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How does Overdraft Privilege work?
In order to receive Overdraft Privileges, you will need to “opt-in” or “opt-out” at the time of account opening, or when you contact us to discuss adding this account feature. It will be activated upon presentation of a transaction that is in excess to your current balance, but not to exceed the allowed overdraft limit. Payment of overdrafts caused by ATM and normal debit card transactions such as point-of-sale (POS) transactions will only be authorized if you have opted-in to that service.
What is your Overdraft Privilege limit?
The overdraft privilege limit on personal accounts is $500 and is available upon your satisfactory credit history.
What is the cost of Overdraft Privilege?
There is no cost for Overdraft Privilege unless you use it. If your balance isn’t sufficient to cover a presented debit then you will be charged an overdraft fee of $35.00 for each item paid into the overdraft, within the Overdraft Privilege limit. Keep in mind that this fee applies to overdrafts created by check, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal, debit card purchases, or other electronic means.
What are the terms of Overdraft Privilege?
Keep in mind this product is considered a loan and if the account is not handled satisfactorily then the Overdraft Privilege feature will be removed from the account. You are expected to repay the overdraft amount and you will be expected to make a deposit within 10 days of the first date overdrawn, and you must bring your account completely current and to a positive balance within 30 days of the date first overdrawn for this instance. If the account is not paid in full after 45 days then the account will be considered a collection account and appropriate action will be taken.