Visa Credit Card Agreement
1. USING YOUR ACCOUNT- If you are approved for an account, the credit union will establish a line of credit for you and notify you of your credit limit. You agree that your credit limit is the maximum amount (purchases, cash advances, finance charges, plus “other charges”) which you will have outstanding on your account at any time. If you are over your credit limit, you must pay the amount you are over before payments will begin to restore your credit limit. You may request an increase in your credit limit only by a method acceptable to the credit union. The credit union has the right to reduce your credit limit, refuse to make an advance and/or terminate your account at any time for any reason not prohibited by law.
2. USING YOUR CARD- You understand that the use of your credit card will constitute acknowledgement of receipt and agreement to the terms of the credit card agreement. You may use your card to make purchases from merchants and others who accept Visa cards. If you wish to pay for goods or services over the Internet, you may be required to provide card number security information before you will be permitted to complete the transaction. In addition, you may obtain cash advances from the credit union and from other financial institutions that accept Visa cards, and from some automated teller machines (ATMs). (Not all ATMs accept Visa cards.) To obtain cash advances from an ATM, you must use the personal identification number (PIN) issued to you for use with your card. You agree that you will not use your card for any transaction that is illegal under applicable federal, state or local law.
3. RESPONSIBILITY- You agree to pay all charges (purchases and cash advances) made to your account by you or anyone you authorize to use your account. You also agree to pay all finance charges and other charges added to your account under the terms of this agreement or another agreement you made with the credit union. If this is a joint account, Section 17 also applies to your account.
4. FINANCE CHARGES-New purchases posted to your account during a billing cycle will not incur a finance charge for that billing cycle if you 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; otherwise a finance charge will accrue from the date a purchase is posted to your account. To avoid an additional finance charge on the balance of purchases, you must pay the entire new balance on the billing statement by the payment due date of that statement. A finance charge begins to accrue on cash advances from the date you get the cash advance or from the first day of the billing cycle in which the cash advance is posted to your account, whichever is later.
The finance charge is calculated separately for purchases and cash advances. For purchases, the finance charge is computed by applying the monthly periodic rate to the average daily balance of purchases. To get the average daily balance of purchases, we take the beginning outstanding balance of purchases each day, add any new purchases, and subtract any payments and/or credits. This gives us the daily balance of purchases. Then, we add all the daily balances of purchases for the billing cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the billing cycle. This gives us the average daily balance of purchases.
For cash advances, the finance charge is computed by applying the monthly periodic rate to the average daily balance of cash advances. To get the average daily balance of cash advances, we take the beginning outstanding balance of cash advances each day, add in any new cash advances, and subtract any payments and/or credits that we apply to the cash advance balance. This gives us the daily balance of cash advances. Then, we add all the daily balances of cash advances for the billing cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the billing cycles. This gives us the average daily balance of cash advances. Balance transfers are calculated in the same manner as cash advances.
5. OTHER CHARGES- The following other charges (fees) will be added to your account, as applicable:
a. Over-the-Credit-Limit Fee. You may be charged a fee of $15.00 on a statement date if your new balance on that date, less any fees imposed during the cycle, is over your credit limit. You will be charged the fee each subsequent month until your new balance on the statement date, less any fees imposed during the cycle, is BELOW your credit limit.
b. Late Payment Fee. A late charge of $15.00 will be added to your account if you are late in making a payment.
c. Return Check Fee. If a check or share draft used to make a payment on your account is returned unpaid, you will be charged a fee of $20.00 for each item returned.
d. Card Replacement Fee. You will be charged $5.00 for each replacement card that is issued to you for any reason.
e. Collection Costs. You agree to pay all costs of collection the amount you owe under this agreement, including court costs and reasonable attorney’s fees.
6. PAYMENTS- Each month you must pay at least the minimum payment shown on your statement by the date specified on the statement or no later than twenty-five (25) days from the statement closing date whichever is later. If your statement says the payment is “Now Due,” your payment is due no later than twenty-five (25) days from the statement closing date. You may pay more frequently, pay more than the minimum payment 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 each month your account has a balance (other than a credit balance). The minimum payment is 2.0% of your total new balance, or $20.00, whichever is greater, plus the amount of any prior minimum payments that you have not made, and any amount you are over you credit limit. The credit union also has the right to demand immediate payment of any account by which you are over you credit limit.
7. PAYMENT ALLOCATION- Subject to applicable law, your payments may be applied to what you owe the credit union in any manner the credit union chooses. 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.
8. SECURITY INTEREST- 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. In addition, your account is secured by all other shares you have in any individual or joint account with the credit union, except for shares in an Individual Retirement Account or in any other account that would lose special tax treatment under state or federal law if given as security. You authorize the credit union to apply the balance in your individual or joint share accounts to pay any amounts due on your account if you should default. 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.
9. DEFAULT- You will be in default if you fail to make any minimum payment or other required payment by the date that it is due. You will be in default if you break any promise you make under this agreement. You will be in default if you die, file for bankruptcy or become insolvent, that is, unable to pay your obligations when they become due. You will be in default if you make any false or misleading statements in any credit application or credit update. You will also be in default if something happens that the credit union believes may substantially reduce your ability to repay what you owe.
When you are in default, the credit union has the right to demand immediate payment of your full account balance without giving you notice. If immediate payment is demanded, you agree to continue paying finance charges at the periodic rate charged before default, until what you owe has been paid, and any shares that were given as security for your account may be applied towards what you owe.
10. LIABILITY FOR UNAUTHORIZED USE-LOST/STOLEN CRED NOTIFICAITON- You agree to notify us immediately, orally or in writing at 104 N. Elmer Ave., Sayre PA 18840 or telephone 800-433-0505 twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, of the loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your credit card. You may be liable for the unauthorized use of your credit card. You will not be liable for unauthorized use that occurs after you notify us of the loss, theft, or possible unauthorized use. You will have no liability for unauthorized purchases made with your credit card, unless you are grossly negligent in the handling of your card. In any case, you liability will not exceed $50.00
11. CHANGING OR TERMINATING YOUR ACCOUNT- The credit union may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. Notice of any change will be given in accordance with applicable law. If permitted by law and specified in the notice to you, the change will apply to your existing account balance as well as to future transactions.
Either you or the credit union may terminat 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. You are also responsible for all transactions made to your account after termination, unless the transactions were unauthorized.
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. The credit union has the right to require you to pay your full account balance at any time after your account is terminated, whether it is terminated by you or the credit union. If this is a joint account, Section 17 of this agreement also applies to termination of the account.
12. CREDIT REVIEW AND RELEASE OF INFORMATION- You authorize the credit union to investigate your credit standing when opening or reviewing your account. You authorize the credit union to disclose information regarding your account to credit bureaus and creditors who inquire about your credit standing. If your account is eligible for emergency cash and/or emergency card replacement services, and you request such services, you agree that we may provide personal information about you and your account that is necessary to provide you with the requested service(s).
13. RETURNS AND ADJUSTMENTS- Merchants and others who honor your card may give credit for returns or adjustments, and they will do so by sending the credit union a credit slip which will be posted to your account. If your credits and payments exceed what you owe the credit union, the amount will be applied against future purchases and cash advances. If the credit balance amount is $1.00 or more, it will be refunded upon your written request or automatically after six (6) months.
14. ADDITIONAL BENEFITS/CARD ENHANCEMENTS- The credit union may from time to time offer additional services to your account, such as travel accident insurance, at no additional cost to you. You understand that the credit union is not obligated to offer such services and may withdraw or change them at any time.
15. FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS- VISA. 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, in each instance plus and additional 1%. The exchange rate used on the processing date may differ from the rate that would have been used on the purchase date or the cardholder statement posting date.
16. MERHCANT DISPUTES- The credit union is not responsible for the refusal of any merchant or financial institution to honor your card. The credit union is subject to claims and defenses (other than tort claims) arising out of goods or services you purchase with the card if you have made a good faith attempt but have been unable to obtain satisfaction from the merchant or service provider, and (a) your purchase was made in response to an advertisement the credit union sent or participated in sending to you; or (b) your purchase cost more than $50.00 and was made in your state or within one hundred (100) miles of your home.
17. JOINT ACCOUNTS- If this is a joint account, each person on the account must sign the agreement (by signing on the application). 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 purchases or cash advances individually. Any one of you may terminate the account and the termination will be effective as to all of you.
18. 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.
19. NO WIAVER- The credit union can delay enforcing any of its rights any number of times without losing them.
20. STATEMENTS AND NOTICES- Statements and notices will be mailed to you at the most recent address you have given the credit union. Notice sent to any one of you will be considered notice to all.
21. FINAL EXPRESSION- This agreement is the final expression of the terms and conditions of this Visa line of credit between you and the credit union. This written agreement may not be contradicted by evidence of any alleged oral agreement.
22. COPY RECEIVED- You acknowledge that you have received a copy of this agreement.
23. SIGNATURES- By signing in the Signature area of the application form that was attached to this agreement when you received it, you agree to the terms of this agreement. You should detach this agreement from the application and retain it for your records.
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS
This notice contains important information about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
NOTIFY US IN CASE OR ERRORS OR QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR BILL-
In your letter, give us the following information:
*Your name and account number.
If you have authorized us to pay your credit card bill automatically from your savings or share draft account, you can stop the payment on any amount you think is wrong. To stop the payment, your letter must reach us three (3) business days before the automatic payment is scheduled to occur.
YOUR RIGHTS AND OUR RESPONSIBILITIES AFTER WE RECEIVE YOUR WRITTEN NOTICE-
We must acknowledge you letter within thirty (30) days, unless we have corrected the error by then. Within ninety (90) days, we must either correct the error or explain why we believe the bill was correct.
After we receive you letter, we cannot try to collect any amount you question, or report you as delinquent. We can continue to bill you for the amount you question, including finance charges, and we can apply any unpaid amount against your credit limit. You do not have to pay any questioned amount while we are investigating, but you are still obligated to pay the parts of your bill that are not in question.
If we find that we made a mistake on your bill, you will not have to pay any finance charges related to any questioned amount. If we didn’t make a mistake, you may have to pay finance charges and you will have to make up any missed payments on the questioned amount. In either case, we will send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date that is it due.
If you have a problem with the quality of property or services that you purchased with a 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 property or services. There are two (2) limitations on this right:
*You must have made the purchase in your home state or, if not within you home state, within one hundred (100) miles of your current mailing address; and
*The purchase price must have been more than $50.00.
These limitations do not apply if we own or operate the merchant, or if we mailed you the advertisement for the property or services.