Configure Conditions for Qualified Dividends
Configure Conditions for Qualified Dividends
Access this screen byentering an A in the Qualified Dividend Processing field on a Share Draft Dividend Configuration screen and pressing Enter or by using Qualified Dividends (F9).
For a more in depth look, view the booklet Qualified Dividends.
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Using This Screen
Use this screen to set the specific parameters a member must meet to receive the benefit of the qualified rate. The configuration allows for a great deal of flexibility so you can design a program that fits your specific requirements.
Use the Transaction description if not qualified field if you wish to generate a zero dollar transaction record when the member fails to qualify for the configured dividend. By including a permanent record in their transaction history, visible on statements and in online banking, you can notify members of the dollar amount they did not receive in the previous month to remind them of the value of the program. If no text is entered in this field, a zero dollar transaction is not created. If the member fails to qualify for the special rate when dividends are calculated, the text entered in this field will appear as a $0 transaction, along with the amount for which the member failed to qualify.
Example: “DIVIDENDS FORFEITED $8.49”
(CU*BASE calculates the difference between what the member received and what the member could receive for this dollar amount.)
Below this transaction description is a "Allow members to see current status via online banking" field. Check this to allow members with an account of this Dividend Application to track their progress toward receiving the qualified rate online. To view pictures, refer to the Qualified Dividends booklet. NOTE: If you use this configuration to offer ATM and/or card activity rebates but do not actually give a special dividend rate for qualified members, remember that the online banking feature was specifically designed to promote the special rate, and does refer to the term “APY” on the page, buttons, help content, etc.
The next section allows you to apply ATM surcharge, ATM service or Card Activity Rebate (CAR) rewards. The rebate program codes must be selected on the previous screen to appear on this screen. Select whether to offer these rebates to just members who qualify for the higher qualified rate or to all members with this account. SEE ALSO THESE BOOKLETS: Card Activity Rebates (CAR) - ATM Surcharge and Service Charge Rebates
The next two areas of the configuration screen allow you to set the requirements for receiving the dividend. These selected items are AND conditions. All requirements must be met for the member to receive the qualified dividend.
Final qualification for these dividends is calculated at End-of-Month, although a Simulation Report allows you to preview members that do not qualify during the month.
The middle section of the screen allows you to select the “Miscellaneous Conditions” that apply. If these are required, the status of the membership is evaluated to determine if the member qualifies for the higher rate.
eStatement enrollment (that the member is enrolled at the time the dividend is assessed)
Bill payment enrollment (that the member is enrolled at the time the dividend is assessed, as opposed to activity which is not assessed)
Minimum number of online banking logons (during the current month, as of the time the dividend is assessed)
Minimum number of audio banking calls (during the current month, as of the time the dividend is assessed)
The bottom section of the screen allows you to require a specific number or specific dollar amount of transactions of selected transaction origin type, or to create a combination of requirements for several origin types. You might, for example, require a certain number of debit card transaction or a certain minimum dollar amount of ACH/Payroll transfers.
To add the qualifying transaction requirements, select Add Condition (F6). You will move to the Required Activity by Delivery Channel screen which allows you to set the qualifying activity for a specific origin code or group of origin codes.
If transaction activity is required to qualify for higher (Qualified) rate, you can configure (for each transaction item) whether the member receives the qualified rate based on the transaction activity on the qualified account or on all sub-accounts. (This configuration is set up on the screen accessed by selecting Add Condition.)
NOTE: A caveat to consider when selecting “All sub-accounts” is that since one transaction could apply to multiple sub-accounts, the transaction could also be counted more than once toward the member receiving the Qualified rate. One easy to understand example is a disbursement from a loan to a checking account where the disbursement is counted as well as the transfer into the checking account.