The bank, which found an increasing trend of fraud on cash cheques presented through clearing across the UAE, has decided to discontinue the practice of accepting cheques through the Central Bank clearing
system effective September 1, 2017, wherein the beneficiary name is mentioned as 'Cash', the bank said.
Hence, to eliminate the possible risk and fraud involved in 'Cash' cheques and thereby protecting your funds and interests, it has been decided to discontinue the practice of accepting cheques through the Central Bank clearing
system effective September 1, 2017, wherein the beneficiary name is mentioned as 'Cash'", the bank said in a statement on its website.
"It actually takes longer for the funds to become collected than the bank clearing
it for you to make disbursements against."
However, in the meantime it has bank clearing
facilities in place to allow it to continue operationally.
This "payment gateway" software must pass stringent testing by Bacs, the organisation which operates the UK bank clearing
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has added investment bank UBS to its AsiaClear platform as a new SGX bank clearing
member, allowing it to clear OTC traded financial derivatives in the country for the first time.
With the addition of Credit Suisse, we now have a total of 10 bank clearing
members that are active in the OTC traded financial derivatives.
Data at the central bank showed that until April this year, transactions with bad checks and giros were valued at Rp 2.59 trillion (US$ 270 million) or 0.6% of bank clearing
At the collecting bank clearing
centre the cheque information is passed electronically through a secure data exchange network (called the Inter Bank Data Exchange, IBDE) to the appropriate paying bank clearing
The letter said her details were passed to NatWest Bank clearing
centre, which would deal with the payment for the catalogue, but adds "despite telephone calls and correspondence" the payment had not reached its destination.
But the bank clearing
system means that although the funds show as cleared, the con will only be revealed several weeks after the cash was sent.