We usually open a bank account in a bank with the nearest branch from our home. This helps us in maintaining our account easily and visiting the bank branch whenever in need.
But, sometimes when we change our home to other locations, we cannot get the same convenience and therefore, becomes important to transfer our bank branch to another branch.
SBI offers a bank branch transfer option to other SBI bank branches using both online and offline methods. In this article, we will discuss how to transfer an SBI account to another branch using both online and offline methods.
How to Transfer SBI Account to Another Branch: Complete Process
The following are different methods to transfer the SBI account to another bank branch-
You can use SBI mobile app-YONO and SBI Net banking to transfer your bank branch online. It is the most convenient way to transfer the bank account as you can do it remotely from anywhere. The following are the step by step process of transferring bank account from one branch to another-
Using Net Banking
- Visit the official Net Banking portal of SBI and log in using your customerID and Password
- After logging in, click on the “eServices” tab followed by clicking on the “Transfer of savings account” button
- Now, select the account you want to transfer
- After selecting the account, you have to enter the bank branch details like bank IFSC Code, branch code, etc. of the bank branch where you want your account to get transferred
- Accept the terms and conditions and click on the submit button
- After clicking on the submit button, an OTP will be sent to your registered mobile number which you have to enter in the given field
- After entering the OTP, your account transfer process will begin and you’ll be notified about the branch transfer via SMS
Using the SBI YONO app
- Open the SBI YONO app and login into your account using your login credentials
- After logging in, click on the services tab followed by clicking on the Transfer your bank account button
- Now, select the account that you want to transfer followed by entering your bank branch details like bank IFSC Code, branch code, etc.
- A confirmation pop-up will appear which you have to confirm by clicking on the confirm button
- After confirming, you have to click on the submit button and your request for SBI Branch change will be initiated
- You’ll be notified about the bank branch transfer once your branch location has changed
You can also visit your current bank branch and get your bank branch transferred. The following are the step by step methods to transfer bank branches using the offline method-
- Visit the bank branch where you have your account and ask the bank employee for an account transfer form
- Fill the form with correct details and ensure you have mentioned the bank branch code and IFSC Code of the branch where you want to transfer your account is also mentioned
- After filling the form, you have to submit the filled form to the bank employee along with the PAN Card or Aadhaar card for an identity check. You also have to submit a letter to the bank manager requesting for branch change
Branch Change Request Application Format
To, The Branch Manager, (Name of the Branch), (City Name) Subject: SBI Account Transfer application: (Account Number) from (Old SBI Branch Name) to (New SBI Branch Name). Respected Sir/Madam, I wanted to request you to transfer my Savings Account-( Ac/No.) with CIF No.-(CIF Number) from your branch(old branch name and code) to a new bank(New bank branch with code). I have provided all the necessary KYC documents and forms as per the guideline mentioned by the bank. I hereby request you to allow my account to be transferred from your bank account to another bank branch. With Regards, (Your Name) (Your Signature)
Steps to Follow After the Bank Branch Change
After your bank branch has changed to a new branch, your cheque book will become invalid and you have to apply for a new cheque book in your current bank branch. The process for applying for a new cheque book is as follows-
- Visit the official SBI Net banking portal and login using your user ID and Password
- After logging in, click on the ‘Request & Enquires’ button followed by clicking on cheque book services
- Now, from the given option choose the cheque book request option
- After clicking on the cheque book request option, select the account you want the cheque book for
- After filling in the required details, click on the submit button
- Now, confirm your request, select the delivery address followed by clicking on the submit button
- Your request for a new cheque book is initiated and you’ll receive your cheque book via post
Note- You can also request for cheque book by visiting your bank branch and submitting the first page of your cheque book. You’ll receive your cheque book via post.
Yes, every bank branch has a unique IFSC Code and with the bank branch changed your bank IFSC Code will also be changed.
No, your account number is a unique number associated with your CIF number. It does not change with the bank branch.
The bank branch transfer might take a week or so. You can contact the SBI bank branch for updates.
No, there are no charges for bank branch transfers.
Whenever your transfer a bank account from one branch to another your linked accounts like PPF, and FD also get hosted to your new bank branch. You can use your debit card and cheque book as always until the expiry and after the expiry, you can start your apply for a debit card or cheque book at your new bank branch.