Cheque and Credit Clearing and the Image Clearing System are owned and operated by leading retail payments authority, Pay.UK.  

The Image Clearing System (ICS) enables digital images of cheques to be exchanged between banks and building societies across the UK for clearing and settlement. The ICS is used for sterling cheques drawn on UK bank accounts, bankers’ drafts, postal orders, warrants, government payable orders and travellers’ cheques, as well as bill payments (credits) accompanied by cash or cheques. 

This site provides technical and service information for our participants and suppliers. Please see our parent site for more general information on the UK’s retail payment services.


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