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What happens if there is not enough money to cover a payment using the online bill pay service?

It is your responsibility to make sure there are sufficient funds in your account before 1:00pm ET on the date the payment is scheduled for debit from your account. 

If you schedule a payment prior to 1:00pm ET today with a debit date of today, we will attempt to process the payment immediately, or on the next business day if today is not a business day. If there are not enough funds to cover the payment, you will see a message that the payment was declined.

If a payment fails due to insufficient funds, you can deposit money into your account and resubmit the payment with the same debit date if the additional funds are deposited prior to 1:00pm ET. If your additional funds are deposited after 1:00pm ET, you will need to resubmit your payment with a debit date of the following business day. Please check that the funds have been posted to your account prior to resubmitting the payment.

If you have scheduled a payment for a future date, we will attempt to authorize the payment on that future date. If there are not enough funds to cover the payment by 1:00pm ET on that date, then the bill payment will fail and we will send you a failure notification by e-mail. You should check your e-mail to ensure that your scheduled future payments are made.

You must provide a valid e-mail address when you enroll for online bill pay. E-mail is the only means by which we communicate payment failure notifications.

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