How to open a Sterling bank account online

How to open a Sterling bank account online

Opening a bank account these days has been made easy by different banks to make banking easy and the sterling bank has not made an exception as they have also created an avenue where individuals can open a sterling bank account online.

Sterling bank is popularly known as the one customer’s bank because they make their customers their number one priority and always try to reach out and keep in contact with their customers.

Sterling bank is a commercial bank with over 60 years of operations in Nigeria, its vision is to be the financial institution of choice and its mission is to deliver solutions to enhance stakeholders’ value. They also make sure that they focus on the customer, encourage teamwork, keep their integrity, and ensure excellent performance.

They offer various services such as

  • Personal banking
  • Business banking
  • Alternative banking

What types of accounts do sterling bank offer

When we talk about types of accounts in different Banks what comes to our mind is the normal savings and current account but this is not the case in the sterling bank as they’ve gone further to ensure that they provide different types of accounts based on the type of customers they have.

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Below is the list of the types of accounts they offer at the sterling bank. please note that all these accounts have their form of documentation differently and certain amounts we can use to open such accounts to reach the budget of its customers

  • Classic current account
  • Domiciliary current account
  • Classic savings account
  • Domiciliary savings account
  • I can save the account
  • Trybe one account
  • Kia kia account

Some of these accounts cannot be opened online because they need certain documents. In order to process this account you have to physically visit the nearest sterling bank close to you to open some of the accounts listed above because some may need official documents, signatures, passport photograph, ID card and thumbprint etc.

But for the sake of this article we will guide you through the step by step  process on how you can open a sterling bank savings accounts online.

Requirements to open a sterling bank account online

In order to open a Sterling bank account online, you need to fulfill certain requirements, if you don’t possess this requirement there’s no how you can proceed to create a sterling bank account online unlike  when you need to physically go to the bank to create this account so before you start your registration online for the sterling bank account make sure you have the following details

  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Preferred name or nickname
  • Referral code if any (optional)
  • Smartphone or personal computer with an internet connection

These are just a few things you need to create an account online with time you might be asked to include your bank verification number but for a start, these are the major things you need.

The account you open online just like the other account you open offline may have a certain limit but you can use it to perform any form of transaction you can receive money send money buy airtime pay bills get an ATM card and perform any other banking transactions you can think of

How to open sterling bank account online

To register for the account you don’t need to follow any long process or join a queue as you can do this using your smartphone or personal computer as long as you’re connected to the internet.

First of all, you need to visit and you’ll be given some steps to follow and how you can open your sterling bank account.

Firstly to get started you’ll be asked if you’re a new customer or an existing customer, select the new customer and keep reading as this article will guide you on the step-by-step procedures and how to go.

As a new customer you will be  given a form to fill, this form contains

  • The account type you want
  • Your phone number
  • Your email
  • Your preferred name or nickname
  • Referral code
  • Email address

All you have to do is to select the type of account you want from the different options which include savings, current, business, and non-interest banking.

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Input your phone number, you will be asked for a name or a preferred nickname, input your referral code if you have any, and include your email address.

You will be required to create a password with a minimum of 6 digits as this will enable you to access your dashboard whenever you want to perform any transactions.

Once you have done this a message will be sent to your mobile phone and email for verification. If you are done with this process you will receive your account number and details of your account. This process is as a new user.

As an existing customer, all you have to do is to enter your existing account number, your account type, and your preferred name and proceed.


Lastly, it is now clear that you can open a Sterling bank account online just within a few minutes without any need for you to physically visit any sterling Bank branch closest to you and this process can also save you the stress of filling different forms in order to open your account.

As earlier stated this bank account works like a normal account  because it has the ability to perform different banking transactions

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