First bank is among the leading banks in Nigeria. It has its branches scattered all over the country. First bank takes the needs of its customers of high priority and consideration, and also responds to feedbacks.
First Bank introduced a unique short code which can also be called a transfer code,*894#,. This short code or transfer code can be used without the internet. You can use this code anywhere and anytime as long as you are an individual account holder of first bank, and have your phone number registered with first bank SMS alert platform, you are good to go. The service is open to all subscribers of Airtel, MTN, GLOBACOM and ETISALAT and in all types of phones.
You can use this transfer or short code to;
- Buy airtime for yourself and others
- Check account balance
- Make purchases
- Pay your bills
- Open an account
How to register for this service
This is performed using the phone number associated with you first bank account;
- Dial *894*0#
- You will see a list of masked Debit card numbers linked to your account displayed.
- Then, select your preferred debit card
- Enter the 4-digit personal identification number (PIN) for the selected debit card.
- After that, you create a new 5- digit pin
Note: This pin is unique and you will use it on your subsequent transactions, so you need to keep it safe.
How to transfer money using first bank transfer code
No need of going to First bank branch or ATM in order to make transfers, simply dial *894*Amount*Account number # and the money will be automatically credited to the account. Note that the account you are to enter is the account that you want to send the money to and not your own account.
How to get a mini statement of your account using first bank short code
To get a mini statement if your account, dial *894*Account number #.
How to open an account using first bank short code
You can now open an account using your phone, dial *894*0# and follow the on screen prompt instructions.
How to recharge airtime for yourself and others using first bank transfer code
You can now conveniently recharge airtime for yourself and others with your phone.
To recharge for yourself, dial *894*Amount#
To recharge for others, dial *894*Amount *Phone number#
You will do these with the phone number associated with your first bank account.
To check account balance using first bank short code
You can now check your account balance without internet on your phone, dial *894*00#, and your account balance will be automatically displayed to you.
If you encounter any difficulty while making use of these short codes or transfer codes, contact first bank for support and enquiries; you can call 0700FIRSTCONTACT, (0700-34778-2668228) or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit first bank branch for further enquiries. You can also visit their official website at; www.firstbanknigeria.com
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