Knowledge Base Issues
Why do banks charge customers for encashing account payee cheques?
To minimise the risk of loss from open cheques due to robbery, theft and fraud, banks have issued pre-printed account payee cheques. Notwithstanding this, some banks may allow the accountholder...
Are "account payee only" cheques transferable?
No. When a cheque is crossed not negotiable or account payee only, the cheque must be deposited into the account of the payee.
Does the bank have the right to request that I close my account with them?
You should enquire from your bank the reason(s) for this. However, banks have the right to close any account that is not satisfactorily operated. In addition, the conduct of the account must be in...
Safety Measures: What are the do's and don'ts of using cheques?
Do's Write clearly and legibly and always use permanent ink pens such as a ball pen Ensure no alteration/amendment/erasure on the face of the cheque as banks will reject such cheques Begin writing...
Can my wife operate my current account when I am overseas?
Yes, provided you issue a mandate 1 to your bank and your bank approves. In some instances, only short term appointments are allowed, e.g., for six (6) months or less. The mandate must clearly...