U.S. Bank, fifth-largest bank in the United States and lead bank of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), and Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK), a leading mobile imaging software solutions provider and the pioneer of Mobile Deposit ® technology, have entered into a strategic mobile technology partnership to offer Mitek’s Mobile Photo Bill Pay ™ product to U.S. Bank customers.
Mobile Photo Bill Pay will allow U.S. Bank customers to set up bill payments by simply snapping a picture of their paper bill using their camera-enabled smartphone or tablet. The new feature eliminates the need to manually enter biller and payment information, and allows the customer to make bill payments directly from their mobile device.
Partnering with Mitek, and leveraging its Mobile Photo Bill Pay product, U.S. Bank will be the first leading financial institution to offer this innovative service to customers in early 2013.
“Mobile banking and mobile payments continue to be a priority for U.S. Bank as we take advantage of new technology and deliver added convenience to customers via their mobile devices,” said Niti Badarinath, senior vice president and head of mobile banking at U.S. Bank. “U.S. Bank has been a leader in mobile banking and mobile payments since we first piloted a contactless payment solution in 2008, and were one of the first banks to offer a mobile check deposit feature in 2010. Our investment in mobile innovation will remain strong as we enter into 2013.”“Our partnership with U.S. Bank underscores both companies’ deep commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction,” said James DeBello, president and chief executive officer of Mitek Systems. “We believe that Mobile Photo Bill Pay is the next killer app for financial services, and we’re delighted that U.S. Bank is leading the mobile banking charge. Mobile Photo Bill Pay builds on the success of Mitek’s Mobile Deposit technology, used by millions of consumers around the country to make billions of dollars in deposits, and enables the next logical step in U.S. Bank’s mobile strategy. Together we will redefine what consumers expect from their mobile banking experience with the convenience of anywhere, anytime deposits, bill payments and more.”