Interesting to see just how similar things are. Internet has pretty much taken over.
Checks are gone here, I don't think you could even order them from the bank and even harder would be to find someone accepting them.
So the "old" way here would be wire transfer.
I remember when I lived in the States it was all checks, except the rent, the landlord wouldn't accept anything but cash in the hand every two weeks.
But then again, that is some 15 years ago, time flies