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Will a cheque debit my account quicker if it is processed by cheque imaging?

Yes, if you have written a cheque and this is paid into a bank or building society using cheque imaging, it should debit your account after two Business Days, once the cheque has been presented for payment at the payee's bank.

Cheque Imaging is still being rolled out across all banks and building societies within the UK and is due to be fully established in 2019. If the bank or building society isn’t using cheque imaging, this should debit your account after three Business Days.

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