checking account


Definition of checking account

: a bank account against which the depositor can draw checks

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As of June 12, 2019, there was a balance of approximately $240,000 in EBC’s checking account at BBVA. Carol Robinson |,, "Alabama sheriff’s brother sues Attorney General over $240,000 seized in bingo feud," 10 July 2019 Employees who sign up divide their paycheck between a checking account for daily expenses and a savings account for goals including emergencies. Anne Tergesen, WSJ, "Employers Help Workers Build Household-Emergency Funds," 13 June 2019 The service-focused credit union has a community charter offering loans, savings and checking accounts. John Benson,, "Firefighters Community Credit Union celebrates grand-opening of new Parma branch," 3 July 2019 Most of those gains are transferred into the Kanes’ checking account to pay their living expenses. Thomas Heath, Washington Post, "One man wanted financial certainty and fun in retirement. Here is his formula.," 7 June 2019 Many Americans use a checking account (which typically bears no interest) or a regular savings account (which pays low interest rates) to save for their children’ tuition. Chana R. Schoenberger, WSJ, "How to Get Past Your College-Saving Mental Block," 9 Dec. 2018 Some people like separate checking accounts; others prefer separate bedrooms. Anne Roderique-jones, SELF, "15 Lessons I’ve Learned in 15 Years of Marriage," 8 Jan. 2019 One idea is to build a U.S. checking account offering, according to people familiar with the matter. Max Colchester, WSJ, "Barclays Mulls U.S. Push as Activist Looms," 16 July 2018 There is no application or origination fee and a 0.5 percent discount is offered with automated payments from any savings or checking account. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Students aren't the only ones crushed by school debt," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of checking account

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of checking account was circa 1909

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English Language Learners Definition of checking account

US : a bank account from which you can take money by writing checks

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Kids Definition of checking account

: an account in a bank from which the depositor can draw money by writing checks

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