Typically, an employee sets up payroll direct deposit funds to go into his own checking or savings account. Married employees commonly have a joint account with a spouse where funds are deposited. In rare circumstances, a husband might prefer to have his paycheck deposited into his wife's bank account. Rules on this type of deposit vary.
Direct Deposit Considerations
Employers or the bank may have policies related to your deposit. Even if an employer has no problem with your setting up a direct deposit to someone else's account, your bank may. For security purposes, some banks don't allow you to deposit into an account without your name on it. Other banks do allow you to deposit into any account you want.
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