Funds Availability Policy
Changes to the Funds Availability Policy effective June 1, 2019
ARTICLE 3. FUNDS AVAILABILITY
Section 3.1 Your Ability to Withdraw Funds
Our policy is to make funds from your cash, wire transfers, and check deposits available to you on the first business day after the day we receive your deposit. Electronic direct deposits (such as direct deposit of wages or dividends and other ACH credits) will be available on the day we receive the deposit. Once they are available, you can withdraw the funds in cash and we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written. Checks deposited via “remote imaging” systems are treated the same as other kinds of deposited checks and such check is considered received by us based on the time and date we receive and process an image satisfying our remote imaging standards.
For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day except Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal holidays. If you make a deposit before the Business Financial Center’s posted closing hours on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. If you make a deposit before 4:30 p.m. at one of our ATMs or before 7:00 a.m. at one of our night depositories on a business day that we are open, we consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit after these times or on a day we are not open, we consider that the deposit is made on the next business day we are open.
Note: Business customers should refer to the Bank’s Treasury Management Agreement for Remote Deposit Capture deposit deadlines.
Section 3.2 Longer Delays May Apply
In some cases, we will not make all of the funds that you deposit by check available to you on the first business day after the day of your deposit. Depending on the type of check that you deposit, funds may not be available until the second (2nd) business day after the day of your deposit. The first $200 of your deposits, however, will be available on the first business day.
If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available on the first business day, we will notify you at the time you make your deposit. We will also tell you when the funds will be available. If your deposit is not made directly to one of our employees, or if we decide to take this action after you have left the premises, we will mail you the notice by the day after we receive your deposit. If you will need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available. In addition, funds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period under the following circumstances:
- We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
- You deposit checks totaling more than $5,000 on any one day.
- You redeposit a check that has been returned unpaid.
- You have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six (6) months.
- There is an emergency, such as failure of computer or communications equipment.
We will notify you if we delay your ability to withdraw funds for any of these reasons, and we will tell you when the funds will be available. They will generally be available no later than the seventh (7th) business day after the day of your deposit.
Section 3.3 Special Rules For New Accounts
If you are a new customer, the following special rules apply during the first thirty (30) days your account is open.
Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the day we receive the deposit. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and the first $5,000 of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s checks, certified checks, teller’s, traveler’s and federal, state, and local government checks will be available on the first business day after the day of your deposit if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you and you may have to use a special deposit slip. The excess over $5,000 will be available on the ninth (9th) business day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks (other than a U.S. Treasury check) is not made in person to one of our employees, the first $5,000 will not be available until the second (2nd) business day after the day of your deposit.
Funds from all other check deposits will be available by the ninth (9th) business day after the day of your deposit.
Section 3.4 Holds on Other Funds
If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another bank, we may withhold the availability of a corresponding amount of funds that are already in your account. Those funds will be available at the time funds from the check we cashed would have been available if you had deposited it. If we accept for deposit a check that is drawn on another bank, we may make funds from the deposit available for withdrawal immediately but delay your availability to withdraw a corresponding amount of funds that you have on deposit in another account with us. The funds in the other account would not be available for withdrawal until the time periods that are described elsewhere in this disclosure for the type of check that you deposited.