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March 8, 2024

How to link NIN, BVN to GTB, Firstbank, Access, Zenith, other bank accounts

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The rush to link Bank Verification Number (BVN) and National Identification Number (NIN) to bank account(s) has resulted in a large turnout of persons at bank branches across the country, slowing down the process and becoming somewhat frustrating.

However, users who are conversant with the use of bank apps and shortcodes are not bothered about long queues as they can complete the process from their place of comfort.

All banks have made available, means through which their customers can link to their bank accounts to avoid being shut out from making debit transactions.

Banks like GTB, UBA, Zenith, Firstbank, and Access have popular shortcodes that make it easy for their customers to carry out online transactions.

Below is a general rule that applies to all bank customers who are looking for link to their account(s), whether inside a banking hall or through the internet.

Log in to the internet banking platform of your bank, select the BVN/NIN option, click on new request, enter your code, select the bank where your BVN/NIN was issued, answer the secret questions, and follow the instructions.

Email Request

Send an email request to your account officer

Visit Your Bank

Visit your nearest bank branch

What is the code for NIN and BVN?

To get your NIN code if you have forgotten it, dial *346# while to get your BVN dial *565*0#

What is NIN and BVN

The National Identification Number consists of 11 non-intelligible numbers randomly chosen and assigned to an individual after completing enrollment into the National Identity Database (NIDB).

Bank Verification Number is a biometric technology with secure unique identifier to analyze human characteristics as an enhanced form of authentication for real-time security processes.

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