First bank Nigeria has embraced technology at its peak providing account holders a very easy and convenient way to check their account balance on the go any day and any time by just dialing a USSD code on their mobile phone.
The code makes it easy for first bank account holders to beat queues in the banking hall or ATM spots just to check account balance. The code once dialed gives the first bank account holder the current account balance.
ADVANTAGES OF USING FIRST BANK USSD CODE TO CHECK ACCOUNT BALANCE
The code makes it easier to check account balance irrespective of the kind of phone used to dial the code.
It does not require data connection or data bundle plan. In other words, internet connection is not required before the code can be used to check account bank.
The hassles and stress involved with queuing in banking halls and ATM gallery to check account balance do not apply in this situation.
The account balance is received instantly so long as there is strong network signal to power SMS.
Above all, it is free and does not attract any hidden charge from neither first bank nor the network providers. Things may likely change in the future but as at the time of writing this report, it is absolutely free.
Before a first bank account holder can be qualified to check account balance through this method there are certain conditions that must be in place.
The conditions are;
The account holder must have a number attached to his/her first bank account. The number in this instance is the number which the account holder provided when the account was opened. The number must also be the number which the account holder receives transaction alerts (SMS alerts) on.
The USSD code must be dialed from the same number as in the case above. The USSD can only retrieve the account balance attached to the number from which the code was dialed from.
For example, If Mr Premiumvpntunnel has a first bank account with number 1234567890 and receives alert for the account number above on this number 08012345678. Whenever he wants to check the account balance all he needs to do is dial *894*00# from the number 0812345678,that is, the number on his account records with first bank and the number which receives transaction alerts. The moment the code is dialed, the account balance would be received as an SMS.
THE USSD CODE TO DIAL TO CHECK YOUR FIRST BANK ACCOUNT BALANCE
The USSD code to dial to check first bank account balance is *894*00#
Once the code is dialed a message shows on the phone’s screen “Retrieving balance…… You will receive an SMS shortly” Shortly after that an SMS comes from first bank with the current account balance of the customer that dialed the code.
I think this is a very nice one from first bank Nigeria, no stress, no hassles, no internet connection required and above all no hidden fees attracted to check account balance at any day or any time on the go.
Big up First bank Nigeria for this innovation.
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