How To Link BVN To GTB Account Without Hassle 2024

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How To Link BVN To GTB 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.

Also see, {How to check BVN for GTB 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 GTB  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 GTB  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 GTB 

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

  • Visit any GTB branch near you 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 

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

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

But before we talk about how to link BVN to a GTB  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 GTB 

There are many ways of how to check BVN on GTB.

These ways of how to check BVN on GTB  are:

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

The process of linking your BVN to your GTB  Account is like skinning the proverbial cat, there are many ways to do it.

You can only link BVN to GTB using any of these ways. And here we will explore each of them in detail.

Let’s get started.

You can easily link BVN to your GTB  account through the internet banking platform. 

Just follow these processes:

  • Log on to the GTB Internet Banking platform. 
  • Now select BVN Linker from the left-hand panel 
  • Then Click on New Request 
  • From the drop-down menu, insert your Bank Verification Number 
  • Now select the Nigerian Bank where your BVN was Issued 
  • Finally, answer your Secret Question and continue

That is how to link BVN to GTB  online.

To link your BVN via SMS is simple. All you have to do is simply text your BVN details to 08076665555.

For instance BVN <01234567890> to 08076665555

Using this method is also easy, simply follow the steps below.

  • Insert GTBank ATM Card
  • Now select BVN Link on the transaction menu screen
  • Then enter your 11-Digit BVN
  • Confirm your BVN details
  • Finally submit your BVN

You can also link a BVN to a GTB account using the 737 BVN linker.

This is how to do it. To link your BVN via 737 BVN linker, simply dial *737*20*BVN

Those are the different ways to link BVN to GTB accounts.

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

How do I get my BVN from GTB?

Getting your BVN from GTB is easy. Just visit any of the bank’s branches and request to enroll for BVN.

How do I check my BVN date of birth on Gtbank?

To check the date of birth and name on your BVN, dial *565*0# with your MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile (Etisalat), or any other telecommunication company registered in Nigeria, copy out your BVN and walk into any of your Bank branches and tell them you want to check the date of birth and name on your BVN.

Is my BVN on my Gtbank app?

You can check your BVN on GTB using the GTworld mobile app. After registering and logging in to the app, just have to click on the MENU icon and your BVN will be boldly displayed close to your account number and balance.

Can I get my BVN from ATM?

Yes, just go to any ATM closer to you then slot your card into the machine. Find the option to check BVN on the screen of the ATM. Press “Check BVN”, and you will see your BVN.

That’s everything you need to know about how to link a BVN to GTB  account.

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

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

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

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