Trying to deposit a check via mobile on a very picky app.
BG: Years ago DH and I both got accounts at a credit union we lived rather close to, and could easily get to at least one of their branches. Well we moved and the closest branch is at least an hour away but we held onto the account and DH had his direct deposit and other accounts tied to it we've just held onto it. I have a checking account there separate from his and because we can easily transfer $ between the accounts, I just don't want to let go of it either.
And when I got a smartphone and found out you can deposit checks over the phone I thought "Woohoo!" because my Target redcard is also tied to this one account.
So I got a birthday check the other day from MIL and decided to use the mobile deposit to well, deposit it. Sweet monkey fritters, they do not make it easy! You have to take the pictures so that the image of the front appears to be the same size as the one of the back, get it so there's no shadows, the lighting is perfect, every # and letter is clear, etc. etc.
I did at some point cancel it before it was deposited, thinking "to hell with this, life's too short, I'll just deposit it in a local CU.
But I'm stubborn. So I made it work but good lordy, they really don't make it easy.