What is Safe Pay?
Safe Pay or Positive Pay is a program provided by the bank for the purposes of theft / fraud protection. The Company setting up Safe Pay will provide a file to the bank. This file should include the Company’s Bank Account Number – Check Number – Issue Date – Amount. When a check is presented to the Bank for payment it is compared to this list. If the fields do not match exactly the check will not be paid and the company / user will receive an exception notification. At that point the company / user would instruct the bank to either pay the check or return the check.