Calls to keep cheques in circulation for longer

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 12:53PM
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Calls to keep cheques in circulation for longer

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 13 Jan 2021, 12:53PM

Country communities aren't yet ready to see the death of the cheque.

Rural Women New Zealand has found overwhelming opposition among its members, to the demise of paper payment methods.

More than 70 per cent of respondents to a survey are expressing concern as many banks aim to remove cheques as a payment option in 2021.

Rural women board member Sharon Davie-Martin told Tim Dower many rural communities still don't have the connectivity required for internet banking.

She says her group would like cheques to remain an option until all homes have good internet access.

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