Established in 1906 in Mangalore, Canara Bank is one of the largest banks in India. It is a public-sector bank and is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The bank now has over 6,000 branches and 10,000 ATMs across the country and also sponsors two Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) namely Kerala Gramin Bank and Pragathi Krishna Gramin Bank.
Canara Bank was nationalised by the Government of India in 1969 along with 13 other major commercial banks. Now, it has a presence in over 12 other countries namely Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Hong Kong, Leicester, London, Moscow, New York, Shanghai, Sharjah, South Africa, and Tanzania.
If you hold a bank account with Canara Bank, you can avail their world class banking facilities. The bank is keen on advancing with technology and offers plenty of online services to its customers. Canara Bank also has many mobile apps for its internet-savvy customers who want to do banking online.
Here are some of the most popular Canara Bank apps:
- Canara BillPay
- Canara Cart
- Canara Empower
- Canara e-Infobook
- Canara GeoLocate
- Canara Swipe
Different customers can use different modes to carry out the same banking transactions. For instance, they can carry out a Canara Bank account balance check using their account passbook, online passbook, ATM cards, net banking, mobile banking or mobile app.
Here are different ways in which customers can do a Canara Bank account balance check:
Passbook: One of the oldest but still relevant ways to check balance, customers can see their account passbook and check their account balance. The passbook also keeps a record of all the debit and credit transactions that a person has carried out and gives a clear idea about the status of the account. Customers must keep their passbook updated at all times. They can visit their bank branch periodically to get their passbook updated.
ATM: Canara Bank account holders can visit a Canara Bank ATM and check their account balance using the “Balance Enquiry” option. All they need to do is to swipe the ATM card, enter their 4-digit ATM PIN, and then choose “Balance Enquiry” for Canara Bank account balance check. They can also see their 10 last transactions using the “Mini Statement” option. Customers can use their Canara Bank ATM cards to do the same at the ATMs of other banks too.
Net Banking: Canara Bank customers that have registered for net banking can use their net banking credentials to log in to their accounts from the Canara Bank website. They can check their account balance as well as make banking transactions such as funds transfer using this facility. Customers can also view and download their account statement for 6 months, 1 year, etc.
Mobile Banking: Canara Bank account holders that are registered for mobile banking, can visit the Canara Bank mobile website from their mobile phones and log in using their mobile banking credentials. They can check their account balance, make bill payments, pay credit card dues, transfer money, etc. it is one of the easiest ways for Canara Bank account balance check.
Canara Empower: This Canara Bank UPI-enable mobile app allows the bank customers to make payments or collect payments. It is also an easy way to check the account balance. The customers can carry out online transactions using a virtual address and keep their banking credentials such as account number, IFS code etc. safe. Bill payment service is also offered on the Empower app. Since a virtual address which looks like an email address is tagged with their account, they do not have to remember or share their account details or to remember them. The transactions are completed using their virtual address.
Canara e-Infobook: Canara Bank introduced this app as an online version of their physical passbook to enable its customers to view their account balance and transaction details online. The data is displayed similar to a physical passbook and the best part is that the customer can view these details anytime and anywhere.
It enables you to view transaction details, balance inquiry, account summary, Cheque Status, ATM/Branch Locator, Info about new products etc. anytime anywhere.
This facility is introduced to enable mobile phones as a channel to view the account statements and check account balance on mobile at the convenience of the customers. It is a multi-lingual app combining 8 regional languages so that the customers can use it easily.
Here are the steps to install and set up the Canara Bank e-Infobook:
- Open the Play Store on your device and search for Canara Bank e-Infobook
- Select on Canara e-Infobook and click “Install”
- The app will ask for the necessary permissions to the smartphone. Click on “Accept”
- The app will install on your device. Once the installation is complete, open the app
- Enter your 13-digit Canara Bank account number to register
- The app will send an SMS from your device to authenticate your mobile number. If the mobile number matches with the one registered with your bank account, you will receive a One-Time Password (OTP)
- Use it to log into the Canara Bank e-Infobook for the first time
- The app will take you to a Password change screen where you will be required to set up a 5-digit PIN (M-PIN)
- Change the password to complete the setup
- Now, the registration is complete and you can use the e-Infobook services at your convenience
Canara Swipe: Many customers like to use SMS and Missed call banking services these days. Canara Swipe allows customers to check balance, get a mini statement, request cheque book, hotlist debit card, block net banking, block credit card, etc. This app makes it easy for Canara Bank customers to carry out many banking transactions without the need to visit the bank branch.
Another notable app from Canara Bank, known as Canara Cart, is also quite helpful to Canara Bank customers. It allows the customers to access all their Canara Bank apps in one place. There is simply no need to search around for different apps. Just visit the Canara Cart app and open the Canara Bank app you want to use.