FirstMobile App: How To Download, Activate And Use FirstMobile App

Okechukwu Solomon March 21, 2018

First Bank Nigeria like it’s name entails is Nigeria’s first bank ever, it was launched in the year 1894. Meaning it has been in existent for more than 125 years now.This post will explain to anything you need to know about the first bank mobile banking app and how to get started with it.


First Bank Nigeria, has created easy ways for their customers to perform banking transactions, without visiting any First Bank Branch. They’ve been able to achieve this by creating their Internet Mobile USSD banking, Banking platform, Mobile Banking App and other helpful services.

About The First Bank Mobile Money Banking

First Bank mobile banking transfer platform is one of the best, fastest and most secure mobile banking platforms in Nigeria. Unlike other banks, it is even possible for customers without ATM Debit Cards to access the Mobile Banking Platform

There are lots of transactions you can perform with First Bank Mobile Banking Application, with it’s special USSD code being *894#. You can check your account balance, transfer funds(money) from your account to another account (both for first bank and other banks in Nigeria), buy airtime for yourself and or others and so much more.

How To Get Started And Activate The App


  • Navigate to to your phone’s App Store and search for the keyword FirstMonile,  
  • Download and Install the one with First Bank’s Logo.
  • Launch the App.
  • Click on “Register”
  • Enter your First Bank issued Naira Master Card or Visa card details and pin.
  • An OTP code would be sent to the phone number linked to your First Bank Account.
  • Enter the OTP code.
  • Create a unique 5-digits pin, called “MPIN” which you will be using for subsequent logins.
  • Choose two security questions and answer it.
  • Create à 4-digit transaction pin that you’ll be using to authenticate or confirm transactions.

How To Check Your Account Balance with FirstMobile

If you want to check your first bank account balance just Login into the App.
Your account balance for your account(s) would be displayed to you On the homepage of your account once you login.

How To Transfer Funds With FirstBank Mobile App


  1. Login into the App.
  2. Click on the Menu Button.
  3. From the drop down, select “Transfer Money”.
  4. Select the Account that you wish to transfer to, if it is your other First Bank Account or another First Bank customer’s account, other banks or the other listed account options.
  5. Input the details of the Account you wish to transfer to and the amount.
  6. Enter your 4-digits transaction pin to authenticate the transaction.


NOTE: There’s a limit to amount you can transfer with the transaction pin. If you want your transaction limit to be increased, apply for a hardware token at a First Bank branch close to you.

How To Buy Airtime with First Bank Mobile App


  1. Login into the App.
  2. Click on the Menu Button.
  3. From the drop down, select “Buy Airtime”.
  4. Select the network you wish to buy airtime from on the next page, .
  5. Input the number and the amount you wish to transfer.
  6. Enter your 4-digits transaction pin to confirm the purchase of the airtime.

How To Change Your First Mobile MPin Or Transaction Pin


  1. Login into the App.
  2. Click on the Menu Button.
  3. From the drop down, select “Account Settings”.
  4. Click on change mPin or Transaction Pin (whichever you wish to do).
  5. Input your old mpin or transaction pin.
  6. Enter your new preferred mPin or Transaction pin.

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