Electronic Returned Items: Meeting Error Resolution Requirements & Combating Fraud

Regulation E has ranked third in the number of cited violations and enforcement actions during the last couple of years, behind Regulation Z and Regulation DD. In this session we will review instances where institutions have failed to comply with Reg E or misapplied the regulation and provide you with best practices and tools to avoid a similar fate.

According to a recent survey, annual ACH and debit card usage increased by 6% and 10% respectively. Consumers appreciate the convenience of conducting transactions electronically. This increased ease of access also exposes them and us as their financial institution to elevated exposure to account compromise and card fraud.

Among its provisions, Regulation E limits consumer liability for unauthorized transfers, and promulgates procedures for the resolution of errors alleged by consumers, including unauthorized and fraudulent ACH and card transactions. In this session we will review the specific error resolution requirements of Reg E, discuss procedural best practices and provide tips on documenting your investigation. In addition, we will detail how to review your error resolution process, including how your audit procedures can help mitigate risk for both the accountholder and your institution.

Program Highlights

  • Review of consumer liability under Regulation E
  • Clarification of what errors trigger the EFT error resolution process
  • Explanation of error resolution timing requirements
  • Discussion of process to follow when you’ve wrapped up your investigation
  • Description of recordkeeping requirements
  • Overview of error resolution audit procedures

Who Should Attend?

This informative session will benefit operations personnel, compliance officers, risk officers, internal audit and personnel responsible for debit card/ACH transactions.