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Global supply chain issues are impacting delivery times for plastic credit and debit cards. We appreciate your patience and understanding as you wait for your card. A digital version of your card is always available in Online Banking and the mobile app, so you can load it to your mobile wallet, add it to your subscriptions, and shop online. Go to Services > MORE OPTIONS > Digital Card.

What happens if I write a check and it bounces?

If you write a check and do not have enough money in your account by the time the check clears, the check will be returned to the payee (e.g., “bounce”).

We have several options to avoid bouncing a check. Click here to learn more about your options for overdraft protection.

Call 888.723.7328 or make an appointment at a local branch to discuss your options.

There are also various practices you can follow to ensure that your checks always clear, including:

  • Never write checks without available funds
  • Balance your checkbook regularly
  • Obtain overdraft protection through Stanford FCU
  • Monitor your available balance through Online or Mobile Banking

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