Federal law limits the amount of time that a bank can hold a check deposit.
If you deposit a check for $1 million, your bank must make $100 available on the next business day and a further $4,900 available after two business days.
The bank can holding the remaining funds for seven business days.
How long does it take for a large check to clear?
It usually takes about two business days for a deposited check to clear, but it can take a little longer—about five business days—for the bank to receive the funds. How long it takes a check to clear depends on the amount of the check, your relationship with the bank and the standing of the payer’s account.
How long does it take for an electronic check to clear the bank?
24 to 48 hours
Do cashiers checks clear immediately?
“Since cashier’s checks are written off the bank’s funds, they settle much faster than personal checks,” Stammers says. In many cases, the funds are available the next day, he says, while personal checks can take days or even longer than a week to clear in some cases.
How long does it take for a check to clear at Walmart?
When a personal check is processed electronically, funds usually transfer within one to two business days. And, according to Walmart’s posted policy, it’s possible that the money will be deducted as quickly as the same day.