How to Open a Bank Account Online in Nigeria

How to Open a Bank Account Online in Nigeria

Now you can open a bank account online in Nigeria with most Banks . All it takes is filling a simple form online and you should be a customer of the bank in a matter of minutes.

However opening an account online does not mean you will have the full privileges of a normal account opening done by filling a form presented to you by your bank.

How to Open a Bank Account Online in Nigeria

The online account opening give you an instant way to get an account number and receiving funds into the account but to withdraw you may have to walk down to the bank to present some required document and a passport at your own convenience.

Banks like Zenith Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank, Skye Bank, First Bank and some others gives you the ability to create your bank account online.


How to Open a GTBank Account Online

To Open a GTBank account online visit https//ao.gtbank.com/aowe/start.aspx
A new or existing customer can open an account online with GTBank. Simply select the “New Account” as a new customer or “Additional Account” as an existing customer.

Select the Personal Option
Select the account type (savings or current)
If you have a BVN enter this in the space provided for BVN and click on “Validate BVN” button.
Enter your Surname, First Name, Middle Name, Mobile Number, Email address and Location.
Click on the “Continue” button.

How to Open a Zenith Bank Account Online

To open a Zenith Bank account online visit https//www.zenithbank.com/onlineaccountopeningrequest.aspx
When the page opens fill in the required details below:

Country Of Residence
Account Type
State Of Origin
First Name
Other Names
Date Of Birth
Mothers’ Maiden Name
Means Of Id
Expiry Date
Contact Address
State Of Residence
Email Address
City Of Residence
Prefered Branch
Currency Type
Account Category
Mobile No


After filling the details above click on the “Submit” button.

How to Open an FCMB Bank Account Online

To open an FCMB account in the comfort of your home visit https://onlineaccount.fcmb.com/
You should be presented with a question asking if you are a resident of Nigeria, select the right option and head to the next page.

On the next page you are to select if you are a New customer or an already existing customer.
Next, You select the account type with the options: Current Account, Savings Account, Fixed Deposit and Foreign Currency. Select the right option and you would be presented with the various class of accounts under the selected option.

For instance, the Savings account option has Classic, Salary, E-Savings and Naira Wise Account.
Choose the preferred account type by clicking on the “Apply Now” button by the side. Or you can view more details if you are not sure of the option you want.
Next, you should be presented with a form to fill in your details such as:
First Name
Last Name
E-Mail Address
Mobile Number
Referral ID


After filling the above details click on “Start” button.
Please ensure you have your mobile phone with you as you will need it to complete the online form.

How to Open an Skye Bank Account Online

To open a Skye Bank account online visit https://accounts.skyebankng.com/skyeFlex/
Next click on the “Start Application” button.

Next, you are presented with the requirements for opening a bank account online. Click continue if you can provide the requirements.

Next, you are required to accept their terms and conditions by ticking the checkbox and clicking on the “Proceed with Application” button.


On the main form application page, fill in your details correctly and click on the “Submit Form” button.

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