Pak’n Save, Four Square and New World supermarkets on the North Island will no longer accept cheques for payments as of May 1, according to a report in Stuff.
And according to a Foodstuffs spokesperson, some South Island outlets have already stopped accepting cheques, and other stores are still deciding their cut off date.
“Our advice to South Island customers is to check with their local store and to please consider having a back-up form of payment in the event cheques are no longer accepted at their local,” the spokesperson said.
Foodstuffs’ announcement follows the decision by Countdown to stop taking cheques on May 23.
The move further encourages Kiwis to take up alternate forms of payment, as banks across the country begin to phase out acceptance and use of cheques, as digital methods of payments become more and more widespread.