The SBI or the State Bank of India is one of the leading banks in India and it has been dominating the market for over decades. Initially termed as the Bank of Bengal, its headquarters have been now shifted to Bombay (Mumbai), one of the leading metropolitan cities in India. This fact alone gives this city all the leverage to amalgamate the branches of this bank under one unanimous one, The State Bank of India.
Over these past few decades, SBI has been held in high regards and has the highest number of consumer traffic in comparison to all the other banks in India. This is because of its outstanding customer service and credibility which never lets the users hold any grudges or negative feedbacks on it.
Due to the majority of the individuals are regular SBI customers, a special CIF number is assigned to each individual for authentication of personal identity to avoid crimes like identity theft and duplicity.
You can access your CIF number in many ways using both online as well as offline modes. Along with your CIF number, you can also access other account statement or related details.
Here are a few ways through which you can access your SBI Customer Information File (CIF):-
- Online Consultation : –
- The first step associated with online net banking to access your CIF number includes opening the official website of SBI which is http://www.onlinesbi.com.
- After opening this, you will have to click on ‘Login.’
- Under Login, you need to carefully enter your Id and password which has been assigned to you by the bank itself when you created your account.
- Once you have logged in, locate the option ‘Account Summary’ on the same page and click on it.
- Click on ‘View Nomination and Pan Card Details’ in order to access your CIF number along with your PAN Card number and your registration number.
- Offline Consultation through Passbook:-
If you are not confident enough to locate your CIF number using the online consultation method, take out the passbook assigned by the SBI bank to you to access and locate you CIF number on top of the passbook, right above your account number.
If you are still hesitant about following this method, there are other ways to gain access to your CIF number as well.
- Offline Consultation Through Check book:-
If you cannot find your CIF number on your passbook, you have a check book which is provided by the bank which contains your CIF number. Usually, it is written on the first page of your check book.
If you still cannot locate your CIF number you can always visit the nearest SBI bank and directly consult the management team there. Make sure you carry your passbook and identification proof with you.
- Get access through an E-Statement:-
And E-statement is an electronic or online statement given by the bank to you depending on your form of requesting them for one.
What you need to do is to either send an SMS to the bank from your registered phone number requesting them for an E-statement regarding your CIF number, or you can email them with your registered email id and request the same.
You will then receive an E-statement with which you will get an attached PDF. Open this and you will find your CIF number enclosed within it.
- Access to CIF through SBI App:-
The State Bank Anywhere App must be installed in your phone or laptop to gain access to your CIF number through it. All you have to do is:-
- Log in to the app with the necessary information.
- Go to the options ‘Services.’
- Click on ‘Online Nomination.’
- Choose your Account Number and view your CIF number.
Hopefully this step by step process has been helpful to you for gaining access to your CIF number either through an online process or through an offline process.