Originally Posted by AnemicOak
More common in Europe I think? Many businesses in the US still use paper checks for a lot of transactions.
Yes, I believe many people in the US still pay bills by cheque? "Direct Debit" (the company withdrawing money directly from the customer's bank account) has almost entirely replaced it in the UK. Generally companies give you a discount for paying by DD, because it's a lot easier for them, too.