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Definition of 'Stop Payments'

A stop payment is a request to a bank to not allow a specific payment to be processed. This can be done for a variety of reasons, such as if you have accidentally paid a bill twice or if you are disputing a charge.

To stop a payment, you will need to contact your bank and provide them with the following information:

* The payment amount
* The payee's name
* The payment date
* The check number (if applicable)

Once you have provided this information, the bank will place a stop payment on the transaction. This means that the payment will not be processed and the funds will remain in your account.

There are a few things to keep in mind when placing a stop payment. First, it is important to act quickly. If the payment has already been processed, it may be too late to stop it. Second, stop payments are not always effective. If the payment has already been sent to the payee, they may still be able to cash it. Finally, stop payments can cost money. Check with your bank to find out how much they charge for this service.

If you are considering placing a stop payment, it is important to weigh the pros and cons carefully. While stop payments can be helpful in certain situations, they can also be costly and time-consuming.

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