How to Check Sterling Bank Account Number USSD

How to Check Sterling Bank Account Number on Phone: USSD Code & Others

Do you want to check your Sterling bank account number on phone without going to the bank but sadly, do not know how? this post explores different ways to do just that!  

Quickly check your Sterling bank account number on your phone using USSD code *822# or online through the mobile app without an ATM debit card. Even, without a PIN, you can retrieve your Sterling account details. 

Therefore, find out in this post available options for checking Sterling account number, requirements and related topics. 


Sterling Bank Account Number 

A Sterling bank account is a 10-digit unique NUBAN number given to each customer after opening a bank account. Your account number is like your phone number meaning nobody has the same number. Generally, a Sterling bank account number starts with 0 followed by the rest 9 digits, however, some business accounts can start with 1. 

You can find your Sterling account number in your bank statement, mobile app, internet banking and on cheques. However, if you cannot remember your account number or lost it where you wrote it, dial the USSD code to retrieve it. 

Read: How to Block Sterling Bank Account


How to Check Sterling Bank Account Number using USSD Code 

A quick way to check your Sterling account number is by dialling the USSD code on your phone and following the instruction. 

Follow these steps to check Sterling bank account number using the USSD code

  1. Dial *822*8# on your phone.
  2. Enter your PIN.
  3. Lastly, you view and receive the account number on your phone

Note: to check your Sterling bank number with USSD code, you must have USSD PIN. And to get the PIN, you must activate Sterling USSD banking on your phone.

After activating the USSD banking, you can know your Sterling bank account number by dialling the *822*6# and entering your PIN.

The Sterling USSD code to check the account number works on all major mobile networks – Airtel, Glo, Mtn or 9 mobile – in Nigeria. The phone number must be linked to your Sterling bank account. For instance, dial the *822*6# on your Mtn or Airtel line to check your Sterling account number promptly.

Indeed, using this Sterling code *822*8# to check your account number is the best option if you want to retrieve it without using online banking, a mobile app or going to a bank.

How to check Sterling Bank Account Number using USSD code

How to Check Sterling Bank Account Number Online 

You can check your Sterling bank account number online through the Sterling mobile app. It is simple as opening the app, entering your login details and viewing the details. Apart from these, you can perform various transactions on the Sterling mobile app such as transferring money, buying airtime and checking your account balance. 

Of course, you can check your Sterling account number on the mobile app without having an ATM debit card.  

However, if this is your first time using the Sterling mobile app, you must activate it to view your account number. Download the Sterling OneBank app on Google Playstore or App Store and link it to your bank account.


How to Check Sterling Bank Account Number via SMS 

When you dial the Sterling bank USSD code *822*8# to check your account number, you receive it via an SMS on your mobile phone. Sterling Bank does not have a special message you can send to a dedicated number like First Bank account number SMS code.  

Therefore, if you want to check your Sterling account number via SMS, dial *822*8#, follow the instructions and you will receive the details as a message to your phone. 


How to Check Sterling Account Number without PIN 

To check your account number without a PIN, visit any Sterling Bank branch around you. Because, without a PIN or ATM card, you cannot get your Sterling bank account number using the USSD code, mobile app and internet banking on your phone.  

For instance, you need a PIN to use *826# for transactions such as checking your Sterling account balance or number. 

Furthermore, you need login details which include a PIN to find your account number on the Sterling mobile app.  

A PIN exists to secure your bank account by preventing someone from authorising a transaction without having the secret codes. This is why Sterling Bank will prompt you to create a PIN when activating the USSD code, mobile app and Internet banking. 


Can you use BVN to Get your Sterling Account Number? 

You do not need to use BVN to check your Sterling account number. Sterling Bank would not ask for it. And entering your BVN cannot retrieve your Sterling account number or other bank accounts number linked to it

So, instead of BVN, you use your PIN or ATM card details to check your Sterling bank account number with USSD code, mobile app, or customer care. 

However, if the reason to use BVN to check your Sterling account number is that you have no ATM card (or lost) and PIN, visit any Sterling branch. Go to the customer care unit and a representative will assist you to get your Sterling account number. 


Can you Retrieve Sterling Account Number without ATM Debit card? 

If you have activated the USSD code, you can check your Sterling bank account number without an ATM. You would enter your USSD PIN after dialling *822*8# and following the instruction instead of your ATM card details. An ATM debit card is only useful to activate the USSD banking code for the first time. 

Also, you can check Sterling account number without an ATM card online through the mobile app. That is if you have registered the app. 


Sterling bank USSD code

How to Check Account Number through Sterling Customer Care 

Another way to check your account number is by contacting Sterling customer care online or offline. Or maybe you think something is wrong with Sterling Bank USSD code. 

Here is the Sterling bank customer care channels to check account number: 

Note that when you contact Sterling customer care on social media online, you would need to supply the last 6 digits number of your ATM debit card. 


Conclusion 

In summary, you can quickly know your Sterling bank account number by dialling **822*8# on your mobile phone and receiving it as an SMS. Some online methods include the mobile app and customer care channels. 

However, if nothing works to recover your Sterling account number, then visit any Sterling bank branch to check your account details without an ATM card or a PIN. 

I hope you find this information helpful. 

Therefore, try it and let me know your experience by leaving a message in the comment section below. 

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