How does Deposit e-Xpress Remote Check Capture work?

Using a check scanner, you simply scan an image of both sides of the check. This image then becomes the legal equivalent of the original check, and the image is submitted to Farmers Trust & Savings Bank through a secure electronic connection. The Bank treats this image as the legal equivalent of the original check and begins processing the check immediately.

What is a substitute check?

Also known as an IRD (Image Replacement Document), it is a paper reproduction of the original paper check, and is legally binding as a legal proof of payment.

What does a substitute check contain?
Do I have to change or upgrade my computer system?

Each scanner will have minimum system requirements, based on the type of scanner. Each scanner will come with a driver that will be loaded as part of the Deposit e-Xpress software installation process. In addition, your computer will need an available USB 2.0 Connection.

Who will use the system? What type of training will be provided for them?

Individuals already in charge of manually preparing and delivering deposits are typically the main users of this automated process. Deposit e-Xpress is easy and intuitive to use. A video tutorial is available for your staff.

How late can I make a deposit and still receive same day credit?

The cut-off time for same-day deposits may be extended for deposits issued electronically. Refer to the Deposit e-Xpress Remote Check Capture Agreement for details.

What should I do with the check after I make the deposit?

Generally, original checks should be stored for at least 30 days before destroying. Refer to the Deposit e-Xpress Remote Check Capture Agreement for details.

How will I receive notification of an NSF?

Returned checks will be handled as usual with a substitute check being returned in place of the original check.

Can I set-up multiple accounts for deposit?

Yes. Deposits can be made to any number of accounts without additional charges.

How does Deposit e-Xpress Remote Check Capture differ from POP or POS systems?

Many retailers use a POP or POS system that produces an ACH (Automated Clearing House) debit from their clients' account. This information is usually captured at the point-of-purchase and the checks are truncated. This means that an image of the check is not captured and therefore cannot be returned in the customer's bank statement. Some users of POP or POS systems are moving to remote check capture systems such as Deposit e-Xpress Remote Check Capture to reduce equipment, maintenance, and training costs.

What types of checks can be processed through Deposit e-Xpress Remote Check Capture?

U.S. dollar checks drawn on U.S. banks with valid routing and transit numbers are accepted, including personal checks, business checks and postal money orders.

What security controls are provided for Deposit e-Xpress Remote Check Capture?

User access rights, depository restrictions, and review criteria levels are controlled within the software. Data transmissions from your PC are protected by 128-bit encryption.

Need Assistance?

If you have additional questions, contact Farmers Trust & Savings Bank for assistance.