Overdraft Coverage Options
The choice is yours. Consider these ways to cover overdrafts:
Overdraft Protection link to your savings account is automatically setup at account opening.
Overdraft Protection services apply to all transactions and may help prevent overdrafts by automatically transferring funds to your checking account from a savings account or a line of credit you may have at Cedar Point Federal Credit Union.
Please note that the Overdraft Protection link to your savings account is automatically setup at account opening; but, you also have the option to setup links to other accounts you have with Cedar Point Federal Credit Union.
Overdraft Privilege allows you to overdraw your account up to the disclosed limit for a fee in order to pay a transaction.
Even if you have overdraft protection, Overdraft Privilege is still available as secondary coverage if the other protection source is exhausted.
* If you choose Extended Coverage on your consumer account, ATM withdrawals and everyday debit card transactions will be included with the transactions listed under Standard Coverage. If you already have Extended Overdraft Privilege coverage, it is not necessary to request it again. Business accounts automatically have Extended Coverage.
You can discontinue the Overdraft Privilege in its entirety by contacting us at 301-863-7071 or sending the credit union an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include "ODP" in your subject line for faster routing of your request.
What Else You Should Know
- A link to another account or a line of credit is a less expensive option than an overdraft. A single larger overdraft will result in just one fee, as opposed to multiple smaller overdrafts. Good account management is the best way to avoid overdrafts. Use Personal Credit Union (PCU), CPFCU Mobile, and Teller24 services to keep track of your balance.
- The $35 Overdraft Privilege Fee is the same fee amount that is charged if a check is returned as unpaid. If multiple items overdraw your account on the same day, each item will be assessed an appropriate Overdraft Privilege Fee or a Return Item Fee of $35. All fees and charges will be included as part of the Overdraft Privilege limit amount. Your account may become overdrawn in excess of the Overdraft Privilege limit amount as a result of a fee.
- ACH (credit) transactions are posted each morning, followed by debit transactions, however, exceptions will occur. Additional transactions may post throughout the business day as received. Holds on funds (described below) and the order in which transactions are posted may impact the total amount of Overdraft Privilege Fees or Return Item Fees assessed.
- Although under payment system rules, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union may be obligated to pay some unauthorized debit card transactions, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union will not authorize debit card or ATM transactions unless there are available funds (including Overdraft Coverage Options) to cover the transactions and any fee(s).
- Giving us your consent to pay every day debit card and ATM overdrafts may result in you incurring Overdraft Privilege Fees for transactions that we would otherwise be required to pay without assessing an Overdraft Privilege Fee. However, this would allow us to authorize transactions up to the amount of your Overdraft Privilege limit and may also help you avoid overdrafts in excess of your available funds that could result in restriction of your debit card.
- Cedar Point Federal Credit Union authorizes and pays transactions using the available balance in your account. The available balance is comprised of the ledger balance (collected funds) less any debit card holds, and does not include any deposited funds on hold. Cedar Point Federal Credit Union may place a hold on deposited funds in accordance with our Availability of Funds Disclosure. If the funds in the available balance are not sufficient to cover a transaction, any available overdraft protection and/or the amount of the Overdraft Privilege limit, may be used to authorize and pay a transaction.
- Cedar Point Federal Credit Union will place a hold on your account for any authorized debit card transaction until the transaction settles (usually within two business days) or as permitted by payment system rules. In some cases, the hold may exceed the amount of the transaction. When the hold ends the funds will be added to the available balance in your account. If your account is overdrawn after the held funds are added to the available balance and the transaction is posted to the available balance, an Overdraft Privilege Fee may be assessed.
- Except as described in this letter, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union will not pay items if your account does not contain available funds (including the Overdraft Privilege limit) to cover the item(s) and the amount of any fee(s).
- We may restrict your debit card use if you incur overdrafts in excess of the available funds in your account, including any Overdraft Privilege limit.
- An Overdraft Privilege limit of $100 is available for eligible Personal accounts at account opening.
- Overdraft Privilege limits of up to $500 are available for eligible Personal Checking accounts opened at least 35 days in good standing.
- Overdraft Privilege is not a line of credit; it is a discretionary overdraft service that can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.
- Overdraft Privilege may be discontinued if you default on any loan or other obligation to us, your account becomes subject to any legal or administrative order or levy, or if you fail to maintain your account in good standing by not bringing your account to a positive balance within 32 days for a minimum of one business day.
- Depositor and each Authorized Signatory will continue to be liable, jointly and severally, for all overdraft and fee amounts, as described in the Deposit Account and Disclosure Agreement. The total (negative) balance, including all fees and charges, is due and payable upon demand.
If you have any questions about Overdraft Protection or Overdraft Privilege, please call us at (301) 863-7071 or visit a branch.
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