Banks to charge KD 1 for updating civil ID information

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Starting from July, clients who fail to visit their banks to update their contact information will face a KD 1 charge for updating their information. An official from the Central Bank of Kuwait said this fee will be taken from clients who fail to respond to their bank’s reminders to provide updated contact information by visiting a local branch.

“This KD 1 fee is charged for doing the work on behalf of the client. The bank will demand the information from the Public Authority for Civil Information. The bank will start sending the client reminder messages to update their information a month prior to expiry,” said a staff member of the Central Bank. The Central Bank was not able to provide information on the grace period a client will be given before the charge is levied.

Not updating the information may result in blocking the bank account of the client, in addition to other inconveniences. Various banks are easing the process of updating the information through simple steps. At most banks, this can now be done through the ATM without assistance of the bank’s staff and outside working hours.

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Mathew
Sunday, May 26, 2019
No need to visit the banks to update Civil ID information. Now most of the Bank''s mobile application has this service as well.

Just after reading this news, I checked KFH Online app and found in Other Services Tab - Update Customer Profile, in which I could scan my Civil ID and it was uploaded. Once accepted, bank will reply back in Inbox.

Faisal
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Almost all banks have an option to update your information through ATM by yourself. I have done it myself for KFH. Its a very simple process. Go to Any ATM branch of your bank and DO NOT enter your ATM card. First select your language and then you will fine an option to update your details. Then it will ask you to insert your Civil ID (Not ATM). Then the process will be complete.

Expatriate
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Dear victims,

Congratulations on getting one more burden on your income source.

Bajrangi Bhai
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Ramadan karim.

Truth
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
KFH Bank don''t have any other options excluding to visit the Subhan branch to update the information, which result we have to face huge line each day . . . KFH please learn from other bank, and think about us and provide us other options too.

Ajnabi
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
What if one is on temporary residency ( Article 14 ) Will he be charged when company stamps permanent visa, maybe after 3 or 4 months..

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