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Parts of a Check
Transcript of Parts of a Check
Parts of a Check
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PAYOR'S PRE-PRINTED CONTACT INFORMATION
Never include your SSN
Optional to include Phone Number
Lower numbers indicate a newer account
Choose your starting number wisely!
Any form is acceptable
October 14, 2013
Do NOT Post-Date
Writing a check for a future date
Leads to possible fees or delays on deposits
Person or company receiving payment
Dollar & cents being paid in figures
Start as close to the $ as possible
Optional: Fill the remaining box space with a line
Dollars and cents being paid, written in words
"DOLLARS" is preprinted; do not re-write
Begin as far left as possible
Read the numeric amount
"and" is written in place of the decimal point
Use fraction over 100 for cents
Dash out remaining space of the line
Identifies purpose of check
Used in Transaction Register
Checks are not considered legal until they bear your signature
Signature must match authorization card used to open your account
NEVER sign a blank check
Can appear in different order depending on bank
Which of the following is an acceptable way to write the date on a check?
A. October 14, 2013
D. All of the above are acceptable
Some Tips for the Road...
Always write checks in
Avoid extra space before, between or after letters or numbers
Initial near minor changes
Write VOID on canceled or incorrect checks
Keep voided checks for your records
One Hundred and 42/100 ------------------------------------------------
Signature & account number
Used to cash your check
Use with caution!
Ensures your check can only be deposited
Write "FOR DEPOSIT ONLY" & account number under signature
Safest form of endorsement
Giving your check to someone else
Write "PAY TO THE ORDER OF" followed by the designee's name & your signature
Uniquely identifies you
Uniquely identifies your bank
Approval for the ownership of a check to be transferred
Cashed, deposited, or paid to someone else
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