Enclosed is a check for half the amount of consultant fee I owe you. I expect to be able to pay the outstanding balance, including the late fee, on or before the 15th.
I am sorry to be so late with my payment, and hope that this has not caused you any great inconvenience. My hours at work were cut unexpectedly, leaving me short of money this week. I am just starting another job and will be able to pay on time in the future.
Enclosed is a check for $500 to complete payment on invoice #RA000831. This check should cover the entire overdue balance. Please accept our apologies for this oversight. We are truly sorry for any inconvenience it may have caused you.
I am sorry that you have not yet received my payment this month. I recently found an error in my account and didn’t want to send the payment until I was sure that check would not be returned. The bank has since accepted responsibility for the error, and I plan to have the funds transferred to you immediately.
The bank has assured me that the circumstances that led to the oversight are unusual and it is unlikely that this will ever happen again. I have been happy with our business relationship and trust that this incident will not jeopardize our future dealings.