Overdraft Coverage Options
The choice is yours. Consider these ways to cover overdrafts:
- Overdraft Protection link to another deposit account you have at First National Bank of Huntsville (No Charge)
- Priority First Overdraft Line of Credit (Subject to fees + interest; subject to credit approval) (Consumer Accounts Only)
- Overdraft Privilege Standard or Extended Coverage ($28 Overdraft Fee per item presented*)
* Per item presented means each time an item is presented, including re-presentment
OVERDRAFT PROTECTION applies to all transactions and may help prevent overdrafts by automatically transferring funds to your checking account from another account or Priority First Line of Credit you have at First National Bank of Huntsville for a fee or finance charge. Please note that overdraft lines of credit are subject to credit approval. Call us at (936) 295-5071 or come by a branch to sign up or apply for these services. Good account management is the best way to avoid overdrafts.
OVERDRAFT PRIVILEGE allows you to overdraw your account up to the disclosed limit for a fee 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. Standard Coverage includes checks, ACH transactions (automatic debits), recurring debit card transactions, online bill pay items, teller window transactions, and telephone and internet banking transactions. Please review What Else You Should Know for other important information.
If you would like to select Extended Coverage for future transactions:
- call us at (936) 295-5071
- visit our website at www.fnbhuntsvilletx.bank or send us a secure message through online banking
- visit any branch
- complete the consent form and mail it to us at P.O. Box 659, Huntsville, TX 77342-0659
WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW
- A link to another account or line of credit may be less expensive than an overdraft. For eligible consumer accounts, a Priority First Line of Credit may be a less expensive option than an overdraft as well. A single larger overdraft will result in one fee, instead of multiple smaller overdrafts. Use our mobile, internet, and telephone banking services to track your balance. For financial education resources, please visit www.mymoney.gov.
- The $28 Overdraft Fee that is charged if you overdraw your account more than $5 is the same fee that is charged if an item is returned as unpaid. If multiple items overdraw your account on the same day, each item will be assessed an appropriate Overdraft Fee or a Return Item Fee of $28. All fees and charges will be included as part of the Overdraft Privilege limit amount. Your account may become overdrawn more than the Overdraft Privilege limit amount because of a fee.
- For consumer accounts, there is a limit of five (5) Overdraft Fees ($140) per day we will charge you for overdrawing your account. We will not charge an Overdraft Fee if a consumer account is overdrawn by $5 or less or if the amount of the item is $5 or less. These exceptions do not apply to business accounts.
- Recipients of federal or state benefits payments who do not wish us to deduct the amount overdrawn and the Overdraft Fee from funds that you deposit or that are deposited into your account may call us at (936) 295-5071 to discontinue Overdraft Privilege.
- If an item is returned because the Available Balance (as defined below) in your account is not sufficient to cover the item and the item is presented for payment again, First National Bank of Huntsville (“We”) will charge a Return Item Fee each time we return the item because it exceeds the Available Balance in your account. Because we may charge a Return Item Fee each time an item is presented, we may charge you more than one fee for any given item as a result of a returned item and re-presentment of the item. When we charge a Return Item Fee, the charge reduces the Available Balance in your account and may put your account into (or further into) overdraft. If, on re-presentment of the item, the Available Balance in your account is sufficient to cover the item we may pay the item, and, if payment causes an overdraft, charge an Overdraft Fee. We may use the terms “item” and “transaction” interchangeably.
- This describes the posting order for purposes of determining overdrafts. Our general policy is to post items throughout the day and to post ACH credits before debits. ATM withdrawals and debit card transactions are posted from lowest to highest dollar amount. ACH debits are posted from lowest to highest dollar amount. Paper checks are posted in lowest to highest dollar amount; however, because of the many ways we allow you to access your account, the posting order of individual items may differ from these general policies. Holds on funds (described herein) and the order in which transactions are posted may impact the total amount of Overdraft Fees or Return Item Fees assessed.
- Overdraft Privilege is not a line of credit; it is a discretionary overdraft service that can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.
- 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 Agreement and Disclosure. The total (negative) balance, including all fees and charges, is due and payable upon demand.
- We may be obligated to pay some debit card transactions that are not authorized through the payment system but which we are required to pay due to the payment system rules, and as a result you may incur fees if such transactions overdraw your account. However, we will not authorize debit card or ATM transactions unless your account’s Available Balance (including Overdraft Coverage Options) is sufficient to cover the transactions and any fee(s).
- Giving us your consent to pay everyday debit card and ATM overdrafts on your consumer account (Extended Coverage) may result in you incurring Overdraft Fees for transactions that we would otherwise be required to pay without assessing an Overdraft Fee. However, this would allow us to authorize transactions up to the amount of your Overdraft Privilege limit. If you consent to Extended Coverage on your consumer account, it will remain on your account until it is otherwise withdrawn.
Understanding your Available Balance: Your account has two kinds of balances: the Ledger Balance and the Available Balance.
- We authorize and pay transactions using the Available Balance.
- Your Ledger Balance reflects the full amount of all deposits to your account as well as payment transactions that have been posted to your account. It does not reflect checks you have written and are still outstanding or transactions that have been authorized but are still pending.
- Your Available Balance is the amount available to you to use for purchases, withdrawals, or to cover transactions. The Available Balance is your Ledger Balance, less any holds due to pending debit card transactions and holds on deposited funds.
- The balance used for authorizing checks, ACH items, and recurring debit card transactions is your Available Balance plus the amount of the Overdraft Privilege limit and any available Overdraft Protection.
- The balance used for authorizing ATM and everyday debit card transactions on accounts with Standard Coverage is your Available Balance plus any available Overdraft Protection but does NOT include the Overdraft Privilege limit.
- The balance used for authorizing ATM and everyday debit card transactions on accounts with Extended Coverage is your Available Balance plus any available Overdraft Protection and includes the Overdraft Privilege limit.
- Because your Available Balance reflects pending transactions and debit holds, your balance may appear to cover a transaction but later upon settlement it may not be sufficient to cover such transaction. In such cases, the transaction may further overdraw your account and be subject to additional overdraft fees. You should assume that any item which would overdraw your account based on your Available Balance may create an overdraft. Note that we may place a hold on deposited funds in accordance with our Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure, which will reduce the amount in your Available Balance.
- Please be aware that the Overdraft Privilege amount is not included in your Available Balance provided through online banking, mobile banking or First National Bank of Huntsville’s
- We 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 Fee may be assessed.
- Except as described herein, we will not pay items if the Available Balance in your account (including the Overdraft Privilege limit, if applicable) is not sufficient to cover the item(s) and the amount of any fee(s).
Understanding Overdraft Privilege Limits
- An Overdraft Privilege limit will be granted to eligible consumer checking accounts. The amount of the Overdraft Limit depends on the type of account.
- Overdraft Privilege may be reduced 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 thirty (30) days for a minimum of one business day. You must bring your account balance positive for at least one business day to have the full Overdraft Privilege limit
If you have any questions about Overdraft Protection or Overdraft Privilege, please call us at (936) 295-5071 or visit a branch.