Some articles on cheques, cheque:

Crossing Of Cheques
... A crossed cheque is a cheque that can only be deposited directly into an account with a bank and cannot be immediately cashed by a bank over the counter ... Payee' or similar may be placed either vertically across the cheque or in the top left hand corner ... By using crossed cheques, cheque writers can effectively protect the cheques they write from being stolen and cashed ...
Banknotes Of Zimbabwe - Paper Money of The Second Dollar (ZWN) - Agro Cheque Series
... The Reserve Bank issued Special Agro (Agricultural) cheques from 15 May to 31 July 2008 ... of the parallel functions with bearer Cheques and the exponential rise of food prices ... the 2008 currency reform, Agro and bearer cheques were phased out on 1 January 2009 ...
Payments Council - Closure of Cheque Clearing
... move of the Payments Council, in 2009, was to agree to a target of 2018 for the closure of cheque clearing in the UK ... It also announced that the cheque guarantee card scheme would end in June 2011 ... Committee inquiry in February 2010 that cheques were in "terminal decline", down to 3.5 million per day in 2009 from a peak of 11 million in 1990 ...
Cheques Around The World - New Zealand
... Instrument-specific legislation includes the Cheques Act 1960, part of the Bills of Exchange Act 1908, which codifies aspects related to the cheque payment instrument, notably the procedures for the endorsement ... A 1995 amendment provided for the electronic presentment of cheques and removed the previous requirement to deliver cheques physically to the paying bank, opening the way for cheque truncation and imaging ... of an electronic image of all or part of the cheque to the paying bank’s branch, instead of the cumbersome physical presentment ...
... A cheque (or check in American English) is a document that orders a payment of money from a bank account ... The person writing the cheque, the drawer, usually has a current account (most English speaking countries) or checking account (US) where their money was ... the various details including the monetary amount, date, and a payee on the cheque, and signs it, ordering their bank, known as the drawee, to pay that person or company the amount of money stated ...

Famous quotes containing the word cheques:

    The earth is mankind’s ultimate haven, our blessed terra firma. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet, it’s as though one of God’s cheques has bounced.
    Gilbert Adair, British author, critic. quoted in: London Sunday Correspondent Magazine (Dec. 24, 1989)

    Common experience is the gold reserve which confers an exchange value on the currency which words are; without this reserve of shared experiences, all our pronouncements are cheques drawn on insufficient funds.
    René Daumal (1908–1944)

    A reader who quarrels with postulates, who dislikes Hamlet because he does not believe that there are ghosts or that people speak in pentameters, clearly has no business in literature. He cannot distinguish fiction from fact, and belongs in the same category as the people who send cheques to radio stations for the relief of suffering heroines in soap operas.
    Northrop Frye (b. 1912)