stop payment


An order to a bank not to honor the payment of a check after it has been delivered but before it has been cashed.

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The stop payment was made on the check, fortunately the bank had stated the check had not been cashed yet.

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A stop payment was issued and I was very happy because it made everything different for our company from there forward.

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If you write a check and then find you were in error writing it, you can contact your bank to ask them to stop payment on it so the bank doesn't take the money from your account.

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