevent them from losing essential business transactions in the bank.

In this article, we will discuss extensively how to check BVN on MTN, Glo, and 9mobile, and we will start by discussing what BVN is and why it was established. Stay tuned and pay close attention.

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Overview of BVN in Nigeria

The federal government implemented the BVN registration through the central bank of Nigeria in 1958, and this is an acronym that stands for Bank Verification Number.

It is a set of 11-digit numbers that are usually linked to all your bank accounts which includes all your bank transactions. Even if you have five separate bank accounts, they’re all linked together with one BVN.

This is to help the bank track all your banking transactions across the banking sector, to help stop fraudulent activities, and to set the banking sector on a good course.

Furthermore, having a BVN is compulsory if you must open and operate a bank account in Nigeria; without a BVN, it is impossible to open a bank account, and even when your BVN is lost, you will have to complain to your bank.

It will be retrieved from the system on your behalf. Having known what BVN is, we will discuss how to get your BVN next.

How to get a BVN

Registering for your BVN has been made simple by the federal government, mainly because of the country’s ever-growing population who needs the BVN to open a bank account. To register and obtain a BVN, you need to follow the simple steps below;

  • Visit the bank where you intend to open an account with a valid ID card which can be a voter’s card, driver’s license, national ID card, and so on.
  • Request for a BVN enrollment form is different from the form you will be given when you want to open a bank account with your preferred bank.
  • Fill in your details correctly and make sure your biometrics is captured, which includes your fingerprint; when it comes to photographs, make sure that the system captures a clear picture of you.
  • After these steps, you will be given a ticket ID, a validation that you have successfully registered for your BVN, and you will receive your BVN number a few days after your registration.

However, in some banks, the process is entirely digitized, and when completed successfully, your BVN will be issued to you immediately.

After you’ve gotten your BVN, the next thing you need to do is link your BVN to all your bank accounts. To do this, you must visit each bank you have an account with and link your BVN to them. Next, we will discuss how to check your BVN

How To Check BVN Online

Maybe, in an occasion where you lost your BVN, you can check your BVN online through the following steps below;

  • Log in to the NIBBS BVN online portal
  • Enter the details you will be asked to provide correctly
  • Next, enter your password and select login
  • You will see an option icon with the caption “my BVN” on it, click on it, and your BVN will be shown to you.

This is one of the fastest ways to check your BVN, but you can also check your BVN through the following methods below.

Read Too – How to Check NIN Number on MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9mobile

How To Check BVN on MTN

MTN, as we know, is one of the biggest telecommunication networks in Nigeria, they have the highest number of subscribers that is over 70 million in number, so if you’re an MTN user, you should know how to check your BVN on your MTN line, to do this, you have to follow this simple steps below;

  • Dial *565*0# on your phone, and make sure you use the phone number used in registering your BVN; if not, this process will not work
  • You will be debited a Maximum of 20# for services, so before you do this, you must have airtime in your account; you must not use a bonus to do this, as it won’t work
  • After about 5 minutes, your BVN will be sent to your phone, and you can see the 11-digit code on your phone.

To avoid going through this process and paying 20# For services, you should save the 11-digit code somewhere, so you won’t have to go through this process again.

How To Check BVN on Glo

Goo is one of the fastest-growing networks in Nigeria, and they’re well known for giving the highest data to its subscribers. To check your BVN on Glo, you need to follow the process below;

  • Dial *565*0# on your Glo line; make sure you use the phone number used in registering for your BVN; if not, this process will not work.
  • Make sure you have up to 20# airtime on your phone and make sure it is not a bonus, as a bonus will not be used.
  • Within 5 minutes, your BVN will be sent to your phone. To prevent you from going through this process again, we advise you to save the 11-digit BVN code somewhere you can refer to whenever you need it.

How to check your BVN on 9Mobile

The Etisalat telecommunication network changed its name to 9 mobile a few years ago after the federal government bought the company from its owners; since then, the 9mobile has grown to become one of the best internet networks with it. To check your BVN on 9mobile, follow the steps below;

  • Dial *565*0# on your 9mobile sim, but make sure it is the sim you used in your BVN registration
  • Make sure you have a minimum of 20# on your airtime balance, and make sure that it is not a bonus
  • After a little while, your 11-digit BVN will be sent to your phone, and you can then copy and paste it somewhere you will not have to look for it again.

How to check your BVN on Airtel

  • Dial *565*0# on your phone, and make sure you use the phone number used in registering your BVN. If not, this process will not work.
  • You will be debited a Maximum of 20# for services, so before you do this, you must have airtime in your account; you must not use a bonus to do this, as it won’t work.
  • After about 5 minutes, your BVN will be sent to your phone, and you can see the 11-digit code on your phone.

However, you must have noticed the repeated use of *565*0#, and this is because the Central Bank of Nigeria has approved this number as the number that must be used to check your BVN.

Irrespective of the network provider you are using, you can easily Dial this number, and your 11-digit BVN will be sent to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I change my BVN?

Most times, people ask this question a lot; the answer is this, once you’ve created your BVN, you cannot change it again, provided you’re alive and still using bank services, your BVN remains your BVN. Any website that says yes to this is fraudulent.

Do I need my BVN to take a loan?

No matter the loan platform, whether online or offline, you need your BVN to take a loan.

The reason is that your BVN is used to check through the details you’ve provided to know if they’re correct and to check your creditworthiness; your creditworthiness is determined by how many loan platforms you owe.

If you do not owe any loan platform, then you have a high credit score, and you’re eligible for the loan. This is why your BVN is essential.

What are some of the benefits of having a BVN?

There are so many benefits of having a BVN, and some of them are;

  • With BVN, all your important accounts are protected
  • You can easily carry out any bank transactions faster with BVN
  • You can track all your bank transactions across multiple banks with your BVN; this and many more are some of the essential features of BVN.

Conclusion

BVN is very important. If you find it difficult to memorize your BVN, you can follow the steps we listed on each network to check yours anywhere and anytime.

Do you have any disturbing questions about BVN? Feel free to share it in the comments section. We are patiently waiting for you.

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