Bills of Exchange Act 1882

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The Bill of Exchange Act 1882
Long title An Act to codify the law relating to Bills of Exchange, Cheques, and Promissory Notes.
Chapter 45 & 46 Vict. 61
Introduced by Sir Mackenzie Chalmers
Text of statute as originally enacted
Official text of the Bills of Exchange Act 1882 as in force today (including any amendments) within the United Kingdom, from the UK Statute Law Database

The Bills of Exchange Act 1882 is a United Kingdom Act of Parliament concerning bills of exchange. The Act was drafted by Sir Mackenzie Chalmers, who later drafted the Sale of Goods Act 1893 and the Marine Insurance Act 1906.


Section 3 requires that bills of exchange be written and signed in order to be enforceable.

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