In Nigeria, the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has become an important part of banking because it lets people be identified across all approved banks.
This article will walk you through the steps you need to take if you have a UBA (United Bank for Africa) account and need to verify or get your BVN. Knowing how to check BVN on UBA can save you time and give you peace of mind that your financial transactions are safe.
What Is BVN, and Why Is It Important?
The Bank Verification Number (BVN) is a unique number that is given to each person in Nigeria’s banking system. It is a central place where the identities of bank customers in Nigeria can be checked and confirmed at many different banks.
The BVN is an 11-digit number that is linked to a person’s biometric data, like fingerprints and facial recognition data. People used to save their BVNs on their phones so they could easily access them or look them up, but criminals can still get to them sometimes.
You can use the methods in this article instead of putting your money at risk by saving your BVN to your devices. There are many important reasons why the BVN is important, such as:
- Financial security
- Financial inclusion
- Fraud prevention
- Identity verification
How to Check Bvn on Uba
There are various ways to check your BVN on UBA. None are superior to each other. You only choose the method that is most convenient for you. These methods are:
- Via USSD code
- Via Mobile app
- Through internet banking
How To Check BVN On UBA Via USSD Code
The USSD code is the first method we will look at. Because it’s a shortcode, the USSD code or PIN lets UBA customers get to their BVN at any time and from anywhere.
How to use this method is shown below:
- Open your phone or device dialer
- Dial *565*0# on the phone number linked with your BVN.
- Your BVN will be shown on the screen of your device within some seconds.
- Dial *919*18#
- Follow the onscreen instructions
- Your BVN will be displayed on your phone’s screen.
This method is easy. You must have at least N20 in airtime on your phone number before you use this method, though. It also works on any network as long as it’s connected to your BVN.
How To Check BVN On UBA Via Mobile App
You can check your BVN on UBA in another way: through the UBA mobile bank app. This way works quickly, but you need a strong internet connection. Just follow the steps below:
- Download the UBA bank app from any of your preferred Play Stores.
- Log in with your bank details.
- Tap on the Menu Icon
- Choose Profile
- Click on Details
- Your details will be displayed on your screen.
Can I check my BVN on my phone?
Yes, you can check your BVN on your phone by simply dialing *565*0# on the phone number linked with your BVN.
How do I check my BVN online?
To check your BVN online, you need to log in to the official portal of your bank with your bank details. Then navigate through the site to retrieve your BVN.
Remember that you need a strong internet connection to access the website.
How do I check my BVN with another number?
You can only check your BVN with another number if the number is linked with your BVN. If not, you may not be able to do that. And sadly, you will be charged N20 for the service whether it was successful or not.