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Deposit Accounts Provided by a Bank: 3 Types | Services | Banking

Banks attract money from the public by accepting deposits in the following accounts: 1. Current Account 2. Savings Bank Deposit Account 3. Fixed or Time Deposit Account. Type # 1. Current Account: It is also called ‘Open Account’ or ‘Demand Deposit Account’. A businessman can open a current account with the bank. Customers can deposit […]

Bank Customer: Meaning, Definition and Kinds

After reading this article you will learn about the meaning and kinds of customers. Meaning and Definition of a Customer: There is no statutory definition of a customer, but banks appear to rely upon to recognize a customer: 1. For a person a person to be known as a customer of the bank there must […]

Nature of Accounts Opened in a Bank

After reading this article you will learn about the nature of account opened in a bank. Joint Accounts: A joint account is a banking account maintained by two or more people. All must sign on any relevant documents unless the mandate provides otherwise. All are jointly liable for any overdraft unless mandate establishes joint and […]

Notes on Cheque: Meaning, Importance and Its Format

After reading this article you will learn about:- 1. Meaning of a Cheque 2. Parties to a Cheque 3. Format 4. Importance in Payment System. Meaning of a Cheque: A cheque is a negotiable instrument instructing a financial Institution to pay a specific amount of specific currency from a specific demand account held in the […]

Notes on Crossing of a Cheque: 4 Types

This article throws light upon the four types of crossing of a cheque. The types are: 1. Cheques Crossed Generally 2. Crossing after Issue 3. Antedated Cheque 4. Post Dated Cheque. Type # 1. Cheques Crossed Generally: The cheque bearing across its face an addition of the words ‘and company’ or any abbreviations thereof between […]

Notes on How to Use a Cheque

This article will guide you about how to use a cheque. 1. On the right hand side there is space to mention the date when the cheque is issued. (It is mandatory to mention the date on the cheque without which a cheque can be dishonored) Please write at least month in words like June […]

Collection of Local and Out Station Cheques

After reading this article you will learn about the collection of local and out station cheques. Collection of Local Cheques: All cheques and other negotiable instruments payable locally are presented through the clearing system prevailing at the center. Cheques deposited at the counters and in collection boxes within the branch premises before the specified cut-off […]

Short Notes on Cheque Truncation

This article provides a short note on cheque truncation. Cheque truncation is the process of stopping the flow of the physical cheques issued by a drawer to the drawee branch. The physical instrument will be truncated at same point en-route to the drawee branch and an electronic image of the cheque would be sent to […]

Clearing Process of Cheques

After reading this article you will learn about the clearing process of cheques. The clearing process begins with the deposit of a cheque in a bank. The cheque (along with other cheques) is delivered to the bank/branch where it is drawn. The cheque is passed for payment if the funds are available and the banker […]