What are your thoughts on a sole proprietor using a personal joint account for business transactions? Merchant deposits and payments are going in and out of the account (less than 15 transactions a month). We have insisted that our customer open a business account for his sole proprietorship. Is it wrong for us to require it?
This is about an advertisement that offers a bonus to a customer and one of the conditions to be met in order to qualify for the bonus is having a set number of debit transactions posted to the customer's account within a specific period of time. When disclosing this qualification in the ad for the customer, should it be specified as "posted and cleared to your account" to be more clear and conspicuous or is the language "posted to your account" sufficient? Does Reg DD indicate the need to specify the term "cleared or completed" when referring to posted?
A business customer died 2 1/2 yrs ago. Due to estate disputes, an attorney was assigned to settle the estate. Recently the attorney sold the business. The attorney and the new owner came to the bank and requested to have the attorney's name removed and to add the new owner to the existing account. Due to several family members of the deceased having all the account information, I informed them that I would need to close the existing account and open a new account. The attorney was not happy. They did not bring documents reflecting the sale of the business or documents reflecting the owner name change being filed. What is the standard or best process for this type of situation? Should a new account be established if the required documents are presented or is it acceptable to simply change names and keep the existing account open?
We returned three checks that were written on 8/22 and 8/23 as forgeries. Today, I received a claim of late return. I thought we had 60 days to return these; can you please clarify the parameters for this?
A ninety-seven year old widowed customer was brought in by one of his sons to change the register on his account. Our customer's wife had passed and he removed her and added the son as beneficiary to his now sole ownership account. Six months later the same son was granted Conservatorship over his father and changed the register to "Estate of..." Should we leave the beneficiary on an Estate of Conservatorship account?