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Mobile Deposit FAQs

Mobile Deposit FAQs What is Mobile Deposit?
  • Mobile Deposit is a service offered by First Midwest Bank that allows you to make a deposit directly into your eligible checking or savings account using the Mobile Deposit App on supported Apple and Android devices.
    • iOS Requires for Apple (iPhone & iPad: iOS 5.0+ with camera enabled device
    • Android requires Android 2.2 Level 8+ with camera enabled device
  • Mobile Deposit lets you submit photos of the front and back of your endorsed check. Checks are not stored on your mobile device.

Who is eligible to use Mobile Deposit?
  • A customer is eligible to use Mobile Deposit once an account has been open for at least 90 days.
  • Is enrolled in On-line Banking (NetTeller).
  • Has no more than 3 charge-backs in the last 3 months.
  • Has the Mobile App installed on your mobile device (iPad, iPhone or Android).

Is electronically depositing checks safe and secure?
  • Yes, the on-line transmission of checks is secured through a secure SSL encrypted browser session.
  • You should protect your login and password for Mobile Deposit as you would your login information for other on-line banking services. Remember for added security to log out completely when you finish using the Mobile App.

Are electronic versions of checks legal?
  • Yes, Check 21 legislation allows banks to exchange images of checks for collection instead of paper. In fact, the majority of checks in the U.S. are cleared electronically today.

Are there any fees for Mobile Deposit?
  • We are pleased to offer the Mobile Deposit service to you at no charge for consumers meeting all requirements.
  • Other fees may still apply, however, such as those for returned items or overdrafts, per item charges, limits on the number of items to deposit, and mobile carrier fees. You should also consult the Bank’s fee schedule and deposit account agreement for further information regarding fees applicable to your account.

How am I notified that my deposit has been made?
  • You will receive a deposit notification via email when your deposit is submitted. The deposit will be subject to verification and the bank’s funds availability schedule.

When is the cutoff for making a deposit and getting it into my account?
  • All First Midwest Bank Mobile Deposits made before 2pm CST are processed and credited that evening and generally available on the next business day under the Bank’s Funds Availability Policy.
  • Items deposited after 2pm will be processed the following business day, with availability of funds on the business day following when the deposit is processed. Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays are not considered business days for processing purposes, even if the bank may be open on those days.

How are deposits made on the weekend handled?
  • Deposits made on Saturday or throughout the weekend are processed on the next business day following that weekend.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays are not considered business days for processing purposes, even if the bank may be open on those days.

How many checks can I deposit?
  • Each check is considered a separate deposit. Checks must be endorsed “For Deposit only to FMB”.
  • You can make up to 10 deposits in one day so long as the total amount deposited does not exceed $2500.
  • You can make up to 20 deposits in one month so long as the total amount deposited does not exceed $5000.

What do I do with the checks once I have deposited them electronically?
  • We recommend you mark your check as being electronically deposited once it is submitted and keep deposited checks for 60 days before destroying.

What Items can be deposited?
  • Checks made payable to the account owner or joint owners that have been properly endorsed the owner's signature and “For Deposit Only to FMB”.

What Items cannot be deposited?
  • Checks payable to any person or entity other than the person or entity that owns the account that the check is being deposited into.
  • Checks containing an alteration on the front of the check or item, or which you know or suspect, or should know or suspect, are fraudulent or otherwise not authorized by the owner of the account on which the check is drawn.
  • Checks payable jointly, unless deposited into an account in the name of all payees.
  • Checks previously converted to a substitute check, as defined in Reg. CC.
  • Checks drawn on a financial institution located outside the United States.
  • Checks that are remotely created checks, as defined in Reg. CC.
  • Checks not payable in United States currency.
  • Checks dated more than 6 months prior to the date of deposit.
  • Checks or items prohibited by the bank's current procedures relating to the services or which are otherwise not acceptable under the terms of your account.
  • Checks with any endorsement on the back other than that specified in this agreement.
  • Checks that have previously been submitted through the Service or through a remote deposit capture service offered at any other financial institution.
  • Checks that have previously been deposited or negotiated in any way via any method at First Midwest Bank or any other financial institution.
  • Foreign checks
  • Savings Bonds
  • Returned or re-deposited checks
  • Rebate Checks

Note: Cutoff time for submitting deposits is 2:00 p.m. Central Time (M-F)
Message and data rates may apply. Please check with your communications service provider for access rates, texting charges, and other applicable fees. Bank reserves the right to disable mobile app deposit capabilities.

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