How to Link Your BVN to Existing Accounts

Some banks now allow their customers to provide their BVN registered with other banks for linking to their existing accounts.


Registered your BVN with another Nigerian bank and wish to link it to your existing accounts in other banks? If yes, find the possible means of linking your BVN without having to visit your bank.

BVN Linking: Access Bank.

With the Access BVN short code, you can link your BVN to your Access Bank Account. To do this, simply text BVN, your account number and BVN number to 20121. E.g: BVN 0123456189 78956834758 to 20121

You can also link your BVN number HERE.

BVN Linking: GTBank.

Please visit to link your BVN. 

BVN Linking: First Bank.

Text BVN#Account Number#BVN Code to 0807 666 4444.

BVN Linking: Keystone Bank.

Log in to your internet banking page and follow the given instructions for linking.

BVN Linking: Diamond Bank.

Simply send your BVN to or an SMS to 30811.

BVN Linking: United Bank for Africa.

Send your BVN (with the phone line you used to open the account) to short code number *919*6#

BVN Linking: Zenith Bank.

Log in to your internet banking page and follow the given instructions for linking.

The CBN has ordered that with effect from November 1, 2015 there be a restriction on ATM use, Internet Banking access and use of alternative channels for customers WHO HAVEN’T COMPLETED THEIR BVN REGISTRATION.

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