First Bank Nigeria Mobile Banking: All You Need To Know

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Although popularly known as FirstBank by most Nigerians, First Bank of Nigeria is a very popular and trusted banking organization in Nigeria and Africa. This post will cover all you need to know about first bank Nigeria mobile banking and steps to install and activate the Firstmobile app on your mobile device.

As the most popular bank in Nigeria, FirstBank boasts of over 10 million active customers in the country.

That being said, all banks in Nigeria and the world are currently looking for a way or ways to make the banking experience of customers better and FirstBank is not an exception to this.

As the world is evolving digitally and moving from physical banking to internet banking FirstBank has also tried its best to create internet banking platforms for its users.

These platforms include the FirstBank mobile app(FirstMobile), first bank Nigeria internet banking portal and many other banking platforms which be used by its customers to perform some banking operations without having to be physically present at the bank.

For users who want to use their mobile phones for banking purposes, FirstBank introduced the FirstBank mobile banking app AKA FirstMobile. Features of this app include airtime recharge, checking bank account balance, generating bank statements, paying bills and many more exciting features.

This mobile app can run on all supported mobile operating systems like Android and iOS operating systems. With this platform, you can conveniently perform various banking operations from your mobile phones and Tablets.

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To get started with the first bank Nigeria mobile banking, all you need to do is to download the app from your app store(Google play store for Android devices and Apple app store for iOS devices) and configure it with the steps below.

Features Of The FirstBank Mobile App(FirstMobile)

Below are some of the banking operations which you can perform with the first bank Nigeria mobile banking application(FirstMobile).

  • Transfer funds to FirstBank accounts and other Nigerian bank accounts.
  • Get an overview or transaction history of your account
  • Request for bank statement of account
  • Airtime Recharge
  • Cable TV Payment
  • Bills Payment
  • Cheque Services
  • Book flight(s)
  • Book events and shows

First Bank Nigeria Mobile Banking: How To Get Started

Like is said earlier, to get started with first bank Nigeria mobile banking all you need to do is to download the FirstMobile mobile app from the app store on your phone(Google play store for Android devices and Apple app store for iOS devices).

Below are the links to get the FirstMobile app from the Andriod and iOS app stores respectively. If these links don’t work for you, try searching manually on the Appstore by yourself.

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How To Install And Activate The FirstMobile App

All banking apps need to be installed and activated with your banking details in order to work as expected. Below are the steps to follow when installing and activating the FirstBank mobile app.

Step 1 – After installing the app(which is very easy to do), launch the app and click on register. The Register option is only for those who haven’t used this app before.

If you have used it before, just skip the registration part of this section and simply Login.

Step 2 – Enter your card details on the form displayed on the screen(card name, number, CVV and pin). You’ll also need to create a strong password as it will be used to authenticate your account when you try to sign in again.

NOTE: Only input the card details of the ATM card given to you by FirstBank. Cards from other banks WON’T WORK!

Step 3 – After inputting the details of your card, a one time OTP code will be sent to the phone number linked to that card or your bank account.

Step 4 – When you get the OTP code on your phone, input it on the space provided on the screen to continue.

Step 5 – After the above step, you’ll be asked to create a 4-digit transaction pin which will be used to validate all transactions made on the app or with USSD codes.

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Step 6 – After creating your 4-digit transaction pin, click Done and you’re ready to start enjoying all the features of the FirstMobile app.


We hope that with this post, you should have understood how to use the FirstMobile app for internet banking. You can also use the first bank internet banking service on their official internet banking page via this link if you don’t feel comfortable with the mobile app.

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