Move follows ban by other retail giants
Sainsbury's has become the latest retailer to ban all payments by cheque in its 800 UK stores from August 1.

A spokeswoman for the supermarket said: 'They are being used less and less by our customers.'

However, leaflets given out to Sainsbury's customers revealed that the continued level of fraud involving cheques played a large part in the decision.

Health and beauty giant Alliance Boots stopped taking cheques at the start of May, along with other companies including Asda, Morrisons, WHSmith and Shell.

Argos will also ban all payments by cheque at the end of July.