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Overdraft Protection Transfers

Overdraft Protection Transfers

Use another First Merchants account as a backup in case your checking account is overdrawn. We’ll automatically transfer funds if you need them.

How it works:

If your checking account is overdrawn, we’ll automatically transfer funds from your linked account to cover the negative balance, in $50 increments.


Three items totaling $325 are presented against your account with a balance of $45. We would transfer $300 from your linked account and approve the items, leaving you with a balance of $20 in your account. 


Automatic transfers DO count toward transaction limits on savings accounts. Service charges may apply.


Have questions or need assistance? Just give us a call at 1.800.205.3464. Our Customer Service team is available weekdays from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. ET, and from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. ET on Saturdays.

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