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A time of day established by a bank for receipt of deposits. After the cut-off time, deposits are considered received on the next banking day.
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A check drawn by a bank on itself, signed by a cashier or bank officer and payable to a third party named by the customer. An instrument used to guarantee funds are available. There is usually a fee associated with cashier’s checks.
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The creator of a trust. Sometimes referred to as the donor.