CINCINNATI-Despite all the concern over Reg. E, one consultant claims there are ways to make the overdraft controversy irrelevant.

Rory Rowland, president of the Independence, Mo.-based Rowland Consulting, pointed to steps CUs must take to get members to opt-in to overdraft protection, methods to offset lost revenue, and mistakes to avoid as the July 1 deadline approaches. Rowland shared his advice, based on analysis of those credit unions generating the greatest amount of fee income, during a breakout session at the Ohio Credit Union League's annual meeting at Cincinnati's Duke Energy Center.

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