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Clearing house services

We offer efficient and secure clearing and settlement services for financial transactions. We are a member of the Australian Payments Clearing Association and adhere to the clearing and settlement policies and procedures mandated by the organisation.

A clearing house is a central location where financial institutions meet to sort and exchange cheques and other payment instruments drawn on each other. In Australian banking, many payment instruments are bilaterally exchanged between direct clearers at mutually agreed premises, although there are still designated locations in each capital city where physical instruments are exchanged.

In futures trading, a clearing house is an organisation that maintains a continuous record of futures market trading. The clearing house has a separate identity from the futures exchange, although many clearing houses are exchange-owned. Clearing services for the Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE) are provided by the Sydney Futures Exchange Clearing House (SFECH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the SFE.

Contact your relationship manager for more information about clearing house services.

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  • Important information. As this advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. View our Financial Services Guide (PDF 56kb).