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Certified check

A bank guaranteed check for which funds are immediately withdrawn, and for which the bank is legally liable.

Certified Check

A check whose payment is guaranteed by a bank. In exchange for a fee, a bank issues a certified check to a person, who is very often both the payer and the payee. That is, a person gives the bank the amount for which the certified check is written, either in cash or by deducting the appropriate amount from the payer's account; the bank then makes the check payable to that person. The person may cash the check at any bank, or deposit it at a different bank without being subject to a check hold. A certified check is also known as a registered check or banker's draft. See also: Traveler's cheque, Commercial draft.

certified check

A check that a financial institution draws on an individual's account and then certifies to indicate that sufficient funds are available to cover the amount of the check when cashed.

certified check

A check drawn on the bank customer's account,with the customer as the drawer and the check certified by the bank as payable.

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The 41-year-old accepted Moon's banker's draft, and didn't find out it was a fake until two days later when her bank contacted her with the news - by which time he was hundreds of miles away.
If you are able to pay up front, you can pay by either cash, cheque, banker's draft, or on your credit card.
Finally, ask for cash or a banker's draft as payment.
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But the case was adjourned until June 30 after the court heard that, although Baker had deposited pounds 200,000 with his solicitor towards recompensing his victims, a banker's draft for the outstanding amount had yet to be paid over.
JOINER Cameron Dickie accepted a banker's draft when he sold his van for pounds 11,500.
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Other advice includes paying by banker's draft rather than cash and visiting the seller's home rather than doing a deal in a car park.
Insist in receiving payment in cash or a banker's draft before parting with the vehicle - and if you accept a cheque, make sure it has cleared before you hand over the keys to the car.
Check with your bank that their banker's draft or cheque has cleared before handing over the car.