Money order

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A money order is a payment order for a pre-specified amount of money.wikipedia
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Cheque

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As it is required that the funds be prepaid for the amount shown on it, it is a more trusted method of payment than a check. Because of provisions within the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act, money orders have far more regulatory processing requirements than personal cheques, cashier's cheques, or certified cheques.
For large shop payments, such as car purchases, a type of cheque, a money order (Swedish:postväxel) is still used.

Western Union

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Companies that now offer money orders include 7-11, QuikTrip, Cumberland Farms, Safeway, Western Union, MoneyGram, CVS, Wal-Mart, and 3T Solutions.
Western Union has several divisions, with products such as person-to-person money transfer, money orders, business payments, and commercial services.

Bank Secrecy Act

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Because of provisions within the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act, money orders have far more regulatory processing requirements than personal cheques, cashier's cheques, or certified cheques.
A monetary instrument log (MIL) must indicate cash purchases of monetary instruments, such as money orders, cashier's checks, and traveler's checks valued between $3,000 and $10,000.

Cashier's check

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Because of provisions within the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act, money orders have far more regulatory processing requirements than personal cheques, cashier's cheques, or certified cheques.
One leading contractor is Integrated Payment Systems, which issues cashier's checks and coordinates redemption of the items for many banks, in addition to issuing money orders and other payment instruments.

Montgomery Blair

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The United States Postal Service began selling money orders as an alternative to sending currency through the postal system in order to reduce post office robberies, an idea instituted by Montgomery Blair who was Postmaster-General 1861-1864.
Blair also began the sale of money orders by post offices to reduce the mailing of currency to reduce post office robberies.

Convenience store

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In the United States, money orders are typically sold by third parties such as the United States Postal Service, grocery stores, and convenience stores.
Such stores may also offer money order and wire transfer services, along with the use of a fax machine or photocopier for a small per-copy cost.

United States Postal Service

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In the United States, money orders are typically sold by third parties such as the United States Postal Service, grocery stores, and convenience stores. The main difference is that money orders are usually limited in maximum face value to some specified figure (for example, the United States Postal Service limits domestic postal money orders to US $1,000.00 ) while certified cheques are not.
Postal money orders provide a safe alternative to sending cash through the mail, and are available in any amount up to $1,000.

United States postal notes

Postal Notes
Postal notes were the specialized money order successors to the United States Department of the Treasury's postage and fractional currency.

MoneyGram

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Companies that now offer money orders include 7-11, QuikTrip, Cumberland Farms, Safeway, Western Union, MoneyGram, CVS, Wal-Mart, and 3T Solutions.

Postal order

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In the United States, this is known as a postal money order.

Money

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A money order is a payment order for a pre-specified amount of money.

Post Office Ltd

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The Post Office noted the success and profitability, and it took over the system in 1838.

Certified check

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Because of provisions within the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act, money orders have far more regulatory processing requirements than personal cheques, cashier's cheques, or certified cheques. In this way it is similar to a certified cheque.

Patriot Act

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Because of provisions within the USA PATRIOT Act and the Bank Secrecy Act, money orders have far more regulatory processing requirements than personal cheques, cashier's cheques, or certified cheques.

Grocery store

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In the United States, money orders are typically sold by third parties such as the United States Postal Service, grocery stores, and convenience stores.

Bank

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Some financial service companies such as banks and credit unions may not charge for money orders to their clients.

Credit union

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Some financial service companies such as banks and credit unions may not charge for money orders to their clients.

Postmaster General

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The United States Postal Service began selling money orders as an alternative to sending currency through the postal system in order to reduce post office robberies, an idea instituted by Montgomery Blair who was Postmaster-General 1861-1864.

7-Eleven

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Companies that now offer money orders include 7-11, QuikTrip, Cumberland Farms, Safeway, Western Union, MoneyGram, CVS, Wal-Mart, and 3T Solutions.

QuikTrip

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Companies that now offer money orders include 7-11, QuikTrip, Cumberland Farms, Safeway, Western Union, MoneyGram, CVS, Wal-Mart, and 3T Solutions.

Cumberland Farms

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Companies that now offer money orders include 7-11, QuikTrip, Cumberland Farms, Safeway, Western Union, MoneyGram, CVS, Wal-Mart, and 3T Solutions.

Safeway Inc.

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Companies that now offer money orders include 7-11, QuikTrip, Cumberland Farms, Safeway, Western Union, MoneyGram, CVS, Wal-Mart, and 3T Solutions.

Walmart

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Companies that now offer money orders include 7-11, QuikTrip, Cumberland Farms, Safeway, Western Union, MoneyGram, CVS, Wal-Mart, and 3T Solutions.

Signature

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International money orders are thought to be safer than sending currency through the post because there are various forms of identification required to cash an international money order, often including a signature and a form of photo identification.

Identity document

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International money orders are thought to be safer than sending currency through the post because there are various forms of identification required to cash an international money order, often including a signature and a form of photo identification.