How to register and activate First bank USSD

First Bank Nigeria’s USSD, also known as FirstBank USSD, is a mobile banking service that allows customers to access their bank accounts and conduct transactions using a simple code on their mobile phones.

This service is convenient and easily accessible, as it does not require an internet connection or smartphone.It offers a convenient way for customers to access their banking services using their mobile phones.

Through the USSD platform, customers can perform a wide range of banking transactions, including checking their account balance, transferring funds, paying bills, and purchasing airtime. This has significantly reduced the need for customers to visit physical bank branches, saving them time and energy.

The service is seamless, fast and secure when it come to banking at your comfort zone

In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of registering for First Bank Nigeria’s USSD service. we will also provide you with all the necessary information to get started, The content will provide light to it’s benefits and features and requirements to activate the USSD service.

Benefits and features of First bank ussd

FirstBank’s USSD code, *894#, offers a quick, convenient, and secure way to perform banking transactions on your mobile phone without needing internet connectivity or data.

Key Features & Benefits:

  • Convenience: Access banking services anytime, anywhere with just your mobile phone.
  • Accessibility: Works on all types of phones, even basic feature phones.
  • Wide Range of Services:
    • Transfer money to FirstBank and other bank accounts in Nigeria.
    • Buy airtime for yourself and others.
    • Check your account balance.
    • Pay bills.
    • Open an account.
    • Access FirstAdvance loan service (for salary earners).
    • Check your BVN.
    • Link your BVN.
    • Generate a mini-statement.
  • No Internet Required: You don’t need data or an internet connection to use the service.
  • Secure: Uses a PIN for authentication and ensures the safety of your transactions.
  • User-Friendly: The menu-based interface is easy to navigate and use.
  • Instant Transactions: Most transactions are processed instantly, with real-time notifications.

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Requirements to activate First bank USSD service.

To activate FirstBank’s USSD service (*894#), you need the following:

  • An active FirstBank account: Ensure you have an account with FirstBank that is in good standing.
  • A registered phone number: The phone number you use for the activation must be linked to your FirstBank account. It should also be the number registered for SMS alerts on your account.
  • A debit card linked to your account: You’ll need a FirstBank debit card connected to your account.
  • A mobile phone (any type): The service works on both smartphones and basic feature phones.

How to register and Activate First bank ussd

  1. Dial *894*0#: Using your registered phone number,
  2. Select your debit card: A list of masked debit cards linked to your account will be displayed. Select the appropriate card.
  3. Enter the 4-digit PIN for the selected debit card.
  4. Create a 5-digit PIN: You’ll be prompted to create a unique 5-digit PIN for your USSD transactions.
  5. Confirm your PIN: Re-enter the PIN to confirm it.
  6. Activation complete: You will receive a message confirming successful activation. You can now start using the *894# service.

How to buy airtime from first bank using ussd

To buy airtime from First Bank using USSD, follow these steps:

For your own phone number:

  1. Dial *894*Amount# on your mobile phone (the one linked to your FirstBank account).
  2. Replace “Amount” with the desired airtime value (e.g., *894*500# for ₦500 airtime).
  3. Follow any prompts to confirm the transaction and enter your 5-digit PIN.

For another phone number:

  1. Dial *894*Amount*PhoneNumber# on your mobile phone.
  2. Replace “Amount” with the desired airtime value and “PhoneNumber” with the recipient’s phone number (e.g., (*894*500*08012345678#).
  3. Follow any prompts to confirm the transaction and enter your 5-digit PIN.

How to reset or change first bank ussd code

To reset your FirstBank USSD code (*894#) PIN, follow these simple steps:

  1. Dial *894#: Using the phone number linked to your FirstBank account,
  2. A list of masked debit cards linked to your account will be displayed. Select the appropriate card.
  3. Enter your debit card PIN: Input the 4-digit PIN associated with your selected debit card.
  4. Create a new 5-digit PIN: You will be prompted to create a new 5-digit PIN for your USSD transactions. Choose a secure PIN that you can easily remember.
  5. Confirm your new PIN: Re-enter the new PIN to confirm.

Once you’ve completed these steps, you will receive a confirmation message indicating that your PIN has been reset successfully. You can now use your new PIN for all future *894# transactions.

How to Buy Data from first bank using ussd

To buy data from First Bank using USSD, follow these steps:

For your own phone number:

  1. Dial *894*2#: Using the phone number linked to your FirstBank account,
  2.  Select the network provider (MTN, Airtel, Glo, or 9mobile) you want to buy data for.
  3. Select data plan: Choose the data plan that suits your needs from the available options.
  4. Confirm purchase: Review the details of your selected plan and confirm your purchase.
  5. Enter your PIN: Input your 5-digit USSD PIN to authorize the transaction.

For another phone number:

  1. Dial *894*2*PhoneNumber#: Replace “PhoneNumber” with the recipient’s phone number.
  2. Follow the same steps as above: Select the network provider, choose a data plan, confirm the purchase, and enter your PIN.

How to Pay Bills from first bank using ussd code

To pay bills from your First Bank account using USSD code, follow these steps:

  1. Dial *894*3CUSTOMER’S UNIQUE ID#: Using the mobile number linked to your FirstBank account
  2. Select Biller Category: Choose the category of the bill you want to pay (e.g., electricity, cable TV, school fees).
  3. Select Biller: Choose the specific biller from the list provided.
  4. Enter Details: Input the required details for the payment, such as customer ID, meter number, or account number.
  5. Enter Amount: Enter the amount you want to pay.
  6. Confirm Details: Review the payment details carefully.
  7. Enter PIN: Enter your 5-digit USSD PIN to authorize the transaction.

You will receive a confirmation message indicating the successful payment of your bill.

There are two main ways to transfer money from your First Bank account using USSD:

1. Transfer to FirstBank Account:

  • Dial *894*Amount*Account Number# (e.g., *894*5000*1234567890# to transfer ₦5,000 to account number 1234567890)
  • Follow the prompts:
    • Confirm the recipient’s name and the amount.
    • Select the account you want to debit (if you have multiple accounts).
    • Enter your 5-digit PIN to authorize the transaction.

2. Transfer to Other Banks:

  • Dial *894*Amount*Account Number# (same as above).
  • Select the recipient’s bank: Choose the bank from the list displayed.
  • Confirm the recipient’s name and the amount.
  • Select the account you want to debit (if you have multiple accounts).
  • Enter your 5-digit PIN to authorize the transaction.

How to block your first bank atm card or deactivate mobile number using ussd

First Bank offers USSD codes to manage both your ATM card and mobile number:

  1. Blocking your First Bank ATM Card:

    • Using USSD: Dial *894*911# from any mobile phone. This code is specifically for blocking your ATM card and will deactivate it immediately.

    • Using FirstMobile App: Log in to the FirstMobile app, navigate to the card management section, and select the option to block your card.

  2. Deactivating your Mobile Number from FirstBank USSD:

    • Using USSD: Dial *894*911# from the mobile number youwant to deactivate. This will temporarily block your FirstBank services on that number. However, it does not deactivate the mobile number itself from your telecommunications provider.

    • Visit a FirstBank Branch or Call FirstContact: To permanently deactivate your mobile number from FirstBank services, visit your nearest branch or call FirstContact at 01-4485500.

How to check for First bank Mini-Statement using ussd

To check your FirstBank mini-statement using USSD, follow these steps:

  1. Dial *894*AccountNumber#: Using the mobile number linked to your FirstBank account
  2. Receive Mini-Statement: A mini-statement containing your recent transactions will be displayed on your phone screen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the FirstBank USSD code?

A: The FirstBank USSD code is *894#.

Q: What services can I access with *894#?

A: You can transfer funds, buy airtime, pay bills, check your balance, get a mini-statement, open an account, and more.

Q: Do I need an internet connection to use *894#?

A: No, you don’t need an internet connection. *894# works on any phone with a network signal.

Q: Is there a charge for using *894#?

A: Yes, FirstBank may charge a small fee for some transactions.

Account Activation and PIN:

Q: How do I activate *894#?

A: Dial *894*0# and follow the prompts to register with your debit card and create a 5-digit PIN.

Q: What if I forget my *894# PIN?

A: Dial *894*# and follow the prompts to reset your PIN using your debit card.

Transactions:

Q: How do I transfer money using 894#?

A: Dial *894*Amount*Account Number# to transfer to a FirstBank account or another bank’s account.

Q: How do I buy airtime using 894#?

A: Dial *894*Amount# for yourself or *894*Amount*PhoneNumber# for someone else.

Q: How do I pay bills using *894#?

A: Dial *894*3# and follow the prompts to select the biller and enter payment details.

Troubleshooting:

Q: What if I get an error message when using *894#?

A: Try again later or contact FirstBank customer care for assistance.

Q: Can I use *894# on a dual SIM phone?

A: Yes, ensure you are using the SIM linked to your FirstBank account.

Security:

Q: Is it safe to use *894#?

A: Yes, the service is secured with a PIN. Keep your PIN confidential and avoid sharing it with anyone.

Meet Ogbeide Frank, popularly known as perere, a blogger who loves writing about finance and Tech. He studied Business administration at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma and Mobile Communication at Orange College Malaysia .Frank have worked as a banker and consultant in variety of Nigeria agencies

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