What you can do if a client’s cheque bounces

I run a small business in France and many of my clients settle by cheque. I have received a cheque that has bounced but the client is not returning my calls. What can I do? J.P.

Firstly, it is very serious if a cheque bounces as your client’s bank will demand action that, if the cheque is not made good, could result in the Banque de France closing their accounts and banning them from issuing cheques for five years.

But no business, especially a small business, ...

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