Recent Examples of overdraft from the Web
In addition, these financial institutions have cheaper access to capital and already own the software—currently used for overdraft protection—to make such loans quickly and at low cost.
Plenty of consumers, of course, can sign up for alerts to their cell phones already to avoid overdraft fees or be contacted about suspicious activity.
The Finn by Chase app, however, doesn't allow customers to overdraw, which helps them avoid costly overdraft fees.
Prosecutors have painted Uresti as someone under substantial financial distress who was regularly incurring overdraft charges before and during the time he was involved with the now-defunct company.
Miami tops the list, with an average overdraft charge of $35.
The report also shows that Asian, Latinx and African Americans pay substantially higher overdraft fees and expenses to maintain checking accounts than whites.
But contamination because of groundwater overdraft, the researchers said, could happen almost anywhere in the Central Valley.
But that service results in the bank or credit union charging the customer an overdraft fee.
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Financial Definition of OVERDRAFT
What It Is
How It Works
Let’s assume John Doe has $1,000 in his checking account today. He goes to the mall and writes a check for $1,250 at a furniture store. Because there are insufficient funds to cover the amount of the check, John is going to overdraft his account.
When the furniture retailer attempts to deposit the check, the furniture retailer’s bank (Bank ABC) will present the check to John Doe’s bank for payment. John Doe’s bank will then either pay the check (which might occur if John Doe has overdraft protection at his bank) or "bounce" the check by returning it to Bank ABC without payment. Often, banks stamp the check itself with a large "NSF" stamp (which stands for “nonsufficient funds”). Typically, Bank ABC will charge the furniture retailer a fee for presenting a bad check, and John Doe’s bank will charge John for the overdraft. The furniture store will also likely charge John Doe a fee for the overdraft.
Why It Matters
In most states, writing a bad check is at least a misdemeanor, with the consequences growing depending on the state, the amount involved and whether the transaction crosses state lines. Most overdrafts are simply oversights by consumers, so even if the police are not involved, the fees for bouncing checks can run in the hundreds or even thousands of dollars if the check writer is particularly disorganized. For this reason, it’s important to have an overdraft line or a second account from which a bank may draw when the funds in the check writer’s primary account are insufficient.
OVERDRAFT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of overdraft for English Language Learners
: an amount of money that is spent by someone using a bank account that is more than the amount available in the account : an amount that is overdrawn from an account
legal Definition of overdraft
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