It's 2017 but cheques do in fact still exist....
Anyway, my great uncle passed away recently at 95 (funeral tomorrow) and his wife has just had to go into a care home. We've applied for power of attorney for both health and finances but currently the only way we have to pay her bills is by cheque. We got her to sign a few and sent them off but I've just been to her house and picked up a letter from barclays saying one has bounced.
She always wrote the cheques between the two of them so initially I was a bit stumped (as there's enough money in the account) but then remembered I'd seen a few signatures with only one initial, whereas she usually signs with both her first and middle name initials. Would that be enough for a cheque to bounce? If not then I really don't know why it's happened.