Play video

Introduction to Article 4

Learn about the scope of Article 4 and how Article 4 defines several key terms, including the five distinct types of banks.


Like Article 3, Article 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code applies to negotiable instruments. However, Article 4 only becomes relevant if and when the item enters the bank-collection process. To that end, Article 4 is primarily concerned with checks. In this lesson, we’ll discuss the scope of Article 4 and introduce some key terms, including the types of banks set forth in Article 4.

I. Scope of Article 4

Article 4 governs bank deposits and collections. It primarily delineates the rights and...