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Argent Bank Adds iPad App to Biz Mobile Suite


Argent Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STSA), announced today that it has added an iPad app to its robust suite of business mobile banking solutions. The Argent Biz Mobile for iPad app is designed specifically for business banking customers.

“We are excited to add the iPad app to the recently launched suite of business mobile banking solutions,” said Patricia Baughman, SVP and product management and market research executive at Argent Bank. “In the last two years, we have made significant investments in our digitally delivered treasury management solutions. The iPad app – along with our entire Biz Mobile suite – makes a compelling offering for business customers who want meaningful financial tools conveniently located on their tablet or smartphone.”

Argent Biz Mobile for iPad provides business customers with the ability to access information and manage their assets from their Apple tablets, including:

  • View account balances and transactions
  • Search for specific transactions
  • Transfer funds between accounts with Argent
  • Pay vendors and other Bill Pay payees
  • View and cancel scheduled bill payments
  • Search for nearby Argent branches and ATMs
  • Deposit checks using image capture Mobile Deposit

Argent Biz Mobile for iPad is available for free download today through the Apple App Store. Argent Biz Mobile with Mobile Deposit is available at no charge to existing customers enrolled in Argent's Business Online Banking solution. Using the camera on an iPad, customers can make deposits simply by taking a picture of the front and back of an endorsed check, entering the check amount and selecting the deposit account. On-screen confirmations and email notifications communicate the status of the deposit. The iPad app has improved usability over the smartphone apps in that it can be used in both landscape or portrait positions and it brings more information forward to the dashboard landing page. For details, visit

To ensure business banking customers can make safe transactions across these digital services, the iPad app integrates various security features such as advanced sign-on authentication, which uses complex device identification at each sign-on to mobile banking. When the service detects an unrecognized device, multifactor authentication works to further verify the identity of customers before accessing account information.

Baughman added, “The bank works closely with our primary technology provider, FIS, when developing our Biz Mobile suite. We are working to develop additional features, like mobile approval for cash management services such as wire and ACH transactions, which will be released throughout 2014.”

For more information about the full suite of Argent mobile banking solutions, visit

About Argent Bank

Argent Bank is the California dba of Sterling Savings Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Sterling Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STSA) of Spokane, Washington. Sterling Savings Bank is a Washington state chartered and federally insured commercial bank that also does business as Sterling Bank in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Argent Bank offers banking products and services, mortgage lending, and trust and investment products to individuals, small businesses, corporations and other commercial organizations. As of Dec. 31, 2013, Sterling Financial Corporation had assets of $10.3 billion and operated depository branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Visit Argent Bank's website at

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