An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. 

Overdraft Coverage Options

The choice is yours. Consider these ways to cover overdrafts:
Service Cost
Overdraft Protection link to another deposit account you have at North Shore Bank1 $10 fee per transfer
Overdraft Protection link to a Home Equity Line of Credit with North Shore Bank1, 2 Subject to interest
Overdraft Privilege $36 Overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee per item. 3

1Call us at 877-672-2265, or visit a branch to sign up or apply for these services; 2Home Equity Line of Credit is subject to credit approval. 3Daily fees may apply.
Overdraft Protection services apply to all transactions and may help prevent overdrafts by automatically transferring funds to your checking account from another eligible account or Home Equity Line of Credit you may have at North Shore Bank for a fee or finance charge.
Overdraft Privilege allows you to overdraw your account up to the disclosed limit for a fee in order to pay a transaction. Even if you have Overdraft Protection, Overdraft Privilege is still available as secondary coverage if the Overdraft Protection source is exhausted. 
Transactions Covered with Overdraft Privilege Standard Coverage
(No action required)
Extended Coverage
(Opt In required)*
If you would like to select Extended Coverage for future transactions:
Checks   X X
ACH or Auto Debits X X
Recurring Debit Card Payments X X
Online Bill Pay Items X X
Teller Window Transactions X X
ATM Withdrawals   X*
Everyday Debit Card Transactions   X*

*If you choose Extended Coverage on your consumer account, ATM withdrawals and everyday debit card transactions will be included with the transactions listed under Standard Coverage.
If you already have Extended Overdraft Privilege coverage, it is not necessary to request it again. Business accounts automatically have Extended Coverage.
If you have any questions about Overdraft Privilege or wish to discontinue the service in its entirety contact us at 877-672-2265, visit a branch or submit an online request

View our Discretionary Overdraft Privilege Policy.

What else you should know

  • A link to another account or a Home Equity Line of Credit is a less expensive option than an overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee. A single larger overdraft/non-sufficient funds will result in just one fee, as opposed to multiple smaller overdrafts. Good account management is the best way to avoid overdrafts. 
  • As always, the best way to avoid overdrafts and overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee is to keep track of your transactions, using services such as Mobile Banking, Online Banking, Telephone Banking, and alerts can help.
  • The $36 overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee is the same fee amount that is charged if a check is returned as unpaid. If multiple items overdraw your account on the same day, each item will be assessed an appropriate overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee or a return item fee of $36. All fees and charges will be included as part of the Overdraft Privilege limit amount. Your account may become overdrawn in excess of the Overdraft Privilege limit amount as a result of a fee.
  • If your account balance remains overdrawn for 2 or more consecutive business days, we will charge your account a daily overdraft fee of $5 for each of the consecutive business days the account remains overdrawn, beginning with day 2.
  • For consumer accounts, there is a limit of 5 overdraft/non-sufficient funds fees ($180) per day we will charge. We will not charge an overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee if a consumer account is overdrawn by $1 or less. If the consumer account is overdrawn by $1.01 - $15.00, the overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee is $15.00. These exceptions do not apply to business accounts. For business accounts, there is a limit of 6 overdraft/non-sufficient funds fees ($216) per day we will charge.
  • North Shore Bank processes transactions Monday-Friday, excluding holidays in the following order: If the account is set up for mobile deposit or remote deposit capture credits, deposits received prior to previous business day's cut off times are posted to the account. Next, we post your ACH debit and credit transactions throughout the day based on the date and time the bank receives them. Next, for teller transactions, PIN debit card purchases, ATM deposit and withdrawals, internet or phone transfers, both debits and credits post to the account based on the date and time the customer performs them. Next, signature debit card transactions post at the date and time the bank receives them. Checks are processed in sequential order. Last, monthly interest credit and any monthly service charge fees post to the account. The processing order of these items is important because if there is not enough money in the account to pay for the items in the order they are processed in accordance with the processing order, there may be an overdraft on your account which may result in overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee or an increase in the amount of these fees.
  • Although under payment system rules, North Shore Bank may be obligated to pay some unauthorized debit card transactions, North Shore Bank will not authorize debit card or ATM transactions unless there are available funds (including Overdraft Coverage options) to cover the transactions and any fee(s).
  • Giving us your consent on your consumer account to pay every day debit card and ATM overdrafts may result in you incurring overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee for transactions that we would otherwise be required to pay without assessing an overdraft/non-sufficient funds fee. However, this would allow us to authorize transactions up to the amount of your Overdraft Privilege limit and may also help you avoid overdrafts in excess of your available funds that could result in restriction of your debit card. 
  • North Shore Bank will place a hold on your account for any signature-based authorized debit card transaction for one business day.  The amount of the hold will be for the amount authorized, or as permitted under applicable payment network rules. When the hold ends, the funds will be added to the available balance in your account.  ATM and PIN based debit card transactions usually post the same business day and other everyday signature-based debit card transactions usually post within 4 business days. This means that your available balance may not accurately reflect pending debit card authorizations until the transaction is received by us and paid from your account (i.e., posted). Even though we may increase your available balance when a merchant does not submit the transaction for payment in a timely manner, the obligation to the merchant still applies. 
  • If your account is overdrawn after the hold funds are added to the available balance and the transaction is posted to the available balance, an overdraft/non-sufficient fund fee may be assessed.  You may incur an overdraft fee even though the available balance appeared to show there were enough funds to cover a transaction because other outstanding checks or payments you have authorized may be presented and paid by us before the debit card transaction is presented to us for payment posting.
  • North Shore Bank authorizes and pays transactions using the available balance in your account. The available balance is comprised of the current balance (collected funds) less any debit card holds, and does not include any deposited funds on hold. North Shore Bank may place a hold on deposited funds in accordance with our Deposit Account Agreement and Disclosure. If the funds in the available balance are not sufficient to cover a transaction, any available amount of the Overdraft Privilege limit may be used to authorize a transaction.  Any available overdraft protection and/or the available amount of your Overdraft Privilege limit may be used to pay a transaction.
  • Except as described in this notice, North Shore Bank will not pay items if your account does not contain available funds (including the Overdraft Privilege limit) to cover the item(s) and the amount of any fee(s).
  • We may restrict your debit card use if you incur overdrafts in excess of the available funds in your account, including any Overdraft Privilege limit.
  • Overdraft Privilege is not a line of credit; it is a discretionary overdraft service that can be withdrawn at any time without prior notice.
  • Overdraft Privilege may be discontinued if you default on any loan or other obligation to us, your account becomes subject to any legal or administrative order or levy, or if you fail to maintain your account in good standing by not bringing your account to a positive balance within 25 business days for a minimum of one business day.
  • Depositor and each Authorized Signatory will continue to be liable, jointly and severally, for all overdraft and fee amounts. The total (negative) balance, including all fees and charges, is due and payable upon demand. 
  • See the Understanding Your Deposit Account Agreement for more information about your account.
If you have any questions about Overdraft Protection or Overdraft Privilege, please call us at 877-672-2265.

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