How To Link BVN To First Bank Account Without Any Hassle 2024

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How To Link BVN To First Bank Account Without Any 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.

Also see, {How to check BVN for First Bank on phone}

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. 

You see, linking your BVN to your bank account is an important step to safeguarding your account against unauthorized access and fraudulent activities. Think of linking your BVN to your account number as having a secret weapon that turns you into a superhero against financial fraudsters and identity thieves. With it, you’ll be unstoppable, like Batman with his utility belt, or Iron Man with his Jarvis AI. 

Now, I know you might be thinking: “Ugh, more paperwork and bank procedures.” Relax! The process is as easy as ABC. And trust me, it’s way easier than trying to explain what Bitcoin means to your grandparents. 

In this Fastnugget, I’ll walk you through the process of linking your BVN to your First Bank 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 First Bank like a pro, so you can enjoy your money without any “BS” (Bank Stress.)

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 First Bank

This is how you can enroll for BVN in First Bank if you don’t have BVN already.

  • Visit the nearest First bank branch in your location 
  • Ensure to go with your valid ID card which could be National ID card, driver’s license, voter card or international passport.
  • Enquire to enroll for a BVN 
  • Complete the BVN enrollment form 
  • You will be enrolled on the BVN portal with a sample of your facial image and biometrics 
  • You’ll be given a ticket ID, then advised on the BVN proper on a future date. 

Your BVN will be sent to your registered phone number within 48 hours.

That’s how you can enroll for your BVN easily in First Bank.

You receive your BVN the next thing is to link it to your First Bank account.

But before we talk about how to link BVN to an First Bank 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 First Bank

There are many ways of how to check BVN on First Bank.

These ways of how to check BVN on First Bank are:

  1. Using First Bank USSD code, and…
  1. Through First Bank 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 First Bank let us move on and discuss how to link it with your First Bank account.

The process of linking your BVN to your First Bank Account is unlike skinning the proverbial cat, there are not too many ways to do it.

You can only link BVN to First Bank using either of two ways. And here we will explore each of these ways.

Let’s get started.

You can easily link BVN to your First Bank account through the First Bank BVN linker platform.

Just follow these processes:

  • Here you will see the BVN linker form. Fill in your details like your Full Name, Bank Account, BVN etc.
  • You can also link it to any other bank account number you have with the First Bank. For example if you have savings, current, domiciliary account, there is an option to insert another bank account number you have with the bank. 
  • When you are through filling the form, click the submit form and within a few days, your BVN Will be linked to your first bank account number.

That is how to link BVN to First Bank online. 

  • Simply dial *894*BVN# from the number linked to your account.
  • For example, if your BVN number is 2212345678, then all you need to do is just dial *894*2212345678# using the phone number linked to your bank account. 
  • After sending these details as instructed above, you will get a text message within 24 hours from First Bank informing you that your BVN has been successfully submitted for processing.

That’s how to link BVN to your First Bank account using USSD Code

That’s the two ways to link BVN to First Bank.

With that you have known everything there is to know about how to link BVN to First Bank. Additionally, you can check the FAQs below for more information.

You can either use one of the two methods. You can link your BVN to First Bank via the BVN linker platform or by using the USSD code. 

What is the USSD code for linking BVN?

The official First Bank USSD code to link BVN to your account is *894*BVN#. You can check above for how to use this First Bank USSD code.

To link your new number to your BVN in First Bank is easy. Follow the steps below:

  • Visit any branch of the bank where your BVN was initially issued. 
  • Head to the customer service section of the bank
  • Inform the attendant that you wish to update your BVN phone number. 
  • You will be provided with a BVN update form, fill the form with the required details.
  • After scanning, your update will be uploaded on your BVN profile 
  • A copy of your new BVN profile will be printed and given to you.

That’s how you can easily change the phone number on your First Bank BVN.

With that now you know everything you need to know about how to link a BVN to First Bank account.

Now that you’ve successfully learned how to link your BVN to your First Bank account.

As you already know, linking your BVN to your First Bank 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 First Bank account. And if you’ve been able to link your BVN to your First Bank account, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy all the amazing features and benefits that come with being a First Bank customer.

If you have any questions or encounter any difficulties during the BVN linking process, don’t hesitate to contact the First Bank 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.

Also do remember to share this post with your friends who might need information on how to link BVN to their First Bank Account.

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