If “Account Payee” is written between the crossed lines on the corner of the cheque, it means that when you present the cheque to the bank, the cheque amount will be transferred to your bank account only. You cannot get it in cash over the counter.

Order Cheque

Last updated on Jun 1, 2022

An order cheque is a cheque where only the person or party in whose name the cheque has been drawn, can withdraw the cash. The person collecting the cheque has to give an identity proof to encash the cheque. In such cheques, you have to strike out the words “or Bearer” and specify the person to whom the cheque is written for. Only then will it become an order cheque.


Order Cheque

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For Example: If Sumeysh’s name is written on the cheque, only he can present the cheque for payment and get it encashed. No one else will be allowed to withdraw the amount.

The payee can transfer an order cheque to someone else by signing their name on the back of it. This is known as endorsing of a cheque.

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Encash a cheque

Process of encashing a cheque depends on whether it is a bearer cheque or order cheque. There are multiple modes for the same.

Endorsing cheques

By endorsing the payee can use the same order cheque to pay to someone else by writing that person’s name behind the cheque and signing it.

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Crossing a cheque means that it cannot be transferred to anyone else. These cheques can only be credited to the payee’s account.

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