Not necessarily. We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay your check card transactions. An easy way to track your balances is by signing up for eBranch alerts to notify you when your balance is low or when you are overdrawn.
Yes. If you opt-in to Check Card Overdraft Protection, we will charge a $30 fee each time we pay an overdraft. We will only charge you a maximum of four (4) fees per day. If you do NOT opt-in for Check Card Overdraft Protection, we will decline your check card transactions when you do not have enough money in your checking account. There is no charge to opt-in to Wescom Check Card Overdraft Protection and no fee if you never use it.
No. Wescom Check Card Overdraft Protection is for Check Card transactions only. Your BillPayer, paper checks and ACH transactions are not impacted by this opt-in requirement and will be processed as usual.
Debit card purchases that are set up to bill automatically (like a gym membership) may continue to be approved at our discretion even if you do not opt-in to Check Card Overdraft Protection.
If available, funds will transfer from your overdraft source first. Check Card Overdraft Protection may cover everyday Wescom Check Card purchases that exceed your available balance plus any available overdraft sources.
We’re happy to talk with you about options for managing your account. Just call 1-888-4WESCOM (1-888-493-7266) or visit your nearest Wescom branch. If you’re sure you don’t want your everyday Check Card transactions paid when you don’t have sufficient funds, you don’t need to do anything.