Strunk’s Overdraft Privilege program has helped financial institutions streamline the daily overdraft payment process for the past 27 years. Consumers would much rather have you pay an item into overdraft status than return it to the merchant…which only causes them grief. For debit card transactions that consumers want paid rather than denied at the point of sale, financial institutions must obtain consumer consent before paying those items and charging an overdraft fee.
The Overdraft Privilege Revitalization Program with Strunk ensures that a financial institution’s overdraft payment program is consumer friendly and compliant with current regulations and best practices. Like all bank services, overdraft payment policies and procedures should be fully disclosed to consumers, giving them a choice on how they want their account handled.
Our services include a four stage approach: 1) Review existing policies and procedures for paying overdrafts; 2) Make recommendations to improve the process; 3) Implement the time tested and proven strategies to ensure a high level of service and 4) Train your employees on the benefits of a fully disclosed overdraft privilege program.
Our recommendations cover four areas as well: 1) Compliance; 2) Account Holder Service and Education; 3) Operational Efficiency; and 4) Fee Income Enhancement.
Is it time to review your program to ensure what you are doing is meeting the needs of your account holders? Strunk has worked with over 1,800 financial institutions nationwide to help them implement a formal, fully disclosed overdraft payment process.