Funds Availability Policy Disclosure
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 Even after we have made funds available to you and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems involving your deposit.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. If you make a deposit before the close of business on a Business Day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit after the close of business or on a day that we are not open, we will consider the deposit made on the next Business Day we are open.
- electronic direct deposits
- wire transfers
- U.S. Treasury checks**
- U.S. Postal Service money orders**
- Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Home Loan Bank checks**
- State or Local Government checks**
- Cashier's, Certified, or Teller's checks**
- checks drawn on us
Other Check Deposits. Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the first Business Day after the day of your deposit.
* Cash Deposits. If the cash deposits are made in person to an employee of Southern First Test Bank, then the funds will be made available on the day we receive your deposit. If the deposits are not made in person to an employee, then the funds will be made available no later than the second Business Day after the day of your deposit.** Check Deposits. Check deposits include U.S. Treasury checks; U.S. Postal Service money orders; Federal Reserve Bank or Federal Home Loan Bank checks; State or Local Government checks; and Cashier's, Certified, or Teller's Checks. In order for these check deposits to be made available according to the funds availability schedule above, the checks must be made payable to you and deposited into your account. If any of these conditions are not satisfied, then the funds from these check deposits will be made available no later than the second Business Day after the day of your deposit.
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 $5,525.00 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.
SPECIAL RULES FOR NEW ACCOUNTS. If you are a new customer, the following special rules will apply during the first 30 days your account is open.
Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account and checks drawn on us will be available on the day we receive the deposit. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and the first $5,525.00 of a day's total deposits of U.S. Treasury checks, U.S. Postal Service money orders, 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 $5,525.00 will be available on the 9 Business Day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks (other than a
Other Check Deposits. Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the 1 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.