How to handle deceased member accounts; InfoSight
Published by: Sean Brown
June 15, 2022 | Compliance, Member Benefits
The League has received compliance questions recently about how to handle deceased member accounts so we went to our experts at InfoSight. In the event of a member’s death, a credit union must determine the proper disposition of the remaining funds, how to settle any outstanding obligations, and what information needs to be retained. A joint account owner, family member, executor, administrator, or another person will most likely make a claim for funds in the decedent’s accounts. However, a credit union must protect against unauthorized account access and not disclose any non-public information about the deceased member without proper documentation of authority from the person requesting the information.
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