Courtesy Pay

Prevents Declined Payments

Applies to Multiple Account Holders

Coming up a little short?

A bounced check or declined debit card purchase can be embarrassing. That's why we offer Courtesy Pay, a program designed to protect you from life's bumps and bruises.

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With everything you’ve got going on in your life, it’s easy to lose track of some small details sometimes. We understand. Life happens. That’s why we’re proud to offer you Courtesy Pay protection for your debit card. When you add coverage to your debit card, you can avoid the stress and embarrassment that can come from a declined debit card purchase.* Here’s the best part. It’s super simple to add the coverage and there’s no cost to sign up. You only pay when you use it!

What Can Courtesy Pay Mean to You?

Some of us occasionally find ourselves a little short on funds, which can inadvertently result in an overdraft. If something like this happens to you, Courtesy Pay may save you embarrassment, time, money and hassle.

Why Would I Need Courtesy Pay?

There are a lot of reasons to consider adding courtesy pay protection to your debit card:
 
  • A Mistake in Your Checkbook: Have you ever forgotten to make an entry in your checkbook or attempted a debit card purchase without checking your balance online first? With Courtesy Pay, your overdraft may be covered.
  • Miscommunication Between Multiple Account Holders: Do you have two family members with access on one account? If someone forgets to mention an ATM transaction or debit card purchase it might result in an overdraft. With Courtesy Pay, your overdraft may be covered.
  • An Unexpected Billl:  Ever been short on cash due to an unexpected car repair or medical expense that caused an overdraft? With Courtesy Pay, your overdraft may be covered.
Give us a call at (409) 898-3770 to add coverage to your debit card coverage!

We will charge our $30.00 overdraft fee and send you a notice each time an overdraft occurs. You are required to bring your account to a positive balance within 30 days. It is the policy of our Credit Union to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and to conduct business in accordance with applicable safety and soundness standards.
Courtesy Pay Service* is a discretionary courtesy or service and not a right of yours nor an obligation on our part to consider paying your reasonable overdrafts. It is available if your eligible account has been open for at least sixty (60) days and thereafter you maintain your account in good standing, which includes at least: (A) Continuing to make deposits consistent with your past practices; (B) You are not in default on any loan obligation to Education First Federal Credit Union; (C) You bring your account to a positive balance (not overdrawn) at least once every thirty (30) days; and (D) Your account is not the subject of any legal or administrative order or levy. Of course, any and all credit union fees and charges, including without limitation our non-sufficient funds/overdraft fees (as set forth in our fee schedules) will be included in this limit.
We are not obligated to pay any item presented for payment if your account does not contain sufficient collected funds. It is our standard practice, within our Courtesy Pay Policy, to authorize and pay overdrafts for checks, automatic bill payments and other debit transactions made using your account number, unless you opt out for overdraft coverage on these types of transactions. We do not authorize and pay overdrafts for ATM withdrawals or everyday debit card purchases, unless you consent (opt-in) to overdraft coverage for these types of transactions. (Refer to opt-in form for details)
A non-sufficient funds balance may result from: A) The payment of checks, electronic funds transfers, or other withdrawal requests; B) Payments authorized by you; C) The return, unpaid, of items deposited by you; D) The imposition of credit union service charges; or E) The deposit of items which, according to the credit union’s Funds Availability Policy, are treated as not yet “available” or finally paid.
We may refuse to pay an overdraft for you at any time, even though your account is in good standing and even though we may have previously paid overdrafts for you. You will be notified by mail of any non-sufficient funds items paid or returned that you may have; however, we have no obligation to notify you before we pay or return any item. The amount of any overdrafts plus our $30.00 overdraft/Non- Sufficient Funds (NSF) fee shall be due and payable upon demand. If there is an overdraft paid by us on an account with more than one (1) 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 overdrafts plus our overdraft/Non-Sufficient Funds (NSF) charge(s). As a general rule, when multiple items are received simultaneously for payment, the items will be cleared in chronological order which can affect the total amount of overdraft fees incurred. We reserve the right to change the clearing order at any time without notice.
Limitations: We may limit the number of accounts eligible for the Courtesy Pay* service to one account per household.
*The Courtesy Pay service does not constitute an actual or implied agreement between you and the credit union. Nor does it constitute an actual or implied obligation of or by the credit union. This service represents a purely discretionary courtesy or privilege that the credit union may provide to you from time to time and which may be withdrawn or withheld by the credit union at any time without prior notice or reason or cause. Members wishing to be removed or opt out from the Courtesy Pay program should contact a credit union representative.