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Old 02-09-2011, 09:08 PM
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When Did "Direct Deposit" Of Checks Start

I was wondering when did "direct deposit" of checks start? I think the governmental agencies like SS and the VA started direct depositing checks long before most commerical businesses did, but I could be wrong.

It seem in my memory around 1995 was the first year I recall working where direct deposit was common. Before then I can't remember my employers asking me for that option.

So what is the history of direct deposit of paychecks and governmental type checks (SS, VA, etc)
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