The Sterling Bank USSD code is another convenient way to enjoy banking services with Sterling Bank. This services was specifically created with the aim of harnessing a smooth and seamless transaction through SMS or the sterling bank USSD code.

However, this instant banking, as experienced by many customers, is an easy one to operate and can actually function on any type of mobile phone, as long as it has a SIM card with the number attached to your Sterling bank account, and also has the standard keypad.

For these write up, you need to know that the sterling Bank Nigeria short code is *822#. So with this sterling bank USSD code, all customer can gain easy access to basic financial services that are offered by the bank such as bills payment, new account opening, airtime recharge, money transfer, checking account balance, all BVN matters, and also email update which can be carried out on your mobile phone without an internet connection.

For you to achieve all these, you need to have registered for the USSD banking service. Below are what you need to do to achieve all these.

To Open A New Sterling Bank Account

Simply dial *822*7# on the mobile phone number you intend to use to open your Sterling Bank account and then follow the instruction carefully OR you can just dial *822#  and then press the number 7 on the mobile phone number you want to use to open your Sterling Bank account and then follow the instruction carefully.

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And in case it doesn’t work, you then have to register the mobile number. And to do this, you will need to dial *822# and then follow the simple procedures on your screen.

To Register Account And Pin Sterling Bank

Simply dial *822# on the phone number you use to open your Sterling Bank Account (where you receive your alert), You then press the number 1, OR you can dial *822*1*NUBAN Account Number# it will request for your account number, OR just dial *822*1*NUBAN Account Number# to register your account and then you can create a 4 digit pin, then follow the other instructions on the screen.

How To Reset Your Pin

To reset your PIN via the sterling bank USSD code just dial *822# on the phone number you use to open your Sterling Bank Account (that is where you receive your alert), then you can press 1 to reset your pin (please note that this can only happen after you have registered).
Please note that you can achieve all these with any mobile phone and with no internet connection or downloading any app and you will need your 4-digit PIN to authorize any banking transactions with the USSD code.

For more information about account opening and others, the customer care center can be contacted anytime via cell phone, physical contact, or email. And for phone calls, you can reach out to the sterling Bank customer service center on the following numbers mobile numbers (+234) 0700STERLING, 070078375464, and 01-4484481-5. For email contact, you can reach them via


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  1. Please help me on how to open sterling bank account with my other bank bvn. I have been using *822# while not working at all.

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