Overdraft Coverage

Courtesy Pay AND OVERDRAFT PROTECTION

Life happens! Arrha 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 Arrha Credit Union1 $5 fee per transfer
Overdraft Protection Line of Credit1, 2 Subject to interest
Courtesy Pay $29 Courtesy Pay Fee per item.

1Call us at 413-732-9812, email us at memberservice@arrhacu.com, or come by a branch to sign up or apply for these services; 2Subject to credit approval.

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 Arrha Credit Union for a fee or finance charge. Please note that overdraft lines of credit are subject to credit approval.

Courtesy Pay 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, Courtesy Pay is still available as secondary coverage if the other protection source is exhausted.

Transactions Covered with Courtesy Pay Standard Coverage (No action required) Extended Coverage (Your consent required on consumer accounts)*  
Checks X X If you would like to select Extended Coverage for future transactions call us at 413-732-9812, visit any branch, complete the consent form and mail it to us at 145 Industry Ave, Springfield, MA 01104, or e-mail us at memberservice@arrhacu.com
ACH - Automatic Debits X X
Recurring Debit Card Payments X X
Online Bill Pay Items X X
Internet Banking Transfers X X
Telephone Banking X X
Teller Window Transactions X X
ATM Withdrawals   X*
Everyday Debit Card Transactions   X*

*If you choose Extended Coverage on your consumer account, ATM withdrawals and everyday debit card transactions will be included with the transactions listed under Standard Coverage. If you already have Extended Courtesy Pay coverage, it is not necessary to request it again. Business accounts automatically have Extended Coverage.

Extended Coverage Consent Form

You can discontinue the Courtesy Pay in its entirety by contacting us at 413-732-9812 or sending us an e-mail at memberservice@arrhacu.com.

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.

  • The $29 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 Item Fee of $29. All fees and charges will be included as part of the Courtesy Pay limit amount. Your account may become overdrawn in excess of the Courtesy Pay limit amount as a result of a fee.

  • We generally post items in the following order: 1) credits, 2) ACH items in the morning, 3) checks are posted high to low throughout the day, 4) ATM and debit card transactions are online real time; however, exceptions will occur. Holds on funds (described below) and the order in which transactions are posted may impact the total amount of Overdraft Fees or Return Item Fees assessed.

  • Although under payment system rules, Arrha may be obligated to pay some unauthorized debit card transactions, Arrha 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 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 Courtesy Pay limit and may also help you avoid overdrafts in excess of your available funds that could result in restriction of your debit card. 

  • Arrha authorizes and pays transactions using the available balance in your account. The available balance is comprised of the ledger balance (collected funds) less any debit card holds, and does not include any deposited funds on hold. Arrha may place a hold on deposited funds in accordance with our Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure. If the funds in the available balance are not sufficient to cover a transaction, any available overdraft protection and/or the amount of the Courtesy Pay limit, may be used to authorize and pay a transaction.

  • Arrha 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, Arrha will not pay items if your account does not contain available funds (including the Courtesy Pay limit) to cover the item(s) and the amount of any fee(s).

  • We may restrict your debit card use if you incur overdrafts in excess of the available funds in your account, including any Courtesy Pay limit.

  • Courtesy Pay is not a line of credit; it is a discretionary overdraft service that can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.

  • Courtesy Pay 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 32 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 Agreement and Disclosure. The total (negative) balance, including all fees and charges, is due and payable upon demand.

     

    If you have any questions about Overdraft Protection or Courtesy Pay, please call us at 413-732-9812 or visit a branch.