§ 4215. Final payment of item by payor bank; when provisional
debits and credits become final; when certain credits
become available for withdrawal.
(a) When item is finally paid by payor bank.--An item is finally paid by a payor bank when the bank has first done any of the following:
(1) Paid the item in cash.
(2) Settled for the item without having a right to revoke the settlement under statute, clearinghouse rule or agreement.
(3) Made a provisional settlement for the item and failed to revoke the settlement in the time and manner permitted by statute, clearinghouse rule or agreement.
(b) Effect of provisional settlement which does not become final.--If provisional settlement for an item does not become final, the item is not finally paid.
(c) When provisional debits and credits become final.--If provisional settlement for an item between the presenting and payor banks is made through a clearinghouse or by debits or credits in an account between them, then to the extent that provisional debits or credits for the item are entered in accounts between the presenting and payor banks or between the presenting and successive prior collecting banks seriatim, they become final upon final payment of the item by the payor bank.
(d) Accountability of collecting bank to customer upon final settlement.--If a collecting bank receives a settlement for an item which is or becomes final, the bank is accountable to its customer for the amount of the item and any provisional credit given for the item in an account with its customer becomes final.
(e) When credit becomes available for withdrawal.--Subject to applicable law stating a time for availability of funds and any right of the bank to apply the credit to an obligation of the customer, credit given by a bank for an item in a customer's account becomes available for withdrawal as of right:
(1) if the bank has received a provisional settlement for the item, when the settlement becomes final and the bank has had a reasonable time to receive return of the item and the item has not been received within that time; and
(2) if the bank is both the depositary bank and the payor bank and the item is finally paid, at the opening of the second banking day of the bank following receipt of the item.
(f) When deposit of money becomes available for withdrawal.--Subject to applicable law stating a time for availability of funds and any right of a bank to apply a deposit to an obligation of the depositor, a deposit of money becomes available for withdrawal as of right at the opening of the next banking day of the bank after receipt of the deposit. (July 9, 1992, P.L.507, No.97, eff. one year)
1992 Amendment. Act 97 amended and renumbered former section 4213 to present section 4215.
Cross References. Section 4215 is referred to in section 3418 of this title.Section: Previous 4203 4204 4205 4206 4207 4208 4209 4210 4211 4212 4213 4214 4215 4216 Next
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