Non-Customer Making Deposit into Account

Posted By: Anonymous

Non-Customer Making Deposit into Account - 04/23/21 06:02 PM

Another thread prompted this question:

Does your bank/credit union allow non-customers to make a deposit into an account? My current institution does; think of a renter paying their rent directly to the landlords account, or a child repaying a parent for a loan. In this case, our customer has provided their renter or child with their account number; they can simply come to the bank to make a deposit. Our receipts do not include the full account number or account balance.

But I have also know of a large financial institution that does not allow non-customers to make deposits into customer accounts. What would the reasoning be? Money laundering comes to mind, but would there be any other reason?
Posted By: rlcarey

Re: Non-Customer Making Deposit into Account - 04/23/21 07:03 PM

I have initiated a lawsuit or I am trying to foreclose on a large property and the opposing party deposits one of their checks into my account and it totally screws the deal as it looks like I accepted a payment from them. Bank, meet my attorney.

You are not a collection agency.
Posted By: ACBbank

Re: Non-Customer Making Deposit into Account - 04/23/21 07:19 PM

I know Chase and some larger FI's stopped this practice due to money laundering but I know many community banks who allow deposits. These are typically small businesses and someone from the business is dropping off a deposit.
Posted By: HappyGilmore

Re: Non-Customer Making Deposit into Account - 04/26/21 08:48 PM

would you allow a non-customer to take money from your customer's account? if not, then why would you allow them to put money into it?
Posted By: TryingtoComply

Re: Non-Customer Making Deposit into Account - 04/26/21 10:48 PM

The Chase policy only pertains to cash deposits to consumer accounts. And yes, it was to prevent money laundering.

Many businesses send employees to make deposits. But I think the poster of the question was interested in a response regarding consumer accounts based on the examples provided. Randy provided good reasons. There are plenty of reasons why someone might do this. You could always call your customer to ask if it was ok to accept the deposit.