Sending a check internationally. February 25, I'm sending a cheque from Canada to France.
What are bankers' drafts? A banker's draft is not strictly speaking a cheque but, like a cheque, it is subject to the Bills of Exchange Act and is cleared in the same way as a cheque.
If you have requested a banker's cheque or draft, the bank will take the money for this draft from your account to pay for it before giving you the draft.
The timescales for clearing for value, withdrawal and fate apply. How can I get a banker's draft? In what instances should they be used? You can ask for a draft at the branch counter or over the phone, but a period of notice may be required. You should check your options with your bank.
How long does it take to process a banker's draft? It takes the same time as it takes to clear a cheque. The timescales for cheque clearing set a maximum time limit of two, four and six working days for each of the stages after paying in a cheque to a current or basic bank account.
This means that you will start to earn interest by the second working day after paying in a cheque or draft to your account, you can withdraw the money paid in by the fourth working day and, by the end of the sixth working day after paying in the cheque or draft, you can be certain that the money is yours.
After this time, the money cannot be claimed back by your bank without your consent, unless you are a knowing party to fraud.
For savings accounts, the timescales arewhich means that you can withdraw the money at the start of the sixth working day after paying in the draft. So when can I be sure that the funds are definitely cleared?
Is there a time limit on this?
If certainty is important to you, you should not hand over any goods or provide any services until you know for sure that the funds are yours to keep. Alternatively, if you are in any doubt that the draft is genuine because you do not absolutely know and trust the person from whom you are accepting payment, it is better to ask for a Faster Payment or a CHAPS payment.
These are both are same-day, and irrevocable ways to pay. The Faster Payment Service is free to consumers — online, mobile and telephone banking payments are all made this way.
So if you are selling a car, for example, or accepting another large payment, you may wish to consider sharing the cost of a CHAPS payment with the buyer, so that you can both be certain that the transaction will be cleared. Who is liable for fraud on bankers' drafts?
If a consumer accepts a stolen banker's draft in good faith, will they lose the money? Can bankers' drafts be used for overseas payments? These drafts are subject to the laws and practices of the countries where they are drawn rather than those in the UK.
It is, however, quicker, easier and safer to make an automated international payment if you wish to send money overseas. If you want to know more information about automated international payments and foreign currency drafts you should speak to your bank.
There is also useful information relating to this on the Pay Your Way website at www.
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