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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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LEADERS ENGAGE WITH STATE LAWMAKERS updated 04/15/14 09:44 AM
Card Security a Hot Topic
Credit union professionals and volunteers took a stand for their members in Sacramento from April 7-8 during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR)—an event that attracted more than 75 attendees and helped build relationships with state legislators.

CO-OP ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER DIVIDEND updated 04/14/14 01:37 PM
Patronage Pool of $30.5 Million
CO-OP Financial Services has announced a shareholder dividend pool of $30.5 million for 2013—a 17 percent increase from 2012. Since becoming a credit union-owned cooperative in 1996, CO-OP’s total shareholder patronage has been $284.8 million.

DBO REPS ADDRESS 'CUOLI' INVESTMENTS updated 04/14/14 01:05 PM
State CU Update Given
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) Commissioner Jan Owen and Deputy Commissioner of Credit Unions Erick Orellana gave attendees an overview of the department during the California Credit Union League’s 2014 Government Relations Rally (GRR) last week in Sacramento and welcomed questions from attendees.

CONGRESSMEN CONCERNED OVER RBC RULES updated 04/09/14 01:18 PM
Questions Arise During Hearing
Reps. Ed Royce, R-CA, and Brad Sherman, D-CA, questioned National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) General Counsel Mike McKenna on the effectiveness of the NCUA's proposed risk-based capital rule during a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week.