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Pros and Cons to Using a Check Cashing Store

Aug 27, 2008
Businesses that offer check cashing offer a quick and convenient way for people to access their personal finances. They serve millions of people all over the world with all levels of income, every day.

Recently, check cashing businesses have grown in both name and function. Many businesses now offer not only check cashing services but also other types of financial services to expand their customer base.

What types of checks can be cashed?

- Official checks
- Government checks
- Payroll checks
- Tax refund checks
- Welfare checks
- Unemployment checks
- Two party checks
- Business checks
- Social Security checks
- Personal checks
- Checks payable to your business
- Settlement checks

What other services are available?

Businesses that offer check cashing services usually offer other financial services like money transfers, money orders, payday loans, P.O. Boxes, notary public officers, currency exchange, EBT services, ATM machines, photocopying and faxing services, mailing supplies, and even some motor vehicle registration and renewals.

It would behoove you to find out what services are offered at your local check cashing store so that you may decide if you can use them for other things in the future.

Why would you want to use a check cashing business?

There are many advantages actually. They usually have more advantages than banks and other financial institutions such as.

- Multiple financial services
- No holds on your checks
- No lines
- Quick access to cash
- Convenient hours of operation
- Low fees
- No credit checks for loans
- High approval rate for bad credit applicants

Who goes to check cashing stores?

All kinds of people use these services. They use them for convenience and good customer service as well as to meet several financial needs at once. Sometimes you will find people who cash a check, pay their bills and buy mailing supplies all in one visit. Sometimes, for loyal customers, they offer benefits or discounts.

Small businesses also take advantage of the services offered by check cashing businesses. A lot of small businesses have issues with banks holding their funds. Also, banks have limitations on how much cash a customer can get in one day. These companies can be valuable assets to small businesses.

What is the cost to cash a check?

It is a competitive business so you will want to compare prices of local companies. The amount they charge will vary from company to company. There are regulated fees that check cashers are allowed to charge you when cashing or obtaining a loan. Make sure that you are fully aware of all fees upfront.
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Michael New Jr. is an authority in the financial industry. He has written hundreds of articles relating to consumer services and Utah Check Cashing.

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