Are Safe Deposit Boxes on the Way Out?

Are Safe Deposit Boxes on the Way Out? 

Thursday, October 6, 2022
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Eastern

Are safe deposit boxes still a viable service?  How can that be determined?  What’s happening nationwide?  This presentation will provide answers to the most frequently asked “phasing-out” questions.  What’s your institution’s plan?


  • Why are nationwide institutions eliminating this service? 
  • What might happen if safe deposit services are discontinued?
  • How much notice must be given if service is discontinued?
  • What safe deposit operating expenses could be saved?
  • Will offering self-service boxes save money?
  • Are home safes a better consumer option?
  • Who are your current safe deposit box renters?
  • Is your service a profit center or loss leader?


There are an estimated 30 million safe deposit boxes rented in thousands of financial institutions nationwide.  Although banking is a highly regulated industry, there are very few laws governing safe deposit operation and no guidelines for eliminating this service.  Should your safe deposit service be phased out?  Many large nationwide institutions are eliminating safe deposit services and not installing boxes in new branches.  They are regarded as a headache, expensive to install, complicated to operate and maintain, and not very lucrative.  Learn the pros and cons for continuing or discontinuing this service.


This informative session will be of special interest and benefit to legal counsel, branch managers, training departments, compliance and marketing officers, and senior management responsible for managing safe deposit operations.


  • Links to safe deposit news articles and safe deposit websites
  • Mini audit report card
  • Employee training log 
  • Interactive quiz
  • PDF of slides and speaker’s contact info for follow-up questions
  • Attendance certificate provided to self-report CE credits


David P. McGuinn, Safe Deposit Specialists

Dave McGuinn, president and founder of Safe Deposit Specialists, is a former banker with over 50 years of safe deposit experience.  He is often referred to nationwide as the safe deposit “guru” and has trained over 350,000 safe deposit personnel throughout the U.S. since 1969.  Dave has served as President of the American Institute of Banking and the American, Texas, and Houston Safe Deposit Associations.  

Dave is a featured speaker for the American Bankers Association, Independent Community Bankers Association, National Association of Federal Credit Unions and over 100 other nationwide financial associations.  He has been widely interviewed by national publications and TV networks on current safe deposit issues.  In addition, he has created numerous safe deposit operations, security and compliance forms, manuals, brochures, etc., which are now considered the financial industry standard.

Attendance verification for CE credits provided upon request.

Webinar Sponsored by Financial Education & Development

If you are having issues with registering online, please contact CBAO's Education, Training & Special Events Coordinator, Malia Widder, (614) 610-1877.

Registration Options (Member/Non-Member Pricing)
Live Webinar ($265/$400) – The live webinar option allows you to have unlimited connections within your institution to virtually attend the Live Webinar. The session includes question and answer sessions, handout and take-away toolkit, and the presenters contact information for follow-up, will all be emailed to you the morning of the live webinar.

On-Demand Webinar + Free Digital Download ($295/$450
– Can’t attend the live webinar? This option provides a recording of the live event, including audio, visuals, and handouts. We even provide the presenter’s email address for follow-up questions. You will receive an email with the recorded webinar link, which can be viewed anytime 24/7, beginning 2 business days after the live webinar. You will also receive instruction on how to download a free digital copy of the webinar to your PC, which you may keep and use indefinitely.

Both Live Webinar & On-Demand Webinar + Free Digital Download ($395/$600
– Includes Live Webinar and Recorded Webinar options above.

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