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    in / on account

    these examples are from an accounts section on a UK-based bank's website:
    1. " you keep track of how much money is in your account."
    2. "...make sure you have enough money in your account to cover your outgoings
    3. "If you don’t have enough funds in your account at this point to make a payment..."

    4. "This means you can spot any fraudulent transactions on your account and..."
    5. "A cash deposit will be available for you to use as soon as it shows on your account."

    6. we’ll pay it into your account when we receive it

    What would be the rule explaining the usage of these prepositions based on the above examples (meaning when to use 'in' and 'on')? I tried to look up in dictionaries but could not find a proper explanation (or maybe I've been looking in wrong places). And I take it that if it is 'to pay money ... an account' then we must use only 'into'.
    Thanks a lot

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    Re: in / on account

    Use in when discussing what the account contains. Use on when discussing what's happening to the account in general. Use into when discussing adding money to the account.
    I am not a teacher.

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