Counter checks differ from both personal checks and cashier's checks. Unlike personal checks, counter checks do not include the account holder's name and address. A counter check has the bank's address, but it is printed with the account holder's account number.
Similar to a personal check, the issuance of a counter check does not guarantee that the funds are available. The only way to guarantee funds is with a cashier's check, as the amount is automatically debited when the check is issued. Depending on the bank, fees for counter checks and cashier's checks range from $1 to $10.Learn more about Banks