We’re making changes to the ways you can make and receive international payments
From 7 January 2020, we’ll no longer accept non-Sterling cheques, international drafts or traveller cheque deposits. This includes Sterling/GBP cheques issued by a bank or building society branch based outside the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man or Gibraltar. We’ll also stop issuing international draft payments.
Alternative ways to make non-Sterling payments and receive money from abroad will still be available. These include electronic payments and using our online banking services.
Some of your trading partners may prefer paper-based payments. We can collect drafts and cheques from overseas and currency cheques drawn in the UK on behalf of your business.
However, we do not recommend this form of payment due to concerns over security.
Your relationship manager or your local branch will tell you what information you will need and what the costs are.