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‘When only a cheque will do’ – Why big cheques still have a role to play

Picture the scene. The fundraising team are all lined up, with big smiles and ready to present hard-earned donations to the well-deserving cause. They reach out, and the funds are transmitted electronically to the charity’s account.

The look of disappointment as all concerned take in the moment and the anti-climax of the transaction.

For many, the humble cheque has been a big part of their lives. From pictorial cheques for personal customers in the 1970s to the 1990s – where 4 billion cheques got processed! 

Then the introduction of cheque image clearing sped up the processing from six to only two working days, the cheque remains an effective and safe form of payment.

Now picture the charity donation. An oversized cheque presented clearly demonstrates the exchange and receipt of funds – a tangible and visual expression of charity in action.

Virgin Money is eager to help organisations illustrate charitable giving through the presentations of the big charity cheque.

Big cheque printing has seen a new lease of life. Users can now deposit cheques to their accounts using mobile banking apps.

Many organisations, such as charities and schools, still accept cheques. A payment is accessible even if the banking portal or app is unavailable.

The TALL Group of Companies, one of the UK’s leading secure printers of cheques for many of the UK’s High Street banks, has a proud history of producing cheques over the last 30 years. 

They even printed the cheques that were presented to contestants by Chris Tarrant on the original series of “Who wants to be a millionaire?”.

Recent series have lost some of the magic in seeing a cheque waved at the contestant. Another clear illustration of “When only a cheque will do…”

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