VAS2Nets Technologies LTD in collaboration with Nigeria Inter Bank Settlement System Plc. (NIBSS) has rolled out Bank Verification Number (BVN) Query Service. The service unveiled at the NIBSS headquarters in Lagos is designed to help the Nigerian banking public query their BVN instantly via their mobile phones. This comes fresh off the back of the extended deadline for the Bank Verification Number registration which ends on October 31, 2015 nationwide. The BVN registration is a directive from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to all Commercial Banks within the federation to register all their customers biometrically in line with the Know Your Customer (KYC) policy.
Chief Executive officer, VAS2Nets Group, Ayo Stuffman said partnering with NIBSS on the USSD BVN verification service was in line with the Applications & Infrastructure Service Providers commitment to innovating tools that improve the lives of Nigerians and creates good value for consumers across all strata of the Nigerian Economy including the banking and telecoms industries. He said “We are overly glad to be involved in creating this product because we strongly believe in innovation and also believe it is the only way the telecoms and technology industry can lead the much needed change Nigeria as a whole direly needs.
As a very key aspect of the Nigerian economy we believe the banking industry to be a very fundamental element for developing Nigeria, as such focusing on solving issues peculiar to the banking industry is key for the growth and future of Nigeria.”“Etisalat subscribers can check their BVN registration status and number by dialing the code *565*0# for an instant response at a cost of N10 per Query” he said and “other network operators would soon follow suit”.
• What is BVN?
The BVN is a unique number that enables an individual to have just a single identity in the banking system, regardless of how many accounts he/she has.To make this process easier, VAS2Nets has recently partnered with the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS) and Mobile Network Operators to launch a Bank Verification Number query service.
The BVN registration is a directive given in February 2014, by the Central Bank of Nigeria to all commercial banks in the country to register all their customers biometrically in furtherance of the “Know Your Customer” policy. It is aimed at protecting banking customers and further strengthening the Nigerian banking system.
• Tell me more about the BVN Query Service?
VAS2Nets Technologies LTD in a strategic partnership with the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System has now provided an easy means of accessing your BVN through your phone. The BVN initiative which was launched by the Central Bank of Nigeria in 2014 is aimed at protecting bank customers and strengthening the Nigerian banking system by enrolling each bank customer under a unique number that enables each one to have a single identity in the banking system. Access to this service involves the dialing of the USSD code *565*0# on your mobile phone. With it, customers can access their BVN number through their mobile phones at anytime, but it can only be accessed by bank customers who have registered for their BVN at a bank.
• What mobile networks does the service cover?
Currently the BVN Query service is available on Etisalat, Airtel, MTN and GLO Mobile Networks respectively.
• How much does it cost to query my BVN?
The service is billed at N10 per query.
• What if I want more information on the service?
For more information please call; 01-4485388