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I have a checking account at TD and I want to pay a bill by write a check. It's my very first time to write a check. So I don't know how to write it. Would you please elaborate that for me? Thanks in advance!
June 3, 2016 05:40:35 PM
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In reply to Rui, Glassboro
Welcome to TD Helps and thank you for sending us your question, Rui.
Writing a check is an important adult skill that everyone should know. Filling out a check is relatively easy as long as you know what goes where. If you want to know how to write a check yourself, just follow these steps:
1. Write the date on the line in the upper right hand corner. There will be a blank space next to or above the word "Date."
2. Write the name of the recipient. Write the name of the person or company you're sending the check to next to the line that says "Pay to the Order of." If it's a company and you're not sure exactly what it's called, make sure you get that information right before you write the check. You can also just pay the check to "Cash," but be careful, because that means that anyone can cash it.
•If it's to an individual, include both their first and last names.
•If the check is going to an organization, write out its full name. Do not use acronyms unless explicitly given permission.
3. Write the amount of the check to the right of the dollar sign. Write the exact amount, using dollars and cents. If the check is for twenty dollars, write "20.00."
4. Write the monetary amount of the check in word form below the "Pay to the Order of" line. Make sure you also express the amount of cents if there are cents, or write "even" at the end of the amount so that another person doesn't add more money to the amount. If you've written a check for $20.00, write either "Twenty dollars and 0/100 cents," "Twenty dollars even," or just "Twenty" with a line running all the way from the right of the word to the end of the line.
5. Sign the check on the line in the bottom right corner. Your check will be invalid if it is not personally signed.
6. Fill out the memo section on the bottom left of the check. Though this part of the check is optional, it can be helpful to write a note to yourself or the recipient to remember what the check is for. You can write "For May rent" if you're sending a rent check. Also, many companies or landlords require that you provide some other information in the memo section; some companies require you to write your ID number in the "Memo" section, and if you're writing a rent check for your apartment, you should write the apartment # right in the memo section.
Feel free to take a look here: http://go.td.com/1qH2i2K for an image of a sample check and the information that should be entered. Should you have any further questions, feel free to give us a call at 888-751-9000. A Representative will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
We hope this information was helpful. Have a great weekend!
Shanika A, Mount Laurel
June 3, 2016 05:41:43 PM
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