- State Bank of India (SBI) has launched its WhatsApp Banking services.
- State Bank of India also offers WhatsApp-based services to its credit card users.
- SBI users can check account balances and mini statements via WhatsApp.
The State Bank of India (SBI), which is India’s largest public sector bank,
has announced the launch of its WhatsApp banking services to make banking easier for its customers and help them fulfill a slew of banking requirements from the comfort of their homes.
SBI took to its Twitter account to announce the commencement of its WhatsApp service and said, “Your bank is now on WhatsApp. Get to know your Account Balance and view Mini Statement on the go.”
The tweet also stated that customers can avail services like Balance Enquiry and Mini Statement when they send a message saying ‘Hi’ on +919022690226. You can view the detailed T&C for these services on the bank.sbi.
SBI WhatsApp banking service
Step 1: To avail of this service through SBI WhatsApp Banking, customers must register first. Send an SMS to 7208933148 with the text WAREG, your account number, and a space between them. One thing you must remember is to send this SMS from the same phone number that is linked to your SBI account.
After registering for SBI WhatsApp Banking, a message from SBI’s number 90226 90226 will be sent to your WhatsApp phone.
Step 2: Now Type ‘Hi’ SBI on the number +919022690226 or reply to the message you have received on WhatsApp saying “Dear Customer, You are successfully registered for SBI WhatsApp Banking services.”
You will receive this reply:
Welcome to SBI Whatsapp Banking Services!
Please choose from any of the options below.
1. Account Balance
2. Mini Statement
3. De-register from WhatsApp Banking
Step 3: You may also type your query to get started.
Step 4: Choose your required options (1 or 2) to check your account balance or get a mini statement of your last five transactions. Customers can also choose Option 3 if they want to de-register from SBI WhatsApp Banking.
Step 5: Your account balance or mini statement will be displayed as per your choice. You can also type in your query if you have any.
The move from the SBI comes days after SBI chairman Dinesh Khara had stated the plans of the bank to go the WhatsApp way. “Your bank is now on WhatsApp. Get to know your Account Balance and view Mini Statement on the go,” the SBI said in a tweet.
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