Reality Cheque brings together stories about the role cheques play in people’s lives, the latest research and information on UK cheque use and the new Image Clearing System that will bring cheques into the digital age. 


04 February 2020

In 2018, 346 million cheques totalling a value of £442 billion were used for payments and to acquire cash across the UK.

12 November 2018

The Access Bank UK explains why it joined and why the cheque is still part of today’s payments world for them and their customers.

29 August 2018

Peter Sparkes, Director of Risk at the C&CCC, reveals the story behind settlement and the work of the Chief Inspector of the Clearings.

01 August 2018

We’ve come a long way since 1659 when the earliest known cheque first came into play.

29 May 2018

Richard Johnson explains why cheques are still important for the Canal & River Trust…

24 April 2018

Alan McDonald, Managing Director at the C&CCC, discusses cheques and SMEs. . . 

22 March 2018

Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director at the TALL Group of Companies, looks at what businesses use cheques for.

20 February 2018

Stuart Cole, Director of Business Analysis at the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (C&CCC), explains the journey he and his colleagues have been on over the past few years…

08 December 2017

As the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company approached the start of the roll-out of the new cheque imaging process at the end of October, talking, and more importantly, listening, to our multitude of stakeholders was never more important and relevant.

31 August 2017

Bob Meara, Senior Analyst, Celent, a research and advisory firm based in Boston writes: Changes in payment systems always carry risk. As a payments analyst in the US, the UK’s planned Image Clearing System looks pretty low-risk to me.