The CIF or the Customer Information File is a number that is assigned by every bank to its customers. The number is used to identify the customer and its accounts under the central bank branches if the customer holds multiple accounts like a savings account, deposits, loan account, Demat account, etc.
It is an 11-digit code that stores all the information about a customer’s personal and account information. This information includes:
- Account ownership information
- Credit relationships
- All types of accounts held by the customer
- Customer’s loans
- Demat Account
- KYC information like address, identification information, photo ID, etc.
How to Get CIF Number in Passbook
The Indian Bank passbook has the CIF number mentioned on the very first page of the passbook.
How to Get CIF Number Through Internet Banking
- Go to the Official internet banking site.
- Then click on Net Banking a drop-down menu will appear.
- Click on ‘Indian Bank Net Banking’ it will be redirected to a new page.
- On the new page under ‘Other’, click on ‘Know your CIF.’
- The next page will ask you to enter your Account Number, Registered Mobile number, and the captcha.
- Then click on ‘Send OTP’.
- On the next page, fill in the OTP sent on the registered mobile number.
- The CIF number, along with the name of the account holder, will appear on the screen.
How to Get CIF Number CIF Number Through Customer Care
The customers can get the CIF number by contacting the customer care service.
The toll-free number is – 1800 4250 0000
Follow the instructions given by IVR and speak directly with the bank’s customer care executive. The process will require the account holder to answer few personal details to know the CIF Number.
Indian Bank does not have any SMS service to get the CIF number. Other methods are discussed above in this article.