The State Bank of India has asked the customers of its 5 subsidiary banks and 1 other bank to stop using their cheque books as they will be invalid from Sunday. The banks have merged with the largest bank of the country from October 1.
The six banks include State Bank of Raipur, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad and Bhartiya Mahila Bank.
The customers of these six banks will have to apply for the new cheque books from their respective banks. Apart from the cheque books, the old Indian Financial System (IFS) codes will also become invalid.
In its post dated September 20, 2017, the SBI had said, “We request customers of SBI's erstwhile Associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank to apply for new SBI Cheque books as soon as possible.”
We request customers of SBI's erstwhile Associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank to apply for new SBI Cheque books as soon as possible. pic.twitter.com/iWhq4xtbrn— State Bank of India (@TheOfficialSBI) September 20, 2017
The customers can avail the new cheque books via internet and mobile banking, ATM or by visiting the home branch.