Bank Verification


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Bank Verification Number

About BVN

With the increasing incidents of compromise on conventional security systems (Password and PIN), there is a high demand for greater security for access to sensitive or personal information in the Banking System.

To address these issues and enhance security with payment systems, the Central Bank of Nigeria, in collaboration with all Nigerian banks launched a biometric identification system known as the Bank Verification Number (BVN) in February 2014. The BVN gives each customer a unique identity that can be identified and verified across the Nigerian Banking Industry. It will also address issues of theft and help in reducing the level of fraud in Nigerian banks.

How to enrol for BVN
  • Visit any Access Bank branch and complete the enrolment form
  • Your biometric data (fingerprint, photograph and signature) will be captured on the system
  • You will then receive a Ticket ID
  • BVN will be sent to your registered mobile number

Already have a BVN?  Link your BVN to your Access Bank account
You can link your BVN to your Access Bank account through the following methods:

  • Via Website

Click HERE

  • Via SMS

Simply text BVN, your account number and BVN number to 20121
e.g. BVN 06812345678 22498765432 to 20121

  • Via Internet Banking

- Login on the Internet Banking platform
- Select the Service Requests Menu
- Select Initiate Service Request
- Select Link BVN