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Report No. 11

144. Cheque crossed "account payee".-

(1) Where a cheque crossed generally bears across its face an addition of the words "account payee" between the tzvo. parallel transverse lines constituting the general crossing, the cheque, besides being crossed generally, is said to be crossed "account payee".

(2) When a cheque is crossed "account payee"-

(a) it shall cease to be negotiable; and

(b) it shall be the duty of the banker collecting payment of the cheque to credit the proceeds thereof only to the account of the payee named in the cheque.

Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 Back

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