Mobile App

Manage your money whenever you have a smartphone and a few minutes.

Your busy schedule requires convenient, speedy solutions wherever you can find them. The Scient FCU Mobile App delivers, helping you take care of various financial tasks while you're on the move.  Whether you’re at work, on vacation, or standing in line at the grocery store, your accounts are just a click away with secure anytime access.  

NOTE:  When signing up for the first time, your Username is your member number (found on your Welcome Letter) and the Password is the last 4 digits of your SSN plus your 4-digit birth year.  You will be asked to change both during the set-up process. 

  • View transactions
  • Deposit checks
  • Transfer funds
  • Pay bills
  • Utilize text message banking
  • Locate surcharge-free ATMs
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With the Mobile App, you can turn your smartphone into an extension of a Scient FCU branch. You'll save time by managing money on your schedule. 

  • Mobile Deposit: Quickly deposit checks into your Scient account using your mobile device's built-in camera and following a few easy steps.  
  • Fingerprint Authentication: Create a unique and more secure log-in cue with the touch of your finger.

Use our app with confidence, knowing your personal information is protected by our a 128-bit Advanced Encryption Standard along the data path. This high-level encryption protects any and all data being exchanged.

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Mobile Deposit is a feature within Mobile Banking that allows members to make deposits electronically into their account from wherever they are. Simply take a picture of the front and back of the check from your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch 4G or any Android mobile device and the funds are electronically deposited into your account.

This feature is available to Mobile Banking users with iPhone and Android mobile devices. Once you log into Mobile Banking for the first time, choose Mobile Deposit from the menu or quick button, select one of your accounts, and accept the User Agreement. This completes the registration process. Please Note: Eligibility is subject to Credit Union approval. The service is provided free to members; however, usage rates from your mobile provider may apply.

First-time Mobile Banking users must first be enrolled in Scient FCU Online Banking.

The following devices support Mobile Deposit:

  • All iOS devices with a camera and operating system version 5.1 or newer (including iPods and iPhones)
  • iPads from generation 3 and above (and iPad2 by request)
  • All Android devices with a camera and operating system version 2.3.4 and newer

No, this is a free service provided as benefit of membership. You may, however, be charged data or other internet access fees. Check with your mobile services carrier for details on data usage plans and service charges.

You can make deposits to your Scient FCU Checking and Membership Share Accounts. Deposits cannot be split between multiple accounts. If a deposit needs split, post to your savings account and then transfer via Mobile Banking.

Making a deposit is simple! Follow these steps.

  • Endorse the check as follows: All payees endorse as usual followed by “For Scient Mobile Deposit Only.” Login to Mobile Banking and choose Mobile Deposit from the menu
  • Choose the account to deposit funds.
  • Tap the amount field and enter the amount of the check.
  • Tap the Check Front camera icon to take a photo of the front of the check and tap Next.
  • Flip the check over and tap the Check Back icon to take a photo of the back of the check and tap Next.
  • Tap Submit.
  • Confirm the deposit amount is correct and both images are readable. Tap Confirm
  • The deposit will process and confirm if it has been accepted or is being held for review.
  • Note the deposit reference number on the check and keep the check in a safe place for 30 days. After 30 days the check can be shredded and disposed of.

Yes, when your registration is approved your limits are set. The maximum daily deposit limit is $10,000 and the maximum cumulative deposit limit is $25,000 in a rolling 30-day period.  We may change these limits from time to time without notice. 


All deposits made via the SFCU Mobile Deposit service must be received by us by 2:00pm EST, in order for such deposits to be created on the business day the deposits were transmitted.

All deposits made via the SFCU Mobile Deposit service received after such deadline (or received on a day other than a business day, i.e. Saturday, Sunday or a banking holiday) shall be credited on the business day following such receipt.

Funds from approved deposits are immediately available based on our Funds Availability Policy Disclosure.

Funds from approved deposits are immediately available based on our Funds Availability Policy Disclosure.

You will receive a confirmation email within 4 hours after submitting your deposit informing you whether or not the deposit has been “approved” or “declined.” If your deposit is made after 3:00 pm EST you may not receive the approval or decline email until the next business day.

Most checks can be deposited through Mobile Deposit if payable to you and drawn from another financial institution in the United States. All checks must contain the proper endorsement for this service, all payees endorse followed by “For Scient Mobile Deposit Only.”

The following checks/negotiable items are NOT acceptable:

  • Foreign Checks
  • Third Party Checks
  • Photocopies of Checks
  • Savings Bonds
  • Checks written to you that are drawn on any other account you may have at the Credit Union
  • Items stamped “non-negotiable”
  • Stale or posted dated checks
  • Incomplete checks
  • Checks that contain evidence of alteration
  • Checks implied to be from lottery or prize winnings
  • Checks previously submitted for deposit
  • Credit Card Convenience Checks

Here are some tips and tricks for taking quality images using your Android and iPhone:

Lighting Conditions: Bright but indirect light is best. Placing the check too close to lighting sources may cause shadows.

Background surface: Any surface of a solid color that contrasts with the check is best. Use a dark-color surface for light checks; a light-color surface for dark checks.

Document Zooming: Make sure that the bottom of the check is aligned with the base guideline on the camera when taking the picture.

Image Size: Use the green guidelines to properly zoom and scale. Make sure the entire check appears in the guidelines and fills the space as much as possible.

If you receive an image error, try again using the above tips.

Keep the check in a safe place for 30 days after confirmation of deposit and then shred.

No. Mobile Deposit is only available with iPhone and Android devices.

Scient FCU is a full-service credit union with branches in Groton, New London and New Haven Connecticut.

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