How To Link BVN To FCMB Account Without Hassle
What did the BVN say to the account number when they finally linked up? “I promise to always keep you safe and secure until account closure does us part!”
Yes, that is a joke but like all jokes, there is an element of truth in that.
There is nothing much scarier than having your bank account hacked or compromised! It’s even scarier than watching a horror movie.
Take a moment and picture this in your mind. You wake up one beautiful morning and on checking your phone you notice a notification from your bank. The notification is alerting you to suspicious activity on your account. Immediately panic sets in as you realize that your hard-earned money is at risk. You then try to call your bank but can’t get through due to poor network coverage. You’re stranded and helpless, with no idea what to do next.
I know that is a bit dramatic but trust me this nightmare scenario can happen to anyone. The good news is that you can take steps to protect yourself from financial fraud and identity theft.
One of those steps is linking your Bank Verification Number (BVN) to your bank account.
In this Fastnugget, I’ll walk you through the process of linking your BVN to your FCMB account step-by-step, with clear instructions, helpful tips, and a touch of humor (because let’s face it, financial procedures can be a bit dry and boring). So buckle up, and let’s get your BVN linked to your FCMB like a pro, so you can enjoy your money without any “BS” (Bank Stress.)
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After reading this post, your bank account number will eventually say to your BVN when they get married. “I feel so secure with you!” (Aww, how sweet.)
Let’s dive in straight and explain…
What is BVN
Without getting too much into technical “gobbledygook” the Bank Verification Number, BVN for short BVN is a unique 11-digit number that is produced by the biometric identification system developed by the Central Bank of Nigeria and given to each bank customer.
That is to say, BVN gives each Bank customer a unique identity across the Nigerian Banking industry that can be used for easy identification and verification at the Point of Banking operations.
What are the benefits of Having BVN
The Apex bank in Nigeria CBN and the commercial banks in Nigeria came up with the BVN project, which came into being in February 2014 to do the following:
- To provide additional security for bank account holders.
- To ensure that account holders are known by their banker in what CBN calls, the “Know Your Customer (KYC)” principle.
- To give a unified identity to account holders across all the banks in Nigeria, meaning the BVN code can be used as a means of identification in any bank in Nigeria.
- To reduce fraud that may arise from impersonation.
- To eliminate identity theft.
- To increase the effectiveness of banking operations.
- It is to give customers access to credit facilities.
- To boost financial inclusion which the CBN has been committed to.
- To resolve the problem of authentication.
- To stop money laundering activities.
- And to build confidence between banks and their customers.
This is the reason why the BVN is a “must-have” for any customer of the financial institutions in Nigeria.
That being said, how can you get a BVN assuming you haven’t gotten it already?
How To Enroll For BVN in FCMB
This is how you can enroll for BVN in FCMB if you don’t have BVN already:
- Visit any FCMB branch and complete the enrollment form.
- Your biometric data (fingerprint, photograph, and signature) will be captured on the system.
- You will then receive a Ticket ID.
- BVN will be sent to your registered mobile number.
You will receive your BVN within 24 hours after registration.
That’s how you can enroll for your BVN easily in FCMB.
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How To Link BVN To FCMB
You receive your BVN the next thing is to link it to your FCMB account.
But before we talk about how to link BVN to an FCMB account, let’s quickly talk about how to check your BVN.
This is important in case you happen to forget your BVN code.
How To Check BVN On FCMB
There are many ways of how to check BVN on FCMB.
These ways of how to check BVN on FCMB are:
- Using FCMB USSD code, and…
- Through FCMB online banking platform.
If you want a detailed guide on how to do this, be sure to check this fastnugget on the topic.
Now that you know how to check BVN on FCMB let us move on and discuss how to link it with your FCMB account.
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How To Link BVN To FCMB account.
The process of linking your BVN to your FCMB Account is unlike skinning the proverbial cat, there are not too many ways to do it.
You can only link BVN to FCMB using either of two ways. And here we will explore each of these ways.
Let’s get started.
How to Link BVN to FCMB Using USSD Code
Here’s how to connect BVN with your FCMB account directly on your mobile device. Just follow this process.
- Use the phone number linked to your Ecobank account.
- Dial *329# and press the call button.
- Select self-service
- Then select link BVN to link BVN
That is how to link BVN to FCMB using USSD code.
How to link BVN to FCMB via Email
Here is how to link your BVN to FCMB using email:
- Compose an email addressed to FCMB customer care
- Include info like your Full Name, FCMB Account Number, and BVN.
- Request FCMB to link the provided BVN to your account.
- Double-check all information before sending.
- Click “Send” to dispatch the email.
- Await confirmation from FCMB regarding the successful linkage.
There you have the two ways to link BVN to FCMB.
With that you have known everything there is to know about how to link BVN to FCMB.
However, you can check the FAQs below for more information.
FAQs On How to Link BVN To FCMB Account
How do I link my BVN to my account?
You can link your BVN to your FCMB account through either of the methods discussed above. Simply follow them as described.
How do I link my BVN to FCMB email?
All you have to do is to simply send your BVN to [email protected]
What is the code for FCMB BVN?
Simply dial *565*0# on your registered number to retrieve or check your BVN on FCMB.
What is the USSD code for linking BVN?
Dial *329# from the number linked to your FCMB account and navigate to self service, and then follow the simple steps to link your BVN to your FCMB account.
Can I update my BVN from another bank?
No, you can only update your information only at the bank where you have an account.
That’s everything you need to know about how to link a BVN to FCMB account.
FastNuggets on How to Link BVN to FCMB account
Now that you’ve successfully learned how to link your BVN to your FCMB account.
As you already know, linking your BVN to your FCMB account is an important step to take if you want to avoid any unwanted surprises when it comes to your hard-earned money. Let’s face it, nobody likes unwanted surprises. Unless it’s a surprise party, of course. Who doesn’t love those?
So, it’s important to keep your account safe by linking BVN to all of your accounts, including your FCMB account. And if you’ve been able to link your BVN to your FCMB account, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amazing features and benefits that come with being an FCMB customer.
If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties during the BVN linking process, don’t hesitate to contact the FCMB support team. They’re always available to assist you and ensure that you have a seamless banking experience.
Or you can reach out to me through the comment section if you have any other questions.
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