Discretionary Overdraft Privilege Policy
It is the policy of Peoples Trust & Savings Bank to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and to conduct business in accordance with applicable safety and soundness standards.
The Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure provided to you at the time you opened your account with us controls the duties, obligations and rights of the Depositor, the Authorized Signatories and Peoples Trust & Savings Bank with regard to your checking account. The Deposit Account Agreement (and all amendments thereto) and its terms shall control any possible conflict, if any, between any provision of this Discretionary Overdraft Privilege Policy and the Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure. A copy of the Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure is available to you upon request from a Peoples Trust & Savings Bank officer.
Overdraft privilege is not a line of credit. However, if you inadvertently overdraw your account, we will have the discretion to pay the overdraft, subject to the limit of your overdraft privilege and the amount of the overdraft fee. Peoples Trust & Savings Bank is not obligated to pay any item presented for payment if your account does not contain sufficient available funds. Any discretionary payment by Peoples Trust & Savings Bank of an overdraft check (or items, such as ATM withdrawals) does not obligate Peoples Trust & Savings Bank to pay any other overdraft check (or item), or to provide prior notice of its decision to refuse to pay such check (or item).
Pursuant to Peoples Trust & Savings Bank’s commitment to always provide you with the best level of service, now and in the future, if your consumer account (primarily used for personal and household purposes) has been open for at least thirty (30) days, or if your commercial account has been open for at least sixty (60) days, and thereafter you maintain your account in good standing, which includes at least:
A. Bringing your account to a positive balance within every thirty (30) day period for a minimum period of 24 hours;
B. Not being in default on any loan or other obligation to Peoples Trust & Savings Bank and
C. Not being subject to any legal or administrative order or levy,
Peoples Trust & Savings Bank will have the discretion to pay overdrafts within the overdraft privilege limits, but payment by Peoples Trust & Savings Bank is a discretionary courtesy and not a right of the accountholder or an obligation of Peoples Trust & Savings Bank. This privilege for consumer checking accounts will generally be limited to a maximum of [$250/$500/$750] overdraft (negative) balance. This privilege for commercial accounts will generally be limited to a maximum of [$1,000] overdraft (negative) balance. Of course, any and all fees and charges, including without limitation the non-sufficient funds fees (as set forth in our fee schedules and deposit account agreement and disclosure), will be included as part of this maximum amount. It may be possible that your account will become overdrawn in excess of the overdraft privilege amount as a result of the assessment of a fee.
The total of the discretionary Overdraft Privilege (negative) balance, which includes any and all fees and charges, including all non-sufficient funds/overdraft fees is due and payable upon demand, and Depositor and each Authorized Signatory will continue to be liable, jointly and severally, for all such amounts, as described in the Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure. Our standard Overdraft fee of $40 will be imposed for overdrafts created by checks, ACH, ATM, withdrawals, everyday debit card transactions, in-person withdrawals, or by other electronic means. If your account balance remains overdrawn for longer than 3 days, we will charge your account a daily overdraft fee of $10 for each of the consecutive business days the account remains overdrawn, beginning with day 3. Transactions may not be processed in the order in which they occurred, and the order in which transactions are received and processed may impact the total amount of fees incurred. No overdraft fees will be charged for accounts that are over drawn by $10.00 or less and the amount of overdraft fees that will be charged are limited to $150 per day.
While Peoples Trust & Savings Bank will have the discretion to pay overdrafts on accounts in good standing (as described above), any such payment is a discretionary courtesy, and not a right of the accountholder or an obligation of Peoples Trust & Savings Bank and Peoples Trust Savings Bank in its sole and absolute discretion, can cease paying overdrafts at any time without prior notice of reason or cause.
For our consumer accountholders Peoples Trust & Savings Bank will not pay overdrafts for ATM or everyday debit card transactions after August 15, 2010 unless Peoples Trust & Savings Bank has provided you with the notice required by section 205.17(b) of Regulation E and you have opted in to the payment of these overdrafts. In addition, for both consumer and commercial accounts, you may opt out of the Overdraft Privilege services for check, ACH and debit card bill payment transactions at any time by contacting one of our Account Services Representatives.
Updated: December 2017