No Protest - NP

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DEFINITION of 'No Protest - NP'

When a bank receives instructions from another bank not to protest items in the event that a negotiable instrument is not paid or accepted. The collecting bank is not liable for nonpayment or non-acceptance when attempting to obtain payment according to the payment terms of the draft instrument.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'No Protest - NP'

When instructing a collecting bank to not protest items for nonpayment the sending bank will stamp "NP" on the draft. The collecting bank is allowed to send items stamped with NP back to the sending bank in the event of nonpayment.

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