United Bank Of Africa popularly called UBA was founded in the year 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 places like, Paris, New York City, London.

*919# is the new USSD code for UBA.  This is a short service platform accessible to only UBA account holder to manage their account using their mobile phones. Impressive right? It gets better.

This service works with short codes or text messages (SMS) and doesn’t require Internet connection to operate.

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 screen to activate your number.

Step 2: Get 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 as 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 the phone number you use to register the UBA account.

Step 2:  In few seconds your account balance will be sent to you in form of 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 wrong recharge pin from airtime vendors. This service is available 24/7 hours and can be accessed any time of the day.

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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 airline and input flight PNR (Passenger Name Record)

Step 4: Input phone number of passenger 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#)

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