Bank of America currently rejects debit card items that would make your balance go below zero, but Finextra reports they’re going to test out a new system that sends you a text message when you’re about to overdraft. The message will give you the option to let the transaction go through and incur an overdraft fee.
“We think this is a much better approach, to let the customer choose,” a BofA exec said, which is sort of like giving people more control over their bridge experience by building a suicide platform on it.
The pilot test would run Q1 2012.
Bank of America to offer overdrafts by text [Finextra] (Thanks to Sarah!)