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given the time it takes at my suburban branch while the tellers argue how to process it
I've been using "WitchBank" with great success for several years. Reasonable cost, $8 or 10, funds immediately available as a "clean cheque". Sometimes [but not always] multiple cheques attract one fee only.
Your mileage might vary.
I'm with " That Bank" as well, and the thing that concerns me with them is every manager has a different set of rules regarding foreign cheques, currently I'm paying $10 per check, but this is cashed right into my account. I was taking in my book and leaving it with them overnight so they could do all the paper work they required, but this has now been stopped. It's interesting reading that " IanCP " is getting some cheques processed for one fee, a couple of managers back I had that, as long as the cheques were from the same company/ bank, but not anymore. Managers seem to change every 6 months at my branch and with every new one comes a new set of rules. There seems to be no company wide policy regarding the processing of foreign cheques. On a more positive side " That Bank " does provide you with substantial paper work which keeps my accountant happy especially since last year I clocked up over 7.5k in bank fee's.
I just cannot wait for Google to either do a direct deposit or credit it against our Adwords account. It is a major pain in the neck.