How to Activate Internet Banking in SBI

If you have recently opted for internet banking facility in SBI, you might be looking for ways to activate the service. SBI being a government bank does not have many helpful employees to help in this aspect. This post explains in detail regarding how to activate internet banking in SBI.

SBI is the most popular of all the public sector banks in India. As a result, it has a number of customers and thus most of the branches remain crowded. To perform simple tasks like transferring money from one account to another or checking balance one has to stand for hours in queues. Simple solution to avoid all the hassles involved with conventional banking methods is to opt for internet banking. SBI online service is quite popular and provides a lot of facilities to the customers. This post explains in detail about how to activate internet banking in SBI.

How to Get SBI Internet Banking Facility

To get SBI internet banking facility a customer has to follow the following procedure:

1. First of all, the user has to obtain the internet activation form for this purpose from the official website of SBI. It should be filled and submitted to the branch where you are already holding a savings account. In case, you are opening a fresh account, the application form already has a separate page for this purpose.

2. Once you have submitted the application, you will receive an envelope containing the password. It is delivered to home address. It is important that the address mentioned in the application form is correct so that you can receive the password.

3. Username has to be collected from the bank only and make sure that the envelope is sealed when you are receiving it.

4. Thereafter, you have to login on the offcial website for SBI internet banking, Here is how the login screen appears:

SBI internet banking activation

5. At the time of first login, you will be asked to change the password and add a profile password. Profile password is used when you are transferring money from one account to another.

6. You might have to visit the branch in case some problem occurs. You can contact the bank manager to get your doubts clarified.

Precautions to take with SBI internet Banking

Following precautions are required while using SBI internet banking:

1. Never disclose your password to anyone.

2. The mobile number you give while filling the application for net banking is very important. You will receive one time verification code on that number for validating every transaction.

3. also asks users to update their passwords at regular intervals so as to keep the accounts safe.

4. Do not fall in trap of calls of scammers pretending to be bank officials and asking you for bank account related information.

If you have any questions regarding using the internet banking facility securely, feel free to ask your questions as comments below.

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Author: Timmappa Kamat23 Feb 2015 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

The internet banking activation seems to have changed after this article . Now it has been made too simple. Once you submit an application for activation of the facility, you will be given an envelope that contains username and password. This also has a specific KIT NUMBER. You have to login to and enter the provided username and password. After that you will be taken to the next page wherein you need to enter a new username and password of your choice. You will need the KIT number here.

Author: Oded20 May 2015 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 0

The activation form can be filled, signed and submitted online (directly from the internet browser) at Lavlaron.

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