simonawright wrote:The idea of an expense limit isn't new to us in the UK, any expense over £750 has to be authorised by the local office.
This authorisation is separate to any authorisation by the Bishop or Stake President
I get the impression that this isn't something you have to deal with in the states.
You are correct. We don't have to deal with this in the states. In reality the message has nothing to do with any expense limit of this kind. We do not have to inform the bank of the expense before we issue the check. It will be honored. As has already been mentioned on this topic, no special authorization is needed beyond the normal Bishop or Stake President authorizations that apply for any check from $0.01 to $1000, or beyond. If we needed to inform the bank, they ought to tell us that, rather than giving us this obtuse alarming message.
The message refers to a "maximum", but it appears that they just made the number up. It is not a maximum, and it does not even appear to be a significant threshold for anything except this unnecessarily alarming message. ALL expenses not proper approval. Why present a message like this that makes me search in vain for something special that I might have been expected to do?
To refer to the $900 mark as some kind of maximum is disingenuous, and plainly false. It is not a maximum of any sort.
In my case, I just got this message while preparing a check for a budget expense. The message should be reworded to not imply that any kind of maximum has been exceeded (and to perhaps be less alarming in other ways), or eliminated.