How to check BVN on zenith bank (Mobile app, USSD)

How to check BVN on zenith bank (Mobile app, USSD)

Want to check your 11-digits Zenith Bank BVN (Bank Verification Number) due to a reason or two without visiting any official bank branch? No worries!

This guide on “How to check Zenith bank BVN” is specifically written to show 2 simple and easy methods (USSD & Mobile app) that you can use to check your BVN urgently at the comfort of your home.

But before I actually show you these methods, let’s take a quick look at what a BVN is, why it is important, and why it must be kept safe and secured.

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What is a BVN and why it’s important

In the banking and finance world, BVN is an abbreviation of which the full meaning is Bank Verification Number.

It’s a unique 11-digits biometric identification system number assigned to only one person used to open a bank account in Nigeria.

In the early rise of technology, there is nothing like BVN, it was invented due to the rise of fraudulent activities.

To curb the high rate of financial scams happening, this is one of the main reasons why you must keep your BVN safe and secure, do not reveal it to anyone as it can be used to authorize transactions without your approval.

How To Check Zenith Bank BVN (USSD method)

To quickly check your Zenith bank BVN using the USSD string method, dial *565*0# on your active mobile phone number already linked to your Zenith bank account.

Your BVN number will pop up on-screen and will also be sent via SMS.

This code will not work on any other phone number not linked to your Zenith bank account. Also, make sure to have minimum airtime of N30 on your SIM line as you will be charged for this service

How To Check Zenith Bank BVN (Mobile app method)

Another way you can use to check your Zenith bank BVN as a smartphone user is through the Zenith mobile app.

You just need to install the app, have a smartphone (Either Android or iPhone), and a stable internet connection.

Without much further ado, below is the process:

  • First, download and install the Zenith bank mobile app if you haven’t done so before. It’s available on both Google play store and Apple store
  • Open the Zenith bank app and login or register if this is your first time using the mobile app
  • After signing in successfully, you will be brought to the admin interface, locate and click the “MyBVN” button
  • Your BVN will be displayed on-screen, you can copy and save it

Other methods to check BVN on zenith bank

As a last resort, you can go the nearest zenith bank branch to get your BVN, they may require you to provide a few information, in other to confirm you are the owner of the bank account, before they will tell you, your BVN.

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And that’s the be-all and know-all about checking your Zenith bank BVN at the comfort of your home, the methods are pretty simple.


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