Patelco Credit Union Introduces Anywhere Deposit
Ben Kmetz, Marketing Project Manager
Patelco Credit Union
Office Phone: 925.468.6384
Service allows deposits to be captured via camera on a mobile device
Pleasanton, Calif., June 5, 2012 – Patelco Credit Union, a full-service financial institution with 40 branches throughout Northern California, announced today the release of Anywhere Deposit, a new mobile banking app feature that will enable members to conveniently and reliably deposit checks into their accounts using their iPhone® and Android ™ phones.
“By giving members the freedom and convenience of making secure, real-time deposits from their smartphones, our Anywhere Deposit feature will make a significant difference in our members’ lives, by reducing the frequency of in-person bank visits and speeding up the deposit process,” said Ryan Misasi, Interim Chief Operating Officer of Patelco. “This technology is changing the way people bank, and we pride ourselves on our ability to innovate our online and mobile service offerings in response to our members’ growing expectations and to reach a new generation of users.”
Anywhere Deposit combines the convenience of making deposits from anywhere, with the same safety and security of in-branch or ATM transactions. The feature is the latest of many online and mobile banking services Patelco has offered its members to simplify their banking experience, and is an ideal solution for members without the flexibility to conveniently visit a branch location, including those who travel frequently or do not live or work near a branch.
Anywhere Deposit works for Patelco online banking users. The member downloads the app to their iPhone or Android phone, takes a picture of the check (making sure account numbers and deposit amounts are fully visible), and sends the image to Patelco.
There is no fee for using Anywhere Deposit, however message and data rates may apply depending on the member’s cellular plan.
About Patelco Credit Union
Founded in 1936, Patelco Credit Union ranks among the largest credit unions in the nation and is the fifth largest in California with more than $3.6 billion in assets and 270,000 members. Throughout its 75-year history, Patelco has helped people and their communities prosper through volunteer initiatives and personalized service that focuses on transparency, simplicity in banking, and garnering trust. Patelco is a federally insured, not-for-profit, full-service credit union that offers the same types of products and services as large banks. Membership in Patelco is free and open to everyone. For more information, visit Patelco Credit Union at patelco.org.