Comments due on FDIC joint accounts proposal
The FDIC has published [84 FR 13143, 4/4/19] its previously-announced (Top Story, 4/1/19) proposal that would amend the regulation [12 CFR § 330.9] governing one of the requirements for an account to be separately insured as a joint account. Specifically, the proposed rule would provide an alternative method to satisfy the “signature card” requirement. Under the proposal, the “signature card” requirement could be satisfied by information contained in the deposit account records of the insured depository institution establishing co-ownership of the deposit account, such as evidence that the institution has issued a mechanism for accessing the account to each co-owner or evidence of usage of the deposit account by each co-owner. Comments on the proposal are due by May 6, 2019.