Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees

  • What You Need to Know About Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees

    Q:
      WHAT IS AN OVERDRAFT?
    A:   An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but Omaha Federal Credit
    Union pays it anyway. We can cover your overdrafts in two different ways:

    1. We have standard overdraft services that come with your Omaha Federal checking account – this notice explains these
      standard overdraft services.
    2. We also offer members overdraft protection plans, such as a link to a savings account, which may be a less expensive
      alternative. To learn more about these plans, ask one of our Member Service Representatives for details.

    Q:
      WHAT ARE THE STANDARD OVERDRAFT SERVICES THAT COME WITH MY ACCOUNT?
    A:   Omaha Federal authorizes and pays overdrafts for checks and other transactions made using your checking account number or
    automatic bill payments

    We do not authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions unless you ask us to (see below for this
    authorization).

    • ATM transactions
    • One-time Debit card transactions (ex: gas stations, grocery stores)

    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.


    Q:
      WHAT FEES WILL I BE CHARGED IF OMAHA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PAYS MY
    OVERDRAFT?
    A:   Under our standard overdraft services:

    • We will charge you a fee up to $30.00 each time we pay an overdraft.
    • There is no limit on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.

    Q:
      WHAT IF I WANT OMAHA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION TO AUTHORIZE AND PAY OVERDRAFTS ON
    MY ATM AND DEBIT CARD TRANSACTIONS?
    A:   If you want Omaha Federal Credit Union to authorize and pay overdrafts on ATM and one-time debit card transactions, up to
    your authorized approved limit, complete the form below and click submit or bring it to one of our 5 office locations, or mail it back to Omaha
    Federal Credit Union in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. You may also call 402-951-8714 and leave your name, account number,
    and a message that you want to opt-in to our overdraft service.