How To Link BVN To Standard Chartered Bank Account Fast 2024

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How To Link BVN To Standard Chartered Bank Account Fast

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.

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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 Standard Chartered 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 Standard Chartered 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 Standard Chartered Bank

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

  • Visit any Standard Chartered Bank branch near you.
  • Request, Fill, and submit the BVN Enrolment form.
  • Present yourself for data capturing (such as Fingerprint, facial Image, etc)
  • After this, you will receive an acknowledgment slip with the transaction ID.
  • And within 24 hours once the system confirms your application, your BVN is generated, and you receive an SMS for pickup.

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

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

But before we talk about how to link BVN to an Standard Chartered 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 Standard Chartered Bank

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

These ways of how to check BVN on Standard Chartered Bank are:

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

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

You can only link BVN to Standard Chartered Bank using one of these ways. And here we will explore each of these ways.

Let’s get started.

You can easily link BVN to your Standard Chartered Bank account through the internet banking platform. 

Just follow these processes:

  • Provide the required information like your name, mobile number, account number and so on 
  • After you’ve entered the required detail, now click “Ok Next”.

Alternatively you can logon to your Online Banking and send a mail by clicking on the

“Contact us” button

You can also send an email to this email address with the request to link your BVN to Standard Chartered Bank account [email protected] 

Or call +234 1 270 4611-4 the 24-hour contact center on that number.

As a last resort you can visit the nearest Standard Chartered Bank branch to get your BVN linked to your Standard Chartered Bank account. 

That is how to link BVN to Standard Chartered Bank online.

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

How can I check my BVN on Standard Chartered Bank?

All you have to do is dial the official USSD BVN check code *565*0#, and you will be able to know your BVN.

How can I check my BVN online without going to bank?

You can check your BVN online by login into your Standard Charted Bank mobile app and follow the simple step discussed above.

Can I check my BVN with another phone number?

How can I check my BVN with another number? Dial *565*0# from any mobile network and follow the on screen prompts to obtain your Bank Verification Number. This is the code for all banks, and to use this service, your bank must be registered with the Central Bank of Nigeria.

How do I contact Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria?

For immediate assistance, call Standard Chartered Bank on 24-hour Client Contact Centre at +2341 2704611-4 or +23480 01235000 (toll free) or alternatively, visit any Standard Chartered branch.

That’s everything you need to know about how to link a BVN to Standard Chartered Bank account.

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

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

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

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