If you are a consumer, or business, and you write or receive cheques, this section is for you.  

Here you will find:

  • information about how cheques are cleared;
  • the 2-4-6 cheque clearing timescales;
  • answers to the many questions that you may have on cheques;
  • and news of exciting developments in cheque imaging, a project that will provide cheque users with faster clearing timescales and the possibility of banks offering their customers new ways to pay cheques into their bank account (such as by using a mobile app on your smartphone).


This section is split into information relevant to consumers and businesses. Please choose the most relevant section to you below:


Find out more about consumer cheques.


Find out more about business cheques.