First US Bank is pleased to offer the following services and conveniences to you. We have designed these convenient services with you in mind. Our goal is to make banking enjoyable and as easy as possible for you. After all, “We’re All About You.” *Subject to credit approval.
First US Bank offers a check card that works just like a check only easier, letting you make purchases without check-writing and identification hassles. Ask one of our account representatives for all the details. *Subject to credit approval.
First US Bank offers 24-hour banking with our convenient ATM locations and ATM cards. With your ATM card, you may withdraw cash, transfer funds and obtain your balance at ATM locations around the world. When you use our ATM locations, your transactions are free of charge.
If it's after hours and you have lost your debit/atm card, please call 866-546-8273.
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 First US 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 “Overdraft Privilege™,” a special overdraft protection for First US Bank’s checking customers.
Overdraft Privilege™ is an overdraft protection service requiring no action on your part. You don’t have to sign anything. Your Overdraft Privilege™ limit amount will be automatically assigned.
As long as you maintain your account in good standing, First US Bank may approve your overdrafts within your current available Overdraft Privilege™ limit. Whether your overdraft will be paid is discretionary and we reserve the right not to pay. For example, we typically do not pay overdrafts if your account is not in good standing. Your account is in good standing if you (1) demonstrate responsible account management—such as making regular deposits to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance at least once every 30 days (including the payment of all bank fees and charges); (2) avoid excessive overdrafts suggesting the use of Overdraft Privilege™ as a continuing line of credit, and (3) there are no legal orders, levies or liens against your account. Please note that the amount of the overdraft plus our standard NSF fee of $35 for each item will be deducted from your overdraft limit. A $15 collection fee will be charged each time your account is overdrawn more than 30 days. No interest will be charged on the overdraft balance.
*Please refer to the customer policy for additional details.
You will receive an overdraft notice in the mail each time items are paid. The notice will show the check number, amount and the NSF fee. You will need to subtract the total fees when balancing your checkbook.
Locate your account type below and make note of the corresponding limit. If you have multiple accounts for your household, you may have a limit on all eligible accounts.
|Regular Checking||$ 500|
|Reward Checking||$ 750|
|Advantage Checking||$ 500|
|First Checking||$ 750|
Overdrafts above and beyond your established Overdraft Privilege™ limit may result in a check or checks being returned to the payee. The standard NSF fee of $35 will be charged per item and assessed to your account. An NSF notice will be sent to notify you of our actions.
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 days. If you are not able to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance within 30 days you will receive a letter from First US Bank informing you of the situation and your options. If, thereafter, your account has not been brought to a positive end-of-day balance, we may suspend your Overdraft Privilege™ and take other steps to recover the funds.
The chart below shows the different ways you can access your Overdraft Privilege™ and indicates whether or not this limit will be reflected in the balance provided.
Does The Balance
|Writing A Check||Yes||No|
There is no additional cost associated with this privilege unless you use it. You will be charged our standard NSF fee of $35 for each item created by check or through in-person withdrawals, ACH-Auto Debit transactions or other electronic means paid under the limit. (For example, three paid items in one day will result in $105 in NSF fees.) To help you manage your account, the total fees you have paid for NSF items (both paid and returned) during the current month and for the year-to-date, will be reflected on your monthly checking statement.
If you are a new account holder, you may be able to use the overdraft privilege service 30 days after the account is opened, assuming you demonstrate responsible account management by making regular deposits to maintain your account with a positive end-of-day balance, and there are no legal orders, levies or liens against your account.
The best way to avoid overdrafts and bounced check fees is to manage your account so you don’t overdraw it.
However, if a mistake occurs, First US Bank offers additional ways to cover overdrafts in addition to Overdraft Privilege.
Ways To Cover Overdrafts at
First US Bank
|Good account management||$0|
|Overdraft line of credit||16.68% APR*|
|Link to another First US Bank transaction account||$5 transfer fee|
|Overdraft Privilege||Standard NSF fee of $35 for each item|
|*Annual Percentage Rate subject to change without notice. The annual percentage rate includes interest and not other costs. Annual fee of $30.00 will be assessed. Minimum draw of $100.00 when line is accessed, with $5.00 fee per transfer.|
Overdraft Privilege™ costs you nothing unless you use it. However, if you would like to have this service removed from your account, please call (334) 636-5424.
An insufficient balance can result from several events, such as (1) the payment of checks, electronic funds transfers or other withdrawal requests; (2) payments authorized by you; (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 or finally paid. We are not obligated to pay any item presented for payment if your account does not contain sufficient funds. However, if you maintain your account in good standing, we may approve your overdrafts within your current available Overdraft Privilege™ limit as a non-contractual courtesy. Your account is in good standing if you (1) demonstrate responsible account management—such as making regular deposits to bring your account to a positive end-of-day balance at least once every 30 days (including the payment of all bank fees and charges); (2) avoid excessive overdrafts suggesting the use of Overdraft Privilege™ as a continuing line of credit, and (3) there are no legal orders, levies or liens against your account. In addition, based upon our review of your account management, if we determine you may be using Overdraft Privilege™ as a regular line of credit by creating excessive overdrafts, we may suspend the privilege without any prior notice. In the normal course of business, we generally pay electronic transactions first and then checks in serial number order. 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, please be aware that the order of item payment may create multiple overdrafts during a single banking day for which you will be charged our standard NSF fee of $35 for each overdraft (paid). You may opt out of the privilege at any time, but you are responsible for any overdrawn balances at the time of opting out. Normally, we will not approve an overdraft for you in excess of the predetermined amount assigned to your account type. So as not to exceed your limit, please note that the amount of the overdraft plus the bank’s standard NSF fee of $35 (per item) will be deducted from the overdraft limit. If your account balance remains overdrawn for longer than 30 days, we will charge your account a Collection Fee of $15.00 each time your account is overdrawn more than 30 days. We may refuse to pay an overdraft for you at any time even though we may have previously paid overdrafts for you. You will be notified by mail of any non-sufficient funds items paid ($35) or returned ($35) that you may have; however, we have no obligation to notify you before we pay or return any item. The amount of any overdraft plus our standard NSF fee of $35 that you owe us shall be due and payable upon demand. If there is an overdraft paid by us on an account with more than one owner on the signature card, each owner and agent, if applicable, drawing/presenting the item creating the overdraft, shall be jointly and severally liable for such overdraft plus our standard NSF fee of $35.
Overdraft Privilege™ should not be viewed as an encouragement to overdraw your account. As always, we encourage you to manage your finances responsibly. If you would like to have this service removed from your account, please call (334) 636-5424. Please note that your Overdraft Privilege™ limit will not be reflected in your balance provided by a teller, at the ATM or through Internet Banking or AccessLine.
LIMITATIONS: Overdraft Privilege™ is a non-contractual courtesy that is available to individually/jointly owned accounts in good standing for personal or household use. First US Bank reserves the right to limit participation to one account per household and to discontinue this service without prior notice.
We can arrange a personal loan for you, approved in advance, that will automatically transfer borrowed funds into your account should you overdraw, avoiding costly overdraft fees and embarrassment.