What You Need To Know About Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees
An overdraft occurs when you don’t have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. We can cover your overdrafts in two different ways:
- We have standard overdraft practices that come with your account.
- We also offer overdraft protection options, such as a Personal Line-of-Credit and automatic transfer from your Regular Savings account, which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices. To learn more, ask us about these plans.
This page explains our standard overdraft practices.
What are the standard overdraft practices that come with my account?
We do authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions:
- Checks and other transactions made using your checking account number
- Automatic bill payments
We DO NOT authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions unless you ask us to (see below):
- ATM transactions
- Everyday debit card transactions
We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means 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.
What fees will I be charged if Vantage Credit Union pays my overdraft?
Under our standard overdraft practices:
- We will charge you a fee of up to $35 each time we pay an overdraft.
- There’s no limit on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.
What if I want Vantage Credit Union to authorize and pay overdrafts on my ATM and everyday debit card transactions?
If you also want us to authorize and pay overdrafts on ATM and everyday debit card transactions, you’ll need to indicate so below and submit your request, or call 314.298.0055 or 800.522.6009 (option 6).