ING Direct for iOS Can Now Deposit Cheques via the iPhone Camera

ING Direct has had their ‘photo chequing’ feature planned for a while now and as of today their iOS app has been updated to reflect this new feature. Known as ‘Cheque-In Deposit’, customers can now deposit cheques via the iPhone or iPad’s camera from anywhere.

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Cheque-In Deposit

Got a cheque to deposit? As long as it’s payable to you, issued by a Canadian bank and in Canadian dollars, you can deposit it from anywhere, using your smart phone with our Cheque-In Deposit. Simply take photos of the front and back of the cheque and verify your deposit details. Hit “Deposit Cheque”, and you’re done! There are no service charges or monthly fees to use this service, and you’ll start earning interest right away.

ING Direct notes their recent research found roughly 55 percent of Canadians deposit at least one cheque per month to their bank account, either by ABM (71%), in-branch deposits (41%) or by mail (1%).

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Westminster Savings was the first iOS app in Canada to allow ‘photo chequing’ to both personal and business customers back in April, beating out our ‘Big Six’ banks which have yet to debut the service, even though reports stated they were ready to launch.

Click here to download the ING Direct iOS app–it’s free. The new feature is also available for Android, BlackBerry 10 and tablets running Windows 8. Let us know how you like this new feature!

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  • jfmartel

    Mmmm… that means you can link your other bank’s account within the apps?

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    What bank account are you asking about?

  • David

    Limit of $1500 check–which means my monthly paycheck still needs to go to the bank.

  • Cheers

    Just tried this feature with a cheque, it worked flawlessly. Within 12 hours ING emailed me to say the cheque had been processed and I can destroy the original. Pretty cool.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca/ Gary

    Nice!

  • jfmartel

    You need to send them a cheque if you ant to link your other bank’s account with ING. I’m wondering if you can now just scan it within the apps.