To ensure the fundraising sector is ready to deal with any changes to using cheques as a form of payment for donations, FIA will advocate for a ‘no phase-out’ on cheques. FIA member data in 2019 showed that up to approximately 30% of fundraising revenue is received in the form of cheques. In the result of a phase-out, FIA will work with the Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) to assist in the transition phases with banking providers and charities.
Our proposed plan:
- FIA will lobby for no phase-out of cheques in Australia while Australians still use them for donations.
- FIA will work with the Australian Payments Network on approaches that enable fundraising organisations to be exempt to the phase-out of cheques