Cheque usage declines sharply

Statistics contained in the Bank of Namibia’s annual report for the financial year ended 31 December 2016, show a steep decline in the value and volumes of cheques issued during last year. A total of 1,1 million cheques were processed during 2016, with a combined total value of N$10 billion, which represents a 60 percent decline in value from the N$27 billion recorded in prior year.


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