How to Register a Nomination with Online SBI

How to Register a Nomination

This tutorial teaches you, How to Register a Nomination for you Bank Account using State Bank Of India Internet Banking Facility, using Online SBI Website.

First of all understand, what is a nomination !

Bank account holders having deposit accounts in their individual names or in joint names of two or more individuals can appoint a nominee to their accounts.

Q1. What is Nomination?
Nomination is a facility that enables a deposit account holder(s) (individual or sole proprietor) or safe deposit locker holder(s) to nominate an individual, who can claim the proceeds of the deposit account(s) or contents of the safe deposit locker(s), post the demise of the original depositor(s) or locker holder(s).

Q2. What is the benefit of nomination?
The benefit of nomination is that in the event of death of an account holder(s) or locker holder(s), the Bank can release the account proceeds or contents of the locker to the nominee(s) without insisting upon a Succession Certificate, Letter of Administration or Court Order. The nominee holds the monies in the capacity of a Trustee on behalf of the legal heirs of the deceased account holder(s) or locker holder(s) and the Bank's liability is duly discharged on payment to the Nominee.

Q3. Who can nominate?

  • Bank account holders having deposit accounts in their individual names or in joint names of two or more individuals can appoint a nominee to their accounts.
  • A sole proprietor can appoint a nominee to the sole proprietorship account with the bank.
  • In the case of a deposit account in the name of a minor, nomination shall be made by a person lawfully entitled to act on behalf of the minor in respect of a deposit account.
  • Safe deposit locker holder(s) can appoint nominee(s) on their Safe deposit locker(s).
  • A nomination can be made only in respect of a deposit account which is held in the individual capacity of the depositor, and not in any representative capacity such as the holder of an office like Director of a Company, Secretary of an Association, partner of a firm, or Karta of an HUF.

Q4. How can I register a nomination?
Specific nomination forms need to be completed and submitted to the Bank for registering the nomination facility. Different forms are applicable to register nominations on deposit accounts and safe deposit lockers. The Bank will acknowledge receipt of the nomination form and send a confirmation of having recorded the same. This confirmation must be kept securely either with the deposit account holder or with the nominee, if the account holder so wishes.

But with State Bank of India, now you can Register or Change your nomination online.

Watch our tutorial video to understand Nomination facility, its benefits and how to register a Nomination for:

- Appointment of Nomination
- Cancellation of Nomination
- Variation of Nomination

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This is the procedure to register a nominee to your bank account.

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