Tips to keep your chequebooks safe:

  • Record all details of cheques issued.
  • Do not leave your cheque book unattended.
  • Always keep your cheque book in a safe place, under lock and key.
  • Whenever you receive your cheque book, please count the number of cheque leaves in it. If there is a discrepancy, bring it to the notice of the Bank immediately.

Tips to Fill a Cheque Leaf correctly:

  • Always use your own pen to write a cheque.
  • Do not sign blank cheques.
  • Always fill in the date, the name of the receiver and the amount before signing the cheque.
  • Remember to cross your cheque whenever applicable and prevent it from being misused.
  • Always draw a line through any unused space on the cheque.
  • Never sign in multiple places unless authenticating a change.
  • Do not write/sign/mark/pin/staple/paste/fold on the MICR band.
  • Avoid using cheques with changes on them. Issue a new cheque if possible.
  • When you cancel a cheque, mutilate the MICR band and write "CANCELLED" across the cheque.