U.S. Bank in Minneapolis has committed to becoming the first large U.S. bank to offer mobile bill payment in the manner of mobile check deposit—letting users pay a bill by simply taking a picture of it with the camera on their smartphone or tablet.

The feature will be included in new mobile apps U.S. Bank expects to launch in early 2013. The bank is currently integrating Mitek’s photo bill pay process into its Checkfree bill pay workflow; developers are also testing Mitek’s technology and the integrated solution.

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