To open a bank account in India, an applicant must have a list of documents required by all Indian government and commercial banks to meet Know Your Customer (KYC) standards.
In India, where the government is trying to digitize the entire banking infrastructure through IndiaStack, the world’s largest open API-based technology, a bank account has become a necessity for accessing any financial service or purchasing a financial product. Having a bank account has become a prerequisite for accessing any financial service or purchasing a financial product in India, where the government is looking to digitise the entire banking infrastructure through IndiaStack, the world’s largest open API-based technology.
There are several mandatory documents required to open a bank account in India.
How to open online banks in India?
To obtain a bank account opening form, visit a bank branch or online. Personal details such as name, residential address, date of birth, names and signatures of parents or spouse are required in this form to agree to the bank’s basic terms and conditions.
For KYC, you need to provide proof of your identity
The Reserve Bank of India has directed that Indian banks will only allow a bank account if certain documents are presented as proof of identity.
New account in openings require users to provide the necessary documents, such as an Aadhaar card or PAN card, as well as two recent photographs to be considered for opening. Depending on the bank, additional verification documents may be required.
Wait for the bank to assess the documents and get approval for your bank account
Once you have applied for a bank account, you will need to wait a little while to get your bank account approved. This usually takes about 1–2 working or business days. Although some banks can get it done in a little over an hour or two, it depends on the bank itself.
Get your account details and other important things such as cheque book, ATM card etc.
The opening of a new account is sanctioned after the bank confirms your documents by assessing the evidence you provide, and after you provide your bank account number and customer ID to enable online banking. With online banking, transactions are carried out electronically over the Internet rather than at a physical bank branch.
With a debit card, you can access your bank account and perform financial activities immediately after signing up. You can make payments using the plastic debit card provided by the bank instead of cash.
When you visit online Banks in India, you must choose a new PIN for your debit card as a necessary requirement. Cheque books and other tools are also available to help you move money from one account to another. With a cheque, you instruct the bank to make a financial transfer from one account to another on your behalf.
It is only through the combined efforts of the government, the business sector and other industry stakeholders that it has been possible for the country to move from being unbanked to taking aggressive measures to become a bank.
The first step to getting a bank account is to get an aadhar card if you don’t have one. The backbone of IndiaStack, Aadhaar — a verified 12-digit identification number assigned by the Unique Identification Authority of India based on a customer’s biometric and demographic data — has proved essential for citizens to create bank accounts. The Aadhaar card has replaced other forms of identity, proof of residence and the bank account holder’s phone number.