Polaris bank ussd: How to register and transfer money

How to register and activate Polaris Bank ussd code- In today’s digital age, banking has become more convenient and accessible than ever before. One such innovation that has revolutionized the way we conduct financial transactions is the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) technology.

Polaris Bank, a leading financial institution, offers its customers the convenience of banking on the go through its USSD code service.

Using USSD codes for banking is like having a personal banking assistant in your pocket. It offers speed, simplicity, and security for your transactions. Whether you’re checking your account balance, transferring funds, or paying bills, USSD banking has got your back without the hassle of visiting a physical bank branch or use of internet phone

 

This article will guide you through the steps to register and activate Polaris Bank’s USSD code, highlighting its features, benefits and other service that can transact with it.

Also read: Keystone Bank’s USSD: How to register and transfer money

Benefits of Polaris bank ussd

Polaris Bank’s USSD code, *833#, offers a plethora of benefits that make banking easier, more accessible, and convenient for its customers:

  • You do not require data on your phone to use *833#
  • It saves you time queuing in the branch to check your balance or transfer funds to accounts in any Nigerian bank
  • It works on all phone types
  • It is smart, fast, and convenient
  • You can transact up to N50,000 per day
  • You can renew your DStv, pay your electricity and enjoy sports more by funding your betting accounts such as Bet9ja

Features of Polaris bank ussd

Polaris Bank’s USSD code, *833#, offers a wide array of features, making banking convenient and accessible from your mobile phone without needing an internet connection:

Core Banking Services:

  • Balance Inquiry: Check your account balance anytime, anywhere.
  • Funds Transfer:
    • Transfer money to your own Polaris Bank accounts.
    • Transfer money to other Polaris Bank customers.
    • Transfer money to accounts in other banks within Nigeria.
  • Mini Statement: View your recent transactions and account activity.

Payments and Purchases:

  • Airtime Top-Up: Recharge your mobile phone or purchase airtime for others.
  • Bill Payments: Conveniently pay for utility bills (electricity, water), cable TV subscriptions, and other bills.
  • Pay with Masterpass QR: Make payments at merchant locations using Masterpass QR codes.

Account Management:

  • PIN Management: Change or retrieve your transaction PIN.
  • Self-Service Card Management:
    • Block your ATM card in case of loss or theft.
    • Request a new ATM card.
  • BVN Update: Update your Bank Verification Number (BVN) details.

Additional Services:

  • Account Opening: Open a new Polaris Bank account directly through the USSD code.
  • Payday Loan: Access quick loans to meet urgent financial needs.
  • WAEC/JAMB PIN Purchase: Purchase PINs for educational exams.
  • Betting Account Funding: Fund your betting accounts for sports and gaming activities.

Read: How to register and activate First City Monument Bank (FCMB) ussd

How to register for polaris bank ussd

Registering for Polaris Bank’s USSD code (*833#) is a simple process. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. *Dial 833# from the phone number linked to your Polaris Bank account.
  2. Select any transaction: Attempt to perform any transaction, such as balance inquiry.
  3. Enter Account Number: You will be prompted to enter your Polaris Bank account number.
  4. Create PIN: Enter any 4-digit number to set your USSD PIN.
  5. Balance Display: Once you’ve set your PIN, your account balance will be displayed, confirming your successful registration.

How to Open polaris bank Account (*833*1#)

  • Dial *833# and select option 1 from your mobile phone
  • Follow the prompts to enter your: First name | Last name | Date of Birth | Address
  • Upon successful submission, you will receive an SMS notification confirming the creation of your new Polaris Bank account. The SMS will contain your new account number and further instructions if needed.

Important Notes:

  • You do not need an existing Polaris Bank account to open a new one using this USSD code.
  • The phone number you use to dial the code should be the one you want to link to your new account.
  • You may need to visit a Polaris Bank branch to complete the account opening process and provide additional documentation, depending on the account type.
  • For further assistance or inquiries, you can contact Polaris Bank customer care through Email – Yescenter@polarisbanklimited.com. Call – 0700 765 2747, 0806 988 0000, 01 297 9500, 01 4482100.

Read: How to register and activate First bank USSD

How to Pay Bills from polaris bank(*833*2}

Here’s a guide on how to pay bills using Polaris Bank’s USSD code (8332#):

  1. Dial *833*2# on your mobile phone.
  2. Select ‘Pay Bills’ from the menu options.
  3. Choose the biller category (e.g., Electricity, Cable TV, Internet, etc.).
  4. Select the specific biller you want to pay (e.g., Ikeja Electric, DStv, Spectranet).
  5. Enter your customer ID or account number for the biller (This is the unique number that identifies you with the biller).
  6. Enter the amount you want to pay.
  7. Review the details to ensure accuracy (biller, account number/ID, amount).
  8. Enter your USSD PIN to confirm the payment.
  9. You will receive a confirmation message if the payment is successful.

Important Notes:

  • Ensure that your phone number is registered with your Polaris Bank account.
  • Make sure you have sufficient funds in your account to cover the bill amount and any applicable charges.
  • Double-check the biller details and amount before confirming the payment.
  • If you encounter any issues, contact Polaris Bank customer care for assistance.

How to Transfer Funds from polaris bank (*833*3#

To transfer funds from Polaris Bank using the USSD code 8333#, follow these steps:

  1. Dial *833*3# on your mobile phone (the number linked to your Polaris Bank account).

  2. Select “Transfer Funds” from the menu options. You will be presented with two options:

    • Transfer to Polaris Bank Account: Choose this if you want to transfer funds to another Polaris Bank account.
    • Transfer to Other Banks in Nigeria: Choose this for interbank transfers.
  3. Enter Recipient’s Account Number: Input the correct account number of the recipient (10 digits for Nigerian bank accounts).

  4. Enter Amount: Specify the amount you want to transfer. Make sure you have enough funds in your account, including any applicable charges.

  5. Confirm Details: Double-check the recipient’s account number and the transfer amount for accuracy.

  6. Enter Your USSD PIN: Input your 4-digit USSD PIN to authorize the transaction.

  7. Confirmation: You will receive a confirmation message if the transfer is successful. The recipient will also receive a credit alert.

How to Check polaris bank account Balance (*833*6#)

To check your Polaris Bank account balance using the USSD code, follow these steps:

  1. Dial 8336# on your mobile phone that is registered with Polaris Bank.
  2. Select option 6 to check your balance
  3. Follow the prompts to enter your account Number
  4. Enter your 4 digit number  PIN
  5. You will receive an SMS notification shortly after, displaying your account balance.

Read: How to Register for Ecobank USSD Code and transfer money

How to Top-up Airtime from polaris bank

Polaris Bank offers two ways to top up airtime using USSD:

1. Direct Airtime Top-up:

  • Self: Dial *833*Amount# (e.g., *833*500# to purchase ₦500 airtime for yourself).
  • Others: Dial *833*Amount*Phone Number# (e.g., *833*1000*08012345678# to purchase ₦1000 airtime for the number 08012345678).

2. Through the USSD Menu:

  • *Dial *833# on your phone.
  • Select ‘8’ (Airtime Top-Up) from the menu.
  • Choose ‘1’ for Self or ‘2’ for Third Party.
  • Select the account to debit.
  • If topping up for another person, select the recipient’s network (MTN, Airtel, Glo, 9mobile).
  • Enter the recipient’s phone number (if applicable).
  • Enter the airtime amount.
  • Enter your PIN (if prompted) to confirm the transaction.

How to Change polaris bank ussd PIN

To change your Polaris Bank USSD PIN

  1. Dial *833# from your registered mobile number.
  2. Select “9” (Other Services) from the menu options.
  3. Select “1” (Change PIN).
  4. Enter your old PIN.
  5. Enter your new PIN.
  6. Confirm your new PIN.

In case there’s a challenge with the PIN, please contact the Yes Center.
Email yescenter@polarisbanklimited.com or call 0700 75932265, 0806 988 0000, 01 4482 100, 01 270 5850 or visit your nearest branch.

How to block Polari bank ATM Card and ussd profile

Polaris Bank offers a few methods to block both your ATM card and USSD profile for security purposes:

1. Using USSD Code:

  • Dial *833*13*Registered Mobile Number# from any mobile phone.
  • Follow the prompts to confirm your identity and block your account(s).
  • Note: This option requires prior registration on Polaris Bank’s USSD platform.

2. Contacting Customer Care:

  • Call Polaris Bank’s customer care hotline at +23412705850 or +2348069880000.
  • Inform the representative about your lost or stolen card and the need to block your USSD profile.

FAQS

Q: What is the Polaris Bank USSD code?

A: The Polaris Bank USSD code is *833#.

*Q: What services can I access using 833#?

A: You can access a wide range of banking services including:

  • Balance inquiry
  • Funds transfer to Polaris Bank and other bank accounts
  • Airtime top-up for self and others
  • Bill payments (e.g., electricity, cable TV, internet)
  • Mini statement generation
  • PIN change and retrieval
  • Account opening
  • Payday loans
  • WAEC/JAMB PIN purchase
  • Betting account funding

Q: How do I register for Polaris Bank USSD?

A: You can register by:

  1. Dialing *833# and attempting any transaction, or
  2. Dialing *833*1# and following the prompts for account opening.

Q: How do I check my account balance?

A: Dial *833*6# from your registered mobile number.

Q: How do I transfer funds?

A: Dial *833*3# and follow the prompts to transfer funds to Polaris Bank or other bank accounts.

*Q: Can I buy airtime using 833#?

A: Yes, you can buy airtime for yourself or others by dialing *833*Amount# or *833*Amount*PhoneNumber#.

*Q: How do I pay bills using 833#?

A: Dial *833*2# and follow the prompts to select the biller and enter the required details.

Q: How do I change or retrieve my PIN?

A: Dial *833# and navigate to “Other Services” to change or retrieve your PIN.

Q: Is it safe to use Polaris Bank USSD?

A: Yes, Polaris Bank’s USSD service is secure. It uses encryption to protect your information and requires your PIN for authorization.

Q: What if I encounter issues or need assistance?

A: You can contact Polaris Bank customer care through the following channels:

 

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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