Check Handling Do’s & Don’ts
Stop losing money and creating chaos in the back office. Teach all your frontline the safe way to handle checks and protect your institution from loss on negotiable instruments.
Why do we make handling checks so hard? These simple do’s and don’ts will keep your financial institution from losing money and creating chaos in the back office.
Checks are contracts and should be handled like any other legal document. There are reasons why we do not put business checks into personal accounts and why we do not give less cash on business accounts. Learn the safe way to handle checks and be sure that you and your financial institution are protected from loss on negotiable instruments.
- 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”?
- What should we do with checks for deceased people?
- Treasury checks, postal money orders and other special checks
- Why we absolutely do not give cash back or deposit into personal accounts checks made payable to businesses
Tellers, head tellers, cashiers, managers, branch operations, officers who approve check and deposit representatives who work with checks and deposits.
Deborah Crawford is the President of gettechnical inc, a Baton Rouge-based firm, specializing in the education of financial institutions across the nation. Her 27+ years of experience began at Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Debbie specializes in the education of financial institution employees and officers in the area of deposit account laws, new account documentation, insurance, complex compliance.
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