Cheques will soon be a thing of the past and some Whanganui elderly and organisations are concerned.

Last Thursday Kiwibank announced it will go cheque-free by February 28, 2020 with the phase already begun as by September 30 you will no longer be able to order a new cheque book.

Barbra Clarke, who banks with Kiwibank, understands why they are making the change as there are not many cheques around any more but does not favour the idea.

"I don't own a computer to do online banking and I don't intend on buying one," she says.

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