TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF YOUR ACCOUNT
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 identifies each person who opens an account.
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.
BYLAWS - Our bylaws, which we may amend from time to time, establish basic rules about our credit union policies and operations which affect your account and membership. You may obtain a copy of the bylaws on request. Our right to require you to give us notice of your intention to withdraw funds from your account is described in the bylaws. Unless we have agreed otherwise, you are not entitled to receive any original item after it is paid, although you may request that we send you an item(s) or a copy of an item(s). Dividends are based on current earnings and available earnings of the credit union, after providing for required reserves.
UNDERSTANDING AND AVOIDING OVERDRAFT AND NONSUFFICIENT FUNDS (NSF) FEES -
Generally - The information in this section is being provided to help you understand what happens if your account is overdrawn. Understanding the concepts of overdrafts and nonsufficient funds (NSF) is important and can help you avoid being assessed fees or charges. This section also provides contractual terms relating to overdrafts and NSF transactions.
An overdrawn account will typically result in you being charged an overdraft fee or an NSF fee. Generally, an overdraft occurs when there is not enough money in your account to pay for a transaction, but we pay (or cover) the transaction anyway. An NSF transaction is slightly different. In an NSF transaction, we do not cover the transaction. Instead, the transaction is rejected and the item or requested payment is returned. In either situation, we can charge you a fee.
Determining your available balance - We use the “available balance” method to determine whether your account is overdrawn, that is, whether there is enough money in your account to pay for a transaction. Importantly, your “available” balance may not be the same as your account’s “actual” balance. This means an overdraft or an NSF transaction could occur regardless of your account’s actual balance.
Your account’s actual balance (sometimes called the ledger balance) only includes transactions that have settled up to that point in time, that is, transactions (deposits and payments) that have posted to your account. The actual balance does not include outstanding transactions (such as checks that have not yet cleared and electronic transactions that have been authorized but which are still pending). The balance on your periodic statement is the ledger balance for your account as of the statement date. As the name implies, your available balance is calculated based on the money “available” in your account to make payments. In other words, the available balance takes transactions that have been authorized, but not yet settled, and subtracts them from the actual balance. In addition, when calculating your available balance, any “holds” placed on deposits that have not yet cleared are also subtracted from the actual balance. For more information on how holds placed on funds in your account can impact your available balance, read the subsection titled “A temporary debit authorization hold affects your account balance.”
Overdrafts - You understand that we may, at our discretion, honor withdrawal requests that overdraw your account. However, the fact that we may honor withdrawal requests that overdraw the account balance does not obligate us to do so later. So you can NOT rely on us to pay overdrafts on your account regardless of how frequently or under what circumstances we have paid overdrafts on your account in the past. We can change our practice of paying, or not paying, discretionary overdrafts on your account without notice to you. You can ask us if we have other account services that might be available to you where we commit to paying overdrafts under certain circumstances, such as an overdraft protection line-of-credit or a plan to sweep funds from another account you have with us. You agree that we may charge fees for overdrafts. For consumer accounts, we will not charge fees for overdrafts caused by ATM withdrawals or one-time debit card transactions if you have not opted- in to that service. We may use subsequent deposits, including direct deposits of social security or other government benefits, to cover such overdrafts and overdraft fees.
Nonsufficient funds (NSF) fees - If an item drafted by you (such as a check) or a transaction you set up (such as a preauthorized transfer) is presented for payment in an amount that is more than the amount of money available in your account, and we decide not to pay the item or transaction, you agree that we can charge you an NSF fee for returning the payment. Be aware that such an item or payment may be presented multiple times and that we do not monitor or control the number of times a transaction is presented for payment. You agree that we may charge you an NSF fee each time a payment is presented if the amount of money available in your account is not sufficient to cover the payment, regardless of the number of times the payment is presented.
Payment types - Some, but not necessarily all, of the ways you can access the funds in your account include debit card transactions, automated clearing house (ACH) transactions, and check transactions. All these payment types can use different processing systems and some may take more or less time to post. This information is important for a number of reasons. For example, keeping track of the checks you write and the timing of the preauthorized payments you set up will help you to know what other transactions might still post against your account. For information about how and when we process these different payment types, see the “Payment order of items” subsection below.
Balance information - Keeping track of your balance is important. You can review your balance in a number of ways including reviewing your periodic statement, reviewing your balance online, accessing your account information by phone, or coming into one of our branches.
Funds availability - Knowing when funds you deposit will be made available for withdrawal is another important concept that can help you avoid being assessed fees or charges. Please see our funds availability disclosure for information on when different types of deposits will be made available for withdrawal. For those accounts to which our funds availability policy disclosure does not apply, you can ask us when you make a deposit when those funds will be available for withdrawal. An item may be returned after the funds from the deposit of that item are made available for withdrawal. In that case, we will reverse the credit of the item. We may determine the amount of available funds in your account for the purpose of deciding whether to return an item for insufficient funds at any time between the times we receive the item and when we return the item or send a notice in lieu of return. We need only make one determination, but if we choose to make a subsequent determination, the account balance at the subsequent time will determine whether there are insufficient available funds.
A temporary debit authorization hold affects your account balance - On debit card purchases, merchants may request a temporary hold on your account for a specified sum of money when the merchant does not know the exact amount of the purchase at the time the card is authorized. The amount of the temporary hold may be more than the actual amount of your purchase. Some common transactions where this occurs involve purchases of gasoline, hotel rooms, or meals at restaurants. When this happens, our processing system cannot determine that the amount of the hold exceeds the actual amount of your purchase. This temporary hold, and the amount charged to your account, will eventually be adjusted to the actual amount of your purchase, but it could be three calendar days, or even longer in some cases, before the adjustment is made. Until the adjustment is made, the amount of funds in your account available for other transactions will be reduced by the amount of the temporary hold. If another transaction is presented for payment in an amount greater than the funds left after the deduction of the temporary hold amount, you will be charged an NSF or overdraft fee according to our NSF or overdraft fee policy. You will be charged the fee even if you would have had available funds in your account if the amount of the hold had been equal to the amount of your purchase.
Payment order of items - The order in which items are paid is important if there is not enough money in your account to pay all of the items that are presented. The payment order can affect the number of items overdrawn or returned unpaid and the amount of the fees you may have to pay. To assist you in managing your account, we are providing you with the following information regarding how we process those items.
Our policy is to process items in the order of which they are received. Checks are processed in the order of which they are received in ascending check number order. ACH items are processed in the order of which they are received with credits posting first. Point of Sale items are processed in the order of which they are received. If a check, item or transaction is presented without available funds in your account to pay it, you will be charged an NSF or overdraft fee according to our NSF or overdraft fee policy. We will not charge you a fee for paying an overdraft of an ATM or one-time debit card transaction if this is a consumer account and you have not opted-in to that service. The amounts of the overdraft and NSF fees are disclosed elsewhere, as are your rights to opt in to overdraft services for ATM and one-time debit card transactions, if applicable. We encourage you to make careful records and practice good account management. This will help you to avoid creating items without available funds and potentially incurring the resulting fees.
STOP PAYMENTS - In the event a Teller or Cashier’s Check drawn on this institution is lost, stolen, or destroyed, the purchase of an indemnity bond may be required before it will be replaced or refunded. In the absence of an indemnity bond, reimbursement may result in a 90 day waiting period.
HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS (HSA) - For your convenience, we permit you to take distributions from your HSA by check. This feature can raise a variety of tax concerns – for example getting additional cash back on an HSA checking transaction. As a result, if you have more than one account with us, it is a good practice to make sure you are using the appropriate checkbook for the transaction. Also, it is your responsibility to ensure your distributions and other actions related to the HSA comply with the law, including federal tax law. As always, we recommend consulting a legal or tax professional if you have any questions about managing your HSA. The terms of this agreement are intended to work in conjunction with the HSA Agreement provided to you earlier. In the event of a conflict, the terms of the HSA Agreement control. You understand that your HSA is intended to be used for payment of qualified medical expenses. It is your responsibility to satisfy any tax liability resulting from use of your HSA for any purpose other than payment or reimbursement of qualified medical expenses. We do not monitor the purpose of any transaction to or from your HSA. Nor are we responsible for ensuring your eligibility for making contributions or ensuring withdrawals are used for payment or reimbursement of qualified medical expenses. Refer to your HSA Agreement for more information relating to the use of your HSA.
TELEPHONE MONITORING AND CONTACTING YOU - You agree, in order for us to service your account or to collect any amounts you may owe, that we, our agents, and our servicer company may monitor and/or record any telephone communications with you. We also may contact you for all purposes (including for collection purposes) using all forms of communication, including voice, text messaging, and email, and all contact information you provide to us, including any cellular telephone number and email address you have provided to us. You agree that we may use automated equipment to dial your telephone number or to deliver messages to you. You may limit this consent based on the options we may provide by calling our Member Services department. Any charges for contacting you that may be billed to you by your communications carrier are your responsibility.
ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This Electronic Fund Transfer disclosure does not apply to any accounts other than consumer accounts, as defined by Regulation E.
Indicated below are types of Electronic Fund Transfers we are capable of handling, some of which may not apply to your account. Please read this disclosure carefully because it tells you your rights and obligations for the transactions listed. You should keep this notice for future reference.
(a) Consumer liability.
• Generally. Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your card and/or 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 you tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your card and/or code without your permission.
If you do NOT tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code and we can prove we could have stopped someone from using your card and/or code without your permission if you had told us, you could lose as much as $500.
Also, if your statement shows transfers that you did not make, including those made by card, code or other means, tell us at once. If you do not tell us within 60 days after the statement was mailed to you, you may not get back any money you lost after the 60 days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time. If a good reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay) kept you from telling us, we will extend the time periods.
• Additional Limits on Liability for Mastercard Debit Card. You will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your Mastercard Debit Card if: (i) you can demonstrate that you have exercised reasonable care in safeguarding your card from the risk of loss or theft, and (ii) upon becoming aware of a loss or theft, you promptly report the loss or theft to us. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.
(b) Contact in event of unauthorized transfer. If you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen,
Call: 940-720-8000 or toll free 800-600-7517;
Union Square Credit Union
Member Services Department
1401 Holliday St.
Wichita Falls, Texas, 76301
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.
Business days. For purposes of these disclosures, our business days are Monday through Saturday (Parker Square location only for Saturday). Federal holidays are not included.
Transfer types and limitations
Account access. You may use your card and/or code to:
• Withdraw cash from your checking or savings account.
• Make deposits to your checking or savings account.
• Transfer funds between your checking and savings accounts whenever you request.
• Pay for purchases at places that have agreed to accept the card and/or code.
• Pay bills directly by telephone from your checking or savings account in the amounts and on the days you request.
Some of these services may not be available at all terminals.
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.
• Pay bills.
Health Savings Accounts (HSA). We permit some electronic fund transfers to and/or from you HSA. The electronic fund transfers we permit are offered for the convenience of managing your HSA. However, electronically moving funds to or from your HSA – for example, depositing more than the allowable amount, or getting additional cash back on an HSA debit card transaction – can raise a variety of tax concerns. As a result, before electronically accessing any account you may have with us, it is good practice to make sure you are using the correct access device (such as a card) or accessing the appropriate account for the transaction. Also, it is your responsibility to ensure the contributions, distributions, and other actions related to your HSA, comply with the law, including federal tax law. As always, we recommend consulting a legal or tax professional if you have any questions about managing your HSA. The terms of this disclosure are intended to work in conjunction with the HSA Agreement provided to you earlier. In the event of a conflict, the terms of the HSA Agreement control. You understand that your HSA is intended to be used for payment of qualified medical expenses. It is your responsibility to satisfy any tax liability resulting from use of your HSA for any purpose other than payment or reimbursement of qualified medical expenses. We do not monitor the purpose of any transaction to or from your HSA. Nor are we responsible for ensuring your eligibility for making contributions or ensuring withdrawals are used for payment or reimbursement of qualified medical expenses. Refer to your HSA Agreement for more information relating to the use of your HSA.
Limitations on frequency of transfers.
• Maximum of 12 PIN Debit Card purchases or PIN POS transactions per day.
• Maximum number of seven (7) cash withdrawals from ATMs per day.
• Maximum number of 20 signature Debit Card purchases or signature POS transactions per day.
• For security reasons, there are limits on the number of transfers you can make using our terminals, and point-of-sale transfer service.
Limitations on dollar amounts of transfers
• You may withdraw up to $1,000 from our terminals each day using the card and/or code.
• You may buy up to $2,500 worth of goods or services each day you use the card and/or code in a point-of-sale transfer service.
Fees Per transfer charge. There is a $1.00 charge for transactions at other financial institution-owned ATMs. Additional fees may apply as determined by the ATM operator.
Currency Conversion and Cross-Border Transaction Fees. If you initiate a transaction with your Mastercard Debit Card in a currency other than US Dollars, Mastercard will convert the charge into a US Dollar amount. The Mastercard currency conversion procedure is based on rates observed in the wholesale market or, where applicable, on government-mandated rates. The currency conversion rate Mastercard generally uses is the rate for the applicable currency that is in effect on the day the transaction occurred. However, in limited situations, particularly where Mastercard transaction processing is being delayed, Mastercard may instead use the rate for the applicable currency in effect on the day the transaction is processed. Mastercard charges us a Currency Conversion Assessment of 20 basis points (0.2% of the transaction) for performing the currency conversion. In addition, Mastercard charges us an Issuer Cross-Border Assessment of 90 basis points (0.9% of the transaction) on all cross-border transactions regardless of whether there is a currency conversion. We charge you a Cross-Border Transaction fee of 1% on all cross-border transactions regardless of whether there is a currency conversion. A cross-border transaction is a transaction processed through the Global Clearing Management System or the Mastercard Debit Switch in which the country of the merchant is different than the country of the cardholder.
Confidentiality. We will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make:
• Where it is necessary for completing transfers, 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 written permission.
• Terminal transfers. You can get a receipt at the time you make any transfer to or from your account using one of our automated teller machines or point-of- sale terminals.
• Preauthorized credits. 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 940-720-8000 or toll free at 800-600-7517 to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.
• Periodic statements. You will get a monthly account statement for your checking account. You will get a monthly account statement for your share savings account unless there are no transfers in a particular month. In any case you will get the statement at least quarterly.
Right to stop payment and procedure for doing so. If you have told us in advance to make regular payments out of your account, you can stop any of these payments. Here’s how:
Call: 940-720-8000 or toll free 800-600-7517;
Union Square Credit Union
Member Services Department
1401 Holliday St.
Wichita Falls, Texas, 76301
In time for us to receive your request 3 business days or more before the payment is scheduled to be made. If you call, we may also require you to put your request in writing and get it to us within 14 days after you call. We will charge you $30 for each stop-payment order you give.
Notice of varying amounts. If these regular payments may vary in amount, the person you are going to pay will tell you, 10 days before each payment, when it will be made and how much it will be. (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.)
Liability for failure to stop payment of preauthorized transfer. If you order us to stop one of these payments 3 business days or more before the transfer is scheduled, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages.
Financial institution’s liability. 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. However, there are some exceptions. We will not be liable, for instance:
1. If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the transfer.
2. If the transfer would go over the credit limit on your overdraft line.
3. If the automated teller machine where you are making the transfer does not have enough cash.
4. If the terminal or system was not working properly and you knew about the breakdown when you started the transfer.
5. If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire or flood) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken.
6. There may be other exceptions stated in our agreement with you.
ATM Operator/Network 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).
Error Resolution Notice
In Case of Errors or Questions About Your Electronic Transfers, call or write us at the telephone number and address listed in this disclosure as soon as you can, if you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement or receipt. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.
Call: 940-720-8000 or toll free 800-600-7517;
Union Square Credit Union
Member Services Department
1401 Holliday St.
Wichita Falls, Texas, 76301
1. Tell us your name and account number (if any).
2. Describe the error or the transfer you are unsure about, and explain as clearly as you can why you believe it is an error or why you need more information.
3. Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error.
If you tell us orally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within 10 business days.
We will determine whether an error occurred within 10 business days after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 days to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account.
For errors involving new accounts, point-of-sale, or foreign-initiated transactions, we may take up to 90 days to investigate your complaint or question. For new accounts, we may take up to 20 business days to credit your account for the amount you think is in error. Your account is considered a new account for the first 30 days after the first deposit is made, unless each of you already have an established account with us before this account is opened.
We will tell you the results within three 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.
NOTICE OF BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR ATM CARD AND NIGHT DEPOSIT FACILITY USERS
As with all financial transactions, please exercise discretion when using an automated teller machine (ATM), night deposit facility or using your ATM card to make purchases on the Internet. For your own safety, be careful. The following suggestions may be helpful.
1. Prepare for your transactions at home (for instance, by filling out a deposit slip) to minimize your time at the ATM or night deposit facility.
2. Mark each transaction in your account record, but not while at the ATM or night deposit facility. Always keep your ATM receipts secure. Don’t leave them at the ATM or night deposit facility because they may contain important account information. Shred your ATM receipts once they are no longer needed.
3. Don’t lend your Mastercard Debit Card to anyone.
4. Remember, do not leave your card at the ATM. Do not leave any financial documents at a night deposit facility or lying out unsecured.
5. Protect the secrecy of your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Protect your Mastercard Debit Card as though it were cash. If your card has an embedded chip, consider keeping the card in a safety envelope to avoid undetected and unauthorized scanning. Don’t tell anyone your PIN. Don’t give anyone information regarding your Mastercard Debit Card or PIN over the telephone or Internet. If your Mastercard Debit Card can be used to make purchases, only consider providing card information over the telephone or the Internet if it is to a trusted merchant and for a call or transaction initiated by you – and never provide the merchant with the PIN to your Mastercard Debit Card.
6. Protect against ATM and Internet fraud. Promptly compare your monthly account statements or the account histories that you receive against your ATM and other receipts. If you make a purchase on the Internet, end the transaction by logging out of the website instead of just closing the web browser.
7. Inspect an ATM before you use it. Look for possible tampering, or for the presence of an unauthorized attachment that could capture your PIN or other information from your card. Never enter your PIN in any ATM that does not look genuine, has been modified, has a suspicious device attached, or is operating in a suspicious manner. Don’t write your PIN where it can be discovered. For example, don’t keep a note of your PIN in your wallet or purse.
8. Protect the security of your PIN. Ensure no one can observe you entering your PIN into the ATM. An example of preventing others from seeing you enter your PIN is by using your body or hand to shield their view.
9. If you lose your Mastercard Debit Card or if it is stolen, promptly notify us. You should consult the other disclosures you have received about electronic fund transfers for additional information about what to do if your card is lost or stolen.
10. When you make a transaction, remain aware of your surroundings and exercise caution when withdrawing funds. Look out for suspicious activity near the ATM or night deposit facility, particularly if it is after sunset. At night, be sure that the facility (including the parking area and walkways) is well lighted. Consider having someone accompany you when you use the facility, especially after sunset. If you observe suspicious persons or circumstances, while approaching or using an unmanned teller machine, you should not use the unmanned teller machine at that time, or if you are in the middle of a transaction, you should cancel the transaction, take the access device, leave the area, and come back at another time, or use an unmanned teller machine at another location.
11. Don’t accept assistance from anyone you don’t know when using an ATM or night deposit facility.
12. If you notice anything suspicious or if any other problem arises after you have begun an ATM transaction, you may want to cancel the transaction, put your card away and leave. You might consider using another ATM or coming back later.
13. Don’t display your cash; put it away as soon as the ATM transaction is completed and wait to count the cash until you are in the safety of a locked enclosure such as your car, home, or in another secure area.
14. At a drive-up facility, make sure all the car doors are locked and all of the windows are rolled up, except the driver’s window. Keep the engine running and remain alert to your surroundings.
15. We want the ATM and night deposit facility to be safe and convenient for you. Therefore, please tell us if you know of any problem with a facility. For instance, let us know if a light is not working or there is any damage to a facility. Please report any suspicious activity or crimes to both the operator of the facility and the local law enforcement officials immediately.
YOUR ABILITY TO WITHDRAW FUNDS
This policy statement applies to all accounts.
Our policy is to make funds from your cash, check, and electronic direct deposits available to you immediately. An electronic payment is received when the payment information and amount have been confirmed and funds are collected from the sender. Electronic payments initiated by Union Square Credit Union may be held for up to three business days. At that time, you can withdraw the funds in cash and we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written.
Please remember that even after we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for deposits and payments that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems involving your deposit.
For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day, except Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. If you make a deposit before closing on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit after closing or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.
If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another bank, we may withhold the availability of a corresponding amount of funds in your account. Those funds will be available at the time funds from the check we cashed would have been available if you had deposited it. Please remember, you are still responsible for checks that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems resulting from the negotiated item.
ACH Transactions Initiated by Union Square Credit Union
Funds may be held for up to three business days on ACH and Electronic transfers initiated by Union Square Credit Union.
LONGER DELAYS MAY APPLY
Case-by-case delays. In some cases, we will not make all of the funds that you deposit by check available to you immediately. Depending on the type of check that you deposit, funds may not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit. The first $225 of your deposits, however, will be available the next business day.
If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available immediately, we will notify you at the time you make your deposit. We will also tell you when the funds will be available. If your deposit is not made directly to one of our employees, or if we decide to take this action after you have left the premises, we will mail you the notice by the day after we receive your deposit.
If you will need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available.
Safeguard exceptions. In addition, funds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period under the following circumstances:
We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
You deposit checks totaling more than $5,525 on any one day. You redeposit a check that has been returned unpaid.
You have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six months.
There is an emergency, such as failure of computer or communications equipment.
We will notify you if we delay your ability to withdraw funds for any of these reasons, and we will tell you when the funds will be available. They will generally be available no later than the seventh business day after the day of your deposit.
SPECIAL RULES FOR NEW ACCOUNTS
If you are a new member, the following special rules will apply during the first 30 days your account is open.
Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the day we receive the deposit. An electronic payment is received when the payment information and amount have been confirmed and funds are collected from the sender. Electronic payments initiated by Union Square Credit Union may be held for up to three business days. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and the first $5,525 of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s, certified, teller’s, traveler’s, and federal, state and local government checks will be available immediately if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you and made in person to one of our employees (you may have to use a special deposit slip). The excess over $5,525 will be available on the ninth business day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks (other than a U.S. Treasury check) is not made in person to one of our employees, the first $5,525 will not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit.
Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the ninth business day after the day of your deposit.
DEPOSITS AT AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES, NIGHT DROPS OR REMOTE LOCATIONS
Funds from any deposits (cash or checks) made at automated or interactive teller machines (ATMs/ITMs) or at Night Drop Boxes we own or operate, or remotely using the credit union’s mobile device application may not be available until the first business day after the day of your deposit. If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available immediately, we will mail you the notice by the day after we receive your deposit.
You must complete payment of one share in your Share Savings account as a condition of admission to membership.
Transaction limitation - We reserve the right to at any time require not less than seven days and up to 60 days written notice of intention to withdraw the whole or any part of the amounts paid in shares or installments of shares as provided in the credit union bylaws or Regulation D on any day when payment on shares may be made.
Nature of dividends - Dividends are paid from current income and available earnings, after required transfers to reserves at the end of a dividend period. (Additional disclosures further explain the dividend feature of your non-term share account(s).)
National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund - Member accounts in this credit union are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.
The categories of transactions for which an overdraft fee may be imposed are those by any of the following means: share draft, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal, or other electronic means.
Please refer to our separate fee schedule for additional information about charges.