Your account number is a set of 10 numerical digits that is unique to one bank account. The account serves as a sort of identification for a bank account apart from the account name and other details.
Forgetting or being unable to commit your account number to memory is quite possible and common among bank owners, and it’s possible to be at a loss for it when you need it to complete a transaction or to fill a form or something else. It is also possible that the account number is for a dormant account you haven’t used in a long time and are trying to recover.
For whatever reason you might need to check your account number, I’ll be showing you the different ways to check your Union bank account number.
The following methods outlined below are the easy and efficient ways by which you can check your account number:
1. Through the Union bank USSD code-*826#
Nigerian banks introduced the USSD code service years back to make certain bank transactions easier for bank account holders to do from the comfort of their homes. The USSD code, unique to each bank, makes buying airtime, paying bills, money transfers, etc easy for account holders to do from wherever they are. The code can also be used to retrieve account numbers.
To use this method to check your account number:
- Dial *826# using the phone number registered to your bank account
- Select7-other services from the options displayed on the screen and press send
- Select 4-Update account number from the options displayed on the screen and press send
- Your account number(s) will be displayed on the screen and you can copy it down for future reference.
There are no charges when this method is used and no need for an internet connection on your device.
2. Through the Union bank mobile banking app
The Union bank mobile banking app is available to all Union bank account holders, as long as they have a device that connects to the internet and have mobile data/ are connected to WiFi on the device. To check your account number through the mobile app you simply have to log into the app and your account number will be displayed on your dashboard.
However, to use this method you have to be registered to use the mobile app despite having an account with the bank. To register to use the mobile, download the Union Bank mobile app from either the Google play store or the iOS app store. Once downloaded, follow the instructions and prompts and enter your correct information. You’ll be able to use the mobile app for any of your transactions once you’re registered.
3. Through any Union bank social media account/customer care representative
Union Bank has several social media accounts that handle customer complaints and needs to reduce the need for account holders to go to the bank. If you want to use this method, send a message to any of the registered handles of Union bank on either Facebook or Twitter.
A customer care representative will respond and will ask you to provide the following information: account name the account is registered to, date of birth of the account holder, next of kin, phone number used to open the account, Union bank branch where the account was opened and your full home address.
Once you provide the correct information your account number will be retrieved and sent to you.
Similarly, if you’re unable to find any verified Union bank social media account, you can go to any branch closest to you and speak to a customer care representative. You’ll be asked to provide the same information and your account number will be retrieved for you if the information you provided is correct.
4. Through your Union bank cheque book
This method is quite an easy one provided your account is a current account and you have your cheque book close at hand. You simply have to look at the bottom part of a check slip to find your account number.
The account number is the 10 digits number in the middle while the other two are the bank’s sort code(the first number on the left) and the last set of numbers is the check serial number.
Using any of these methods is a safe and fast way to retrieve your account number, if needed, without compromising it.