What does post dating a check do
It can be cashed at any time at the discretion of the bank.
While in the US the date on the check is the date on which it was (supposedly) written and as such is meaningless for obligation purposes, in many other countries the date on the check is the date If you write a post-dated cheque, under the clearing rules of the Canadian Payments Association (CPA), your cheque should not be cashed before the date that is written on it.
Instead, consumers could seek alternative measures such as a small-dollar loans from a credit union or community bank, inquire about a pay advance from their employer or work out a payment plan with the company or individual they are paying.
In addition to understanding the risks and potential issues with providing a postdated check as payment, consumers should be cognizant that it is illegal to intentionally write a bad check.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Consumerist.
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