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Is it required to keep the original deposit account agreements

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Is it required to keep the original deposit account agreements or signature cards if they have been scanned or imaged?
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Can you tell me the context of your question?

Is this a personal account and you are asking as the account holder?

Or are you asking if a bank is required to keep original documents?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.


I am asking as a bank. We are just starting a document imaging project and will be scanning and filing our deposit agreements electronically. i am aware that some original documents pretaining to loans must be kept but want to know about original document for deposit accounts such as agreements or signature cards for checking and savings account, and certificate of deposits. For both consumer and commerical customers.

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Hello Debbie,

No, it is not necessary to keep the originals for deposit accounts or signature cards. The laws requiring the bank to maintain originals only applies to loan documents.


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