Is it a checking account? What if you made a check out to cash and someone brought it in to your bank? Are they really not going to honor that? I really don't know. But it seems like big news if a lot of customers can't write their own money out as checks over $3k.
Wait, what do you mean "not my bank, but a local one" usually "my bank" just means you have an account with them. Do you not have an account with this bank?
That's a good idea, I'll have to try that.
No, I have a checking account with jpmorgan chase, but the closest bank to me was us bank.