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An overdraft protection fee is a fee assessed to your account when:

1. You have set up overdraft protection for your checking account, usually in the form of a savings account or line of credit/credit card; and

2. You spend more money than you have in your checking account.

Overdraft protection transfers money from the linked savings account or line of credit/credit card in order to pay for the expenses that you did not have enough money for in your checking account. There is a fee for this transfer, but it is usually much less - sometimes a savings of 50% - than an insufficient funds fee, which you receive when you spend more money than you have and do not have overdraft protection.

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You may be charged one of two fees: - An insufficient funds (NSF) fee, if you do not have overdraft protection - An overdraft protection (ODP) fee, if you have overdraft protection and money is transferred from your overdraft account to cover the check



It is very possible, but unlikely to happened in Philadelphia.


You bet there is. It's not their fault that you ran out of money in the account. Even for linked accounts to cover the overdraft, there is a transfer fee.


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No. Having overdraft protection does just that...protects you from having adverse credit and helps you maintain a good relationship with your bank.



You're only charged ONCE per overdraft, not daily. And most banks charge $35 per overdraft.


If you have overdraft protection, nothing. Otherwise they will charge you a fee for it initially and then charge you on a daily basis until you balance your account.


You may be charged an overdraft fee.


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When you go to take out money and not really knowing the contents of your bank account and lets say you need $40 and you have $38, the bank will let you take it out if you don't have overdraft protection. But, they will charge you (depending on what bank you have) an overdraft fee from $5-35. Since you only had 38 you will be negative $2. The bank will give you till the end of the day to become back positive and if you fail to do so, then they will charge you the overdraft fee PLUS the extra $2, in this example.


Having overdraft protection on your account helps you avoid excessive fees. When the money isn't in your main account, your overdraft account will protect you by providing the money for the charges.


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Yes if you refer 'negative money' to overdraft. Some new forms of debit cards have the overdraft function but cost you a fee which a credit card does not within its overdraft limit



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According to Consumer Reports, the median overdraft charge by banks is $35 per item. This would apply to all transactions, checks, ATM withdraws, debit card purchases or any other form of debit to your account. Occasionally, if this is the first overdraft you have had, the bank may issue a one-time waiver. If you are concerned about overdraft charges, your bank also may offer optional overdraft protection which comes with an additional fee.


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