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cheque alternatives

Postby Lynne Dickson on Wed 16 Jan, 2013 7:10 pm

We have just changed banks and been told that they no longer issue cheque books. If we want a cheque made it will cost £10 per cheque and they will soon be doing away with cheques altogether within 2 years. Now with shoe entries due what are my alternative ways of payment? The bank is saying the show secretary should provide the sort and account number of the club account to be able to pay straight into them. Postal orders are almost as expensive, so what do I do? :hissyfit:
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Postby Christine Robson on Wed 16 Jan, 2013 7:32 pm

What bank have you changed to?
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Postby Liz Finchett on Wed 16 Jan, 2013 7:33 pm

What about setting up a bank account with a bank / building society who does issue cheque books just to use for your for dog shows

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Postby Pam Ellwood on Wed 16 Jan, 2013 8:14 pm

i would just not change to that bank at all if they can't provide the service that I need.

All very well for the bank to be telling you what show secretaries "should" do but they don't have to keep track of making sure who has paid what. I'm sure they don't appreciate the scale involved or the number of wrong amounts we get.

Yes, I know we could all pay processors to do the checking for us, and I'm sure they do a good job, but quite a few of us choose not to for various reasons and we certainly don't want to be forced into it by banks like this.

The government back tracked from its plan to move away from cheques completely because of the protest from people who wanted to keep the option.
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Postby Philippa Verstraete on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 1:10 am

For entering shows alot of people enter via ISS. I can't give you many details because I don't use it myself but lots of people swear by it. This may solve your problem. I am sure you can google it or someone may post a link for you. Basically as I understand it you register with them, pay money into your IsS account(Via bank if you want) and then enter shows against your ISS account. The schedules are on there and you can book camping.
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Re: cheque alternatives

Postby Helen Fletcher on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 7:18 am

Not every show uses show processors like ISS, Change your bank Lynne and tell them why, they can't provide a service that you need.
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Postby Ulla Groos on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 7:46 am

I thought all banks wanted to abolish cheque books? :?
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Postby Laura Sivell on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 10:35 am

Ulla Groos wrote:I thought all banks wanted to abolish cheque books? :?


I'm sure they do, it'a a costly process for them. But if the customer demands cheques, they will have to keep providing them. My bank (Nationwide) will provide a chequebook on request, but you no longer get them automatically.
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Postby Celine Ellis on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 10:47 am

My bank doesnt issue cheque books as standard anymore, you have to request one.

Most high street banks are 'phasing out' cheques altogether and i am sure within a short time (2 years perhaps as the OP stated) they wont be available at all for personal accounts.

I completely understand why show organisers dont want to deal with BACS transfers, and not all shows want to pay ISS or similar for their services just to handle payments. but it might be something that does need considering.
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Postby Pauline Marshall on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 12:38 pm

Hi my understanding is that the proposal to withdraw chegue books has been scrapped
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Postby Pam Ellwood on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 3:43 pm

Just to say that we get new cheque books sent to us automatically by Halifax.

As has been said, banks would like to get rid of them and the government was going along with the plan but had to retreat in the face of complaints from mainly older people who wanted to keep the option.

Banks ignore the power of the grey pound at their peril.

I think I'm probably pretty typical in my banking habits using a combination of
Cheques
On line banking
Credit card (in person and on line)
Debit card
Paypal
Even cash

Works for me.
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Postby Helen Smith on Thu 17 Jan, 2013 5:35 pm

Pam Ellwood wrote:Just to say that we get new cheque books sent to us automatically by Halifax.


Me too - and they gave me £100 to switch my account to them as well.
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Postby Isobel Crawford on Fri 18 Jan, 2013 6:59 am

Barclays are still issuing cheque books automatically, not that I don't use a lot anymore.
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Postby Helen Fletcher on Fri 18 Jan, 2013 8:08 am

Just received my cheque book (automatically) from HSBC :clap:
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Postby Kerstin McDonagh on Fri 18 Jan, 2013 8:22 am

iSS isn't an option if you live up north. Very interesting that the Halifax still issues cheque books automatically - I'm with HBOS, and have to request one when I run out.
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