I'm drafting a contract and want it to say that payment will be made by (among other ways) checks from a US bank (not from banks in other countries).

What's the correct way to refer to the bank that a check instructs payment from?

Would "check against a United States bank" be an accurate phrase? Is "against" the right word here?

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I would use the phrase "check drawn on a United States bank."

The payer's bank in a check transaction is referred to as the drawing bank, and the bank that the payee gives the check to for deposit or cashing is called the receiving bank.

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