Customers of eight banks which had merged with other bigger lenders should note that from next month onwards their bank account numbers are expected to change.
These eight banks are – Vijaya Bank, Corporation Bank, Andhra Bank, Syndicate Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and Dena Bank.
The account holders of these eight banks should get a new cheque book and passbook issued as the ones they currently have will become invalid from April 1, 2021.
Punjab National National (PNB) has informed customers that the existing cheque books of United Bank of India and Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) will become invalid on April 1, 2021, and that the account holders should get new ones issued. The account holders of these banks should also find out the IFSC and MICR code.
The account holders of these eight banks are also required to update their account details such as mobile number, address, name of the nominee, etc. The customer should get a new cheque book and passbook issued from the bank with which their former banks had merged. After getting the new cheque book and passbook, account holders should update their banking details on the various financial instruments.