Which phrase is correct "Payable to the order of you" or "Payable to your order".
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"Payable to the order of ..." is specifically an instruction to the bank.
"Payable to the order of you" is basically a nonsensical instruction.
If you are giving instructions for filing out the instruction "Payable to the order of your name here" might make more sense as an meta-instruction to the filling party.
If you do intend, for some reason, to provide an instruction to the bank to pay itself: "Payable to the order of Name of Financial Institution" If this is not an actual financial document or instruction and a more whimsical reference to same then I would recommend "Payable to the order of yourself!"
Finally, if you are describing an instrument that is going to be "Payable to Order of The Reader" it would be described as "made payable to you" as in "you will receive a check made payable to you."