Fee & Service Charge Policy
The following schedule represents items or services that are not routine and usually cause additional expense for the Credit Union to perform or carry out.
|Fax Transmission||Local $.50 per sheet|
|Non-local - $1.00 per sheet|
|Certified Checks (Each)||$3.00|
|Money Orders (Each)||$3.00|
|Incoming Wire Transfer – Domestic (Individual)||Free|
|Outgoing Wire Transfer – Domestic (Individual)||$12.00|
|Incoming Wire Transfer – International (Individual)||Free|
|Outgoing Wire Transfer – International (Individual)||$45.00|
|Incoming Wire Transfer – Domestic (Business Accounts Only)||$10.00|
|Outgoing Wire Transfer – Domestic (Business Accounts Only)||$20.00|
|Incoming Wire Transfer – International (Business Accounts Only)||$10.00|
|Outgoing Wire Transfer – International (Business Accounts Only)||$45.00|
|Courtesy Pay (opt-in required)||$28.00|
|Share Draft – Non-Sufficient Funds||$28.00|
|Stop Payment – Share Draft or ACH||$28.00|
|Stop Payment - Share Draft Via SCCU Home Banking||$20.00|
|Share Draft – Copy||$1.00|
|Check Return item on SCCU Payments||$28.00|
|Check Return Item Charge (Items Deposited) Individual||$5.00|
|Check Return Item Charge (Items Deposited) Business Accounts Only||$10.00|
|Check cashing fee (non-members) per on us check||$5.00|
|Converting on us check to SCCU cashier check||$10.00|
|Certified Mail||$ 7.00|
|Photocopy – Per item||$1.00|
|Research Time – Per hour (1 hour minimum)||$10.00*|
|Account Reconciliation – Per hour (1 hour minimum)||$10.00*|
|Reissue Any Plastic Card – Lost, Stolen, Damaged or reissued due to card cancellation||$10.00|
|Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa) – Late Payment||$25.00|
|Credit Card (MasterCard/Visa) – Check return item – Credit card payment||$25.00|
|Loan Late Charge 5% of Payment Amount or minimum of||$ 5.00|
|Bond Coupon – Deposit||$17.50|
|Share Account closing within 180 days of opening||$10.00|
|Reissue any plastic card from same account (does not require a new card number)||$ 2.00|
|ACH Electronic Funds Transfer – One time or occasional use||$ 5.00|
|ACH Recurring Electronic Transfers - Send money regularly at set times - Member signs agreement form||$.50|
|Return Statement due to incorrect address||$ 5.00|
|Vehicle Title Research||$2.00|
|Noting of Lien||cost|
|Non-Member Consumer Loan Application (fee waived upon SCCU loan funding)||$25.00|
|Loan Payment Extension||$30.00|
|Loan Rate Modification - Consumer Loan||$30.00|
|Home Equity Loan Modification||.50% of loan balance, minimum $100.00|
|1st Mortgage Loan Modification||.50% of loan balance, minimum $250.00|
|Consumer Real Estate Origination Fee||up to1.00% of loan amount|
|Mortgage Subordination Agreement Fee||$250.00|
|Commercial Real Estate Origination Fee||up to 1% of loan amount|
|Statement Copy Older than 3 Months – Per month fee, plus applicable research fee||$ 1.00|
|Overnight (Rush) Mail Service||Cost|
|Commercial Real Estate Underwriting Fee (if loan is funded – fee will be applied to Origination fee)||.50% of loan amount|
|Proprietary ATM Surcharge (Non-SCCU card)||$ 2.00|
|Use of ATM Card at merchant or non-SCCU or non-Co-Op ATMs||$1.00 per transaction|
|Use of Visa Debit card at non-SCCU or non-Co-Op ATMs||$1.00 per transaction|
|Overdraft transfer from Money Manager to Share Draft||$3.00|
|Overdraft transfer from Share to Share Draft||$3.00|
|Excessive Coin Deposit||9.9% of $ value|
|Debit Card Dispute with Merchant/Filing Fee||$25.00|
|Notary Service on non-SCCU related mortgage documents||$25.00 per signer|
|Verification of Deposit||$10.00|
|Midmonth Statement Printout||$1.00|
Fees may change as needed at the discretion of the Board of Directors
*After Research and/or Account Reconciliation has taken place and the problem resulted from an error created by the Credit Union, these fees will be waived.
Early Redemption Penalty on Certificates of Deposit:
Federal Regulation D, Section 2-135, requires financial institutions to have written policies if certificate funds are withdrawn prior to their maturity. SUBSTANTIAL PENALTIES, as follows, represent the policy of Scenic Community Credit Union on certificates redeemed prior to their maturity.
- If the certificate term is for one (1) year or less, the penalty is the forfeiture of ninety (90) days interest.
- If the certificate term is greater than one (1) year, the penalty is the forfeiture of one hundred and eighty (180) days interest.
- Except, if the certificate is withdrawn or redeemed within the first six (6) days, the forfeiture of seven (7) days interest is required, per Federal Regulation D, Section 2-135.
Each certificate upon maturity will automatically be renewed for the same period, at the rate of interest being paid by the Credit Union, on the date of renewal, unless written instructions are received by the Credit Union to do otherwise, prior to the maturity date.
Truth in Savings: Deposit Wisely
Not all savings accounts are created equal. Account fees, dividend/interest rates, and services may vary from one institution to another. But comparing accounts is possible thanks to Truth in Savings (TIS) legislation, which requires financial institutions to disclose all account terms and conditions. And that includes fees, minimum balance requirements, and annual percentage yield (APY) - information you need to start shopping.
APY gives you a good picture of your potential earnings based on dividend or interest rate and frequency of compounding. APY is the amount of money you'd earn on $100 - if the money stays there for a full 365-day year. So if the advertised APY is 2.5%, that means you'd earn $2.50 annually for every $100 on deposit.
APY, along with answers to the following questions, can help you do and apples-to-apples rate comparison:
What is the minimum balance required to earn dividends/interest?
Are tiered rates offered?
Tiered rates apply to different balance amounts. For example, balances up to $10,000 or less may earn 1.00% and balances more than $10,000 may earn 1.25%.
When does your money start earning dividends or interest?
If an institution pays the day you deposit money into your account, you're earning on your ledger balance. If it waits until a deposited share draft or check clears before it starts paying, you're earning on your collected balance.
How often is the interest compounded?
Accounts commonly compound on a quarterly or monthly basis.
As far as fees go, check for these common charges:
- Is there a charge if your balance falls below a required minimum?
- Is there a fee for closing the savings account soon after it's opened?
- Is there a monthly maintenance fee?
The Consumer Federation of America and the Credit Union National Association conducted a 1999 survey that shows credit unions don't charge as many fees as banks, and when they do charge, credit union fees typically are lower than those at banks. So stop in or call us to check out our savings options - with favorable rates and terms.