Can I get a cheque to clear faster?

Alternatively, 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.