Certified Cheque

Importance: 0.43

Broad Association: BMO Financial Group

Narrow Association: BMO Bank of Montreal

Is a company: no

Is a proper noun: no

Notes: Bank account transaction code.


  • guaranteed cheque


  • CC

Alternate Spellings

  • certified check

Definition of Certified Cheque

  1. A cheque that is guaranteed to clear by the issuing bank. The issuing bank sets aside the sum being transferred so that the cheque will clear. Certified cheques are commonly used when the recipient is unsure if the one writing the cheque is creditworthy and does not want to risk a bounced cheque. Banks will typically charge a fee in order to certify a cheque. Also known as a "certified check."

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Cheque (CK) Acronym,
    • A written order for payment of a certain amount of money.
    Bank account transaction code.
  • NSF Cheque Definition,
    • If a cheque is returned for this reason, it means that there was not enough money in your bank account to cover the amount of the cheque. There is a fee to you if this situation occurs.
  • Blank Cheque Definition,
    • A cheque that does not have a dollar amount written on it.
  • Void Cheque Definition,
    • A check with the word "VOID" written on the face that cannot be cashed.
  • Cheque Clearing Definition,
    • When you write a cheque to a person or a company, the cheque is typically cashed when deposited into a bank account. Your chequing account is then debited for the amount of the cheque and the cheque is said to have "cleared."
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