Withdraw money from your account:

Withdrawal By Check

A check is simply a piece of paper with your account information. It says that you promise to pay whomever it is written to. When you write a check, the funds may be deducted from your account immediately (yes, really!). When a check you've written has been paid by the credit union from your account, it has cleared your account.

Important Tip! Protect your checkbook like you would a credit card - and never give anyone a blank check.