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How to properly prepare a check in Spanish in Mexico

Recently, I went to a casa de cambio (money exchange house) in downtown Guadalajara and started to write out a personal check to cash. Before I realized what I was doing, I had written the date and amount in Spanish. The clerk said, “No problem. The U.S. banks accept checks written in Spanish.”

That is not the case in Mexico.

At this newspaper we receive a fair amount of checks for deposit each week for advertising. And we come across a lot of mistakes from expat clients who still haven’t quite got the knack of Spanish when writing a check.  With that in mind, here’s a primer on Mexican check no-nos to keep you from having to do it over again.

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