Individual overdraft or personal overdraft is a situation when a bank allows an individual to cover a transaction or withdrawal even without any money in the account. This is a credit given by the bank to the individual when their account reaches zero.
The overdraft allows a person to continue withdrawing money from the account even when there are no funds in the account. The overdraft gives the person the liberty to withdraw a set amount of money from the bank. However, a certain amount of interest is applicable on this loan, and there is a small fee per overdraft.
While only some banks offer this facility, the account holder must check their balance to avoid such a situation. As overdraft comes with an interest and a per-transaction fee, studies have shown that people often pay more in costs than without it.