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#1656461 - 01/26/12 05:04 PM Hold on cashier's check?
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I have a customer depositing an "official check" into their account (drawn off another financial institution). Can I still place a hold on the check or does it have to be next day availability? The check is over $5,000.

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#1656475 - 01/26/12 05:19 PM Re: Hold on cashier's check? CSB98
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I believe you would have to make the first $5,000 available the next day and the reaminder can be held until the 7th business day.
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#1658091 - 01/30/12 09:48 PM Re: Hold on cashier's check? CSB98
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My understanding is that an "Official Check" is a item that should be made available same/next day.
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#1658099 - 01/30/12 10:08 PM Re: Hold on cashier's check? CSB98
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The term "Official Check" does not appear in Reg CC. A check drawn by a financial institution drawn on another financial institution would meet the definition of a "Teller's Check." Unless you invoke one of the exception holds in Section 229.13, a Teller's Check is one of the mandatory next day items described in Section 229.10.
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#1667407 - 02/18/12 04:09 AM Re: Hold on cashier's check? CSB98
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REG CC commentary .13(b) states the large deposit exception applies to checks that otherwise would be made available on the next day after the day of deposit under.10(c). The 1st $5000 would be subject to the availability otherwise provided for checks and the amount over $5000 may be held for an additonal period of time as provided in .13(h).

I read that as saying that if this is a next day item you must release $5000 the next day and the remainder could be held for the extended period of time.

If you look at the large deposit example for a next day item in the FDIC compliance manual it shows $200 should be available the next day and $4900 the 2nd day and the remainder on the 7th day. That just does not make sense to me! I emailed FDIC for an explanation but did not receive a reply. Can someone explain that to me? The example does not include any local checks-just the next day item.

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#1667408 - 02/18/12 12:04 PM Re: Hold on cashier's check? CSB98
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Their large item charts are all wrong. If you notice, the large item exception chart concerning "on-us" checks that directly follows the chart that you are referring too also indicates that if the "on-us" check is a "non-local"?? item, the time frame for the hold would be $200 next day, $4,900 the 5th day and the remainder on the 6th day.

Really now???

Somebody was really lazy in the update. All the large item exception charts still refer to the $4,900 figure. If you make a mistake and they want to cite you for it, just tell them you where using their manual for training purpose and watch the look on their faces smile
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#1667445 - 02/20/12 12:50 AM Re: Hold on cashier's check? CSB98
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The FDIC's charts on holds have been wrong since the day they published them. It's been called to their attention countless times, yet they haven't updated them. Strange, but true.
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#1667447 - 02/20/12 01:30 AM Re: Hold on cashier's check? John Burnett
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Thanks guys!

I got excited about finding flow charts-then I noticed the $4900 issue and thought FDIC just forgot to make that change when they changed the $100 to $200- After I started reading the rest of it I really started wondering why this was in the manual!
Thanks for your input. I think I will do my own flow chart!

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