Cheque clearing to be cut to 'next working day' - and you may be able to pay in using your phone
You'll soon be able to clear a cheque by the next working day thanks to a new image-based system
30 October 2017
Cheque clearing time to be reduced to 'next weekday'
An image-based cheque clearing system will be introduced that will cut the time it takes for money to reach your account
22 March 2017
Paying cheques by photo set to come soon, Government confirms
You'll soon be able to pay a cheque into your bank simply by uploading a photo of it, under new Government measures
26 June 2014
Cheques set to become payable via smartphone photos
Government plans mean smartphone users will be able to pay cheques in by sending a photo to their bank
27 December 2013
NatWest and RBS cut overseas card charges, but they're still expensive
Holidaymakers using a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) or NatWest debit card will pay lower fees overseas from June
28 March 2013
No cheque guarantee cards return
Cheque guarantee cards, which were abandoned in June, will not be re-introduced, says the Payments Council
21 December 2011
MPs call for return of cheque guarantee cards
MPs are keeping up the pressure for the return of cheque guarantee cards, which were abandoned in June by the Payments Council
16 November 2011
MPs call for cheque guarantee card return
An organisation which sets payment methods should consider reintroducing the cheque guarantee card, MPs said
24 August 2011
Cheques will NOT be axed after U-turn
The move, which ends the proposed abolition of cheques in 2018, has been met with joy by elderly charities
12 July 2011
Cheque guarantee cards to be abolished tomorrow
From 30 June these cards, used to guarantee cheque payments in shops, will no longer be accepted
29 June 2011
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