Checking your BVN on Access Bank can be a bit of a hassle if you don’t know how to go about it.
Below, is very easy to follow and we’ll provide a detailed guide to help you check your BVN on Access Bank, whenever you want and wherever you are.
This guide will show you various ways and channels to check your BVN on Access Bank.
But before we go in, let’s talk about the BVN.
What is a BVN Code?
BVN is an abbreviation that in full, means Bank Verification Number. The BVN gives owners a unique identity that can easily be verified and acknowledged across all banks. The Bank verification code isn’t specific to any one bank.
Your BVN is your universal ID across all banks in Nigeria
- With the BVN, a customer’s Bank Accounts are protected from any kind of unauthorized access, like scammers and hackers.
- Issues like identity theft, when it comes to a person’s bank account, are easily sorted, thus reducing the fraud rate on bank accounts.
- It also makes it easy to sort through blacklisted customers and fraudsters
Because the digits of a BVN code is long and usually set at 11-digits, it may prove a bit difficult to memorize. It’s not something you want to make a mistake on. Because if a number is changed, the BVN code becomes that of another identity. So, it’s important to be able to retrieve it when it is needed.
How to Check your BVN on Access Bank?
There are various ways you can check your BVN on Access Bank. You can retrieve it through SMS, USSD, Mobile App, and internet banking.
But to check your BVN Code through Access bank you must first be a customer of the bank. If not, none of the above channels through which one can check their BVN wouldn’t work.
Here’s how to check your BVN through different channels;
To check your BVN through an SMS, just text BVN, your account number and your BVN to the number 20121
An example is; BVN 02487654321 to 20121 (this is the recipient of the message)
This message must be sent from a phone that is linked to the user’s Access Bank account.
The banking industry in Nigeria has fully adopted the use of USSD codes. They are short, easy and fast. Once you know your bank’s USSD code, you can access a whole network of opportunities
The USSD shortcode for Access Bank is *901# Using this shortcode, a customer can find out what their BVN is.
The only way for the Access Bank USSD code to be available to you is if your phone number (the one you used to open the account) is linked to your Access Bank account.
You can check your BVN on Access Bank using the USSD code by dialing *565*0# and then send.
Once you’ve done this, your BVN details will pop up on your screen.
Through Mobile App;
To check your BVN on your Access Bank mobile App;
- Log in to your Access Bank App
- Once open, a button called BVN will be on the side of the circle that contains your account balance
The Acess Bank App doesn’t give you much room to get lost. The App is easy to navigate.
How to Link your BVN to your Access Bank Account properly
As we said, your BVN is your universal bank ID that is used across all banks and it is a number that is unique to each individual. The BVN is very important as it plays a significant role in protecting your account details. Because of this, it is important to make sure all your account(s) are linked. And this is irrespective of what bank it is.
Linking through SMS;
You can link your BVN to your Access Bank account by sending a text with your BVN to 20121
Once the message has been sent, wait a few minutes and a message confirming the link will be sent. And your BVN will be linked.
Linking through Internet Banking;
Another way you can link your BVN to your Access Bank account is through internet banking. To link your BVN to your Access Bank account through internet banking;
- Log in to your Access Bank internet banking platform
- On your dashboard, select Service Requests Menu
- Then select Initiate Service Request
- Then select Link BVN
- And Link BVN