Important Fee and Account Changes Coming July 2020!
Upcoming Fee Changes -
Effective July 1, 2020, Debit Card replacement fee will increase to $7.00 per replacement. We will no longer give one free per calendar year. We will continue to replace for free if there is reported fraud or your card is damaged.
Upcoming Account Changes -
THE AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS YOU DEPOSIT WITH THE CREDIT UNION
This Disclosure applies to all "transaction" accounts. Transaction accounts, in general, are accounts which permit an unlimited number of payments to third persons and an unlimited number of telephone and preauthorized transfers to other accounts of yours with us. Checking accounts are the most common transaction accounts. Feel free to ask us whether any of your accounts are covered by these rules. Please read all provisions carefully in order to fully understand when funds may be available from certain deposits.
Funds "availability" means your ability to withdraw funds from your account, whether those withdrawals are to be in cash, by check, automatic payment, or any other method we offer you for access to your account. If deposited funds are not "available" to you on a given day, you may not withdraw the funds in cash and we may not use the funds to pay items that you have written or honor other withdrawals you request. If we pay items that you have written or honor other withdrawals before funds are available to you, we may charge a fee for this.
Please remember that even after the item has "cleared," we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for items you deposit that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems involving your deposit.
DETERMINING THE AVAILABILITY OF A DEPOSIT - ALL ACCOUNTS. The day funds become available is determined by counting business days from the day of your deposit. Every day is a business day except Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. If you make a deposit in person before our "cutoff time" on a business day we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit for purposes of calculating when your funds will become available. However, if you make a deposit after the cutoff time, or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.
Our cutoff times vary from branch to branch. The earliest cutoff time at any of our branches is 5:00 p.m. (local time at the branch). If you make a deposit at an ATM before 8:00 p.m. (local time, at the ATM location) on a business day we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. If you make a deposit at an ATM on or after 8:00 p.m. (local time) or on a day we are not open, we will consider the deposit to be made on the next business day we are open.
Deposits you send by mail are considered deposited on the business day it arrives if it arrives by the cutoff time at the branch of deposit.
In all cases, availability of any deposit assumes that a requested withdrawal will not overdraw the account.
IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR CERTAIN ITEMS. The following types of deposits will usually be available for withdrawal immediately:
- Cash (if deposited in person to an employee of ours);
- Electronic direct deposits;
- Wire transfers; and
- The first $200 (raised to $225 effective July 1, 2020) from the aggregate of all other deposits made on any given day.
Cash and wire transfer deposits are subject to the Special Rules for New Accounts and the $200 (raised to $225 effective July 1, 2020) availability is subject to the rule in the section titled Longer Delays May Apply.
Note -- ACH Transfers: If you initiate a wire or ACH transfer from your account at another institution to your Credit Union account (called "ACH debit transfers"), the funds transferred in this way to your Credit Union account will be available on the first business day after the day we receive the deposit, at which time you may withdraw the funds in cash and we may use them to pay checks you have written.
IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR MOST OTHER ITEMS. Our general availability policy for items not listed in the prior section is to make funds available to you immediately / on the first business day after the day of deposit. We generally make some portion of a day’s deposits available for withdrawal immediately. See the previous section for the types and amounts of deposits that are available immediately.
DEPOSITS AT AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES
Our Machines. If you make a deposit at an ATM identified as ours with the Credit Union’s name, your deposit will generally be available on the first business day after the day of deposit.
DEPOSITS USING YOUR MOBILE DEVICE
LONGER DELAYS MAY APPLY
Paper Checks: In some cases involving paper checks, we will not make all of the funds that you deposit available to you as provided above. The first $200 (raised to $225 effective July 1, 2020) of your deposits, however, will generally be available no later than the first business day after the day of deposit, and usually immediately. If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available on the first business day, we will notify you at the time you make your deposit; or soon after as reasonably practical. We will also tell you when the funds will be available. If your deposit is not made directly to one of our employees (including a deposit made at an ATM) or if we decide to take this action after you have left the premises, we will mail you the notice by the day after we receive your deposit.
If you will need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available.
Safeguard Exceptions. In addition, funds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period under the following circumstances:
- We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
- You deposit checks totaling more than $5,000 (raised to $5,525 effective July 1, 2020) on any one day.
- You redeposit a check that has been returned unpaid.
- You have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six months.
- There is an emergency, such as failure of computer or communications equipment.
We will notify you if we delay your ability to withdraw funds for any of these reasons, and we will tell you when the funds will be available. They will generally be available no later than the seventh business day after the day of your deposit.
Special rules for new accounts. If you are a new member, the following special rules may apply during the first 30 days the account is open. Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account are available on the day we receive the deposit. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and the first $5,000 (raised to $5,525 effective July 1, 2020) of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s, certified, teller’s, traveler’s, and federal, state and local government checks are available no later than the first business day after the day of your deposit if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you and deposited in person to one of our employees. The excess over $5,000 (raised to $5,525 effective July 1, 2020) is available by the fifth business day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks (other than a U.S. Treasury check) is not made in person to one of our employees, the first $5,000 (raised to $5,525 effective July 1, 2020) will not be available until the second business day after the day of deposit. Funds from all other check deposits are generally available by the fifth business day after the day of your deposit. However, we may place longer holds on certain items for other reasons, such as large deposits (see Longer Delays May Apply above).
CASHING CHECKS. If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another bank, we may withhold the availability of a corresponding amount of funds that are already in your account. Those funds will be available at the time funds from the check we cashed would have been available if you had deposited it.
OTHER ACCOUNTS. If we accept for deposit a check that is drawn on another bank, we may make funds from the deposit available for withdrawal immediately but delay your availability to withdraw a corresponding amount of funds that you have on deposit in another account with us. The funds in the other account would then not be available for withdrawal until the day the deposited item would have been available, which will usually be the first business day after the day of deposit.
FOREIGN CHECKS. Checks drawn on financial institutions located outside the U.S. (foreign checks) cannot be processed the same as checks drawn on U.S. financial institutions. Foreign checks are exempt from the policies outlined in this disclosure. Generally, the availability of funds for deposit of foreign checks will be delayed for the time it takes us to collect the funds from the financial institutions upon which it is drawn. Foreign checks with no routing numbers and payable in foreign currency are not accepted for deposit. These items must be sent as a collection item. Only foreign checks payable through a U.S. financial institution with routing numbers and payable in U.S. dollars will be available subject to the schedule described in this section.
Shared Branching Disclosure: With respect to items deposited at shared branch locations (meaning branches of credit unions other than this Credit Union that accept deposits for our members through participation in a shared branch network), funds will be available as stated above with the addition of the following exceptions:
- Your Ability to Withdraw Funds – Our policy is to delay the availability of funds from non-:cash deposits that are accepted at a shared branch location. During the delay, you may not withdraw the funds in cash and we will not use the funds to pay checks that you have written or other withdrawals you have authorized.
- Foreign checks will not be accepted at a shared branch.
- Shared Branch Transaction Limits – See Rate and Fee Schedule.
- All Transactions with the Credit Union are subject to our policies and procedures – including security, identification, Bank Secrecy Act, and all other applicable laws, rules and regulations.
- Share Insurance: Although deposits with this Credit Union are federally-insured, not all credit unions served by the teller may be federally insured. You should contact your credit union to determine if your deposits are insured.