Cheque Clearing

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Budgeting & Bank Accounts
I am self-employed and have just had to pay my tax bill, which has meant that I am quite near the limit of my overdraft. I have several payments from clients which are outstanding, and one payment was made on Friday, but they paid me by cheque. The cheque is for £500 and would sort out my bank account, but it takes 5 working days to clear and my bank (Co-op) won't give an inch on allowing funds to be paid out before it has cleared. I have standing orders due out on Tuesday and am frantically trying to think how I can get the cheque cashed tomorrow and then I can pay the cash into my account. I then only have to worry about the rest of my clients paying up! Anyway I thought of going to one of those cheque cashing places but I have heard that they rip you off - does anyone know the cheapest place to cash the cheque for me?
Jane

ENDIS. Employed, no disposable income or savings!

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  • MikeyorksMikeyorks Forumite
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    - does anyone know the cheapest place to cash the cheque for me?

    There are none. If the outgoing are SOs then kill them for a few days?

    You would have been better leaving the HMRC payment a few days and paying the 3% interest charge ....... which would have been much cheaper than your other options.
    If you want to test the depth of the water .........don't use both feet !
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