How to upgrade my first bank account

How to upgrade my first bank account

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There are three tiers of bank accounts in Nigeria, tier 1, tier 2 and tier 3. The tier 1 ad tier 2 account usually have limitations placed on them, as a result of the documents you used in opening the account. Accounts like students account, kids account, fall under this category.

If you want to remove all the limits placed om your account, then you will need to upgrade your account to a tier 3 account.

With a tier 3 account, your operating balance is unlimited and you can receive and send any amount of money that you want.

In this post, I am going to show you how to upgrade your first bank account and every other related information you might need to know.

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About First bank?

First Bank of Nigeria Limited (“FirstBank”), established in 1894, is the premier Bank in West Africa, Nigeria’s number one bank brand and the leading financial services solutions provider in Nigeria.

The Bank was founded by Sir Alfred Jones, a shipping magnate from Liverpool, England. With its head office originally in Liverpool, the Bank commenced business on a modest scale in Lagos, Nigeria under the name, Bank of British West Africa (BBWA).

Requirements to upgrade my First bank account

In other to upgrade your First bank account you will need to go with the following documents:

  1. Your ID, which can be your international passport, voter’s card, national ID card or driver’s license.
  2. Last 3 months’ utility bill which can be NEPA bill (electricity bill), rent bill or any other bill.
  3. A passport
  4. A duly signed from which is issued by the bank.

How to upgrade your first bank account?

Once you have all the above requirements, you should walk into the nearest first bank branch and head straight to the customer service department and tell them you want to upgrade your first bank account.

They will ask if you have the above requirements before they will issue you a form to fill. This form will require details like your bank verification number (BVN), email address, home address, account number, phone number and many more.

Make sure you provide all the details correctly then submit the form back to the department alongside the requirements.

Your request will be processed and your bank account will be upgraded in not more than 24 hours.

How to upgrade my first bank account online?

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You can contact the first bank customer care and tell them you want to upgrade your account, and they will guide you on what to do.


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  1. Abdullahi Abubakar said:

    I want to upgrade my first bank account

    June 17, 2022
  2. Zainab ibrahim said:

    I seriously want to upgrade my first bank account pls

    July 26, 2022
  3. Barmani said:

    I want to upgrade my account but I don’t have NEPA bill or rent bill, because I live in the village. What is the alternative way?

    July 27, 2022
  4. SANI SHEHU said:

    Please tell us how to upgrade the account online without being a banker

    July 27, 2022

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