Mobile banking by app is getting big in Texas, a new surveyshows.

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Thirty-three percent of respondents now use mobile apps on a smartphone or tablet, up from 20% twoyears ago and 7% in 2009, according to SWACHA–The ElectronicPayments Resource, a Dallas-based not-for-profit paymentassociation with about 1,100 financial institution and otherclients across the Southwest.

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SWACHA released the results of its 2013 survey on Thursday atits inaugural Executive Leadership Payments Summit in Dallas. Theonline survey of 601 Texas residents, completed only by those whoidentified themselves as responsible for paying household bills,was conducted in April 2013 by Decision Analyst and carries aconfidence interval of 95% and a margin of error of plus or minus 4percentage points, SWACHA said.

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SWACHA said 20% of those surveyed use a mobile bankingapplication daily while 45% do at least once a week.

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Depositing checks by mobile device alsogrew sharply, up to 46% of respondents doing so now comparedwith 16% in 2011, SWACHA said its third survey since 2009showed.

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“This year's results show many significant trends in thisrapidly changing environment that we will continue to monitor, suchas remote deposit capture, which is not only changing the waypeople interact with technology, but it's also changing the waypeople interact with their banks, and it's an adjustment theindustry is welcoming,” said SWACHA CEO Dennis Simmons.

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The graphic below compares the survey's results in 2011 and2013. Click on the image to enlarge it.

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