I have messed up and forgotten to pay a bill. I need to get it paid by the 28th or pay a £50 penalty. I usually pay by bank transfer but I think this takes about 5 working days or something stupid. Would it be quicker to physically go to the bank and put cash in? I seem to remember even cash does not clear straight away (ruddy banks )
I thought that if you paid in cash, although it might not be credited straight away it would be retrospectively iyswim - ie you could pay it in and then ring them and tell them that you have paid it? Would that work?
In any case a cash payment on Wed should reach them by Fri?
Hi, I've paid cash into a bank account previously-in one instance also to pay a forgotten bill-and it has registered immediately.
Obviusly you'd need to confirm this but it's always been the case regardless where I've done it.
Really hope you get it sorted.
I was just querying the cash thing to begin with, because I have some weird recollection of paying cash into partner's account and him not being able to get it for 3 days or something totally ludicrous. However we were with different banks.
No problem, WWW. It is a listings magazine that I advertise with. They are quite a small business and have said that in the past they have been able to waive the £50 late payment fee in individual cases, however due to so many people taking advantage they will now have to apply it on every occasion.
They actually print and distribute each issue magazine in which my ad appears, some time before requesting payment, so I think it is actually fair enough.
F&Z-the cash doesn't need to go into the actual branch where the account is held (sorry if I've misunderstood your post)-you can just pay the cash into the same bank and it will still clear immediately.