If you are a new customer of SBI Personal Banking, you must be worried about finding a CIF number. This CIF number is very important as it contains your information in bank data.
In this guide, you will get to know about how to find or get your CIF number not only in the Cheque book but also in other ways. Before I start telling you about how to find CIF number let’s discuss what it is.
What is CIF Number?
Technically, CIF stands for Customer Information File. All the valuable records or data related to you are stored in a digit format in this CIF number. However, the number of digits in the CIF number varies from bank to bank. There are 11 digits in the SBI CIF number.
This 11-digit CIF number is used by banks to decode the information of their customers about the loans, Demat, and KYC (identity proof & address proof)
The CIF number is unique to everyone. This means, my and your CIF number can not be the same. Moreover, it helps other banks to track the information about the customer(s) of their different accounts in one place. Crazy right… This makes avoid fraudulent activities while sanctioning loans or any other transactions.
You can think of your CIF as well as your Account number as an AADHAR number. Both are unique and contain sensitive data about you. Moreover, there is no provision for sharing your CIF number with anyone.
How to Find CIF Number in SBI?
It is an easy task to find/get your CIF number of SBI bank account. There are two ways to find it.
It is up to you what platform you want to choose or comfortable for you.
In Online mode, you can find CIF number through
- Net Banking (INB)
- Mobile App (SBI YONO).
In offline mode,
- Bank Passbook
- Cheque Book
- Branch visit
- Customer care (Toll-free: 1800 425 3800)
Find CIF Number through SBI Net Banking
If you have an active SBI net banking account then you can find your CIF number within a few seconds.
Step 1: Log in to SBI net banking official website.
Step 2: Click the Login button as shown in the image.
Step 3: Now, Click the Continue button and enter your SBI net banking credentials. i.e. Username & Password and fill the captcha.
Step 4: Check the “Account Statement” section on the left side. Click on it.
Step 5: Now, you can check the account statement by four different modes. In this case, I’m checking it by Month. Select Month and then click the “Go” button.
Step 6: This is the last step and here you can see clearly your CIF number online.
Find CIF Number in Mobile App
You can easily find your CIF number on SBI Yono Lite mobile app.
Find CIF Number in Bank Passbook
I hope you have a passbook for the SBI bank account. There you can see clearly written as CIF Number above the Account Number. You can find the CIF number on the first page or main page of the passbook.
Find CIF Number in Cheque Book
You can easily find your CIF number printed on the first page of your cheque book. You may also get your CIF number in the event that it is imprinted on the cheque book issued by the bank to you.
Find CIF Number through Branch visit
For this, you have to visit your home branch to know your CIF number. Any bank employee will help you to get your number.
They may ask for identity verification or your account number. So, be ready for it.
Find CIF number through Customer Care
If you don’t have access to the SBI net banking or finding it difficult in Pass Book and Mobile App then you can call customer care. There is a toll-free number for SBI help. For this you need to do the following:
- Take your Mobile phone and dial 1800 425 3800
- You have to choose the desired section in IVR for the CIF number
- The representative may ask for the Account number
This is one of the easiest ways to get your CIF number by not visiting anywhere.
Now, tell me to have you got your CIF number or not. Which method do you like the most? I got my CIF number through the net banking login and Bank Passbook. The methods that I mentioned above are very easy and I hope you got your unique CIF number now. If you face any issues with those methods then comment below. I would love to help you.