Forenames in wrong order on cheque

My name is George Alfred Higgins. I have been sent a cheque for £4,000 from the solicitors of my late friend's estate. My friend always knew me, as does everyone else, as Alfred Higgins. The cheque is made out to Alfred George Higgins. Will I be able to pay it in to my bank account or do I need to ask the solicitors to issue a new one?
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  • jackjones01
    jackjones01 Posts: 466
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    Try and pay it in via a cash machine 
  • Keep_pedalling
    Keep_pedalling Posts: 16,201
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    Should not be a problem with the same forename being used.
  • baser999
    baser999 Posts: 1,080
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    Can you pay it in using mobile phone banking, or is it too big a payment. Not sure on limits and how sensitive it’d be to the fact the name’s not quite right. I bank with Santander and recently paid in a small cheque for £4 only to realise a few days later it was actually dated January 2023. Seems to have gone through 
  • BarGin
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    I've just paid it into my Santander account using the outside cash machine as the branch was closed. It was accepted although it couldn't read the amount on the clearly printed cheque. Just have to wait to see if it clears now.
  • pridehappy
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    I think it should work fine, as long as your first and middle names are both listed on the account.
  • Rob5342
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    Hopefully it will work. Awkward solicitors though, sending a cheque instead of doing a bank transfer.
  • BarGin
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    Rob5342 said:
    Hopefully it will work. Awkward solicitors though, sending a cheque instead of doing a bank transfer.
    Especially as I'd given them my bank details!
  • castle96
    castle96 Posts: 2,876
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    I am known as    GC........... GP......... GCP......... and GPC........ vever aproblem
  • retiredbanker1
    retiredbanker1 Posts: 312
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    As the cheque is for more than £1000 it will be manually checked when the ATM is next opened to remove any cheques.
  • 35har1old
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    Rob5342 said:
    Hopefully it will work. Awkward solicitors though, sending a cheque instead of doing a bank transfer.
    It costs to do a bank transfer
    Plus the receiving bank is likely to prefer a cheque for traceability 
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