An overdraft occurs when you do not have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we will pay the items for you.  We can cover your overdrafts in three different ways:

  1.  Overdraft Protection
    Transfer funds from a savings account or another account linked to your checking accounts to pay overdrafts.  Overdraft transfer fee is $7.00 per transfer.
  2. Courtesy Pay
    If no funds are available in the accounts linked to the checking account, Courtesy Pay pays overdrafts up to $500.00.  Courtesy pay fee is $35 each time we pay an overdraft.   There is no limit on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.
  3. Personal Line of Credit
    It’s an unsecured loan that provides overdraft protection. Credit is given to qualified borrowers. If  no funds are available in accounts linked to the checking account, the Line of Credit pays overdrafts up to the allowable amount the member qualifies for.  The Line of Credit will be accessed after the available share balance is depleted and before Courtesy Pay is accessed.

The following types of transactions are covered:

  • Checks and other transactions made using our routing number and your checking account number
  • Automatic bill payments

What fees will I be charged if Members 1st of NJ FCU pays my overdraft?

  • We will charge you a fee of $7 for overdraft protection. If no funds are available in linked accounts to your checking, then courtesy pay  covers your items for a fee of $35 per overdraft.
  • There is no limit on the total fees we can charge you for overdrawing your account.

What if I want Members 1st of NJ FCU to authorize and pay overdrafts on my ATM and everyday debit card transactions?