If you’re a customer of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB), you’ve probably heard of the term BVN (Bank Verification Number). BVN is a unique 11-digit identification number that serves as your financial fingerprint in Nigeria. It is crucial for conducting various banking transactions securely. In this article, I will guide you on how to check BVN on GTB using three different methods: 737, GTBank Mobile App, and online via Internet Banking. Let’s get started!
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Significance of BVN
BVN, or Bank Verification Number, is a revolutionary initiative by the Central Bank of Nigeria to curb fraud and enhance security in the banking sector. It acts as a universal ID for all account holders in Nigerian banks, helping to prevent identity theft, unauthorized transactions, and other fraudulent activities. BVN ensures that your financial data remains confidential and that only you can access your accounts.
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How to Check BVN with GTBank 737
To check BVN with GTBank USSD code, dial *737*6*1# from your registered phone number and follow the prompts to complete the process. You will be charged NGN20 from your airtime for GTBank BVN check. Therefore, ensure you have enough airtime balance in order to successfully check your BVN via GTB USSD code.
How to Check My BVN Online on GTB
If you’re looking to check your BVN online, there are two methods to use:
- Using GTWorld app
- Using GTB Internet Banking
How to Check BVN on GTBank App
To check your BVN online via GTBank app, install GTWorld app and sign in using your phone number, email, or UserID, and your password. Once you have logged in, click the menu button on the left and your BVN will be displayed.
Note: this method above works for older GTWorld app. GTBank made a total redesign recently on the GTWorld mobile app. Unfortunately, the BVN visibility has not been added on the latest version of the app, we might see that soon.
How to Check Your BVN on GTB Internet Banking
To check your BVN online via GTB Internet banking, log in to your Internet banking account with your registered phone number, email, or UserID, and your password. Click on “Proceed to Internet Banking”. Once you have successfully logged in, your BVN will be displayed on the home page of your dashboard.
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Get Your BVN at GTBank Branch
Somehow, if these methods discussed above did not work for you, you can walk in to any GTBank physical branch to get your BVN. Go with any proof of identification, like NIN, driver’s license or international passport, just in case. The staff will help you retrieve your BVN.
Ensuring Security and Privacy of Your BVN
To maintain the security of your BVN:
- Never share your BVN with anyone.
- Be cautious when inputting your BVN on public platforms.
- Regularly update your BVN details if there are any changes.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q1: What is BVN?
BVN stands for Bank Verification Number. It’s an 11-digit identification number that ensures the security of your banking transactions.
Q2: Is BVN applicable to all banks in Nigeria?
Yes, BVN is a requirement for all banks operating in Nigeria.
Q3: Can I have more than one BVN?
No, individuals are only allowed to have one BVN.
Q4: What should I do if I forget my BVN?
You can easily retrieve your BVN by using any of the methods mentioned in this guide.
Q5: How often should I update my BVN information?
It’s recommended to update your BVN whenever there’s a change in your personal information.