As of today, U.S. Bank (NYSE: USB) customers can expect a whole new level of convenience when banking— that is, if they have a smart phone. The bank released their latest series of enhancements to improve the consumer banking experience.

In mid-February wrote about the remote check deposit feature that was announced to launch in March. Today, March 14, 2011, U.S Bank officially announced the arrival of the feature along with other enhancements.

U.S. Bank Deposit Point Mobile

As mentioned previously, with the new enhancements U.S. Bank customers will be able to deposit their checks by taking a picture and sending it electronically. The way it works is by snapping a photo of the front and back of your check and sending it electronically. The check can then be destroyed upon confirmation of reception.

Other Feature Updates

U.S. Bank has also made strides to improve their credit card alert system to help customers keep their billing organized. Customers can now customize real-time email or text alerts to let them know of possible fraud or when payments are due.

U.S. Bancorp executive vice president, Mac McCullough explains the bank’s push to integrate mobile technology, “Mobile innovation is a priority for U.S. Bank as we strive to bring
maximum convenience to our customers. These enhancements are the result of dynamic and
integrated work across the company with the goal of bringing mobile convenience to more customers in more lines of business. We expect this trend to continue through 2011 and into 2012.”

U.S. Bank was also one of the first banks to pilot mobile contactless payment, currently being tested in multiple states.

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