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Handling Formal & Informal Trust Accounts: CIP, Documentation & Compliance

Nov 30 2:00 PM - Nov 30, 2020 3:30 PM
Nov 30, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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Confident or quaking? What’s your response when someone wants to open a trust account? Can you answer questions about existing trusts? Do you run to a coworker, or do they run to you? This webinar will be brimming with expert advice about opening and handling trust accounts. Learn the details, dos, and don’ts to vastly increase your confidence quotient the next time trust questions arise.

Learning Objectives

  • Better understand what a trust is
  • Set up a trust
  • Look for key details in the trust for its lifecycle
  • Understand complicated document language
  • Write trust procedures for your institution

Many people use trusts to plan for their estate, family, taxes, etc. When opening these special accounts, you need to know about proper documentation, CIP, and signature card responsibilities. You must also understand the trustee’s authority and duties and your financial institution’s responsibility and liability. This webinar will cover standard trust opening procedures and many dos and don’ts that arise as trusts and accountholder situations change. You’ll learn the answer to most of your questions from the highlights below:

  • What is the difference between an informal and formal trust?
  • How is CIP accomplished on a trust?
  • How are signature card contracts styled and what disclosures are given?
  • Is there a difference in how the account is opened depending on whether a trust is revocable or irrevocable? Whose TIN is used? Does it matter?
  • Who are the key players in a trust?
  • What happens if trustees die? What documentation is needed? What happens if the trust becomes irrevocable?
  • Who is the payee when depositing, opening, or closing a trust?
  • Can there be a power-of-attorney with a trust?
  • What happens if a trustee’s name changes?
  • What if a financial institution closes? How is the trust insured?
  • How can a trust be set up with an existing accountholder?
  • Should a trust have joint owners on the account?
  • Can you have two trusts in one account set-up as joint WROS?
  • Can trusts be amended, changed, or revoked? What paperwork is involved?



Deborah L. Crawford, Gettechnical Inc.

Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Baton Rouge-based firm, specializing in the education of financial institutions across the nation. Her 30+ years of experience began at Hibernia National Bank in New Orleans. She graduated from Louisiana State University with both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Debbie specializes in the education of financial institution employees and officers in the areas of deposit account laws, new account documentation, insurance, complex compliance regulations, and IRAs.




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On-Demand Webinar

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  • On-Demand Webinars
  • Operations
  • Member Service
  • Compliance