How Much Do Checks Cost At Banks?

Can I purchase checks at the bank?

A teller or personal banker can print counter checks for you. They will have your account information on them, so they work just like regular checks. ... When you first open an account at a bank, you will probably be given several counter checks to get you started before your official checks arrive.

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How much do checks from the bank cost?

You'll typically pay a fee for a cashier's check to the bank, with the average fee at the nation's largest banks hovering around $10.

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Why do banks charge so much for checks?

A: Essentially, it's expensive to buy checks from banks because it's expensive for banks to provide them to you. Banks don't produce checks out of thin air — they have to pay to have them printed and shipped, which means they need to mark up the price for customers so they don't lose money.

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