The merger of Dena Bank, Vijaya Bank, Corporation Bank, Andhra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, United Bank and Allahabad Bank came into effect on April 1, 2019 and April 1, 2020. However, now customers or account holders of The aforementioned banks should note that the check books and passbooks of these banks will become invalid as of April 1, 2021. Regarding the mergers, Dena and Vijaya Bank have merged with Bank of Baroda with effect from April 1, 2019.
While Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and United Bank of India merged with Punjab National Bank (PNB), followed by the merger of Syndicate Bank with Canara Bank, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank merger with Union Bank of India, and Allahabad Bank merger with Indian Bank. Alerting their customers, PNB and Bank of Baroda had already informed that the existing check books of OBC, United Bank of India, Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank would be deleted from April 1.
Customers of these banks should also know that their account number, IFSC, MICR code, branch address, checkbook, passbook will change. However, the existing Syndicate Bank and Canara Bank checkbook and passbook will be valid until June 30, 2021.
To get all important information and updates via SMS or email, customers of any of these banks will need to update details like cell phone number, address, nominee, etc.
Additionally, after getting the new checkbook and passbook, bank account holders will need to update their new bank details in various financial instruments including mutual funds, trading accounts, insurance policy- life, income tax account, FD / RD account, PF account and several other places where it is necessary to update bank details to avoid any kind of difficulties.