A handful of banks and PayPal have allowed iPhone users to deposit checks by scanning the front and back with the phone’s camera for a while. Now that feature is finally starting to make its way to Android phones, thanks to a new app from Chase.
For the most part, the Chase Mobile app works like most mobile banking apps. It lets you view your account balance, pay bills using the company’s online bill paying system, transfer money between accounts and find local branches and ATMs.
But the stand-out feature is definitely the check-cashing. I’m not a Chase customers, but I live a good 10-15 minute walk from the nearest branch of my bank, and I’d love to be able to deposit checks without leaving the house in the winter. In the warmer months I actually kind of like the excuse to leave the home office every now and again.