Letter to notify of returned check due to insufficient funds

GUIDELINES

  1. The function of this letter is to inform a debtor that the bank returned his/her check because of inadequate funds. Tell the debtor in a firm and courteous tone that you have to recover the funds he/she owes you.
  2. Inform your customer that the bank returned the check he/she used for payment. Do mention the check number and the exact amount.
  3. Ask the reader to pay immediately through any other method, such as money order or cashier's check. Also, mention the amount of penalty he/she has to pay.
  4. End by thanking the customer for his/her cooperation in rectifying the problem.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

Zen Bank has informed us that the check #453 that you issued for $300 has been drawn on insufficient funds. Kindly pay the amount of $320 before January 30 through money order or a cashier's check. The $20 is for the returned check fee. We appreciate your prompt attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Letter to notify of returned check due to insufficient funds.

Further things to consider when writing notify letters to customers

Further things to consider when writing notify letters to customers

Notify Letters

Notify letters are letters sent to inform others about something important. These can be to notify someone of a lawsuit that has been filed against him/her, to inform a home owner that you are planning to move out, or to let various entities know that you have legally changed your name. Notify letters can also be used by companies to inform employees about changes in the company policy or to inform customers about the company's new location. In some cases, these letters have been used by employees prior to their resignation to inform employers that they (employees) will be leaving the company.

When writing notify letters, you need to be clear and direct to the point to avoid confusion. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. Ensure that the tone of the letter matches the announcement. If you are notifying the recipient about a demise, for instance, use a sensitive and empathetic tone. Conclude the letter on a positive note. It is worth noting that some notify letters such as those notifying moving out of rented property or leaving a company should be sent several days in advance. Those about legal matters should bear the necessary signature.

Letters to Customers

Letters to customers are letters written by businesses to people or organizations who buy goods and services from these businesses. These letters can be addressed to specific customers or to all customers, depending on the issue. If you own a business, there are many times you may find it necessary to write to your customers. For example, you may want to send apology letters for billing errors, collection letters to those who owe you money, follow-up letters after initial customers' visits, marketing letters to promote conference events, etc. Constantly writing to your customers is essential as it makes the customers feel valued and strengthens the company-customer relationship.

All letters to customers are formal. Therefore you should maintain a professional tone. Address the customer by his/her name instead of "Dear valued customer". Thank the person for being your customer. Convey your message clearly and concisely without mixing information. Separate important information and label it with subheadings. Avoid putting off the customer with detailed terms and conditions. Instead, put these on a different page. Tell the recipient how to contact you and how to stop receiving letters. Conclude with a positive remark. Write your name and hand sign the letter.

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