Our bank is now charging a $3 fee on paper statements in an effort to move everyone to online banking, where there would be no charge for the statement. Is this permissible by Reg?
Our FI is planning on using Promontory to offer broker deposits to consumers.
I have thought that Reg DD, section 1030.4 thru 1030.6 (Account
Disclosures) apply, however the Agreement and periodic statement don't specifically
address by Reg DD the required elements. For example, their Agreement states
accrued interest will be credited "at least once each month" vs. a specific
frequency, and it does not reference if accrued interest will be paid or not
paid if the account is closed, and refers to the APYE as "Statement Period
We have just received communication from the vendor and they are telling us
that "A Relationship Institution is a “deposit broker” for purposes of
TISA and, as such, is subject only to the advertisement provisions of Reg
DD." But they don't even spell out at least once Annual Percentage Yield.
Is our FI required to meet all the requirements of Reg DD as if the consumer
were opening one or our MMAs?
We are trying to develop a Refer-a-friend program. We will offer a $50 bonus" for referring customer and a $50 bonus for the referred customer once the account is opened with direct deposit and they use a debit card a predetermined number of times in 60 days. We have a third party company that tracks referrals and bonuses which is trying to tell me I don't have to 1099 anyone because we're not paying the bonus at account opening - we're paying the bonus for meeting the qualifications of the program. Is a 1099 required for a $50 refer-a-friend bonus?
We have a customer that wants to opt out of email/mail and telephone contact with us. In fact we have no telephone number on file to contact him. He doesn't want emails or letters. My question is, are we required to comply with requests for opt out to include postal items and email?
Would it be considered co-mingling of funds if a customer is making business related purchases on the personal account?
When advertising a CD special on a rate sheet that will be provided to customers, and the ad only indicates the CD special product name with a
statement that says, "ask us how to open your CD special," and nothing else, but the CD special has conditions and limitations that the regular CD
accounts do not, should a bank disclose on the rate sheet what those conditions and limits are that differ from the regular CD products that are
also listed on the rate sheet?
There is a fully disclosed addendum for the special that covers the Reg DD
disclosure requirements. However, this will only be provided if the special
is opened by the customer. My concern is that if the customer only requests
the rate sheet and doesn't open the account the customer will not receive
the addendum or the full scope of the special on the rate sheet and this may
be a little misleading if the customer comes back at a later date to open
the special and they find out there are conditions to be met on the product.
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"
Does Reg DD indicate the need to specify the term "cleared or completed"
when referring to posted?
Our bank is exploring the idea of a new CD product in which all the interest is paid up front on the date of initial deposit. In the case of early
withdrawal, are we able to deduct the penalty from the principal since there would be no interest accruing during the CD term?
I have been trying to find what the requirements are for giving bonuses to open a new account. There are advertisements everywhere of cash offerings, freebies, or giveaways. We’re still stuck on the value of offer cannot exceed $10, however we see TV ads offering $300 to open an account.
What compliance issues do we need to address if our offerings go beyond $10? As an example, April is Teach your Children to save month. Marketing has come up with a campaign that if you come by and get a piggy bank and bring it back full of coin with your child and use it to open an account, the bank will also deposit $10 into that new account, or it could be an existing account.
Our attorney posed a question to me that he received from a customer. He wants to know under what circumstance do we change our deposit disclosures? I told him when we have a regulatory change or a policy/product/service charge or other change. Also, I said if the change is adverse to the deposit customer we have to notify them in a certain number of days according the change requirement or regulatory requirement. If the change is to the customer's benefit, we may or may not do a mailing and just post it on the website, social media or on the their statement. Our attorney wants to know the general rules for account agreement changes, when to change them and where it appears regarding the adverse change or customer benefit change. Any thoughts?