SBI, like other banks, requires certain customer information to run your account. That is where the CIF number comes in. CIF, which stands for Customer Information File, consolidates a customer’s account information, including its account type, contact information, loan details, and much more. The CIF number is unique to every customer and different from the account number. It is assigned and printed in the passbook or the first page of the chequebook that is issued when you create an account. However, in case you have lost or don’t have the passbook or chequebook around, there is an option to check the CIF number in SBI through other methods as well. In this article, we will guide you through how to check the SBI CIF number online or via SMS, customer support, and more.
What is SBI CIF number?
Customer information file or CIF is one of the most important terms in the banking industry. It can be assumed as a customer ID, which holds information about the customer loans, KYC information like residence address, photo ID, and identity information as well as accounts. Banks, including SBI, use the person’s bank information to run their accounts. The CIF is usually an 11-digit number.
How to check CIF number in SBI online
In case, you don’t have your passbook or chequebook around, there are various other methods to check CIF number in SBI online. Here are some of them:
Via YONO app
- Use your account information to log in after opening the app.
- Navigate to “services.”
- On the next screen, select “online nomination.”
- Switch the account type to “transaction account.”
- The account statement will reflect your CIF number.
The net banking option is one of the easiest methods of finding an SBI CIF number online. The best part about net banking is that it removes the need for you to visit the SBI branch to obtain account information.
- Visit https://retail.onlinesbi.com/retail/login.htm to access SBI net banking site.
- Navigate to the “my account” tab and then to the “profile” tab.
- From the dropdown menu, select “account summary.”
- Select ‘View Nomination and PAN from the drop-down menu.”
- On the following screen, you will be able to look at your CIF number
Your account statement summary can also tell you your CIF number. Select the account number and the statement period for that particular account and click “submit.” The CIF number will reflect the account statement.
How to check the CIF number in SBI via SMS
Currently, there is no direct way to send a message and find your CIF number. Your email address needs to be registered with your bank account. You can via SMS then submit an e-statement request. On your e-statement, you’ll find your CIF number.
To get the e-statement, send an SMS to 09223866666 with the word ‘MSTMT’ in the subject line from your registered mobile number.
How to check CIF number in SBI via call
Calling the SBI helpline can help you get your CIF number. You may be asked to provide some details for authentication and identification by the executive on the other end of the line. You can then ask them for your CIF number. SBI customer care can be reached at 1800112211 or 18004253800.
Other methods to check SBI CIF number
Your bank passbook can tell you your CIF number. Simply 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 for some details for authentication of your identification. Upon providing the same, you will be given your CIF number.
You can also find out your CIF number for me in a bank chequebook. Usually, the CIF number is printed on the first page of a chequebook.
Unfortunately, as of now, there is no way you can find out your CIF number from an SBI ATM.
1. Why do you need an SBI CIF number?
A bank requires the CIF number to reproduce the detailed information of a customer. You can get customer details, transactions, balances, account types, and loan history, amongst others.
2. Are the CIF number and account number the same?
No, the CIF number and account number are different even though both have 11 digits, the numbers are entirely different. An individual may have multiple accounts such as savings, fixed, PPF, education loans, home loans, and more. All these accounts will have different numbers, but they are all mapped to the same CIF or customer ID.
3. How long is the SBI CIF number?
The SBI CIF number is 11 digits long.