๐Ÿ‘‰   How it works

๐Ÿ‘‰   What to do in the event of an anomaly

๐Ÿ‘‰   Main statuses of a cheque

๐Ÿ‘‰   My customer says they have been debited but the transaction is not showing as completed

๐Ÿ‘‰   Refund a payment by cheque

How it works

The payer issues their cheque to Lemonway (or to you) and sends it to you or directly to Lemonway with your company name on the back of the cheque. The payer must also enter the external ID of their payment account on the back of the cheque or the ID of the operation if the cheque is pre-registered in the dashboard.

We then control each of the cheques:

  • Cheque validity (signature, date of less than 12 months, city, amount, and beneficiary)
  • Consistency of the amount in figures and words. If there is a difference, the amount entered in full will be retained by the bank, and it is, therefore, this amount that we will enter into the relevant payment account
  • Presence of the external ID of the payment account on the back of the cheque
  • Presence of the transaction ID on the back of the cheque (for pre-entered cheques in your environment)
  • Correspondence between the name of the issuer of the cheque and the holder of the payment account to be credited

In the case of a joint account

  • A cheque issued from the joint bank account of B and C can be credited to the payment account of B, the payment account of C, or the joint payment account of B and C.
  • A cheque issued from B's bank account can be credited to B's payment account or to B and C's joint payment account


What to do in the event of an anomaly

In the event of an anomaly detected, the cheque is set aside and then either destroyed or debited if the anomaly can be corrected. The cases of blocking anomalies are:

  • Partially torn cheqque (example: truncated cheque number)
  • No order or amount
  • No signature
  • Incorrect date
  • Cross out on the cheque
  • No mention of Lemonway (and the impossibility of adding the mention)


Main statuses of a cheque

Cheques can have multiple statuses:

  • โœ… Completed: the transaction was successful and the transaction amount is credited to the target payment account, increasing the account balance
  • ๐Ÿ’ฌ Pending: the transaction has not been credited to the target payment account, but it could still potentially change to a Completed or Error status. In this case, the cheque has been processed by Lemonway and is being processed by our banking partner. The transaction status will change to Completed once the cheque is actually credited to Lemonway's bank account.


The cheque issuer has to be the titular of the Lemonway wallet.


My customer says they have been debited but the transaction is not showing as completed

In very rare cases (a bug in the bank information forwarded to Lemonway), a cheque that has actually been debited from your customer's account may appear in your dashboard as pending or error.

If this happens, get in touch ๐Ÿ‘‰ with us with the information listed below:

  • The amount of the cheque
  • The cheque number
  • Proof of debit from the client's bank account


Refund a payment by cheque

Payments by cheque cannot be refunded. In this case, you will need to issue an outgoing transfer.

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