Green Country FCU is part of the National Credit Union Administration and thereby adheres to policies and regulations set forth by the Federal Reserve and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

The Federal Reserve and CFPB in late June finalized amendments to Regulation CC to implement a statutory adjustment to adjust the dollar amounts under the Expedited Funds Availability (EFA) Act for inflation. The final rule is effective as of July 1, 2020.

The dollar amounts will be adjusted every five years beginning July 1, 2020. The next adjustment of the dollar amounts will occur On July 1, 2025, and on July 1 of every fifth year after 2025.

The adjustments to the thresholds include:

  • The minimum amount of deposited funds that credit unions must make available for withdrawal by the opening of business on the next day for certain check deposits is $250 (up from the current $200);
  • The amount a credit union must make available when using the EFA Act’s permissive adjustment to the funds-availability rules for withdrawals by cash $450 (up from the current $400);
  • The amount of funds deposited by certain checks in a new account that are subject to next-day availability is $5,525 (up from the current ($5,000);
  • The threshold for using an exception to the funds-availability schedules if the aggregate amount of checks on any one banking day exceed the threshold amount is $5,525 (up from $5,000);
  • the threshold for determining whether an account has been repeatedly overdrawn is now $5,525 (up from the current $5,000).

The adjustment to Regulation CC also adjusted civil liability amounts for failing to comply with the EFA Act’s requirements.

Additionally, the agencies amended Regulation CC to incorporate the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) amendments to the EFA Act, which include extending coverage to American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam and certain other technical amendments.

If you have any questions about how this regulatory change affects you, please contact us by emailing members@greencountryfcu.com or call (918) 245-1301 and ask for Lisa or Shelly.