FUNDS AVAILABILITY POLICY DISCLOSURE First Fed
105 W 8th St
PO Box 351
Port Angeles, W A 98362
PURPOSE OF THIS DISCLOSURE. Our general policy is to allow you to withdraw funds deposited in an account on the day of deposit. Funds from electronic direct deposits will be available on the day we receive the deposit. In some cases, we may delay your ability to withdraw funds beyond the day of deposit. Our complete policy is summarized below.
For purposes of this disclosure, the terms “you”/”your” refer to the customer and the terms “our”/”we”/”us” refer to First Fed Bank. The term “account” includes any demand deposit, negotiable order of withdrawal account, savings deposit, money market account or other non- time deposit account.
DETERMINING THE AVAILABILITY OF YOUR DEPOSIT. The length of the delay varies depending on the type of deposit and is explained below. When we delay your ability to withdraw funds from a deposit, you may not withdraw the funds in cash, and we will not pay checks you have written on your account by using these funds. Even after we have made funds available to you and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems involving your deposit.
When we delay your ability to withdraw funds, the length of the delay is counted in Business Days from the day of your deposit. The term “Business Day” means any day other than a Saturday, Sunday or federally declared legal holiday, and the term “Banking Day” means that part of any Business Day on which we are open to the public for carrying on substantially all of our banking functions.
In order to establish that a deposit is made on a particular Business Day, we establish a cut-off time. You must make your deposit before the cut-off time in order for it to be considered to have been made on that Business Day.
|BUSINESS DAY(S)||CUT-OFF TIME|
|Monday through Friday||7:00 pm PST|
However, if you make a deposit after the cut-off time shown above or on a day that we are not open, we will consider the deposit made on the
next Business Day we are open.
SAME DAY AVAILABILITY. Our policy is to make funds from cash, checks, and electronic direct deposits available to you on the same day that we receive your deposit. At that time, you can withdraw the funds in cash, and we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written.
LONGER DELAYS MAY APPLY. In some cases, we will not make all of the funds that you deposit by check available to you according to the previously stated availability schedule. Depending on the type of check that you deposit, funds may not be available until the second Business Day after the day of your deposit. The first $225.00 of your deposits, however, may be available on the first Business Day after the day of deposit.
If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available to you according to the previously stated availability schedule, we will notify you at the time you make your deposit. We will also tell you when the funds will be available. If your deposit is not made directly to one of our employees, or if we decide to take this action after you have left the premises, we will mail you the notice by the day after we receive your deposit. If you will 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 under the following circumstances:
(a) if we believe a check you deposit will not be paid;
(b) if you deposit checks totaling more than $5,525 on any one day;
(c) if you redeposit a check that has been returned unpaid;
(d) if you have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six months; or
(e) if an emergency condition arises that would not enable us to make the funds available to you, such as the failure of computer or communications equipment.
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 Business Day after the day of your deposit. If you will need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available.
HOLDS ON OTHER FUNDS FOR CHECK CASHING. If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another financial institution, we may withhold the availability of a corresponding amount of funds that are already in your account. Those funds will be available at the time funds from the check we cashed would have been available if you had deposited it.
HOLDS ON OTHER FUNDS IN ANOTHER ACCOUNT. If we accept for deposit a check that is drawn on another financial institution, we may make funds from the deposit available for withdrawal immediately but delay your availability to withdraw a corresponding amount of funds that you have on deposit in another account with us. The funds in the other account would then not be available for withdrawal until the time periods that are described elsewhere in this disclosure for the type of check that you deposited.
SPECIAL RULES FOR NEW ACCOUNTS. If you are a new customer, the following special rules may apply during the first 30 days your account is open.
Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the day we receive the deposit. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and the first $5,525 of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s, certified, teller’s, traveler’s, and federal, state and local government checks will be available on the first Business Day after the day of deposit if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you (and you may have to use a special deposit slip). The excess over $5,525 will be available on the seventh Business Day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks (other than a U.S. Treasury check) is not made in person to one of our employees, the first $5,525 will not be available until the second Business Day after the day of deposit.
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Other Check Deposits. Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the second Business Day after the day of deposit.
FOREIGN CHECKS. Checks drawn on financial institutions outside of the U.S. (foreign checks) cannot be processed the same as checks drawn on U.S. financial institutions. Foreign checks are exempt from the policies outlined in this disclosure. Generally, the availability of funds from deposits of foreign checks will be delayed for the time it takes us to collect the funds from the financial institutions upon which they are drawn.
DEPOSITS AT AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES. If you make a deposit at an automated teller machine (ATM) that is owned and operated by us before 1:00 pm Pacific on a Business Day that we are open, we will consider the deposit made that day. However, if you make a deposit at an ATM that is owned and operated by us after 1:00 pm Pacific or on a day that we are not open, we will consider the deposit made on the next Business Day we are open.
We only allow deposits to be made at ATMs that we own or operate. All ATMs that we own or operate are identified as our machines. ADDITIONAL ATM INFORMATION. Deposits at ATM machines will generally be made available the next business day after your deposit.
Example: A Deposit is made after 1:00 p.m. on a Thursday, the funds from the deposit will not be available until 9:00 a.m. on the following Monday.
ADDITIONAL DEPOSIT INFORMATION.
Deposit Reconciliation Policy: When you make a deposit to an account, the amount that the financial institution credits to that account may differ from the total of the items deposited. This kind of discrepancy arises in a variety of situations, including inaccuracies on the deposit slip, encoding errors, or poor image capture.
In order to ensure that you are credited with the full amount of your deposit, First Fed researches and corrects all variances between the dollar value of items deposited into your account and the dollar amount that is credited to that account. There are limited circumstances when a discrepancy cannot be reconciled. For example when an item is damaged to the point that its true amount cannot be determined.