Consumerist On Marketplace: Bank Gives You 24 Hours To Fix Overdrafts

Consumerist On Marketplace: Bank Gives You 24 Hours To Fix Overdrafts

I was on Marketplace on public radio this morning, chiming in about Huntington Bank’s new 24-hour grace period they’re giving customers who overdraft. If you deposit the funds you’re lacking within a day, no fee, but if you don’t, you’ll get a $23 charge. This program is automatic, you don’t need to be enrolled in overdraft protection. Sounds nice and innovative, but I’d rather the bank deny the charge and get no fee instead. Here’s the audio: [More]