FUNDS AVAILABILITY DISCLOSURE
This policy statement applies to “transaction” accounts. Transaction accounts, in general, are accounts which allow an unlimited number of transfer of funds to third parties through checks, wire transfers, debit card payments, drafts, or online transfers. Checking accounts are the most common transaction accounts. Feel free to ask us whether any of your other accounts might also be under this policy.
Your Ability to Withdraw Funds
Our policy is to make funds from your deposits available to you on the first business day after the day we receive your deposit. Electronic direct deposits will be available on the settlement date of the deposit. Once they are available, you can withdraw the funds in cash or we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written.
Please remember that even after we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problem involving your deposit.
For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. If you make a deposit before closing on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit after closing or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day that we are open.
Cutoff times for the purpose of transferring funds via the bank’s website are 4:00 pm Monday through Thursday, and 5:00 pm on Friday. Transactions performed after these times will be posted the next business day.
Longer Delays May Apply
In some cases, we will not make all of the funds that you deposit by check available to you on the first business day after the day of your deposit. 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 $5,525 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 fifth business day after the day of your deposit. If you will need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available.
Special Rules for New Accounts
If you are a new customer, the following special rules will apply during the first 30 days your account is open.
Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the settlement date of the deposit. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and first $5,525 of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s checks, certified checks, teller checks, traveler’s checks, and federal, state and local government checks will be available on 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 you may have to use a special deposit slip). The excess over $5,525 will be available no later than the ninth 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 $5,525 will not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit.
Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the fifth business day after the day of your deposit.