Business Overdraft Services

If your account qualifies for Overdraft Privilege, we will consider, without obligation on our part, paying items for which your account has insufficient or unavailable funds, instead of automatically returning those items unpaid. There is a limit to the amount that we will pay items overdrawn on your account. There is also a fee for this service. Please read the details below or refer to our Overdraft Privilege Service Policy for complete details. Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Overdraft Privilege should not be used to pay ordinary or routine expenses, and you should not rely on Overdraft Privilege as a means to cover these expenses. If at any time you feel you need help with your financial obligations, please contact our Customer Service.

How to Qualify

Small Business and Economy Business Accounts are automatically reviewed for Overdraft Privilege services 45 business days after account opening. Your account must be in good standing in order to qualify. An account in good standing exhibits, but is not limited to, the following characteristics:

  • The account has been open for at least forty-five (45) business days;
  • The account has deposits totaling at least $400 or more within each thirty (30) day period;
  • The account demonstrates consistent deposit activity;
  • The account owner is current on all loan obligations with us; and
  • The account is not subject to any legal or administrative order or levy, such as bankruptcy or tax lien.

What is covered?

Overdraft Privilege is a discretionary service and is generally limited to a $1,000 overdraft (negative) balance for eligible business checking accounts. Please note that the per item and continuous overdraft fees count toward your Overdraft Privilege limit. Normal Overdraft Privilege will cover checks and other transactions made using your account number, such as automatic payments. 

Transactions will not be processed in the order in which they occurred. Please refer to the Funds Availability Policy Disclosure for additional information on processing. Order of processing will affect the total amount of overdraft fees.

We may refuse to pay an overdraft for you at any time, even if your account is in good standing and even though we may have previously paid overdrafts for you. The amount of any overdrafts plus our Non-Sufficient Funds and/or Overdraft (NSF/OD) Charge(s) that you owe us shall be due and payable upon demand.

Eligible Transaction Types

Withdrawal transactions initiated for payment against your checking accounts(s) may be processed by using your assigned Overdraft Privilege limit, including without limitation: Checks, ACH, Internet/Online Banking (Bill payment), Telephone Banking transactions, and in-person withdrawals.


  • $30 for each overdraft item whether the item is paid using Overdraft Privilege or returned
    • Please note that the payee of the check may charge additional fees for returned checks
  • $5 “continuous overdraft fee” is charged on the tenth (10th) business day your account is overdrawn and will continue to be charged for each subsequent business day your account remains overdrawn
  • We will notify you by mail if we pay or return any insufficient or unavailable funds item
    • We have no obligation to notify you before we pay or return any item
  • We will notify you by mail if we charge you a “continuous overdraft fee”

Overdraft Protection

You can also link another Southwest National Bank account to your checking account to cover overdrafts. If an item is trying to post and the funds are insufficient or unavailable, a transfer will be initiated from the linked account to keep the checking account positive.

The first two transfers each month are free with a $5 charge for each transfer thereafter.

To set up this potentially money saving service, please visit with our Customer Service.

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