Axis Bank SMS Banking

Axis Banking provides its users with a 24-hour SMS Banking service to perform a wide range of banking transactions and inquiries without needing internet connectivity. Axis Bank SMS Banking aims to improve customer experience by providing easy access to banking services anytime and anywhere.

All Axis Bank customers with an active bank account and a phone number linked to the same account can avail of the benefits of SMS Banking. Check the Axis Bank SMS Banking activation process, charges and numbers.

Characteristics of Axis Bank SMS Banking

The following are the prominent characteristics of the SMS Banking offered by Axis Bank:

1) Axis Bank Non-Transaction Service

Here is the list of Axis Bank Non-Transaction Services offered by Axis SMS Banking:

  • Check Account Balance: Check your account balance with a simple SMS command.
  • Mini Statement: Receive a mini statement of your recent transactions on your mobile.
  • Cheque Book Request: Request for a new chequebook through SMS.
  • Stop Cheque: Place a stop payment request for a cheque using SMS.

2) Axis Bank Transaction Service

Aside from non-transactional services, Axis Bank customers can also access several transactional services via SMS Banking that are mentioned below:

  • Fund Transfer: Transfer funds between your linked accounts within the bank using SMS commands.
  • Bill Payment: Pay utility bills and other payments using SMS instructions.
  • Mobile Recharge: Recharge your mobile phone directly through SMS.

3) Axis Bank SMS Alerts

Axis Bank customers can enable this service to receive automated alerts on their registered phone numbers for any transactions performed by card, mobile, or internet banking. Customers will receive SMS alerts for any additional transactions through the bank branch, cheque, or system exceeding Rs.5,000.

Axis Bank SMS Banking Activation

To register for Axis Bank SMS Banking, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Send an SMS from your registered mobile number in the following format:
  •  "REG <Your Account Number>" to the Axis Bank SMS Banking number: 56161600".
  • Step 2: The user will receive a confirmation SMS once the registration process is successful. It may take a few minutes to process the request.
  • Step 3: After registration, one can start using Axis Bank SMS Banking services by sending specific keywords for the services you want to access.

Axis Bank customers can also register/activate Axis Bank SMS Banking services through the branch by filling out the application form and entering the details of the bank account number and phone number linked to the same account.

Axis Bank SMS Banking Keywords

Axis Bank customers can avail of various banking services by sending the following SMS Banking codes/keywords to Axis Bank SMS Numbers  - +918691000002 or 56161600.

Types of Services

Axis Bank SMS Banking Codes

View the Last Three Transactions

MINI <Acc.no>

Download Mobile App

MBANK

Request Cheque Book

CHQBK <Last_6_digit of a/c No.>

Find Nearest ATMs

ATM <Pincode>

Register for e-Statement

GREEN <Email Id>

Demand e-Statement

ESTMT <last_5_digits of acc.no> <From Date> <To Date>

Link Aadhaar Number with Account

Aadhaar <Aadhaar no.> <last_6_digits of Acc no.>

Get Mobile Top up

MOBILE <mobile no> <operator name> <amt> <last_6_digits of your acct no.>

Update Email ID

UPDATEM <valid Email ID>

Check Issued Cheque Status

CHQST <6_digit of Cheque No.> <Last_6_digit of the A/c No.>

Check Account Balance

BAL <Acc.no>

Know Projected Average Monthly Balance

PAMB <last_6_digits of Acc.no>

Transfer Funds within Bank

FT <Payee Axis Bank A/C no.> <amt> <last_6_digits of your A/C no.>

Get IMPS through IFS, Account Number

IMPS <Ben A/C no.> <Benf IFS code> <amt> <last 6 digits of your Axis Bank A/C no.>

Get IMPS through Aadhaar Number

IMPSU <Benf Aadhaar no.> <amt> <last 6 digits of your A/C no.>

Get DTH Recharge

DTH <Customer ID> <operator name> <amt> < last_6_digits of your accno.>

Know Projected Average Quarterly Balance

PAQB <last_6_digits of Acc.no>

Get Data Card Recharge

DATA <Data card no> <operator> <amt> <last_6_digits of your acc.no>

Stop Cheque Request

STOPCHQ <6 digit of Cheque No.> <Last 6 digit of the A/c No.> <3 digit reason code>

Know MMID

MMID

Block Internet Banking

Lock <9 digit Cust ID>

Know Projected Average Half Yearly Balance

PHAB <last_6_digits of Acc.no>

Benefits of Axis Bank SMS Banking Services

The SMS Banking services of Axis Bank provide the following advantages-

  • This feature ensures that debit or credit transactions of a specific amount are sent to you by SMS. 
  • The bank notifies the customer of any transaction made with their credit or debit card, regardless of where they are in the world. This guarantees that your card is used safely.
  • Customers can access their accounts at any time and from any location in the world.
  • Automatic updates to registered cellphone numbers make it easier for Axis Bank customers to keep track of payments and bills.
  • Customers save a lot of time by not having to go to the bank or even the ATM to make transactions or maintain track of their accounts.
  • SMS Banking allows users to conduct simple banking rather than waiting in long lines.

Axis Bank SMS Banking Charges for SMS Alerts

The bank levies certain Axis Bank SMS Banking Charges for SMS Alerts. These charges are on a monthly basis and are listed in the table below:

Types of Alerts

Axis Bank SMS Alert Charges

Daily Alerts on Day-End Balance

Rs.10/- per month

Transaction Alerts/ Cheque Return Alerts

Rs. 25/- per month

Benefits of the SMS Banking Services of Axis Bank

Axis Bank's SMS Banking service provides the following advantages-

  • This feature ensures that debit or credit transactions of a specific amount are sent to you by SMS. The bank notifies the customer of any transaction made with their credit or debit card, regardless of where they are in the world. This guarantees that your card is used safely.
  • Customers can access their accounts at any time and from any location in the world.
  • Automatic updates to registered cellphone numbers make it easier for Axis Bank customers to keep track of planned payments and bill payments.
  • Customers save a lot of time by not having to go to the bank or even the ATM to make transactions or maintain track of their accounts.
  • SMS Banking allows its users to conduct simple banking rather than waiting in long lines.
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