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How To Link NIN To Zenith Bank Account Online (Plus BVN) using USSD Code & Website



The federal government of Nigeria, through the central bank of Nigeria has mandated all the citizens of to link their NIN and BVN to their various bank accounts in the country. This move is aimed at curbing the activities of fraudsters and ensuring a more robust banking system. Just as we have discuss in our previous post: How To Link NIN To First Bank Account

We will also look into the following topics;

Can NIN be linked to bank account?

Can I register my NIN at Zenith Bank?

How to link nin to zenith bank account online

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Therefore, if you are a Zenith Bank customer in Nigeria and you got a notification to link your NIN or BVN to your bank account, and don’t know how to go about it. Don’t worry because, in this post, I will show you a step-by-step process on how to seamlessly link your NIN to your Zenith Bank account to prevent it from being restricted or blocked from receiving and drawing funds from your account.

But before that, let’s see what is NIN?

What Is NIN? And The Importance Of NIN

The National Identification Number (NIN) is a set of numbers assigned to an individual upon successful enrolment. Enrolment consists of the recording of an individual’s demographic data and capture of the ten (10) fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture and digital signature, which are all used to cross-check existing data in the National Identity Database (NID) to confirm that there is no previous entry of the same data.

The commission known as NIMC (National Identity Management Commission) is responsible for the enrolment and every activity concerning NIN.

Your National Identification Number (NIN) is holds all records about you – demographic data, fingerprints, head-to-shoulder facial picture, other biometric data and digital signature – in the National Identity Database (NID) making it relatively easy to confirm and verify your identity when you engage in travels and transactions.

Ensure you provide the accurate information about yourself while your data is captured during enrolment for your NIN, that will be the information legally identifying you for life whenever your NIN is used.

The image above is an example of how NIN look like. Mind you that NIN can come in different forms like cards, slips etc. It depends the form you choose during your NIN enrolment.

To get your link your NIN to your Zenith bank account, please go to any of the numerous Zenith branches scattered across Nigeria. But before then, you need the following requirements link NIN to Zenith bank account;

  1. National Identification Number (NIN) SLIP: This is issued by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) after the registration process.
  2. Bank Verification Number (BVN): Your BVN is a unique identifier linked to your bank account and is required for authentication purposes.
  • Visit any Zenith bank Branch around you.
  • Request for NIN linking form from the customer care service.
  • Fill in accurate details needed which includes; full name, NIN, BVN, account number and demographic information that may be requested by the bank.
  • When you must have completed the form, submit it and show your NIN slip/card as a means of identification to the customer care service.
  • The bank official will verify the information provided and process the request.
  • Once your request is granted, you will receive an SMS stating that you have linked your NIN to Zenith bank account successfully.

You can also visit Zenith internet banking platform to link NIN to your Zenith bank account without having to visit a physical bank branch.

How To Check BVN On Zenith Bank (Using USSD Code, Online and Via SMS)

Zenith bank is one of the top largest financial institutions in Nigeria and Africa at large, if you are a Zenith Bank customer and have not link your BVN to your Zenith bank account. You can do it all by yourself.

Your BVN (Bank Verification Number) is as important as your NIN (National Identity Number) which is used to track, identify and record your financial activities including fraud and loan History in Nigeria.

However, these details are supposed to be kept secret and only required for official purposes only. Now that you need it to do some things regarding your account you might need to retrieve it.

Is BVN Important?

BVN (Bank Verification Number) is very important in banking activities. Identity theft and fraudulent activities has become a threat to the global banking system in this recent times. To ensure the trust relationship in the Nigeria banking system, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in collaboration with all the Nigerian banks launched Bank Verification Number (BVN) project on the 14th of February, 2014. The BVN uniquely identifies all bank users across the Nigeria Banking system using biometrics data.

Linking your BVN to your Zenith bank account through the internet banking platform is a straight forward process. All you need to do is to follow this step below;

  1. Visit the Zenith bank BVN update platform.
  2. Enter your Zenith bank account number.
  3. Input the security code displayed in the image.
  4. Click the validate button to complete the process.

You have conveniently linked your BVN to your Zenith bank account.

Linking your BVN to Zenith bank account using Zenith bank USSD code is very simple and easy to carry out by yourself.

  1. Get your mobile phone.
  2. Open the dial pad on your mobile phone which has the registered phone number to your Zenith bank account.
  3. Dial *966*your 11-digit BVN# to link your BVN to your Zenith bank account.

Mind you that you can also link your BVN to your Zenith bank account by visiting the nearest Zenith Bank branch around you.

How To Check Your BVN

You can check your BVN (Bank Verification Number) by simply dialing this USSD Code *565*0#. You will receive an SMS of your BVN. This USSD code mentioned works on every bank.


By following these simple steps, you can easily link your NIN and BVN to your Zenith Bank account and stay compliant with regulatory requirements. Remember, linking your NIN and BVN to your bank account is essential for seamless banking transactions and enhanced security.


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