How to Change Your Address on Checks

How to Change Your Address on Checks
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When you relocate, it is important that you update the address that appears on your personal checks. If the address on your check is incorrect, retailers will not be able to contact you if something goes awry with your payment. Changing the address is a very easy task to accomplish. There is a "free way" and a "fee way" to go about making the change.

Step 1

Change the address on your checks for free. Use an ink pen to cross through the old address that appears on your checks. Write the new address at the top of the checks. If you are concerned about appearance, you can print some new address labels. Use the new address label to cover up the old address.

Step 2

Visit one of your bank's branches. Advise the bank teller that you would like to change the address that appears on your checks. Present your photo ID to the bank teller. Tell her what your new address is. She will, then, put in a request to order new checks bearing your new address. Your bank may charge you to order a new box of checks.

Step 3

Change the address on your checks, by using your bank's "Online Banking" tool. Not all banks will have this feature. Through online banking, you can change your address and also place orders for new checks.

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