Thursday, February 1, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM ET
The Gist: Financial Institutions that engage in transactions involving money generated by marijuana-related activity are subject to criminal liability for failure to identify or report financial transactions which implicate violations of the U.S. Controlled Substances Act (“CSA”).
However, there is real potential for community banks and credit unions to offer their services to marijuana businesses. This is because bigger national banks continue to close out the last of their existing cannabis-related accounts. Although your Institution would still take on risk by providing services - which, technically, would violate federal law - if you comply with the Cole Memo and FinCEN Guidance, then this could be a lucrative opportunity.
Passing on interchange fees has always been against card network regulations and companies have found unique ways to get around the regulations or simply did not comply. An anti-trust lawsuit was filed in 2005 and in July 13, 2012 the suit was finally settled.
Credit card surcharging is prohibited in ten (10) states while other states are considering legislation. The regulations are daunting for charging a surcharge; should you consider it to recoup transaction fees?
This training on credit card interchange fees rules will clearly explain the changes in the rules, which group will benefit from the changes and how it will affect the retailers and customers.
This webinar, designed specifically for financial institutions, walks through typical federal tax refund situations and helps staff develop a strategy to successfully navigate potential pitfalls. In this course we will answer common institution questions, including:
We suspect a customer is committing tax refund fraud. Can we do anything?
When is our institution potentially liable for losses associated with tax refunds?
What return reason code do we use if we need to return a refund?
Can we check to see if an account holder is entitled to a tax refund?
Prepare yourself and your team for this challenging time of year! Attendees will receive a bonus Tax Refund Handling Checklist to ensure your institution has considered all aspects of handling tax refunds.
This 90-minute webinar will help you develop a 2017 game plan to ensure your institution effectively and efficiently handles these changes.
This session will help you determine where to focus your attention in 2017. We will discuss what should be on your priority list to keep you out of the hot seat with your regulators.
This session will explore what steps need to be taken to implement an effective Regulation CC compliance program; will breakdown the new rule section-by-section and explain the effects these changes have on your check clearing procedures; and, will outline the procedures your institution must have in place for a sound and compliant effective funds availability program.