Overdraft Privilege Service
It is State Savings Bank's ("we, us, or our") policy to comply with applicable laws, rules and regulations, and to conduct business in accordance with strict safety and soundness standards. A Non-sufficient funds (overdraft/negative balance) may result from: A) the payment of checks, electronic funds transfers, or other withdrawal requests you initiate; B) payments authorized by you; C) the return, unpaid, of items deposited by you; D) charging your account for our applicable service charges and fees; and E) the deposit of items to your account which, according to our Funds Availability Policy, are treated as not yet " available" or "finally paid". We are not obligated to pay any item initiated for payment against your account if your account does not contain sufficient collected funds.
Rather than automatically returning, unpaid, any non-sufficient funds items that you may have, if your "eligible account type" has been open for at least thirty (30) days and thereafter you maintain your account in good standing, which includes at least: (A) continuing to make deposits consistent with your past practices, and depositing at least $400 or more in your account within each thirty (30) day period; (B) you are not in default on any loan obligation to us; (C) you bring your account to a positive balance (not overdrawn) immediately or as soon as possible and at least once every thirty (30) days (You have no legal right to defer payment of your outstanding overdrafts including our fees); and (D) your account is not the subject of any legal or administrative order or levy, such as bankruptcy or a tax lien, we will consider, without obligation on our part, approving your reasonable overdrafts up to your assigned Overdraft Privilege Limit. This discretionary* service will generally be limited to a $400 overdraft (negative) balance for Free Checking Accounts, Basic Checking Accounts, Classic Checking Accounts, and Rewards Checking Accounts, an $800 overdraft (negative) balance for Now Checking Accounts, and a $1,000 overdraft (negative) balance for SSB Select Checking and Commercial Checking accounts (with approval). Our normal fees and charges including, without limitation, our non-sufficient funds/overdraft fees (currently $31.00 per item) as set forth in our fee schedules will be included in these limits and will be charged for each transaction presented for payment against non-sufficient funds. We will charge our normal fee whether we approve the item for payment or not. In addition, we will charge a fee of $7.50 for each day your account has a negative balance.
We may refuse to pay an overdraft for you at any time, even though your account is in good standing and even though we may have previously paid overdrafts for you. You will be notified by mail of any non-sufficient funds items paid or returned that you may have; however, we have no obligation to notify you before we pay or return any item. The amount of any overdrafts including our fees that you owe us shall be due and payable immediately. If there is an overdraft paid by us on an account with more than one (1) owner on the signature card, each owner, and agent if applicable, drawing/presenting the item creating the overdraft, shall be jointly and severally liable for such overdrafts including our fees.
Optional Overdraft Protection Services: We offer other overdraft protection plans that you may apply for. These include a link to a savings account, other deposit account, or a line of credit, which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices offered under our Overdraft Privilege Service. To learn more, ask us about these plans.
Ineligible Accounts and Limitations: Our Overdraft Privilege Service is available only for eligible account types that are maintained in good standing as defined above. Savings accounts, money market accounts, public fund accounts , charitable organization accounts, certain trust accounts, and minor accounts for those not of legal age are not eligible for this service. In addition, accounts linked to a line of credit are ineligible for this service. We may, in our sole option and discretion, limit the number of your accounts eligible for the Overdraft Privilege Service to one account per household and/or one account per taxpayer identification number.
Eligible Account Types: The account types that are eligible for the Overdraft Privilege Service are:
- Personal Checking Accounts including Free Checking, Basic Checking, Classic Checking, Rewards Checking, NOW Checking, and SSB Select Checking
- Commercial Checking Accounts
Eligible Transaction Types: NSF transactions initiated for payment against your checking account(s) may be approved by us using our Overdraft Privilege Service and paid, including our fees, up to your assigned Overdraft Privilege Limit. The eligible transaction types will include, without limitation: checks, drafts, remotely created checks, ACH entries and other transactions made using your checking account number, and automatic bill payments, including preauthorized recurring debit card transactions. For commercial accounts, the following are also eligible transactions types: ATM transactions and everyday debit card transactions. For personal accounts, the following are eligible transaction types available only if you opt in: ATM transactions and everyday debit card transactions.
Opt-In Required to include ATM transactions and Everyday Debit Card Transactions in our Overdraft Privilege Service for Personal Accounts: You have the right to opt into our Overdraft Privilege Service for ATM transactions and everyday debit card transactions for your personal accounts at any time with a signed, written notification submitted to us. You also have the right to revoke this opt-in election at any time with a signed, written notification to us.
You May Always Opt-Out of our Overdraft Privilege Service for All Types of Transactions: You may choose at any time to not participate in the Overdraft Privilege Service for all types of transactions by notifying one of our Service Representatives who will explain what this ("Opt Out") means, and the potential consequences to you.
If You Need Help: Of course, 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 one of our Service Representatives at (641) 227-3161 or (515) 457-9533.
ALWAYS A DISCRETIONARY* SERVICE: Our Overdraft Privilege Service does not constitute an actual or implied agreement between you and us. Nor does it constitute an actual or implied obligation of or by us. This service represents a purely discretionary courtesy or privilege that we may provide to you from time to time and which may be withdrawn or withheld by us at any time without prior notice or reason or cause.