Deposit Checks Remotely to ING Accounts

Brent Pittman —  04/25/2012


Deposit checks easily with your smart phone to ING accounts.

This will be a short post as I’m prepping our urban garden, but I wanted to let you know about a cool new feature for those of you with ING Direct Checking accounts. Geez I sound like a commercial.

I’m not getting any money from this endorsement (currently), I’m just geeking out a bit since it will make my life a lot easier.

Deposit Money Directly to Your ING Direct Account Remotely

If you are an ING Direct member, then you’ve had to funnel the money into  your account through a brick and mortar bank and then transfer the money. You might have also mailed in your checks, but this was a slow and cumbersome process too.

Now, it’s super easy to add money to your account. In fact I just tested it out and successfully deposited a check to my account. Using their newly updated app for smart phones you can just snap a picture of your check and poof the money is on its way.



Steps for Depositing Checks to Your ING Account Remotely

*Note there is a $3,ooo limit for remote deposits.

1) Update or download the ING Direct app if you haven’t already.

2) Choose the camera icon in top right corner that says “Deposit”

3) Take a picture of the front.

4) Take a picture of the back of the check (make sure it is signed).

5) You’ll get an email within a few minutes that ING has received your check.

6) A followup email (mine took 40 minuets) that the deposit has entered. There is still a 2 day holding period on the money.

Very easy process and one that I’ll be utilizing for all my future deposits. Thank you ING for adding this much needed feature!

If you have more questions here is ING help section for CheckMate remote depositing.

What do you think of the new remote deposit feature with ING? 

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  • I love being able to do that.  I don’t use ING, but I’ve been doing it for years with USAA!

    • If technology keeps up this pace, I’ll never leave my room or speak with a real person! I hear great things about USAA. 

  • Woohoo! I’ve been waiting and hoping for this for a long time. I can’t wait to start using this cool feature. Thanks for the breakdown Brent!

    • Yes, it was long overdue. Chase beat them to it months before. 

  • Wow! That sounds complicated. Any way to simplify those accounts? I’ve heard Perkstreet is good, but I don’t like someone gaining interest on my 5K deposit. 

  • We’ve really enjoyed our ING, that’s rare to enjoy a banking experience I think. 

  • I’m so glad that this feature is finally available!  I’m gonna deposit my “big fat check” from Ebates to try it out! Thanks for the post, I like the step by step guide and video.

    • I’ve been waiting for this feature all year! Thanks for stopping by!