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I wrote a check (here in brazil) and since it was
$165.00 I wrote the $$$ amount "and no cents"
(E não centavos) the bank rejected it because thats
not the convention here, my boss and co-workers don't
beleve that in the U.S. we do this-
Help me show em!
11-20-2001, 09:37 AM
This site (via Google--how write check) that shows people how to manage their finances and the proper way to set up checking accounts and how to write checks. It has a little popup that you can click on to see what goes in the various lines on the check.
Duck Duck Goose
11-20-2001, 09:37 AM
Sorry, Google stands helpless before this one. Any search string with the words "cashiers check" in it just turns up "for sale" websites. Do you mean "cashiers" check, or just "check"? A cashiers check is the one you get from the bank, special--you're saying you "wrote" something on it? :confused: An American "cashiers check" is always filled out by the bank personnel--usually they've got a punch gadget, or a special printer gadget, that punches (or prints) out the amount.
The convention here in Illinois is to fill out a personal check as follows:
Up in the "amount" blank we put the amount:
And down in the "write it out" line (where "Dollars" is already printed at the end) we put:
Twenty and no/100 ----------- Dollars
--and the ------- is a line we draw to where it says "Dollars".
We don't write "and no cents", we write "no/100" like a fraction.
Duck Duck Goose
11-20-2001, 09:38 AM
Me whoosh! :D
11-20-2001, 09:40 AM
Well, I've found this:
See, I wanted a picture of a cashiers check because its more "official" - being from a bank and all.
I checked google AND Copernic before bothering you guys with this one.
as for the fraction thingy, thats how I used to write checks in the states, but when I was a bank teller
the machine for cashiers checks always spelled it out, and when I wasn't feeling lazy or rushed, I made my personal checks that way.
Here I'm doing accounts payable while the A.P. clerk
is on vacation, so I used the U.S. convention
11-20-2001, 10:07 AM
I always write "twenty and 00/100 ~~~~~~" and not "no/100".
"No" isn't a number after all. :D
11-20-2001, 10:31 AM
My wife and I live in Canada, and while I'm Canadian born-and-bred, she is originally from the United States. And our cheque-writing styles differ. Staying with the $20.00 example, we will each end up with the following (note that the word "Dollars" and the figure " /100" is already printed on our cheques):
Me: ---Twenty--------------00/100 Dollars
She: ---Twenty dollars and no cents---- /100 Dollars
The bank has no problem with this--she is simply following the convention she is familiar with from the US. Janx, if my wife's style can be considered an indication, I believe that "and no cents" is common in the US.
I would imagine banks see plenty of variations in the above, but as long as the amount payable is clear, the cheque is good, as far as our banks are concerned.
Just as an aside, she also uses the term "cashier's cheque" here, although the standard Canadian term is "certified cheque." And the bank still understands her.
11-20-2001, 12:22 PM
In the U.S., cashier's checks and certified checks are different things. A cashier's check is a check the bank draws on itself; that is, it's a promise by the bank to pay. A certified check is one drawn on the payor's account like a regular personal check but also signed by the bank, which in so signing has guaranteed the payee that the funds are available in the payor's account and that if not, it (the bank) will pay on the instrument.
P.S. I typically use "xx/00."
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