We have just had a telephone call from CA Britline because we did not sign a cheque which we paid into the bank which was over 4,000 euros. This has made us go into the red for a few days, for which we will have to pay interest.
As we live in Burgundy and have to post our cheques to Caen because of the antiquated clearing system in France, no-one noticed this omission.
As we are not usually in the position of having to pay money into our account, this was a rebate from the Tresor Public, for the credit impots we received for our renovations, we were not aware of this ruling.
We use Britline because Jim wants someone who is guaranteed to speak english when he has financial points to discuss.
So, take care and if you are in the fortunate position of having to pay a cheque into Britline for a sum of over 4,000 euros, make sure you sign the back!