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A collection and processing service provided to firms by banks, which collect payments from a dedicated postal box to which the firm directs its customers to send payment to. The banks make several collections per day, process the payments immediately, and deposit the funds into the firm's bank account.


A service that a bank provides in which is processes payments for a company. The company directs its customers to send payments to a lockbox at the bank, whose employees then collect the payments and deposit them directly into the company's account. A lockbox reduces time between the receipt and processing of payments, which can be beneficial for the company using the service. On the other hand, it opens the possibility of fraud by bank employees, who could theoretically steal the payments by taking the funds from the payments and not depositing them.


(1) A special box placed on the door of homes listed for sale, with a key to the property inside the box.The box is accessed via a code or a key,available only to licensed real estate agents.

(2) An arrangement whereby customers of a business send their payments to a PO box which is actually controlled by the business's lender rather than the business.The lender takes all receipts, pays itself any loan payments and fees,and then remits the balance to the business.

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