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    Any name for this kind of cheques?

    Hi there,

    What would you call a cheque when it has no name on it and, hence, can be cashed by anyone who has it?

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    I'd call it an open cheque.

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    I'd call it a blank check. (AmE)

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    I'd call it a blank check. (AmE)
    In BrE, a blank cheque has the payee's name, but the amount to be paid is left blank.

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In BrE, a blank cheque has the payee's name, but the amount to be paid is left blank.
    I withdraw my previous answer, as I believe that 5JJ's response also applies to AmE. See second paragraph here. ?Blank check? auto loans flexible Bankrate, Inc.

    It is very unusual to issue a check with the payee line left blank. Checks are often made out to "Cash", in which case anyone can cash them.

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post

    It is very unusual to issue a check with the payee line left blank. Checks are often made out to "Cash", in which case anyone can cash them.
    I concur.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In BrE, a blank cheque has the payee's name, but the amount to be paid is left blank.
    In AmE too, in my opinion.

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    In AmE too, in my opinion.
    I agree more with emsr2d2. In my mind a "blank check" has a signature at the minimum. Before the days of cash machines and widespread credit card use, people who, for example, were going away for a trip and leaving their home and children in someone's care might leave a few blank checks with the caregiver, in case of emergency.

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    Re: Any name for this kind of cheques?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi there,

    What would you call a cheque when it has no name on it and, hence, can be cashed by anyone who has it?
    Jackpot!

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