Opening New Accounts II - Business Accounts

It is no longer "okay" to open accounts for non-documented businesses. When you open a commercial account you should verify this is a legal business and who is authorized to transact business on behalf of that entity. In this two hour Webinar, we will investigate the types of business entities available in most states and who that "authority" person is to open the account and sign the resolutions.

It is highly recommended you have a copy of your financial institution's account agreement and resolutions nearby to follow along during the session. To customize it to your state law, you may also want to access your Secretary of State website to access information on forming business structures in your home state.

This is Part 2 of a three-part series. The first session is being held on April 3rd, 2014 and the third on May 22, 2014. You can attend all sessions or just one.

Covered Topics

Understanding Signature Card Contracts and Proper Account Opening Procedures for:

  • Obtaining documentation for business accounts including:
o Sole Proprietorships
o General, Limited and Limited Liability Partnerships
o Limited Liability Companies
o Corporations
o Nonprofit Associations and Charitable Organizations
o Detailed Explanation of Business Resolutions (have a copy of
        your financial institution's resolution available during the training session)
o Court-Ordered Accounts including Estates and Guardianships

Plus frequent question and answer sessions throughout this presentation.

Who Should Attend?

All customer contact personnel, supervisors and officers whose responsibilities include opening or managing new accounts and certificates of deposit. Excellent for supervisors or officers who have authority to "waive" documentation requirements. Internal Auditors and Compliance Officers will find the information exceptionally beneficial as well.