First bank and Access Bank Users:Please Take Note of this short codes


A whole lot of us have challenges in doing fast transactions without going to our banks. So, that is why this article was put together to educate users of Firstbank and Access bank on Short codes which you can use anywhere, anytime and any day.

Note that you can use these codes with both smart phones and non-smartphones.

You can share this article to friends and family to educate them too.


*. To register: *894*0#

*. Airtime recharge for self: *894*Amount#

*. Airtime for others: *894*Amount*Number#

*. To transfer: *894*Amount*Account number#

*. To check airtime: *894*00#

*. Mini-statement: *894*Account number#

NOTE: FirstBank customers can transfer up to N100,000.00 per day and recharge airtime up to N10,000.00 per day


If you want to transfer money to other Access bank accounts:

Dial *901*1*AMOUNT*NUBAN Account Number#. The service attracts ₦20 charge

To transfer from Access bank to other banks aside access bank:

Dial *901*2*AMOUNT*NUBAN Account Number#. The service attracts ₦50 + ₦2.50 (VAT) charges

To check your account balance:

Dial *901*5# and follow the instructions below.

Next Insert the last four digits of your BVN.

Wait few seconds as your bank account balance will be shown to you.

Buy airtime:(self)

To buy airtime to registered phone number with access bank ( phone number used to open Access bank account) *901*amount#, example: *901*200#.

Buy airtime: (others)

If you want to recharge unregistered phone number ( phone number not used to open Access bank account) with your registered phone number dial *901*amount*phone number# example: *901*200*081xxxxxxxx#

To use access bank to pay utility bills: dial *901*3#

In Summary:

Airtime for self *901*Amount#

Airtime for others *901*Amount*Phone Number#

Account Opening *901*0#

Data Purchase *901*8#

Balance Enquiry *901*5#

Fund Transfer to Access Bank *901*1*Amount*Account Number#

Fund Transfer to Other Banks *901*2*Amount*Account Number#

Merchant Payment *901*3*Amount*Merchant Code#

Bill Payment *901*3#

OTP Generation *901*4*1#

NOTE: *901# limit is 20 000 naira and you can use it for both smartphones and non smartphones alike.

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Posted Jul 15th, 2020



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Ibrahim musa
Ibrahim musa
4 months ago

I knew these over ten years we need something new , like loan