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How long to get a banker's draft/cheque?
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huglebear
Old 25-07-2006, 9:23 AM
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Default How long to get a banker's draft/cheque?

I need to get a banker's draft to pay for deposit on my house and legal fees. I may have to do this at short notice. My bank need 24 hours to send me it. Is that normal? Do other people's banks need notice to provide a draft (also known as a bankers cheque)?
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Old 25-07-2006, 9:40 AM
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I've had to obtain a Bank Cheque on a couple of occasions from smile. When I 'phoned to order it they advised it could take up to three working days (might have been 2 but can't remember exactly!). Both times the cheque did arrive the following day.
You probably are aware but there is usually a charge for the cheque issue.
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Old 25-07-2006, 9:45 AM
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Mine (LTSB) takes about 10 minutes for a bankers cheque and about 20 minutes for a bankers draft. Do note that a bankers cheque and bankers draft are two different things.

No notice required although you can speed up the process if you ring in advance as they can get the cheque ready for you.
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Old 25-07-2006, 11:53 AM
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I've been asked for 24 hours' notice before but I think that's largely because if you walk into a branch in a lunch hour they may not be enough authorised people to sign/prepare it. I've given that notice on the phone and walked in to collect it without any problems - maybe you can get a sameday service?
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Old 25-07-2006, 8:49 PM
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A&L wont do it in the branch. you have to call their head office and they'll post you one. Ridiculous really.
they charge a tenner, and send it first class (24 hr delivery).
I guess it varies with each bank.
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Old 25-07-2006, 9:51 PM
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customers can ask for one without notice, it takes about 10 mins to make up - either welcome to wait or very often they call back - just be aware that if its a large sum (ie over £1k) then you'll need secondary Id, the usual being driving licence or passport
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Old 25-07-2006, 10:08 PM
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if the cheque is of a larger amount - i'd recommend taking extra identification with you

and please do not be offended if you are asked what the funds are for - most have to ask to comply with anti money laundering regulations
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Old 26-07-2006, 3:41 PM
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if the cheque is of a larger amount - i'd recommend taking extra identification with you

and please do not be offended if you are asked what the funds are for - most have to ask to comply with anti money laundering regulations
And replies to avoid probably include 'to pay off my drug dealer' and 'actually the money was just 'resting' in my account and I want clean funds back'

Seriously - for most people it would be either a house or a car wouldn't it? Or if you were doing something dodgy, you'd say it was anyway? One day I'm going to turn to crime and will be successful as I'll apply common sense to it!
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Old 26-07-2006, 5:55 PM
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well they have to ask - what a customer says in reply is up to them - but extra id and security questions will often
be needed

also if the account the cheque is being drawn on recently had a large credit then questions are most likely to be asked about that

i haven't been a cashier for a good few years - but i had to ask this and i know the cashiers do now too
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Old 26-07-2006, 9:08 PM
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I need to get a banker's draft to pay for deposit on my house and legal fees.
Trust that's how your Solicitor has asked for it?? May be a Banker's Draft and therefore 'guaranteed' - but he / she still has to clear it before it becomes 'liquid' funds.

Using CHAPS is quicker / cleaner / safer / 'liquid' .....albeit a bit more expensive. See other previous threads on Drafts that have gone AWOL.
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Default banker draft

hell there, i need to arrange a bankers draft to pay my letting agent but i only have the id listen below:
my bank card
my exspire passport (photographic)
work id (photographic) with my name and payrole number
statesments from my bank
other cards with my name on
council tax documentation with my name on
corrispondants from the letting agents to whom i need to wright the draft out to addressed to me.
eveidently i will be able to answerany security questions
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