National Geographic : 1916 Jan
People who use "A. B. A." Cheques -and why T HE banker uses"A.B .A." Cheques and recommends them to his cus tomers because he knows all about them -knows of the elaborate, world wide banking arrange ments made for their acceptance, and of the soundness of the plan behind these Travel ers' Cheques of the American Bankers Association, which has a membership of 15,000 banks and bankers. The banker knows that thousands of the principal banks in the United States and Canada, as well as in other parts of the world, are issuing these Cheques because they are the safest and handiest form of travel and emergency "money." He also knows that they are cashed by 50,000 banks throughout the world, besides being universally accepted in all countries in payment of expenses and service. The busy cor toration official always carries a few "A. B. A." C i order that he may never be I without emer gency funds, even if he should neglect to draw money from the bank. For years he has been using "A. B. A." Cheques in his ex tensive travels throughout the world, and has always found them as good 'as gold, and very convenient. The enthusiastic motorist, who makes frequent long trips with his family, carries "A. B. A." Cheques instead of . cash, because he knows that they are safe - being unavailable - . (if he has not counter signed them) to anyone who might steal or find them, and because he has learned that "A. B. A." Cheques are readily accepted at hotels, public garages, auto mobile supply shops, etc. The traveling salesman insists that his house supply him with "A. B. A." Cheques instead of drafts or treasurer's checks. He has found by actual experience that "A. B. A." Cheques are wel comed by hotel people and others who deal with travelers, and that it is not consid ered a favor by them to cash an "A.B A." Cheque or to accept it in o payment of a bill, whereas drafts, cashier's checks and treasurer's checks are not welcomed, because of the uncertainty as to identification, genuine ness, funds in bank, etc. "A. B.A." Cheques do not have to be cashed, but may be used like currency to pay bills, and they require no identifi cation except the counter-signature of the owner. Get them at your bank, or write Bankers Trust Company, New York, for booklet and information as to where they may be had in your vicinity. "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."