10 Places That Cash Traveler’s Checks (+ Their Fees & Limits)

Most banks and some check cashing locations will cash traveler’s checks for you. However, you will usually be able to deposit or cash traveler’s checks at banks only if you are an account holder and check cashing stores often charge fees. None of the retail check-cashing locations we contacted (such as grocery stores) cash traveler’s checks. Below, we’ve detailed where you can and can’t cash or deposit traveler’s checks.

What We Recommend

If you have a bank account, cashing or depositing the traveler’s check at your own bank is usually the best option; it’s free, and most banks do not impose limits.

If you don’t have a bank account or your bank can’t cash your traveler’s check, Bank of America may be a good option. Some of its locations will cash traveler’s checks for non-account holders for free. Other options include check cashing stores like Amscot and PLS, but keep in mind that these places do charge fees.

Comparison Table

Use the table below to compare your traveler’s check cashing options quickly, then click any location name or scroll down to the list for more details.

Cashing Location Cashes traveler's checks? Allows traveler's check deposits? Accountholders only? Fees
Navy Federal Credit Union Yes Yes Yes None
Wells Fargo Yes Yes Yes None
Chase Bank No Yes Yes None
HSBC Yes Yes Yes None
PNC Yes Yes Yes 2% fee on cashing
Bank of America Yes Yes Some locations None
SunTrust Bank No Yes Yes None
TD Bank No Yes Yes None
PLS Yes No No Varies by check amount
Amscot Yes No No 3.9% to 4.9%

The List

Below, we list the places that cash traveler’s checks. We’ve ordered the list below starting with the best overall options. To compare these places, we considered services provided, any applicable cash limits, and fees. We confirmed this information by contacting bank branches and customer service representatives.

Banks and Credit Unions

Note: Keep in mind that you must countersign the traveler’s checks. Most banks do not have a formal limit on the check amount that you can cash. However, large checks (typically those over $5,000) may take longer to cash.

Bank of America

  • Accountholders only? Some Bank of America financial centers will cash traveler’s checks for non-customers with no fee.
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: None
  • Fees: None
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  • Accountholders only? Yes
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: Cash limits may apply at the discretion of the individual branch.
  • Fees: None
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Wells Fargo

Note: Some branches we contacted will cash or deposit traveler’s checks, while others will only deposit them.

  • Accountholders only? Yes
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: None
  • Fees: None
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HSBC

Note: Some branches will only deposit traveler’s checks and will not cash them.

  • Accountholders only? Yes
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: None
  • Fees: None
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PNC

  • Accountholders only? Yes
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: Cash limit of $1,000 per day
  • Fees: 2%
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Chase Bank

Note: Chase will only deposit traveler’s checks; it will not cash them.

  • Accountholders only? Yes
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: None
  • Fees: None
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SunTrust Bank

Note: SunTrust will only deposit traveler’s checks; it will not cash them.

  • Accountholders only? Yes
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: None
  • Fees: None
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TD Bank

Note: TD Bank will only deposit traveler’s checks; it will not cash them.

  • Accountholders only? Yes
  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: None
  • Fees: None
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Check-Cashing Stores

Amscot

  • Requirements: Government-issued ID
  • Limits: Generally does not impose limits
  • Fees: 3.9% of the check amount for checks of $5,000 and below; 4.9% for checks over $5,000
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PLS

  • Requirements: Government-issued ID; location may also be required to contact the issuer to verify the check.
  • Limits: Generally does not impose limits
  • Fees: The fees are system-generated based on the amount of the check and other risk factors.
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See our related research for more details on PLS’ check-cashing policies.

Places That Don’t Cash Traveler’s Checks

The following places do not cash traveler’s checks. We confirmed this information by contacting store employees and customer service representatives in various locations. (Note: Linked store names will take you to our previous research on that store’s check cashing policy.)