How to register and activate FCMB USSD code

How to register and activate FCMB USSD code

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Most financial institutions in Nigeria are now adopting the mobile banking system including FCMB (First City Monument Bank), this means you don’t need to visit a bank branch near you in order to carry out simple and basic financial transactions or services.

With a mobile banking system, you can carry out financial services such as money and inter-bank transfer, buy airtime or data to surf the internet, pay bills such as electricity, water, or insurance bills, subscribe to your favorite cable TV service provider, create a bank account and so many more…

You can carry out all of this and more on your mobile/smartphone using the official mobile app or USSD string at the comfort of your home.

We will be focusing on the USSD string method in this article, but before you can gain access to all these mobile banking services and more, you need to register and activate the service channel.

In this “How to register and activate FCMB USSD code” guide, I will be showing you how to register and activate the FCMB USSD service channel on your phone, this will enable you access to all services that can be carried out.

Before I actually show you how, let’s take a brief look into the requirements needed to activate the FCMB USSD service channel on your phone.

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Requirements needed to activate the FCMB Mobile Banking

Below are the necessary requirements/tools that you need to get ready before attempting to activate the FCMB USSD service channel.

  • The mobile number associated with your FCMB bank account, trying to activate the service channel on any other number will not work
  • You will need either a burner or smartphone (Android or IOS)
  • Make sure to write down your bank account details as it will be required in the process

Once all of this is ready, then let’s move on.

How to successfully activate FCMB USSD service channel

Activating the USSD service channel is quite simple and straightforward, you just need to dial a string of numbers and follow the prompts.

Below are the step-by-step process:

  • Simply dial *329*214# on the mobile phone number already linked to your FCMB account
  • An on-screen popup displaying several list of option will show
  • Select the easiest option, it’s number 2, so reply “2” and send
  • The next on-screen display will request for your bank account, input it correctly and click send

Once all the above-outlined is done, you will be sent a congratulatory SMS by FCMB notifying you that the banking service channel has been activated.

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BONUS: How to buy airtime from FCMB

To top up your line with airtime, simply dial *329*Amount# on the phone number linked to your FCMB bank account of course. The specified amount of airtime you wish to buy will be funded on your SIM line.

Dial*329*Amount# to top-up your mobile phone.

Dial *329*Amount*Mobile number# to top-up other mobile phones.

Dial *329*Amount*Account number# to transfer funds.

Dial *329*00# to check balance.

Dial *329*0# to reset PIN or reset/create transaction code.

Dial *329*1*Mobile Number# to buy data on any phone.

Dial *329*2*Amount*Smartcard Number# to pay for DSTv or GOTv subscription.

Dial *329#, select self-service, select block card to block debit card

Dial *329#, select self-service, select block account to block account

Dial *329#, select self-service, select link BVN to link BVN

Dial *329#, select statement, select full statement, then select duration (up to 6 months). Your statement will be sent to your registered email address instantly.

Dial *329#, select statement then select mini statement to view your last five (5) transactions instantly.

Dial *329*3*Amount*Meter No# or *329*3*Amount*AccountID# to make your electricity bill payments.

Block USSD Profile or Block Bank Account- *329*911# (Dial from either Registered or Unregistered number)


And that’s it for this guide, hope this will help you to successfully activate your FCMB service channel with ease.

If you have any other questions related to this topic, do not hesitate to comment down below.

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