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92% want to keep cheques

Vast majority of people want to keep using cheques


Plans to withdraw cheques from circulation are likely to face high levels of public opposition, judging from results of a poll conducted by Which? Conversation.

A poll of 1,338 people has revealed that 92% want to keep cheques, despite plans to withdraw this form of payment in 2018, if a suitable alternative can be found. The vote was conducted on the Which? Conversation, a community site where Which? experts cover burning consumer issues of the day and site visitors can post their views. 

Popular alternative to cash and cards

Cheques remain popular for a range of reasons, some small businesses, such as plumbers and builders, prefer to conduct financial transactions in this way, as they don’t have portable Chip and PIN machines. They are also considered a safe alternative to sending cash presents through the post. Last Christmas it was estimated that 7 million people would send cheques to friends and relatives. 

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