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The best way to prevent overdraft fees is to know your daily balance, manage your monthly budget and try not to spend more money than you have available, but mistakes do happen. Learn more about some habits you can adopt to avoid surprise overdraft fees.
An overdraft fee occurs when you try to spend more money than you have available in your checking account. Rather than denying the transaction, the bank will allow the purchase by advancing the funds to cover the purchase, with a nominal charge to your account.
Overdraft fees can involve check, ACH or debit card transactions. Some banks will occasionally forgive an overdraft fee to help you cover other essential expenses from your account. However, it’s best to review your bank’s account agreements to understand the policy on handling overdrafts.
When it comes to protecting yourself from overdraft fees, you have two main options – connecting your Gate City Bank checking account with your savings account or adding a reserve line of credit to provide extra peace of mind:
Learn more about helpful hints and habits to avoid overdrafts or check out our BankOn checking account for even more ways to steer clear of overdraft fees.
To set up your savings link, give us call at 701-293-2400 or 800-423-3344, or stop by any of our convenient locations. We’ll be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have!
Speak with one of our helpful lenders to learn more about a checking reserve line of credit. They’ll be happy to assist you with the application process!
When opening a checking account, you have the ability to choose whether or not you would like Gate City Bank to consider paying ATM withdrawals and everyday debit card transactions when the funds are not available in your account. If you would like to change your selection at any time, simply give us a call, send us a message from online banking or stop by one of our convenient locations.
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