[Account Owner] Online/Mobile Check Deposit

Online/Mobile Check Deposit is available as an integration on your account.  If your firm is interested in learning more about Online/Mobile Check Deposit, please reach out to your Relationship Manager at enterprise@advicepay.com. 🙂

In This Article:

Online Check Deposit on a Desktop/Laptop

Using a desktop to process checks works well if you have several checks you need to deposit and have access to a scanner that can quickly scan multiple check images.

Tip: You’ll want to save the front image and back image of checks as separate files! We recommend saving all check images before beginning the Online Check Deposit process.

To pay an invoice with Online Check Deposit on a desktop:

1. Select Tools > Online Check Deposit in the left sidebar:

2. Choose the appropriate client from the Client dropdown.

3. Choose the appropriate invoice(s) from the Invoice dropdown menu. Only unpaid invoices for your chosen client will show in the dropdown menu. You'll only be able to submit a check for an invoice that has a signed document or no document attached!

Important: The check value must total the invoice amount(s) exactly. Partial payments will produce an error.

4. Upload the images of the front and back of the check from the files on your computer. We accept JPEG, PNG, and GIF files.

5. The system will analyze the check to confirm the correct dollar amount. This will take a few seconds!

6. Once the check is successfully analyzed, select Deposit Check.

7. On the Deposit Confirmation Screen, select Send Email to Client to send a confirmation email (a separate email will be sent to your client for each invoice paid). If you prefer to not send an email, select Done.


Online Check Deposit on a Touchscreen Smart Device (e.g. smartphone or tablet)

This works well for uploading a check image for only one invoice. 

If using an Apple product (e.g. iPhone), you will need to use one of the following as your internet browser to upload images:

  • Safari
  • Chrome, as long as it is iOS 14.3 or later  

To pay an invoice with Online Check Deposit on a touch screen smart device:

1. Log in to your AdvicePay account in a browser on your smart device. Select  Tools > Online Check Deposit in the left sidebar:

2. Choose the appropriate client from the Client dropdown menu.

3. Choose the appropriate invoice(s) from the Invoice dropdown menu. Only unpaid invoices for your chosen client will show in the dropdown menu. You'll only be able to submit a check for an invoice that has a signed document or no document attached!

Important: The check value must total the invoice amount(s) exactly. Partial payments will produce an error.

4. Upload the front image of the check. Be sure to enable your camera on your device and select  Capture Image

5. Review the image and select Keep It!

6. The system will analyze the check to confirm the correct dollar amount. This will take a few seconds!

7. Once the check is successfully analyzed, select Deposit Check.

8. On the Deposit Confirmation Screen, select  Send Email to Client to send a confirmation email (a separate email will be sent to your client for each invoice paid). If you prefer to not send an email, select Done.


Viewing Check Images on Paid Invoices

For invoices paid via Online Check Deposit, you can view the check image inside your AdvicePay account. For information on how clients can view the check images, see this article on our client help desk.

1. To view your invoices, navigate to Checks > Transfers in the left sidebar:

2. Identify the transaction you’d like to view the check image for and select  View Check from the dropdown menu:

3. A pop up box will appear with the check images:

📍For more information on your Transfers, please check out Understanding your Checks page


Frequently Asked Questions:

What happens if the client has insufficient funds?
  • Once a check has been deposited, started processing, and payout information is received from our the banking institution, it will display under Upcoming Payouts. If the client has insufficient funds, the status will read as Returned.

    Clients will be unable to use the same check, even if funds are added later! A new check will need to be submitted for payment.

What if my client did not sign the back of the check?
  • FTNI does not require clients to endorse the check. FTNI adds a virtual endorsement to the back of the check that reads "For Deposit Only."

Does the Pay To the Order field have to match the name on the firm's bank account?

  • FTNI does not validate the Pay to the Order field on checks, so it does not need to match!

Why are some checks displaying as "In Transit" when they've already been deposited into the firm's bank account?

  • Since every bank's processing time is a bit different and we're unable to determine the exact date of a deposit, the system is designed to allow time for the bank to accept or reject a check. Therefore, we won't mark a check as officially Paid until the 7 day mark! 

Can I cancel or delete an invoice that was paid by check?

  • Invoices displayed as paid via check cannot be canceled or deleted. However, they can be marked as refunded if desired!

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