When you receive a check as payment for a debt or services, cashing the check becomes a priority so you can receive the money owed to you. If you have a bank account, cashing the check should be a simple process. If you do not have a bank account, you may face challenges as you seek to find a way to cash the check. Go through the proper steps to cash a check to receive the value of the check in cash.
Take the check to your bank if you have an active account. If you do not have a bank account, look at the check to see what bank the check comes from and take the check to this bank. Often the bank on the check will cash a check, even for non-customers. Your third option is to cash the check at a grocery store or check-cashing businesses.
Inquire about check-cashing fees before you cash the check and decide whether you want to pay the fees. If you do not like the check-cashing fee, you can try cashing the check using one of the other options.
Sign the back of the check in pen with your signature in the space allotted for a signature and present the check to cash it.
Furnish identification to prove your identity if you are requested to do so.