Question of the Day (Update): What percent of Gen Z has never written a physical check to pay a bill?

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May 25, 2020
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Question of the Day, Checking Accounts

Answer: around 33%

Questions:

  1. Did this number surprise you? Why or why not?

  2. What are examples of bills that might require a physical check?

  3. As Gen Z gets older, do you expect this number to be higher or lower? Explain.

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Behind the numbers (from Forbes):

"Young adults are using peer-to-peer payments more than the two generations before them. That’s despite their age and their limited experience with the financial markets.

Even more telling, one in three of the 750 Gen Z individuals Billtrust polled never used a paper check."

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About the Author

Mason Butts

After graduating from UCLA with a Master's in Education, Mason spent 5 years as a science educator in a South Los Angeles public high school. He is committed to supporting the holistic growth of all students and empowering them to live a life of relational, academic, and financial success. Now settled in the Bay Area, Mason enjoys facilitating professional developments and partnering with educators as they prepare students for a bright financial future. When Mason is not building curriculum or planning a training, he can be found cycling, trying new foods, and exploring the outdoors.