In response to: Enterprise Report Management (the other ERM)Have any other countries set a target date to stop using cheques/checks?
In UK news today; cheques (or Checks for American readers) will be phased out by October 2018 due to the payment method being in "terminal decline", but only if adequate alternatives are developed.
Banks and credit providers have been investing in chips which allow a customer to pay when the chip is pushed against a sensor, known as contactless technology. Using a mobile phone to pay is another alternative.
Full article - http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8414341.stm