U.S. Bank Check Cashing Policy:
Fees? Non-Customers?
Explained

U.S. Bank will cash all types of checks for customers, including third-party and cashier’s checks. U.S. Bank customers can cash checks for free; however, non-customers can only cash checks drawn on U.S. Bank, and there is a $7 fee for this service. Below, we have all the details on the U.S. Bank check cashing policy.

U.S. Bank Check Chasing Policy

Customers of U.S. Bank can cash any type of check at a branch location for free, including personal, payroll, government, third-party, and cashier’s checks. Customers also have the option to deposit some check types at U.S. Bank ATMs or through mobile banking using a cell phone.

Typically, ATM and mobile check deposits at U.S. Bank make $200 available immediately, and the remaining amount of the check available the next business day, according to the U.S. Bank website and customer service representatives we contacted at branch locations in Minnesota, Oregon, and Wyoming. However, it is important to note that the following check types can’t be deposited at ATMs or with U.S. Bank mobile banking:

  • Third-party checks
  • Checks drawn on banks outside the United States
  • Checks that are not payable in U.S. dollars
  • Altered checks or those that contain erasures
  • U.S. Treasury checks, including tax return checks
  • Previously returned checks
  • Checks drawn on your own personal U.S. Bank account
  • Any check more than 180 days old

Can Non-Customers Cash Checks at U.S. Bank?

If you don’t have an account with U.S. Bank, the company will only cash checks that are drawn on U.S. Bank, according to the representatives we spoke with at various branch locations. Non-customers must present a valid form of ID to cash checks at a U.S. Bank branch. There is a fee of $7 per check for all checks over $50 cashed by non-account holders.

Additionally, you will need to give your Social Security number in order to cash checks over $500. However, there is no upper limit on cashing checks drawn on U.S. Bank, and there are no additional fees for checks of larger amounts.

U.S. Bank has over 1,000 locations in 25 states, mostly in the west and Midwest. You can find your nearest branch location or ATM with the U.S. Bank locator.

In Summary

Customers of U.S. Bank can cash any type of check at a branch location with no fee, and many types of checks can be deposited into your account at ATMs or through mobile banking. Non-customers can only cash checks drawn on U.S. Bank with a valid ID and must pay a fee of $7 per check.

Want more information on check cashing? Be sure to check out our articles on Wells Fargo’s check cashing policies and the check cashing policies at Chase Bank. Need to cash a check, but don’t have a bank account? See our list of places to go to cash checks without a bank account, including hard-to-cash checks like cashier’s checks and third-party checks.

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