Are you ready for e-Day?

What is e-Day?

E-Day (19 September 2014) is the date after which the public sector (government departments, local authorities and State agencies) will no longer write cheques to businesses and will no longer accept cheques from businesses. This only applies to businesses and e-Day will not affect consumer cheque usage, such as social welfare payments or pension payments. E-Day is part of the National Payments Plan which aims to increase electronic forms of payment such as debit cards and electronic banking in Ireland.