OVERDRAFT COVERAGE OPTIONS
If you would like to set-up Overdraft Coverage, please contact us by calling 800-541-3891, visiting any INSOUTH branch or printing the Overdraft Services Consent Form and returning it to any branch.Download Consent Form
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INSOUTH Bank understands that unexpected overdrafts occur from time to time – Overdraft Coverage can help.
Overdraft Coverage Options
1Call us at 800-541-3891 or come by a branch to sign up for this service.
Overdraft Protection applies to all transactions and may help prevent overdrafts by automatically transferring funds to your checking account from another account you may have at INSOUTH Bank.
Overdraft Privilege allows you to overdraw your account up to the disclosed limit for a $35 NSF Paid Item fee per item 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. Please review the “What Else You Should Know” section included with this letter for other important information.
If you would like to select Extended Coverage for future transactions call us at 800-541-3891 or visit any branch.
*If you choose Extended Coverage on your consumer account, ATM 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 at any time in its entirety by contacting us at 800-541-3891 or coming by any branch.
What Else You Should Know
- A link to another account you may have at INSOUTH may be 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 our mobile banking, Internet banking, and telephone banking services to keep track of your balance. For additional financial education resources, please visit www.mymoney.gov.
- A $35 NSF Paid Item fee is charged each time we pay a transaction that overdraws your account more than $5. It is the same $35 fee amount that is charged each time a check is returned unpaid as an NSF Return Item. If multiple items overdraw your account on the same day, each item will be assessed an appropriate NSF Paid Item or an NSF 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 more than the Overdraft Privilege limit amount because of other fees such as monthly service charges or fees for bank services.
- If your account is overdrawn for 4 or more consecutive business days, we will charge an additional $6 for each consecutive business day the account remains overdrawn, beginning on day four.
- For consumer accounts, the maximum amount of NSF Paid Item fees and/or NSF Return Item fees that will be charged to a customer’s account is 5 (five) per day for a total of $175 per day. We will not charge an NSF Paid Item fee if a consumer account is overdrawn by $5 or less. These exceptions do not apply to business accounts.
- INSOUTH Bank’s current posting order is ATM/POS transactions (lowest to highest dollar amount), Teller Cashed Checks (check number sequence or lowest to highest dollar amount if there is no check number), ACH Transactions (lowest to highest dollar amount), Checks besides Teller Cashed Checks & Inclearing Checks (check number sequence), and Inclearing Checks (check number sequence). Holds on funds (described herein) and the order in which transactions are posted may impact the total amount of NSF Paid Item fees or NSF Return Item fees assessed.
- Although under industry payment system rules, INSOUTH Bank may be obligated to pay some unauthorized debit card transactions, INSOUTH Bank 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 on your consumer account (Extended Coverage) may result in you incurring NSF Paid Item fees for transactions that we would otherwise be required to pay without assessing a 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 balance that could result in suspension of your debit card. If you consent to Extended Coverage on your consumer account, it will remain on your account until you otherwise withdraw it.
- INSOUTH Bank authorizes and pays transactions using the available balance in your account. INSOUTH Bank may place a hold on deposited funds in accordance with our Funds Availability Disclosure, which will reduce the amount of your available balance. The available balance for checks, ACH items, and recurring debit card transactions is comprised of the ledger balance, less any holds on deposited funds and any debit card holds, plus the amount of the Overdraft Privilege limit and any available overdraft protection. The available balance for ATM and everyday debit card transactions on accounts with Standard Coverage is the ledger balance, less any holds on deposited funds and any debit card holds, plus any available overdraft protection, but does NOT include the Overdraft Privilege Limit. For accounts with Extended Coverage, the Overdraft Privilege Limit is included in the available balance for authorizing ATM and everyday debit card transactions.
- Please be aware that the Overdraft Privilege amount is not included in your available balance provided through online banking, mobile banking or INSOUTH Bank’s ATMs.
- INSOUTH Bank 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 industry 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 NSF Paid Item fee may be assessed.
- Except as described herein, INSOUTH Bank may 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).
- INSOUTH Bank may suspend your debit card if you incur overdrafts in excess of the available balance in your account, including any Overdraft Privilege limit (as described herein). Debit cards on your account will remain suspended until you make sufficient deposits so that your available balance, taking into account any Overdraft Privilege limit, is positive and then you contact us.
- INSOUTH Bank may also suspend your debit card if your account is overdrawn more than 32 consecutive calendar days. Debit cards on your account will remain suspended until you make sufficient deposits so that your account balance is positive.
- If your debit card is suspended, you will be unable to use your debit card for purchases or to access your account at the ATM, and if you use your debit card for recurring payments, e.g., utilities, you are responsible to make other arrangements for your recurring debit payment(s).
- We may charge your account a debit card reactivation fee of $5 should your debit card be suspended for any reason listed above.
- New consumer and business checking accounts will receive a $100 Introductory Overdraft Privilege limit at account opening. That Overdraft Privilege limit will be increased to $700 or increased to $900 with Direct Deposit after 35 consecutive calendar days in good standing for consumer accounts. For business accounts, that Overdraft Privilege limit will be increased to $700 or increased to $900 with Direct Deposit after 60 consecutive calendar 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 consecutive calendar days for a minimum of one business day. You must bring your account balance positive for at least one business day to have Overdraft Privilege reinstated.
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.
If you have any questions about Overdraft Protection or Overdraft Privilege, please call us at 800-541-3891 or visit any branch.