Cheque and Credit Clearing and the Image Clearing System are owned and operated by leading retail payments authority, Pay.UK.


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Payment statistics

View the annual summary of Payment statistics from Pay.UK

Market research

View C&CCC’s annual market research among consumers, businesses and charity cheque usage.


Find the latest publications from the C&CCC.

News and events

For the latest news and details of upcoming events from Pay.UK.

Cheque fraud advice

Learn how to spot and avoid cheque fraud, and see the latest statistics.


Frequently asked questions about all things cheques and credits.
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Sort code checker tool

Check what payment schemes your sort code may be valid for.

History of the cheque

Learn about the history of the cheque.
Cheque and Credit - Cheque Users

The law relating to cheques