Share of consumers writing checks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2018, by purpose

Leading reasons for personal use of checks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2018

by James Cherowbrier, last edited Nov 29, 2018
Share of consumers writing checks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015-2018, by purpose This statistic illustrates the main purposes for using check payments in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2016. Reasons for writing checks include: payment of a bill by post, donation to charity, personal services and various others. In 2015, 28 percent of respondents in the UK wrote checks in order to pay a bill by post (the main reason quoted). As of 2018, this share had decreased to 20 percent.
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Leading reasons for personal use of checks in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2018

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Purpose of writing chequePay bill by postService in the homePay a club or societyOther by post (e.g. gift) Child's school or leisurePay friend/IndividualDonation to charityPersonal ServicesBill at a counterRetail Payment*
201820%18%17%16%7%8%10%11%7%4%
201723%20%15%13%11%10%10%10%7%2%
201623%22%13%12%10%14%13%9%9%-
201528%21%16%12%12%12%16%11%9%-
Purpose of writing chequePay bill by postService in the homePay a club or societyOther by post (e.g. gift) Child's school or leisurePay friend/IndividualDonation to charityPersonal ServicesBill at a counterRetail Payment*
201820%18%17%16%7%8%10%11%7%4%
201723%20%15%13%11%10%10%10%7%2%
201623%22%13%12%10%14%13%9%9%-
201528%21%16%12%12%12%16%11%9%-
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by James Cherowbrier, last edited Nov 29, 2018
This statistic illustrates the main purposes for using check payments in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2015 to 2016. Reasons for writing checks include: payment of a bill by post, donation to charity, personal services and various others. In 2015, 28 percent of respondents in the UK wrote checks in order to pay a bill by post (the main reason quoted). As of 2018, this share had decreased to 20 percent.
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