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What is Mobile Check Deposit?

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“Mobile Check Deposit” is an application that allows you to take pictures of checks with your smartphone or tablet and deposit the funds into your bank accounts. If your bank offers mobile check deposit, you can avoid visiting a branch to deposit checks.

View the list of banks and credit unions in FindABetterBank that offer Mobile Check Deposit. Click Here

Mobile Banking vs. Mobile Check Deposit

Mobile banking application features allow users to perform different banking tasks, such as checking account balances, viewing recent transactions, transferring funds, paying bills, receiving alerts, and locating ATMs. Many institutions are now adding mobile check deposit to their mobile banking offering. So when you’re shopping for a bank that offers mobile banking, you should check to make sure it includes mobile check deposit. Banks will usually list which features are included with specific smartphone and tablet applications.

Mobile Check Deposit Facts

Mobile Check Deposit is gradually being introduced at banks and credit unions of all sizes. Roughly 20% of the institutions listed on FindABetterBank offer this features. By the end of 2013, we expect nearly half of the institutions listed to offer this feature. Fees, limits, and requirements may apply depending on your institution.

How it works

Mobile Check Deposit allows you to deposit checks into your bank account by taking a picture of the front and back of an endorsed check with a compatible smartphone or tablet.

Mobile Check Deposit fees

Most banks do not charge a fee for mobile check deposit. It’s usually included with the institution’s mobile banking application -- which is usually free to download. Though not common, some banks do charge a per check deposit fee. This fee is typically very small. But as banks look to increase their fee revenue, per check deposit fees may become more common. It’s always wise to consult with your institution before using any new service.

Mobile Check Deposit limits

In some cases, banks pose limits on the check amount or number of checks you can deposit. Some limits are set per check, per day and per month. Banks may also restrict the type of check being deposited. Be sure to check with your bank before making any deposits.

Mobile Check Deposit requirements

Many banks require you to enroll in online banking before you are able to download their applications. In addition, institutions might also require you be a customer for a certain period of time before allowing you to deposit checks remotely. Mobile check deposit is generally only available for smartphones and tablets with current software. Banks will usually publish which versions of software the application is compatible with.

Mobile Check Deposit app platforms

Institutions offer mobile check deposit for a variety of smartphones and tablets.

Phone apps

iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows phones are the most common smartphones that host this feature in their applications. If your bank does offer mobile check deposit and it’s included in their their mobile banking application, it can be downloaded through the Apple’s App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry App World, or Windows Phone application store.

Some banks have designated standalone mobile check deposit applications created exclusively for mobile check depositing – the application is only for depositing checks, not checking balances, transferring money between accounts, etc. These applications can also be downloaded through various app stores.

Tablet apps

Similar to smartphones, mobile applications are becoming tablet-friendly. Tablet users are able to download applications to their iPad and Android tablets that are identical to the smartphone applications, but are designed for the resolution of a tablet. These applications can also be obtained by Apple’s App Store or Google Play.

Institutions in FindABetterBank that offer Mobile Check Deposit

Below is a list of the institutions in FindABetterBank that offer mobile check deposit:

A+ Federal Credit Union

Ally Bank

American Chartered Bank

AmericanWest Bank

Arvest Bank

Associated Bank

BancorpSouth

Bankers Trust

Bank of Albuquerque

Bank of America

Bank of Arizona

Bank of Arkansas

Bank of Oklahoma

Bank of the Ozarks

Bank of the West

Banner Bank

BB&T

BBVA Compass Bank

Beneficial Bank

Berkshire Bank

Bluebird by American Express

BMO Harris Bank

Cambridge Savings Bank

Capital One 360 (formerly ING Direct)

Capitol Federal

Chase

Chemical Bank

Citibank

Citizens Bank

Citizens Bank (Michigan)

City National Bank

Colorado State Bank and Trust

Community Trust Bank

Digital Credit Union (DCU)

Dollar Bank

Eastern Bank

East West Bank

Ent Federal Credit Union

Fifth Third Bank

First Commonwealth Bank

First Community Credit Union

First Financial Bank

FirstMerit Bank

First Midwest Bank

First National Bank of Pennsylvania

First Tennessee Bank

Flagstar Bank

Flushing Bank

FNB Bank, N.A.

Frost Bank

FSG Bank

Fulton Bank

Fulton Bank of NJ

Great Southern Bank

GTE Federal Credit Union

Hancock Bank

HSBC

Huntington National Bank

Iberiabank

KeyBank

Lake City Bank

MB Financial Bank

Metairie Bank

Morrill & Janes Bank

Moven

National Penn Bank

Neighbors Federal Credit Union

Old National Bank

Park Community Credit Union

Park National Bank

People's United Bank

PNC Bank

Popular Community Bank (Banco Popular)

Power Financial Credit Union

Prosperity Bank

Provident Bank

Redwood Credit Union

Regions Bank

Republic Bank

Ridgewood Savings Bank

Rockland Trust

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union

SECU (Maryland)

Simmons First National Bank

Sterling Savings Bank

SunTrust

Susquehanna Bank

TD Bank

Texas Bay Area Credit Union

Texas Trust Credit Union

The PrivateBank

Tobyhanna FCU

Umpqua Bank

Union Bank

Union Bank

Union Bank & Trust

United Community Bank

Univest Bank and Trust Co.

USAA Federal Savings Bank

U.S. Bank

Washington Federal

Webster Bank

Wells Fargo

Whitney National Bank

Woodforest National Bank

Xceed Financial Credit Union

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