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UK banks to trial check deposits via smartphone photographs

12/27, 3:02pm

Trial in April follows change in UK banking legislation

Banks and building societies in the United Kingdom are considering allowing customers to pay in checks using smartphones, the UK Treasury has announced. The change, which would involve bank customers to photograph a check using a smartphone instead of taking it to branch, could be implemented as part of a new Check 21 law, with the first trial of the system set to begin in April.

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Bank of America adds video chat with bank tellers to ATMs

04/05, 10:59am

ATMs in Boston to offer conversations with bank employees

Bank of America is adding video conferencing to its automatic teller machines. The video chat facility will allow bank customers to see and speak to tellers in order to perform more advanced bank transactions than would normally be available to an ATM user, as well as providing a more personal experience to users.

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