Access bank plc of Nigeria is one of the leading banks in Nigeria with a large number of customers across the federation. For an easy and seamless banking process, customers now have the *901# Access bank USSD code at their disposal.
Due to the growing number of customers Access bank plc has, their banking halls get filled with people trying to file complaints and get an issue resolved. A good number of customer complaints and issues can be resolved with the Access bank USSD code. This will result in fewer customers in Access bank halls in Nigeria and also help customers personalize their operations.
This article is on the nitty-gritty of the Access bank USSD code, what it is about, how to register for it, and how to open an Access bank account using USSD code.
Without further ado, let’s get into the main focus of this article.
Access Bank USSD Code and Uses
The Access bank USSD code is a string of numbers also called a shortcode with which you can make transactions using your Access bank account on your mobile phone. The phone must not necessarily be a smartphone, it could be any phone that has the sim card you used in registering your Access bank account.
With the USSD code, you can make transactions such as transfer money, buy airtime for yourself and others, pay bills, check your Access bank account balance, and much more. The only criteria for this to be possible is to have an account with Access bank already.
Now let me show you how to open an Access bank account using USSD code.
How to Open an Access Bank Account Using USSD Code *901#
Opening an account with Access bank is very easy with the USSD code and you do not have to visit the bank to do so. The following steps will guide you on how to open an Access bank account using USSD code:
1.On your mobile phone, dial *901*0# and send
2.You will see a prompt requesting an account opening either with your BVN or without your BVN
3.After you have chosen the option you are comfortable with, you will be asked to provide other details
4.When you have successfully provided the details you were asked for, you will receive a message with your Access bank account details
With that, you are good to go and your account would be up and running almost immediately.
How to Activate the Access Bank USSD Code
Activating the usage of the USSD code is easy and would not take time at all. Before we go into how you can activate the Access bank USSD code, it is quintessential to know the requirements before activation can be carried out.
Hence, these are the requirements for the activation process:
1.Every detail of your Access bank account
2.You must have registered for Bank Verification Number (BVN) as instructed by the Central Bank of Nigeria
3.Your account should be a naira account
4.The account that you plan on activating the code must not be a joint, corporate, or an association account
5.Activation will be done only on the mobile number used in registering the Access bank account
If you have met all of the requirements above, then you can proceed to activate the *901# USSD code on your account. Follow these steps to activate USSD banking on your Access bank account:
1.On your mobile phone, dial the short code *901#
2.You will be asked to enter the details of your Access bank account
3.Ensure the details are double-checked to make sure they are correct
4.Press the send button and wait for a confirmation message
5.Once you get the confirmation message, you are ready to make use of USSD banking on your Access bank account
With this, you can pay bills, buy airtime, transfer money, and do so much more with your Access bank account from the comfort of your mobile phone.
You may encounter a challenge when trying to use an account opened with the USSD code. This is because an authentication token is needed for the Access bank account opened using USSD code *901# to become fully operational.
If you do not receive the authentication token, you do not need to panic. You can visit any Access bank plc branch in Nigeria and request the token. This will not be so much of a stressful venture I believe.
When you visit an Access bank plc branch in Nigeria, you may be required to submit some documents. You would need a Bank Verification Number (BVN), utility bills, passport photographs, etc.
I am optimistic that you would not find it difficult to create an Access bank account using USSD code.