Chequebooks for some customers to become invalid

Are you an SBI customer? These chequebooks will become invalid from 31st December 2017.

The SBI has asked the account holders to apply for new cheque books before December 31 to avoid any inconvenience. The customers can apply for the new cheque book by using internet banking, mobile banking or by visiting their home branch.

If you are an account holder of SBI’s erstwhile six associate banks including Bharatiya Mahila Bank, your chequebooks will become invalid from December 31. Earlier, the deadline was September 30, however, the State Bank of India later extended the date to the end of this months. In October, the state-run bank in a tweet said: “The validity of cheques of former associate banks has been extended till 31st December 2017. Apply now for a new SBI chequebook.”

The bank further asked the account holders to apply for new cheque books before the deadline to avoid any inconvenience. The customers can also apply for the new cheque book by using internet banking, mobile banking or by visiting the home branch.

he notification had come months after the government merged the SBI with its five associates and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank. The state-run SBI’s six subsidiary banks were Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Raipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Hyderabad and Bhartiya Mahila Bank.

Most changes with regard to name and IFSC Code have been done in New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Lucknow.

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