Does name matter for direct deposit?
For example, some – if not most – banks require that the name on the direct deposit match an authorized name on the account. If your employer tries to deposit your pay into an account that does not bear your name, the bank may return the deposit in order to avoid error or fraud.
Can I use my mom’s bank account for direct deposit?
Yes, it is legal to make deposits into another person’s bank account. If fact if any regulated bank (national or state) receives money clearly identified for deposit into a bank account in the bank, they must either deposit the money into…
What can I use instead of a voided check for direct deposit?
Instead of a voided check, you might be able to provide:
- A direct deposit authorization form.
- A voided counter check.
- A deposit slip with your banking information preprinted on it.
- A photocopy of a check or deposit slip for your account.
Can I use maiden name and married name?
Some people change their legal name, but continue to use their maiden name after marriage. You also may be able to obtain authorization to do business as your new name without changing documents—this is called a “doing business as” approval, or DBA.
Do you have to attach a voided check for direct deposit?
The voided check isn’t necessary, it just happens to have both numbers printed on it. So long as they copy that information properly, they’ll be able to make the deposit. Still, many companies require that you provide a voided check.
Will a bank transfer go through if the name is wrong?
The name on the transfer does not match the name on the account: the customer will be told the name is not correct. The advice will be that the customer check the details and/or contact the person they are trying to pay. The customer will not be told the actual name on the account.
Can I practice medicine with my maiden name?
The Fictitious Name Permit allows the doctor to practice medicine under a different name. It is important to note that all name changes must be reported to the Medical Board of California within 30 days with the doctor providing both the old and new names. In order to do this, she must legally change her name.
Can I deposit to an account that does not have my name on it?
The answer is no. The payee and the recipient must match. The reason the banks are such “stick in the muds” about it is this: If they credit your money to someone else’s account, that person has full use of it and you do not have access.