It seems banks have been doing such things for years though. I did a small editing job for a German publishing house and received the grand total of €100 for it. I was delighted as I didn’t expect to be paid, it was in my own industry which is why I was chosen and I did it for fun.
But I did ask for it to be a bank transfer, not a cheque, but something went wrong in translation (ironic because I was editing an English version of a German book) and they sent a cheque.
CA charged 30% to receive it into my account.