Access bank now allows customers to activate their Access bank USSD code wherever and whenever they want. However, even if you have been using Access bank for many years, you cannot directly activate the USSD code without following the process below.
To activate it the following are required
BVN stands for Bank Verification Number. It links all accounts used by the customer and it is a sacred number that should be kept confidential.
Those intending to activate the USSD code must make sure that they have all the personal information details at hand before dialing the code. Dialing the code at this point does mean that it has been activated.
Phone and Phone number
A phone is required for the activation but it does not have to be a phone with internet access since it is a USSD code that is involved.
Having an account with Access bank irrespective of the account type is not a license that customers will have automatic access to USSD. Now here is how to activate your Access bank account using *901#
How to Activate Access bank USSD Code
- Get a phone number for registration
In most cases, account owners use the number that they provided while opening the account. But the number may not always be available as in the case of loss of acquisition of a new network and number. In cases like that one has to register a new number. This can be done at any Access bank branch by filling out a form requesting to change the phone number linked to your account. When you have a phone number linked to your bank account which is accessible and available, then you can proceed to activate your Access Bank USSD Code.
2. Dial *901# on your phone
Activating your bank’s USSD code for your account gives you access to perform transactions using the code. Dial *901# using the phone number linked to your bank account. It can be done on any phone with a SIM card of your phone number.
3. Provide all the required details
To activate it, users may be required to provide information or personal account details like Bank Verification Number (BVN) and other details to facilitate the activation. The details prove that you are the actual owner of the account to be linked to the selected phone number.
4. Check your inbox for an SMS from Access bank
if you provide the right information an SMS containing the bank token will be sent to you and it is a sign of successful activation. All you need do is to enter the code while following the USSD prompts and it will be ready for use.
There are many advantages to activating the access bank USSD code. Some of these advantages include:
In case you notice suspicious activity on your accounts such as unauthorized debits and transactions the USSD code will enable you to take quick action to secure your account.
You can have access to your account anytime and any day of the week. Banks are not open on weekends so many transactions are left undone during weekends but not when USSD is activated.
Banks services like loans can be obtained through USSD. They are devoid of the usual documentation and long processes that are often associated with banks. Such services cannot easily be obtained in record time from the bank premises. Vital account information like account number, account balance, and BVN among others will become easy to get.
Within a few minutes, the entire process of USSD activation can be completed. It is simply to follow the onscreen prompts as they show on your phone.
General accessibility device
Irrespective of the phone that the customer has, they can make use of the service offered through USSD.