To verify an account, an employee must send a statement or a blank cheque from his bank. By doing this, he will provide vital information that will enable the employer’s bank to get the individual’s bank account number and the routing number. The routing number is a coded string of numbers which identify the employee’s banking institution. Another prerequisite of certain pay roll processors is a pre-note. This is an electronic transaction from the payroll processor’s bank to the employee’s bank, and it authenticates the account’s information. After such an authentication, an employee can expect regular pay checks which come on time.
This method has various advantages. It saves time because cash is easily and conveniently deposited in an employee’s account thus saving the employee time which he would otherwise use standing in long queues at ATM’s. The employees also do not need to wait for cheque clearance since, funds clear promptly. This is a safe and secure process of transferring money, because an individual does not need to worry that his cheque might be stolen, and he avoids the risk which comes with carrying large amounts of money.
The process is also confidential. Since money is transferred electronically, fewer people come into contact with the money, thus reducing the risk of identity theft. This service also allows an employee to have complete control of his funds as he can divide his cash into different accounts easily. Most employees also give a paper stub in advance so that an employee may know the amount of money which will be deposited, and the deductions made from the salary.