How to Create a UBA Transfer PIN in 2024

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(United Bank for Africa) is one of Nigeria’s most prominent

tier 1 banks in Nigeria

and it has three major channels for customers to make transfers. They include ussd,

uba bank app

, and
uba internet banking.

Whichever channel you decide as a customer to use for transfers, you need a transfer pin that can be used for authentication and confirm that you’re truly the one trying to access your funds and make a transfer.

This article tackles just that. I’d be explaining how you can set up your transfer pin for these different channels. If that’s what you’re looking for, then read along!

How To Create UBA Transfer PIN For USSD

First thing to note in this process is that the phone number you intend to use must be the number registered to your uba bank account. Once you’ve confirmed this, follow the following steps to create your uba transfer pin. There are two cases where you setup a transfer pin for ussd:
  1. When you register a new phone number to ussd
  2. When you forget your current pin and you want to reset your ussd pin
Based on which case yours is, follow the instructions below to setup your pin

For New Pin Setup for USSD

Follow the instructions below if you’re registering a new number for ussd
  1. Dial *919# on your phone
  2. Choose between your card number or your account number to register
  3. Enter a secure four digit pin of your choice
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Reset Transfer PIN for USSD

Follow the steps below to create your pin
  1. Dial *919# on your mobile phone
  2. Select 6 on the ussd menu to go to the next page.
  3. Enter 8 on the next menu.
  4. Select 4 on the next menu for PIN setup
  5. Select your preferred method between ‘Using a prepaid card’ and ‘using your account number’
  6. Enter the old pin and reset with the new four digit pin you choose

How to Create UBA Transfer PIN for Bank App

Follow the steps below to create your transfer pin if you’re predominantly a uba mobile app user
  1. Download the uba mobile app from the Apple store or Google Playstore
  2. Open the Uba mobile app on your mobile phone
  3. Login to your account if you’ve set it up at your bank branch
  4. Click on ‘settings’ or ‘options’ tab
  5. You’d see an optino to ‘Create/Reset Transfer PIN’
  6. Follow the instructions in this section to create your transfer pin

How to Create Transfer PIN for UBA Internet Banking

These instructions below would guide you to setup your transfer pin if you predominantly us internet banking.
  1. Login to your uba internet banking account.
  2. Click on the Settings tab
  3. You’d see a ‘Create/Reset Transfer PIN’ option
  4. Click on it and follow the instructions

Safety Precautions for your transfer pin

  1. Don’t use the same number throughout.
  2. Don’t use public information e.g your date of birth, date of graudation, date of marriage, etc
  3. Alternate your transfer pin and don’t use the same pin for all your apps.
  4. Use a PIN that you can easily remember or have it saved in a secure password manager
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How can I create uba transfer pin without an atm card or debit card?

You need the last four digits of your card number. It’s necessary to authenticate that you’re the one trying to reset or create your transfer pin. Do well to visit your nearest bank branch to get a debit card


We’ve come to the end of this article on how to setup your uba pin for transfers. Were you able to get your situation resolve or did you have any issues? Let me know in the comment section and I’d be sure to assist you as soon as possible
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