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

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How To Link BVN To Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling 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 Sterling Bank

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

  • Visit any Sterling 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 Sterling Bank.

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

But before we talk about how to link BVN to a Sterling 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 Sterling Bank

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

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

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

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

You can only link BVN to Sterling 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 Sterling Bank account using the Sterling Bank USSD code.

  • Dial *822*3*BVN# on the number registered on your Sterling account.
  • For example, if your BVN is 21234567890, then you’ll dial *822*3*21234567890# 

That is how to link BVN to Sterling Bank using the USSD code.

This is the second way you can link BVN to Sterling Bank account.

it’s also easy to use simply send your BVN and account details to 

Those are the two ways to link BVN to Sterling Bank account.

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

How can I check my bank BVN number?

To check your Bank Verification Number  (BVN) you are required to dial the shortcode (*565*0#) and the BVN will be provided.

How can I get my BVN number without going to bank?

This is thanks to the new USSD code *565*0# introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). With this code, you can retrieve your BVN even if you have forgotten your phone number or do not have access to it.

How do I find my BVN name on my phone?

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.

What is BVN account number?

The Bank Verification Number (BVN) is an 11-digit unique identity for each individual across the Nigerian Banking industry. The BVN ensures you can engage securely in transactions at any Point of Banking operations in Nigeria.

How do I check my bank details on my phone?

Use a mobile banking website or app to find the number online. Navigate to your bank’s website on a computer or open up their mobile app on your phone or tablet. Sign in and click on the tab to view a summary of your account. Usually, the account number will be listed on this page.

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

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

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

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

1 thought on “How To Link BVN To Sterling Bank Account Without Any Hassle 2024”

  1. I never knew linking my BVN to my Sterling Bank account could be so hassle-free until I stumbled upon this post. A big thank you to you for simplifying the process!


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