Cashing US Cheques at a UK bank?

I'm with HSBC, anyone know what the charges would be? I also have an account with NatWest, if they turn out to have lower charges.
It's a $50 cheque from a relative, I'm wondering if it's actually worth
cashing it, depending on the charges?!
TIA Steve
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If it was barclays they would charge you about 10.
Do the sums that might leave you about 17 or so. Depending how you get on with your relative you might ask them if you could have a $50 amazon voucher instead and destroy the cheque?
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On Sun, 27 Jun 2004 21:10:15 +0100, "Tumbleweed"

If it was Nationwide, the charge would be £6.50. Sorry that this doesn't answer the original question.
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Chris Blunt wrote:

No problem, gives me some kind of relativity! Does anyone know about the Britannia building society charge? Just thought I have a savings account there, so could deposit there if it's cheaper.
To answer the previous poster, yes, I wish they'd sent *any* other format of gratuity! An elderly relative though, so I doubt she knows what Amazon is. But it's the thought that counts I suppose :o)
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Dont be so sure, IIRC the number of US people using the net aged over about 60 or so is extremely high as a percentage(Not that Im suggesting 60 is elderly :-)
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Yes, the staff at Britannia (hopefully) will know. It's hardly "cashing" a cheque wherever you go. It will take a month or more to clear. As long as you don't mind filling in the form, it's worth banking the cheque (or is it a check?).
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