French Cheques

Old Apr 16, 17, 8:07 am
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French Cheques

My dad has just found some French cheques... dates 1 year and 3 weeks old... so 2 weeks over date.

However they are stamped by the branch... does anyone know if this guarantees them and can still be claimed or are they worthless now?

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Old Apr 16, 17, 9:02 am
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French checks are valid up to 6 months beyond the date written on the check. You can try to cash them or perhaps you might ask the issuer to rewrite them.
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Old Apr 16, 17, 1:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Tamino View Post
French checks are valid up to 6 months beyond the date written on the check.
Incorrect. While a 2017 law proposed reducing the validity to 6 months, the French parliament adopted an amendment to the law and thus maintained the validity of French checks of up to 1 year and 8 days.
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Old Apr 22, 17, 7:33 am
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The cheques need to be reissued, if the issuer is willing to do so. It should be no problem.
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Old Apr 25, 17, 12:22 am
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Most banks will still cash the cheques despite the expired validity but the issuer can oppose the transaction.
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