How to Deposit a Check Like a Pro!
How to fill out a deposit slip:
You've entered the bank with check in hand. So what's next? Look for a table near the entrance that has a stack of deposit slips. Pick one up and take a look at it.
Below we have three examples of deposit slips. Every bank you go into will have their own unique deposit slip. Although they may all look different, they all ask you to do the same things. The instructions to fill out the slips are listed below. The instructions apply to all three of the deposit slips below:
- 1. Write your name (Some deposit slips may not have an area to write your name down)
- 2. Write down your account number. If you don't know your account number, ask the teller. Be sure to have proper identification with you like a school ID or a drivers license.
- 3. Write the date
- 4. Write the total amount of cash being deposited
- 5. Write the total amount of the check being deposited
- 6. Add up the cash and check amounts and write that total down
- 7. If you want to get some money back, write the amount here
- 8. Subtract the total amount of money you want back from the total that you are depositing and write that amount here. (For example, you have a check for $100 and you want back $25 in cash. Subtract $100 - $25 = $75. Write down $75 on the line next to "Total".)
- 9. If you want cash back, sign on the line. Do not sign until you are in front of the teller
When filling out your deposit slip, remember to write as clearly as possible. The clearer and neater you write, the less likely the teller will make a mistake (For example, mistaking a 'S' for a '5').