SBI, like other banks, requires certain customer information to operate your account. There comes the CIF number. CIF, which stands for Customer Information File, consolidates a customer’s account information including its account type, contact information, loan details and more. The CIF number is unique to each customer and is different from the account number. It is assigned and printed on the first page of the passbook or checkbook issued when you created the account. However, if you have lost or don’t have your passbook or checkbook, you can check CIF number with SBI through other methods as well. In this article, we will guide you how to check SBI CIF number online or through SMS, customer support and more.
What is SBI CIF Number?
Customer Information File or CIF is one of the most important regulations in the banking industry. It can be thought of as customer ID which includes KYC information like customer loans, residential address, photo ID and identification information as well as information about accounts. Banks including SBI use a person’s bank information to manage their accounts. CIF is usually an 11 digit number.
How to check CIF number online in SBI
In case, you don’t have your passbook or checkbook, there are many other methods to check CIF number with SBI online. Here are some of them:
Through the Yono app
- Use your account information to login after opening the app.
- Navigate to “Services”.
- On the next screen, select “Online Nomination”.
- Change the account type to “Transaction Account”.
- The statement of account will reflect your CIF number.
Using the Website
Net banking option is one of the easiest methods to find SBI CIF number online. The best thing about net banking is that it eliminates the need for you to visit an SBI branch to get account information.
- visit https://retail.onlinesbi.com/retail/login.htm To access SBI Net Banking site.
- Navigate to the “My Account” tab and then the “Profile” tab.
- From the dropdown menu, select “Account Summary”.
- From the drop-down menu select ‘View Nomination and PAN.”
- On the following screen, you will see your CIF number
Your account statement summary will also tell you your CIF number. Select the account number and statement period for the particular account and click “Submit”. The CIF number reflects the statement of account.
How to Check CIF Number in SBI via SMS
Currently, there is no direct way to send a message and find your CIF number. Your email address must be registered with your bank account. You can submit e-statement request through SMS. In your e-statement, you will find your CIF number.
To get an e-statement, send SMS to 09223866666 with the word ‘MSTMT’ in the subject line From your registered mobile number.
How to Check CIF Number in SBI by Call
You can get your CIF number by calling SBI helpline. You may be asked to provide certain details for authentication and identification by the executive at the other end of the line. You can ask them for your CIF number. SBI Customer Care can be contacted on 1800112211 or 18004253800.
Other Methods to Check SBI CIF Number
Your bank passbook will tell you your CIF number. Look for the CIF number at the bottom of the first page of your passbook.
You can also find your CIF number by visiting your nearest SBI branch. The banking executive may ask some details for your identity authentication. After providing the same, you will be given your CIF number.
You can also find your CIF number for me in the bank checkbook. Generally, the CIF number is printed on the first page of the checkbook.
Unfortunately, as of now, there is no way for you to find your CIF number from an SBI ATM.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Why do you need SBI CIF Number?
CIF number is required by the bank to reproduce the detailed information of the customer. You can get customer details, transactions, balances, account types and loan history.
2. Are CIF number and account number same?
No, although both CIF number and account number have 11 digits, the numbers are completely different. A person can have multiple accounts like savings, fixed, PPF, education loans, home loans and more. All these accounts have different numbers, but they all map to the same CIF or Customer ID.
3. How long is SBI CIF number?
SBI CIF number consists of 11 digits.
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Written By [Baji Infotech]