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The Right of Setoff: What Does Every Credit Union Employee Need to Know?

The Right of Setoff is a complicated, but very effective tool for collecting debts owed to a credit union.

Note: This webinar provides information on best practices, rather than the unique features of any state's probate laws.

OnDemand
Recorded Thursday,
April 21st, 2022
Presented by Terri D. Thomas
$195.00 or 1 Token

Includes: 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts

  • Compliance
  • Risk Management/Legal
  • Bank Legal Counsel
  • Branch Manager
  • Commercial Lender
  • Compliance Officer
  • Deposit Operations Manager/Specialist
  • Loan Operations Manager/Specialist
  • Senior Management
  • Workout Specialist/Collector

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"Right of Setoff" is used frequently by credit unions when trying to collect on past-due debts owed by members. Unfortunately, many credit union employees do not understand the legal requirements and procedures necessary to use this process. The risks of using the process incorrectly can be costly to your credit union. On the other hand, successfully using the right of setoff can protect your credit union from significant financial losses.

Do you know when the right of setoff is allowed and when it isn't? Do you know if your credit union has a statutory or contractual right of setoff? Do you understand the financial risks of using your setoff rights incorrectly? If you don't know the answers to these questions, make sure to attend this valuable webinar.

Covered Topics

  • What are the legal requirements to create a "right of setoff?"
  • What is the difference between a contractual right of setoff and a statutory right of setoff?
  • What are the differences between setoff, garnishment, and foreclosure of security interest, and why are these terms frequently misused?
  • What happens when a third party is competing with your credit union's right of setoff?
  • How does the automatic stay in bankruptcy affect the right of setoff?
  • When is the right of setoff absolutely prohibited?
  • How does one handle notice to the member?
  • What is sample contractual language that can help your credit union exercise its setoff rights?
  • What are the liabilities that can be incurred when setoff is done incorrectly?

Who Should Attend

All loan and deposit personnel, legal counsel and compliance officers.

Terri D. Thomas

Instructor Bio

Terri D. Thomas, JD is the Director of the Kansas Bankers Association Legal Department, which specializes in providing compliance and legal assistance to Kansas banks.

Terri has worked with financial institutions for over thirty-nine years in various capacities. Most notably, she served for fourteen years as in-house legal counsel and trust officer for Bank of America and its Kansas predecessors. She has also served as a trust department manager and branch manager.

Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Kansas State University in 1985, Terri continued her education at Washburn University School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor in 1988. She has served as an Adjunct Professor at Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas and the University of Kansas School of Law in Lawrence, Kansas, and is a frequent seminar presenter for financial associations in the Midwest.