Legal Issues of Checks Webinar
This program will look at who has the right to endorse the back of a check, and where is proper endorsement placement. We’ll also look at what happens if a check is not endorsed properly, when it may be best not to accept the check at all due to missing or problem endorsements, and why we do not put business checks into personal accounts and why we do not give less cash on business accounts.
Webinar Description and Audience
Understanding endorsements and handling checks is crucial to making sound check cashing decisions. A check is a unique type of contract where ownership can be transferred by way of the endorsement on the back of the item. This program will look at who has the right to endorse the back of a check, and where is proper endorsement placement. We’ll also look at what happens if a check is not endorsed properly, when it may be best not to accept the check at all due to missing or problem endorsements, and why we do not put business checks into personal accounts and why we do not give less cash on business accounts.
Many “tricky” issues will be discussed, such as deceased customers, business accounts, endorsements for minors, income tax check endorsements, trustee endorsements, and endorsements by powers of attorney. Learn the safe way to handle checks and be sure that you and your financial institution can be protected from loss on the negotiable instruments.
You won’t want to miss this session! The information provided will produce confidence and a thorough understanding of the legal issues of endorsements.
•Who is the person entitled to endorse the check?
•What is a valid endorsement?
•Bearer versus Order Checks
•Who is the holder of a check, and what is the holder in due course?
•Endorsements for minors, deceased parties, business accounts
•Check cashing issues for business accounts
•Endorsements on income tax checks
•Trustee and power of attorney endorsements
•The simplest rule about checks that will save your financial institutions thousands of dollars
•The connections between checks and account agreements – if you have not signed the signature card you cannot get the money
•Postdated, stale dated, erasures, alterations and more lessons we need to learn
•Why your institution needs to know about the negligence rule and the bank statement rule
•Should we check endorsements and send them back as “missing”?
•Treasury checks, postal money orders and other special checks
•Why we absolutely do not give cash back, cash or deposit into personal accounts checks made payable to a business
Who Should Attend?
This informative session is for tellers, head tellers, cashiers, managers, branch operations, bookkeeping, compliance officers who okay checks and deposit representatives who work with checks and accounts.
Webinar Viewing Options
INCLUDES 7 DAYS OF UNLIMITED ONDEMAND PLAYBACK! With this option, you will participate in the webinar live, via the internet. You will login to the webinar on your PC to view the PowerPoint presentation, and you have the option of using your PC speakers or a telephone for the audio. You can type and send your questions to the instructor. Many companies are now running their PC through an LCD projector allowing many employees to participate at the same time. And don’t worry if you miss the webinar, you can still view it for up to seven days after it takes place!
SIX MONTH ONDEMAND VIDEO:
With this option, you will receive an e-mail that contains a link to the PowerPoint slides (to download, print, and copy) as well as a link to the media player where you will view and hear the entire webinar just as it was delivered, featuring the full-color PowerPoint presentation with audio. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it a very effective training tool. The OnDemand Video will be available to you (and anyone else in the company) for six months and can be accessed 24/7 as many times as you wish. Delivered via e-mail the day after the webinar takes place.
If you do not have internet access or want to make the webinar part of your training library, the CD-ROM Recording is a great option for viewing a webinar. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind as needed, which makes it an effective training tool. With this option, you will receive a download of the PowerPoint slides and a CD-ROM Recording (featuring PowerPoint presentation with audio) of the webinar via regular mail. Mailed 7 to 10 days after the webinar takes place.
Webinars can be scheduled and offered exclusively for your company. They can even be customized to best fit your needs. To find out more, please complete the in-house request form found in the Schedule and Registration Information section below.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
This webinar is recommended for 2.5 CE Credit Hours. Each attendee will receive a Certificate of Attendance for self-reporting of CE Credits.