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Several banks in Nigeria today are launching different services to make life stress free for their customers, one of these services launched by several banks today is the USSD CODE MOBILE BANKING. USSD which stands for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data enables their customers to make money transfer, airtime recharge, check account balance, bills payment etc 24/7, all this can be done with your mobile phone that doesn't necessarily have to be an expensive smartphone.

This is great news for Sterling Bank customers who have felt left out for a while. Sterling Bank  - The One Customer Bank have launched similar service for it's customers to recharge their phones directly from their bank account VIA USSD CODE. This code called the *822#  One Code with Many Solutions works like magic and you can get the most from your investments with a variety of products in both foreign and local currency.

*822# Service Registration
You can automatically register for the service if you are an account holder by dialing *822*1*NUBAN# OR the system automatically prompts you to register when you try any transaction. As part of the registration process, you will be required to create a PIN to enable you access the Intra and Inter Bank transfer services on the USSD platform. Corporate account holders are not eligible.

Account Opening:
If you are not a Sterling Bank account holder and you wish to be one you can also benefit from this service by following this steps:
  • Dial *822*7#
  • Follow the instruction carefully and a tier 1 Kia-Kia savings account will be opened.

Sterling Bank Recharge Code
You can buy airtime by simply dialing *822*AMOUNT# for yourself and *822*AMOUNT*MOBILE NO# for others. You can buy up to N5000 airtime in a single purchase, and N20,000 limit per day.
NOTE: For airtime purchase on Airtel & GLO, you do not need to have airtime on your phone. However, for MTN & Etisalat, you need a minimum of N5 to access a USSD service.

Money Transfer Codes
  • Transfer within Sterling Bank: Dial *822# and follow the prompt OR dial *822*4*AMOUNT*NUBAN#
  • Transfer to other banks: Dial  *822*5*AMOUNT*NUBAN#. Charges apply
You can transfer up to N50,000 per transaction and N100,000 daily limit for savings and current account.

Account Balance/ Account No. Enquiry:
You can check your account balance by dialing *822*6# as well as get your account number by dialing *822*8#. You can also dial *822# and select 6 to check your balance or 8 to check your account number. Charges apply

Pin Reset:
  • Dial *822#
  • Select PIN reset
  • Provide your 10 digit NUBAN account number and your BVN to validate your request
  • You will be prompted to create a new PIN.

For assistance, additional queries and support using *822# kindly contact Sterling Bank Contact Centre on 070078375464 or send an email to customercare@sterlingbankng.com.
You can also get live help with the Sterling Bank Live Chat

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