2. Write the Payee’s Name

In the space provided following “Pay To” or “Pay to the Order of”, fill in the name of the recipient, be it an individual or a company. You could also make out the check to “Cash” if you do not want to specify the recipient but this is usually ill-advised. This is because it could then be cashed-in by anyone (which may cause unnecessary loses if the check gets misplaced and falls in the wrong hands). If you’re writing out the cheque to an individual, mention both his first name as well as surname. If you’re writing out the cheque to a company, write the full company name with no acronyms whatsoever.