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Plan for the unplanned

SafetyNet can help with unexpected expenses–like a car tow or home repair—even when you have insufficient funds in your account.

Opt in/out of SafetyNet Overdraft Coverage.

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Fast. Easy. Secure.

Need money now? Our SafetyNet coverage helps your debit card purchases or ATM withdrawals be approved—even when you have insufficient funds.

Opt in/out of SafetyNet Overdraft Coverage through our convenient form.

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Greater Flexibility

Make a purchase—even if you can’t deposit or transfer funds until later that same business day.

Opt in/out of SafetyNet Overdraft Coverage.

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Opt in to SafetyNet Overdraft Coverage today.

In Person: Please visit one of our convenient branch locations to learn more about SafetyNet

Opt in/out of SafetyNet Overdraft Coverage.

Questions about SafetyNet? Please call (773) 244-7000.

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What You Need to Know about Overdrafts and Overdraft Fees
Once an overdraft has occurred, you are obligated to bring your account to a positive balance promptly.

An overdraft occurs when you don’t have enough money in your account to cover a transaction, but we pay it anyway. When an overdraft occurs, we can cover it in two different ways:

  • We have standard overdraft practices that come with your account.
  • We also offer overdraft protection plans, such as a link to a savings account, which may be less expensive than our standard overdraft practices. To learn more, ask us about these plans.

This notice explains our standard overdraft practices.

What are the standard overdraft practices that come with my account?

We do authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions.

  • Checks and other transactions made using your checking account number
  • Automatic bill payments

We do not authorize and pay overdrafts for the following types of transactions unless you ask us to (see below):

  • ATM transactions
  • Everyday debit card transactions

We pay overdrafts at our discretion, which means we do not guarantee that we will always authorize and pay any type of transaction. If we do not authorize and pay an overdraft, your transaction will be declined. For new accounts, if you opt-in, SafetyNet will be activated on the 91st day after account opening.

What fees will I be charged if Byline Bank pays my overdraft?

Under our standard overdraft practices:

  • We will charge you a fee of up to $34 (NSF Item) each time we pay an overdraft.
  • A Daily Overdraft Fee of $6 will be charged, per day, for every business day your account ends in a negative balance.
  • You will be charged up to a maximum of four (4) NSF items per day.

What if I want Byline Bank to authorize and pay overdrafts on my ATM and everyday debit card transactions?

If you want us to authorize and pay overdrafts on ATM and everyday debit card transactions, you may opt-in to SafetyNet at any of our locations, or by using our online opt in form on our website, above.

SafetyNet covers transactions that bring your account to the negative up to $250. A confirmation letter of your new SafetyNet status will be sent to the address associated with your account.