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Bounce Protection

A special overdraft privilege for personal checking accounts.

At times, unanticipated expenses or unforeseen problems can leave you with too little cash in your checking account. Having a check returned due to insufficient funds can be a costly , inconvenient and potentially embarrassing experience.
 
At The Community State Bank, we do not encourage overdrafts. As always, we encourage you to manage your finances responsibly. However, we want to save you from the additional merchant fees and possible damage to your credit history that might result if a check is returned.
 
That's why we provide Bounce Protection, a special overdraft service for TCSB customers.
Bounce Protection is a discretionary overdraft service requiring no action on your part that provides you a safety net up to an automatically assigned overdraft limit.
 
Your Bounce Protection limit may be available for checks and other transactions made using your checking account number, such as a teller withdrawal, an automatic (ACH) payment transaction, automatic bill payment or recurring debit card payment. If you request us to do so (opt-in), we may authorize ATM transfers or withdrawals and everyday debit card purchases using your available balance and your Bounce Protection limit.
 
Balances displayed do not include the Bounce Protection limit.
There are several ways your account can become overdrawn, such as (1) the payment of checks, electronic funds transfers or other withdrawal requests; (2) payments authorized by you (i.e. debit card at point of sale); (3) the return of unpaid items deposited by you; (4) bank service charges; or (5) the deposit of items which, according to the bank’s Funds Availability Policy, are treated as not yet available.

As long as you maintain your account in “good standing,” we may approve your overdraft items within your unused Bounce Protection limit as a non-contractual courtesy.

For Bounce Protection consideration, your account is in "good standing" if you (1) make sufficient deposits to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance at least once every 30 calendar days (including the payment of all bank fees and charges); (2) avoid excessive overdrafts suggesting the use of Bounce Protection as a continuing line of credit; and (3) have no legal orders, levies or liens against your account.

The Community State Bank reserves the right to limit participation to one account per account holder and to suspend, revoke, or discontinue this service without prior notice.
Normally, we will not approve an overdraft for you in excess of the predetermined limit assigned to your account. So as not to exceed your limit, please remember that the amount of the overdraft plus our paid item OD fee of $28 for each item will be deducted from the Bounce Protection limit. Overdrafts above and beyond your established Bounce Protection limit may result in checks or other items being returned to the payee. You will be charged a returned item NSF fee of $28 for each item returned. Returned items may be presented for payment by the payee or their financial institution multiple times, which may result in multiple returned item NSF fees.

An NSF notice will be sent to notify you of items paid and/or returned.
There is no additional cost associated with Bounce Protection unless you use it. If you do use the Bounce Protection limit, you will be charged our paid item OD fee of $28 for each overdrawn item created by checks and other transactions made using your checking account number, such as a teller withdrawal, an automatic payment (ACH) transaction, automatic bill payment, or recurring debit card payment.

If you request us to do so (opt-in), we may authorize ATM transfers or withdrawals and everyday debit card purchases by using your available balance and your Bounce Protection limit. Your balance at the time these transactions post will determine the overdraft status and the assessment of fees. Other transactions initiated by you, or a delay in processing authorized transactions by the merchant, may result in previously authorized transactions posting against an insufficient balance. A paid item OD fee of $28 will be charged for each ATM or everyday debit card transaction that posts against insufficient funds. Once opted in, you may revoke your authorization at any time by contacting us at (918) 647-8101.

In the normal course of business, we generally pay electronic transactions first and then checks beginning with the lowest dollar amount, per the bank’s policy; however, checks are often converted to electronic transactions which may post to your account more quickly, affecting the order in which they post. We reserve the right to change the order of payment without notice to you if we suspect fraud or possible illegal activity affecting your account. Also, the order we pay your items may create multiple overdraft items during a single banking day and you will be charged our paid item OD fee of $28 for each overdraft item paid.

Multiple paid items will result in multiple fees. For example, three paid items in one day will result in $84 in paid item OD fees. To help you manage your account, the total fees you have paid for items (both paid and returned) during the current month and for the year to-date will be reflected on your monthly checking statement.
Locate your account type below and make note of the corresponding limit. We limit Bounce Protection to one account per account holder.
  • Rewards Checking: $400
  • EZ Checking: $400
  • EZ Checking with benefits: $700
  • Vintage Checking: $700
  • Vintage Checking with benefits: $700
  • Now Account: $1,000
You should make every attempt to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance as soon as possible and must do so within 30 calendar days. If you are not able to do so, you will receive a letter from The Community State Bank informing you that your Bounce Protection limit has been suspended and additional items will be returned. Unless we advise you differently or you request this service be removed from your account, your limit will be made available to cover overdrafts again the first business day after you bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance.
There are many different ways you can access your Bounce Protection: 
  • Withdrawal of funds from a teller
  • Check writing
  • Recurring debit card transactions
  • One-time debit card transactions*
  • ATM Withdrawals*
  • ACH-Auto Debits
  • NetTeller
  • Bill Pay Prime
  • Voice Access 
*Bounce Protection service will be made available for ATM or one-time debit card transactions on personal accounts upon your request. Call (918) 647-8101 or visit one of our branches to arrange for your ATM and debit card coverage.
 
Balances provided do not reflect your Bounce Protection Limit.
Please contact us at (918) 647-8101 if you: (1) do not believe you will be able to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance within the required time period; (2) find that you are using Bounce Protection more often than you intended; or (3) don’t understand why your account becomes overdrawn. We would like to discuss your situation with you.

We may refuse to pay an overdraft item at any time even though we may have previously paid overdrafts for you. For example, we typically do not pay overdraft items if your account is not in good standing as defined above, or, if based upon our review of your account management, we determine that you are using Bounce Protection excessively or seem to be using Bounce Protection as a regular line of credit. You will be charged a returned item NSF fee of $28 for each item returned.

Following regulatory guidance, we will contact you if you are paying multiple OD Fees (i.e., more than six fees in a rolling 12-month period), to discuss possible alternatives to Bounce Protection that may better meet your short-term credit needs. In the event you ask us to stop contacting you because you have determined Bounce Protection is appropriate for your needs, we will honor your wishes. However, if we identify that the number and frequency of overdrafts increases materially for an extended period of time at some point after that, we may contact you again to ensure Bounce Protection is still the most appropriate option available to you for covering your short-term credit needs.
You will receive an overdraft notice each time items are paid, including fees. You will need to subtract the total fees when balancing your checkbook.

We have no obligation to notify you before we pay or return any item. The amount of any overdraft including our paid item OD fee of $28 and/or a returned item NSF fee of $28 that you owe us is due and payable upon demand even if we do not ask you for payment. You must repay us no later than 30 calendar days after the creation of the overdraft. If there is more than one owner on the account, each owner and agent, if applicable, shall be jointly and severally liable for all overdrafts including all fees charged.
If you are a new account holder, you may be able to use the overdraft privilege service immediately after the account is opened, assuming you demonstrate responsible account management by making regular deposits to maintain your account with a positive balance.
The best way to avoid overdrafts and fees is to keep track of your account balance by entering all checks, debit card purchases and ATM withdrawals in your check register, reconcile your checkbook regularly and manage your finances responsibly. Other suggestions may be found at https://www.fdic.gov moneysmart and https://www.consumerfinance.gov.
 
Another way to avoid overdraft fees is to set up an Automatic Account Sweep.  This service transfers from other accounts you maintain with us to cover overdrafts.
If you would like to revoke your previous authorization for ATM and debit card transaction coverage, or have this service removed entirely from your account, please call (918) 647-8101.

While you may opt-out of the privilege at any time, you are responsible for any overdrawn balances at the time of opting out.