Bank Customer Alert: Customers, if you have accounts in any of these two banks, here is an important update for you. Starting from October 1, the existing cheque books of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and United Bank of India (UBI) will be discontinued and will be considered invalid. Taking to Twitter, the Punjab National Bank (PNB) shared the information, saying all customers who have cheque books of OBC and UBI should get them replaced as soon as possible.Also Read - Bank Customer Alert: Your Cheque Will Bounce If You Do Not Follow These Guidelines From This Month
“The old cheque book of eOBC and eUNI are going to be discontinued from October 1, 2021. Please replace your old cheque book of e-OBC and e-UNI with the PNB cheque book with updated PNB IFSC and MICR,” PNB tweeted from its official account. Also Read - PNB Loan Case: Nirav Modi's Sister Remitted Rs 17.25 Crore From UK Account To Indian Govt, Says ED
It must be noted that the OBC and UBI had merged with PNB in April 2020. However, the cheque books of these two erstwhile banks were active and continuing till now. Also Read - Mehul Choksi Forcefully Taken to Dominica, Body Marks Show 'Torture': Diamantaire's Lawyer
As per the updates from the PNB, the bank customers need to send a request for new cheque books through ATMs, internet banking and also with the help of PNB call centres.
“Get your new cheque book from your branch or apply through ATM/IBS/PNB ONE. All customers are requested to use new PNB cheque book with updates PNB IFSC and MICR only from now onwards to avoid any transactional inconvenience. Please contact our toll-free number 1800-180-2222 for any assistance or query,” the PNB said in the tweet.