Open Check Law and Legal Definition

An open check is an uncrossed check which is payable on presentation of the check at the counter of the banker on whom they are drawn. Open checks can be either a bearer or order checks. In an open check the person whose name appears on the check can write the name of another person on it, and can get the cash. Since an open check is subject to risk of theft, it is dangerous to issue such checks. The features of an open check includes(i) it helps to receive its payment over the counter at the bank, (ii) it helps to deposit the check in holders own account, (iii) it also allows to pass the check to some one else by signing on the back of a check.