Over the years, the banking sector in India has come across phenomenal changes and the advent of internet banking has been the key reason behind this. All the banks in the country, including State Bank of India, have witnessed this transformation and it has led to a great improvement in the services provided to the customers.
One of the key aspects of modern baking services is CIF which stands for Customer Information File. This is a unique number related to a computerized file, which holds all the personal as well as account related information of the customer of the bank.
This number is of vital importance to the bank because it allows the bank to view the accounts of the customer, including key information such as account ownership and credit relationships.
It is the task of the bank to update the CIF on a daily basis so that the accuracy of the accounts is maintained. CIF includes additional information such as details of a customer, account types held by him, balances as well as transactions in these accounts.
The importance of CIF for the bank can be judged by the fact that the products and services are sold by the bank to the clients on the basis of CIF. Also you have to provide CIF number to transfer bank account one branch to other.
How to find the CIF number in SBI?
2. It may also appear on the first page of the cheque book, while another way to know your CIF number is to visit the branch personally and ask for it by giving your account number.
3. Call in any of toll free numbers of SBI 1800 11 2211, 1800 425 3800 or 080-26599990 and provide basic details in order to verify your identity. After verification, directly ask executive to provide cif number.
- In case you do not want to go to the branch, you can conveniently get your CIF number through the net banking portal of SBI. For this purpose, you will first have to login to the website of SBI.
- Then you will have to choose the account statement along with any two dates.
- The account summary page will appear and it will also display your CIF number, Ifs code, MICR code and other details.
This is the easiest way to access your CIF number in SBI.
Article Updated: 29 January, 2017