How To Use First Bank Transfer Code, USSD or Sort Code

First Bank of Nigeria Limited is a top financial service provider in Nigeria. The bank’s branches are located across the nation, in both urban and rural parts. The bank has adopted various solutions to major problems, making transactions much easier. The First bank transfer code and sort codes are such advancements designed to curb all the challenges customers face. The codes were adopted in a customer-friendly way, to avoid misleading the customers and to enhance prompt response to their requests.

The First Bank Transfer Code

The First Bank Transfer Code of *894#, also known as Quick Banking, is a code that helps customers conduct certain transactions on their own at any time without the help of bank agents. It is a quick response that is given to customers to handle transactions with the use of phones, thereby saving them the stress of coming to the bank. This can be used for airtime recharge, data top-up, bill payment, and checking account balance.

Steps To Activate First Bank Transfer Code

Before activating your First Bank transfer code, there are basic things to get handy to make the registration easy.

  • Ensure to use the mobile number that is linked to your First Bank account number.
  • Get your account number handy.
  • Ensure that your Debit Card is with you.

Having made the aforementioned requirements available, proceed with the following steps to activate the First Bank transfer code.

  • Dial the transfer code *894# using your mobile phone number which you registered your account number.
  • On the screen pop up you will get a list of Debit Card Numbers, find your correct Debit Card number from the List.
  • Select the right Debit Card Number for your USSD code activation
  • Input the 4 digits pin on the selected Debit Card number.
  • Create your new 5 digits PIN which you will use for your USSD code transactions.
  • You have to confirm your new PIN.

 Benefits of Activating *894#

  • It allows you access to the use of the USSD code
  • It gives you a quick response
  • It is well protected and simple to use for any transaction
  • This does not require the use of the Internet
  • It is compatible with any type of mobile phone
  • Customers have the privilege to conduct self banking activities even on weekends
  • It gives customers the chance to know your balance at any time
  • Customers can purchase airtime and top-up their data through their accounts
  • With the First Bank transfer code, prospective customers can open a new account on their own
  • Customers can pay bills and subscribe using the transfer code

The Uses Of The First Bank Transfer Code

Aside from transferring money from a First Bank account to another bank account, there are other things that the First Bank transfer code can be used for.

  • It can be used to recharge mobile phones. To do this, ensure to use a linked phone number to your account and dial *894*Amount#. Eg *894*100# You will get a credit of 100 on your mobile number.
  • The transfer code can be used to recharge other mobile numbers. Using a linked mobile number to your First Bank account, dial *894*Amount*Phone Number#. Eg *894*100*09122222222#
  • It can also be used to access the mini-statement of the account. Dial *894*Account Number# eg *894*4234543456# and your mini statement of account will be sent to your number.
  • It can be used by customers to check their account balances. To get this done, simply dial *894*00#.
  • The transfer code is used to open a new account. Simply press *894*0# and follow the prompt.
  • It serves as a security check in case of loss or theft. In this case, the best option is to deactivate the account number by dialing *894*911#.

It is noteworthy that there is no difference between First Bank USSD Code, First Bank Transaction Code, First Bank Quick Banking Code, and First Bank Transfer Pin. They are all names that can be used for the USSD code *894#.

The First Bank Sort Code

First Bank is a financial institution with numerous branches across Nigeria. The First bank sort code is a number that is within an account number which can be used to identify the bank and the branch where your account was opened. This plays a huge role in tracking bank transactions from the different branches of First Bank. The sort code separates different banks from each other and helps in tracking down the branch holding a particular account. This means that other banks cannot share the same sort code with First Bank, and as First Bank varies, so is their sort code. For instance, First Bank Branch in Abuja cannot have the same sort code as that of Edo State.

First Bank sort code comprises of nine digits number, with each number representing information about the bank. Below is a breakdown of what the First Bank sort code represents:

  • Three first number in the sort code is the bank’s standard code.
  • The next number is the bank location.
  • The last five numbers signify the bank branch.

Detailed List Of First Bank Sort Codes In Nigeria

S/N SORT CODES  BRANCHES
1 11231017 ABA [MAIN]
2 11234027 ABA ALAOJI
3 11233853 ABA ARIARIA
4 11232058 ABA FACTORY ROAD
5 11231017 ABA TOWN
6 11081681 ABAJI
7 11254214 ABAKALIKI
8 11023762 ABBA
9 11283926 ABEJUKOLO
10 11171025 ABEOKUTA
11 11153441 ABIBU ADETORO STR. (BRANCH), V
12 11152426 ABIBU-OKI BRANCH.
13 11085069 ABUJA (JOS ROAD)
14 11084170 ABUJA AIRPORT
15 11084002 ABUJA GARKI
16 11084060 ABUJA MAIN
17 11154123 ADEOLA ODEKU
18 11183822 ADO-EKITI
19 11233947 AFIKPO
20 11153933 AGBARA
21 11241696 AGBARHO
22 11043551 AGBEDE BRANCH
23 11241036 AGBOR
24 11151870 AGEGE
25 11283816 AJAOKUTA
26 11151061 AJEGUNLE
27 11103996 AKATTA
28 11154039 AKOWONJO
29 11282082 AKPANYA
30 11183796 AKURE (MARKET)
31 11181086 AKURE MAIN
32 11154136 ALABA INT. MKT. OJO
33 11233280 AMAOKWE ITEM,
34 11103271 AMARAKU
35 11323908 ANKA
36 11151045 APAPA
37 11173599 ARAROMI OBU
38 11243953 ASABA
39 11193980 AWE
40 11023267 AWKA
41 11283803 AYANGBA
42 11033655 AZARE
43 11303686 BAMBUR
44 11201160 BARKIN LADI
45 11201157 BASSA
46 11031149 BAUCHI
47 11041100 BENIN KING SQUARE
48 11041113 BENIN MISSION ROAD
49 11043535 BENIN OREGBENI
50 11044181 BENIN SILUKO ROAD BRANCH
51 11161190 BIDA
52 11273570 BIRNIN KEBBI
53 11121130 BOMPAI
54 11214102 BONNY
55 11215088 BONNY ISLAND
56 11152316 BROAD ST LAGOS
57 11201128 BUKURU
58 11033697 BURRA AGENCY
59 11071206 CALABAR
60 11154152 DALEKO
61 11311306 DAMAGUN
62 11311306 DAMATURU
63 11061326 DAMBOA
64 11311306 DARAZO
65 11241421 DELTA
66 11263580 DUTSE
67 11152345 EBUTE-METTA LG
68 11194329 EDE
69 11011350 EFA
70 11245155 EFFURUN
71 11181442 EFON ALAYE
72 11281478 EGBE
73 11251547 EHA ALUMONA
74 11014221 EKET
75 11071374 EKORI
76 11244334 EKPAN
77 11041469 EKPOMA
78 11254052 EKWULOBIA
79 11251534 EMENE IND. ESTATE
80 11181552 EMURE EKITI
81 11251437 ENUGU (MAIN)
82 11254137 ENUGU (UWANI)
83 11151456 EPE
84 11181565 ERIJIYAN EKITI
85 11291361 ERIN-OSUN
86 11013497 ESSENE
87 11011486 ETINAN
88 11241382 EVWRENI
89 11241382 EVWRENI (DELTA STATE)
90 11251495 EZZAMGBO
91 11151003 F.B.N. H/OFFICE FIN CONTROL
92 11091529 FUFORE
93 11131502 FUNTUA
94 11032070 GAMAWA
95 11091642 GANYE
96 11093734 GARKIDA
97 11311607 GASHUA
98 11311610 GEIDAM
99 11031628 GOMBE
100 11093488 GULAK
101 11221658 GUMMI
102 11221632 GUSAU
103 11261715 HADEJIA
104 11091707 HONG
105 11191814 IBADAN (AGODI)
106 11191827 IBADAN (AMUNIGUN)
107 11191212 IBADAN (BANK ROAD)
108 11191212 IBADAN (ORITA CHALLENGE)
109 11193058 IBADAN OLUYOLE ESTATE
110 11171261 IDIROKO
111 11181989 IDO-ANI
112 11183916 IFAKI-EKITI
113 11151919 IGANMU
114 11181947 IGBOGILA
115 11181947 IGBOKODA
116 11293835 IJEBU-IJESHA
117 11171973 IJEBU-ODE
118 11151058 IJORA LAGOS
119 11181769 IKARAM AKOKO
120 11181837 IKARE
121 11151841 IKEJA
122 11152099 IKEJA (ALLEN AVENUE)
123 11155106 IKEJA (OBA AKRAN)
124 11151883 IKEJA IND EST
125 11253846 IKEM
126 11183864 IKERE EKITI
127 11183961 IKOLE EKITI
128 11071785 IKOM
129 11151799 IKORODU
130 11011279 IKOT ABASI
131 11011855 IKOT EKPENE
132 11154097 IKOTA
133 11155119 IKOYI (KEFFI ROAD)
134 11181727 ILASA EKITI
135 11181934 ILE OLUJI
136 11291992 ILE-IFE
137 11291866 ILESHA
138 11221739 ILLELA
139 11141903 ILORIN
140 11151896 ILUPEJU IND EST
141 11293893 INISHA
142 11152316 INVESTMENT HOUSE
143 11251741 INYI
144 11291950 IPETU-IJESHA
145 11283874 ISANLU-OYI
146 11154204 ISOLO IND.ESTATE BR.
147 11151922 ISOLO LAGOS
148 11283971 ITOBE
149 11282066 IYAMOYE
150 11303631 JALINGO
151 11202004 JOS (MAIN)
152 11202017 JOS (MARKET)
153 11202020 JOS (SECRETARIAT)
154 11112110 KADUNA (BANK ROAD)
155 11112107 KADUNA (MAIN)
156 11112123 KADUNA (SOUTH)
157 11111674 KADUNA KAWO
158 11113520 KAFANCHAN
159 11162238 KAGARA
160 11032148 KALTUNGO
161 11222987 KAMBA
162 11125123 KANO (BOMPAI)
163 11122168 KANO (FAGGE TA KUDU)
164 11122155 KANO (MAIN)
165 11123727 KANO (ZOO ROAD)
166 11123743 KANO CLUB ROAD
167 11123361 KANO INT. AIRPORT
168 11302250 KARIM LAMIDO
169 11032177 KATAGUM AGENCY
170 11162186 KATCHA
171 11132213 KATSINA
172 11052225 KATSINA-ALA
173 11222194 KAURA NAMODA
174 11152277 KETU
175 11062245 KONDUGA AGENCY
176 11162209 KONTAGORA
177 11142287 KOSUBOSU
178 11201665 KURGWI
179 11162296 KUTA
180 11063670 KWAJAFA
181 11203883 LAFIA
182 11152484 LAGOS (ALAUSA SEC.)
183 11152400 LAGOS (FALOMO)
184 11152413 LAGOS (FED. SECTRIAT)
185 11152329 LAGOS (M.MOHAMMED WAY)
186 11152468 LAGOS (OGBA)
187 11152455 LAGOS (OREGUN)
188 11152390 LAGOS (SURULERE)
189 11152387 LAGOS (WESTERN HOUSE)
190 11152358 LAGOS (YABA)
191 11152471 LAGOS REGIONAL CENTRE
192 11302496 LAU
193 11283625 LOKOJA
194 11062503 MAIDUGURI
195 11052539 MAKURDI
196 11132514 MALLUM FASHI
197 11202554 MANGU
198 11152303 MARINA BRANCH
199 11152565 MATORI BRANCH.
200 11303356 MAYO NDAGA
201 11092586 MAYO-BALEWA
202 11092544 MICHIKA
203 11162526 MINNA
204 11194293 MOLETE BR.
205 11152374 MOLONEY ST. BRANCH.
206 11282574 MOPA
207 11174310 MOSIMI
208 11273664 MUNGADI-MAIYAMA
209 11151964 MURTALA MOHAMMED AIRPORT
210 11053428 NAKA
211 11152646 NAVY TOWN OJO
212 11194248 NEW GBAGI MKT.
213 11063560 NEW MAIDUGURI (M.MKT)
214 11214348 NEW PORTHARCOURT MAIN
215 11312606 NGURU
216 11153548 NICHEMTEX INDUSTRIES (IKORODU)
217 11153292 NIGER  HOUSE
218 11152439 NIJ HOUSE BRANCH.
219 11023377 NIMO
220 11022996 NKPOR
221 11022624 NKWELLE EZUNAKA
222 11102612 NKWOAGU ISUOCHI
223 11022637 NNEWI
224 11254010 NSUKKA
225 11072894 OBUBRA
226 11152332 OBUN-EKO BRANCH.
227 11213080 ODI
228 11172859 OGBERE
229 11192703 OGBOMOSO
230 11022682 OGBUNIKE
231 11282697 OGORI
232 11283450 OGUMA
233 11242679 OGWASHI-UKU
234 11154958 OJODU/ISHERI
235 11182807 OKA AKOKO
236 11153438 OKE ARIN BRANCH
237 11183068 OKEMESI
238 11282820 OKENE
239 11193074 OKO
240 11102667 OKWELLE
241 11182865 ONDO
242 11025039 ONITSHA
243 11022747 ONITSHA (BRG.HEAD MRKT.)
244 11022734 ONITSHA (IWEKA ROAD)
245 11022718 ONITSHA (MAIN)
246 11022721 ONITSHA (NWOBODO AV.)
247 11022831 ONITSHA (WILLIAM ST.)
248 11182810 ORE
249 11151579 ORILE IGANMU
250 11012757 ORON
251 11292768 OSHOGBO
252 11152879 OTA
253 11022844 OTUOCHA
254 11052885 OTURKPO
255 11253464 OVOKO
256 11102793 OWERRI
257 11103475 OWERRI (BRANCH 2)
258 11103417 OWERRI DOUGLAS ROAD
259 11182771 OWO
260 11192787 OYO
261 11215130 PORT HARCOURT
262 11215046 PORT HARCOURT
263 11212926 PORT HARCOURT (AIRPORT)
264 11212942 PORT HARCOURT (DIOBU)
265 11212955 PORT HARCOURT (ORIJE)
266 11214076 PORT HARCOURT (SHELL)
267 11212913 PORT HARCOURT (TOWN)
268 11212939 PORT HARCOURT (TRANS-AMA
269 11212900 PORT HARCOURT STATION ROAD.
270 11312978 POTISKUM
271 11153014 REGISTRAR’S DEPARTMENT
272 11163033 RIJAU
273 11043098 SABONGIDA-ORA
274 11193249 SAKI BRANCH
275 11113135 SAMARU
276 11204235 SAMINAKA BRANCH
277 11243144 SAPELE BOYO ROAD
278 11243102 SAPELE MAIN
279 11173117 SHAGAMU
280 11223177 SHINKAFI
281 11223779 SOKOTO (DANFODIO ROAD)
282 11223122 SOKOTO (MAIN)
283 11153182 SOMOLU
284 11152442 STOCK EXCHANGE BRANCH.
285 11161093 SULEJA
286 11153166 SURULERE SHOPPING CENT
287 11033215 TAFAWA BALEWA
288 11223229 TAMBAWAL
289 11153234 TIN CAN ISLAND
290 11033202 TORO
291 11154274 TRADE FAIR
292 11153250 TREASURY DEPARTMENT
293 11063388 UBA-KUMAGUM
294 11044042 UGBOWO (BENIN)
295 11243513 UGHELLI
296 11013332 UKAM
297 11233303 UMUAHIA
298 11103349 UMUOWA
299 11071248 UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR
300 11191238 UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
301 11202046 UNIVERSITY OF JOS
302 11103394 URUALLA
303 11013329 UTU ETIM EKPO
304 11013316 UYO
305 11053402 VANDEIKYA
306 11155148 VICTORIA ISLAND
307 11243500 WARRI
308 11244169 WARRI SHELL
309 11033613 YANA
310 11214115 YENEGOA
311 11093608 YOLA MAIN
312 11093640 YOLA MARKET
313 11113708 ZARIA
314 11303712 ZING
315 11273758 ZURU

When To Use and Where To Find The Sort Code 

The First Bank sort code can be used to make transactions that require the transfer of funds within the First Bank branches and other banks as well.

The First Bank sort code can be seen by current account customers on their cheque leaf. It is the Characters on the Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) that appear on a cheque leaf. It can also be found on bank statements, online banking, or mobile app banking platforms.

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