Cheque Clearance Certainty of fate

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The Cheque Clearance Cycle :

I thought 3-4 days to clear a cheque. Oh no, the banks have other ideas. Yes they go up and down dale through the clearance houses, but even when the cheque is in your account - it isn't ! It can still bounce, even though your bank have told you it's cleared. So add the 3/4 Working days of individual banks, then + Certainty of days = average 10 days, before the money is truly yours and can't be recalled.
And dont forget to add post days on top of that. Next time you send a seller a cheque payment, think on !

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