Accommodation Check Law and Legal Definition

An accommodation check is a check written by a thrift institution on its account with a bank. An accommodation check is payable to a third party named by a customer withdrawing funds to cover the check from his/ her account at the thrift institution.

Accommodation is the lending of one person's good name or credit standing to a second person with no compensation. The purpose is to enable the second person to borrow money from a third person.