Your Ability to Withdraw Funds at Arkansas Best Federal Credit Union
Our policy is to make funds from your deposits available to you immediately if you make the deposit to one of our employees. Electronic direct deposits will be available on the day we receive the deposit. Once they are available, you can withdraw the funds in cash and we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written.
Please remember that even after we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems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.
For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. If you make a deposit before 6 p.m. on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be 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 on the day of your deposit. 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. However, the first $200 of your deposits will be available on the first business day after the day of your deposit.
If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another bank 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.
If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available immediately, 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. In addition, funds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period under the following
• We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
• You deposit checks totaling more than $5,000 on any one day.
• You redeposit a check that has been returned unpaid.
• You have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six months.
• There is an emergency, such as failure of communications or computer 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.
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 $5,000 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 day of your 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 $5,000 will be available no later then the seventh business day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks is not made in person to one of our employees, the first $5,000 will be available the next business day after the day of your deposit.
Funds from all other check deposits will be available no later then the second business day after the day of your deposit.
We may, at our option, as a federally insured institution, not accept your deposit.