Getting travel money used to be simple. When I first went abroad to Greece 20 years ago I brought travellers’ cheques – like everyone else seemed to do at the time.
Our discussion about digitising cheques was followed by an impassioned debate to leave them be. The new system would let banks clear cheques via a digital photo. Here’s what the community thought of the idea.
We know that lots of you still love using cheques. The question is, do they have a future? Could giving them a digital makeover be a great way of keeping them alive?
Robert Halfon MP tells us how he’s pushing energy companies to ensure non-Direct Debit customers pay a fair price for paying their bill. With support from 177 MPs across the parties, he’s demanding action.
You’ll usually find a coin or two when you clean out your sofa, but I was recently surprised to find an uncashed cheque. Unfortunately it was too old to cash in, so I had to let it go unclaimed – all seven pence of it.
I remember a time not so long ago when my bank sent me a new chequebook on a semi-regular basis. Does your bank still send you chequebooks?
Our latest investigation found you could be paying more than £100 extra for your gas and electricity if you pay by cheque or bank transfer rather than direct debit. That’s £100 to process four cheques!
Ringing the cinema to find out film times, calling 1471 to check the last caller and making mixtapes. These are just a few of the traditions that Brits have given up due to digital developments.
New Which? Money research has found that paying energy bills by cash or cheque could be almost £100 more expensive a year than paying by direct debit. Can this extra cost really be justified?
Start spreading the news, the cheque has been saved! The Payments Council announced yesterday that cheques will continue in circulation for as long as consumers need them – and the victory is largely down to you.
From the strength of opinion here on Which? Conversation, we know that abolishing the cheque is unpopular, so it’s good that the enquiry’s been reopened. But we need to take it further and have an independent review.
This June sees the closure of the 42 year-old cheque guarantee scheme. Is this the banking industry’s way of weaning us off cheques in advance of their attempt to do away with cheques altogether?
The planned abolition of cheques has caused huge controversy – and 92% of you voted to keep them in our poll. Now cheques might get a reprieve, as the Treasury Select Committee reopens it’s inquiry into their future…
When we started a Conversation asking, ‘Do you want to save the cheque?’ you spoke up in great numbers. But we weren’t prepared for such a resounding response. The cheque, most of you agree, should stay.