GCF CHECK CLEARING POLICY
YOUR ABILITY TO WITHDRAW FUNDS
Like most financial institutions, our policy is to delay the availability of funds that you deposit in your account. During the delay, you may not withdraw the funds in cash and we will not 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Please remember that even after we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems involving your deposit.
If you have any questions, be sure and ask us.
Determining the availability of a depositThe length of the delay is counted in business days from the day of your deposit. Every day except Saturday, Sunday and a federal holiday is a business day. If you make a deposit before 3:00 p.m. 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 above mentioned time or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.
The length of the delay varies depending on the type of deposit and is explained below.
Same-day availabilityFunds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the day we receive the deposit.
Next-day availabilityFunds from the following deposits are available on the first business day after the day of your deposit:
- U.S. Treasury checks that are payable to you.
- Wire transfers.
- Checks drawn on us.
- State and local government checks that are payable to you.
- Cashier's certified, and teller's checks that are payable to you.
- Federal Reserve Bank checks, Federal Home Loan Bank checks, and postal money orders, if these items are payable to you.
All Other Check Deposits
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$200 on the first business day after the day of your deposit.
Remaining funds on the second business day after the day of your deposit.
Deposits at automated teller machinesFunds from any deposits (cash or checks) made at automated teller machines (ATMs) we do not own or operate will not be available until the 5th business day after the day of your deposit. This rule does not apply at ATMs that we own or operate, and are identified as our machines.
Holds on other fundsIf 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 and would then not be available for withdrawal until the time periods that are described elsewhere in this disclosure for the type of check that you cashed.
If we accept for deposit a check that is drawn on another bank, we may make funds from the deposit available for withdrawal immediately but delay your availability to withdraw a corresponding amount of funds that you have on deposit in another account with us. The funds in the other account would then not be available for withdrawal until the time periods that are described elsewhere in this disclosure for the type of check that you deposited.
Longer delays may applyFunds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period under the following circumstances:
- 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.
Special rules for new accountsAn account is a new account if any customer on the account has not, within thirty days of when the account is established, had a transaction account with our bank. An account retains its new account status for thirty days after it is established and the following special rules will apply during this time period.
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 first business day after 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 on the ninth business day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks (other than a U.S. Treasury check) is not made in person to one of our employees, the first $5,000 will not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit.
Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the 10th business day after the day of your deposit.