How to Link my BVN number to any bank

Bank Verification Number is another central idea in Nigeria that every bank account holder needs to be aware of. Its consequences, its differentiation, and many other things concerning BVN!

There is a high demand for greater security for access to sensitive or personal information in the Banking System. In recent times, biometric technologies have been used to analyze human characteristics as an enhanced form of authentication for real-time security processes.

The Central Bank of Nigeria through the Banker’ Committee and in collaboration with all banks in Nigeria on February 14, 2014, launched a centralized biometric identification system for the banking industry tagged Bank Verification Number (BVN).

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How to Link Your BVN Number to Any Bank in Nigeria

So today, we are going to make a full list of banks with instructions on how to link the BVN number to your bank account. All just from the comforts of your home. There are:

*. Keystone Bank

Too many tutorials on how to do this. Just link your keystone bank account with your BVN number. To that, you can Visit Keystone Bank’s BVN linker Portal.

*. Heritage Bank

Link your heritage bank account with your BVN number, Visit Heritage Bank’s BVN linker Portal Here.

*. Wema Bank

Link your WEMA Bank account BVN by visiting the WEMA Bank’s BVN Linker Portal.

*. Standard Chartered Bank

To link your Standard Chartered Bank BVN Number. Simply send Name, Account Number, Local Government Area (LGA), Sate of Origin and BVN, via any of the following options:
24-Hour Contact Center: call +234 1 270 4611-4
Online Banking: log on to your Online Banking and send a mail by clicking on the “Contact us” button
Send a mail to [email protected]

*. Union Bank

Link your Union Bank account with your BVN number by filling form at Union bank BVN Linker Portal.

*. Stanbic IBTC

To link your Stanbicibtc bank website and fill the BVN form by either sending “BVN’’ then your BVN Number (e.g. BVN 12345678901) to 30909 by SMS or Visit the Bank Linker Portal.

*. First City Monument Bank (FCMB)

Send your BVN number and account no to [email protected]

*. Skye Bank

Send your BVN and account details to [email protected]

*. Sterling Bank

Send your BVN and account details to [email protected]

*. Guarantee Trust Bank

First Method:- Visit any GTBank ATM and follow these steps:
=> Insert your GTBank card in ATM and input your four digit PIN
=> Select “BVN Linking” option
=> Enter your 11-digit BVN number and select “Proceed”
=> The ATM will display the BVN number and request you to validate
=> Once the BVN number is validated as correct, select “Proceed”
=> Insert your PIN to validate and submit

Second Method: This method can be done with customer has Internet access GTBank BVN portal would enable customers provide their BVN for linking to their existing GTBank account.To link your BVN, kindly do the following:-
Go to Gtbank BVN linking Portal
=> Input your GTBank NUBAN
=> Select a Bank where your BVN was issued
=> Input the BVN number obtained from another Bank, then click on submit

*. First Bank
First Method: If you have internet access
Go to
Fill the form and submit

Second Method: Text BVN#account number#BVNCode to 08076664444 e.g BVN#1010101010#22147733260
Wait for few minutes, you would receive a text message stating your BVN has been successfully submitted for processing. The text message isn’t free, text message charges implies with your network.

How to Link Your BVN Number to Any Bank in Nigeria

*. Access Bank

Text BVN, leave a space your account number and BVN number to 20121
For example BVN 0170216788 22193486908 to 20121. Or you can link your BVN on their website here .

*. Diamond Bank

Link your diamond bank account with your BVN number below:
Send your BVN details via email to [email protected]
Or send your BVN number and account no as SMS to 30811
Call our 24hour contact center on 07003000000

*. Zenith Bank
All you have to do is to update your BVN via your iBank profile
Or call ZenithDirect on +23412787000, 2927000, 4647000
Or mail your BVN number and account no to [email protected]

*. Ecobank
Dial *326*9# on your eco bank phone number you registered to receive an alert and follow the instruction prompts to input your BVN number.

*. United Bank for Africa (UBA)
Dial *919*6# on the mobile number linked to your account and follow the prompts

*. Fidelity Bank
Snd your account details, BVN, Mobile number, date/bank of enrolment, and date of birth via mail to [email protected]
Or call 080034335489 for the update.
Or login to the internet banking portal and click on the “no BVN” link.

48 thoughts on “How to Link my BVN number to any bank”

  1. I lost my previous number and I recently linked my present number to my bank account. Does it automatically link with my BVN by so doing?

    • If you have updated your phone number with your bank, you should ask them to also change the BVN number, but this should be done from the exact bank you registered your BVN number.

  2. I lost my phone and i have forget my bvn how can i get it online, and how can i change my phones number linked with my bvn.

  3. I want to open an account and I don’t have national id card and even voters card I no get how will I do it

  4. I’m unable to link my bvn with my wema bank account, it’s telling me “Your account details do not match the BVN”, and please how will I go about it

    • Hello, are you sure that your BVN credentials match that of your Bank accounts? It is most times First, Middle, Surnames doesn’t realm together with each other. Try visiting the bank for more clarifications.


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