This policy statement applies to “transaction” accounts. Transaction accounts, in general, are accounts which permit an unlimited number of payments to third persons and an unlimited number of telephone and preauthorized transfers to other accounts of yours with us. Checking accounts are the most common type of transaction accounts. Feel free to ask us whether any of your other accounts might also be under this policy.
Our policy is to make funds from your check deposits available to you on the first business day after the business day we receive your deposit, subject to certain delays provided by law and this Agreement. Cash deposits, electronic direct deposits, and wire transfers will be available on the day we receive the deposit, provided that we receive the deposit before branch closing.
Once the funds are made available to you, you may make transactions with those funds. Transactions in general are: cash withdrawals at an ATM or at a branch, writing checks, debit card point-of-sale purchases, transfers from one account to another account via the branch, phone, online or ACH (Automated Clearing House).
Please remember that even after we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit that are returned to us unpaid.
If you make a deposit at an ATM before 6 p.m. CT on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit at at an ATM after 6 p.m. CT or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open. On the day of your ATM deposit(s) that equal or exceed $100, the first $100 will be immediately available for withdrawal at an ATM or using a debit card at a point of sale. The remaining amount of that deposit(s) will be available on the next business day.
If you make a deposit at one of our night depositories after 7:30 a.m. CT or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.
For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day except Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. If you make a deposit through a means other than an ATM or night depository before that business day’s cut-off time, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. Cut-off times are the branch closing times and can vary by branch. Please check with your branch to determine the local cut-off time. If you make a deposit after the cut-off time or on a day we are not open, we will consider that your deposit was made on the next business day we are open. Deposits made after the cut-off time on Friday or on Saturday or Sunday, and Monday prior to cut-off time are all considered to be Monday’s business day deposits.
For mobile deposits refer to Bremer’s Mobile Banking Terms and Conditions to determine receipt of deposit and availability of funds. For external transfers made through online banking refer to Bremer’s Online Banking Terms and Conditions to determine availability of funds.
In some cases, we will not make all of the funds that you deposit by check available to you on the first business day after the day of your deposit. Depending on the type of check that you deposit, funds may not be available until the second (2nd) business day after the day of your deposit. The first $225 of your deposits, however, will be available on the first business day, unless your account has been open for 30 days or less. Exception delays may apply (see next section). If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available on the first business day after the day of your deposit, we will notify you as soon as possible after you make your deposit. We will also tell you when the funds will be available. If your funds are not made available by the first business day after your deposit we will mail you the notice by the day after the deposit is made. If you need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available.
Funds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period than described in the Longer funds availability delays may apply section under the following circumstances:
We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
You deposit checks totaling more than $5,525 on any one day.
The deposit is a redeposit of a check that was returned unpaid.
You have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six (6) months.
There is an emergency, such as failure of computer or communications equipment.
Your account has been open for 30 days or less.
We will notify you if we delay your ability to withdraw funds for any of these reasons and we will tell you when the funds will be available. They will generally be available no later than the seventh (7th) business day after the day of your deposit. We will give only provisional credit until collection is final for any items, other than cash, we accept for deposit (including items drawn “on us”). ”On us” means a check or draft that is presented to the same financial institution that carries the depository account on which the check is written.