How to Transfer Money from UBA and When to Use the Sort or SWIFT Codes

To transfer money from UBA, you can use the mobile app, internet banking, ATM, or the USSD/transfer code. The Sort or SWIFT code is used for international money transfers.

Making money transfers from one bank to another has long been made easy with the introduction of the different mobile and internet banking options. Hence, in just a few steps, transferring money from UBA to other bank accounts can be achieved. Learn about the UBA transfer codes and various methods you can transfer money from your UBA accounts to other accounts or banks.

How to Transfer Money from UBA Account to another Account

There are several means to transfer money from UBA accounts to other accounts. UBA has made transfers of funds much easier for its customers with the introduction of different transfer methods. So far, UBA fund transfers can be done through the following means:

  • App
  • USSD
  • ATM
  • Going to a branch

How UBA Mobile Banking APP Works

The UBA’s mobile banking app offers you the opportunity not only to make all money transfers but it is also for Airtime Buying, DSTV Renewals, GoTV subscriptions, travel tickets, Bill payments, and other Banking Transactions. As a leading pan-African financial services group, UBA offers its customers internet and mobile banking to make banking activities easier. However, to be able to effectively use the app, you must first have an account with UBA. If you already have an account with UBA, you can go ahead and activate the UBA app

How To Register and Activate UBA Mobile Banking App

  • Download the UBA mobile banking app on Google Play Store, available for android and iOS operating systems.
  • For Android phone users Login to Google Play Store or click here to access the link.
  • For iPhone users, log in to the App Store or click here.
  • Scroll to the search area of the site and enter UBA mobile app
  • Install the app on your mobile device and launch it at once
  • As a new user, you will need to click on register and select Nigeria from the list of options.
  • You will be required to choose your registration option among which is;
    • enroll with UBA card,
    • account number/secure pass,
    • branch activation code.
  • Follow the prompts to complete the activation.
  • You will then need to sign up for a UBA secure pass which will authorize your transaction by generating a token/OTP at any given time

Note: If you already have the UBA secure pass (token) for internet banking, you can easily go on with your transactions.

How to Transfer Money Using UBA Mobile Banking APP

To transfer money using the UBA Bank Nigeria mobile banking app, follow these fundamental steps:

  1. Open the UBA Mobile banking app on your phone
  2. Log in to the App using your mobile number ( or username used when creating the account) and password.
  3. Click on the combined 3 short-dashed icons at the top left of your screen and then click on transfer money.
  4. A menu containing your account details will appear, select the account you are transferring from (for people that have more than one account with UBA)
  5. Select the bank account you want to transfer money to and fill in the necessary details required
  6. Click the transfer button to confirm and complete the transaction.

You’ll receive an instant pop-up notification which will be followed by an SMS showing that your transaction has been successfully carried out.

UBA Transfer Code for Sending Money

The UBA transfer/USSD code for sending money is *919#. It is true that the UBA USSD code has made banking much easier. You now don’t need to visit the banking premises to make transfers as the UBA Money Transfer Codes are available for use 24/7. Also known as the UBA Magic code, the UBA USSD code is a set of codes that enables the bank’s customer to transfer money from a UBA account to other accounts using a mobile phone without the use of an internet connection.

The UBA USSD code works on any mobile device with a mobile number that is duly registered with the bank. Preferably, the number you used when creating your account with UBA. Interestingly, the UBA USSD code perfectly works on all mobile networks; MTN, Etisalat, Glo, and Airtel lines.

How to Activate UBA Transfer Code

To activate UBA transfer code, you can use the following steps:

  1. Using the line/SIM/phone number you opened your UBA Bank account with, dial *919#.
  2. Accept the UBA mobile banking terms (charges) by selecting “Accept”.
  3. Select the option to sign up for the UBA USSD code or “Change PIN”.
  4. Choose between registering with a NUBAN account number or UBA prepaid.
  5. If you’re a UBA prepaid customer, select the “Prepaid with PIN” option.

Alternatively, you can activate your UBA transfer code without using an ATM or debit card by dialing *919*0# and following the on-screen prompts

How to Create and Activate UBA Transfer Code With ATM Card

To create and activate a UBA transfer code with an ATM card, follow the steps below. Note that all UBA Bank customers can enjoy the services provided by the UBA magic code. However, before you can use the USSD code, you are required to create a mobile transfer PIN which you will use for your transactions.

  • Dial the UBA Ussd Code *919#.
  • An on-screen introductory message will automatically appear.
  • Press 1 to start the sign-up process for the UBA Ussd Code and choose between running the registration with your Account Number or the UBA Prepaid.
  • Choose the UBA prepaid with the PIN if you registered for the UBA prepaid account.
  • Use the option Account with PIN if you don’t have a UBA prepaid account.
  • Insert the 10 digits account number or the prepaid number as the case may be.
  • Choose your UBA Ussd Code 4-digit PIN. (The last 4 digits on your UBA Debit card will be required here.)
  • Confirm your PIN creation to complete the activation process.
  • If you have carefully followed these steps, then be assured that your UBA transfer code has been activated.

UBA Transfer Code Without ATM Card

The UBA transfer code without an ATM card is *919#. This code enables you to send money to another bank account, buy airtime, check your account balance, and more. To activate or create your UBA transfer code without using an ATM or debit card, dial *919*0# and follow the on-screen prompts. Once you have activated your UBA mobile banking on your phone, you can use the UBA transfer codes to open a UBA account, send money between UBA accounts, from UBA to other banks, pay bills, buy airtime, check your account balance, access your bank statement, and more.

How to Create UBA Transfer Pin

To create a UBA transfer PIN without a debit card, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Dial *919*0# on your mobile phone.
  2. Tap the ‘Number 1’ icon which represents the ‘Sign Up’ feature.
  3. Sign up for the ‘Account with Pin’ feature.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts. Ensure that you do all of these things with the number with which you used to register your bank account.
  5. Type in the pin you want to use for transferring money.
  6. You can now start with any transfer transaction.

If you have a UBA debit card, you can also create a transfer pin by dialing *919# and following the instructions.

How To Transfer Funds Using The UBA USSD Code

  • Dial the magic code *919#.
  • Press 5 to select send money.
  • Take a payment option.
  • Add the recipient account number.
  • Enter your PIN.

Note: (1) If you don’t want to go through the long process listed above, simply dial 919*3# and follow the on-screen command for money transfers from your UBA account to another UBA account number.

Uba Transfer Code to Another Bank

If you want to transfer money to other bank holders in Nigeria, like Access bank, GTB, and first bank, the following steps will guide you to do so

  • To send cash to users of another bank, just dial *919*4# and follow the
    on-screen command.
  • Alternatively, you can dial *919*4*number of the account*amount # i.e. * 919 *4*1234512367*2000 #

Note: For transfers above N20,000, you will need a Secure Pass (in the form of a
token) or you can use the mobile banking app as explained above.

How to Use UBA ATM for Cash Transfer

To transfer money using the UBA ATM, note the following. UBA offers four different debit cards – Debit Mastercard, Verve Card, Gold Master Card, UBA Platinum Master Card. Each of these cards enables you to withdraw or transfer cash at the various UBA ATMs. To have any of these cards, you will need

  • Active savings or current account
  • Completed and signed Debit Card Application Form

To transfer money to another bank using UBA ATM;

  • Simply locate any UBA ATM nearest to you,
  • Insert your ATM card into the machine and type in your four-digit password
  • Opt for ‘Fund Transfer’ or ‘Quick Transfer’
  • Carefully add the details of the beneficiary
  • Type in the amount you wish to transfer
  • You will have to re-confirm the details to avoid any incorrect money transfer
  • You will get the notification of the successful or failed attempt on the display screen.

Note: You may receive the bank’s message on your email and on your registered mobile number after the transaction. You can get the printed slip from the ATM to check your balance.

How to Transfer Money Using ATM Biometric Cash Transfer

In case you lost your ATM card and you urgently need to transfer money to another account number, do not worry as you can also do so via ATM biometrics.

To send money to another account Using UBA ATM biometrics:

What is the Swift Code for UBA Money Transfer?

The swift code for the United Bank for Africa Nigeria (UBA) head office is UNAFNGLA while UNNAFNGLA181 represents the swift code for a branch of UBA in Lagos Nigeria. Swift (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) code is a set of alphanumeric characters that are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international money transfers. The swift code for all Nigerian banks consists of 8 to 11 characters. When the code has eight characters, it means the swift code is for the bank’s head office but if the characters are up to eleven, the last characters represent the swift code for the bank’s branch.

SWIFT Codes for all UBA Main Branches in Nigeria

UBA Branch Name Swift Code
UBA Registrars UNAFNGLA181
UBA Aba Main Branch UNAFNGLA088
UBA Abuja Branch UNAFNGLA114
UBA Akure Branch UNAFNGLA056
UBA Asaba Branch UNAFNGLA175
UBA Awka Branch UNAFNGLA164
UBA Bauchi Branch UNAFNGLA030
UBA Benin (City) Branch UNAFNGLA044
UBA Calaba Branch UNAFNGLA094
UBA Enugu Branch UNAFNGLA084
UBA Gombe Branch UNAFNGLA152
UBA Ibadan Main Branch UNAFNGLA040
UBA Ilorin Branch UNAFNGLA049
UBA Jos Branch UNAFNGLA098
UBA Kaduna North Branch UNAFNGLA062
UBA Kaduna South Branch UNAFNGLA064
UBA Kano Main Branch UNAFNGLA060
UBA Katsina Branch UNAFNGLA125
UBA Lokoja Branch UNAFNGLA127
UBA Maiduguri Branch UNAFNGLA067
UBA Makurdi Branch UNAFNGLA031
UBA Minna Branch UNAFNGLA099
UBA Ondo Branch UNAFNGLA115
UBA Oshogbo Branch UNAFNGLA022
UBA Owerri Branch UNAFNGLA087
UBA Oyo Branch UNAFNGLA087
UBA Port Harcout Branch UNAFNGLA080
UBA Sokoto Branch UNAFNGLA070
UBA Umuahia Branch UNAFNGLA141
UBA Uyo Branch UNAFNGLA024
UBA Warri Branch UNAFNGLA048
UBA Yola Branch UNAFNGLA048
UBA Zaria Branch UNAFNGLA065



What Is UBA USSD Transfer Code?

The USSD code for United Bank for Africa (UBA) is *919#. This code can be used to transfer money from a UBA account to another UBA user or other banks. The USSD code can only work with the mobile phone number linked to your bank account. That is, the same number you receive SMS alerts on. If your number is not linked, you should visit your bank to register it for mobile money transfer. The USSD code for UBA Bank allows customers to perform the following transactions using their mobile phones: Open a UBA account, transfer money from UBA to other banks, buy airtime, pay bills, and access a mini account statement.

What Is the UBA Savings Account Transfer Limit?

The savings account transfer default limit is N200,000 with PIN and N1 million with the Secure Pass. To increase your limit up to 5 million, you have to fulfill the e-indemnity on the app.


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