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Maximum Fees on the Cashing of Government Cheques

Important information for recipients of government cheques

The maximum charge allowed for cashing a government cheque in Manitoba is $3 plus two per cent of the face value of the cheque.

The rate applies to anyone cashing government cheques, including individuals, retail stores, financial institutions, cheque-cashers, payday lenders and pawnbrokers. A person can be charged less than the maximum amount, but they cannot be charged more.

There are only two exceptions:

Government cheques include those issued by:

What happens if there is a problem?

For more information or assistance, contact:

Consumer Protection Office
302-258 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0B6

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