Cashier’s Check

What is a Cashier’s Check?

In business it is often the case that a supplier will demand payment before supplying goods. One method of dealing with this is for the business to ask it’s bank for a cashier’s check.

The bank will charge the customers account with the amount and then provide the cashier’s check drawn on the bank’s own funds and signed by a cashier.

As the bank has assumed responsibility for the amount, the cashier’s check is in effect guaranteed payment.

A cashier’s check is sometimes referred to using any of the following names:

  • Cashier’s cheque
  • Banker’s cheque
  • Bank cheque
  • Banker’s draft
  • Treasurer’s cheque
  • Official cheque
  • Demand draft
  • Teller’s cheque

For further information on a cashiers check see the Wikipedia definition.

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Last modified March 23rd, 2016 by Michael Brown

About the Author

Chartered accountant Michael Brown is the founder and CEO of Double Entry Bookkeeping. He has worked as an accountant and consultant for more than 25 years in all types of industries. He has been the CFO or controller of both small and medium sized companies and has run small businesses of his own. He has been a manager and an auditor with Deloitte, a big 4 accountancy firm, and holds a BSc from Loughborough University.

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