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Nigerian Banks USSD and BVN Code

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USSD: Unstructured Supplementary Service Data 

With the advent of the USSD Code, some banks have made it easy for their customers to carryout seamless transactions with their phones, regardless the phone in use, such as, Android, IOS, Windows or any other phone.

With the USSD code, you can do various transactions like, opening of account, transfer of funds from one account to another, cardless withdrawal, buy airtime, buy data,  (self and third party), check your account balance, pay bills such as DSTV, GOTV, PHCN, etc.

You can also carry out transactions like application of some specific facilities (loan), destroy your stolen or lost ATM cards.

See below USSD code available for your bank as at the time of writing this report.

 

ACCESS BANK

The USSD code for Access Bank is *901#.

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

CITIBANK

Citibank does not have a USSD code at the moment, but for your online transactions, kindly visit their website: www.citigroup.com

 

ECOBANK

The USSD code for Ecobank is *326#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA

The USSD code for First Bank of Nigeria is *894#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

FIDELITY BANK

The USSD code for Fidelity Bank is *770#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

FIRST CITY MONUMENT BANK

The USSD code for First City Monument Bank is *329#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

GUARANTY TRUST BANK

The USSD code for Guaranty Trust Bank is *737#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

HERITAGE BANK

The USSD code for Heritage Bank is *322#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

JAIZ BANK

The USSD code for Jaiz Bank is *389*301#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

KEYSTONE BANK

The USSD code for Keystone Bank is *7111#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

POLARIS BANK

The USSD code for Polaris Bank is *833#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

PROVIDUS BANK

Providus Bank does not have a USSD code at the moment, but for your online transactions, kindly visit their website: www.providusbank.com

 

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

Standard Chartered Bank does not have a USSD code at the moment, but for your online transactions, kindly visit their website: www.sc.com/ng/

 

STANBIC IBTC BANK

The USSD code for Stanbic IBTC is *909#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

STERLING BANK

The USSD code for Sterling Bank is *822#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

SUNTRUST BANK

Suntrust Bank does not have a USSD code at the moment, but for your online transactions, kindly visit their website: www.suntrustng.com

 

TITAN TRUST BANK

The USSD code for Titan Trust Bank is *922#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

UNION BANK 

The USSD code for Union Bank is *826#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA (UBA)

The USSD code for United Bank for Africa (UBA) is *919#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

UNITY BANK

The USSD code for Unity Bank is *7799#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

WEMA BANK

The USSD code for Wema Bank is *945#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

ZENITH BANK

The USSD code for Zenith Bank is *966#

Simply dial the USSD code, then follow the instruction to select the actual transaction you intend to carry out.

 

BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION NUMBER (BVN)

To generate your BVN number, simply dial *565*0# with your registered phone number. Also note that to generate your BVN, you will be surcharge the sum of N 20, as such, if you do not have the stated sum, your request will not be treated.

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The easiest way to log dispense error with gtbank

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Guaranty Trust Bank has gone another step further in trying to discongest their banking premises while also ensuring that their customers are satisfied at all time. They have been able to achieve this by dishing out a robust internet banking/mobile banking platform, SMS banking, cardless withdrawal, finger print withdrawal. Also taking the lead as the number one bank in Nigeria to start the USSD banking transactions.

They have gone one step ahead to ensure that their customer log their dispense error complain themselves without necessarily visiting the bank. Although, you can also report your dispense with other banks without visiting the bank but this can only be achieved via your internet banking/mobile banking profile or through their call center

Do you have a dispense error with gtbank, not a challenge, follow the link below to log your error.

https://gtmt.gtbank.com/DispenseWeb/start.aspx

See other ways of how to report your dispense error.

Website

Click help centre-how to log a dispense-report dispense error.

 

Gtbank ATM

(With card)

Insert card-enter PIN-select more services-select log a dispense error

(Without card)

Press any key on the ATM, select Log a Dispense Error and follow the prompts

 

Internet Banking/Mobile Banking

Log in-Click cards-Dispense

 

GTConnect

Dial 08039003900, 08029002900, 01-4480000 and press 1 for self service option

 

Please note that your bank will never request for your PIN, Password, Card details or Token. Kindly ignore any email, SMS or call requesting for those details.

 

 

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How to avoid fraudulent transactions on your account

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So many Nigerians have fallen victim to fraudster because of their ignorance. It is worthy to note that your bank will never request for some vital information from you, either through call, SMS or email.

It is very important for you to understand that your personal details like PIN, Card number, CVV, Internet banking User ID, password and Token code are for your personal consumption and are not meant to be shared with anybody including your bankers or account officers. To keep your account safe, please ensure you do not share any of your account details with anyone.

As highlighted above, here are some vital information that can cause loss of funds in your account, if compromised.

  • PIN: This is an abbrevation for Personal Identification Number. This can be your ATM PIN, USSD PIN, Mobile banking PIN etc.
  • Card Number: This refers to the numbers in front of card, whether it be mastercard, visacard or verve.

See example of card details below, the highlighted numbers from 7253 – 1245

  • CVV: This is an abbrevation for Card Verification Value. This is usually a 3 digits number at the back of  your card.

See example of CVV number below:

  • Internet Banking User ID : This refers to your unique number, code or your email, depending on your bank. It is uniquely attached to only you. It can be your account number, phone number, email address, this is usually determined by your bank.
  • Password: This is a secret word, phrase or characters that allow you access to your account.
  • Token: This is a small hardware device that the owner uses to authorize his or her transaction. It is an authentication device that helps in protecting you from internet banking frauds.

See a typical token device below:

Please ignore any call, SMS or email requesting for the above details.

 

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How to block your Zenith bank ATM card if stolen or lost

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The issue of stolen ATM card in Nigeria has become an everyday occurence. Some banks like Zenith bank has brought about innovations that allow you block your account or card at the comfort of your home.

See below, the various options available to you as a Zenith bank customer, if your card is stolen or lost.

 

Internet Banking/Mobile banking Option

  • Log into your internet/mobile banking profile
  • Click on the menu bar and select Cards and Cheques
  • Select deactivate card and enter a reason
  • Then click on continue.

 

Protect Code/Deactivate Account

  • Simply dial *966*911# from any mobile phone.
  • Enter your account number
  • Enter your SMS alert number
  • Then press 1 to continue

After following the protect code option, your account will be blocked instantly. To unblock your account, simply visit any Zenith bank branch.

 

Email Option

Please note that to achieve prompt result with this option, it is advisable you use your registered email with the bank. That is, the email address you receive email notification on.

 

Call Option

  • Simply call +234-1-2787000, +234700ZENITHBANK, +234-01- 2781740 or +234-01- 2782273.

So do not allow frauster or thieves gain access to your account, simply embrace any of the above option to block your account or your card, if your card is stolen or misplaced.

Please note that your bank will never request for your PIN, Password, Card details or Token. Kindly ignore any email, SMS or call requesting for those details.

 

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