How to Check UBA Account Number or Your BVN

United Bank of Africa (UBA), just as any other commercial bank in Nigeria, issues a 10-digit Nigeria Uniform Bank Account Number (NUBAN) to all customers. UBA’s account number is distinct as the first digit always begins with the number 2 and no two clients have the same account number. The UBA account number, in combination with the account name (usually the customer’s individual or brand name), is required for most transactions in the bank. They are needed for most banking transactions, including deposits, withdrawals, transfers, and the rest.

Sadly, many people can hardly provide their account numbers offhand. While customers can say their account names without even thinking twice, the same can’t be said for account numbers. One thing that contributes to this is the number of accounts an individual may own. For different purposes, a business or an individual may own up to 4 or 5 bank accounts with the same or different banks, making it difficult to memorize them all. Whatever the case may be, there are several ways to check your account number.

You Can Check Your UBA Account Number Through These Means

If you bank with UBA, then you have little or nothing to worry about. The bank knows how important account numbers and being one of the best banks in Africa, they have made it easier to know your account number(s) on the spot. You can get your UBA account number in several ways without having to visit the nearest UBA branch. Some of the ways you can do this include USSD code, UBA mobile app, social media, online banking, ATM, chat with Leo, or by calling the customer care office.

Getting Your Account Number Through the UBA Mobile Banking App

You can also check your account number on the UBA mobile app whether Android or iOS. All you need do is log in to your app, click on settings, then choose the App appearance and toggle the button. This will reveal your 10-digit UBA account number.

Through Social Media

Visit the authentic UBA Facebook page, Instagram, or Twitter page here. Send a message requesting to know your account number. You would be asked to provide answers to some security questions. Go ahead and do the needful and you will receive your account number immediately.

Chat with Leo

UBA unveiled Leo, a highly efficient chatbot to make banking easier and faster for customers. You can chat with Leo on Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. Send “ACCOUNT NUMBER” to Leo and follow the instructions the chatbot responds with. You would receive your account number immediately.

Via UBA Online/Internet Banking

This doesn’t require much as your account number is boldly shown on the home page once you log in. All you need to do is copy it out.

With Your ATM Card

You can also be able to view your account number with your UBA ATM card on any ATM machine. Simply slot in your ATM card, input your pin to gain access to your account using the card, head over to the option for the statement of account, and your account number will be among what will be displayed on the screen.

By USSD Code (*919#)

Dial *919# on your phone through the number you used while opening your account. You will be asked to provide some details like your BVN, phone number used, etc. Follow the processes and your account number will be displayed.

Other Means for Checking Your UBA Account Number

You can reach out to UBA customer care executives through email, [email protected], or through calling these numbers: +234 1 6319822, +234 700 2255 822, and +234 1 280 8822.

Why You Should Have Access to Your UBA Account Number/s at All Times

The common practice amongst Nigerians is to save their account number/s in their phonebooks or write it in their dictionary. While doing this is important, you may be faced with a situation where you need to produce your account number immediately in the absence of either one or both of these.

Let’s imagine a scenario where there is an urgent task at hand and your client asks you for your account details so you can get paid instantly. If by some unexpected occurrence you happen to be without your phone or diary, this could be disastrous. It wouldn’t be nice to tell the client you can’t produce your account number as it would make you look unprofessional.

Some persons may even end the deal there terming you as unserious. As a professional, you should have all details that pertain to your business, including your account numbers. To avert situations such as this, it’s important to know your account number(s) or at least, have access to them through any of these means we have discussed above. UBA helps customers obtain their account numbers in real-time.

How To Find Your Bank Verification Number (BVN) with UBA

For Nigerians, BVN remains a necessity. It is an 11-digit number that is unique to every individual. The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), being the premier financial institution in the country, makes it mandatory for all individuals who wish to enjoy limitless banking to have their BVN linked to their bank accounts. The BVN is a customer’s unique identity that is used for easy identification and verification in various banking transactions.

The UBA BVN Code (*919*18#)

The UBA BVN Code is *919*18#. With this USSD code, you can easily check your BVN without hassles. The only requirement is that you dial this code from the sim you registered with your UBA bank account. With the current Federal Government of Nigeria policy, you may be required to pay a little fee for this service.

How do I Check My BVN on UBA Online?

If you’ve been wondering how to get your BVN online, then look no further cause you are at the right place. UBA has an internet banking service called UBA Online. With UBA Online, you can do effortless banking, as well as check for vital details like your BVN. Go to UBA internet banking here and log in. After logging in, go to the BVN section and check your details. It’s as easy as that.

Reach Out to UBA Customer Care Service

You can write to UBA through their email address [email protected]. You would get a reply in less than 24 hours. Perhaps you are in a place where there is no internet connection and you urgently need your BVN. Your best bet is to reach out to them through phone calls. Call these numbers and follow the instructions they give you+234 1 6319822, +234 700 2255 822, and +234 1 280 8822.

Visit Any UBA Branch Near You

If you have time, you can visit the nearest UBA branch. They have branches in all states of the Federation and have competent and courteous staff who would attend to you promptly. In the branch, you would have to fill a BVN form where you will input your account name, phone number, account number, and signature.

The UBA Transactions BVN is Used For

  • Personal bank account opening
  • Joint bank account opening
  • Requesting for fund transfers
  • Requesting for the statement of account
  • Requesting for bank account alerts whether SMS or email
  • Requesting for ATM cards

Other Benefits of the BVN Include

  • Faster check of a person’s financial scorecard
  • Authentic means of identification across all financial platforms
  • It helps in the non-repudiation of transactions
  • It helps prevent, detect, and manage fraud
Tyna G
Tyna G
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