What You Need to Know about Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees

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An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. We can cover your overdrafts in two different ways:

  • We have standard overdraft practices that come with your account.
  • We also offer overdraft protection plans, such as a link to a savings account or Ready Credit, which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices. To learn more, ask us about these plans.

This notice explains our standard overdraft practices.

What are the standard overdraft practices that come with my account?

We do authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions:

  • Checks and other transactions made using your checking account number
  • Automatic bill payments

We do not authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions unless you ask us to (see below):

  • ATM transactions
  • Everyday debit card transactions

We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction. If we do not authorize and pay an overdraft, your transaction will be declined.

What fees will I be charged if Northeast Bank pays my overdraft?

Under our standard overdraft practices:

  • We will charge you a fee of $27 per item each time we pay an overdraft.
  • There is no limit on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.

What if I want Northeast Bank to authorize and pay overdrafts on my ATM and everyday debit card transactions?

If you also want us to authorize and pay overdrafts on ATM and everyday debit card transactions, you may do so by contacting via the following methods:

  • Contact our Customer Care Department between 8:00am - 5:00pm at 1.800.284.5989, option 1
  • Complete the form below and bring it to your nearest branch
  • Mail the completed form to:
      Overdraft Opt In Department
      PO Box 2017
      Lewiston, ME 04240 - 2017

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