If you have ever written a check or attempted to make a purchase with your Debit Card when you did not have available funds in your account, you know the expense or embarrassment it can cause.
To help you avoid these situations, Brookline Bank offers qualified customers our Overdraft Privilege Service. We generally notify customers by mail when they are qualified for this service. Check with us if you are not sure whether you received this notification.
An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money available in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. We can cover your overdrafts in two different ways:
With our Overdraft Privilege Service we may authorize and pay overdrafts, up to $800 (including overdraft fees), for the following types of transactions:
We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction. If we do not authorize and pay an overdraft, your transaction will be declined.
Opt In or Out of Debit Card purchase & ATM withdrawal coverage.
You will be directed to a secure request form. You may change your decision at any time.
Under our standard overdraft practices (Overdraft Privilege Service):
We will charge you a fee of $35 each time we pay an overdraft.