The Federal Government has insisted that the National Identity Number (NIN) is mandatory for transactions, including opening a bank account
Why do we need this information?
When signing up for your Umba account and we ask for you to enter your NIN, we do this to ensure that the personal details you provided match with the details seen on the National Identity Database. This makes it relatively easy to confirm and verify your identity.
Is my NIN safe with you?
Of course. We don't store this information or share your details with any third party.
We only ask for your NIN because we are legally required to do so by the Central Bank of Nigeria.