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

  • US 7,216,106 B1
  • Filed: 10/02/2000
  • Issued: 05/08/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-readable medium comprising a program product for deposit processing at a central system a plurality of checks with accompanying deposit information, comprising:

  • at least one computer-readable medium having computer readable program code embodied therein or among them if more than one medium, to be executed by a computer, the computer readable program code, when executed, capable of causing a machine to perform the following method stepsthe 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 in a bank of fist deposit, electronic check data and original 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 the bank of first deposit;

    a computer at the central system comparing at least one deposit parameter that is not an account number to an individual customer limit in advance of transmitting any of the deposit information to the bank of first deposit;

    sending a communication if the individual customer limit is exceeded;

    the central system performing at least one of sorting the received deposit information and error checking the received deposit information in advance of transmitting any of the deposit information to the bank of first deposit;

    the central system transmitting at least some of the deposit information for each different deposit transaction to the bank of first deposit;

    the central system transmitting electronic check data and check image data directly or indirectly to the maker bank, or to a Federal Reserve Bank or a correspondent bank, or to a print site for ultimate delivery in hard copy to a maker bank, with this transmitting bypassing the MICR capture, deposit accounting, cash management, float processing or other systems of the bank of first deposit.

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