Cash a check without bank account, and no bank branch?

I got a check from a relative. Only, I don't have a bank account, and there is no branch of the bank from which the check was written here. Can I go to a different bank and have them cash it (assuming I bring ID)?

Update:

@Meena: what I'm saying is, for example, the check is from Bank of America, but there is no Bank of America near me.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    you can cash it at walmart..

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  • Hollie
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    1 decade ago

    Some banks will cash your checks if your checks are under their bank. For example: if your relative has a Bank of America account, you should be able to cash the check at any Bank of America with proper identification. Good luck!

  • 1 decade ago

    Yahoo Finance is right about Walmart, although the link is a scam.

    Heather "I never said I worked for Bank of America" is wrong again.

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=200906...

    It looks like you are down to two options:

    1) Find someone with a bank account that you trust to cash the check for you (at their bank) and then pay you the cash. Of course, this person also has to trust you, since they are taking a risk that the check will bounce.

    2) Go to Walmart and cash the check, although they will charge a service fee (<$3)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Unless it is a payroll check, Wal Mart won't cash it and you can't cash it at a bank other than the bank the check is drawn off of unless you bank there.

    Source(s): I work for Bank of America
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