Welcome to Consumer Reports Advocacy

Consumer Reports is an independent nonprofit organization that works for a fair, safe and transparent marketplace.

Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

We hope you will partner with us and our six million members for a better world.

So long to canceled checks

From Consumer Reports August 2004 issue…

So long to canceled checks

Get ready for an October surprise from your bank. Starting late that month, as a result of a new federal law, your account statement will come with fewer–or perhaps none–of your canceled paper checks, even if you want them. You’ll also enjoy less “float”–that time between the day you write a check and the day the money is removed from your account. And you’d better be fast if you hope to stop payment on a check. However, you will gain the right to quick correction of clerical mistakes. Here’s a rundown of the changes.
For more, click here.