Stressing the negative impact on the business sector by government directives suspending work in government offices in instances that do not include regular holidays nor inclement weather, Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III on Tuesday called on the Executive Department to exclude the units involved in check clearing
of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) from work suspension orders to ensure that check clearing
operations would remain uninterrupted.
Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III is pushing for the exclusion of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) check clearing
unit from work suspension orders to ensure uninterrupted operations of vital businesses in the country.
How is the service of international check clearing
The Check Clearing
for the 21st Century Act, widely known as Check 21, went into effect in October 2004.
It claims that solution "backbones" ProgressSoft's Electronic Image-based Check Clearing
Solution (PS-ECC), which has "successfully electronified" the cheque clearing process across the country since 2007.
The reason: During the days following the terrorist attacks in 2001, check clearing
was brought to a halt.
For the first time ever, ProgressSoft demonstrated in such a regional event the pioneering PS-ECC--the world's first Electronic Check Clearing
Solution that claimed the attention of the international banking community in most prestigious events and exhibitions, with several successful countrywide implementations notched on its belt.
The Check Clearing
for the 21st Century Act, or Check 21, lets banks transmit electronic images of a check rather than wait for the original paper check to make its way through the banking system.
The Federal Reserve Board, on December 22, 2003, approved a proposed rule to amend Regulation CC (Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks) and its commentary to implement the Check Clearing
for the 21st Century Act (Check 21 Act).
PCHC is the exclusive check clearing
service provider servicing all banks in the Philippines.
The Electronic Check Clearing
Law, which was passed by the Knesset in February 2016, enables the transition from physical check clearing
to electronic clearing.
The final amendments ensure that Regulation J covers the entire range of check-processing services that the Reserve Banks now offer since the Check Clearing
for the 21st Century Act became effective on October 28, 2004.