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Getting Information from Cancelled Check

I wrote a check that cleared our bank and I am wondering if I can find out the name of the bank from the deposit stamp or other information on the cancelled check? There is a 10 digit number (account?) under "Dep Only" and then there is a narrow stripe running perpendicular to the endorsement. On the back of the check that has a bank name (the same as my bank so I wasn't sure if this was info about our account or the recipient's account), a date, a nine-digit number and a thirteen-digit number.

The nine-digit number is most likely the number associated with the bank of deposit. It should have arrows or > and < at either end (it will look like >123456789< ). Your bank should be able to identify the bank to which the number belongs.

Published on 9/15/09