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Also on the proper news channel, sky news.
formerly known as slewis ---
Nice example of an oxymoron...
Old News: I heard about it ages ago, its also been used in other countries for some time. (I think it was in a report done on one of the many tech shows)
Not a new idea; for example, as the report says, it's been used in the US for some years. But definitely not old news, there's a date on the news report and everything.
Cheque (or "check" as the Americans insist on spelling the word) by phone is nothing new in the US, been used for at least the thirteen years on and off that I've been here. Kind of outmoded though, as most places now take debit and credit cards over the phone, and, like the UK, cheques in general are going the way of the quill (and fountain) pen.
What I like best are the new ATMs (sorry, cashpoints) that let you deposit cash and cheques (checks) without the hassle of going to the bank during opening hours.
Oh, and I still get a blast out of the drive-through ATMs with instructions in braille, especially as the new generation of machines are all touchscreens....
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