Bounced Check(redirected from Unpaid Cheques)
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A check from which funds are not transferred because there are insufficient funds in the payer's account. For example, suppose Joe writes a check to Bob for $500, but there is only $400 in Joe's checking account. When Bob deposits the check, his bank will refuse to credit the $500 to his account, because Joe's bank will advise that Joe does not have enough money to honor the check. In this case, the check is called a bounced check. In the United Kingdom, the common term is an unpaid cheque.