Who can use remote deposit?
Remote deposit it is available, in one form or another, to virtually any business or consumer in the United States. Still, according to a recent study by the Aite Group, less than 5% of small businesses are currently conducting their banking with remote deposit capture To figure out whether remote deposit capture makes sense for you, try the following helpful guides:
Remote Deposit time/cost savings calculator at remotedepositcapture.com
The best place to start is usually your bank. Virtually every large and mid-sized bank today offers its own version, as do many community banks and credit unions. A few companies also offer remote deposit services that are bank-independent, meaning they will work regardless of which bank you use. (Digital Check does not currently offer its own remote deposit service).
Before you sign up, it’s always a good idea to ask your bank which check scanners are compatible with their software. Digital Check products are supported by most banks; however, some require certain models, or specific features such as inkjet endorsing. Don’t be sorry — find out first!
The cost can vary quite a bit. Some banks charge a flat monthly fee. Some charge a set amount per check that you deposit. Some even offer it for free! Check with your bank to see what prices and programs they offer.
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