Method and system for processing financial instrument deposits physically remote from a financial institution

  • US 7,181,430 B1
  • Filed: 04/28/2000
  • Issued: 02/20/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for deposit processing at a central system a plurality of checks deposited at a remote site with accompanying deposit information, comprising:

  • the central system receiving deposit information for a plurality of different deposit transactions, with the deposit information including for each of the different deposit transactions a deposit account designation, electronic check data and check image data for at least one check to be deposited, wherein the central system is separate from MICR capture, deposit accounting, cash management, and float processing systems for a bank of first deposit and wherein the deposit account designation for each of at least a subset of the plurality of the deposit transactions is to a different bank of first deposit;

    the central system transmitting the electronic deposit data and optionally the check image data for each different deposit transaction of the subset of the plurality of the deposit transactions to a respective different one of the banks of first deposit;

    the central system performing at least one of sorting the received deposit information and error checking the received deposit information before transmission to any of the MICR capture, deposit accounting, cash management, and float processing systems of each of the different banks of first deposit designated in the respective deposit account designations in the deposit information; and

    the central system transmitting electronic check data and the check image data directly or indirectly to a maker bank or a Federal Reserve Bank or a correspondent bank in a transmission having a transmission path that bypasses the MICR capture, deposit accounting, cash management, and float processing systems of the bank of first deposit for that deposit transaction.

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