Life happens! University Credit Union understands that unexpected overdrafts occur from time to time – Overdraft Coverage can help.
Overdraft Coverage Options
The choice is yours. Consider these ways to cover overdrafts:
|Overdraft Protection Link to Another Deposit Account|
you have at University Credit Union1
|$5 fee per transfer|
|Overdraft Protection Line of Credit1, 2||Subject to interest|
|Overdraft Privilege||$22 ODP Fee per item|
|1 Call us at (800) 696-8628, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come by a branch to sign up or apply for these services; 2 subject to credit approval.|
Overdraft Protection linked to the savings account you have with UCU. For a $5 fee per transfer, UCU will automatically transfer funds to your checking account from your savings account.
The Linebacker Overdraft Protection is a line of credit that helps stop those occasional charges that cause your checking account to overdraw. Cover your checks from insufficient funds and protect yourself from check writing errors. Loan advances are made in $100 increments and credit limits are available up to $5,000.
The Linebacker Overdraft Protection line of credit is always available to you if you need it. You can have peace of mind that you’ll be protected in case of a mistake. It gives you the power to buy now and pay later.
Overdraft Privilege allows you to overdraw your account up to the disclosed limit for a fee in order to pay a transaction. Even if you have overdraft protection, Overdraft Privilege is still available as secondary coverage if the other protection source is exhausted.
- We will charge you a fee of up to $22 each time we pay an overdraft
- There is a daily limit of four fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account
- Fees will not be assessed on transactions that are $7.00 or less
Transactions Covered with Overdraft Privilege
|Standard Coverage |
(No action required)
(Your consent required) *
|ACH - Automatic Debits|
|Recurring Debit Card Payments|
|Online Bill Pay Items|
|Internet Banking Transfers|
|Teller Window Transactions|
|Everyday Debit Card Transactions|
|*If you choose Extended Coverage, ATM withdrawals and everyday debit card transactions will be included with the transactions listed under Standard Coverage.|
University Credit Union offers several ways to opt-in for Overdraft Privilege Extended Coverage.
- Enroll here.
- Call UCU at 800.696.8628.
- Text UCU at 207.889.8600.
- Send UCU an email indicating that you would like to opt-in to overdraft protection, with your name and address. Please, DO NOT include your account number in the email.
- Contact a UCU representative through Live Chat.
You can discontinue the Overdraft Privilege in its entirety by contacting us at 800.696.8628 or sending us an e-mail at email@example.com.
Accounts will be charged the standard ODP fee of $22 for handling each overdraft created by check, ACH, Point-of-Sale, ATM withdrawal, in-person withdrawal, or other electronic item that is paid and a $22 Overdrawn fee for items returned. An overdrawn balance must be brought positive within 30 days. We may not pay items under your Overdraft Privilege if you do not maintain your account in good standing by bringing your account to a positive balance within every thirty (30) day period for a minimum of one business day, if you default on any loan or other obligation to University Credit Union or if your account is subject to any legal or administrative order or levy.
Protecting your funds is our top priority, that's why all UCU deposit accounts are insured up to $500,000 ($250,000 insurance through NCUA and $250,000 insurance through Excess Share Insurance).
Click here for more information on NCUA's Share Insurance.
Click here for more information on Excess Share Insurance.
|Individual Accounts||Joint Accounts||Business Accounts||Retirement Accounts|
|National Credit Union Association||up to $250,000||up to $250,000/Joint Owner||up to $250,000||up to $250,000|
|Excess Share Insurance||up to $250,000||up to $250,000/Joint Owner||up to $250,000||up to $250,000|
|Total Insured Funds||up to $500,000||up to $500,000/Joint Owner||up to $500,000||up to $500,000|
*Individual share accounts held by the same member are added together and are insured up to $500,000. Funds in joint accounts are insured separately from individual accounts up to $500,000. The funds that a particular joint owner has in all joint accounts held at UCU will be added together and insured up to $1,000,000. Traditional IRA, Roth IRA, and Keogh accounts are insured separately to $500,000 from other accounts that the member maintains at UCU.
Preventing Overdraft Fees
At UCU, we want to help you avoid any unnecessary fees. Click here to learn more about preventing overdraft fees.