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A bill of exchange traditionally involves up to three parties. The three parties to a bill of exchange are the following:

  • the drawee is the party that pays the sum specified by the bill of exchange;
  • the payee is the one who receives that sum under the bill of exchange; and
  • the drawer is the party that obliges the drawee to pay the payee.

Another key aspect of a bill of exchange is that you do not pay interest, making them in essence post-dated cheques. A bill of exchange may accrue interest if not paid by a certain date, however, if this is the case then the interest rate must be specified in the bill of exchange.


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