State Bank of India said that the customers of the erstwhile associate banks and the Bharatiya Mahila Bank (BMB), which merged with State Bank of India last year, should apply for new Cheque Book by March 31. Five erstwhile associate banks and BMB merged with State Bank of India with effect from April last year. State Bank of India had later asked the customers of these banks to get new cheque books.
However, the earlier deadline for the same was September 30, which was further extended to December 31, 2017. Now SBI said the customers of the merged banks can apply for new Cheque Book until March 31, 2018. The old cheque books of associate banks and BMB will not be valid after March 31, 2018, State Bank of India said.
Customers can apply for the new cheque books through internet banking (onlineSBI.com) and mobile banking or by visiting ATMs and SBI branches, SBI said. “Apply now and avoid inconvenience,” SBI said.
In terms of assets, State Bank of India joined the league of top 50 global banks post the merger of BMB and five erstwhile associate banks, namely, 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).
The website address after the merger of your bank (SBH/SBP/SBM/SBT/SBBJ) with State Bank of India is https://www.onlinesbi.com, according to SBI’s website. The net banking features of associate banks are almost similar to those of State Bank of India. There is no need you to register your mobile number afresh if your bank merged with State Bank of India.
The third party beneficiaries added and approved by you earlier are available, according to onlinesbi.com. It is not required to register your email ID afresh in OnlineSBI.
After the merger, State Bank of India changed names and IFSC codes of nearly 1,300 of its branches.
However, there is a change in NEFT/ RTGS charges. Service charges as applicable for State Bank of India customers are applicable for customers of associate banks.