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

Release date

September 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2015 to 2018

Number of respondents

2,000 respondents

Special properties

UK consumers.

Method of interview

Omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* Not statistically significant as data sample is too low.

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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