You can pay cash and cheques into your bank account over the counter at your local branch. Just fill in a paying-in form and give it to the cashier, with the cheque or cash. Some branches have machines you can use for this as well.
Although newer paying in machines in branches will give you a receipt, some older machines don’t. This could be a problem if there’s a dispute about how much you paid in. If you’re not sure, ask a member of staff in the branch if you’ll get a receipt.
If you’re paying in a cheque, it needs to be made out in your name.
It’s important to never send cash in the post – but some banks will allow you to pay in cheques by post. You’ll need to enclose a paying-in form, which you can get from your bank. These forms are also sometimes at the back of your chequebook.
If you’re paying in cheques by post, make sure you get the right address from your bank. Many banks will have special addresses for cheques to be sent to.