The Dos and Don'ts of Signature Card Contracts (Webinar)

September 30, 2024

Member Fee (Live or Recording):  $165 per connection 
Non-Member Fee (Live or Recording):  $265 per connection

Sometimes the simplest error or typo can create legal ownership, insurance and access issues for your account holder.  If you do not sign the signature card on a joint account, it is not insured. If you add notes to the cards or add signers after the fact, many times you can create liability for your financial institution.  When you open accounts, you are tempted to accommodate account holder wishes and needs in ways that create liability for your financial institution. These dos and don’ts may save your financial institution thousands of dollars in the future.  These fundamental rules will keep your officers and your account representatives from creating liability and future losses on the deposit side of your organization.

What you will learn:

  • When small favors for customers can cost the financial institution big liability
  • Why you cannot give money to someone who has not signed the signature card
  • Why checks have to match accounts
  • When do you have to retype the signature card and when can it go with small changes
  • When does it matter which disclosures you give on new accounts
  • Typos, whiteout, initialing and other issues that can cost the financial institution big time
  • The impact of lack of signatures on your contracts and how that affects insurance
  • When failure to read the contract and follow it can be significant—closing accounts, rights of offset, and other issues in the contract
  • How to set up signers, power of attorney and other important fiduciary relationships so you won’t confuse ownership
  • Common errors on ownership types and how that can create big problems on deceased accounts
  • Account stylings and taxpayer identification numbers—at $50 per error, how many can you afford

This webinar will benefit new account representatives, personal bankers, branch managers, branch operations, customer service representatives and training. 

Deborah Crawford is the President of gettechnical, inc. a Florida-based firm, specializing in the education of banks and credit unions across the nation. Her 35+ years of banking and teaching experience began at Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University with both her bachelor's and master’s degrees. Deborah's specialty is in the deposit side of the financial institution where she teaches seminars on regulations, documentation, insurance and Individual Retirement Accounts.

9/30/2024 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

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