When you share a chequing account with someone else, sooner or later you’re going to end up with a cheque coming out of the account and neither of you remembering who it was paid to. In the olden days when I used to have to pay my bank to retrieve the cheque, I would have just ignored the cheque and hoped it was legit. Now with our Tangerine (formerly ING Direct THRIVE) chequing account, I can look at who cashed my cheque online for free.
Looking at the Image of your Cheque Written on a Tangerine Chequing Account
- Login to your Tangerine chequing account.
- From the list of your accounts, click on your chequing account.
- From the Transaction History, find the cheque about which you are curious.
- Click on the link for the cheque.
For example, I clicked on: Cheque Withdrawal – 001
- You will see a PDF of the cheque. There will be an image of both the front and back of the cheque. In my case, the organization who endorsed the cheque used a stamp which is clearly legible on the reverse.
- You can save the PDF to keep an online record of the payment, or you can print it if you need the information to include in a letter or statement.
- If you have no other banking to attend to,
- click on: Log me out.
- Empty your cache.
- For added security close your browser session.
Why It’s Very Important to Guard Your Online Banking Password and User ID
This is another example of why it’s so important to guard your password and ID for online banking. If someone can get into your chequing account, they can obtain an electronic photo of your signature from your cheque images. Imagine the havoc someone could create with your finances if they could get into your bank accounts and could create an extremely passable copy of your signature. Guard your login information and be sure to clear your cache and close your browser session when you finish banking, please!
Do you use the fee cheque viewing service to update your cheque book once a month? Do you save the images of your cheques? If so, how do you protect your hard drive, stick or disk? Please share your experiences with a comment.
Yes, we bank with Tangerine.ca among other places. If you open your first account ever with Tangerine (or ING Direct) using our Orange Key below, and deposit $100 before August 31, 2017, you and we will both get a cash bonus of $50 each. (Yes, they did extend the promotion for another few months!) All you have to do is enter the Orange Key 46470587S1 when you are opening your Account, and you’re set to go.
Just copy our Orange Key, then click on this Tangerine link to see the details and apply for an account. (Note: it only applies to people with no existing or previous accounts with Tangerine or ING Direct.)