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How to Get BVN Number Without Going to Bank

How to Get BVN Number Without Going to Bank – In order to open or create a bank account in Nigeria (2022), you’ll have to enroll for BVN. And if you created your bank account before 2014 and you are yet to enroll for BVN then your account must have been closed.Information Guide Nigeria

When creating a bank account in any Nigerian bank, they’ll also enroll you for BVN and after 24 hours, your BVN will be issued or sent to you. This means that to enroll for BVN, you’ll have to visit the bank.How to Connect NIN to 9Mobile SIM

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After acquiring your BVN it’s advisable to keep it safe and not to disclose it to friends or on social media because your BVN carries sensitive and personal information about you and if it should fall into the wrong hands, it can be used to impersonate you and steal your hard-earned money. This is the reason why many people often store the BVN numbers in safe places and do not carry them about.Get BVN Number Without Going to Bank

So what happens when you can no longer find your BVN or have access to the jotter or phone it’s stored in? Naturally, visiting the bank and requesting your BVN would be the first course of action; but that can sometimes be daunting especially when you always have a busy day.

Hence, the question: is it possible to get a BVN number without visiting the bank? Yes or no, to find out, you’ll have to continue reading.

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What is BVN

The BVN is an acronym for Bank Verification Number was introduced in February 2014 by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with all the banks in the country in a bid to address the increasing compromise of customer security data, such as PINs and Passwords, as well as the challenges banks faced with identity management.

The BVN is much like a security number, but the difference here is it’s been used by banks and other financial institutions to identify or verify the identity of their customers.

The BVN is a unique 11-digit number that’s issued by banks to customers after a successful enrolment—it usually takes 24 to 48 hours for the individual or customer to receive his/her BVN.

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Importance of BVN

The BVN was launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria in order to aid with:

  • Enhancing banking operations
  • Reducing fraudulent transactions, fraud, and protecting the bank’s customers
  • Strengthening the security of banking transactions and also simplifying banking operations, particularly between inter-bank transfersJAMB Result
  • Protecting customers who have or own multiple accounts with a single registration in any of the banks where they have or own an account
  • Enhancing credit advancement to bank customers and also reducing the reported cases of impersonation, scam, account hacking, and fraud
  • It’s also great for people who can’t read nor write as their fingerprints would serve the same purpose as their signatures

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How to get BVN number without visiting the bank

If you thinking of enrolling yourself for BVN without having to visit the bank, then that’s not possible (as at the time of this writing). To do that you’ll have to visit a physical bank.

However, if you have already obtained your BVN and can’t seem to find where you saved or placed it. Then you can easily retrieve it by dialing a simple USSD code on your mobile device.Check BVN on MTN 2022 See How to Check BVN Details Online

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To retrieve your BVN dial *565*0# on the phone number (or line) linked to your BVN and your BVN will be displayed for you. You can now copy it and keep it safe or use it to verify your identity.Npower Recruitment

Note: The BVN USSD code is not a free service and as such, you’ll be charged a service fee of NGN 20 each time you check your BVN using the USSD code.

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