A Historical Look at Checks #infographic

A Historical Look at Checks #infographic

Checks have always been a major player in the financial industry, known as one of the common ways of trading money. In 352 B.C., Romans first started using checks, but the idea did not catch on, and in the early 1500s, people in the Netherlands started using checks as part of Amsterdam's international shipping and trading center.

The first check was used in the United States in 1681, and the first printed set of checks was created in 1762 by a British banker. The American Federal Reserve system was established in 1913, and magnetic ink characters on checks were developed and implemented in 1958. Take a look at the test history.

A Historical Look at Checks #infographic

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