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Payment by cheque is no longer possible

The banks in Denmark have jointly decided that it will no longer be possible to use cheques as a means of payment as of 1 January 2017.

In future, the preferred solution will be a bank transfer in connection with payments from AU. In connection with a bank transfer, it will take 1-3 days before the money is paid into the recipient’s account, depending on whether the payment is made into a Danish or a foreign bank account.

It is also possible to use express bank transfer, with the amount being paid into the recipient’s account on the same day – this also applies to foreign accounts. However, relatively large fees will be charged for express bank transfers, and these will be offset prior to payment.

If it is not possible for the recipient to have the money transferred to a bank account, AU can transfer the money via Western Union. However, large fees are charged for such payment, and the recipient must pay these. A bank transfer is therefore preferable.

Read more about the options in the memo ’Cheques discontinued as at 1 January 2017’.

If you have any questions to the above, please send an email to kreditorhotline@au.dk.