Check Security

Security features on your checks include:

The lock icon to the right of the word "Dollars," indicating to the Bank or Credit Union that the check contains security features that will help them detect a COPY from the ORIGINAL document.

The MP icon, indicating that micro-security print is used in the design. This is very small print that will break up if it is photocopied.

A panel, on the check reverse, describing some of the security features incorporated into the check design.

All check manufacturers participating on are required to follow the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) criteria for check printing--the same standards followed by all accepted financial institutions. So all checks from the participating manufacturers are guaranteed to work with your bank.

Enlarged Image of a Typical Check