Introducing Zenith Bank USSD payment channel

Your customers can now pay you using the Zenith Bank *966# payment channel

Zenith Bank USSD payment on Paystack

As a business owner, your customers should be able to pay you, however they prefer to pay you. This is why we’re excited to introduce a new payment option. Customers can now pay Nigeria-based merchants using Zenith Bank’s *966# channel.

This means customers in Nigeria now have the choice of four bank options within the Pay with USSD channel: Guaranty Trust Bank, United Bank for Africa, Sterling Bank, and now, Zenith Bank.

Zenith Pay with Bank

How Pay with USSD works

Once a customer of any of the four available banks selects their bank option, they'll see the special USSD code they'll need to dial into their phone. Doing this will trigger an automated USSD sequence which will guide the customer through authorising the transaction from their bank account.

Zenith Pay with Bank

How to enable Zenith Bank *966# collections

If you already have USSD enabled as a payment channel in your Paystack Dashboard, you don't need to do a thing - Zenith Bank *966# has already been enabled for you.

To confirm that you have USSD enabled, kindly visit the Preferences page of your Paystack Dashboard, and look at the "Accept payments via" section. If USSD is checked, your customers will be able to pay you via GTB *737#, UBA *919#, Sterling Bank *822#, and Zenith Bank *966#.

Preferences page

The benefit of collecting USSD payments via Paystack

In addition to high transaction success rates, all USSD payments processed through Paystack enjoy the benefits of being captured on the Paystack Dashboard, including harmonised financial reporting and exports, granular user permissions so that different members of your team can access transaction data, the ability to quickly issue refunds or manage disputes, and much more.


These new payment channels have exactly the same pricing as all other payments channels - there's no change in pricing. Kindly see the Pricing page for up-to-date pricing info.

Need any help?

Do you have any questions about USSD payments or suggestions? Send us an email at [email protected] — we’re happy to hear from you! ❤️✨

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