How to open zenith bank account online (USSD code and online application)

How to open zenith bank account online (USSD code and online application)

Read all about how to open zenith Bank account online.

Zenith bank is one of the biggest financial institutions in Nigeria, it is licensed as a commercial bank by the central bank of Nigeria (the national banking regulator).

Zenith bank has more than 500 branches and business offices in all states and the federal capital territory and it is headed in Victoria island Lagos, Lagos state.

Usually when one wants to open a bank account, you visit the nearest bank branch with all the required documents and you will duly fill an account opening form.

These days, you can open a zenith bank account by yourself from the comfort of your home with your mobile phone easily. How can you do this?

I will show you exactly how to open a zenith bank account online and get your bank account number without going to the bank.

There are two ways in which you can open a zenith bank account online:

  1. Open a zenith bank account online with *966*0#
  2. Open a zenith bank account online on the zenith bank website.

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Open a zenith bank account online with *966*0#

Open zenith Bank account online

Do you know you can open a zenith bank account with your phone?

With the zenith bank USSD code *966*0#, you can easily open an account on your phone. Follow the below steps to do this:

  1. Dial *966*0# from your mobile phone
  2. On the next screen, type your FIRST NAME and tap SEND
  3. On the next screen, type your LAST NAME and tap SEND
  4. Make sure you follow all the on-screen prompts.

Once you are done following all instructions, review all the details you have provided and confirm. Your zenith bank account number will be sent to you via SMS. Cool right?

You can see that you now have a zenith account without needing to visit the bank.

Finally, you are required to visit the nearest zenith bank branch with your passport photograph and your bank verification number (BVN) to activated the account, so you can start making withdrawals and deposits on the account.

Zenith bank has made the process so easy, that you no longer need to spend long hours at the bank to open an account with them.

Another way you can open a zenith bank online is via the zenith bank official website https://zenithbank.com

Open a zenith bank account on the zenith bank website

Another way you can open a zenith bank account is by visiting the zenith bank official website. To do this is very easy and I will show you in the below steps:

  1. Visit the URL https://zenithbank.com/open-an-account-online to open an account online
  2. Complete the form you see on the website, make sure you fill it correctly.
  3. Review your details before you confirm and submit.

Once you are done, your account will be automatically created, and you will need to visit the nearest zenith bank branch with all the necessary documentation to activate your account.

As soon as this is done, you will be able to transact with the account i.e. make withdrawals, deposits and other banking transactions.

Before we conclude, I will tell you about the types of accounts you can open on zenith bank and the required documentation.

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Types of zenith bank account

Savings account

This account is targeted at individuals and allows the account holder to make withdrawals, deposit cash and also all other important banking transactions

Corporate current account

This account is targeted at limited liability companies (ltd) as well as public limited companies (plc). Companies and businesses can open this account; it usually is operated by designated signatories who were authorized at the account opening.

Diaspora account

This account is targeted at people that live outside Nigeria. If for example, you are a Nigerian living abroad or a foreigner working in Nigeria, then this account is specifically for you.

Individual current account

This account allows account holders to make deposits, withdraw cash an unlimited amount of time, pay for utility bills and also access overdraft facilities.

Enterprise account

This account is targeted at businesses that are operated by a single individual or maybe a two-man partnership.

Embassies & high commission accounts

Non-governmental organization accounts

Churches

Estate accounts

Clubs association and societies

As you can see, zenith bank offers a wide range of bank accounts that fit almost all types of need. Each of these accounts require its own specific requirements to open i.e. the documents that you will use to open an individual current account will be different from the ones you will use to open a corporate current account.

In the next heading, am going to tell you about the requirements for opening different zenith bank accounts. Are you interested in this? Then move on to the next heading.

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Requirements for opening a zenith bank account

Savings bank account requirements

  1. Duly signed account opening form
  2. Two specimen signature cards
  3. Two passport photographs
  4. Means of identification (national id card, international passport, driver’s license etc.)
  5. Utility bills
  6. Risk assessment form
  7. Know your customer form.

Individual current account requirements

  1. Duly signed account opening form
  2. Two specimen signature cards
  3. Two clear photographs
  4. Any means of identification (national id card, international passport, driver’s license etc.)
  5. Utility bills
  6. Risk assessment form
  7. Know your customer form

Diaspora account requirements

  1. Duly signed account opening form
  2. Two passport photographs
  3. Copy of your international passport
  4. Proof of residency
  5. Physical address e.g. e.g. Utility bills

Corporate current account

  1. Duly signed account opening form
  2. Two specimen signature cards
  3. Certificate of incorporation
  4. Particulars of directors
  5. Certified copy of articles and memorandum of association.
  6. Signed and sealed board resolution
  7. Signatories ID
  8. Official and residential visitation form
  9. Two passport photographs
  10. Public utility bill
  11. Risk assessment form

Those are the required documents for opening a zenith bank account. If you have questions or you want to make enquiries, you can contact the zenith bank customer care.

Zenith bank customer care

You can reach the zenith bank customer care on the below channels:

Email: zenithdirect@zenithbank.com

Phone: 234 1 2787000, 2927000, 04647000

Conclusion

Hopefully, with this post, you now know how to open a zenith bank account online easily. Just make sure you visit the bank after you open your account to submit your documents.

If you have questions, you can leave them below and I will tend to them as soon as I possibly can.

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