OnCourse Learning presents Opening Minor Accounts

Posted by Laurie Okawa-Moore
on "August 05, 2022 12:48 pm"

During this program, you will learn how to answer your adult account holder’s questions on how to set up accounts for grandchildren, for college, and other reasons to set up minor accounts.


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Opening Minor Accounts
Thursday, September 8, 2022 • 5:00 am ‒ 6:30 am HST (OnDemand playback is included)


We love our minor accountholders and yet…it is sometimes hard to know what we can do and what we can’t do for those who are underage at our credit union. It is always disturbing when minors have authority to transact business in your credit union because in many states the minor is not responsible for his or her actions on deposit contracts.


Customer service representatives, personal bankers, call center representatives, branch managers, tellers, branch operations, and training.


  • All the types of legal ownership for Minors: UTMA, CESA, Multiple Party Accounts, Minors alone in some states
  • What happens and the liability when you put minors in checking accounts with debit cards
  • UTMA, Social Security Accounts, & Guardianship Accounts
  • Checks made payable to him or herself
  • Old stylings like “minor by” that can give big headaches
  • Signatures on minor accounts
  • If the adult or minor passes away
  • Minors taking over the account at a certain age
  • Hotspots and troubling issues when you open accounts for minors


Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Florida based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 35+ years of combined teaching and banking experience.