You Can Now Link Your Bank Verification Number (BVN) To Your Account By Yourself Without Going To Bank

Banks in Nigeria considering the challenges their customers face using their services, has joined hands with Nigeria mobile telecommunication networks to improve customers interaction with the bank more easy and flexible, in return, customers now have the ability to perform many task relating to their account including linking or connecting their BVN to other account at ease without visiting the bank customer service center.


On February 14, 2014, The Central Bank of Nigeria through the Banker’ Committee and in collaboration with all banks in Nigeria launched a centralized bio-metric identification system for the banking industry tagged Bank Verification Number (BVN).

Benefits Of BVN (Bank Verification Number):
  • BVN gives a unique identity that can be verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry (not peculiar to one Bank).
  • Customers Bank Accounts are protected from unauthorised access.
  • It will address issues of identity theft, thus cut exposure to fraud.
  • The BVN will enhance the Banking Industry chances of being able to fish out blacklisted customers.
  • Reduce queue in Banking Halls.
  • A standardised efficiency of Banking operations.
  • The Customers unique BVN is accepted as a means of identification across all Nigerian Banks.
The purpose of this post is to help those who want to link their bank verification number (BVN) with their bank accounts. If you already own a BVN for another bank and want to link with other bank accounts you also own, then you will have to see how to check your BVN number on your phone before linking with other banks.

In this post, I will show you how to link BVN directly on your mobile phone using USSD Codes for all Banks in Nigeria.

How You Can Link/Connect Your Bank Verification Number (BVN) To Another Account Via USSD Code For GTBank, sterling bank, UBA, and zenith bank

GTBank (Guarantee Trust Bank):



Here’s how to link BVN with your GTBank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.

Link BVN (GTBank): 
  • Dial *737*20*BVN# 
on the phone number associated with your account.

Sterling Bank:



Here’s how to link BVN with your Sterling Bank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.
Link BVN (Sterling): 
  • Dial *822*3*BVN# 
on the number registered on your Sterling account.

UBA (United Bank of Africa):



Here’s how to link BVN with your UBA account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.
Link BVN (UBA): 
  • Dial *919*60*BVN# 
on the mobile number linked to your account to link your BVN.

Zenith Bank:

Here’s how to link BVN with your Zenith Bank account directly on your mobile device. See USSD below.
Link BVN (Zenith): 
  • Dial *966*BVN# 
using the number associated with your account.
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