Overdraft Coverage Options

Overdraft Privilege and Overdraft Protection

Life happens! Navigant Credit Union 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:

Service

Cost

Overdraft Protection Link to Another Deposit Account you have at Navigant Union1

$3 fee per transfer

Overdraft Protection Line of Credit1, 2

Subject to fees + interest

Overdraft Privilege

$34 Insufficient Funds Charge

 

Overdraft Protection services apply to all transactions and may help prevent overdrafts by automatically transferring funds to your checking account from another account, or line of credit you may have at Navigant Credit Union for a fee or finance charge. Please note that overdraft lines of credit are subject to credit approval.

Overdraft Privilege allows you to overdraw your account up to the disclosed limit for a fee 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.

 

Transactions Covered with Overdraft Privilege

Standard Coverage
(No action required)

Extended Coverage

(Your consent required on consumer accounts) *

If you would like to select Extended Coverage for future transactions:

Checks

X

X

ACH - Automatic Debits

X

X

Recurring Debit Card Payments

X

X

Online Bill Pay Items

X

X

Internet Banking Transfers

X

X

Teller Window Transactions

X

X

ATM Withdrawals

 

X*

Everyday Debit Card Transactions

 

X*

 

You can discontinue the Overdraft Privilege in its entirety by contacting us at 401.233.4700 or sending us an e-mail at info@navigantcu.org.

Apply for a cash reserve line of credit

 

 

1Call us at 401.233.4700, email us at info@navigantcu.org, or come by a branch to sign up or apply for these services;
2subject to credit approval.

*If you choose Extended Coverage, ATM withdrawals and everyday debit card transactions will be included with the transactions listed under Standard Coverage.

What Else You Should Know

  • A link to another account or a line of credit is 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

  • The $34 Overdraft Fee is the same fee amount that is charged if a check 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 Fee of $34. All fees and charges will be included as part of the Overdraft Privilege limit amount. Your account may become overdrawn in excess of the Overdraft Privilege limit amount as a result of a fee.

  • For consumer accounts, there is a limit of 5 Overdraft Fees ($170) per day we will charge. This exception does not apply to business accounts.

  • We generally post items in the following order: 1) credits, 2) ACH Debits (low to high by dollar amount), 3) ATM and debit card transactions (in the order received), 4) checks (low to high by 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 below) and the order in which transactions are posted may impact the total amount of Overdraft Fees or Return Fees assessed.

  • Although under payment system rules, Navigant Credit Union may be obligated to pay some unauthorized debit card transactions, Navigant Credit Union 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 on your consumer account to pay every day debit card and ATM overdrafts 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 and may also help you avoid overdrafts in excess of your available funds that could result in suspension of your debit card.

  • Navigant Credit Union authorizes and pays transactions using the available balance in your account. Navigant Credit Union 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. 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. If the funds in the available balance are not sufficient to cover a transaction, any available overdraft protection and/or the amount of the Overdraft Privilege limit may be used to authorize and pay a transaction.

  • Please be aware that the Overdraft Privilege amount is not included in your available balance provided through online banking, mobile banking or Navigant Credit Union’s ATMs.

  • Navigant Credit Union 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 in this letter, Navigant Credit Union will 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).

  • Navigant Credit Union 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 in this letter). 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.

  • Navigant Credit Union may also suspend your debit card if your account is overdrawn more than thirty (30) consecutive calendar days. Debit cards on your account will remain suspended until you make sufficient deposits so that your account balance is positive.

  • Navigant Credit Union may also suspend your debit card if we are unable to contact you due to an incorrect mailing address or phone number(s). You must contact us with your correct mailing address and/or phone number(s) to have your debit card reinstated.

  • 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).

  • 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 thirty (30) days for a minimum of one business day.

  • 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 and Disclosure Agreement. 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 401. 233.4700 or visit a branch.