Why are direct deposit and Venmo better options than a check?

First, let’s be clear: all of our payout methods are good options. That said, we do indicate that Direct Deposit and Venmo are the preferred options because they’re both faster and safer. 

Checks can often take a few days to reach you, especially if you're located far from New York City. During that shipping period, there is a risk (albeit, a small one) that the check could get lost or stolen.

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