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How to link your BVN to any bank account without going to the bank


How to link your BVN to any bank account without going to the bank

The deadline for getting a Bank Verification Number has passed, and starting last night, banks started sending emails about restrictions placed on accounts as a result with non-compliance with the directive.

Last week, we did a quick article about linking your BVN to a GTBank account, which was well received. Off that article, we got some requests to cover all the banks, and below we have tried to list all the banks that currently offer a means to link an account to your BVN.


Access Bank:

Simply texting BVN, leave a space your account number and BVN number to 20121 for example BVN 0123456789 20123456975 to 20121.

Alternatively you can link your BVN on their website here.


Diamond Bank:

If you already have a BVN, please update your details via any of the following means:

  • Send your BVN details via email to  enquiries@diamondbank.comor SMS to 30811
  • Call our 24hour contact center on 07003000000



Dial *326*9# on your phone and follow the prompts.


Fidelity Bank:

Send your account details, BVN, Mobile number, date/bank of enrolment and date of birth via mail to or call 080034335489 for update.

Or login to the internet banking portal and click on the “no BVN” link.


First Bank:

Text BVN#account number#BVNCode to 08076664444 e.g BVN#2022****78#22147733260 or link it here



Send your BVN to



For GTBank, you can either do this via ATM or the BVN linker as described here.


Heritage Bank:

Click here to take you to Heritage Bank’s BVN linker.


Keystone Bank

Click here to take you to Keystone Bank’s BVN linker.


Skye Bank:

Email your BVN details to


Stanbic IBTC:

Text “BVN’’ then your BVN Number (e.g. BVN 12345678901) to 30909 by SMS or visit


Standard Chartered:

Send Name, Account Number, Local Government Area (LGA), Sate of Origin and BVN, via any of the following options:

  1. 24-Hour Contact Center: call +234 1 270 4611-4
  2. Online Banking: logon to your Online Banking and send a mail by clicking on the “Contact us” button
  3. Email: send an mail to


Sterling Bank:

Send your BVN and account details to


Union Bank:

You can use Union Banks BVN account linkage tool here, to link your account to a BVN.



Dial *919*6# on the mobile number linked to your account and follow the prompts or or use UBA’s BVN linkage tool.


Zenith Bank:

Update your BVN via your iBank profile or call ZenithDirect on +23412787000,2927000,4647000 or mail

That’s it, if I missed anything, please let me know in the comments.



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