Your BVN (Bank Verification Number) is important for your financial transactions in Nigeria. It is a one-of-a-kind identification number that connects all of your bank accounts.
Making it an essential tool for preventing fraud and ensuring the security of your financial transactions. If you are an Access Bank customer and need to check your BVN, we can help.
What Exactly is a BVN?
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) assigns an exclusive 11-digit number to bank customers called BVN, which stands for Bank Verification Number.
It is produced by a biometric identification system developed by the CBN in collaboration with the Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) in 2014.
The system was created in response to increasing breaches of traditional security systems (such as PINs and passwords). Because of these compromises, there has been a huge demand for tighter security over sensitive, personal information in the banking system.
Every customer in the BVN system is assigned a unique identity number that can be verified across the Nigerian banking industry.
It has become mandatory for every Nigerian with a bank account due to its role in reducing fraudulent activities in the system. In fact, without a BVN, you cannot even open an account.
Because of the importance of the BVN issue, it is extremely important to you as a customer. This is especially true if you have multiple accounts, all of which will be linked to the same BVN.
As a result, many people write down their BVN and, in some cases, forget where they wrote it. As a result, there is a need for quick methods to access your BVN without going to the bank.
How do I check my BVN on Access Bank?
Because of how versatile fintech has become, there are numerous ways to check your BVN in the comfort of your own time and space.
How to Check Access Bank BVN Using a USSD Code
This service is provided by every telecom operator in Nigeria. However, in order to successfully check your BVN, you must dial the USSD code from whatever line your BVN is registered with.
This means that if your BVN is registered with an MTN line, you cannot check the BVN with an Airtel line. With this in mind, you can now proceed to check your BVN by following the steps below:
Use your Phone to Dial *565*0#
Allow NIBSS a few seconds to display your 11-digit unique number. You can then copy it to use right away or save it for later. Please keep in mind that this is not a free service.
For each check, a service fee of N20 will be deducted from your phone account balance, so make sure you have enough airtime before beginning the process.
How to Check Access Bank BVN Using the Access Bank Mobile App
This method will come in handy on several occasions if you have an internet-enabled phone. To begin, you should have downloaded the Access Bank Mobile app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.
After installing the app, you should sign up for Access Bank Mobile Banking. Following registration, log into the app to view your account details and balance. Once you’ve logged in, follow these simple steps to access your BVN:
- Select the Profile option.
- Choose ‘Show details’.
- Your BVN, as well as your email address and phone number, will be displayed.
How to Check Access Bank BVN Via SMS
This is yet another simple method. The SMS, like USSD Banking, must be sent from the phone number associated with your Access Bank account. Simply send BVN [Your Account Number] to 20121; that is, ‘20121’ is the message’s recipient. Sending “BVN 0134567654” to 20121 is an example.
How to Check BVN on Access Bank Through Customer Service
If none of the above methods work, you can contact Access Bank customer service and request your BVN. You may be asked to provide additional information before receiving your BVN.
They can be reached at 07003000000, +234 1-2712005-7, and +234 1-2802500, according to their official website. They can also be reached via social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
How to Check Access Bank BVN Using WhatsApp Banking?
Another quick way to get your BVN on Access Bank as a smartphone user is to communicate with them via WhatsApp. 09090901901 is the Access Bank WhatsApp number.
Simply add the number to your contacts list and send them a regular WhatsApp message. Then you should follow the instructions to get your BVN. Before the BVN is sent to you, you must provide some information.
How to Check Access Bank BVN Through the branches closest to you
After you’ve exhausted all other options, this should be your last resort. Make your request at the Access Bank branch closest to you. You will be asked to provide certain information to prove that you truly own the account.
What documents am I required to bring to an Access Bank branch to check my BVN?
Before you can check your BVN, you’ll usually need to provide valid identification, such as a passport, driver’s license, or national ID card.
Is there a charge for checking my BVN at Access Bank?
It is completely free to check your BVN with Access Bank. Be wary of third-party services or USSD that may charge a fee for these services
What should I do if I forget my BVN?
If you can’t remember your BVN, you can get it back using any of the methods listed above. Access Bank’s customer service and branch locations can also help you recover your BVN.