Questions tagged [micr]

For questions relating to Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR), which is usually used by the banking industry on documents like checks.

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How to tell if my check has magnetic ink?

I ordered checks from my financial institution, and I got back ones that looked like this: What struck me as odd was that the entire thing, including the bottom machine-readable part, seems like a ...
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Business check MICR strings: why is the check number on the left?

I have always seen the MICR string at the bottom of a personal check have the routing number, then account number, then check number. Why do business checks often have the check number on the left?
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MICR and self-printed check acceptance requirements at Federal Credit Unions?

I read that you can print your own checks, but many banks will not accept or place fines on checks which don't have the routing and account number not written in magnetic ink. My related questions ...