A CIF (Customer Information File), is a unique number that contains the data about a consumer related to his Bank details. It is a 11 digit number, which tracks and locates a particular consumer and his Information stored in the bank. The 11 digit number is used by the Bank to identify the consumer and decode his Information. The CIF number contains data about the Account balance, transactions, type of account owned by the consumer, address, loans , Demat, KYC, etc. This number helps in maintaining distinctive identities and avoids any sort of confusion. Having a unique Identity in a bank also prevents fraud activities.
How to find a CIF number in Indian Bank
Indian Bank is a Banking company authorised by The Indian Government. It was established in 1907 with an aim to provide quality banking services to its customers. After its merger with Allahabad Bank, Indian Bank became the seventh largest bank in India.
Indian Bank provides excellent services and with every bank account that has been opened with Indian bank (or Allahabad Bank), has been allocated a distinct CIF number.
Finding CIF number Online
1. Visit the official portal of Indian Bank.
2. Log into your account by entering your user ID and password.
3. You’ll be directed to your account details
Here you can find your CIF number in your account details.
- You can also find your CF number using the mobile app of Indian Bank.
1. Download the mobile app from play store or apple store.
2. Enter your account number and the 4 digit MPN after the download.
3. You can see your CIF number with your other account details.
Finding CIF number offline
Passbook: The users can easily find their CF number on the front page of their passbook. It is a 11 digit number and is printed along with your name, Account type,etc. On the passbook.
Branch enquiry : In case you don’t have your passbook, you can visit your nearest Indian Bank branch and enquire about your CIF.
Customer service: You can enquire about your CIF number from the customer service by dialling the number 180042500000
Cheque book : One can also look for their CIF number on their chequebook. You can find your CIF number printed on the first page of the cheque book.
FAQs about CIF
1. How many digits does the CIF number contain ?
The CIF number contains 11 digit which is a special code assigned by the respective bank to identify and track it’s customers.
2. What does the CIF number do ?
The CIF number gives the customer of the bank a unique Identity. It allows the bank to distinguish it’s customers based on the type of accounts they hold and their CIF number.
3. Is the CIF number different for different accounts ?
The CIF number is different for different people. One person having different Accounts will have the same CIF for all his accounts.
4. What is the difference between CIF number and account number?
CIF number is a customer information file which contains all the data of the customer and the account number represents the unique Account that you have been given by the Bank. CIF number helps you to identify your account.
The CIF is an important number that holds your entire personal banking data. It is advisable not to share this number with anyone and use it only to your benefit. It is your identity detector in a bank.