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Steps to Activate Union Bank of India SMS Banking Service

Union Bank of India’s SMS banking service provides customers the convenience of checking their account details on the go. To access this service, customers must register by visiting their home branch and filling in the request application form. SMS Banking activation can also be carried out by calling on Union Bank’s customer care number at 1800-22-2244 or 1800-208-2244.

Key Highlights of SMS Banking:

  • Check balance 
  • Request mini-bank statement 
  • Check cheque status 
  • Block ATM card 
More

To make it little more convenient for Union Bank of India customers, the bank has rolled out the SMS Banking service, which makes the need of an internet connection redundant, or in other words, it was designed for Union Bank of India customers that do not have access to an internet connection. Apart from using the internet banking facilities, mobile banking facilities, and so on, Union Bank of India customers can also check their balance, request for a mini-statement, seed their Aadhaar card by using the SMS banking facility offered by Union Bank of India. For those who wish to use this service, we’ll start by mentioning the benefits of using the SMS Banking service followed by the steps one needs to take to activate the service and how to use it.

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Benefits of the Union Bank of India SMS banking service

Listed below are some of the benefits of Union Bank of India SMS Banking service:

  • Using the SMS Banking facility, Union Bank of India customers can check the balance in their account. If they have multiple accounts with Union Bank of India, customers can check them all using the service.
  • Union Bank of India customers can link their Aadhaar card details to their bank account using the service.
  • Customers can also request for a mini-bank statement using the SMS Banking facility offered by Union Bank of India.
  • Once Union Bank of India customers have deposited a cheque at the bank, they can check the status of the cheque using the SMS Banking facility.
  • If the Union Bank of India customer has lost his/her debit card or it has been stolen, the customer can use this service to block their ATM debit card.
  • Customers can also locate the closest Union Bank of India branch using the SMS banking facility.
  • For every transaction using the Union Bank of India debit card, customers will get a notification message. This will help them keep a track of the funds in their account.
  • Customers can use the service anywhere.

How to activate the Union Bank of India SMS banking facility

In order use the SMS Banking facility of Union Bank of India, customer first need to activate the service. They can follow the steps mentioned below to do that.

  • Customers can visit the home branch of Union Bank of India holding their account to activate the SMS banking facility. All that they have to do is fill up the request application form and submit it at the bank branch.
  • Customers can also carry out the process by the calling up the customer care unit of Union Bank of India. Follow the steps:
    1. For this, the customer has to first ensure that his/her mobile number is registered with Union Bank of India.
    2. Next, call either of the toll-free numbers of Union Bank of India - 1800-22-2244 or 1800-208-2244.
    3. Now, choose the language of your preference, and enter your bank account number.
    4. Next, enter your 16-digit bank account number and the expiry date of your debit card.
    5. Once this is done, choose the option for SMS activation.
    6. As soon as that is done, you can carry out a number of services as listed above using the Union Bank of India SMS Banking facility.

How to carry out banking services through the Union Bank of India SMS Banking facility

Union Bank of India customers have to use a particular keyword and send it to 09223008486 to know the information about their bank account. We’ve listed out the keyword that the customer needs to use and the format to receive a message from Union Bank of India with information on the particular bank service request.

  • To check the Union Bank of India account balance: To know the balance of your account, the customer has to simply send a message to the number given above with the keyword UBL. As soon as this is done, the bank will reply with the current balance in one’s account.
  • To check the Union Bank of India mini-bank statement: For the Union Bank of India to request for a mini-bank statement - which is a statement of the last 5 transactions - the customer has to simply message the keyword UMNS to 09223008486. The bank will then respond with a statement of the last 5 transactions.
  • To check the cheque status: As soon as the customer has deposited a cheque, he/she can go ahead by checking the status of the cheque. For this, the customer has to message the keyword in the format - UCSR{space}Cheque Number to 09223008486. The bank will then respond with the status of the cheque along with the approximate time when the cheque will be deposited in the account.
  • To block the Union Bank of India ATM card: If the customer has lost his/her debit card or it has been stolen, they can use the SMS Banking facility to block the cheque. The customer has to simple type in the keyword in the format - UBLOCK{space}Last four digit of card - to 09223008486 to block their debit card.
  • To locate the nearest Union Bank of India ATM: If the Union Bank of India customer wishes to know the closest Union Bank of India ATM, then all that one needs to do is send a message to 09223008486 in the format - UATM{space}Pin Code{space}City name.
  • To link their Aadhaar card to one’s Union Bank of India account - If the Union Bank of India customer wishes to link their Aadhaar card to their bank account, then he/she simply has to send a message in the format - UID{space}A/c Number{space}Aadhaar card number to 09223008486.
  • Disclaimer: Customers should know that the keywords and the SMS Banking facility number is subject to change. Customers should check the official banking page of Union Bank of India for the latest keywords and the SMS Banking number.

How to use the Union Bank of India missed call service

Apart from using the regular Union Bank of India SMS facility, customers can also use the missed call service to check their account balance only. For this, all that the customer has to do is to give a missed call to 09223008586. The bank will then send a message with the current account balance of the customer.

FAQs

  1. Is the customer charged for using the Union Bank of India SMS Banking facility?

    The bank doesn’t charge the customer for using the facility but regular SMS charges are applicable.

  2. Can I use the Union Bank of India to check the status of a cheque?

    No, since there is no keyword involved when it comes to the missed call service, the customer can only cheque his/her account balance using the missed call service of Union Bank of India. In short, the Union Bank of India customer cannot use the missed call service to check the status of the cheque.

  3. Can I check the account balance for any bank using the Union Bank of India SMS Banking facility?

    No, the Union Bank of India facility is only for bank accounts held by Union Bank of India and for its customers.

  4. Is it possible to make a fund transfer through the Union Bank of India SMS service?

    No, you can only carry out basic functions such as check your balance, request for a mini-statement, check a cheque status and so on, you cannot carry out a fund transfer through the Union Bank of India SMS service. However, you can use the Union Bank of India mobile banking app to carry out a fund transfer and other banking services.

  5. Is the Union Bank of India SMS Facility only limited to one account held with the bank?

    No, you can carry out the service for as many account you hold with Union Bank of India. All that you have to do is combine the keyword with the bank account you wish to check the balance for, request for a mini-bank statement and so on. However, you mobile number has to be linked with that particular account for you to carry out this service. Other than that, there are no such restrictions.

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