Having an understanding of 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 webinar will look at who has the right to endorse the back of a check and where is proper endorsement placement. We will 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, 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.
The information provided in this webinar will produce confidence and a thorough understanding of the legal issues of endorsements.
- Do make sure a living person endorses a check
- Don’t let spouses endorse checks on a deceased person
- Do make sure all business checks are endorsed and deposited to account that matches
- Don’t forget the rules on forged endorsements and the three year rule
- Do make sure that fiduciary endorse properly
- Do make sure that front of check matches back of check matches the account
- Don’t forget that there are four primary endorsements in our UCC
- Do remember that any bearer can cash checks made payable to cash and that the check does not have to be endorsed
- And much more
Who Should Attend?
This informative webinar is designed for tellers, head tellers, cashiers, managers, branch operations, bookkeeping, compliance officers, anyone who approves checks and deposit representatives who work with checks and accounts.