Fee Schedule & Regulation D
While Ohio Catholic has to charge for some services, we make a conscious effort to keep all the fees within reason and continue to offer as many services at no charge to our members.
Reserve Requirements for Depository Institutions (Regulation D) is a Federal Reserve Board regulation that limits the number of preauthorized withdrawals and transfers from a savings account or money market account.
Why are my transactions limited?
A federal law, known as Regulation D, requires that all financial institutions, including credit unions, limit certain withdrawals from share savings accounts. This law allows members to conduct up to six withdrawals from a share account per month. Any withdrawals in excess of the six per month allowed force the credit union to take action on your account in one of the ways outlined below.
What types of accounts are limited by this law?
Regular share or savings accounts and money market accounts are subject to this law. Your checking account is not limited by this law, and you can make unlimited withdrawals from your checking account.
Which transactions count toward the six allowed?
The following combined transactions cannot exceed six per month (from savings or money market accounts):
- Checks or drafts made payable to third parties
- Debit card purchases
- Preauthorized or automatic transfers to a third party (including ACH transfers)
- Transfers initiated through online banking – It’s Me 247
- Telephonic transfers (including calls to member service representatives or automated audio response programs- CU*TALK)
- Transfers to other accounts at the credit union
- Transfers to accounts at other financial institutions
- Faxed requests for transfers
- Text message requests for transfers
This law does not limit the number of deposits into a share or savings account. Rather, it limits the number of withdrawals from share, savings, or money market accounts.
Which withdrawals are not subject to the law?
The following types of withdrawals or transfers are not limited by the law:
- Withdrawals made in person at a credit union branch
- Withdrawals made at Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
- Requests for withdrawals sent by mail to the credit union
- Requests for withdrawals sent by messenger to the credit union
- Telephone requests for withdrawals (if a check is mailed to the member)
- Payments to a loan account held at the same credit union.
What happens if I exceed the six transactions threshold?
Ohio Catholic will need to take action on the account in order to prevent you from repeatedly exceeding the six-transaction limitation. These actions may include, but not be limited to:
- Sending letters or notices to you informing you that you have reached six transactions for the month
- Rejecting transactions in excess of the six allowed transactions
- Charging fees for transactions in excess or the six
- Limiting your ability to make transactions to third parties from the account (for example, debit card or online bill payment transactions)
- Closing the account if the transaction threshold is repeatedly surpassed
How can I conduct my transactions so as to avoid exceeding the threshold?
- Plan your budget and transactions in order to make one or two large withdrawals or transfers to cover your bills per month
- Consider using your checking account to pay regular bills
- Choose transactions that are not limited by the law (for example, ATM withdrawals or in-person withdrawals)
Is this a new law?
No, the limitations on withdrawals from savings accounts have been in place since 1982. In 2009, the Federal Reserve Board relaxed the law to allow up to six transactions made via check, draft or debit card to be made from your savings account. Previously, only three transactions made via check, draft, or debit card were allowed to be among the six transactions allowed. The total number of restricted withdrawals/transfers allowed remains at six.