How often do you use cheques?

How often do you use cheques?

A new cheque clearing system starts to roll out this week which means cheques will clear no later than the end of the next weekday, rather than taking up to six – and you may soon be able to deposit cheques by sending a picture of them. 

Yet are cheques a thing of decline for many?

How often do you use a cheque to pay – which of these is nearest to your situation?

Results

I’m under 25 (614 votes)
All the time 15 votes (2%)
Around once a month 16 votes (3%)
A few times a year 61 votes (10%)
Around once a year 49 votes (8%)
Once every few years 55 votes (9%)
It’s been at least three years since I used one 83 votes (14%)
I’ve never paid with a cheque 335 votes (55%)
I’m 25 – 34 (2325 votes)
All the time 57 votes (2%)
Around once a month 109 votes (5%)
A few times a year 247 votes (11%)
Around once a year 269 votes (12%)
Once every few years 397 votes (17%)
It’s been at least three years since I used one 742 votes (32%)
I’ve never paid with a cheque 504 votes (22%)
I’m 35 – 49 (4282 votes)
All the time 258 votes (6%)
Around once a month 686 votes (16%)
A few times a year 1142 votes (27%)
Around once a year 544 votes (13%)
Once every few years 454 votes (11%)
It’s been at least three years since I used one 1075 votes (25%)
I’ve never paid with a cheque 123 votes (3%)
I’m 50 – 64 (5019 votes)
All the time 424 votes (8%)
Around once a month 1017 votes (20%)
A few times a year 1661 votes (33%)
Around once a year 791 votes (16%)
Once every few years 362 votes (7%)
It’s been at least three years since I used one 721 votes (14%)
I’ve never paid with a cheque 43 votes (1%)
I’m 65+ (3258 votes)
All the time 502 votes (15%)
Around once a month 858 votes (26%)
A few times a year 1162 votes (36%)
Around once a year 382 votes (12%)
Once every few years 129 votes (4%)
It’s been at least three years since I used one 215 votes (7%)
I’ve never paid with a cheque 10 votes (0%)

                   15,501 votes received.

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