Paper Checks

Paper Checks


Ordering paper checks

We charge $5 (the cost of materials and shipping) for a book of 25 paper checks. To order a book of paper checks, just take the following steps:

  1. Hover your mouse over your name in the upper right corner and select Paper Checks.
  2. Confirm your current name and address.
  3. Click the Order Checks button.
  1. From your account settings, tap Paper Checks.
  2. Confirm your current name and address.
  3. Tap the Order Checks button.
  1. From your account settings, tap Paper Checks.
  2. Confirm your current name and address.
  3. Tap the Order Checks button.

The checks will automatically be sent to the address we have on file for you via USPS mail, and they should arrive in 5-7 business days.

Writing a check

If you’ve written a check before, please skip over this section. If you haven’t, though, here ya go: a step-by-step guide to writing the perfect check.

  1. On the “Pay to the order of” line, write the name of the person or business you’re paying.
  2. On the “Date” line, write today’s date.
  3. Write the amount of the check (in words) on the line right below the “Pay to the order of” line, and write the amount of the check (in numbers) in the little box with a dollar sign.
  4. Sign the check.
  5. If you’d like, you can add an optional note for the person or business you’re paying in the memo line.

When will the funds for the check be debited from my balance?

The funds will be removed from your account when the check clears (usually a couple of business days after the recipient cashes it). You’ll see a debit labeled “Check #### Cleared” in your Activity list as well as an image of the check. The image can be downloaded if you ever need it.

What happens if I don’t have the funds to cover a check when it’s cashed?

If someone tries to deposit a check that you wrote, but there aren’t enough funds in your account when the check clears, the check will bounce. That means the recipient won’t get those funds and you’ll need to make other arrangements to pay them. If this happens, we’ll send you a quick heads up via support message.

We don’t charge any fees for bounced checks, by the way.

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