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Cheques

Find out more about what’s happening with cheques

Cheques are a paper based payment method often used for buying goods and services in retailers, for paying bills and as gifts. However, as customers have increasingly found other payment methods more efficient and effective, cheque usage has rapidly declined over the past 20 years resulting in fewer shops and retailers accepting cheques.

To find out more about what’s happening with cheques and the alternative ways you can make and receive payments, click on the links below.

Cheque Guarantee Scheme Closure

Information on the Payment Council’s decision to close the Cheque Guarantee Scheme and some common questions answered.

Other payment methods

Learn more about alternative and easy ways to pay and receive payments for goods and services.

Cheque clearing

Need help understanding how long it takes for a cheque to clear? Have a look at our cheque clearing guide.

Cheque replacement

Need details on the Payment Council’s decision to replace cheques by 2018? Keep up to date with the latest news here.

Online banking

Quickly check balances and statements to keep track of your finances.

Make payments or transfer money whenever it suits you.