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This is Why Banks Request for Your Utility Bill

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“Err, sir, you will have to provide a utility bill for each of the last three months”.

Does the above line sound familiar? Sure, it does.

It can be quite frustrating when you walk into a bank to open a new account, upgrade an existing account or carry out a certain transaction and they request a utility bill. Sometimes you wonder if it is really essential, especially when you have no way of getting it at that moment.

Then go ahead to wonder why exactly they need this.

So why do financial institutions request for your utility bill?

Utility Bills are the easiest way to prove that you actually live at the address you claim to. Paying for electricity is an important duty of a homeowner or a resident. If you really claim to live somewhere, they want to see evidence of your stay there. In cases of loans and requests, a utility can be used to track your spending, how you keep to deadlines, how you treat basic and essential needs.

Many users do not think they can get their Utility Bills online. Well, this is false. We have news for you – The good news is you can process your Utility Bill whenever you Purchase Units on and it’s absolutely free!

How to process a utility bill

On, we have created a convenient way to get your utility bill. You can access this if you use either our website or Mobile App.

Simply follow the steps below:

On the Mobile App:

  1. On the homepage, click on ‘order history
  2. This will lead you to all the transactions you’ve made on Buypower with your account.
  3. Click on whichever transaction you want to process and scroll till you see the ‘Save as PDF’ icon.
  4. Tapping on that icon would save the utility bill on your phone as a PDF file which you can print out later.

On the Web:

  1. Once logged in on the homepage, click on ‘Click here to buy electricity’.
  2. On the navigation bar slightly below the top right-hand corner, click on ‘Transaction History’.
  3. This will lead you to every transaction you’ve made on Buypower with your account.
  4. Click on the transaction you want to process and scroll down until you see the ‘Print Receipt’ icon.
  5. Click on the icon and then save. The bill will be automatically saved on your device and if you are connected to a printer, you can proceed to print it out.

Please note that both prepaid and postpaid users can print their utility bills on

So, next time you’re thinking twice about buying Electricity online because there’d be no Utility Bill, think again. We got you.

If you want to process a utility bill right now, Visit the website or Download our Mobile App.

The ultimate guide to buy or recharge electricity online in Nigeria


Buying or recharging your prepaid electricity meter, unlike previous times, is now easier than you can imagine. The entry of technology has eliminated the long queues which are usually identified with evenings at the premises of most power holding companies in Nigeria. At this time, a huge number of people returning from office work find time to buy and recharge their electricity.

But now, the tide has changed. It is time you save yourself the stress of being a victim of long queues in bank. And buy electricity units from the comfort of your homes and offices. Hence, you save time, resource and strength. What else?

This guide is meant for you as long as you have a prepaid meter.

How to buy or recharge electricity online in Nigeria.

While there are other more stressful ways you can buy or recharge your electricity offline, we decided to show you the best way to do it online. This is because of its less stressful nature, time consuming and resource saving advantage. Stay with us.

Buypower, as the name implies, is an online platform that allows you to buy electricity units online. So, once you’re out of electricity units, recharging for more is now as simple as using a mobile app, logging into a web browser or dialing a mobile shortcode. Don’t worry, let us walk you through it.

A Step by Step guide:

1. Visit [or download the Buypower app] and login or register if you don’t have an account.
2. Once you login, you would be taken to the order page.
3. On the order page, enter your Meter number, the amount [in naira] of electricity you want to purchase, and select the payment method.
[You can make payments via card, bank transfers and more]
4. Accept terms and conditions, and proceed to make payments.
5. Receive your generated token and insert into your meter.
Annnnd that’s all.

How to buy or recharge electricity without internet connectivity

Ah, you don’t have a smartphone or access to internet? Chill, you can still buy units for your prepaid meter by dialing the USSD code *402*00009548*AMOUNT

Still have questions? Check our frequently asked questions here. Or call 0908-749-3044 our 24-hour support.