USAA iPhone Apps Released and $1.5 Million In Checks Deposited in First 3 Days

August 16, 2009 — by Simon Ng1



USAA iPhone Apps Released and $1.5 Million In Checks Deposited in First 3 Days

August 16, 2009 — by Simon Ng1

A few days ago, I have covered USAA bank, a private bank and insurance company in San Antonio of U.S., will soon release an iPhone app that lets you deposit check anywhere via iPhone. The application has been released and is now available on App Store for free. USAA customers can now take a snapshot of both sides of a check and transfer the images to the bank via iPhone. The initial response to this feature is amazing. Many iPhone users have rated this app with five stars and find the check deposit feature extremely useful:

Great app! I love making my deposit by taking a picture of my check! You are way ahead of customer expectations.

Unbelievable to think we can now deposit checks using your iPhone camera!!!

I never write reviews, but this deserved it. The check deposit feature is awesome.

A spokesman of USAA mentioned that the iPhone app has been downloaded nearly 150,000 times, and more than 58,000 users have already elected to use it. And in just three days after the debut of the iPhone app, $1.5 million in checks have already been deposited via the app. I am really amazed the adoption rate.

To learn more about how the app works for check deposit, check out the demo video from USAA:

Other than this prominent feature, the USAA iPhone app also adds Google Maps to the app’s ATM locator, Roadside assistance and Rental Car Locator for easier navigation.


Some users are worried about fraud and asked USAA what preventive measure they have implemented to tackle fraud. Here is the answer from USAA blog:

Because USAA is commited to preventing and mitigating fraud, only members who meet the established criteria may use our [email protected] and [email protected] services. Additionally, abuse of this service such as falsifying a check or re-presenting a check whether to USAA or any other financial institution is a federal offense.

To download or check out further details of the application, you can click this direct iTunes link.

The USAA iPhone app looks pretty awesome and I can’t see any iPhone app from other banks in Hong Kong that can compare with it. Are you a USAA customer? Do try out the iPhone app and share with us your experience.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of

  • Mada

    This app is pretty interesting, but the best app of the year so far has been the CIBC mobile banking app. I’ve been using it for a few weeks now. its great!

    MTHIRTY has just shared a widget with you on behalf of CIBC