The Ally Bank blog recently announced that they are gradually rolling out their eCheck Deposit service, where you can use a scanner and submit your deposits over the internet without having to visit a branch or mailing anything in. This is another step towards being able to step away from the big Brick & Mortar banks and take advantage of the higher interest rates and lower fees of internet banks.
The service is currently only available by invited account holders of an Ally Interest Checking account, but you can call them at 1-877-247-2559 and ask to be added to their next rollout list. They expect to continue expanding this service throughout 2011. (Update: Ally contacted me and said that invited account holders of their online savings account and money market account are also eligible.)
This adds another feature to my Ally Bank Checking account review, which I found comparing the features to be one of the best online checking account alternatives out there. No minimums, no direct deposit required, all ATM fees refunded, 24/7 phone reps, and a decent interest rate.