With our Standard Overdraft Coverage, we may authorize and pay items into overdraft such as checks and other transactions made using your checking account number, automatic bill payments, and recurring transactions set up using your debit card. Our Standard Overdraft Coverage is automatically applied to these transactions and overdraft fees may be assessed on each item paid into overdraft.
We do not authorize and pay ATM and everyday debit card (point of sale) transactions into overdraft unless you ask us to by opting-in to this coverage on these transactions. If you opt-in and we authorize and pay these items into overdraft, an overdraft fee may be assessed on each item. Please note that even if you do not opt-in, we may pay these items into overdraft if sufficient funds were available at the time of authorization, but not available at the time of settlement; however we will not charge you an overdraft fee.
We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction. Even if we pay your account into overdraft, we maintain the right not to do so at any other time. If we do not authorize your transactions, it will be declined and it will not be paid into overdraft.
We offer a variety of Overdraft Protection Plans, which allow you to have funds automatically transferred to your checking account from another Hancock Whitney account such as another checking or savings account, our HandyLine product, a Preferred Line of Credit or a Home Equity Line of Credit. Only one Overdraft Protection product can be linked to your checking account.
Home Equity Line of Credit cannot be used as overdraft protection in Texas.
For coverage from a Handyline, if your checking account balance will be overdrawn after processing at the end of the banking day, we will systematically transfer funds in $100 increments from the Handyline to cover the overdraft up to the available balance in the Handyline.
For coverage from another checking or savings account, or from a Preferred Line of Credit or Home Equity Line of Credit, if your checking account balance will be overdrawn after processing at the end of the banking day, we will systematically transfer funds in the exact amount needed from the linked account to cover the overdraft up to the available balance in the linked checking or savings, or the available limit in the line of credit.
Please note that you can also proactively transfer funds from the linked account to your covered checking account.
Everyday debit card transactions include purchases you make on any given day such as at a store, a gas station, a restaurant or online.
Recurring debit card transactions include the ongoing preauthorized purchases you’ve established such as a monthly gym membership.
Business accounts automatically receive Standard Overdraft Coverage on all transactions, including ATM and everyday debit card (point of sale) transactions.
Business accounts are also eligible to receive coverage from an Overdraft Protection Plan, such as from another business checking or savings account, or a business line of credit product.
We charge $36 for each item paid into overdraft and $36 for each item returned for Insufficient Funds. We will assess no more than five (5) Overdraft and/or Insufficient Funds fees (collectively or individually) per account per day. Please note that the Sustained Overdraft Fee referenced below does not count toward this daily limit of 5 fees and may be assessed in addition to those fees.
No overdraft fee is charged when your account is overdrawn $5 or less after all items have posted. Additionally, we waive the overdraft fee and NSF fee on all individual transactions of $5 or less.
For each time your account remains overdrawn at least nine (9) calendar days, we will assess one Sustained Overdraft Fee of $36. Please note that we count as the first of the nine consecutive calendar days the day on which we post the items which created the overdraft in your account, regardless of whether we have provided you with notice of the overdraft(s). This fee is separate from and may be charged in addition to the Daily Limit of 5 overdraft and/or non-sufficient funds (NSF) fees. We will not charge this fee if you pay us the total amount of the overdrawn balance on the ninth (9th) calendar day or the next banking day, if the 9th calendar day falls on a weekend or federal holiday that is not a banking day. We will also not charge this fee if:
Transfers systematically made from another checking or savings account, as well as from the HandyLine product are $10 per transfer per day. There are no transfer fees to proactively transfer funds to your checking account in anticipation of an overdraft situation.
There are no transfer fees on transfers made from the Preferred Line of Credit or Home Equity Line of Credit, whether systematically made or proactively transferred by you.
Interest may accrue on outstanding balances maintained in the HandyLine, Preferred Line of Credit and Home Equity Line of Credit.