Barclays is to roll out its mobile cheque imaging service to Android phones and iPad users, bringing the service within reach of one million more customers.
Since the launch of cheque imaging a year ago, nearly three quarters of a million pounds have been deposited by the 30,000 Barclays iPhone users who have subscribed to the service.
Available through the Barclays Mobile Banking app, users can pay in cheques of up to £500 and get real-time access to the funds by snapping a picture on their mobile and uploading the deposit to their accounts. Cheque deposits by mobile are cleared within two working days, as opposed to the standard six day process.
Barclays Personal and Corporate Banking Chief Executive, Ashok Vaswani, says: "Extending to android phones is an important step forward in giving all customers the ability to pay in cheques using their mobile devices.”