Overdraft Protection and Overdraft Privilege
National Bank understands that unexpected overdrafts occur from time to time – Overdraft Coverage can help.
Overdraft Coverage Options
The choice is yours. Consider these ways to cover overdrafts:
|Overdraft Protection link to another deposit account you have at National Bank1
||No fee per transfer
|Overdraft Protection Link to a Cash Advance on your National Bank credit card1, 2
||Subject to fees + interest
|Overdraft Protection Line of Credit1, 2
||Subject to interest
|Overdraft Privilege Standard or Extended Coverage
||$36.00 Overdraft Item Charge per item presented*.
Call us at (540) 552-2011 or 800-552-4123, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by a branch to sign up or apply for these services; 2
Subject to credit approval.
* Per item presented means each time an item is presented, including re-presentment
applies to all transactions and may help prevent overdrafts by automatically transferring funds to your checking account from another account, cash advance, or line of credit you may have at National Bank for a fee or finance charge. Please note that cash advances and overdraft lines of credit are subject to credit approval.
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. Please review What Else You Should Know
for other important information.
|Transactions Covered with Overdraft Privilege
(No action required)
(Your consent required on consumer accounts) *
|If you would like to select Extended Coverage for future transactions:
- call us at (540) 552-2011 or 800-552-4123
- visit any branch
- complete a consent form and mail it to us at P O Box 90002, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9002
- email us at email@example.com
|ACH - Automatic Debits
|Recurring Debit Card Transactions
|Online Bill Pay Items
|Internet Banking Transfers
|Teller Window Transactions
|Everyday Debit Card Transactions
*If you choose Extended Coverage on your consumer account, ATM transactions and everyday debit card transactions
will be included with the transactions listed under Standard Coverage.
If you already have Overdraft Privilege Extended Coverage, it is not necessary to request it again. Business accounts automatically have Extended Coverage.
You can discontinue Overdraft Privilege in its entirety by contacting us at (540) 552-2011 or 800-552-4123 or sending us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What Else You Should Know
Understanding your Available Balance
- A link to another account or line of credit may be less expensive than an overdraft. 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 $36.00 Overdraft Item Charge that is charged if you overdraw your account 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 Item Charge or a Return Item Charge of $36.00. 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 6 Overdraft Item Charges ($216.00) per day we will charge. We will not charge an Overdraft Item Charge if a consumer account is overdrawn by $5.00 or less or if the amount of the item is $5.00 or less.
- Recipients of federal or state benefits payments who do not wish us to deduct the amount overdrawn and the Overdraft Item Charge from funds that you deposit or that are deposited into your account may call us at (540) 552-2011 or 800-552-4123 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, National Bank (“We”) will charge a Return Item Charge each time we return the item because it exceeds the Available Balance in your account. Because we may charge a Return Item Charge 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 Charge, 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 Item Charge. We may use the terms “item” and “transaction” interchangeably.
- This describes the posting order for purposes of determining overdrafts. We generally post items in the following order: 1) credits, 2) ATM and POS/debit card transactions (low to high dollar amount), 3) ACH debits (low to high dollar amount), and 4) checks (low to high dollar amount); however, exceptions may occur. We may pay other withdrawals or debit items (such as charges) prior to paying any checks, and we may post those other withdrawals or debit items in any order we may choose at our sole discretion. Holds on funds (described herein) and the order in which transactions are posted may impact the total amount of Overdraft Item Charges or Return Item Charges 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 Item Charges for transactions that we would otherwise be required to pay without assessing an Overdraft Item Charge. 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.
: Your account has two kinds of balances: the Ledger Balance and the Available Balance.
Understanding Overdraft Privilege Limits
- 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 but does NOT include the Overdraft Protection or Overdraft Privilege limit. Any available Overdraft Protection will be used, as needed, to pay these transactions at the time of posting.
- The balance used for authorizing ATM and everyday debit card transactions on accounts with Extended Coverage is your Available Balance plus any available Overdraft Privilege limit. Any available Overdraft Protection will be used, as needed, to pay these transactions at the time of posting.
- 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 Protection and Overdraft Privilege amounts are not included in your Available Balance provided through online banking, mobile banking or National Bank’s ATMs.
- 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 Item Charge may be assessed.
- Except as described herein, wewill not pay items if the Available Balance in your account (including the available Overdraft Protection and Overdraft Privilege limit, if applicable) is not sufficient to cover the item(s) and the amount of any fee(s).
- New consumer and business checking accounts will receive a $100.00 Introductory Overdraft Privilege limit at account opening that will be increased to $500 or $700 with direct deposit after 35 days in good standing for consumer accounts or to $700.00 after 60 days in good standing for business accounts.
- 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 32 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 reinstated.
If you have any questions about Overdraft Protection or Overdraft Privilege, please call us at (540) 552-2011 or 800-552-4123 or visit a branch.