Jul 31st, 2007
The life of a check starts as soon as you deposit it into your bank.
Our checks are taken cared of by professionals that handle millions of people’s financial statements everyday of the year, 24 hours a day. Checks are sorted via their account numbers, routing numbers, then tagged with micro ink.
A check then goes to the filing department where they are photocopied, analyzed for any corrections and any other issues a check would have that would mean it would need to be returned or further analyzed.
This entertaining video will show you how a day in the life of a check starts and ends. From the moment it’s shipped up to the moment they are sorted, tagged and sent to their respective banks for release.
It is a bit out of date, as these days much of this process has been automated, but it is still quite fascinating to see how much is involved in clearing each and every check that is written.