USA Patriot Act
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that on personal accounts identifies each person who opens an account. In addition on legal entity accounts, we will require identification on beneficial owners and controlling person.
What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Membership & Account Agreement
MEMBERSHIP AND ACCOUNT AGREEMENT
This Agreement covers the rights and responsibilities concerning your accounts and the rights and responsibilities of the credit union providing this Agreement (credit union). In this Agreement, the words “you” and “yours” mean anyone who signs an Account Card or Account Change Card (Account Card or any other account opening document). The words “we,” “us,” and “our” mean the credit union. The word “account” means any one (1) or more share or other accounts you have with the credit union.
Your account type(s) and ownership features are designated on your Account Card. By signing an Account Card, each of you, jointly and severally, agree to the terms and conditions in this Agreement and Account Card, the Funds Availability Policy Disclosure, Truth-in-Savings Disclosure, Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement and Disclosure, Privacy Notice Disclosure, any Account Deposit Receipt accompanying this Agreement, the credit union’s bylaws and policies, and any amendments to these documents from time to time which collectively govern your membership and accounts.
1. MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY – To join the credit union you must meet the membership requirements including purchase and maintenance of the minimum required share(s) (“membership share”) as set forth in the credit union’s bylaws. You authorize us to check your account, credit and employment history, and obtain reports from third parties, including credit reporting agencies, to verify your eligibility for the accounts and services you request.
2. INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS – An individual account is an account owned by one (1) member (individual, corporation, partnership, trust or other organization) qualified for credit union membership. If the account owner dies, the interest passes, subject to applicable law, to the account owner’s estate or Payable on Death (POD) beneficiary/payee or trust beneficiary, subject to other provisions of this Agreement governing our protection for honoring transfer and withdrawal requests of an owner or owner’s agent prior to notice of an owner’s death and to any security interest or pledge granted by the account owner and subject to our statutory lien rights.
3. JOINT ACCOUNTS – A joint account is an account owned by two (2) or more persons.
a. Rights of Survivorship. Unless otherwise stated on the Account Card, a joint account includes rights of survivorship. This means when one (1) owner dies, all sums in the account will pass to the surviving owner(s). For a joint account without rights of survivorship, the deceased owner’s interest passes to his or her estate. A surviving owner’s interest is subject to the credit union’s statutory lien for the deceased owner’s obligations, and to any security interest or pledge granted by a deceased owner, even if a surviving owner did not consent to it.
b. Control of Joint Accounts. Any owner is authorized and deemed to act for any other owner(s) and may instruct us regarding transactions and other account matters. Each owner guarantees the signature of any other owner(s). Any owner may withdraw all funds, stop payment on items, transfer, or pledge to us all or any part of the shares without the consent of the other owner(s). We have no duty to notify any owner(s) about any transaction. We reserve the right to require written consent of all owners for any change to or termination of an account. If we receive written notice of a dispute between owners or inconsistent instructions from them, we may suspend or terminate the account and require a court order or written consent from all owners to act.
c. Joint Account Owner Liability. If an item deposited in a joint account is returned unpaid, a joint account is overdrawn, or if we do not receive final payment on a transaction, the owners, jointly and severally, are liable to us for the amount of the returned item, overdraft, or unpaid amount and any charges, regardless of who initiated or benefited from the transaction. If any account owner is indebted to us, we may enforce our rights against any account of the indebted owner, including all funds in the joint account regardless of who contributed the funds in the account.
4. POD/TRUST ACCOUNT DESIGNATIONS – A Payable on Death (POD) account or trust account designation is an instruction to the credit union that an individual or joint account so designated is payable to the owner(s) during his, her or their lifetimes and, when the last account owner dies, payable to all and surviving POD or trust beneficiaries/payees. If there is more than one (1) surviving beneficiary/payee, the account is owned jointly by such beneficiaries/payees without rights of survivorship upon the death of the last account owner. Any POD or trust beneficiary/payee designation shall not apply to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). We are not obligated to notify any beneficiary/payee of the existence of any account or the vesting of the beneficiary/payee’s interest in any account, except as otherwise provided by law. This paragraph does not apply to an account held on behalf of or held in the name of a trust.
5. ACCOUNTS FOR MINORS – We may require any account established by a minor to be a joint account with an owner who has reached the age of majority under state law and who shall be jointly and severally liable to us for any returned item, overdraft, or unpaid charges or amounts on such account. We may pay funds directly to the minor without regard to his or her minority. Unless a guardian or parent is an account owner, the guardian or parent shall not have any account access rights. We have no duty to inquire about the use or purpose of any transaction. We will not change the account status when the minor reaches the age of majority unless authorized in writing by all account owners.
6. UNIFORM TRANSFERS TO MINORS ACCOUNT – A Uniform Transfers to Minors Account (UTMA) is an individual account created by a custodian who deposits funds as an irrevocable gift to a minor. The minor to whom the gift is made is the beneficiary of the custodial property in the account. The custodian has possession and control of the account for the exclusive right and benefit of the minor and, barring a court order otherwise, is the only party entitled to make deposits, withdrawals, or close the account. We have no duty to inquire about the use or purpose of any transaction. If the custodian dies, we may suspend the account until we receive instructions from any person authorized by law to withdraw funds or a court order authorizing withdrawal.
7. AGENCY DESIGNATION ON AN ACCOUNT – An agency designation on an account is an instruction to us that the owner authorizes another person to make transactions as agent for the account owner regarding the accounts designated. An agent has no ownership interest in the account(s) or credit union voting rights. We have no duty to inquire about the use or purpose of any transaction made by the agent.
8. DEPOSIT OF FUNDS REQUIREMENTS – Funds may be deposited to any account, in any manner approved by the credit union in accordance with the requirements as set forth in the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure. Deposits made by mail, at night depositories or at unstaffed facilities are not our responsibility until we receive them. We reserve the right to refuse or to return any deposit.
a. Endorsements. We may accept transfers, checks, drafts, and other items for deposit into any of your accounts if they are made payable to, or to the order of, one (1) or more account owners even if they are not endorsed by all payees. You authorize us to supply missing endorsements of any owners if we choose. If a check, draft or item that is payable to two (2) or more persons is ambiguous as to whether it is payable to either or both, we may process the check, draft or item as though it is payable to either person. If an insurance, government, or other check or draft requires an endorsement, we may require endorsement as set forth on the item. Endorsements must be made on the back of the share draft or check within 1½ inches from the top edge, although we may accept endorsements outside this space. However, any loss we incur from a delay or processing error resulting from an irregular endorsement or other markings by you or any prior endorser will be your responsibility.
b. Collection of Items. We act only as your agent and we are not responsible for handling items for deposit or collection beyond the exercise of ordinary care. We are not liable for the negligence of any correspondent or for loss in transit, and each correspondent will only be liable for its own negligence. We may send any item for collection. Items drawn on an institution located outside the United States are handled on a collection basis only. You waive any notice of nonpayment, dishonor, or protest regarding items we purchase or receive for credit or collection to your account. We reserve the right to pursue collection of previously dishonored items at any time, including giving a payor financial institution extra time beyond any midnight deadline limits.
c. Restrictive Legends. Some checks and drafts contain restrictive legends or similar limitations on the front of the item. Examples of restrictive legends include “two signatures required”, “void after 60 days” or “not valid over $500.” We are not liable for payment of any check or draft contrary to a restrictive legend or other limitation contained in or on the item unless we have specifically agreed in writing to the restrictions or limitations.
d. Final Payment. All items or Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfers credited to your account are provisional until we receive final payment. If final payment is not received, we may charge your account for the amount of such items or ACH transfers and impose a return item charge on your account. Any collection fees we incur may be charged to your account. We reserve the right to refuse or return any item or funds transfer.
e. Direct Deposits. We may offer preauthorized deposits (e.g., payroll checks, Social Security or retirement checks, or other government checks) or preauthorized transfers from other accounts. You must authorize direct deposits or preauthorized transfers by filling out a separate form. You must notify us at least 30 days in advance to cancel or change a direct deposit or transfer option. If your account is overdrawn, you authorize us to deduct the amount your account is overdrawn from any deposit, including deposits of government payments or benefits. Upon a bankruptcy filing, unless you cancel the authorization, we will continue applying payments from direct deposits in accordance with your authorization on file with us. If we are required to reimburse the U.S. Government for any benefit payment directly deposited into your account, we may deduct the amount returned from any of your accounts, unless prohibited by law.
f. Crediting of Deposits. Deposits made after the deposit cut-off time and deposits made on either holidays or days that are not our business days will be credited to your account on the next business day.
9. ACCOUNT ACCESS –
a. Authorized Signature. Your signature on the Account Card authorizes your account access. We will not be liable for refusing to honor any item or instruction if we believe the signature is not genuine. If you have authorized the use of a facsimile signature, we may honor any check or draft that appears to bear your facsimile signature even if it was made by an unauthorized person. You authorize us to honor transactions initiated by a third person to whom you have given your account number even if you do not authorize a particular transaction.
b. Access Options. You may withdraw or transfer funds from your account(s) in any manner we permit (e.g., at an automated teller machine, in person, by mail, Internet access, automatic transfer, or telephone, as applicable). We may return as unpaid any check or draft drawn on a form we do not provide, and you are responsible for any loss we incur handling such a check or draft. We have the right to review and approve any form of power of attorney and may restrict account withdrawals or transfers. Subject to applicable law, we can not reasonably refuse to honor a power of attorney.
c. Credit Union Examination. We may disregard information on any check or draft other than the signature of the drawer, the amount and any magnetic encoding. You agree we do not fail to exercise ordinary care in paying an item solely because our procedures do not provide for sight examination of items.
10. ACH & WIRE TRANSFERS – Except as amended by this Agreement, electronic funds transfers we permit that are subject to Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code will be subject to such provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code as enacted by the state where the main office of the credit union is located. We may execute certain requests for electronic funds transfers by Fedwire. Fedwire transactions are subject to Federal Reserve Board Regulation J. You may order electronic funds transfers to or from your account. We will debit your account for the amount of an electronic funds transfer and will charge your account for any fees related to the transfer. Unless we agree otherwise in writing, we reserve the right to refuse to execute any order to transfer funds to or from your account. We are not obligated to execute any order to transfer funds out of your account if the amount of the requested transfer plus applicable fees exceeds the available funds in your account. We are not liable for errors, delays, interruptions or transmission failures caused by third parties or circumstances beyond our control including mechanical, electronic or equipment failure. We will not provide you with next day notice of ACH, wire transfers and other electronic payments credited to your account. You will receive notice of such credits on your account statements. You may contact us to determine whether a payment has been received. If we fail to properly execute a payment order, and such action results in a delay in payment to you, we will pay you dividends or interest for the period of delay as required by applicable law. The dividends or interest paid to you will be based on the lowest nominal dividend or interest rate we were paying on any account during that period. Payment orders we accept will be executed within a reasonable time of receipt but may not necessarily be executed on the date they are received. Cut-off times may apply to the receipt, execution and processing of funds transfers, payment orders, cancellations, and amendments and, if received after a cut-off time, may be treated as having been received on the next following funds transfer business day. Information about any cut-off times is available upon request. When you initiate a wire transfer, you may identify the recipient and any financial institution by name and by account or identifying number. The credit union and any other financial institutions facilitating the transfer may rely strictly on the account or identifying number even if the number identifies a different person or financial institution. Any account owner may amend or cancel a payment order even if that person did not initiate the order. We may refuse requests to amend or cancel a payment order that we believe will expose the credit union to liability or loss. Any request to amend or cancel a payment order that we accept will be processed within a reasonable time after it is received. You agree to hold us harmless from and indemnify us for all losses and expenses resulting from any actual or attempted amendment or cancellation of a payment order. We may require you to follow a security procedure to execute a payment order or certain electronic funds transfer transactions. We will notify you of any such security procedures and you agree that our security procedures are commercially reasonable.
11. ACCOUNT RATES AND FEES – We pay account earnings and assess fees against your account as set forth in the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure or Schedule of Fees and Charges. We may change the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure or Schedule of Fees and Charges at any time and will notify you as required by law.
12. TRANSACTION LIMITATIONS –
a. Withdrawal Restrictions. We will pay checks or drafts, permit withdrawals and make transfers from available funds in your account. The availability of funds in your account may be delayed as described in our Funds Availability Policy Disclosure.
We may also pay checks or drafts, permit withdrawals and make transfers from your account from insufficient available funds if you have established an overdraft protection plan or, if you do not have such a plan with us, according to our overdraft payment policy. We may refuse to allow a withdrawal in some situations, and will advise you accordingly: for example, (1) a dispute between account owners (unless a court has ordered the credit union to allow the withdrawal); (2) a legal garnishment or attachment is served; (3) the account secures any obligation to us; (4) required documentation has not been presented; or (5) you fail to repay a credit union loan on time. We may require you to give written notice of seven (7) days to 60 days before any intended withdrawals.
b. Transfer Limitations. We may limit the dollar amount or the number of transfers from your account. Please consult your Truth-in-Savings Disclosure or your Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement and Disclosure.
13. CERTIFICATE ACCOUNTS – Any time deposit, term share, share certificate, or certificate of deposit account allowed by state law (certificate account), whichever we offer, is subject to the terms of this Agreement, the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure and Account Deposit Receipt for each account, the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference.
14. OVERDRAFTS –
a. Payment of Overdrafts. If, on any day, the available funds in your share or deposit account are not sufficient to pay the full amount of a check, draft, item, transaction or other items posted to your account plus any applicable fee (“overdraft”), we may pay or return the overdraft. The credit union’s determination of an insufficient available account balance may be made at any time between presentation and the credit union’s midnight deadline with only one (1) review of the account required. We do not have to notify you if your account does not have sufficient available funds to pay an overdraft. Your account may be subject to a charge for each overdraft regardless of whether we pay or return the overdraft. Except as otherwise agreed in writing, if we exercise our right to use our discretion to pay an overdraft, we do not agree to pay overdrafts in the future and may discontinue covering overdrafts at any time without notice. If we pay an overdraft or impose a fee that overdraws your account, you agree to pay the overdrawn amount in accordance with your overdraft protection plan or, if you do not have such a plan, in accordance with our overdraft payment policy.
b. Order of Payment. Checks, drafts, items and other transactions may not be processed in the order that you make them or in the order that we receive them. We may, at our discretion, pay a check, draft or item and execute other transactions on your account in any order we choose. The order in which we process checks, drafts and items and execute other transactions on your account may affect the total amount of overdraft fees that may be charged to your account. Please contact us if you have questions about how we pay checks or drafts and process transfers and withdrawals.
15. POSTDATED AND STALEDATED DRAFTS – You agree not to issue any check or draft that is postdated. If you do issue a check or draft that is payable on a future date and we pay it before that date, you agree that we shall have no liability to you for such payment. You agree not to deposit checks, drafts, or other items before they are properly payable. We are not obligated to pay any check or draft drawn on your account that is presented more than six (6) months past its date.
16. STOP PAYMENT ORDERS –
a. Stop Payment Order Request. Any owner may request a stop payment order on any check or draft drawn on the owner’s account. To be binding the order must be in writing, dated, signed, and must accurately describe the check or draft including the exact account number, check or draft number and the exact amount of the check or draft. This exact information is necessary for the credit union’s computer to identify the check or draft. If we receive incorrect or incomplete information, we will not be responsible for failing to stop payment on the check or draft. In addition, we must receive sufficient advance notice of the stop payment order to allow us a reasonable opportunity for us to act on it. If we recredit your account after paying a check or draft over a valid and timely stop payment order, you agree to sign a statement describing the dispute with the payee, to assign to us all of your rights against the payee or other holders of the check or draft and to assist us in any legal action.
b. Duration of Order. Written stop payment orders are effective for six (6) months and may be renewed for additional six (6) month periods by requesting in writing that the stop payment order be renewed within a period during which the stop payment order is effective. We are not required to notify you when a stop payment order expires.
c. Liability. Fees for stop payment orders are set forth in the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure or Schedule of Fees and Charges. You may not stop payment on any certified check, cashier’s check, teller’s check, or any other check, draft, or payment guaranteed by us. Although payment of an item may be stopped, you may remain liable to any item holder, including us. You agree to indemnify and hold the credit union harmless from all costs, including attorney’s fees, damages or claims related to our refusing payment of an item, including claims of any joint account owner, payee, or endorsee in failing to stop payment of an item as a result of incorrect information provided by you.
17. CREDIT UNION LIABILITY – If we do not properly complete a transaction according to this Agreement, we will be liable for your losses or damages not to exceed the amount of the transaction, except as otherwise provided by law. We will not be liable if: (1) your account contains insufficient funds for the transaction; (2) circumstances beyond our control prevent the transaction; (3) your loss is caused by your or another financial institution’s negligence; or (4) your account funds are subject to legal process or other claim. We will not be liable for consequential damages, except liability for wrongful dishonor. We exercise ordinary care if our actions or non-actions are consistent with applicable state law, Federal Reserve regulations and operating letters, clearinghouse rules, and general financial institution practices followed in the area we serve. You grant us the right, in making payments of deposited funds, to rely exclusively on the form of the account and the terms of this Agreement. Any conflict between what you or our employees may say or write will be resolved by reference to this Agreement.
18. CHECKS PRESENTED FOR PAYMENT IN PERSON – We may refuse to accept any check or draft drawn on your account that is presented for payment in person. Such refusal shall not constitute a wrongful dishonor of the check or draft and we shall have no liability for refusing payment.
19. REMOTELY CREATED CHECKS – For purposes of this paragraph, “account” means a transaction account, credit account, and any other account on which checks (share drafts) may be drawn. A remotely created check is a check created by someone other than the person on whose account the check is drawn. A remotely created check is generally created by a third party payee as authorized by the owner of the account on which the check is drawn. Authorization is made over the telephone or through on-line communication. The owner of the account does not sign a remotely created check. In place of the owner’s signature, the remotely created check usually bears a statement that the owner authorized the check or bears the owner’s printed or typed name. If you authorize a third party to draw a remotely created check against your account, you may not later revoke your authorization. It is your responsibility to resolve any authorization issues directly with the third party. We are not required to credit your account and may charge against your account any remotely created check for which the third party has proof of your authorization.
20. PLEDGE/STATUTORY LIEN – Unless prohibited by law, you pledge and grant as security for all obligations you may have now or in the future, except obligations secured by your principal residence, all shares and dividends and all deposits and interest, if any, in all accounts you have with us now and in the future. If you pledge a specific dollar amount in your account for a loan, we will freeze the funds in your account(s) to the extent of the outstanding balance of the loan or, if greater, the amount of the pledge if the loan is a revolving loan. Otherwise, funds in your pledged account(s) may be withdrawn unless you are in default. Federal or state law, depending upon whether we have a federal or state charter, gives us a lien on all shares and dividends and all deposits and interest, if any, in accounts you have with us now and in the future. Except as limited by state or federal law, the statutory lien gives us the right to apply the balance of all your accounts to any obligation on which you are in default. After you are in default, we may exercise our statutory lien rights without further notice to you.
Your pledge and our statutory lien rights will allow us to apply the funds in your account to what you owe when you are in default, except as limited by state or federal law. If we do not apply the funds in your account(s) to satisfy your obligation, we may place an administrative freeze on your account(s) in order to protect our statutory lien rights and may apply the funds in your account(s) to the amount you owe us at a later time. The statutory lien and your pledge do not apply to any Individual Retirement Account or any other account that would lose special tax treatment under state or federal law if given as security. By not enforcing our right to apply funds in your account to your obligations that are in default, we do not waive our right to enforce these rights at a later time.
21. LEGAL PROCESS – If any legal action is brought against your account, we may pay out funds according to the terms of the action or refuse any payout until the dispute is resolved. Any expenses or attorney fees we incur responding to legal process may be charged against your account without notice, unless prohibited by law. Any legal process against your account is subject to our lien and security interest.
22. ACCOUNT INFORMATION – Upon request, we will give you the name and address of each agency from which we obtain a credit report regarding your account. We agree not to disclose account information to third parties except when: (1) it is necessary to complete a transaction; (2) the third party seeks to verify the existence or condition of your account in accordance with applicable law; (3) such disclosure complies with the law or a government agency or court order; or (4) you give us written permission.
23. NOTICES –
a. Name or Address Changes. You are responsible for notifying us of any address or name change. The credit union is only required to attempt to communicate with you at the most recent address you have provided to us. We may require all name and address changes to be provided in writing. If we attempt to locate you, we may impose a service fee as set forth in the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure or Schedule of Fees and Charges.
b. Notice of Amendments. Except as prohibited by applicable law, we may change the terms of this Agreement. We will notify you of any change in terms, rates, or fees as required by law. We reserve the right to waive any term in this Agreement. Any such waiver shall not affect our right to future enforcement.
c. Effect of Notice. Any written notice you give us is effective when we receive it. Any written notice we give to you is effective when it is deposited in the U.S. mail, postage prepaid and addressed to you at your statement mailing address. Notice to any account owner is considered notice to all account owners.
d. Electronic Notices. If you have agreed to receive notices electronically, we may send you notices electronically and discontinue mailing paper notices to you until you notify us that you wish to reinstate receiving paper notices.
24. TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS AND BACKUP WITHHOLDING – Your failure to furnish a correct Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) or meet other requirements may result in backup withholding. If your account is subject to backup withholding, we must withhold and pay to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a percentage of dividends, interest, and certain other payments. If you fail to provide your TIN, we may suspend opening your account.
25. STATEMENTS –
a. Contents. If we provide a periodic statement for your account, you will receive a periodic statement of transactions and activity on your account during the statement period as required by applicable law. If a periodic statement is provided, you agree that only one (1) statement is necessary for joint accounts. For share draft or checking accounts, you understand and agree that your original check or draft, when paid, becomes property of the credit union and may not be returned to you, but copies may be retained by us or be payable through financial institutions and made available upon your request. You understand and agree that statements are made available to you on the date they are sent to you. You also understand and agree that checks, drafts or copies thereof are made available to you on the date the statement is sent to you, even if the checks or drafts do not accompany the statement.
b. Examination. You are responsible for promptly examining each statement upon receiving it and reporting any irregularities to us. If you fail to report any irregularities such as forged, altered, unauthorized, unsigned, or otherwise fraudulent items drawn on your CUNA Mutual Group, 1993, 95, 96, 2000, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED D10015 (FL) Rev. 03/07 account, erroneous payments or transactions, or other discrepancies reflected on your statement within 33 days of the date we sent the statement to you, we will not be responsible for your loss. We also will not be liable for any items that are forged or altered in a manner not detectable by a reasonable person, including the unauthorized use of a facsimile signature machine.
c. Notice to Credit Union. You agree that the credit union’s retention of checks or drafts does not alter or waive your responsibility to examine your statements or the time limit for notifying us of any errors. The statement will be considered correct for all purposes and we will not be liable for any payment made or charged to your account unless you notify us in writing within the above time limit for notifying us of any errors. If you fail to receive a periodic statement, you agree to notify us within 14 days of the time you regularly receive a statement.
26. INACTIVE ACCOUNTS – If your account falls below any applicable minimum balance and you have not made any transactions over a period specified in the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure or Schedule of Fees and Charges, we may classify your account as inactive or dormant. Unless prohibited by applicable law, we may charge a service fee, as set forth in the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure or Schedule of Fees and Charges, for processing your inactive account. If we impose a fee, we will notify you, as required by law, at your last known address. You authorize us to transfer funds from another account of yours to cover any service fees, if applicable. To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to transfer the account funds to an account payable and to suspend any further account statements. If a deposit or withdrawal has not been made on the account and we have had no other sufficient contact with you within the period specified by state law, the account will be presumed to be abandoned. Funds in abandoned accounts will be reported and remitted in accordance with state law. Once funds have been turned over to the state, we have no further liability to you for such funds and if you choose to reclaim such funds, you must apply to the appropriate state agency.
27. SPECIAL ACCOUNT INSTRUCTIONS – You may request that we facilitate certain trust, will, or court-ordered account arrangements. However, because we do not give legal advice, we cannot counsel you as to which account arrangement most appropriately meets the specific requirements of your trust, will, or court order. If you ask us to follow any instructions that we believe might expose us to claims, lawsuits, expenses, liabilities, or damages, whether directly or indirectly, we may refuse to follow your instructions or may require you to indemnify us or post a bond or provide us with other protection. Account changes requested by you, or any account owner, such as adding or closing an account or service, must be evidenced by a signed Account Change Card and accepted by us.
28. TERMINATION OF ACCOUNT – We may terminate your account at any time without notice to you or may require you to close your account and apply for a new account if: (1) there is a change in owners or authorized signers; (2) there has been a forgery or fraud reported or committed involving your account; (3) there is a dispute as to the ownership of the account or of the funds in the account; (4) any checks or drafts are lost or stolen; (5) there are excessive returned unpaid items not covered by an overdraft protection plan; (6) there has been any misrepresentation or any other abuse of any of your accounts; or (7) we reasonably deem it necessary to prevent a loss to us. You may terminate an individual account by giving written notice. We reserve the right to require the consent of all owners to terminate a joint account. We are not responsible for payment of any check, draft, withdrawal, or other item after your account is terminated; however, if we pay an item after termination, you agree to reimburse us.
29. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP – You may terminate your membership by giving us written notice or by withdrawing your minimum required membership share, if any, and closing all your accounts. You may be denied services for causing a loss to the credit union or you may be expelled for any reason as allowed by applicable law.
30. DEATH OF ACCOUNT OWNER – We may continue to honor all transfer orders, withdrawals, deposits and other transactions on an account until we know of a member’s death. Once we know of a member’s death, we may pay checks or drafts or honor other payments or transfer orders authorized by the deceased member for a period of ten (10) days after that date unless we receive instructions from any person claiming an interest in the account to stop payment on the checks, drafts or other items. We may require anyone claiming a deceased owner’s account funds to indemnify us for any losses resulting from our honoring that claim. This Agreement will be binding upon any heirs or legal representatives of any account owner.
31. SEVERABILITY – If a court holds any portion of this Agreement to be invalid or unenforceable, the remainder of this Agreement shall not be invalid or unenforceable and will continue in full force and effect. All headings are intended for reference only and are not to be construed as part of the Agreement.
32. ENFORCEMENT – You are liable to us for any losses, costs or expenses we incur resulting from your failure to follow this Agreement. You authorize us to deduct any such losses, costs or expenses from your account without prior notice to you. If we bring a legal action to collect any amount due under or to enforce this Agreement, we shall be entitled, subject to applicable law, to payment of reasonable attorney’s fees and costs, including fees on any appeal, bankruptcy proceedings, and any post-judgment collection actions.
33. GOVERNING LAW – This Agreement is governed by the credit union’s bylaws, federal laws and regulations, the laws, including applicable principles of contract law, and regulations of the state in which the credit union’s main office is located, and local clearinghouse rules, as amended from time to time. As permitted by applicable law, you agree that any legal action regarding this Agreement shall be brought in the county in which the credit union is located.
34. NEGATIVE INFORMATION NOTICE – We may report information about your loan, share or deposit accounts to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on your accounts may be reflected in your credit report.
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Rate Information – The dividend rate on your term share account will be the rate in effect on day of purchase at the Credit Union. Compounding frequency – Unless otherwise paid, dividends will be compounded every month. Crediting frequency – Dividends will be credited to your account every month. Alternatively, you may choose to have dividends paid to you or to another account every month rather than credited to this account. Dividend period – For this account type, the dividend period is monthly. Minimum balance requirements – You must maintain the required minimum balance in your account to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield. Average daily balance computation method – Dividends are calculated by the average daily balance method which applies a periodic rate to the average daily balance in the account for the period. The average daily balance is calculated by adding the balance in the account for each day of the period and dividing that figure by the number of days in the period. The period we use is the month. Accrual of dividends on noncash deposits – Dividends will begin to accrue on the business day you place noncash items (for example, checks) to your account. Transaction limitations – After the account is opened, you may not make additions into the account until the maturity date stated on the account. You may make withdrawals of principal from your account before maturity only if we agree at the time you request the withdrawal. Principal withdrawn before maturity is included in the amount subject to early withdrawal penalty. You can only withdraw dividends credited in the term before maturity of that term without penalty. You can withdraw dividends anytime during the term of crediting after they are credited to your account. Time requirements – Your account will mature according to the terms of your certificate. Early Withdrawal Penalties – a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity: 1) If your account has a term of 180 days or less, the penalty we may impose will equal the lesser of: a) 90 days dividends on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty, or b) all dividends earned since the date of issuance or renewals (at least seven days): 2) If your account has a term greater than 180 days, the penalty we may impose will equal the lesser of: a) 180 days dividends on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty, or b) all dividends earned since the date of issuance or renewal (at least seven days). In certain circumstances such as the death or incompetence of an owner of this account, the law permits, or in some cases requires, the waiver of the early withdrawal penalty. See your plan disclosure if this account is part of an IRA or other tax qualified plan. Withdrawal of dividends prior to maturity – The annual percentage yield is based on an assumption that dividends will remain in the account until maturity. A withdrawal will reduce earnings. Automatically renewable account – This account may automatically at the credit union’s sole discretion renew at maturity. You may prevent renewal if you withdraw the funds in the account at maturity (or within the grace period mentioned below) or we receive written notice from you within the grace period mentioned below. We can prevent renewal if we mail notice to you at least 30 calendar days before maturity. If either you or we prevent renewal, your funds will be placed in a dividend-bearing savings account. On the maturity date, each automatic renewal term will be the same as the original Certificate of Deposit term (or a similar Certificate of Deposit term, determined
at the Credit Union’s sole discretion if the original Certificate of Deposit term is no longer being offered). The dividend rate will be the same we offer on new term share accounts on the maturity date which have the same term, minimum balance (if any) and other features as the original term share account. You will have a grace period of seven days after maturity to withdraw the funds without being charged.
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Visa Classic/Visa Secured Application and Solicitation Disclosure
|Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases||Visa Classic
0.00% – Introductory APR for a period of six (6) billing cycles.
0.00% – Introductory APR for a period of six (6) billing cycles.
|APR for Balance Transfers||Visa Classic
0.00% – Introductory APR for a period of six (6) billing cycles.
0.00% – Introductory APR for a period of six (6) billing cycles.
|APR for Cash Advances||Visa Classic
0.00% – Introductory APR for a period of six (6) billing cycles.
0.00% – Introductory APR for a period of six (6) billing cycles.
|How to Avoid Paying Interest on Purchases||Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle.
We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month.
|For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau
|To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.|
-Annual Fee – Visa Classic
– Balance Transfer Fee
– Cash Advance Fee
– Foreign Transaction Fee
1.00% of each multiple currency transation in US dollars
0.80% of each single currency transaction in US dollars
– Late Payment Fee
– Returned Payment Fee
|Up to $20.00
Up to $20.00
How We Will Calculate Your Balance.
We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases).”
Promotional Period for Introductory APR.
The Introductory APR for purchases, balance transfers and cash advances will apply to transactions posted to your account during the first six months following the opening of your account. Any existing balances on Miami Firefighters Federal Credit Union loan or credit card accounts are not eligible for the Introductory APR for balance transfers.
The information about the costs of the card described in this application is accurate as of: 08/09/2017
This information may have changed after that date. To find out what may have changed, contact the Credit Union.
For California Borrowers, the Visa Classic and Visa Secured are secured credit cards. Credit extended under this credit card account is secured by various personal property and money including, but not limited to: (a) any goods you purchase with this account, (b) any shares you specifically pledge as collateral for this account on a separate Pledge of Shares, (c) all shares you have in any individual or joint account with the Credit Union excluding shares in an Individual Retirement Account or in any other account that would lose special tax treatment under state or federal law, and (d) collateral securing other loans you have with the Credit Union excluding dwellings. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you acknowledge and agree that during any periods when you are a covered borrower under the Military Lending Act your credit card will be secured by any specific Pledge of Shares you grant us but will not be secured by all shares you have in any individual or joint account with the Credit Union. For clarity, you will not be deemed a covered borrower if: (i) you establish your credit card account when you are not a covered borrower; or (ii) you cease to be a covered borrower.
OTHER FEES & DISCLOSURES
Late Payment Fee
$20.00 or the amount of the required minimum payment, whichever is less, if you are 15 or more days late in making a payment.
Returned Payment Fee
$20.00 or the amount of the required minimum payment, whichever is less.
Card Replacement Fee
Statement Copy Fee
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Credit Card Agreement
CONSUMER CREDIT CARD AGREEMENT AND DISCLOSURE
This Consumer Credit Card Agreement and Disclosure together with the Account Opening Disclosure and any other Account opening documents or any subsequent documents provided to You related to this Account (hereinafter collectively referred to as “ Agreement ”) govern the terms and conditions of this Account . “We,” “Us,” “Our” and “Ours” and “Credit Union” refers to Miami Firefighters Federal Credit Union with which this Agreement is made. “You,” “Your ,” and “ Yours ” refers to each applicant and co-applicant for the Account ; any person responsible for paying the Account; and anyone You authorize to use, access or service the Account. “Card” means the Visa ® credit card and any other access devices, duplicates, renewals, or substitutions , the Credit Union issues to You. ” Account ” means the line of credit established by this Agreement and includes Your Card.
You grant the Credit Union a security interest under the Uniform Commercial Code and under any common law rights the Credit Union may have in any goods You purchase.
If You give the Credit Union a specific pledge of shares by signing a separate pledge of shares, Your pledged shares will secure Your Account. You may not withdraw amounts that have been specifically pledged to secure Your Account until the Credit Union agrees to release all or part of the pledged amount.
You grant Us a security interest in all individual and joint share and/or deposit accounts You have with Us now and in the future to secure Your credit card Account. Shares and deposits in an IRA or any other account that would lose special tax treatment under state or federal law if given as security are not subject to the security interest You have given in Your shares and deposits. You may withdraw these other shares unless You are in default. When You are in default, You authorize Us to apply the balance in these accounts to any amounts due. For example, if You have an unpaid credit card balance, You agree We may use funds in Your account(s) to pay any or all of the unpaid balance. You acknowledge and agree that Your pledge does not apply during any periods when You are a covered borrower under the Military Lending Act. For clarity, You will not be deemed a covered borrower, and Your pledge will apply, if: (i) You established Your credit card Account when You were not a covered borrower; or (ii) You cease to be a covered borrower.
Unless otherwise prohibited by federal and/or state law, collateral securing other loans You have with the Credit Union may also secure this loan, except that a dwelling will never be considered as security for this Account, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any other Agreement.
1. USING YOUR ACCOUNT — By using the Account or keeping the Card, You agree to the terms of this Agreement. You agree to use Your Account in accordance with this Agreement. Your Account must only be used for lawful transactions.
2. CREDIT LIMIT — We may establish a credit limit as part of this Agreement, which You promise not to exceed. If You exceed the credit limit, You promise to repay immediately the amount which exceeds the credit limit, including amounts due to finance charges, fees or other charges. You may request a credit limit increase on Your Account only by a method acceptable to the Credit Union. We may increase or decrease Your credit limit, refuse to make an advance and/or terminate Your Account at any time for any reason permitted by law.
3. REPAYMENT — You promise to repay all amounts You owe under this Agreement. Your promise to repay includes all transactions made to Your Account by You or anyone You authorize to use Your Account as well as all interest charges and fees.
For each billing period, You must pay at least the Minimum Payment Due by the Payment Due Date.
The Minimum Payment Due is 2.00% of Your total New Balance, or $10.00, whichever is greater, plus any amount past due and any amount by which You have exceeded Your applicable credit limit. If Your total New Balance is less than$10.00, then Your Minimum Payment Due is the amount of the total New Balance.
You may pay more frequently, pay more than the Minimum Payment Due or pay the total New Balance in full.
If You make extra or larger payments, You are still required to make at least the Minimum Payment Due each month Your Account has a balance (other than a credit balance). The Credit Union may delay replenishing Your credit limit until the date the payment is posted or the Credit Union confirms the payment has cleared.
Your payment of the required Minimum Payment Due may be applied to what You owe the Credit Union in any manner the Credit Union chooses, as permitted by applicable law. If You make a payment in excess of the required Minimum Payment Due, the Credit Union will allocate the excess amount first to the balance with the highest annual percentage rate (“APR”) and any remaining portion to the other balances in descending order based on applicable APR, unless otherwise prescribed by applicable law. We may accept checks marked “payment in full” or with words of similar effect without losing any of Our rights to collect the full balance of Your Account with Us.
4. INTEREST AND FINANCE CHARGES — We will begin charging You interest on purchases and balance transfers on the date the transaction is posted to Your Account. We will begin charging You interest on cash advances on the date of the transaction or the first day of the billing cycle in which the transaction is posted to Your Account, whichever is later (transaction date). However, We will not charge You any interest on new purchases or balance transfers if Your Account had a zero or credit balance at the beginning of that billing cycle, or You paid the entire new balance on the previous cycle’s billing statement by the Payment Due Date of that statement. To avoid an additional finance charge on the balance of purchases or balance transfers, You must pay the entire new balance on the billing statement by the Payment Due Date of that statement.
How We Calculate Your Balance:
Interest charges on Your Account are calculated separately for purchases, balance transfers and cash advances (“Transaction Type”). We figure the interest charge for each Transaction Type by applying the periodic rate to each corresponding “average daily balance.” To get the “average daily balance” for a Transaction Type We take the beginning balance for that Transaction Type each day, add any new transactions of that type, and subtract any unpaid interest or other finance charges and any applicable payments or credits. This gives Us the daily balance for each Transaction Type. Then, for each Transaction Type, We add up all the daily balances for the billing cycle and divide each total by the number of days in the billing cycle. This gives Us the “average daily balance” for each Transaction Type.
5. FEES — In addition to the periodic rate, additional fees may be imposed on Your Account. If applicable to Your Account, the fee amounts and explanations are disclosed on the Account Opening Disclosure accompanying this Agreement.
6. FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS — Purchases and cash advances made in foreign currencies will be debited from Your Account in U.S. dollars. The exchange rate between the transaction currency and the billing currency used for processing international transactions is a rate selected by Visa from a range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which rate may vary from the rate Visa itself receives or the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date. The exchange rate used on the processing date may differ from the rate that would have been used on the purchase date or cardholder statement posting date.
A fee (finance charge) will be charged on all transactions completed outside of the United States, where the cardholder’s country code differs from the merchant’s country code. A fee (finance charge) will be charged on all transactions completed in a foreign currency. All fees are calculated based on the transaction amount after it is converted to U.S. dollars. These fees are charged except where excluded. The Foreign Transaction Fee is set forth on the Disclosure accompanying this Agreement.
7. AUTHORIZATIONS — We do not guarantee authorization of a transaction, either by Us or by a third party, even if You have sufficient credit available. You agree that We will not be liable for failing to give an authorization. We also reserve the right to limit the number of transactions that may be approved in one day. We reserve the right to deny certain transactions for any reason and at Our sole discretion, including for default, suspected fraudulent or unlawful activity, internet gambling or any indication of increased risk related to the transaction or the Account. You agree that We have no requirement to notify You of the specific reason We denied a transaction. If We detect unusual or suspicious activity, We may suspend Your credit privileges until We can verify the activity, or We may close the Account.
8. INFORMATION UPDATING SERVICE AND AUTHORIZATIONS — If You have authorized a merchant to bill charges to Your Card on a recurring basis, it is Your responsibility to notify the merchant in the event Your Card is replaced, Your Account information (such as Card number or expiration date) changes, or Your Account is closed. However, if Your Card is replaced or Your Account information changes, You authorize Us, without obligation on Our part, to provide the updated Account information to the merchant in order to permit the merchant to bill recurring charges to Your Card. You authorize Us to apply such recurring charges to Your Card until You notify Us that You have revoked authorization for the charges to Your Card.
Your Card is automatically enrolled in an information updating service. Through this service, Your updated Account information (such as Card number or expiration date) may be shared with participating merchants to facilitate continued recurring charges. Updates are not guaranteed before Your next payment to a merchant is due. You are responsible for making direct payment until recurring charges resume. To revoke Your authorization allowing Us to provide updated Account information to a merchant, please contact Us.
9. PREAUTHORIZED CHARGES — We may suspend preauthorized recurring charges with merchants if, for example, Your Card is lost or stolen, You default, or We change Your Account for any reason. If preauthorized recurring charges are suspended, You are responsible for making direct payment for such charges until You contact the merchant to reinstate recurring charges.
10. DEFAULT — You will be in default under this Agreement if You fail to pay the Minimum Payment Due by its Payment Due Date; pay by a check or similar instrument that is not honored or that We must return because it cannot be processed; pay by automatic debit that is returned unpaid; make any false or misleading statements in any credit application or credit update; file for bankruptcy; or die. You will also be in default if You fail to comply with the terms of this Agreement or any other agreement You have with Us.
If You default, We may close Your Account and require You to pay any unpaid balance immediately, subject to applicable law. In this Agreement and on Your Credit Card Application, You gave Us a security interest in all individual or joint share and/or deposit accounts with the Credit Union and authorized Us, if You defaulted, to apply the balance in these accounts to any amounts due. You agree We may rely on Your agreement and authorization to, upon Your default, apply any balance to any amounts due on Your Account.
In the event that any suit is filed against the Credit Union with respect to this Agreement, or any credit card issued under this Agreement, the suit shall only be brought in the courts of the state of Florida.
11. LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED USE-LOST/STOLEN CARD NOTIFICATION — If You notice the loss or theft of Your credit card or a possible unauthorized use of Your Card, You should write to Us immediately at 1111 NW 7 Street, Miami, FL, 33136 or call Us at (866) 271-6679, seven days a week 24 hours a day.
You will not be liable for any unauthorized use that occurs after You notify Us. You may, however, be liable for unauthorized use that occurs before Your notice to Us. You will have no liability for unauthorized use unless You are found to be fraudulent or negligent in the handling of Your Account or Card. In any case, Your liability for unauthorized transactions will not exceed $50.
12. CHANGING OR TERMINATING YOUR ACCOUNT — As permitted by law, the Credit Union may change the terms of this Agreement and any attached Disclosure from time to time. Notice of any change will be given in accordance with applicable law. To the extent permitted by law, changes to the Agreement may apply to Your existing account balance as well as to future transactions.
Arizona, California, Idaho, Louisiana, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin Residents – Either You, Your spouse or the Credit Union may terminate this Agreement at any time, but termination by You, Your spouse or the Credit Union will not affect Your obligation to pay the account balance plus any finance and other charges You or Your spouse owe under this Agreement. Your obligation to pay the account balance plus any finance and other charges You owe under this agreement are subject to all applicable laws and regulations regarding repayment requirements. The Card or Cards You receive remain the property of the Credit Union and You must recover and surrender to the Credit Union all Cards upon request or upon termination of this Agreement whether by You or the Credit Union.
Residents of all other states – Either You or the Credit Union may terminate this Agreement at any time, but termination by You or the Credit Union will not affect Your obligation to pay the account balance plus any finance and other charges You owe under this Agreement. Your obligation to pay the account balance plus any finance and other charges You owe under this agreement are subject to all applicable laws and regulations regarding repayment requirements. The Card or Cards You receive remain the property of the Credit Union and You must recover and surrender to the Credit Union all Cards upon request or upon termination of this Agreement whether by You or the Credit Union.
13. AUTHORIZED USERS — Upon Your request, We may issue additional Cards for authorized users that You designate. You must notify Us in writing of any termination of an authorized user’s right to access Your Account. Your notice must include the name of the authorized user and Your Account number and/or any subaccount number issued to the authorized user along with the authorized user’s Card and any convenience or other access checks issued to the authorized user. If You cannot return the authorized user’s Card or access checks and if You request Your Account to be closed, We will close Your Account and You may apply for a new Account. Alternatively, We may, at Our sole discretion, issue You a new Account number and a new Card.
14. CREDIT REPORTS AND NOTICE OF NEGATIVE INFORMATION — You authorize the Credit Union to obtain credit reports and any other information We may need to verify Your identity and use of the Account when opening Your Account and for any update, increase, renewal, extension, collection or review of Your Account. You authorize the Credit Union to disclose information regarding Your Account to credit bureaus and creditors who inquire about Your credit standing. We may report information about Your Account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments, or other defaults on Your Account may be reflected on Your credit report.
15. JOINT ACCOUNTS — If this is a joint Account, each of You will be individually and jointly responsible for paying all amounts owed under this Agreement. This means that the Credit Union can require any one of You individually to repay the entire amount owed under this Agreement. Each of You authorizes the other(s) to make transactions on the Account individually. Any one of You may terminate the Account and the termination will be effective as to all of You.
16. EFFECT OF AGREEMENT — This Agreement is the contract which applies to all transactions on Your Account even though the sales, cash advances, credit or other slips You sign or receive may contain different terms.
17. SEVERABILITY AND FINAL EXPRESSION — This Agreement is the final expression of the terms and conditions of Your Account. This written Agreement may not be contradicted by evidence of any alleged oral Agreement. Should any part of this Agreement be found to be invalid or unenforceable, all other parts of this Agreement shall remain in effect and fully enforceable to the fullest extent possible under this Agreement.
18. ILLEGAL TRANSACTIONS PROHIBITED — You agree that You will not use Your Card for any transaction, including any type of electronic gambling transaction through the Internet, that is illegal under applicable federal, state, or local law.
Even if You use Your Card for an illegal transaction, You will be responsible for all amounts and charges incurred in connection with the transaction. This paragraph shall not be interpreted as permitting or authorizing any transaction that is illegal.
19. APPLICABLE LAW — The terms and enforcement of this Agreement shall be governed by federal law and the law of Florida.
20. ENFORCING THIS AGREEMENT — We can delay in enforcing or fail to enforce any of Our rights under this Agreement without losing them.
21. COLLECTION COSTS — If We refer collection of Your Account to a lawyer who is not Our salaried employee, You are liable for any reasonable attorney’s fees We incur, plus the costs and expenses of any legal action, as further disclosed on this Agreement, or to the extent allowed by law.
22. ASSIGNMENT — We may assign any or all of Our rights and obligations under this Agreement to a third party.
23. CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS — A married applicant may apply for a separate Account. Applicants: 1) may, after credit approval, use the credit card Account up to its credit limit; 2) may be liable for amounts extended under the plan to any joint applicant. As required by law, You are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on Your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if You fail to fulfill the terms of Your credit obligations.
24. FLORIDA RESIDENTS — You (borrower) agree that, should We obtain a judgment against You, a portion of Your disposable earnings may be attached or garnished (paid to Us by Your employer), as provided by Florida and Federal law.
25. MARYLAND RESIDENTS — To the extent, if any, that Maryland law applies to Your Account, We elect to offer Your Card Account pursuant to Title 12, Subtitle 9 of the Maryland Commercial Law Article.
26. MISSOURI RESIDENTS — Oral Agreements or commitments to loan money, extend credit or to forbear from enforcing repayment of a debt including promises to extend or renew such debt are not enforceable. To protect You (borrower(s)) and Us (creditor) from misunderstanding or disappointment, any Agreements We reach covering such matters are contained in this writing, which is the complete and exclusive statement of the Agreement between Us, except as We may later agree in writing to modify it.
27. NEW YORK RESIDENTS — We may obtain a credit report in connection with this Account, including for any review, modification, renewal or collections associated with this Account. Upon Your request, You will be informed whether such report was requested and, if so, the name and address of the consumer reporting agency furnishing the report. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department at 800.342.3736 or www.dfs.ny.gov to obtain a comparative listing of credit card rates, fees and grace periods.
28. OHIO RESIDENTS — The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
29. SOUTH DAKOTA RESIDENTS — If You believe there have been any improprieties in making this loan or in the lender’s loan practices, You may contact the South Dakota Division of Banking at 1601 N. Harrison Ave, Suite 1, Pierre, SD 57501, or by phone at 605.773.3421.
30. WISCONSIN RESIDENTS — If You are married, please contact Us immediately upon receipt of this Agreement at the address or phone number listed on this Agreement and provide Us with the name and address of Your spouse. We are required to inform Your spouse that We have opened an Account for You.
31. NOTICE TO UTAH BORROWERS — This written Agreement is a final expression of the Agreement between You and the Credit Union. This written Agreement may not be contradicted by evidence of any oral Agreement. As required by law, You are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on Your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if You fail to fulfill the terms of Your credit obligations.
32. THE FOLLOWING IS REQUIRED BY VERMONT LAW — NOTICE TO CO-SIGNER — YOUR SIGNATURE ON THIS NOTE MEANS THAT YOU ARE EQUALLY LIABLE FOR REPAYMENT OF THIS LOAN. IF THE BORROWER DOES NOT PAY, THE LENDER HAS A LEGAL RIGHT TO COLLECT FROM YOU.
This notice tells You about Your rights and Our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
What To Do If You Find A Mistake On Your Statement
If You think there is an error on Your statement, write to Us at the address listed on Your statement.
In Your letter, give Us the following information:
– Account information: Your name and Account number.
– Dollar amount: The dollar amount of the suspected error.
– Description of problem: If You think there is an error on Your bill, describe what You believe is wrong and why You believe it is a mistake.
You must contact Us:
– Within 60 days after the error appeared on Your statement.
– At least three business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if You want to stop payment on the amount You think is wrong.
You must notify Us of any potential errors in writing or electronically. You may call Us, but if You do We are not required to investigate any potential errors and You may have to pay the amount in question.
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter
When We receive Your letter, We must do two things:
1. Within 30 days of receiving Your letter, We must tell You that We received Your letter. We will also tell You if We have already corrected the error.
2. Within 90 days of receiving Your letter, We must either correct the error or explain to You why We believe the bill is correct.
While We investigate whether or not there has been an error:.
– We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report You as delinquent on that amount.
– The charge in question may remain on Your statement, and We may continue to charge You interest on that amount.
– While You do not have to pay the amount in question, You are responsible for the remainder of Your balance.
– We can apply any unpaid amount against Your credit limit.
After We finish Our investigation, one of two things will happen:
– If We made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
– If We do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will send You a statement of the amount You owe and the date payment is due. We may then report You as delinquent if You do not pay the amount We think You owe.
If You receive Our explanation but still believe Your bill is wrong, You must write to Us within 10 days telling Us that You still refuse to pay. If You do so, We cannot report You as delinquent without also reporting that You are questioning Your bill. We must tell You the name of anyone to whom We reported You as delinquent, and We must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between Us.
If We do not follow all of the rules above, You do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount You question even if Your bill is correct.
Your Rights if You Are Dissatisfied With Your Credit Card Purchases
If You are dissatisfied with the goods or services that You have purchased with Your credit card, and You have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the merchant, You may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the purchase.
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
1. The purchase must have been made in Your home state or within 100 miles of Your current mailing address, and the purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if Your purchase was based on an advertisement We mailed to You, or if We own the company that sold You the goods or services.)
2. You must have used Your credit card for the purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses Your credit card Account do not qualify.
3. You must not yet have fully paid for the purchase.
If all of the criteria above are met and You are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact Us in writing or electronically at the address listed on Your statement.
While We investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After We finish Our investigation, We will tell You Our decision. At that point, if We think You owe an amount and You do not pay, We may report You as delinquent.
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