Can I get a cheque to clear faster?
If you need a cheque to clear faster than usual, you could ask to use the direct presentations service. It’s available in most branches – check before you visit. We’ll send the cheque by Royal Mail Special Delivery to the bank the cheque’s being paid from. It’ll then take that bank up to 2 working days to confirm whether the cheque can be paid. After that, we’ll phone you to let you know the decision. This service costs £20 per cheque.
Alternatively, we’re currently testing a new way to pay in cheques using the Barclays Mobile Banking app, where they’ll typically clear by 23.59 the next weekday. If you’d like to join the pilot, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. There’s no charge for paying in cheques like this.