Mobile Banking FAQs
- What steps does my bank take to help promote security in Mobile Banking?
- What if my mobile phone or device is lost or stolen?
- What can I do to help protect my personal information?
- How do I start using Mobile Banking?
- Am I eligible for Mobile Banking?
- Can I use mobile banking outside the U.S.?
- How do I set up Passcode for Mobile Banking?
- How do I set up Touch ID for Mobile Banking?
- Does Touch ID prevent other users from getting into my account?
- If the device doesn't recognize my fingerprint, can I still get into my account?
Mobile Banking Applications
- What Mobile Banking apps are available?
- What features are available with Mobile Banking?
- Is there a charge to use the Mobile Banking service?
- What is the difference between a mobile application and a mobile web browser?
- How do I update my Mobile Banking app version?
- Why should I keep my Mobile Banking app and my mobile device operating system updated?
- How do I change my Mobile Banking account nicknames?
Mobile Check Deposit
- What is Mobile Check Deposit?
- How do I deposit a check?
- What happens after I submit my check deposit?
- Is there a bank fee to deposit my check with my mobile device?
- Are there transaction limits with Mobile Check Deposit?
- What types of checks can I deposit?
- What should I do with the physical check after it's been deposited via Mobile Banking?
- Can I transfer funds from my accounts on the Mobile Banking app?
- What if I suspect that my mobile device may have been used to make an unauthorized transfer from my bank account?
- How do I view or make edits to a pending or scheduled transfer?
- How do I enroll for Bill Pay?
- Why don't I see all my accounts listed in the 'Pay From' section?
- How do I cancel a scheduled payment?
For help with Online or Mobile Banking, please call (888) 217-1265 (Personal) or (877) 650-0095 (Business).
If you are having technical issues with your phone or have questions about mobile data access or data charges on your phone bill, contact the customer service department of your mobile service provider.
Mobile banking helps promote security by hiding your full account number, timing out your session after inactivity, and using your existing online banking user ID and password, which only you know.
Communication between your device and the bank use a 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) Encryption.
If your phone is lost or stolen, you should notify your mobile service provider immediately. The mobile app doesn't store your password. You can always call us at (888) 217-1265 (Personal) or (877) 650-0095 (Business) to have your login information reset over the phone, or you can change your User ID and Password within Online Banking.
To help protect your accounts or sensitive information when using Mobile or Online Banking, we recommend the following:
- Never give out your User ID or Password
- Choose Passwords that would not be easy for others to guess. This includes information that could be found on social or public sites, such as your name, a family member name, your phone number, birthday, or the name of your pet.
- Establish a Password or Passcode to access your mobile device. A device Password or Passcode will lock your device after it has been idle for a set period of time — preventing access by others who are not authorized.
- Avoid using public Wi-Fi when using Mobile or Online Banking.
Download and launch the mobile application from the Apple, Google Play, or Amazon app stores, or visit m.calbanktrust.com or m.calbanktrust.com/biz from your mobile web browser. When prompted, enter your Online Banking User ID and Password. The first time you sign in, you'll be required to accept the Mobile Banking Service Agreement.
If you are enrolled in Online Banking, you are eligible to use Mobile Banking. All you need is an eligible mobile device with internet access.
Yes, as long as your mobile carrier offers internet service in the country you are visiting and you have already downloaded the app. All roaming, data access, and text charges from your mobile service provider will apply. The Mobile Banking application is only available to download within the U.S., using the U.S. version of the Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores.
Sign in to the Mobile Banking app, go to "Settings/Quick Access," and slide the toggle button to turn on Passcode.
Using a Touch ID supported device, turn on Touch ID on your device by going to "Settings" and selecting "Touch ID & Passcode." Then, follow the simple steps to save your fingerprint to your device (you'll also need to set up a device passcode if you haven't already). Next, sign on to the Mobile Banking app, go to "Settings/Quick Access," and slide the toggle button to turn on Touch ID.
Enabling Touch ID for mobile banking will grant access and full mobile banking functionality to any person whose fingerprints are saved on your device. We strongly recommend against enabling Touch ID if anyone else has or might gain access to your device and its security password.
Yes, you will always have the option to sign in with your User ID and Password. Just tap "Cancel" when the app asks for your fingerprint.
Mobile Banking Applications
We have custom apps optimized for iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ smartphones, as well as Android™ and Kindle Fire™ tablet devices.
Mobile Banking offers a suite of self-service capabilities and we are continuously releasing new features, enhancing the user experience, and helping you manage your finances on the go:
- View your account balances and transaction history
- Transfer money between your eligible accounts
- Pay your bills
- Deposit checks using our Mobile Check Deposit service
- Submit travel notification requests for upcoming travel plans
- Search for Branch and ATM locations
No. There is no charge for the Mobile Banking service; however, ordinary bank fees under other agreements still apply (e.g., fund transfers that results in overdraft charges or applicable Bill Pay fees). Contact your wireless phone service provider regarding data or messaging charges.
Both the mobile web browser application and the downloadable mobile application are free and offer easy and on the go access to your accounts. With mobile web browser, you use the web browser from your mobile phone to access your account information. The mobile applications can be downloaded to your mobile phone or wireless device. These applications provide an experience optimized for iPad®, iPhone®, and Android™ smartphones, as well as Android™ and Kindle Fire™ tablet devices.
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|Transfer to eligible accounts||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Find branch and ATM locations||✓||✓||✓||✓|
*A device with a rear facing and auto focus camera is required to use the Mobile Check Deposit service.
Check your mobile device or the applicable app store for notices regarding Mobile Banking version updates. If there is an update available, follow the instructions to download the update.
We regularly release new Mobile Banking features and services that may be available only by updating your mobile app and/or your mobile device's operating system to the latest version.
Mobile Banking uses the same nicknames that are used in Online Banking. If you want to change them, you will need to sign in to Online Banking and click on the Services menu.
Mobile Check Deposit
Mobile Check Deposit is a convenient and easy way to deposit checks from your mobile device into one of your eligible accounts. With the Mobile Banking app on your iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ smartphone, or Android™ or Kindle™ Fire tablet device, you can take a photo of your check and easily submit your deposit for processing. Checking, Savings, and Money Market accounts are eligible for Mobile Check Deposit.
You can deposit a check to your eligible accounts by following these simple steps:
- Endorse the back of the check with your signature and add the words "For BANK Mobile Deposit Only".
- Sign in to Mobile Banking and select "Check Deposit" from the main menu.
- Make sure your check is placed on a dark, well-lit, flat surface. Tap the camera icon in the viewfinder to take the picture. If the preview looks correct, select the checkmark button.
- After all the required fields are complete, select the "Continue" button.
- Review your entries and submit your check deposit request.
Note: A device with a rear facing and auto focus camera is required to use the Mobile Check Deposit service.
After successfully submitting your check, the deposit process will begin. The processing time to complete the deposit may vary.
If we accepted your deposit:
- Funds deposited before 6:00pm PT on a business day (every day except Saturday, Sundays and federal holidays) are generally available for withdrawal on the next business day. For example, if you deposit a check at 2:00pm on Thursday, you'll see it in your account on Friday. Deposits after the cutoff time or on a non-business day, such as Saturdays, Sundays, or federal holidays, the funds will generally be available on the 2nd business day.
- We'll send you an email within 1 business day with your deposit status.
- Even though the image was approved for deposit, it will follow the same posting process as a traditional paper check. It may take several hours from the time the deposit was approved to when it appears in your account. You will see the deposit on the next business day and receive an email notifying you that the deposit was successful.
- Deposits may be subject to additional holds.
If your deposit is declined, we will email you a notice by the first business day after the day we receive your deposit.
Mobile Deposit is FREE to eligible customers. There may be charges associated with data usage on your phone or tablet device. Check with your wireless phone service provider for more information.
Yes. Mobile Check Deposit limits are as follows:
- Personal Accounts open for 60 days or fewer: $1,000 in total check deposits per day and $2,500 in total check deposits during a consecutive 30-day period.
- Personal Accounts open for more than 60 days: $2,500 in total check deposits per day and $5,000 in total check deposits during a consecutive 30-day period.
- Business Accounts: $7,500 in total check deposits per day and $15,000 in total check deposits during a consecutive 30-day period.
You can deposit checks payable in U.S. dollars and drawn on a U.S. bank. The following items cannot be deposited using Mobile Check Deposit:
- Checks payable to anyone other than the owner of the account into which it is being deposited;
- Checks drawn or issued by you; or drawn by others against an account on which you are a joint owner or authorized signer;
- Government checks of any type, state or federal.
- Checks payable to "Cash";
- Checks payable jointly, unless deposited into an account with the names of all payees;
- Checks previously converted to a substitute check, as defined in Reg. CC;
- Checks drawn on a foreign bank and/or that are not payable in United States currency;
- Checks that are payable on sight or payable through drafts, as defined in Reg. CC, or are remotely created checks, as defined in Reg. CC;
- Checks that are undated, post-dated, or are dated more than 6 months prior to the date of deposit;
- Checks with any endorsement on the back other than that specified in this Agreement;
- Checks that have previously been deposited by any remote capture or physical delivery;
- Checks or items that are drawn or otherwise issued by the U.S. Treasury Department;
- Checks that have previously been returned unpaid for any reason;
- Travelers Checks;
- Checks transmitted from outside the United States;
- Registered government warrants;
- Checks containing any unauthorized alteration;
- Money Orders;
- Checks that are prohibited by our current procedures relating to the Mobile Remote Deposit capture feature or which are otherwise not acceptable under your deposit account agreement or as we may otherwise determine in our sole discretion.
After you successfully submit your deposit, retain the check for 30 days and then securely destroy the check. This allows sufficient time in the event the check needs to be re-deposited.
Yes. Select "Transfers" from the main menu to schedule a transfer to or from your eligible accounts. You can also view your recent and scheduled transfer activity by selecting the "Recent" or "Scheduled" tabs.
To transfer funds to a friend's account or one of your external accounts, you will need to use Online Banking to set up those accounts before they will display as account transfer options in Mobile Banking.
What if I suspect that my mobile device may have been used to make an unauthorized transfer from my bank account?
Immediately call California Bank & Trust Customer Service at (888) 217-1265 (Personal) or (877) 650-0095 (Business) to report the unauthorized transfer as soon as you discover or suspect the activity has occurred.
The agreements and rules that govern suspect or actual unauthorized transfers through Online Banking, such as deadlines to report unauthorized transactions, also apply to transfers made through Mobile Banking. Please see your Online Banking Agreement, your Deposit Account Agreement, or your account statements for further information. Also, see any agreements governing the specific affected account (e.g., credit card agreements). Where applicable, those agreement documents include information regarding special rights of consumers, such as rights pertaining to unauthorized transfers from consumer deposit accounts under Regulation E and/or consumer credit accounts under Regulation Z.
Mobile Banking allows you to delete a scheduled transfer, but you cannot edit a pending or scheduled transfer. To delete a transfer, sign in to your Mobile Banking application and follow these steps:
- Select "Transfers" from the main menu
- Select the "Scheduled" tab and find the transfer to delete
- Click the "Delete" button
In Online Banking, you can edit and/or delete a scheduled transfer. Once you have signed in to Online Banking:
- Select "Transfers" from the main menu
- Select "Scheduled" and click on the transfer to edit
- Edit or delete your scheduled transfers
Transfers between California Bank & Trust accounts are immediate, so they cannot be subsequently canceled or edited.
Before you can use Bill Pay in your Mobile Banking app, you must complete the enrollment within Online Banking.
You primary account is defaulted to be your Bill Pay account. To add another Bill Pay funding account, call Customer Service at (888) 217-1265 (Personal) or (877) 650-0095 (Business). Eligible Checking and Money Market accounts can be added as additional funding accounts.
The scheduled tab will display all pending/scheduled Bill Pay payments. If you need to cancel a Bill Pay payment, simply select the payment and select "Cancel Payment."
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