How to Link BVN to a Zenith Bank Account

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How to Link BVN to a Zenith Bank Account: In recent times, fraudulent transactions and identity theft have emerged as a threat to the global banking system. The Bank Verification Number (BVN) project was introduced on February 14, 2014, by the Central Bank of Nigeria in association with all Nigerian banks, with the aim of safeguarding trust relationships within the Nigerian banking system.

By employing biometric information, the BVN is able to individually identify each and every customer in the Nigerian banking sector. It is necessary to have a bank account in Nigeria because withdrawals from accounts without a verified bank account number are prohibited (although customers with accounts in the diaspora were excluded until January 31, 2016).

Disadvantages of not Linking BVN to a Zenith Bank Account

  • Limited access to certain banking features.
  • Increased risk of fraud.
  • Potential delays in resolving account-related issues.

Benefits of Linking BVN to a Zenith Bank Account

The benefits of the project, among others, include:

  • It will address issues of identity theft, thus reduce exposure to fraud.
  • BVN has a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian banking industry.
  • Customers’ bank accounts are protected from unauthorised access.
  • It will enhance the credit system in the Nigerian Banking Industry.

How to Link BVN to a Zenith Bank Account Via USSD Code

Use the USSD code provided to link your Zenith Bank account to your Bank Verification Number (BVN):

  1. Dial *966*BVN# from the phone number associated with your Zenith Bank account.
  2. Follow the on-screen prompts to enter your 11-digit BVN.
  3. Confirm the BVN you entered.
  4. Once confirmed, your BVN will be linked to your Zenith Bank account.

How to Link BVN to a Zenith Bank Account Via Zenith Mobile App

Follow these steps to use the mobile app to link your Bank Verification Number (BVN) to your Zenith Bank account:

  1. Download the Zenith Bank mobile app. (Android or iOS).
  2. Launch the app.
  3. Register if you are a new user with the app, or log in if you are an old user.
  4. Go to the BVN Connecting Area. Once you’re logged in, find the area of the app where you can adjust the settings or account information. Search for a “BVN Linking” or “Update BVN” option.
    Put BVN here: You will be asked to input your BVN in the BVN linking section. Make sure your BVN is close at hand.
  5. You might be required to verify your identity after inputting your BVN. This can entail responding to security questions, offering further personal data, or entering an OTP (one-time password) that was emailed to your registered email address or mobile number.
  6. Verify that the data you have provided is accurate. After confirmation, send in the request for the BVN connection.
  7. You should normally receive a confirmation message indicating that the request was successfully completed and that your BVN has been connected to your Zenith Bank account.
  8. You can verify your account details in the app or get in touch with Zenith Bank customer assistance to find out if your BVN has been successfully linked.
  9. For security purposes, make sure you log out of the Zenith Bank mobile app after completing the BVN connecting process.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I check my BVN online with Zenith Bank?

Yes, you can use their mobile app or the Zenith Bank Internet Banking platform to check your BVN online. Check your account settings for the BVN option.

How to Block Zenith Bank Account Using USSD Code

The code to block your Zenith Bank account is *966*911#, but there are steps you must follow carefully to block your Zenith Bank account. 

  1. Launch the dialer app on your phone.
  2. Dial *966*911#.
  3. Enter your account number.
  4. Enter the phone number linked to your account.
  5. Reply 1 (Continue)
  6. A message will display, “Debit transactions successfully stopped on your account.”

How to Check BVN on Zenith Bank Via Internet Banking

This is another option for you to successfully check your BVN on Zenith Bank. To do this, simply follow the steps below;

  1. Visit the Zenith Bank Internet banking portal.
  2. Log in to your account using your username and password.
  3. On the dashboard, click on “Account Information.”
  4. Click on “BVN Inquiry” from the drop-down menu.

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