|[January 21, 2014]
Argent Bank Launches Business Mobile Banking Suite
SPOKANE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--
Argent Bank, the principal California operating subsidiary of Sterling
Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA), today announced that it is
launching a robust business mobile banking suite. The Argent Biz Mobile
app for iPhone and Android (News - Alert) devices is designed specifically for business
banking customers. Customers can also access accounts through the Argent
Mobile Web platform to make transfers, track recent transactions and pay
bills, among other services.
"We are excited to debut the Argent mobile banking suite to our business
customers to fulfill their desire to conveniently bank on-the-go," said
Patricia Baughman, SVP and product management and market research
executive at Argent Bank. "The design of our new business mobile
offerings allows us to have a single, consistent user experience across
different digital banking platforms and channels."
Argent Biz Mobile provides business customers with the capability to
access information and manage their assets from their smartphones,
View account balances and transactions
Search for specific transactions
Transfer funds between accounts with Argent
Pay vendors and other payees
View and cancel scheduled payments
Search for nearby Argent branches and ATMs
Deposit checks using image capture mobile deposit
Argent Biz Mobile is available for free download today through the Apple
App Store and Google
Play. Unlike many other banks, Argent offers mobile deposits at no
additional charge. Using the camera on a smartphone, customers can make
deposits simply by taking a picture of the front and back of an endorsed
check, entering the check amount and selecting the deposit account.
On-screen confirmations and email notifications communicate the status
of the deposit. The bank's Mobile Web solution is identical to its
smartphone app, but without the mobile deposit feature. For details,
To ensure business banking customers can make safe transactions across
these digital services, Mobile Web and mobile app platforms integrate
various security features such as advanced sign-on authentication, which
uses complex device identification at each sign-on to mobile banking.
When the service detects an unrecognized device, multifactor
authentication works to further verify the identity of customers before
accessing account information.
Baughman added, "We plan to launch an iPad app in the next 30 days. We
also are developing additional features, to be released throughout 2014,
including mobile transaction approvals for cash management services like
wire and ACH transactions."
For more information about the full Argent mobile banking suite, visit www.bankwithargent.com/bizmobilebanking.
About Argent Bank
Bank is the California dba of Sterling Savings Bank, the principal
operating subsidiary of Sterling
Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:STSA) of Spokane, Washington. Sterling
Savings Bank is a Washington state chartered and federally insured
commercial bank that also does business as Sterling
Bank in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Argent
Bank offers banking products and services, mortgage lending, and
trust and investment products to individuals, small businesses,
corporations and other commercial organizations. As of Sept. 30, 2013,
Sterling Financial Corporation had assets of $9.98 billion and operated
depository branches in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and California. Visit
Argent Bank's website at www.bankwithargent.com.
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