SBIonline banking: How to transfer money to other bank account

Everyone loves internet banking. It gives you the freedom to transfer money from one account to another, without even visiting your bank. All you need to is an internet connection.

If you are looking for a simple visual guide on how to transfer funds using SBI online banking, then watch this  video. It will save some time.

However if you are on slow internet connection, or would like to see the step-by-step text guide then read along.

In this article you will find how to transfer fund  from SBI to HDFC bank using net banking. For demonstration, I will use screenshot from SBBJ account, but the transfer process is same for all 5 SBI associated branch.

To transfer funds using online banking, you first will need to add the person as your beneficiary. For this, you need his/her name, account number and branch IFS code.

Add beneficiary in SBI

Step 1

Assuming that you already register for Online Banking. Login to your Internet Banking website. Always pay special attentions to the URL, to avoid any kind of phishing attacks.

sbionline banking homepage

Step 2

Before you transfer funds to another account you will have to add them as beneficiary. This keeps your account secure.

So to Profile > manage beneficiary. There you will see three options.


2.1 If you want to transfer funds inside the same bank, like SBBJ to SBBJ, then use the IntraBank beneficiary

2.2 If you want to transfer money, within the 5 State bank groups (like SBBJ to SBI) then use State bank beneficiary

2.3 To transfer fund to a different bank (like SBBJ to HDFC), use the inter-bank beneficiary. For this instance, we will go with this one.

transfer money to other bank account

Step 3

Enter details like Name, Account number, branch address or IFS code. If you don’t know what they are, ask the beneficiary. To find the IFS code from the branch address use this online directory.

Once done, click on submit.

transfer money to other bank account

Step 4

You will get OTP on your register mobile no. Verify it, by going to account verification option.

Beneficiary approval from the bank may take up to one day. This checks if the name and account number are correct or not. Once the status is active, you can proceed with next step.

Step 5

Once the beneficiary is approved by the bank., you are ready to make fund transfer. Go to Payment/ Transfer > Interbank beneficiary.

Inter bank fund transfer

Step 6

Next select the transaction type as NEFT or RTGS.

Note: If you are not sure about the transactions types, read this guide first. In 90 percent cases, you will be going with NEFT.

Neft fund transfer

Step 7

Select the Beneficiary name, enter amount and submit it.

Next page will ask you to verify your details once again, hit confirm if everything is correct or cancel to go back to the previous page.

fund transfer using online banking

Things you may like to know:

When will the beneficiary get the money?

It depends. If you are transferring funds within state bank groups then fund transfer takes place in real time.

But if your are transferring funds to another bank like SBI to HDFC then transaction take place between 8 AM to 6.30 PM for NEFT. There are 6 time-slots for work days. Saturday is a slightly different story.

What are SBI net banking charges?

Like above question, net banking charges also depends on some factors. For instance, there are no charges of registering for online banking. However for third-party transfer, you may have to pay 5-10 rs extra per transaction.

Similarly bill payment and mobile recharge using net banking are generally free, however sometimes the merchant (like irctc) may charge extra service charges.

Please note that the above statements are a general overview. I highly suggest you go through SBI’s faq page for details.

How to transfer funds using SBI online banking (Video)




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