Desjardins mobile app for iOS updated with cheque deposit feature

Ian Hardy

January 19, 2016 8:02pm

Desjardins first released its mobile banking app in 2010 and has consistently updated it with new features.

The latest update for iOS, which bring more convenience to its customers, adds 3D Touch support for quick access to balances and locations to the closest branch.

The company has also added mobile cheque depositing, which has been on Android since January 8th. Similar to several credit unions, as well as RBC, CIBC, Tangerine (formerly known as ING Direct), and TD Canada Trust, the option to deposit cheques directly from a mobile device has become a primary reason to use these types of apps. One simply takes a photo of the cheque, inputs the amount and select the account in which to deposit.


  • Simon Forgues

    The Android version has been updated the same day with mobile deposit also.

  • deltatux

    Took them surprisingly long to catch up with other credit unions. Odd seeing they are the largest association of credit unions in North America (even though they are mainly located within Quebec).

    • Simon Forgues

      You’re absolutely right, @deltatux:disqus . I told them by email and with Twitter almost once a month for the last 2 years, then I moved to Tangerine in last september exactly for that reason. Sorry, Desjardins. Too late for me.

    • deltatux

      No other credit unions available? Tangerine can only do so much, some services are not available with Tangerine like wire transfers.

  • mxmgodin

    Totally off topic, but that yellow button is hideous. Looks like whoever was making their app just Google searched “button”, took the first image result, and slapped the word “Transfer” onto it…

  • TheShinraCorp .

    Why couldn’t they just develop a web version of this? HTML5 has a Camera API (getUserMedia()) that way any device that has a browser that supports HTML5 can use it. I imagine there’s more to it than that but from what I remember, it’s possible.