We understand that overdrafts occasionally happen. Overdraft Privilege is not a line of credit. However, if you inadvertently overdraw your account, we will have the discretion to pay the overdraft, subject to the limit of the overdraft privilege and the amount of the overdraft fee. First United Bank is not obligated to any item presented for payment if the account does not contain sufficient available funds. Any discretionary payment made by First United Bank of an overdraft check (or items, such as ATM withdrawals and debit card transactions) does not obligate First United Bank to pay any other overdraft check (or item), or to provide prior notice of its decision to refuse to pay such check (or item).
First United Bank will have the discretion to pay overdrafts within the overdraft protection limit, if your consumer account has been open for at least thirty (30) days, or if your commercial account has been open for at least sixty (60) days, and thereafter remains in good standing.
Payment by First United Bank is a discretionary courtesy and not a right to the consumer, or an obligation of the Bank.
Overdraft Privilege limits are assigned by product type.
In addition, any account with Direct Deposit (including eMerge Checking) is eligible for up to a $300 limit. The limit assigned to a particular customer may also be increased upon officer approval. The maximum for personal checking accounts is $700 and the maximum for business checking accounts is $1,500.
We pay overdrafts at our discretion. This means that we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction. If we do not authorize and pay an overdraft, your transaction will be declined.
For customers that use Overdraft Privilege, the FDIC has determined that six or more transactions resulting in an overdraft fee in a rolling twelve month period is considered excessive; therefore, if you incur six or more overdraft fees in a rolling twelve month period we will notify you immediately.
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First United Bank can authorize and pay overdrafts on ATM and everyday check card transactions.
*Good standing with the bank includes: (1) Making regular deposits consistent with your past practices (2) Depositing an amount equal to the amount of discretionary courtesy overdraft extended to you or more in your account within each thirty (30) day period. (3) You are not in default on any loan or other obligation to First United Bank (4) You are not subject to any legal or administrative order or levy.
** Each checking account is eligible for Overdraft Privilege following the first thirty (30) days for individual, or sixty (60) days for business, that the account is open, if during that time the account is handled in a satisfactory manner. Overdraft Privilege can be increased up to $1,500 on business accounts with Direct Deposit. A fee may be imposed for covering overdrafts created by check, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal, or other electronic means as applicable. A fee up to $25 per item will be imposed for NSF and overdrawn items. An interest rate of 18% will be assessed daily on the overdrawn balance (negative balance) on the account. Whether your overdrafts will be paid is discretionary and we reserve the right not to pay. For example, we typically do not pay overdrafts if your account is not in good standing, or you are not making regular deposits, or if you have too many overdrafts.
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