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The use of cheques in New Zealand has been decreasing over time, but a number of individuals and organisations continue to use them, despite rising costs and an ever wider variety of alternative payment methods. This has the potential to create problems, as the declining use of cheques is undermining the overall sustainability of the infrastructure and systems that support cheques.
A team from the University of Auckland had a unique opportunity to investigate historical and anonymised bank transaction data to see if they could identify spending patterns in a community following a disease outbreak.