Zenith Bank Code For Every Thing In Nigeria (Step-By-Step)

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If you don’t have a lot of time to go to the branch office of Zenith Bank, that doesn’t mean that you can’t do anything that is related to banking? In this article, I, Abdulrazaq Yahaya will show you every code of Zenith Bank which can be used to do anything by yourself.

In my life, I don’t go to the bank hall anyhow unless there is a big deal which need special attention. Because of what? Of course, I use ussd code to do my banking needs every time, every where.

Do you want to know how to serve yourself like me and stop waisting your time going to the branch? If yes, then continue reading this as I am going to show you everything about the ussd code of Zenith Bank step-by-step.

In case you didn’t know before, Zenith Bank is a private and commercial bank which does financial and banking services or business in many African countries. Zenith Bank operates in:

  • Zambia
  • Nigeria
  • Ghana
  • Sierra Leone
  • Liberia
  • Zimbabwe, etc.

Read this also: how to enroll for National Identity card, NIN in Zenith Bank and guides you should step-by-step follow.

Ussd Code Of Zenith Bank And How To Use It

Below are the ussd codes of Zenith Bank and the explanations or guides on how to use any one of them to solve your need.

Ussd code to open Zenith Bank account is *966*0#, now, what if you’re wanting to transfer money (fund) to another person which code should be used?

#1 Zenith bank code for checking account balance

If you want to check your account balance to know whether the person who promised you to send money to your account has sent it or not, how do you do?

Do you still have to go to the ATM machine check your account balance with your ATM card? Now, let me show you an alternative that will be helping you.

Just in case network may fail to deliver you debit or credit transaction, dial *966*00# through your registered telephone number in order to check your account balance.

It’s good to be checking your account balance every day since this time is terrible. By checking your account balance, you can easily know what is happening with the money in your account.

If you have seen any transaction which may seem illegally, you should contact zenith Bank customer care service team immediately to inform them, thus they gladly explain every thing to you much more better.

#2 Code for transferring money to another person

Up till now, I see many people who send money to another person while they must go to the branch to do so. If you do that, you’re waisting your time.

Do you have money in your Zenith bank account? If you have, then I will show you the ussd code which you can use to transfer money from your account to the account of another person.

Make sure that your registered telephone number is well inserted in your mobile phone and dial *969*amount*account number#. As you’re dialing it, don’t just stop, be following on-screen instructions.

#3 Zenith Bank code for updating BVN

As usual, one person cannot have two BVN. Bank verification number (BVN) is a code that comprises eleven different digit number.

To link your BVN to your registered Zenith Bank, simply dial *966*BVN# and follow on-screen prompts.

Please note that your BVN is unique and it serves as a person’s identification. This means that if you have enrolled for it, you’ll can never be re-enrolled in your life.

If you’re enrolling for it, a biometric scanner must be used to scan your fingers and the photograph of your face will be then taken.

To retrieve your BVN, simply dial *565*0# through the mobile number that you had used to enroll for BVN.

#4 ussd code for paying bills

The importance of using ussd code to help yourself about banking services is endless. If I tell you that you can pay bills by using Zenith bank code, will you agree?

In fact, let’s list a few, below are the bills that you can use Zenith Bank ussd code to pay:

  • DStv subscription
  • PHCN bill payment
  • Satellite subscribtion
  • Paying for jamb E-pin, etc.
Zenith bank ussd code

To pay for bills electronically by using the mobile phone with the help of Zenith bank ussd code, please dial *966*7*amount*customer’s id#.

Please note that every thing must be done via your alert or registered telephone number, else, you will get an error notification.

#5 code to buy airtime for yourself

According to my character, I don’t load paper recharge card because my money in the bank can be used to buy data and airtime to my sim card or other people’s I care about.

If you are an active customer of Zenith bank Nigeria, you don’t have to send your child to buy recharge for you in every time. Technology has made anything as easy and comfort as possible, thus you need to do any of your thing technologically.

To avoid facing the problem of this card has already been used by another subscriber, recharge your sim card with the money in your Zenith bank account by dialling *966*amount#.

Read this also: how to know or track the telephone number of the person who has theift and loaded your Airtel recharge (top best methods that really work).

#6 Zenith bank code to transfer airtime to another person

Has the airtime in the sim card of your loved one or friend just finished? If you have money in your Zenith Bank account, you can transfer him/her airtime.

Regardless of any type of sim which a person is using, Zenith bank can allow you to transfer airtime from your account.

What you should do only is by getting the correct telephone number of the person who you want to send airtime to and finally follow the instructions below.

Now, dial *966*amount*telephone number# via your alert or registered mobile number. If this request is being made successfully, a debit alert will be delivered to you immediately while the sim card of the person you sent to will be credited.

For further complaint if unluckily you are being debited while the account balance of the person you sent to has not been credited, please get in touch with Zenith Bank customer care service.

#7 code for opening Zenith Bank account

Another important thing you must like is the code for opening an account with your phone without needing to go to the branch.

By using account opening ussd code, you will be given an account number instantly and the good news is that, you will then visit any nearest branch for collecting your ATM card when you want to start using it.

Kindly dial *966*0#, input your BVN if you have enrolled for it before or enter your name and any other requested things to open an account without BVN.

Read this also: how to open UBA account online with mobile phone step-by-step.

#8 zenith Bank ussd for resetting secret pin

If person has stolen your ATM card, it’s very important to block it immediately. In another way, your ATM pin should be changed in case the person who stole it will return it.

Please don’t be confused about secret pin and ATM pin because all of them are the same. Your secret pin is the four (4) digit numbers that you use to withdraw money from the ATM machine.

In case a fraudster may intrude to your account, dial *966*60# to reset your mobile banking password or pin weekly.

#9 code for receiving money from abroad

Are waiting to receive money from abroad. Happily you can receive that money from abroad by banking with Zenith Bank.

As a matter of fact, you must think broad if you want to receive money from abroad. The Best part is that with Zenith bank, you don’t have to think either broad or shallow.

By receiving money from abroad, there is a code that is called Swift code. Every bank has this code including Zenith bank.

If you send your the Swift code of your bank to the person or organization that is willing to send you money, you will receive that money very fast and savely.

Swift is an acronym and it stands for Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications. Meanwhile, Zenith bank swift code for Nigeria is zeibngla013.

Please note that swift code is not required if the transaction is within the nation.

#10 code for deactivating debit transaction

Sometimes, online fraudsters (429 or Yahoo boys) hunt for person’s hard earned money. If you have received and unplanned debit alert, it’s ideal to block your account for some hours.

To stop all debit transactions from your account, simply dial; *966*911# from any mobile phone.

Then enter your account number and your Alertz or registered mobile number. Finally, press “1” to continue and instantly block your account.

To unblock your account, simply visit any Zenith Bank branch.

The guides and ussd code I showed you above are very useful when some one steal your ATM card. If it’s happened so, then follow the instructions and block your account.

#11 Zenith bank ussd for blocking mobile banking

If some body has known your mobile banking login details, it’s very important to blocking your Zenith Bank account from functioning on mobile banking.

To deactivate your mobile banking profile, simply dial; *966*20*0# on your mobile phone and follow the on-screen prompts.

When this setting has been successfully done, no body can transfer money from your account or even login to your Zenith Bank account. Importantly, you can visit Zenith Bank branch for unblocking your mobile banking service.

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#12 ussd code for performing cardless withdrawal

Are you confused about what cardless withdrawal means? Cardless withdrawal is the system of withdrawing money from an ATM machine without using ATM card.

If cardless withdrawal has never been performed in your presence, then perform it in other people’s presence in your next transaction.

To do cardless withdrawal, all you have to do is simply dial *966*60# and select option 7 via the registered mobile number (alert number).

After dialing this code, some special codes will be sent to you. Please be mindful of the code which was being sent to you and go to the nearest branch of Zenith bank with it.

While you have come to the ATM machine location, select cardless withdrawal option, enter the code which was sent to you earlier and finally withdraw your money.

Please note that the code that was just sent to you can be used within twenty-four hours. That is, after one day, it won’t work.

#13 code to know the pin of your ATM card

Every ATM card that was issued by any commercial bank in Nigeria must have twenty digit numbers as a card pin. Because of this, knowing your card pin can be overwhelming especially if it’s not with you.

However, you can still retrieve the pin of your zenith Bank ATM card even though it’s been lost or stolen.

To retrieve your ATM card pin, the ussd code you should just dial is *966*60# and select option 4.

By dialing *966*60# and select the option four (retrieve card pin), all twenty digit numbers of your card pin will be shown on the screen. Please before you do this, remember to dial this code through your registered telephone number.


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