Along with champagne and the baguette, checks are a pillar of French culture. Unlike with our culinary expertise, however, not everyone shares our love for this mode of payment. 🙄
With more than 1.5 billion checks signed each year, we are the biggest consumers in Europe. Italy ranks a very distant second place, at approximately 150 million checks (take a look).
These days, however, we are less likely to walk around with our checkbook in our pocket: this year, we signed half as many checks as we did 10 years ago. Despite this, checks remain business as usual for SMEs and self-employed individuals in France.
This seems to be the case for Aaron, and he is not alone. Also on board are Nicole, Molly... and all the other people who wrote to us about this topic! 👇