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)