How To Link BVN To UBA Account Without Hassle

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How To Link BVN To UBA 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 film.

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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 important to safeguard 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 UBA account step-by-step, with clear instructions, helpful tips, and a touch of humour (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 UBA 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 got it already?

How To Enrol For BVN in UBA

This is how you can enrol for BVN in UBA if you don’t have BVN already.

  • Visit any UBA 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 enrol for your BVN easily in UBA.

How To Link BVN To UBA 

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

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

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

These ways of how to check BVN on UBA are:

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

How To Link BVN To UBA account.

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

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

Let’s get started.

How to Link BVN to UBA Online

You can easily link BVN to your UBA account through the BVN linking platform. 

Just follow this process:

  • Enter your UBA 10-digit account number in the space provided on the site.
  • Click the Verify button to verify the account number.
  • Enter your 11-digit BVN number.
  • Click submit to link your BVN number.

That is how to link BVN to UBA online.

How to link BVN to UBA Using USSD Code 

You can also link your BVN with your UBA account using UBA USSD code. 

From the registered phone number with which you used to open your bank account, just dial *919*6# and then enter your BVN number.

Your account will automatically be linked with your BVN.

Those are the two ways to link BVN to UBA.

Alternatively, you can also visit any UBA Bank branch to get your BVN link if you were already registered with another bank.

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

FAQs On How to Link BVN To UBA Account 

How do I get my BVN number from UBA?

Simply dial the official USSD code for BVN *565*0# to get your BVN number from UBA.

How can I get my BVN on UBA mobile app?

Once you have downloaded, installed, and registered the app. Just log into the app and tap on the profile icon found in the top right corner of the app’s interface. Scroll down until you see the Security Information section. There you’ll find your BVN details displayed and can copy them out.

How can I check my BVN without airtime?

To get your UBA BVN without airtime, simply use the mobile bank or internet banking option. If you need help on how to check BVN using these methods, scroll up and read it above.

How else can I check my BVN?

You can use any network service provider to check your BVN number, including MTN, GLO, Airtel or 9mobile. And the code to check BVN is *565*0#. Or you can use the other methods discussed above.

Can I check my BVN name online?

Yes, through the NIBSS BVN portal, you can check your BVN number, BVN name, address, phone number, and other BVN details

That’s everything you need to know about how to link a BVN to a UBA account. For more information, you can watch the short video below.

Fastnuggets on how to link BVN to UBA account 

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

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

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

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