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Cheque Books Of Six Banks To Be Invalid After December 31, 2017

After December 31, 2017, the old cheque books of those six banks that were merged with SBI will stand invalid.

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Cheque Books Of Six Banks To Be Invalid After December 31, 2017

SBI cheque books can be procured by mobile banking, visiting ATMs or the home branch.

The date is fast approaching! Only 19 more days are left for customers of those banks which were merged with State Bank of India (SBI) early this year to get new cheque books. After December 31, 2017, the old cheque books of those six banks that were merged with SBI will stand invalid.  Five associate banks of SBI and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank were merged with SBI with effect from April 1, 2017. After the merger, cheque books of the erstwhile associate banks and BMB were supposed to have been invalid after September 30, 2017.

The Reserve Bank of India, however, extended the due date for availing new cheque books of the former associates of SBI till December 31, 2017.

The merger of State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur (SBBJ), State Bank of Mysore (SBM), State Bank of Travancore (SBT), State Bank of Patiala (SBP), State Bank of Hyderabad (SBH) and BMB has now made SBI join the league of top 50 banks globally in terms of assets.


How to avail new SBI cheque books

The new SBI cheque books can be procured by mobile banking, visiting ATMs or the home branch, SBI had said earlier.
 

Here are 10 rules the new SBI bank account holders should be aware of:


1. The website address for availing net banking services post-merger is https://www.onlinesbi.com.

2. If you were an account holder of SBBJ/SBM/SBT/ SBP/ SBH, there is no need for you to register afresh for availing net banking services of SBI, states the website of SBI. You can login with the same username and login password for logging into OnlineSBI, the official website of the bank. However, username and password are case sensitive. If you are still unable to login, please lodge a complaint, said SBI.

3. The net banking features of associate banks are almost similar to those of SBI, states the official SBI website. After the merger, one can use all the facilities as they are.

4. There is no need to register your mobile number afresh after merger of your bank with SBI, clarified the bank on its site. The third party beneficiaries added and approved by you earlier will be available. The billers that were registered by you will be available in OnlineSBI even after the merger of your bank with SBI.

5. However, a customer has to register his email ID afresh in OnlineSBI.

6. The standing instructions/ scheduled bill payments earlier set by a customer will be executed on the due dates. There is no need to cancel those standing instructions post-merger.

7. There is a change in National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) and real time gross settlement (RTGS) charges. All transactions performed through IMPS or Immediate Payment Service (interbank / intra bank) will incur service charges as hitherto, said SBI.

8. Customers have to add existing SBI and associate banks' account holders as Intra Bank (within SBI) beneficiaries under the payments/transfers tab in OnlineSBI. The beneficiaries added under State Bank Group Transfer will be available in the system in Intra Bank.

9. For fund transfer between SBI and erstwhile associate banks, customers must select Intra bank option under Payments/Transfers > Third party Transfer (Within SBI - Accounts of Others) option in the net banking facility.

10. For resetting of password of SBI net banking, customers can visit any SBI branch. For provident fund applications also, one can visit any SBI branch. Fixed and recurring deposit products are available as per SBI Scheme.

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