Define: Unpaid Cheque

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Definition: Unpaid Cheque

Quick Summary of Unpaid Cheque

What is the dictionary definition of Unpaid Cheque?

Dictionary Definition

A cheque that has been sent to the payee’s bank and then through the clearing process only to be returned to the payee because the value cannot be transferred.

If the reason is lack of funds the bank will mark the cheque “refer to drawer”.


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Definition Sources

Definitions for Unpaid Cheque are sourced/syndicated from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.