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    Is Your Institution in Compliance With the New Prepaid Accounts Rule?
    Is Your Institution in Compliance With the New Prepaid Accounts Rule?

    By: Carly Souther

    FREE iDownloadPrepaid Account Coverage Chart

    Last October, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a final rule for prepaid financial products. Adopting a Q&A format, this post will help you gain a better understanding of the scope and purpose of the Prepaid Rule. You'll learn the types of accounts that are defined as prepaid accounts under Regulation E (as well as the types of accounts that are not subject to Reg E).

    To ensure your Institution is in compliance with the Rule by the effective date, register for our upcoming webinar, "Prepaid Cards: What the NEW Rules Mean for You!"

    iTod iTemplates: Workplace Violence - Sample Written Template
    iTod iTemplates: Workplace Violence - Sample Written Template

    By: Carly Souther

    FREE DownloadSample Workplace Violence Template

    Workplace violence is on the rise in the United States. Does your institution have proper policies and procedures in place? If not, take the first step today by downloading our customizable "Workplace Violence" PDF. 

    Counterfeit Currency: Feds Say "Fake Money" Trafficking  is Worth More Than Cocaine Trade!
    Counterfeit Currency: Feds Say "Fake Money" Trafficking is Worth More Than Cocaine Trade!

    By: Carly Souther

    Downloadable ProductU.S. Secret Service "Know Your Money" PDF

    During the 2015 fiscal year, the U.S. Secret Service seized about $146 million in fake banknotes.

    Most recently, in November 2016, the Secret Service announced its largest ever seizure of fake U.S. bills. $30 million and €50K were recovered from buildings in Lima, Peru. Some counterfeit notes, such as the Peruvian note and North Korea's "supernotes," are difficult-to-create: They are made from the same three-quarters cotton, one-quarter linen fiber paper composition used in real U.S. dollars. Others, such as a Virginia hairstylist's "washed" notes, are easier to create (but nonetheless difficult to detect).

    Perhaps you think that your employees have examined so many authentic bank notes that they can quickly spot a fake. Yet, this may not be the case. Although the money becomes the customer's property when s/he leaves your institution, strict policies on refunding bills do not instill customer trust nor are the good for your corporate image

    If you'd like to learn more about the financial impacts of counterfeit currency and the protective measures your institution can take to prevent the receipt of fake money, register for our upcoming "Fraud Fighter" program on Thursday, 18 of May at 11AM ET.