1 A generally crossed cheque may be paid by the drawee only to a banker or a client of the drawee.
2 A specifically crossed cheque may be paid by the drawee only to the designated banker or, where the latter is himself the drawee, to his clients. However, the designated banker may entrust collection of the cheque to another banker.
3 A banker may acquire a crossed cheque only from one of his clients or from another banker. Further, he may collect such cheque only for the account of the aforementioned persons.
4 Where a cheque has been specifically crossed more than once, the drawee may honour the cheque only where it has been crossed not more than twice and one of the crossings was done for the purpose of collection by means of delivery to a clearing house.
5 A drawee or banker acting in contravention of the above provisions is liable for any losses caused thereby, albeit only up to the cheque amount.
1 Le chèque est payable à vue. Toute mention contraire est réputée non écrite.
2 Le chèque présenté au paiement avant le jour indiqué comme date d’émission est payable le jour de la présentation.