Below is a list of Nigerian Interbank Settlement System (NIBSS) approved Bank Verification Number (BVN) centres outside Nigeria.
Online Integrated Solution (OIS)
- London: OIS Services, 56-57 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1JU, UK Opening times: Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri (9:00-12:00 then 14:00-16:00). Wednesday (9:30-12.00 then 14:00-16:00) 30 pounds enrolment fee. (Card payment only.) Tel: +44 (0) 20 7832 0001
- Leicester: OIS Services, St Georges House, 6 St Georges Way, Leicester LE1 1SH, UK Opening Times: Monday to Friday (9am – 4pm) 30 pounds enrolment fee. (Card payment only.) Tel: +44 (0) 7495 002 032
- Beirut: OIS Services, Jnah-Beirut Opposite Rafik Hariri University Hospital Mais 6 Building- 3Rd Floor P.O.Box 9 UNESCO Opening Times: 9am-4pm Enrollement fee: $45 or 68000 Lebanese Pounds Help Desk: email@example.com Tel: 009611845138
- Washington: OIS, Washington DMV, 11900 Parklawn Drive, Suite 160, Rockville, MD, 20852. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm) $45 enrolment fee. Payment method: Money order in favour of Online Integrated Solutions Inc. Tel: +1 301-231-7000
- Dubai: OIS SERVICES,22A (22nd floor), Silver Tower, Cluster I, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai, U.A.E. Opening times: Sunday to Thursday (9:00am – 4:00pm) 180 AED enrolment fee. Tel: +971 4 276 5448
- Johannesburg: OIS SERVICES, 6 Bolton Road Parkwood Rosebank, 2193. Johannesburg, SA. Opening times: Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri (9am-4.30pm), Wed (10am to 4.30pm) R615 enrolment fee. Payment method: Debit/Credit Card Tel: +27 112682376; +27 112682470
- Beijing: OIS SERVICES, Unit 1 Suite 1801, Kun Sha Building, 16 Xin Yuan Li Str, Chaoyang District, Beijing PRC. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9am – 4pm) RMB300 enrolment fee. Tel: +86-1084004549
- Shanghai: OIS SERVICES, Room 2025, 22/F, Catic Building, 212 Jiangning Road, Jing’an District, Shanghai, PRC. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9am – 4pm). RMB300 enrolment fee. Tel: +86-2122306696
- Guangzhou: OIS SERVICES, Unit 27/28, 41st Floor, R&F To-Win Building,30 Huaxia Rd, Tianhe District, Guangzhou PRC. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9am – 4pm). RMB300 enrolment fee. Tel: +862089196634
- Atlanta: OIS Services, Suite 204, 918 Holcomb bridge road, Roswell, Atlanta, GA 30076 Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm). $45 enrolment fee. Payment method: Money order in favour of Online Integrated Solutions Inc. Tel: +1 678 514 3263
- Houston: OIS Services, Suite 745, 9894 Bissonnet Street, Houston, TX 77036. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm). $45 enrolment fee. Payment method: Money order in favour of Online Integrated Solutions Inc. Tel: +1 713-771-1871
- New Delhi: OIS Services, C/O Central Board of Irrigation & Power Plot No. 4, Ground Floor, Institutional Area Opp.: Sarvodaya School Malcha Marg, Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110021, Delhi, India. Opening times: Monday to Friday (10:00am – 4:00pm). Rs3420 enrolment fee. Tel: +91 880 053 0119
- Rome: Online Integrated Solutions S.R.L., Via Sicilia, 30 00187 Rome, Italy. Opening times: Monday to Friday (10am – 4pm). €40 enrolment fee. Payment method: Credit or Debit card only
- Los Angeles: OIS Services, Suite 302, 11222 S. La Cienega Blvd Inglewood, CA. 90304. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm). $45 enrolment fee. Payment method: Money order in favour of Online Integrated Solutions Inc. Tel: +1 213 705 2978
- New York: 370 Lexington Ave, Suite 1505 New York, NY 10017. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm). $45 enrolment fee. Payment method: Credit or Debit Card, Money order in favour of Online Integrated Solutions Inc. Tel: +1 917 900 1114.
- Paris: 7 Rue Daru 75008 Paris, France (1st Floor). Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 12:30pm and 1:30pm – 4:00pm). €40 enrolment fee. Payment method: Cash. Tel: +3 3758 077 611
- Kuala Lumpur: 36.01 Level 36 Menara Citibank, 165 Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm). RM200 enrolment fee. Tel: +60321697000, +60321697003
- Ankara: OIS Services Danismanlik Ltd. Sri Kazim Ozalo MH. Koza SK. No:35/3 Cankaya/Ankara Opening times: Monday-Friday 9:30am-1:00pm then 2:00pm-4:00pm. 130 Turkish Lira enrolment fee. Payment method: Cash or Card. Tel: 00903124382175, 00903124382176
- The Hague: OIS Services First Floor Koningin Juliana Plein 10 2595 AA Den Haag Central Station, The Netherlands. €40 enrolment fee. Opening times: Monday to Friday (9am to 5pm). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Telephone no: 0031708915324
- AUSTRALIA – MELBOURNE
VFS Global (BVN Enrolment Centre) Suite 4, Level 12, 55 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria – 3000
- KENYA – NAIROBI
VFS Global (BVN Enrolment Centre) 5th Floor, Parkfield Building, Muthangari Drive, Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands, Nairobi
- NEW ZEALAND – AUCKLAND
VFS Global (BVN Enrolment Centre) 87-89 Albert Street, Ground Level, Suite 2, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
- SAUDI ARABIA – RIYADH
VFS Global, Dove Plaza (Hyper Panda), Umm Al Hamam Street, Riyadh
- INDIA – MUMBAI
VFS Global (BVN Enrolment Centre) Urmi Axis Building, Third Floor, Behind Famous Studio, Opp. E Moses Road
- CANADA – VANCOUVER
VFS Global (BVN Enrolment Centre) 580 Hornby Street – Unit 440 Vancouver, BC, V6C 3B6 Canada
- Dallas, TX, USA (Permanent location) Accondu Consulting 9450 Skillman Street Suite #120 Dallas, TX, 75243. Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00AM to 5:00PM, by appointment only. E-mail: email@example.com +1 (214) 763 5409
- New Jersey, USA (Permanent location) 70 Washington Road Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. Hours: M-F 9:00AM to 3:00PM. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org +1609 799 8896
- Shenzhen, China (Permanent location) Avante Electronic Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. 3/F, Building 7, Industrial Zone, Citang Village, Shang Mei Lin, Shenzhen, China. Hours: M-F 9:00AM to 5:00PM. E-mail: email@example.com +0755-83763739.
- Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania (Permanent location) Suite B106, 1st floor Alwahda Business Complex Bibi Titi Mohamed Road, Opp. Mnanzi Mmoja bus stop City Center, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Hours: M-F 9:00AM to 5:00PM, Sat 09:00AM to 2:00PM. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org +255766583871
Sterling Homes Plans To Reduce Housing Deficit
Sterling Homes Limited has said it is committed to working with the government through private public partnership to reduce housing deficit in all the geo-political zones in the country.
The Managing Director, Mr Kunle Adeyemi, said this during an event on the company’s rebranding organised as part of its 10th year anniversary in Lagos on Friday.
During the event, the company while expressing commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, unveiled its new logo with colours to define its mission and objections.
“We want to be present in all the six geo-political zones on Nigeria by providing affordable luxury homes, excellent torch. So for us, there is a need for us to rebrand and have a new direction and vision.
“We want to partner with the government on the present housing deficit; we want to embrace a public, private partnership with the government to reduce the deficit in every geo-political zone.”
The managing director said that one of its unique selling points was its after sales services which was top notch.
He said it ensured that its customers were taken through the journey of actualising their dreams of becoming home owners.
While noting that everyone deserved to have a comfortable home despite the economic situation, he said it had designed a structure payment plan with zero interest in some cases to help intending home owners.
He said it also had provisions for high breed options and developing areas to accommodate various income levels.
Before the end of the year, he said, Sterling Homes would be establishing new presence and projects in other regions.
Mutual Benefits Drives Financial Inclusion
Mutual Benefits Assurance Plc says it is committed to deepening financial inclusion and creating easy accessibility for insurance in the country.
A statement from the firm on Friday said it expressed this commitment when it inaugurated its South-West region franchise operations in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Managing Director, Mr Femi Asenuga, said this was part of its efforts to develop the insurance business and create values.
He said, “The role we all have to play is to be ambassadors of Mutual Benefits.
“A franchise is a well-known word and the way Mutual Benefits practices franchise is in our normal style of creating and adding value; we never rest.”
Asenuga said that the firm was working with stakeholders to increase awareness and take its message to the grassroots.
In developed economies, he said, insurance firms owned banks. He regretted that this was not the situation in Nigeria.
He said the firm would provide stakeholders with the platform and support to make them excel as a member.
The Managing Director, Mutual Benefits Life Assurance Limited, Mr Ademola Ifagbayi, appreciated the stakeholders and urged them to take advantage of the franchise.
The Group Managing Director, Odua Group, Mr Adewale Raji, in his address, advised stakeholders to be committed and showcase good character and integrity.
He said, “The Odua investment is owned by the six South-West governments and it is in our interest when economic, businesses and investment spreads across the South-West states.
“This is an opportunity for us to strengthen insurance penetration within the South-West states.”
CAC Sets Three-Hour Circle For Company Registration
The Corporate Affairs Commission on Sunday stated that following the successful deployment of an end-to-end registration module, it was now prioritising the reduction of the registration circle for new companies to just three hours before the end of year 2021.
Registrar-General of the commission, Garba Ababukar, gave the indication at a dinner in honour of the Chairman, Governing Board, CAC and Nigerian Ambassador Designate to the Kingdom of Spain, Ademola Seriki.
The commission disclosed this in series of tweets posted via its Twitter handle on Sunday.
“To achieve the target, the registrar-general said the commission was making arrangements to empower over 400 approving officers with working tools to process and approve registration applications either from home or anywhere necessary,” the agency stated.
Abubakar noted that the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic had adversely hampered CAC’s delivery timeline.
He, however, said the CAC was resolutely committed to serving its customers despite being forced to operate with less than 50 per cent of its workforce.
While bidding farewell to Seriki, the registrar-general said he received the news of his appointment with mix feelings as CAC was going to miss his tremendous support and guidance.
The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo, described the outgoing CAC Chairman as a man of immense pedigree and endowed with enormous potential to justify the confidence reposed in him by the president.
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