How to Write a check properly to my credit card company

How to Write a Check

Write a Check Properly

how to write a check


Many of you know how to write a check.  However, many people do not know how to do it. Anyhow, writing a check is an important procedure that every adult should know how to do.  There are a few easy steps to follow.

Check Writing Tips

Tip: Start from the top of the check and work your way down.  Here are the easy to follow steps:

  1. DATE:  Always write the date on the line in the upper right hand corner. You can write the date out such as September 1, 2000 or by numeral, 09/1/00.  The date written on the line should always be the day that you sign the bottom of the check.
  2. PAYTO:   This is where you write the name of the person or company (such as a credit card company) you are sending the check to.  You can also just pay the check to “Cash,” but be careful, because that means that anyone can cash it.
    • If it’s to an individual, include both their first and last names. If they are a ‘Jr.’ or a ‘Sr.’ you should include this as well.
    • If the check is going to an organization, write out its full name. Do not use acronyms unless explicitly given permission.
  3.  AMOUNT: Write the amount of the check in word form. For example, ten dollars and five cents.   Or, if you are writing a check for $10.00, write either ten dollars 0/100 cents, or ten dollars even or just ten with a line running to the end of the line.
  4. AMOUNT IN DIGITS: After the $ sign, write the exact amount using dollars and cents.  For example $10.05.
  5. SIGNATURE:  Don’t forget to sign the check on the line in the bottom right corner. Your check will be invalid if it is not personally signed.
  6.  MEMO:  Lastly, though this part of the check is optional, it can be helpful to write a note to yourself or the recipient to remember what the check is for.   Example: rent, or if you are paying a credit card put the credit card account number in this section.

How to write a check and pay your credit card bill?

Finally, this is how you write a check properly.  Pretty easy.  Now that you have followed the best ways on how to write a check to your credit card company you can search for a company address.

You can locate the exact way to sign in/log in, address and customer service contacts by visiting our customer service pages. Remember you can follow the steps to pay your credit card bill by writing a check, if you forget just start from the top and work your way to the bottom of the check.  The more often you write checks, the more natural the process will become.