Maturity of Bill.

Question 67.— Bank A sends for collection to Bank B, draft or note (to be protested in case). Drawee or maker assigns before maturity. What would be the position of Bank B to Bank A on the following points?

(1)   Should draft or note be returned by Bank B on the assignment becoming known?

(2)   If so, may not protest be waived to save unnecessary cost under the circumstances?

(3)   Would it be correct to simply advise Bank A of the assignment, asking for instructions; or what option has Bank B in the matter?

Answer.—(1) We think that the duty of Bank B is to protest the note at maturity and return it, in the absence of other instructions.