USAA Bank and 1,900 The UPS Store Locations Offer Free, Convenient "Easy Deposit"
SAN ANTONIO, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
USAA Federal Savings Bank customers nationwide now can enjoy the convenience of depositing checks through USAA Easy Deposit at more than 1,900 pre-identified The UPS Store® locations near their home or work. Since offering the free service in select markets last fall, nearly 130,000 checks totaling close to $193 million were forwarded from The UPS Store locations for deposit by USAA members.
USAA Federal Savings Bank is the first financial institution to offer remote deposit capture in retail outlets. USAA Easy Deposit, which uses the same technology that enables check deposits from a smartphone, is the latest banking solution to make life simpler for USAA members. In 2006, USAA launched its Deposit@Home® service, which enables qualified bank members to deposit checks by scanning and submitting them to usaa.com from a home computer.
USAA Bank expanded this capability by launching USAA Deposit@Mobile® in August 2009. Since then, nearly 6.1 million checks totaling more than $3.5 billion have been forwarded for deposit by qualified USAA members from mobile devices.
"Our members are highly mobile; that's why we strive to stay at the forefront of making banking services accessible and convenient from anywhere," said David Bohne, president of USAA Federal Savings Bank. "With this new agreement, members can visit any of the pre-identified The UPS Store locations to deposit a check in seconds. USAA Easy Deposit is one of the many ways we make it easy for our members to bank with us."
"Our franchisees are pleased to be part of a solution that helps USAA customers do their banking," said Stuart Mathis, president of Mail Boxes Etc. Inc. (MBE), franchisor of The UPS Store brand. "USAA Easy Deposit is a great example of how business organizations can make their customers' lives easier by maximizing technology and tapping into our nationwide network of convenient The UPS Store locations."
Here's how the safe process works: USAA members with a USAA checking account or savings account provide their USAA ATM or debit cards to The UPS Store associate, who swipes the card, selects the type of account and scans the check through remote deposit capture. USAA systems receive the forwarded check information and process the deposit. The UPS Store associate receives confirmation and returns the voided check to the USAA member. After USAA Bank receives the check from The UPS Store, the deposit, in most cases, is immediate and can be verified through account alerts, usaa.com, usaa.mobile or by calling USAA. It's that simple and safe. Members do not need their account number, PIN or a deposit slip. To help make the process secure, personal information is not required or shared with non-USAA personnel. The entire process takes less than a minute.
USAA members can find the locations offering the service by visiting usaa.com or accessing an application on their Android(TM) or iPhone® mobile device. To learn more, view this video.
USAA provides insurance, banking, investment and retirement products and services to 8.2 million members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving or have honorably served our nation in the U.S. military - and their families. For more information about USAA, or to learn more about membership, visit usaa.com.
About The UPS Store
With approximately 4,800 locations, The UPS Store® and Mail Boxes Etc. ® network comprises the world's largest franchise system of retail shipping, postal, printing and business service centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the United States, The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc. locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of Mail Boxes Etc. Inc., a UPS subsidiary. In Canada, locations are independently owned and operated by licensed franchisees of master licensee MBEC Communications L.P. Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. is a proud participant in the International Franchise Association's VetFran initiative. For additional information, please visit www.theupsstore.com or www.mbe.com.
Contact: Danielle LongDanielle.Long@usaa.com210-913-8519USAA on Twitter: @usaa
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