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Signatories on PTA bank account

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by reddevil, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. reddevil

    reddevil Occasional commenter

    Is there any ruling on who can be a signatory on a PTA bank account? Do they need to be committee members? Thanks in advance.
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    No, but they would have to appointed as an approved signatory by whatever authorisation process is set out in the PTA's constitution. Presumably that means by the Committee.

    And individual banks will have their own requirements for who can be approved signatories of unincorporated bodies such as PTAs typically are
  3. reddevil

    reddevil Occasional commenter

    Thank you. Is there anywhere official that I could find this written?
  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    No idea. Why don't you tell us the story behind your question?
  5. reddevil

    reddevil Occasional commenter

    You've no idea? So is that just your opinion?
  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Go do your own research if you don't like my answer.
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  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    In the PTA constitution.
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  8. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    There are no special rules for PTAs as distinct from any other organisation. If properly set up, the constitution should make it clear who is authorised to appoint signatories. I suppose it is possible that the constitution could insist that it is a committee member, but that does not have to be the case. So the above advice to consult your PTA constitution seems sensible.

    It might help people answer this if we had some idea why you need to know. Do you think that something dodgy is going on?
  9. afterdark

    afterdark Lead commenter

    Ask at your bank. The bank that the PTA has an account with.

    What do you mean ruling?
    To an extent PTA make their own rules?
    Rather like banks but with much less illegality, usually.
  10. reddevil

    reddevil Occasional commenter

    Thanks everyone for your replies. It's all under control now.

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