Courtesy Pay

Life happens! Monmouth Federal Credit Union understands that unexpected overdrafts occur from time to time – Courtesy Pay can help.

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Courtesy Pay Options

The choice is yours. Consider these ways to cover overdrafts:

Service Cost
Overdraft Protection link to another deposit account you have at Monmouth Federal Credit Union¹ $3.00 fee per transfer
Courtesy Pay $30.00 Overdraft Fee per item
¹ Call us at 207-933-2667 or come by the office to sign up for these services.

Overdraft Protection services apply to all transactions and may help prevent overdrafts by automatically transferring funds to your checking account from another account or line of credit you may have at Monmouth Federal Credit Union.

Courtesy Pay 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, Courtesy Pay is still available as secondary coverage if the other protection source is exhausted.

Transactions Covered with
Courtesy Pay
Standard Coverage
(No action required)
Extended Coverage
(Your consent required)*
If you would like to select Extended Coverage for future transactions:

  • Call us at
    207-933-2667
  • Visit the office
Checks X X
ACH – Automatic Debits X X
Recurring Debit Card Payments X X
Online Bill Pay Items X X
Internet Banking Transfers X X
Telephone Banking X X
Teller Window Transactions X X
ATM Transactions  X*
Everyday Debit Card Transactions  X*

*If you choose Extended Coverage, ATM withdrawals and everyday debit card transactions will be included with the transactions listed under Standard Coverage. You can discontinue the Courtesy Pay in its entirety by contacting us at 207-933-2667.

What Else You Should Know

  • A link to another account or a line of credit is a less expensive option than an overdraft. A single larger overdraft will result in just one fee, as opposed to multiple smaller overdrafts. Good account management is the best way to avoid overdrafts. Use our mobile banking, Internet banking, and telephone banking services to keep track of your balance.
  • The $30.00 Overdraft Fee is the same fee amount that is charged if a check is returned as unpaid. If multiple items overdraw your account on the same day, each item will be assessed an appropriate Overdraft Fee or a Return Fee of $30.00. All fees and charges will be included as part of the Courtesy Pay limit amount. Your account may become overdrawn in excess of the Courtesy Pay limit amount as a result of a fee.
  • For consumer accounts, there is a limit of 6 Overdraft Fees ($150.00) per day we will charge. We will not charge an Overdraft Fee if a consumer account is overdrawn by $3.00 or less. These exceptions do not apply to business accounts.
  • We generally post items in the following order: 1) Drafts (lowest to highest), 2) ACH (in the order received), 3) Debit Card and ATM transactions (in the order received); however, exceptions will occur. Holds on funds (described below) and the order in which transactions are posted may impact the total amount of Overdraft Fees or Return Fees assessed.
  • Although under payment system rules, Monmouth Federal Credit Union may be obligated to pay some unauthorized debit card transactions, Monmouth Federal Credit Union will not authorize debit card or ATM transactions unless there are available funds (including Overdraft Coverage Options) to cover the transactions and any fee(s).
  • Giving us your consent to pay every day debit card and ATM overdrafts may result in you incurring Overdraft Fees for transactions that we would otherwise be required to pay without assessing an Overdraft Fee. However, this would allow us to authorize transactions up to the amount of your Courtesy Pay limit and may also help you avoid overdrafts in excess of your available funds that could result in restriction of your debit card.
  • Monmouth Federal Credit Union authorizes and pays transactions using the available balance in your account. The available balance is comprised of the ledger balance (collected funds) less any debit card holds, and does not include any deposited funds on hold. Monmouth Federal Credit Union may place a hold on deposited funds in accordance with our Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure. If the funds in the available balance are not sufficient to cover a transaction, any available overdraft protection and/or the amount of the Courtesy Pay limit, may be used to authorize and pay a transaction.
  • Monmouth Federal Credit Union will place a hold on your account for any authorized debit card transaction until the transaction settles (usually within two business days) or as permitted by payment system rules. In some cases, the hold may exceed the amount of the transaction. When the hold ends the funds will be added to the available balance in your account. If your account is overdrawn after the held funds are added to the available balance and the transaction is posted to the available balance, an Overdraft Fee may be assessed.
  • Except as described in this letter, Monmouth Federal Credit Union will not pay items if your account does not contain available funds (including the Courtesy Pay limit) to cover the item(s) and the amount of any fee(s).
  • We may restrict your debit card use if you incur overdrafts in excess of the available funds in your account, including any Courtesy Pay limit.
  • Courtesy Pay is not a line of credit; it is a discretionary overdraft service that can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.
  • Courtesy Pay may be discontinued if you default on any loan or other obligation to us, your account becomes subject to any legal or administrative order or levy, or if you fail to maintain your account in good standing by not bringing your account to a positive balance within thirty (30) days for a minimum of one business day.
  • Depositor and each Authorized Signatory will continue to be liable, jointly and severally, for all overdraft and fee amounts, as described in the Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure. The total (negative) balance, including all fees and charges, is due and payable upon demand.

If you have any questions about Overdraft Protection or Overdraft Privilege, please call us at 207-933-2667 or visit the office.

NOTICE: The Supervisory Committee of Monmouth Federal Credit Union is conducting a verification of accounts for the period ending September 30, 2018. If you did not receive your member statement, please notify: Macpage LLC Attn: Credit Union Audit Services 30 Long Creek Drive South Portland, Maine 04106 RE: Monmouth FCU