United Bank Of Africa, popularly called UBA, was founded in 1949. It is a financial company charged with the responsibility of offering lifestyle products and services like mobile banking, wholesale banking, savings account, current account, trade, etc. It was formerly called the British and French Bank Limited (BFB). UBA is available in Nigeria and 20 other countries in Africa and beyond. It is also available outside Africa in Paris, New York City, and London.
*919# is the new USSD code for UBA. This is a short service platform accessible to only UBA account holders to manage their accounts using their mobile phones. Impressive right? It gets better.
This service works with shortcodes or text messages (SMS) and doesn’t require an Internet connection.
For you to use UBA mobile banking transfer code, your number must be activated with UBA mobile banking service.
How To Activate Your Number With A UBA Mobile Banking Service
Step 1: Dial *919# and follow the steps on the screen to activate your number.
Step 2: Get a PIN and start using UBA mobile USSD banking.
How To Transfer Money To A UBA Account
Step 1: Dial *919*3*account number*amount# i.e.: *919*2134782905*500#.
How To Open An Account With *919#
Step1: Dial *919# and follow the steps on the screen
Step2: Your account number will be sent to your mobile phone through SMS
It’s as easy as that! For unlimited access to banking services and benefits, it is advisable to visit any UBA branch beside you and link your BVN to your bank account.
How To Check Account Balance
Step 1: Dial *919*00# with your phone number to register the UBA account.
Step 2: In a few seconds, your account balance will be sent to you in the form of an SMS.
( a fee is applied for this service ).
How To Buy Airtime From Your Account Using *919#
Did you know? You buy airtime on any telecommunications network Glo, MTN, 9mobile, and Airtel from your UBA bank account. This saves stress and Time. This service eliminates the problem of buying the wrong recharge pin from airtime vendors. This service is available 24/7 hours and can be accessed any time of the day.
For Self Top Up:
Step 1: Dial *919*amount# (e.g.) *919*500#. You will be recharged with N500 airtime.
Note: it must be the number registered with UBA. No service charge applied.
Recharge Code for Another Number:
You can recharge your friend, family, or third party lines from your bank account.
Step 1: Dial *919*Phone Number*Amount#. Example : *919*09066886640*500#.
How To Pay For Your Flight
Step 1: Dial *919*12#
Step2: Type your 4 digit Magic Banking PIN and select the bank account you wish to pay from.
Step 3: Select the airline and input flight PNR (Passenger Name Record)
Step 4: Input the passenger’s phone number and payment amount (Passenger Name Record).
It’s as simple as that.
UBA Mobile Banking Codes
In summary, here are the various codes available for a UBA account holder.
- Transaction Type
- Magic Banking Code
- Check balance( *919*00#)
- Top-Up for Self (*919*Amount#)
- Top-Up for Others (*919* Phone number* Amount#)
- Transfer to UBA Account (*919*3*account number*amount#)
- Load UBA Prepaid Card (*919*32#)
- Transfer to Other banks (*919*4*account number*amount#)
- Pay bills (*919*5#)
- ATM cardless withdrawal (*919*30*Amount#)
Banking Account Requirements for Mobile Phone
You’ll need the following items to activate the UBA USSD code:
- Bank account with UBA
- Mobile Phone Active Phone Number UBA Debit Card UBA Prepaid Card
These are the specific requirements for registering and activating UBA mobile banking in Nigeria.
Note: You’ll need a Secure Pass (Token) bank account or debit and credit cards. You don’t have to get all three (3).
I’ll walk you through activating the UBA transfer code in Nigeria in this short instruction.
Dial *919*0# to activate your UBA Transfer Code without an ATM card.
The ‘Number 1’ icon represents the ‘Sign Up’ feature.
Enroll in the ‘Account with Pin’ service.
Follow the instructions on the screen. Make sure you complete all these steps using the phone number you used to open your bank account.
Fill in the pin you’d want to use to send money.
You may now begin any transfer transaction!
Dial *919*0# to activate or create your UBA transfer code without using an ATM or debit card. Choose the ‘Number 1’ icon from the drop-down menu.
To acquire your UBA transfer USD code, sign up for the ‘Account with Pin’ function and follow the on-screen prompts.
HOW TO USE THE UBA NIGERIA TRANSACTIONS USSD CODE
The following are the steps to activate the UBA Bank USSD code in Nigeria
To begin the activation process, dial *919#.
On your phone’s screen, you’ll see a welcome message.
To sign up for the UBA USSD code, choose option 1.
Following that, you will have two (2) options from which to choose.
If you’re a UBA prepaid customer, choose “Prepaid With PIN.”
Select “Account with PIN” if you are not a prepaid customer.
Enter the ten (10) digits of your UBA Bank Nigeria account number on the next screen.
The last four (4) digits of your UBA Bank debit card should be entered next.
If you have a referral ID, you must enter it here before continuing with the activation process.
Enter your mobile banking service PIN to activate your UBA USSD code.
Finally, double-check the information to get your transfer code
This is how the UBA transfer code is activated.
If the activation doesn’t work, contact customer service.
You should contact UBA Bank Nigeria customer support if you have trouble activating your USSD code.
That is sensible.
When you call customer service, they will assist you in activating your USSD code so that you can begin performing transactions.
Transactions include sending money to relatives and friends with a UBA Bank account or another bank account.
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Use a UBA Mobile Banking Service to Activate Your Phone Number
Step 1: To activate your phone number, dial *919# and follow the on-screen instructions
Step 2: Request a PIN and use UBA USSD banking on your mobile device.
Step 1: Dial *919*3*account number*amount#, i.e., *919*2134782905*500#, to transfer money to a UBA account.
*919# Is Used To Open A UBA Account
Step 1: Dial *919# and follow the on-screen instructions.
Step 2: An SMS with your account number will be sent to your phone.
That’s all there is to it! It would help if you visited any UBA office near you to link your BVN to your bank account for limitless access to banking services and advantages.
How to Check the Balance of Your UBA Account
Step 1: Dial *919*00# from the phone number used to create your UBA account
Step 2: SMS will give you your account balance in seconds.