The future of cheques

The Future of Cheques

As you may be aware, banks across Aotearoa will stop accepting cheques from mid-2021.

The Charities Services will no longer be able to accept cheques for annual return payments from June 2021. You will still be able to pay your annual return fee by bank transfer. Instructions on how to pay by bank transfer are on Charities Services website.

We understand this change may take some time for your charity to work through. Charities Services will support you through these changes. We also encourage you to speak to your bank about what alternative options will work best for your charity.


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