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Format of letter to Bank for address change etc

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Sometimes it is not easy to write a letter in english with specific requirements. When it comes to writing to a Bank , it requires extra care as the request should be humble as well as authoritative. given here is a format of Letter to Bank for modification in Bank details etc.

Here is a sample letter that you can send to banks, government departments etc to request a change of address in their records. Remember to include a copy of a valid address proof that shows your name and new address. Change of Address request without a valid proof of address may be rejected.

When you use the following format, remember to change the date, your name, bank name etc. Also, correctly mention the branch name of the bank.

Date: Aug 18, 2011

The Branch Manager,
Bank name
Xxxxxxxxxxx(Branch Name)
City (Name of City)

Dear Sir,

Subject:Request to Change Bank account details.

I am having a savings account with your bank's xxxxxx branch (Name of the Branch). I request you to change the communication address as well as mobile number and E-mail Id for the same.

The Account details are:

XYZ (Name of Account holder)
Account no. 12345xxxxxx

New Address: XYZ( Name)
Address line 1 ( Flat no./ House no., Lane/Street/Road),
Address Line 2 (Name of Colony, Area/ Landmark)
City Name (State/Province)
Country, Pin code /Zip code

New Mobile Number: 91-xxx-xxx-xxxx

New Mail Id: xxxxxxxxx@rediffmail/gmail/

Documents for identification proof are attached herewith for your ready reference.

I request to change the effects immediately and update your records. A line of confirmation in this regard would be highly appreciated.

Thanking you,

Yours Faithfully,
(Signature as per Bank records)
Full name
Address for communication

Most banks will accept the change of address request at the local branches. However, in case of new generation banks like Citibank etc, you may send the change of address request to their corporate office.

Usually, the following documents are accepted as valid address proof:

1. Drivers license
2. Passport
3. Aadhar card
4. Election id card

Some banks require the address proof to be self attested. So, to be on the safer side, sign on the copy of the address proof before you hand over it to the bank.

Once you submit the documents and letter, it may take up to 30 days for the change of address to take effect. So, be prepared to receive the mails in the old address for few more weeks.
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Responses to "Format of letter to Bank for address change etc"
Author: Naveed Ahmed  11 Jan 2014   Member Level: Gold   Points : 7
Usually to change information like contact number, address or any other such information, the banks have a "Data Change Form". This form could be used to change many types of data. For example, I had two accounts in separate branches of a bank, with both of these I had associated a single Debit Card. When I used this debit card at the ATM of my own bank, I had the option to choose the account from which I wanted to withdraw my money. But when I used this card at an ATM of any other bank, I did not get this option and the money withdrawn was only from the default account or the account I had opened first. Whereas, I usually had balance in the second account due to my relocation from one city to another. And if I didn't have balance in this default account, I faced great trouble in locating an ATM of my own Bank. So, I contacted the Bank and they informed me to fill in the "Data Change Form" on which I could request to change my default account. I did so, and now I have no problems withdrawing money.

Guest Author: Andrea   19 Nov 2014
hi I want to write a letter to the bank to conform my phone number. please help me in writing the letter

Guest Author: RISHABH JAIN   28 Nov 2014
If a firm recently opened an account with any bank but mail id given is wrong, please inform whether a request letter for correction of the same is required.

Guest Author: renu   10 Mar 2015
As I am ph.d supervisor i want to inform university to chanage of panel members email id and phone for which how to write the letter to university please help


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