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Kinetic Credit Union (“we, us or our”) offers the Overdraft Privilege Service. If your account qualifies for Overdraft Privilege, we will consider, without obligation on our part, paying items for which your account has insufficient or unavailable funds, instead of automatically returning those items unpaid. This document explains how Overdraft Privilege operates.
An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction. Although there are many reasons why your account might become overdrawn, most overdrafts result from the following:
The Overdraft Privilege Service applies to a variety of transactions, including checks and other transactions made using your checking account number, automatic bill payments, ATM transactions and everyday debit card transactions; however, we will not include ATM and everyday debit card transactions within our Overdraft Privilege Service without first receiving your affirmative consent to do so. Absent your affirmative consent, ATM and everyday debit card transactions generally will not be paid under Overdraft Privilege.
Participation in Overdraft Privilege is not mandatory. You may opt-out of the service any time by notifying one of our service representatives. Furthermore, you may revoke your affirmative consent to have ATM and everyday debit card transactions considered for payment under Overdraft Privilege without removing other items from the service. Simply inform us of your preference.
As noted above, we retain full discretion to decline to pay any item under the Overdraft Privilege Program. This means we can refuse to pay any overdraft for any reason. Even if we decide to pay an overdraft item, absent an agreement to the contrary, such payment does not create any duty to pay future overdrafts. If we do not authorize and pay an overdraft, your transaction will be declined and we may assess Overdraft/Return Item fees on your account in accordance with your account agreement and the fee schedule in effect at the time of the overdraft.
For each overdraft item, we will charge the standard per item Overdraft/Return Item Fee set forth in our fee schedule (currently $35.00). There is no limit to the number of per item fees we can charge for overdrawing your account. In addition, under our standard overdraft practices:
We will notify you by mail if we pay or return any insufficient or unavailable funds items on your account; however, we have no obligation to notify you before we pay or return any item. The amount of any overdrafts – including our fees – is due and payable immediately or on demand.
Overdraft Privilege is a discretionary service and is generally limited to an $800 overdraft (negative) balance for eligible personal checking accounts open more than 30 days; or a $1,500 overdraft (negative) balance for eligible business checking accounts open more than 30 days. Please note that per item Overdraft/Return Item Fees count toward your Overdraft Privilege Limit. We may in our sole discretion limit the number of accounts eligible for Overdraft Privilege to one account per household or per taxpayer identification number. Further, Overdraft Privilege is usually extended only to accounts in good standing. An account in good standing exhibits, but is not limited to, the following characteristics:
We offer other overdraft protection services in addition to Overdraft Privilege such as a link to another account of yours with us. If you apply and are approved for this optional service, you may save money on the total fees you pay us for overdraft protection services.
Overdrafts should not be used to pay ordinary or routine expenses and you should not rely on overdrafts as a means to cover these expenses. If at any time you feel you need help with your financial obligations, please contact us at 706-320-8500 to discuss your options or speak with one of our member service representatives at your local branch office.