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Regulation E

Regulation E Checking

Regulatory changes adopted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve require us to change the standard overdraft practices that apply to all personal checking accounts. These changes require Advance Financial to discontinue your overdraft protection for ATM and everyday debit card transactions unless you affirmatively agree, or “opt-in,” to overdraft protection for these transactions.

This means that unless you tell us you want us to continue to apply our standard overdraft services to your ATM and everyday debit card transactions, we will decline any transaction that overdraws your account. However, any overdraft protection you may have for checks, automatic bill payments and other transactions made using your checking account number will remain unchanged.

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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 optional overdraft protection plans, such as a link to a savings account, which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices. To learn more, ask us about these plans.
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 may be declined.

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:
  • ATM transactions
  • Everyday debit card transactions
Under our standard overdraft practices:
  • We will charge you a fee of up to $37 each time we pay an overdraft.
  • There is no limit on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.
  • You have the right to revoke the consent at anytime.
  • Overdraft fees are subject to change at the discretion of management.
If you would like to opt-in and authorize Advance Financial to pay overdrafts on your ATM and everyday debit card transactions, please take action now to avoid the loss of this service.
In case of errors or questions about electronic funds transfers from your savings and checking accounts or if you need more information about a transfer on the statement or receipt, telephone us at the following number or send us a written notice to the following address as soon as you can. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem appears. Call us at:

(219) 392-3900
(800) 888-0959

or write to:

Advance Financial Federal Credit Union
4035 Alder Street
East Chicago, IN 46312
Fax: (219) 392-3915

-Tell us your name and account number
- Describe the electronic transfer you are unsure about and explain as clearly as you can why you believe the Credit Union has made an error or why you need more information.
- Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error.

If you tell us orally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within ten (10) business days.

We will determine whether an error has occurred within ten (10)* business days after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45** days to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within ten (10)* business days for the amount you think is in error so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within ten (10) business days, we may not credit your account.

We will tell you the results within three (3) business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation. You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.
* If you give notice of an error within 30 days after you make the first deposit to your account, we will have 20 business days instead of ten (10) business days to investigate the error.

** If you give notice of an error within 30 days after you make the first deposit to your account, notice of an error involving a point-of-sale (POS) transaction, or notice of an error involving a transaction initiated outside the U.S., its possessions and territories, we will have 90 days instead of 45 days to investigate the error.