On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:19:49 +0000
Post by JNugent Post by Joe
On Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:28:28 +0000
Post by JNugent Post by JNugent Post by burfordTjustice
If you use a Mega Bank you deserve all the misery you get and more.
Barclays customers furious as nationwide computer crash leaves
them unable to withdraw money or pay on card
It's what cheques are for.
Always keep one somewhere in the car.
Some places (my nearest supermarket for one) no longer accept
cheques. What they would do in that case is another matter.
Cash a cheque across a bank counter, just like we used to before plastic.
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Not if the computers are down.
The compouters are not necessary. This system was in operation before
a computer terminal was ever placed in a bank branch.
Is it even possible to open a cash register drawer without electronic
Post by JNugent
The debit card acts as a guarantee of the amount of a cheque up to
the card's limit. It's no different in effect from the bank
guaranteeing the same amount if and when you pay a merchant by cheque.
"Can I use my debit card to guarantee a cheque?
"Not anymore. The Payments Council scrapped the cheque-guarantee card
scheme in 2011 because of the number of ways there are to pay for
things. You can still write cheques but won’t be able to guarantee them
with your debit card, even if it has the cheque guarantee hologram.
"For more details, visit the Payments UK website."