You have many payment options available. Use your debit card or use Online Bill Pay from your computer or mobile device. You can also pay friends, family or coworkers through Online or Mobile Banking, using only their email address or mobile number. You don't need to know their account number or where they bank in the U.S.
Other options include cashier's checks and money orders, which are available for a fee in our banking centers.
You should be careful when you give out your account number and routing number to a business for payments from your SafeBalance Banking account. At times, a business may process the payment as a check instead of an electronic transaction through the ACH (Automated Clearing House). Those checks will be rejected and not paid. You may be charged a fee by the business if this happens. If you give anyone your account number and routing number, make sure it is for an electronic ACH transaction only. You may want to ask if the business can use your debit card number instead or pay them through Online Bill Pay.
If you need to write checks regularly and these alternatives won't work for you, a traditional checking account with check-writing capabilities might be a better choice.