Answers about Bank Errors

A deposit was credited to my account by mistake. Does the bank have to get my permission before removing the funds?

No. If the funds are credited to your account in error, the bank doesn't need your permission to remove funds. The bank may correct the error by exercising its legal right of off-set. This right allows a financial institution to charge your account for a debt owed to the bank.

To correct this error, the bank must remove the funds from your account and deposit them into the correct account.

July 2017