Checking your Access Bank bvn can be frustrating if you do not know how to go about it. There are some applications that require your bvn, and this makes knowing it important. In the course of this article, we will be taking you through a practical guide on how to check bvn on Access Bank.
What Is Your BVN Code And What Is Its Use?
The BVN acronym which means “bank verification number”, is a set of digits that gives Nigerians a unique identity. It is a set of numbers that is acknowledged by the CBN, and other operational banks in Nigeria. Worth noting is that your BVN code is not specified for Access Bank use alone. You can also use it on other operational banks in Nigeria. Some of the interesting uses of the bvn number include the following:
- With the aid of the bvn code, issues related to identity theft can be easily sorted out by the bank.
- It can also be used by creditors and other fintech companies to sort through blacklisted Nigerian customers and fraudsters.
- Bvn gives your bank account protection from unauthorized access.
Now that we know the ins-and-outs of the bvn code, let us proceed to a practical guide on how to check bvn code on Access Bank.
How To Check Your BVN On Access Bank Account
One of the reasons why most people want to check their bvn on Access Bank is because it is long and hard to memorize. Good luck trying to memorize a set of 11 digits! If any number on the bvn code is changed, it can easily become the identity of another Nigerian. This is why it is necessary to have a surefire way of retrieving it.
An Access Bank user can check their BVN by SMS, USSD banking, and Access Bank Mobile app. However, it is important to note that in order to check your bvn on Access Bank, you have to be an Access Bank customer. If you’re not an Access Bank customer, the above-listed e-banking channels will not work.
How To Check BVN Code On Access Bank With SMS
In order to check bvn on Access bank with SMS simply text bvn with a space followed by your access bank account number to 20121. This SMS has to be sent via a phone number that is linked to your Access Bank account. You will get a return message indicating you Access Bank bvn. Here is a sample of the above-illustrated code:
Send BVN 01234567 to 20121
How To Check Your BVN On Access Bank Via USSD Code
The trending mobile phone functionality in Nigeria’s banking industry is the “use of USSD code”. USSD banking is the use of simple and short codes to access banking networks and perform financial activities on the fly period in light of this the access bank USSD code is *901#. Your bvn can only be available to you with this code if you are an Access Bank customer. When you dial *901# you have to follow prompts shown to you in order to see your bvn number. You can also check your bvn with another interesting USSD code – *565*0#. Dialing this USSD code, and pressing send automatically shows your bvn number. Just as it is with the *901# code, your number must be linked with your account for the code to work. Also worth noting is that the use of the *565*0# code incurs some SMS fees.
How To Check Your BVN On Access Bank With Mobile App
Another interesting way to check your BVN other than with SMS, and USSD code is to use the Access Bank Mobile app. Here are some simple steps to follow:
- Log in to your Access Bank app.
- When the app opens, you will see a Button on the user interface that looks like a circle. Click on it to see your account details such as BVN, bank balance, and account number.