Credit history now required to obtain chequebooks
As per the regulations set by Central Bank of the UAE, please be advised that NBF is now required to carry out checks with Al Etihad Credit Bureau (AECB) before issuing cheque books to customers.
In addition, any non-executed payment instructions, including returned cheques, due to insufficient funds on the account will be recorded with the AECB and can negatively affect customer’s creditworthiness.
We encourage you to issue a cheque only after the account is adequately funded to avoid any return of cheques. Also, please note that there are other payment methods such as direct debits and bank transfers that may be considered for making payments.
For more info, please visit your nearest NBF branch or call 8008NBF(623).