In reply to A N Christie's (Letters, May 21) regarding Kiwibank no longer accepting cheques from February 2020. My mother, at almost 90 years of age, is very tech savvy.

She has made sure that she has educated herself with computers, phones and the applications they provide. She manages her finances using the internet and phone banking and has told her friends for years that the day will come when they can no longer use cheques.

They scoffed.

Cheques are a costly and outdated way to transact financial business. Since the introduction of EFTPOS 30 years or so ago this

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