> Webinar: Opening Accounts for Minors: Compliance, Ownership & Access Issues

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
4:30 PM


Credit Union Web Training Webinar:
Opening Accounts for Minors: Compliance, Ownership & Access Issues


Misconceptions about minor accounts may cause confusion and unequal treatment – even from branch to branch. Although account ownership is dictated by state law, some common areas should be understood by all credit unions that offer accounts to minors. Can UTMA funds be paid directly to the minor at age 21? How old must a minor be to open an account? When can a minor have a debit card? From CIP to disbursement on minor accounts, credit union staff must be aware of common problems – and solutions. These issues and many others will be addressed during this valuable presentation.


  • How minors can qualify for membership
  • CIP for minors
  • Types of minor accounts – individual, joint, in trust for, etc.
  • Setting up and handling special accounts for minors such as UTMA and Coverdell ESAs
  • Minors and representative payee accounts
  • Who can transact on minor accounts?
  • Share insurance requirements when minors are owners, co-owners, or beneficiaries
  • What happens when a minor dies?
  • Dealing with minors as account beneficiaries


  • Minor account type chart
  • Internet resources, including state-specific links
  • Employee training log
  • Quiz you can administer to measure staff learning and a separate answer key
  • Continuing Education: Attendance verification for CE credits upon request

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This informative session will benefit new accounts staff, membership officers, tellers, frontline staff, compliance specialists, and those who handle minor decedent accounts.

Mary-Lou Heighes, Compliance Plus, Inc.

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