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FINANCE Chapter 9 Checking Accounts and Other Banking Services
Lesson 9.1 Checking Accounts GOALS: Describe the purpose of a checking account Discuss how to prepare banking forms Be able to distinguish between different types of checking accounts Advantages?
Checking Accounts and Other Banking Services 1. Checking accounts are convenient and safer than carrying cash. Canceled checks serve as receipts. Budgeting is facilitated because check records are kept. 2. Opening a checking account is quick and easy. A signature authorization form is prepared. You must have an initial deposit of $50
Continued… 3. Rules of writing checks Deposit slips should be used for adding money to the account. The checkbook register should be kept accurate and a new balance calculated after every entry. The checkbook should be reconciled immediately when the bank statement is received.
Continued… 4. Check endorsements allow a check to be cashed or deposited. 5. There are many types of checking accounts (special, standard, interest-bearing, or sharedraft.) 6. There are many banking services available: stop payment orders, certified checks, cashier’s checks, money orders, debit cards, safe deposit boxes, loans and trusts, financial services, bank credit cards, automated tellers (ATMs), online and telephone banking.
Writing a Check A. Check number B. ABA Number C. Maker’s Preprinted Name and Address D. Date E. Payee F. Numeric Amount G. Written Amount H. Drawer or Maker I. Account Number J. Memo
Using a Checkbook Register Write clearly and legibly. Keep a running balance. Double-check your math. Enter all payments made by check, as well as deposits, withdrawals, and other online transactions at the time these transactions occur.
Lesson 9.2 Other Banking Services GOALS: Describe various banking services. Identify services for which banks commonly charge fees.
Money Other Than Checks When you don’t want to send cash, but your check isn’t acceptable, consider: 1. Certified Check – Your own check guaranteed by the bank. Your money is set aside to pay the check. A certified check will not bounce 2. Cashier’s Check – A check drawn by the bank on it’s own funds. You must pay cash for it, or have it taken from your checking or savings account. A cashier’s check will not bounce.
Continued… 3. Money Order – A method of payment purchased at banks, post offices, and other businesses. Generally, you must pay cash (your personal check is usually not sufficient). The money order will not bounce.
Banking Fees Banks charge fees to their customers to help cover their operating costs (especially non- customers). Most charge for: overdrafts, using tellers, balances that fall below the stated minimum, cashier’s and certified checks, travelers’ checks, use of other banks’ ATMs, online bill payment, and monthly account servicing. Avoid fees by signing up for the kind of account that best fits your needs.