Financial institutions are expected to monitor excessive consumer Overdraft Privilege usage to inform customers of additional available options for overdraft protection. These options could be an Overdraft Protection Credit Line or an Overdraft Protection Transfer from another account with the financial institution.
FDIC regulated institutions are expected to give customers who overdraw their accounts on more than six occasions where a fee is charged in a rolling twelve-month period a reasonable opportunity to choose a less costly alternative and decide whether to continue with fee-based overdraft coverage. Strunk also recommends that institutions not regulated by the FDIC also communicate available alternatives to ODP on an annual basis to accounts with insufficient funds items.
ODP Manager can assist with sending letters advising your customers of the alternatives to Overdraft Privilege. If the ODP Manager import file includes data from the core system that indicates when an account has qualified for the letter by exceeding the threshold, the hosted software can automatically show when a letter is due to be sent. If the data is unable to be added to the extract file but qualifying accounts can be identified from an existing core report or other method, a letter can be generated, as needed, as an Ad Hoc letter.
Once the letter is generated, the letter is tracked and retained within the ODP Manager application.
Please contact Strunk Support at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to find out more about using ODP Manager’s Excessive Use Notification letter.