The Opportunity Beyond Opt-In: The Importance of Training and Communication

Posted on Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Four years ago financial institutions across the country implemented opt-in strategies for their overdraft privilege programs as a result of Reg E. Many institutions treated Reg E implementation as a one-time event and, with each passing year, their focus on overdraft privilege communication has dwindled, letting accountholders and dollars slip through the cracks. Getting overdraft privilege programs back on track requires proper staff training and ongoing communication with accountholders. 

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Tags: Reg E, Pinnacle Overdraft program, Overdraft Privilege Programs, Service Quality, Pinnacle Financial Strategies

5 Keys for a Successful Overdraft Program

Posted on Tue, Aug 19, 2014

There are no one-size fits all overdraft privilege programs. Each overdraft privilege program needs to be unique to your financial institution and provide your staff with proper training. Through reasonable fees, expectations and conservative overdraft limits, your financial institution can provide accountholders with a valuable customer service they appreciate.

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Tags: Overdraft Privilege, Pinnacle Overdraft program, overdraft program compliance, Overdraft Privilege Programs, ODP

5 Reasons Good Overdraft Privilege is Still a Consumer Service

Posted on Tue, Jul 22, 2014

While many financial institutions have let their overdraft privilege programs slip by the wayside after the implementation of Reg E in 2010, others have achieved success using fully disclosed, automated overdraft privilege programs. Good overdraft privilege programs provide your accountholders with stability and convenience while avoiding the embarrassment of a returned item. While not all overdraft privilege programs are the same, a specialized program that fits your financial institution provides a distinct consumer service that your accountholders value.

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Tags: Reg E, Overdraft Privilege, Pinnacle Overdraft program, overdraft program compliance, Overdraft Privilege Programs, ODP

Overdraft Privilege - Efficient and Fair Overdraft Privilege Program

Posted on Thu, Dec 01, 2011

Intense regulatory and economic pressure means that financial institutions, already operating leaner than ever, must become even more innovative to remain profitable. An integrated, automated overdraft program frees up more than 90 hours a week of staff time for other work and ensures that financial institutions implement their overdraft programs fairly and consistently.

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Overdraft Privilege - Solution from Pinnacle Financial

Posted on Thu, Dec 01, 2011

The Reg E Amendment was announced in November 2009 mandating significant changes to the ways in which financial institutions manage their overdraft programs. Pinnacle understood the potential impact this amendment could have, not just on community banks and credit unions, but also on consumers who rely on the “checking account insurance” that overdraft privilege provides. Early estimates had forecast a loss of more than 60% of fee income for financial institutions. Account-holders who were used to automatic coverage on their accounts would have to actively choose, or opt-in, for account coverage.

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Tags: Reg E, Overdraft Privilege, Pinnacle Overdraft program, fee revenue