ING Direct has announced that they are offering paper checkbooks to electric orange account holders. In the past a disadvantage of the online only account was that you couldn’t write paper checks yourself although you could have ING Direct send a paper check on your behalf (postage was free).
According to ING Direct the checks will come with some extra features:
- Email Notifications to let you know when your checks are cashed.
- Online Check Registry to keep track of all your checks online.
- Enhanced Security so your checks can only be used after you activate them.
The checkbook come in packs of 50 for $5 each. This is great for those rare occasions when I might write a check in person. If I ever need to send a check I generally use the free paper check mailing option.