Will Hand Written Checks Clear?

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ckmcdonald
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Will Hand Written Checks Clear?

Postby ckmcdonald » Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:08 pm

When MLS uploads the info for a newly written check, does this somehow activate (correct term?) the check. Seems like I read that long ago.

Or in other words, if a check is written, distributed to the recipient and cashed before it is uploaded from MLS, is the check still valid and will it clear?

I ask because MLS in a unit I'm aware of is completely inoperable due to issues with the CUBS update and the clerk is considering writing checks by hand to get the bills paid (while headquarters works on getting MLS back up).

Is this an acceptable and workable approach?

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Postby aebrown » Tue Nov 30, 2010 7:36 am

ckmcdonald wrote:When MLS uploads the info for a newly written check, does this somehow activate (correct term?) the check. Seems like I read that long ago.

Or in other words, if a check is written, distributed to the recipient and cashed before it is uploaded from MLS, is the check still valid and will it clear?

I ask because MLS in a unit I'm aware of is completely inoperable due to issues with the CUBS update and the clerk is considering writing checks by hand to get the bills paid (while headquarters works on getting MLS back up).

Is this an acceptable and workable approach?


The check needs to be transmitted via MLS or called in. See the Emergency check writing procedures for details.
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