CBN recently announced its plans to freeze banks accounts that haven’t been linked to Bank verification number. Nigerian Bank customers can now perform various BVN activities themselves without going to the bank simply by using some USSD codes on their mobile phone. Verifying your Bank verification number via your phone is very quick and was made to reduce the long queues at the bank.
Code to Check Your BVN
To check your Bank verification number from your mobile phone simply dail *565*0#. You can also use this service to check if your bank account complies with CBN bank verification policy. Note that you will be charged N20 for this service.
Code to verify your BVN using Phone
If your aren’t sure of your CBN Bank verification number(BVN), you can simply verify your BVN by dailing *565*1#, then type the number to check. Note that you will be charged N20 for this service.
How to Link my BVN to other Bank Accounts
You can link your BVN to your other bank account yourself simply by dialing *565*2#. Note that you will be charged N20 for this service.