PNB launches WhatsApp banking for customers and non-customers

Tags: Economy/Finance

Government of India owned Punjab National Bank (PNB) on 3 October 2022 said that it has introduced banking services through WhatsApp for both customers and non-customers. The customer of the bank has to first register with the bank for this facility.

At present, Punjab National Bank would be offering non-financial services such as balance inquiry, last five transactions, stop cheque, request cheque book to its account holders through the WhatsApp banking service.

Other informative services that would be provided to both account and non-account holders include online account opening, enquire bank deposit/loan products, digital products, NRI services, locate branch/ATM, opt-in, opt-out options.

The WhatsApp banking service will be available 24x7, including holidays, on both android and iOS-based mobile phones

Punjab National Bank (PNB)

It is a Public Sector Bank which was set up in 1894 and started its functioning in 1895.

It is the first Swadeshi bank which was set up by Indians with Indian capital.

Lala Lajpat Rai was the first person to open an account with the bank.

It was nationalized in 1969 and it is owned by the Government of India.

It is the third largest public sector bank after SBI and Bank of Baroda.

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer: Atul Kumar Goel

Headquarters: New Delhi 

Tagline of the Bank: A name you can bank upon.

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