U.S. Bank Partners with Mitek for Mobile Photo Bill Pay; Will Launch to Consumers in Early 2013
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.”
Mitek's Mobile Photo Bill Pay (patent-pending) enables consumers with a smartphone or tablet to simply take a picture of a bill or remittance coupon; the technology then automatically extracts relevant information from the paper bill and auto-populates the fields required to make a mobile payment. The consumer then schedules the payment and clicks “pay.” Mitek's unique and template-free imaging technology gives consumers a convenient new bill payment option via their mobile device. Consumers can quickly add a new payee to their online bill pay, pay one-time or non-recurring bills, and set up recurring bills and payments from anywhere, at anytime. The ability to add a new payee with a mobile device is a key competitive advantage over existing mobile bill pay applications.
Headquartered in San Diego, Mitek Systems (NASDAQ: MITK) is a mobile imaging software solutions provider that allows users to remotely deposit checks, pay their bills, get insurance quotes, and transfer credit card balances by snapping a picture with their camera-equipped smartphones and tablets instead of using the device keyboard. Mitek's technology increases convenience for the consumer by eliminating the need to go to the bank branch or automated teller machine, and dramatically reduces processing and customer acquisition costs while increasing customer retention. With a strong patent portfolio, Mitek is positioned as the leading innovator in mobile imaging software and currently provides its solutions to Fortune 500 financial services companies. For more information about Mitek, please visit http://www.miteksystems.com. MITK-G
U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), with $352 billion in assets as of Sept. 30, 2012, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. The company operates 3,086 banking offices in 25 states and 5,080 ATMs and provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions. U.S. Bancorp and its employees are dedicated to improving the communities they serve, for which the company earned the 2011 Spirit of America Award, the highest honor bestowed on a company by United Way. Visit U.S. Bancorp on the web at www.usbank.com.