Chase, a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase, today released its official and long-awaited mobile banking app for Android. Since I am a Chase customer with 3 credit cards and a checking account (migrated from WaMu), I decided to take it out for a quick spin.

The Chase app features the following:

  • instant check deposits by taking photos of the front and back with your phone's camera - it's not the first bank to do this, but it was certainly the #1 wanted feature on my list
  • viewing account balances and transaction histories
  • paying bills using Chase bill pay
  • paying credit card balances
  • money transfers, including both account-to-account and wire transfers
  • ATM/branch finder

The app is very secure - it requires your password every time you sign on and does not store it anywhere.

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