The State Bank of India is known to be the largest bank with over two centuries of history in the country. It is a multinational, public sector bank that offers a broad range of financial products and services.
The bank has its headquarters in Mumbai - India. It has over 25,000 branches throughout the country and over 50,000 ATMs nationwide.
It has established various services for its customers throughout the world, which is inclusive of internet banking services, mobile banking services, SBI Quick, the YONO App, 24/7 customer service, and much more.
The bank is also known to have the longest account number, which is 17 digits (apart from the 11-digit account number) in the existing banking system.
SBI has been infusing new and innovative technologies in the industry and also keeping pace with its competitors. Through the digital transformation and internet era, the SBI banking system has been making it easy for its customers to transact easily.
The bank established its core banking system in the year 2004, and the SBI account number changed to an 11-digit SBI account number. Some of the transfers and transactions also run to 17 digits. These longer numbers were established depending on the core banking product in use.
There is no standard SBI account number digit or SBI account number format across the industry. SBI's account numbers will start from the series of – 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 56, 66, 53, 63, 57, or 67. Saurashtra clients will have their account numbers starting from 56 or 66. 53 or 63.
The MICR code or Magnetic Ink Character recognition is a nine-digit numerical code that will be printed on the bottom of your bank cheque leaf. It is utilized for an effective and safe payment across the industry.
Each bank would be allocated a unique MICR Code so it would be easy to identify and also speed up the process of the payment. The first three digits of this code will represent the city, the next three will represent the bank, and the last three will represent the specific branch where the account will be held.
Post-merger of its associate banks with SBI - the MICR codes for the merged bank branches have also changed. MICR codes could be taken from your cheque leaf.
There are several ways to know your SBI account number details, and the methods are mentioned below:
Here is a detailed explanation of the ways to know your SBI account number in offline and online methods:
a) You can check your SBI account number either from your SBI chequebook or SBI passbook.
b) You can also find your SBI account number details through the ATM card. You can use the ATM card for the transaction, and you will find your account number on the receipt of the transaction.
c) When your phone number has been registered with the SBI account, you can call the customer support number of the bank -
d) You can also visit your home branch, and with the help of your PAN card, you can find your details.
e) You can also provide your details, such as name, date of birth, and more, at the home branch to know the number of your account.
a) You can log in to your internet banking and find your SBI account number on account details.
b) The second and also the most simple way to know your account number online is by the Yona Lite App that is used for SBI mobile banking.
c) You can use the services of SBI Quick that was launched to know account details.