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By Tom Wolfe, Managing Partner of Moore Brewer Wolfe Jones Tyler & North

'STOP PAYMENT' AND CASHIER'S CHECKS
updated 11/04/13 04:16 PM
Helpful Guidance for CUs
In August 2012, financial institutions across the country began receiving urgent requests to stop payment on un-cashed cashier’s checks sent to a popular online investment program.

In what turned out to be a $600 million Ponzi scheme, Rex Venture Group, LLC, doing business as ZeekRewards.com, was shut down by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and its more than 1 million customers were left scrambling to recoup their investments.

In recent weeks, court-appointed receivers began issuing demand letters to financial institutions seeking payment on cashier’s checks wrongfully rejected when first presented as a result of "stop payments."

Although the law hasn’t changed, we revisit the issues involved so credit unions can gain a better understanding of the factors surrounding this story and why they are important to know.

Click here to continue reading the latest Legal column on Page 17 within the October/November edition of Credit Union Digest!

 
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GAIN EXPERIENCE ON LEAGUE COMMITTEE updated 09/15/14 01:21 PM
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LEAGUE ADVOCACY BLOG GAINS TRACTION updated 09/12/14 04:13 PM
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The new Advocacy Blog launched by the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues in August is gaining steam as more credit union advocacy professionals and others in the industry continue signing up to receive e-mail alerts on important state and federal updates.

FOCUSED ON 'ONE TO ONE' RELATIONSHIP updated 09/12/14 02:01 PM
Printing Industries CU
Susan Conjurski’s biggest hurdle is making sure her credit union keeps a competitive edge with larger financial institutions—a task that’s “quite a challenge,” she says.

PENALTY POLICY: SMALL VS LARGE CUs updated 09/11/14 06:50 AM
Federal Reserve’s Impact
The Federal Reserve’s ultra-low interest rate policy created the desired impact when it was instituted in 2008. Short-term funding costs plunged for financial institutions, allowing them to cheaply fund higher-yielding assets and restore capital.