Our policy is to delay the availability of funds from your check and check deposits. During the delay, you may not withdraw the funds in cash and we will not use the funds to pay checks that you have written.
When we delay the availability of a deposit, the length of the delay is determined by counting the business days from the day of your deposit. Every day is a business day except Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. If you make a deposit before close of business on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit after the close of business or on a business day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open. The length of the delay varies depending on the type of deposit and is explained below.
Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the same business day that we receive the deposit.
Funds from the following deposits are available by the first business day, after the day of your deposit:
• U.S. Treasury checks that are payable to you
• Wire transfers
• Checks drawn on CARFCU
Funds from the following deposits are available by the first business day after the day we receive your deposit, if you make the deposit in person to one of our employees:
• Cash • State and local government checks that are payable to you
• Cashier’s, certified, and teller’s checks that are payable to you
• Federal Reserve Bank checks, Federal Home Loan Bank checks, and postal money orders, if these items are payable to you
If you do not make your deposit in person to one of our employees (for example, if you mail the deposit), funds from these deposits will be available by the second business day after the day we receive your deposit.
The first $225.00 from a deposit of other checks will be available by the first business day after the day of your deposit. The remaining funds will be available by the second business day after the day of your deposit. For example, if you deposit a check of $700.00 on a Monday, $225.00 of the deposit will be available by Tuesday. The remaining $600.00 will be available by Wednesday.
If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another financial institution, 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 financial institution, 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 then not be available for withdrawal until the time periods that are described elsewhere in this Disclosure for the type of check that you deposited.
We may delay your ability to withdraw funds deposited by check into your account an additional number of days for these reasons:
• We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
• You deposit checks totaling more than $5,000.00 on any one (1) day.
• You deposit 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 communications or computer 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.
If you are a new member, the following special rules will apply during the first 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 $5,225.00 of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s, certified, teller’s, traveler’s, and federal, state, and local government checks will be available on the next business day after the day of your deposit if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you. The excess over $5,225.00 will be available on the ninth 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 $5,225.00 will not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit. Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the ninth business day after the day of your deposit.
Funds from any deposits (cash or checks) made at automated teller machines (ATMs) we do not own or operate will not be available until the fifth business day after the date of your deposit.
XI. FOREIGN CHECKS
Checks drawn on financial institutions located outside the U.S. (foreign checks) are not accepted at CARFCU.
CARFCU recognizes that minor policy exceptions may be necessary from time to time. In such instances, CARFCU shall exercise its best and prudent judgment. However, significant deviation(s) from the policy statement must be approved by the Board of Directors. This policy statement shall be reviewed on a regular periodic basis and at least once every year by the Board of Directors and may be amended as circumstances warrant.