Fidelity and Charles Schwab are focusing on clients who can't put their smartphones down with apps that allow mobile check deposits, and the NetX360 circle got a little bigger for Pershing advisors with a mobile app that works on the the Android platform.
Fidelity launched apps on Tuesday that allowed clients to pay bills, move money and deposit checks on iPhone, iPad and Android devices.
Currently, Fidelity Mobile apps provide account information, market updates and quotes. The Mobile Check Deposit service allows clients to take a photo of a check and send it to Fidelity to deposit in a non-retirement account.
Fidelity BillPay, already a popular feature on the website, allows clients to pay bills from their phones, and Mobile Money Management allows clients to move money between Fidelity accounts, as well as to and from other banks.
“For more than a decade, Fidelity has been a leader in mobile brokerage technologies and our powerful new apps have been a big hit with clients who want to check their account balances, get quotes, see breaking news, and make trades from wherever they happen to be,” James Burton, president of Fidelity’s retail brokerage business, said in a statement. ÊºFidelity wanted to further enable clients to leverage mobile capabilities to now manage cash, deposit money, and pay bills on the go.”
The apps are currently available on iTunes or the Android Market. Interested clients can also go to www.fidelity.com/mobile and scan a quick response code that will automatically download the appropriate app to their device.