Bank Verification Number- BVN is an initiative of the CBN to ensure transparency, security and easy assessment of data in accordance with best practices in developed countries.
In my own opinion, I love the whole idea except for the fact that I now have Eleven (11) digits more to memorize. Well, that won’t be a problem since we can now get the BVN Number anytime through our mobile phone even without Internet connection.
By the way, the BVN consists of 11 digits.
SEE ALSO: How to Verify BVN details online
How To Check BVN via Phone
To Check your Bank Verification Number on your mobile phone, simply dial *565*0# from that particular line you used for your account registration at the bank.
Please note that BVN check is not Free of charge. You should have a minimum of 10 Naira credit on your line.
Some banks have also created a dedicated shortcode to allow customers check their BVN on their mobile phone on Glo, MTN, Airtel or any other network in Nigeria:
GTBank Code for checking BVN
GTBank customers can check BVN by dialing *737*6*1#
UBA Code for Checking BVN
UBA customers can check BVN by dialing *565*0#
Union Bank Code for checking BVN
Union bank customers can check their BVN by dialing *565*0#
Zenith Bank Code for checking BVN
Zenith bank customers can check BVN by dialing *565*0#
Stanbic IBTC code for checking BVN
Stanbic IBTC customers can check BVN by dialing *565*0#
First Bank code for checking BVN
First bank customers can check their BVN by dialing *565*0#
…..Other banks’ BVN check codes will be updated soon
Try it and relay your feedback to the comments section. Enjoy!
If you are yet to do your BVN, hurry up!