Husband and wife customers came in and purchased $10,000 in savings bonds. They used a $4,000 on us check and a $3,000 savings withdrawal and $3,000 in cash. Our bank completes Monetary Instrument Logs for Official Checks, Travelers Checks, and Cashier’s Checks that are purchased with cash between $3,000-$10,000. Would a Savings Bond qualify as a "Monetary Instrument"?
I know you can't "stop payment" on a cashier's check but you can "refuse to pay" if the remitter or payee asserts a claim in writing because the check is lost, destroyed or stolen? Can we charge the customer our Stop Payment Fee of $20.00 for this service or would we have to change our Schedule of Fees to include a "Refusal to Pay" fee before we could charge for this service?
Is my institution required to perform OFAC verification on cashier's checks?