On Tuesday 02 November 2004 10:37, john at johnallsopp.co.uk wrote: > Hi UK readers > > I just got my first cheque from Google for adsense and I just wondered > what are reasonable charges for paying in a dollar cheque into a sterling > account. I'm going to try it today and wondered, if they say it'll cost a > fiver, should I walk out, and if so, where to? I'm in Belgium, so it might differ, but caching US checks costs a lot. I had to pay $25 to cash a $1000 check recently. But, my bank gave me a dollar account free of charge, so at least I can keep the checks in dollars, and exchange them once the dollar recovers some of its worth (after Bush leaves office probably), which should offset the costs somewhat. Richard.