This section of the book is from the "Canadian Banking Practice" book, by John T. P. Knight.
Question 27.— A branch of a bank which has agreed to cash orders at par, cashed a bank money order and sent it to their agents at Montreal. These agents had not entered into the agreement to cash these orders at par, and acting under the old agreement they retained half the commission for themselves. Is the bank as agent for the cashing bank entitled to half the commission?
Answer.—It is difficult to say what the legal rights of the bank would be, but we certainly think that on equitable grounds they should not collect commission.