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Coronavirus - cheques/bank transfers

Payment to volunteers via cheque or bank transfer.

Cheque

If you have a cheque book, this could work as a way of paying volunteers. It might be more difficult for your volunteer to cash a cheque in person at the moment due to closed bank branches, reduced opening times and the lockdown rules, but if their bank's app allows them to scan and pay in cheques remotely, this won't be a problem.

Barclays, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds and Starling all allow mobile cheque deposits. Some banks also allow customers to deposit cheques by post. The drawback of cheques is having to hand them over, find a contact free way to do this (such as putting it in an envelope and leaving it where your volunteer will leave your shopping).


Bank transfer

How it works

You can make payments via online or telephone banking if you have set these up with your bank.

The volunteer would need to send their bank details to you, not the other way around.

To pay someone for doing your shopping, you'll need their sort code and account number.

If anyone asks you for your bank details, in particular your long card number and three-digit security code, say no, as they could be a scammer.