Visa Electronic Funds Transfers
ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFER DISCLOSURE AND AGREEMENT
For purposes of this disclosure and agreement the terms "we", "us" and "our" refer to Century Bank. The terms "you" and "your" refer to the recipient of this disclosure and agreement.
The Electronic Fund Transfer Act and Regulation E require institutions to provide certain information to customers regarding electronic fund transfers (EFTs). This disclosure applies to any EFT service you receive from us related to an account established primarily for personal, family or household purposes. Examples of EFT services include direct deposits to your account, automatic regular payments made from your account to a third party and one-time electronic payments from your account using information from your check to pay for purchases or to pay bills. This disclosure also applies to the use of your Century Bank Debit Card (hereinafter referred to collectively as "Debit Card") at automated teller machines (ATMs) and any networks described below.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS. The following provisions govern the use of EFT services through accounts held by Century Bank which are established primarily for personal, family or household purposes. If you use any EFT services provided, you agree to be bound by the applicable terms and conditions listed below. Please read this document carefully and retain it for future reference.
DEFINITION OF BUSINESS DAY. Business days are Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays.
DEBIT CARD SERVICES. The services available through use of your debit card are described below.
CENTURY BANK DEBIT CARD SERVICES:
- You may withdraw cash from your checking account(s), savings account(s), and money market account(s).
- You may use your card at any merchant that accepts Visa® debit cards for the purchase of goods and
NETWORK. Your ability to perform the transactions or access the accounts set forth above depends on the location and type of ATM you are using and the network through which the transaction is being performed. A specific ATM or network may not perform or permit all of the above transactions.
You may access your Debit Card through the following network(s): Pulse, Plus and Money Pass.
ATM FEES. When you use an ATM not owned by us, you may be charged a fee by the ATM operator or any network used, and you may be charged a fee for a balance inquiry even if you do not complete a fund transfer.
OTHER ATM SERVICES. In addition, you may perform the following transactions:
- You may make cash withdrawals from checking or savings account(s).
- You may withdraw no more than $1000.00 cash per
- You may make a deposit to your Century Bank account at designated Century Bank
- You may transfer funds between your Century Bank
- You may get information about the balance of your account(s).
- Total number of debit card transactions per day are
POINT OF SALE TRANSACTIONS. Listed below is the card you may use to purchase goods and services from merchants that have arranged to accept your card as a means of payment (these merchants are referred to as "Participating Merchants"). Some Participating Merchants may permit you to receive cash back as part of your purchase. Purchases made with your card, including any purchase where you receive cash, are referred to as "Point of Sale" transactions and will cause your "designated account" to be debited for the amount of the purchase. We have the right to return any check or other item drawn against your account to ensure there are funds available to pay for any Point of Sale transaction. We may, but do not have to, allow transactions which exceed your available account balance or, if applicable, your available overdraft protection. If we do, you agree to pay an amount equal to the overdrawn balance plus any overdraft fees.
The following card and the corresponding designated account(s) may be used for Point of Sale transactions:
- Century Bank Debit Card: Checking
Your Debit card may also be used to obtain cash from your designated account(s) at participating financial institutions when so authorized under the terms of your Account Agreement.
AUTHORIZATION HOLDS. An authorization hold is a temporary hold that is placed on your account for certain debit card transactions. The amount of the temporary hold may be more than the actual amount of the transaction, so your available account balance will temporarily be reduced by the amount of the temporary hold. If the authorization hold or the processing of subsequent transactions causes your account to have insufficient funds to pay the transaction, we may charge you non-sufficient funds fees if we return the item or overdraft fees if we pay the item on your behalf.
CURRENCY CONVERSION - Visa®. When you use your card with the Visa® logo at a merchant that settles in currency other than US dollars, the charge will be converted into the US dollar amount. The currency conversion rate used to determine the transaction amount in US dollars is a rate selected by Visa® from a range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable transaction date, which rate may vary from the rate Visa® itself receives, or the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable transaction date, in each instance, plus or minus any adjustment determined by the issuer. The conversion rate in effect on the transaction date may differ from the rate in effect on the central processing date or the posting date.
SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH USE OF TELEPHONE TRANSFER SERVICE. You may perform the following functions through use of Telephone Transfer Service:
- You may initiate transfers of funds between your checking, savings and money market
- You may make balance inquiries on your checking account(s), savings account(s), and money market account(s).
- You may make payments on consumer loans, home equity loans, and cash reserve loans that you have with
In addition, you may perform other transactions such as:
- You may get information about the last six deposits to your checking, savings or money market
- You may get information about the last six withdrawals from your checking, savings or money market
For questions or more information, call us at: (505)424-2888
PREAUTHORIZED TRANSFER SERVICES.
- You may arrange for the preauthorized automatic deposit of funds to your checking account(s), savings account(s), and money market account(s).
- You may arrange for the preauthorized automatic payments or other transfers from your checking account(s), savings account(s), and money market account(s).
SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH USE OF EBANKING. Century Bank offers its customers use of our eBanking service. You may access your account(s) at: www.mycenturybank.com to:
- Check account balances
- Transfer funds between accounts
- Transfer funds to another person who banks with a S. based financial institution.
- View transactions including check and deposit images
- Make Century Bank loan payments
- Pay bills using Bill Payment
- View eStatements (up to seven years)
ELECTRONIC CHECK CONVERSION. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to make a one-time electronic payment from your checking account using information from your check to pay for purchases or to pay bills.
LIMITATIONS ON TRANSACTIONS
TRANSACTION LIMITATIONS - CENTURY BANK DEBIT CARD.
CASH WITHDRAWAL LIMITATIONS. You may withdraw up to $1,000.00 through use of ATMs in any one day.
POINT OF SALE LIMITATIONS. You may buy up to $1,500.00 worth of goods or services in any one day through use of our Point of Sale service.
- We reserve the right to impose limitations for security purposes at any
- Total number of debit card transactions per day are
There is a daily limit for all ATM withdrawal transactions. For security reasons, specific dollar limits are disclosed at the time the Debit Card is issued. Century Bank reserves the right to change dollar amount limits at any time upon prior notification.
LIMITS ON TRANSFERS FROM CERTAIN ACCOUNTS. We may limit the number of checks, telephone transfers, online transfers, and preauthorized electronic transfers to an account you have with us and to third parties (including Point of Sale transactions) from money market and savings type accounts. You may be limited to six (6) such transactions from each savings or money market account you have per month for purposes of making a payment to a third party or by use of a telephone, computer, or wireless handheld device. Please refer to the Account Agreement for more information regarding transaction limitations.
NOTICE OF RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The use of any electronic fund transfer services described in this document creates certain rights and responsibilities regarding these services as described below.
RIGHT TO RECEIVE DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR TRANSFERS.
TRANSACTION RECEIPTS. Depending on the location of an ATM, you may not be given the option to receive a receipt if your transaction is $15.00 or less. Upon completing a transaction of more than $15.00, you will receive a printed receipt documenting the transaction (unless you choose not to get a paper receipt). These receipts (or the transaction number given in place of the paper receipt) should be retained to verify that a transaction was performed. A receipt will be provided for any transaction of more than $15.00 made with your Debit Card at a Participating Merchant. If the transaction is $15.00 or less, the Participating Merchant is not required to provide a receipt.
PERIODIC STATEMENTS. If your account is subject to receiving a monthly statement, all EFT transactions will be reported on it. If your account is subject to receiving a statement less frequently than monthly, then you will continue to receive your statement on that cycle, unless there are EFT transactions, in which case you will receive a monthly statement. In any case you will receive your statement at least quarterly.
PREAUTHORIZED DEPOSITS. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, you can call us at (505) 424-2888 to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.
USING YOUR CARD AND PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBER ("PIN"). In order to assist us in maintaining the security of your account and the terminals, the Debit Card remains our property and may be revoked or canceled at any time without giving you prior notice. You agree not to use your Debit Card for a transaction that would cause your account balance to go below zero, or to access an account that is no longer available or lacks sufficient funds to complete the transaction, including any available line of credit. We will not be required to complete any such transaction, but if we do, we may, at our sole discretion, charge or credit the transaction to another account; you agree to pay us the amount of the improper withdrawal or transfer upon request.
Certain transactions involving your Debit Card require use of your PIN. Your PIN is used to identify you as an authorized user. Because the PIN is used for identification purposes, you agree to notify Century Bank immediately if your Debit Card is lost or if the secrecy of your PIN is compromised. You also agree not to reveal your PIN to any person not authorized by you to use your Debit Card or to write your PIN on your Debit Card or on any other item kept with your Debit Card. We have the right to refuse a transaction on your account when your Debit Card or PIN has been reported lost or stolen or when we reasonably believe there is unusual activity on your account.
The security of your account depends upon your maintaining possession of your Debit Card and the secrecy of your PIN. You may change your PIN if you feel that the secrecy of your PIN has been compromised. You may change your PIN by calling 800-290-7893 or 206-624-7998 if calling outside of the U.S..
RIGHTS REGARDING PREAUTHORIZED TRANSFERS.
RIGHTS AND PROCEDURES TO STOP PAYMENTS. If you have instructed us to make regular preauthorized transfers out of your account, you may stop any of the payments. To stop a payment,
call us at: (505)424-2888 or
write to: Century Bank Deposit Operations PO Box 1507
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1507
We must receive your call or written request at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled payment. If you call, please have the following information ready: your account number, the date the transfer is to take place, to whom the transfer is being made and the amount of the scheduled transfer. If you call, we will require you to put your request in writing and deliver it to us within fourteen (14) days after you call.
NOTICE OF VARYING AMOUNTS. If you have arranged for automatic periodic payments to be deducted from your checking or savings account and these payments vary in amount, you will be notified by the person or company you are going to pay ten days prior to the payment date of the amount to be deducted. You may choose instead to get this notice only when the payment would differ by more than a certain amount from the previous payment, or when the amount would fall outside certain limits that you set.
OUR LIABILITY FOR FAILURE TO STOP PREAUTHORIZED TRANSFER PAYMENTS. If you order us to stop one of the payments and have provided us with the information we need at least three (3) business days prior to the scheduled transfer, and we do not stop the transfer, we will be liable for your losses or damages.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO NOTIFY US OF LOSS OR THEFT. If you believe your Debit Card or PIN or internet banking access code has been lost or stolen,
call us at: (505)424-2888 (Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays, 8am - 5pm MT) or (888)297-3416 (After business hours)
write to: Century Bank Deposit Operations PO Box 1507
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1507
You should also call the number or write to the address listed above if you believe a transfer has been made using the information from your check without your permission.
CONSUMER LIABILITY. Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your Debit Card or PIN or internet banking access code has been lost or stolen or if you believe that an electronic fund transfer has been made without your permission using information from your check. Telephoning is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. You could lose all the money in your account (plus your maximum overdraft line of credit, if applicable). If you tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your Debit Card or PIN or internet banking access code you can lose no more than fifty dollars ($50) if someone used your Debit Card or PIN or internet banking access code without your permission. If you do NOT tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your Debit Card or PIN or internet banking access code and we can prove we could have stopped someone from using your Debit Card or PIN or internet banking access code without your permission if you had given us notice, you can lose as much as five hundred dollars ($500).
Also, if your statement shows transfers you did not make, including those made by card, code, or other means, tell us at once. If you do not tell us within sixty (60) days after the statement was transmitted to you, you may not receive back any money you lost after the sixty (60) days, and therefore, you may not get back any money in your account (including your maximum overdraft line of credit, if applicable), if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money had you given us notice in time. If a good reason (such as a long trip or hospital stay) keeps you from giving the notice, we will extend the time periods.CONSUMER LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED TRANSACTIONS INVOLVING CENTURY BANK DEBIT CARD.
The limitations on your liability for unauthorized transactions described above generally apply to all electronic fund transfers. However, different limitations apply to certain transactions involving your card with the Visa® logo. These limits apply to unauthorized transactions processed on the Visa® or Plus Network.
If you notify us about an unauthorized transaction involving your card with the Visa® logo and the unauthorized transaction took place on the Visa® or Plus Network, zero liability will be imposed on you for the unauthorized transaction. We may increase the limit of your liability for such unauthorized transactions to the amounts described under "Consumer Liability" above if we reasonably determine, based on substantial evidence, that you were negligent or fraudulent in the handling of your account or your card with the Visa® logo, you were proven to have participated in the transaction, or both. The zero liability provisions do not apply to PIN-based debit transactions not processed by the Visa® or Plus Network, including ATM transactions outside of the United States.
Your liability for unauthorized transactions with your card with the Visa® logo that involve PIN-based debit transactions not processed by the Visa® or Plus Network, including ATM transactions, are described under "Consumer Liability" above.
ILLEGAL USE OF CENTURY BANK DEBIT CARD. You agree not to use your Century Bank Debit Card for any illegal transactions, including internet gambling and similar activities.
IN CASE OF ERRORS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR TRANSACTIONS. In case of errors or questions about your electronic fund transfers,
call us at: (505)424-2888 or
write to: Century Bank Deposit Operations PO Box 1507
Santa Fe, NM 87504-1507
Notification should be made as soon as possible if you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transaction listed on the statement or receipt. You must contact Century Bank no later than 60 days after we sent you the first statement on which the problem or error appears. You must be prepared to provide the following information:
- Your name and account
- A description of the error or transaction you are unsure about along with an explanation as to why you believe it is an error or why you need more information.
- The dollar amount of the suspected
If you provide oral notice, you may be required to send in your complaint or question in writing within ten (10) business days.
We will determine whether an error occurred within ten (10) business days (twenty (20) business days for new accounts) after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to forty-five (45) days (ninety
(90) days for new accounts and foreign initiated or Point of Sale transfers) to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within ten (10) business days (twenty (20) business days for new accounts) for the amount which you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within ten (10) business days, we may not credit your account. The extended time periods for new accounts apply to all electronic fund transfers that occur within the first thirty
- days after the first deposit to the account is made, including those for foreign initiated or Point of Sale transactions. Visa's® cardholder protection policy requires that we provide provisional credit for losses from unauthorized Visa® Check Card use within five (5) business days of notification of the loss, unless we determine that additional investigation is warranted and allowed by applicable laws or regulations.
We will tell you the results within three (3) business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation.
You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.
LIABILITY FOR FAILURE TO COMPLETE TRANSACTION. If we do not complete a transfer to or from your account on time or in the correct amount according to our agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages as provided by law. However, there are some exceptions. We will NOT be liable, for instance:
- If through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the
- If the transfer would result in your exceeding the credit limit on your line of credit, if you have
- If the electronic terminal was not working properly and you knew about the breakdown before you started the
- If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire or flood, computer or machine breakdown, or failure or interruption of communications facilities) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions we have taken.
- If we have terminated our Agreement with
- When your Debit Card has been reported lost or stolen or we have reason to believe that something is wrong with a
- If we receive inaccurate or incomplete information needed to complete a
- In the case of preauthorized transfers, we will not be liable where there is a breakdown of the system which would normally handle the transfer.
- If the funds in the account are subject to legal action preventing a transfer to or from your
- If the electronic terminal does not have enough cash to complete the There may be other exceptions provided by applicable law.
DISCLOSURE OF ACCOUNT INFORMATION. You agree that merchant authorization messages transmitted in connection with Point of Sale transactions are permissible disclosures of account information, and you further agree to release Century Bank and hold it harmless from any liability arising out of the transmission of these messages.
We will disclose information to third parties about your account or electronic fund transfers made to your account:
- Where necessary to complete a transfer or to investigate and resolve errors involving the transfer(s); or
- In order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party such as a credit bureau or merchant; or
- In order to comply with government agency or court orders; or
- If you give us your permission in a record or
AMENDING OR TERMINATING THE AGREEMENT. We may change this agreement from time to time. You will be notified at least 21 days before a change will take effect if it will cause you an increase in costs or liability or it will limit your ability to make electronic fund transfers. No notice will be given if the change is necessary for security reasons. We also have the right to terminate this agreement at any time.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR ATM TERMINAL USAGE. Please keep in mind the following basic safety tips whenever you use an ATM:
- Have your Debit Card ready to use when you reach the Have all of your forms ready before you get to the machine. Keep some extra forms (envelopes) at home for this purpose.
- If you are new to ATM usage, use machines close to or inside a financial institution until you become comfortable and can conduct your usage quickly.
- If using an ATM in an isolated area, take someone else with you if possible. Have them watch from the car as you conduct your transaction.
- Do not use ATMs at night unless the area and machine are well-lighted. If the lights are out, go to a different
- If someone else is using the machine you want to use, stand back or stay in your car until the machine is free. Watch out for suspicious people lurking around ATMs, especially during the times that few people are around.
- When using the machine, stand so you block anyone else's view from
- If anything suspicious occurs when you are using a machine, cancel what you are doing and leave immediately. If going to your car, lock your doors.
- Do not stand at the ATM counting Check that you received the right amount later in a secure place, and reconcile it to your receipt then.
- Keep your receipts and verify transactions on your account Report errors immediately. Do not leave receipts at an ATM location.
Your account is also governed by the terms and conditions of other applicable agreements between you and Century Bank.
Duty to protect account information and methods of access- It is your responsibility to protect the account number(s) and access device(s) (e.g., debit card and/or PIN, online/mobile login and passwords) for your account(s). Do not discuss, compare, or share information about your account number(s) or access device(s) with anyone unless you are willing to give them full use of your money. Checks and electronic withdrawals are processed by automated methods, and anyone who obtains your account number or access device could use it to withdraw money from your account, with or without your permission. Legitimate organizations will never ask for payment in gift cards, electronic gift cards or other anonymous payment methods.
Positive pay and other fraud prevention services - Except for consumer electronic fund transfers subject to Regulation E, you agree that if we offer you services appropriate for your account to help identify and limit fraud or other unauthorized transactions against your account, and you reject those services, you will be responsible for any fraudulent or unauthorized transactions which could have been prevented by the service we offered. You will not be responsible for such transaction if we acted in bad faith or to the extent our negligence contributed to the loss. Such service include positive pay or commercially reasonable security procedures. The positive pay service can help detect and prevent check fraud and is appropriate for account holders that issue: a high volume of checks, a lot of checks to the general public, or checks for large dollar amounts.
Account numbers - Thieves can encode your account number on a check which looks and functions like an authorized check and can be used to withdraw money from your account. Your account number can also be used to issue a "remotely created check." Like a typical check, a remotely created check (sometimes called a telecheck, preauthorized draft or demand draft) is a draft or check that can be used to withdraw money from your account. Unlike a typical check or draft, however, a remotely created check is not issued by the paying bank and does not contain the signature of the account owner (or signature purported to be the signature of the account owner). If you have truly authorized the remotely created check (to purchase a service or merchandise, for example), it is properly payable. But it can be risky to authorize a remotely created check. A swindler could issue a remotely created check in an amount greater than you authorized, or issue additional remotely create checks that you have not authorized. We will not know if the withdrawal is unauthorized or in an amount greater than the amount you have authorized. Payment can be made from your account even though you did not contact us directly and order the payment.
Access devices - If you furnish your access device and grant actual authority to make transfers to someone who then exceeds that authority, you will be liable for the transfer unless we have been notified that transfers by that person are no longer authorized. Please review the additional information you have received or will receive regarding transfer by access device.
Blank checks - You must also safeguard your blank checks. Notify us at once if you think your blank checks have been lost or stolen. If you are negligent in safeguarding your checks, you must bear the entire loss, or share the loss with us if we failed to use ordinary care which substantially contributes to the loss.
Electronic Fund Transfers Initiated By Third Parties.
- Preauthorized You may make arrangements for certain direct deposits (such as U.S. Treasury, Social Security or payroll) to be accepted into your checking or savings account(s).
- Preauthorized You may make arrangements to pay certain recurring bills from your checking or savings account(s).
- Electronic check conversion. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to make a one-time electronic payment from your checking account using information from your check to pay for purchases or pay bills.
- Electronic returned check charge. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to initiate an electronic funds transfer to collect a charge in the event a check is returned for insufficient funds.
- Overdraft or return fees will be charged on an item each time it is presented for payment and there are insufficient funds at the time presented, which could result in multiple charges for the same item.