Like other credit card issuers, Chase provides blank checks to its cardholders with every statement. These checks, called convenience checks, give you faster access to money in your credit line. You can use them as you would a regular check for most transactions. However, making payments with credit card checks is essentially obtaining a cash advance. Cash advance transactions carry higher interest rates and could lead to a faster depletion of your credit line. You can use these checks for any amount up to Chase's limit on cash advances. It's best to find out what your limit is before you write one.
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Addressing a Chase Convenience Check
A Chase convenience check looks like a personal check and you can address it in the same way. The only difference between the two is that the convenience check draws money from your Chase credit line instead of your personal account. Write the payee name on the first line ("Pay to the Order of"), the payment amount on the next line ("the amount of") and sign on the "Signature" line. If you are writing the check to yourself for a cash advance, write your name or "Cash" on the payee line, sign on the signature line and endorse the back of the check.
Ordering Chase Convenience Checks
You can order convenience checks from Chase if you don't receive them with your credit card statement. Call the customer service number written behind the card or place your order online. Be prepared to provide identifying information, such as your name, account number and current address. When ordering online, Chase also asks for your mother's maiden name.