Find out how to link your mobile number to your bank account and the different ways to do so
Banks today require customers to provide their phone numbers at the time of account opening. Even if you already have a bank account for years with the same bank, they insist that you link your phone number to your bank account. The bank saves this number in their records related to your account and calls it your Registered Mobile Number. The number is taken as a security feature for the bank to contact you as needed and send you instant notifications each time you initiate a transaction with your account. The good news is that you do not need to visit your bank to complete this simple formality. Find out how to link phone number with bank account online in this article.
If you have availed of the internet banking facility provided by your bank, the most basic way to link a mobile number to a bank account is through your internet banking account. Follow the below steps:
The bank will link your mobile number to your bank account within 24- 48 hours. You can follow the same steps as mentioned above in the mobile banking app of your bank to link your mobile number to your bank account.
Another way to link a phone number with a bank account online is through your bank’s ATM. This process is straightforward and takes only a couple of minutes. Simply follow these steps.
Like with internet banking, the bank will establish the mobile number link to the bank account within 24-48 hours and send you a confirmation notification once the process is completed.
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If you wish to change the existing mobile number linked to your bank account, here is how you can do so.
The procedure to update the mobile number is more or less similar to the one you follow to link your account. The only difference is that you have to select the “update/change” option instead of the “link mobile number” option. You need to enter the current mobile number in the designated tab and confirm it (re-enter as prompted by the system). You will receive an OTP on it, which you must enter into the system and confirm. The bank will update and link the new account number within a few hours and notify you of the change.
You can also visit the nearest ATM vestibule of your bank and update your mobile number. You will need both your currently linked mobile number and the new number you wish to update while making the change. The process stays the same broadly, except you have to select the “update mobile number” option. The system prompts you to enter your existing number and sends an OTP on it, which you must enter in the designated tab. Once you key in the OTP, you will be asked to enter the new number, and an OTP will be sent on it, which you must enter. The bank then makes the change on the bank end and informs you via an SMS notification.
Now that you know how to link a phone number with a bank account online, you can connect your mobile number with your account. If you prefer the offline option, you may visit your bank branch, fill a form, and place a request to link your mobile number to your bank account. However, the online methods are more straightforward, convenient, and less time-consuming.
*Disclaimer: This article is for information purposes only. We recommend you get in touch with your income tax advisor or CA for expert advice.