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Alaska USA Remote Deposit app increases account access

Alaska USA Federal Credit Union has released a free mobile app that allows members to deposit checks without visiting a branch or ATM. With the Alaska USA Remote Deposit app, members can use their smartphones to take a photo of a check and deposit it into their account.

"Remote Deposit puts convenience in the palm of your hand, literally," said Geoff Lundfelt, Executive Director, Retail Financial Services. "With the app, members can make deposits whether they're two or two thousand miles from a branch. We're pleased that more than 6,400 members have already downloaded the app and are actively using it to make deposits."

Users can deposit up to 10 checks or a maximum of $3,000 per day, and receive email updates on the deposit status. Approved deposits are generally available within one business day.

Alaska USA is the first Alaska-based credit union to launch a check deposit app. In 2011, the credit union launched the Alaska USA app, which allows users to check balances, transfer money, pay bills, view rates, and find nearby branches and ATMs. "Both apps are part of the credit union's commitment to providing convenience to members, allowing them to access their accounts and manage their money whenever and wherever they want," said Lundfelt.

The Remote Deposit app is available for iOS (iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch®) and Android™devices, and can be downloaded through the App Store℠ and Google Play™.

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Alaska USA Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with $5.2 billion in assets and more than 460,000 members worldwide. The credit union currently operates 64 branches in Alaska, California, and Washington and has a tradition of providing exceptional service, value, and convenience since 1948. Learn more about Alaska USA at