> Webinar: Opening Personal Accounts: Membership, Ownership & Access

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
3:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
4:30 PM

 

How important is the account opening process to your work at the credit union? Just think about problems you have had with member accounts in the past – people fighting about who had the right to withdraw from the account; loved ones challenging you over their deceased parents’ money; accountholders claiming funds cannot be levied because the person on the levy is not really an owner of the funds; or the joint owners who suddenly found out they weren’t on the account anymore. That’s why proper account opening and maintenance is critically important. When done properly, the signature card (aka contract) clearly defines the players and their rights to the account. If you mismanage this process, you may find yourself on the defensive and potentially liable.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Understand the types of accounts your credit union offers and how they operate
  • The difference between membership and account ownership
  • Importance of following specific procedures when ownership changes occur
  • Provide accurate answers to accountholders regarding their rights and liabilities regarding the account and the credit union
  • Determine your credit union’s best practices with future account opening and handling

TAKE-AWAY TOOLKIT

  • Membership versus ownership sheet
  • Account-type guide and checklist
  • Frequently asked questions (with answers)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This informative session is designed for membership officers, new account representatives, branch managers, tellers, financial service representatives, compliance officers, and anyone responsible for opening, closing, or changing account ownership.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER – Mary-Lou Heighes, CUCE, Compliance Plus, Inc.
Mary-Lou Heighes is President and founder of Compliance Plus, Inc. Involved in the credit union movement since 1989, she spent 5 years working in credit unions in almost every position, including loan officer, marketer, and collector. She also worked at the California Credit Union League for 7 years, providing compliance assistance and advising credit unions of regulatory changes. While at the league and for several years thereafter, Mary-Lou advised on state and federal legislative issues.

Compliance Plus, Inc. was founded in 2000 to provide compliance assistance to credit unions. Since then, Mary-Lou has helped credit unions with developing compliance programs, provided compliance training nationwide, and spoken at numerous credit union conferences throughout the country. She has been an instructor at Regulatory Compliance Schools, conducts dozens of webinars for credit-union-related organizations throughout the country, and has written articles for Credit Union Magazine.

PLEASE NOTE: Your registration fee allows you to have one telephone connection. However, as many people as you like may listen from your office speaker phone.  If you register for the webinar, your registration fee also includes one internet connection from a single computer terminal.

THREE REGISTRATION OPTIONS
1.  LIVE WEBINAR

The LIVE WEBINAR option allows you to have one telephone connection for the audio portion and one Internet connection (from a single computer terminal) to view online visuals as the presentation is delivered. You may have as many people as you like listen from your office speaker phone.  Registrants receive a toll-free number and pass code that will allow entrance to the seminar. The session will be approximately 90 minutes, including question and answer sessions. Seminar materials, including instructions, pin number, and handouts will be emailed to you prior to the broadcast. You will need the most current version of Adobe Reader available free at www.adobe.com.

2.  ON-DEMAND WEB LINK** AND FREE CD ROM*
Can't attend the live webinar?  The ON-DEMAND WEB LINK** is a recording of the live event including audio, visuals, and handouts. We even provide the presenter's email address so you may ask follow-up questions. Approximately 1 week prior to the webinar, you will receive an email with the web link. This web link can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 6 business days AFTER the webinar and will expire 6 months after the live program date.  But there's more . . . AS AN ADDED BONUS, you will also receive a FREE audio/visual CD ROM.* The CD ROM includes the original audio/visual presentation, the question and answer sessions, and the handouts. Use the on-demand link or this "off-the-shelf" training program for those that could not attend the live seminar and for future training.

3.  BOTH LIVE WEBINAR AND ON-DEMAND WEB LINK** (INCLUDES FREE CD-ROM*) Includes options 1 and 2 above
*CD Rom for PC use only
**All materials are subject to copyright and intended for your credit union's use only.

NEW! Listen on your iPad, iPhone, or Android. Instructions will be emailed to you with the on-demand link.

INVESTMENT:
$199.00 Webinar per connection
$199.00 Archived On-Demand Web Link & Free CD ROM
$249.00 Both Live Webinar & Archived On-Demand Web Link & Free CD ROM

TIME: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

To register and pay by check, email Mary Zelinsky at mzelinsky@njcul.org and your credit union will be invoiced. To register and pay online, click here.