Bank Verification Number (BVN) is a unique identification number issued to each individual Nigerian by the government through te banking system. Its purpose is to provide a unifying means of identifying and tracing all the bank accounts an individual owns, especially across different banks.
BVN is also popularly referred to as BVN number, which is tautology, of course. But these habits die hard. Anywa, each Nigerian bank account holder is given a BVN and all their bank accounts are tied to that one number.
How to check your BVN
If you want to check or retrieve your BVN, all you need is a mobile phone. Each BVN is attached to a phone number – a number that you submitted when registering for your BVN. Simply dial *565*0# on your phone with that number or line in it and the system will display your BVN. It is a good idea to copy it out and keep in a secure place.
Some banks also have your BVN displayed in their mobile app or Internet banking platform when you login. So, you can also login to your bank app or Internet banking system to check/retrive your BVN.
How to check your BVN phone number
It is possible that you have multiple mobile numbers and do not remember which one is attached/registered to your BVN. So, how do you check your BVN phone number? This is quite easy too.
Dial *565*0# from each of your mobile numbers till one of them displays your BVN. Theat is your BVN phone number. Again, it is a good idea to write it down and keep it in a secure place.
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