In Nigeria, the BVN (Bank Verification Number) has become an essential means of verifying individuals and ensuring the safety of their bank accounts. 

With the high incidents of unauthorized access to customers' accounts due to password and pin security system hacking, there is increasing demand for more layers of security on access to customers' personal information in the Banking system. 

In order to solve the problem of identity theft, the Central Bank of Nigeria, in conjunction with all the Banks in Nigeria set up a centralized biometric identification system labelled Bank Verification Number (BVN)

The BVN serves as a unique identification number that enables the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to capture and store an individual's biometric details and financial records in a secure database. 

However, verifying your BVN with GTBank can be a bit tricky, especially if you are not familiar with the process. In this article, we will be discussing how to easily use codes to verify your BVN with GTBank.

We will be providing you with a step-by-step guide on the codes to check BVN for GTB without having to leave the comfort of your home or office. 

Checking Your BVN on GTB

Guarantee Trust Bank (GTBank) offers a simple and straightforward method for customers to check their BVNs. To verify your BVN number with GTBank, the first step is to ensure that you have your BVN number ready and that all of the information associated with it is accurate. 

The information includes: 

  • Your full name, 
  • Date of birth, 
  • Mobile Phone number, and 
  • Other relevant details. 

Once you have confirmed that your information is correct, you can proceed to dial the code to check your BVNs for GTBank in Nigeria.


How to Check Your BVN on GTB via GTBank’s USSD Code


In order to enjoy the *737# service, you must have opened an account with Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank). The code *737# should be dialled from the mobile phone number that is linked to your GTBank account. 

After you have registered and activated the GTBank USSD code (*737#), dial *737*6*1# on the mobile phone number that you linked to your GTBank account. 

Enter the four-digit number USSD PIN number that you created at the time of GTBank USSD *737# code registration. 

A few seconds after you have sent the code, your BVN will be displayed on the screen of your phone. It is important to note that this service is also only available to customers who have registered their mobile phone numbers with GTBank and have linked them to their accounts. 


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How to Check Your BVN on GTB via The General USSD Code


To check your BVN on GTB using the general code, dial *565*0#.  The BVN will be sent to your phone. A Twenty Naira (N20) service charge will be deducted from your mobile phone account balance. 

The General USSD code is the universal code for checking BVN on MTN, Airtel, 9mobile, and Glo including all banks in Nigeria. Likewise, with using GTBank code (*737#), the mobile number you are going to use must be linked to your BVN. Also, this code only works on numbers linked to your BVN.

GTBank Bank Verification Number (BVN) Enrolment Process 


You can enrol for your BVN through GTBank by taking the following steps: 

Step 1: Fill out an Enrollment Form at any GTBank branch or you can download the Enrollment Form online.

Step 2: Go to any of GTBank's designated branches of Biometrics. 

Step 3: You will receive a Ticket ID. 

Step 4: The BVN will be sent to you by SMS. 


How To Link Your BVN Details From Another Nigeria Bank to Your GTBank Account  


You do not have to visit any of the GTBank branches to link your BVN details from another Nigerian Bank to your GTBank account.  To link your Bank Verification Number (BVN) details to your GTBank account, you can take the following step: 

1. By using the 737 BVN linker 


Simply dial the code: *737*20*BVN# on your phone. 

2. By using Email


Send an email to your account Officer to request BVN linking. You can copy the email of your account Officer from your dashboard on GTBank Internet Banking. 

3. Visit any of the nearest GTBank branches to you. 


You can simply visit any of the branches near you and the customer support agents will perform the operation for you. 


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What are the Benefits of Having a Verified BVN?


Having a verified BVN is a necessary step toward accessing certain benefits that ordinarily would remain inaccessible. 

a. The BVN gives a unique identity to every account owner. It is not limited to a Bank. It linked all the owner's bank accounts together. 

b. BVN adds layers of security to all your financial transactions and protects your Bank Account from unauthorized access And also reduces fraudulent 


c. Having BVN allows you to seamlessly open a bank account with GTBank and other Banks. This is because all accounts are linked to your BVN and your details can easily be shared across banks when opening new accounts.

d. Additionally, having a verified BVN gives you access to exclusive offers and discount opportunities from the banks. 

e. As a verified BVN holder, you can take advantage of various incentives such as loan facilities, investment opportunities, and more, all aimed at making your banking experience pleasant and worthwhile. 




The BVN remains an essential tool for verifying the identity of bank account holders in Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank (GTBank) has provided an easy way for its customers to check their BVNs with the BVN code. With the GTB, BVN verification process, you can easily confirm your identity and enjoy seamless banking operations from the comfort of your home or office.  


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