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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.Top

AGREEMENT - This document, along with any other documents we give you pertaining to your account(s), is a contract that establishes rules which control your account(s) with us. Please read this carefully and retain it for future reference. If you sign the signature card or open or continue to use the account, you agree to these rules. You will receive a separate schedule of rates, qualifying balances, and fees if they are not included in this document. If you have any questions, please call us.

This agreement is subject to applicable federal laws, the laws of the state of California and other applicable rules such as the operating letters of the Federal Reserve Banks and payment processing system rules (except to the extent that this agreement can and does vary such rules or laws). The body of state and federal law that governs our relationship with you, however, is too large and complex to be reproduced here. The purpose of this document is to:

  1. summarize some laws that apply to common transactions;
  2. establish rules to cover transactions or events which the law does not regulate;
  3. establish rules for certain transactions or events which the law regulates but permits variation by agreement; and
  4. give you disclosures of some of our policies to which you may be entitled or in which you may be interested.

If any provision of this document is found to be unenforceable according to its terms, all remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. We may permit some variations from our standard agreement, but we must agree to any variation in writing either on the signature card for your account or in some other document. As used in this document the words “we,” “our,” and “us” mean the financial institution and the words “you” and “your” mean the account holder(s) and anyone else with the authority to deposit, withdraw, or exercise control over the funds in the account. However, this agreement does not intend, and the terms “you” and “your” should not be interpreted, to expand an individual’s responsibility for an organization’s liability. If this account is owned by a corporation, partnership or other organization, individual liability is determined by the laws generally applicable to that type of organization. The headings in this document are for convenience or reference only and will not govern the interpretation of the provisions. Unless it would be inconsistent to do so, words and phrases used in this document should be construed so the singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular.Top

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.Top

LIABILITY - You agree, for yourself (and the person or entity you represent if you sign as a representative of another) to the terms of this account and the schedule of charges. You authorize us to deduct these charges, without notice to you, directly from the account balance as accrued. You will pay any additional reasonable charges for services you request which are not covered by this agreement.

Each of you also agrees to be jointly and severally (individually) liable for any account shortage resulting from charges or overdrafts, whether caused by you or another with access to this account. This liability is due immediately, and can be deducted directly from the account balance whenever sufficient funds are available. You have no right to defer payment of this liability, and you are liable regardless of whether you signed the item or benefited from the charge or overdraft.

You will be liable for our costs as well as for our reasonable attorneys’ fees, to the extent permitted by law, whether incurred as a result of collection or in any other dispute involving your account. This includes, but is not limited to, disputes between you and another joint owner; you and an authorized signer or similar party; or a third party claiming an interest in your account. This also includes any action that you or a third party takes regarding the account that causes us, in good faith, to seek the advice of an attorney, whether or not we become involved in the dispute. All costs and attorneys’ fees can be deducted from your account when they are incurred, without notice to you.Top

DEPOSITS - We will give only provisional credit until collection is final for any items, other than cash, we accept for deposit (including items drawn “on us”). Before settlement of any item becomes final, we act only as your agent, regardless of the form of indorsement or lack of indorsement on the item and even though we provide you provisional credit for the item. We may reverse any provisional credit for items that are lost, stolen, or returned. Actual credit for deposits of, or payable in, foreign currency will be at the exchange rate in effect on final collection in U.S. dollars. We are not responsible for transactions by mail or outside depository until we actually record them. We will treat and record all transactions received after our “daily cutoff time” on a business day we are open, or received on a day we are not open for business, as if initiated on the next business day that we are open. At our option, we may take an item for collection rather than for deposit. If we accept a third-party check for deposit, we may require any third-party indorsers to verify or guarantee their indorsements, or indorse in our presence.Top

WITHDRAWALS - Generally, unless clearly indicated otherwise on the account records, any of you, acting alone, who signs to open the account or has authority to make withdrawals may withdraw or transfer all or any part of the account balance at any time. Each of you (until we receive written notice to the contrary) authorizes each other person who signs or has authority to make withdrawals to indorse any item payable to you or your order for deposit to this account or any other transaction with us.Top

Postdated checks - A postdated check is one which bears a date later than the date on which the check is written. We may properly pay and charge your account for a postdated check even though payment was made before the date of the check, unless we have received written notice of the postdating in time to have a reasonable opportunity to act. Because we process checks mechanically, your notice will not be effective and we will not be liable for failing to honor your notice unless it precisely identifies the number, date, amount and payee of the item.Top

Checks and withdrawal rules - If you do not purchase your check blanks from us, you must be certain that we approve the check blanks you purchase. We may refuse any withdrawal or transfer request which you attempt on forms not approved by us or by any method we do not specifically permit. We may refuse any withdrawal or transfer request which is greater in number than the frequency permitted, or which is for an amount greater or less than any withdrawal limitations. We will use the date the transaction is completed by us (as opposed to the date you initiate it) to apply the frequency limitations. In addition, we may place limitations on the account until your identity is verified.

Even if we honor a nonconforming request, we are not required to do so later. If you violate the stated transaction limitations (if any), in our discretion we may close your account or reclassify it as a transaction account. If we reclassify your account, your account will be subject to the fees and earnings rules of the new account classification. If we are presented with an item drawn against your account that would be a “substitute check,” as defined by law, but for an error or defect in the item introduced in the substitute check creation process, you agree that we may pay such item.

See the funds availability policy disclosure for information about when you can withdraw funds you deposit. 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. 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 time 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.Top

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 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-ofcredit 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.Top

Multiple signatures, electronic check conversion, and similar transactions - An electronic check conversion transaction is a transaction where a check or similar item is converted into an electronic fund transfer as defined in the Electronic Fund Transfers regulation. In these types of transactions the check or similar item is either removed from circulation (truncated) or given back to you. As a result, we have no opportunity to review the check to examine the signatures on the item. You agree that, as to these or any items as to which we have no opportunity to examine the signatures, you waive any requirement of multiple signatures.Top

OWNERSHIP OF ACCOUNT AND BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION - These rules apply to this account depending on the form of ownership and beneficiary designation, if any, specified on the account records. We reserve the right to refuse some forms of ownership on any or all of our accounts. We make no representations as to the appropriateness or effect of the ownership and beneficiary designations, except as they determine to whom we pay the account funds. As used in this agreement “party” means a person who, by the terms of the account, has a present right, subject to request, to payment from a multiple-party account other than as an agent.Top

Individual Account - is an account in the name of one person.

Joint Account - This account or certificate is owned by the named parties. Upon the death of any of them, ownership passes to the survivor(s).

Joint Account of Husband and Wife with Right of Survivorship - This account or certificate is owned by the named parties, who are husband and wife, and is presumed to be their community property. Upon the death of either of them, ownership passes to the survivor.

Community Property Account of Husband and Wife - This account or certificate is the community property of the named parties who are husband and wife. The ownership during lifetime and after the death of a spouse is determined by the law applicable to community property generally and may be affected by a will.

Tenancy in Common Account - This account or certificate is owned by the named parties as tenants in common. Upon the death of any party, the ownership interest of that party passes to the named pay-on-death payee(s) of that party or, if none, to the estate of that party.

P.O.D. Account with Single Party - This account or certificate is owned by the named party. Upon the death of that party, ownership passes to the named pay-on-death payee(s).

P.O.D. Account with Multiple Parties - This account or certificate is owned by the named parties. Upon the death of any of them, ownership passes to the survivor(s). Upon the death of all of them, ownership passes to the named pay-on-death payee(s).

Totten Trust Account - (subject to this form) - If two or more of you create this account, you own the account jointly with survivorship. Beneficiaries cannot withdraw unless: (1) all persons creating the account die, and (2) the beneficiary is then living. If two or more beneficiaries are named and survive the death of all persons creating the account, such beneficiaries will own this account in equal shares, without right of survivorship. The person(s) creating this account type reserves the right to: (1) change beneficiaries, (2) change account types, and (3) withdraw all or part of the account funds at any time.

Trust Account Subject to Separate Agreement - We will abide by the terms of any separate agreement which clearly pertains to this account and which you file with us. Any additional consistent terms stated on this form will also apply.Top

BUSINESS, ORGANIZATION AND ASSOCIATION ACCOUNTS - Earnings in the form of interest, dividends, or credits will be paid only on collected funds, unless otherwise provided by law or our policy. You represent that you have the authority to open and conduct business on this account on behalf of the entity. We may require the governing body of the entity opening the account to give us a separate authorization telling us who is authorized to act on its behalf. We will honor the authorization until we actually receive written notice of a change from the governing body of the entity.Top

UTMA ACCOUNTS - Under the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act, the funds in the account are owned by the child who has unconditional use of the account when he or she reaches the age of majority. Before that time, the account may be accessed only by the custodian (or successor custodian), and the funds must be used for the benefit of the child. We, however, have no duty or agreement whatsoever to monitor or insure that the acts of the custodian (or successor custodian) are for the child’s benefit. For this type of account, the child’s SSN/TIN is used for the Backup Withholding Certification.Top

STOP PAYMENTS - Unless otherwise provided, the rules in this section cover stopping payment of items such as checks and drafts. Rules for stopping payment of other types of transfers of funds, such as consumer electronic fund transfers, may be established by law or our policy. If we have not disclosed these rules to you elsewhere, you may ask us about those rules.

We may accept an order to stop payment on any item from any one of you. You must make any stop-payment order in the manner required by law and we must receive it in time to give us a reasonable opportunity to act on it before our stop-payment cutoff time. Because stop-payment orders are handled by computers, to be effective, your stoppayment order must precisely identify the number, date, and amount of the item, and the payee. You may stop payment on any item drawn on your account whether you sign the item or not. Generally, if your stop-payment order is given to us in writing it is effective for six months. Your order will lapse after that time if you do not renew the order in writing before the end of the six-month period. If the original stop-payment order was verbal your stop-payment order will lapse after 14 calendar days if you do not confirm your order in writing within that time period. We are not obligated to notify you when a stop-payment order expires. A release of the stop-payment request may be made only by the person who initiated the stop-payment order.

If you stop payment on an item and we incur any damages or expenses because of the stop payment, you agree to indemnify us for those damages or expenses, including attorneys’ fees. You assign to us all rights against the payee or any other holder of the item. You agree to cooperate with us in any legal actions that we may take against such persons. You should be aware that anyone holding the item may be entitled to enforce payment against you despite the stop-payment order.

Our stop-payment cutoff time is one hour after the opening of the next banking day after the banking day on which we receive the item. Additional limitations on our obligation to stop payment are provided by law (e.g., we paid the item in cash or we certified the item).Top

TRANSFER LIMITATIONS - For savings and money market accounts you may make up to six transfers or withdrawals by means of a preauthorized, automatic, or telephonic or computer transfer to another account of yours or to a third party or by check, debit card, or similar order to a third party during any calendar month (or statement cycle of at least four weeks). A preauthorized transfer includes any arrangement with us to pay a third party from your account at (i) a predetermined time; (ii) on a fixed schedule or (iii) upon oral or written orders including orders received through the automated clearing house (ACH). If the transfer or withdrawal is initiated in person, by mail, or at an ATM then there is no limit on the number of payments that may be made directly to you, directly to us for amounts you owe us, or transfers to other accounts you have with us. Withdrawals by phone are also unlimited if you are requesting that a check be mailed to you.Top

AMENDMENTS AND TERMINATION - We may change our bylaws and any term of this agreement. Rules governing changes in rates are provided separately in the Truth-in- Savings disclosure or in another document. For other changes we will give you reasonable notice in writing or by any other method permitted by law. We may close this account if your membership in the credit union terminates, or by giving reasonable notice to you and tender of the account balance personally or by mail. Items presented for payment after the account is closed may be dishonored. When you close your account, you are responsible for leaving enough money in the account to cover any outstanding items and charges to be paid from the account. Reasonable notice depends on the circumstances, and in some cases such as when we cannot verify your identity or we suspect fraud, it might be reasonable for us to give you notice after the change or account closure becomes effective. For instance, if we suspect fraudulent activity with respect to your account, we might immediately freeze or close your account and then give you notice. At our option, we may suspend your rights to member services if you violate the terms of this agreement. You must keep us informed of your current address at all times. Notice from us to any one of you is notice to all of you. If we have notified you of a change in any term of your account and you continue to have your account after the effective date of the change, you have agreed to the new term(s).Top

STATEMENTS - Statements are a valuable tool to help prevent fraudulent or mistaken transfers. Your statement will show the transactions that occurred in connection with your account during the statement period.

Your duty to report unauthorized signatures, alterations and forgeries - Your statement will provide sufficient information for you to reasonably identify the items paid (item number, amount, and date of payment). You should keep a record of each transaction as it is made so that when we give you the information in the statement, you will have a complete understanding of each transaction listed.

You have some responsibilities in connection with your statement. You must examine your statement with “reasonable promptness.” Also, if you discover (or reasonably should have discovered) any unauthorized signatures or alterations, you must promptly notify us of the relevant facts. As between you and us, if you fail to do either of these duties, you must bear the loss entirely yourself or share the loss with us (we may have to share some of the loss if we failed to use ordinary care and if we contributed to the loss). The loss you might bear, in whole or part, could be not only with respect to items listed on the statement, but also other items with unauthorized signatures or alterations by the same wrongdoer. Of course, an attempt can be made to recover the loss from the thief, but this is often unsuccessful.

You agree that the time you have to examine your statement and report to us will depend on the circumstances, but you will not, in any circumstance, have a total of more than 30 days from when we first send or make the statement available to you.

You further agree that if you fail to report any unauthorized signatures, alterations or forgeries in your account within 60 days of when we first send or make the statement available, you cannot assert a claim against us on any items in that statement, and as between you and us the loss will be entirely yours. This 60-day limitation is without regard to whether we exercised ordinary care. The limitation in this paragraph is in addition to those contained in the second paragraph of this section.

Contact us if you do not receive your regular statement. If this is a business account, you agree that you will have at least two people review your statements, notices, and returned checks, or in the alternative, the person who reviews these will be someone who does not have authority to transact business on the account.Top

Your duty to report other errors - In addition to the Commercial Code and other state law, you agree there is a common law duty to promptly review your statement for errors in addition to unauthorized signatures, alterations or forgeries. Promptly reviewing your statement is valuable to both you and us because it can help identify, correct and prevent future mistakes.

In addition to your duty to review your statements for unauthorized signatures, alterations and forgeries, you agree to examine your statement with reasonable promptness for any other error - such as an encoding error. You agree that the time you have to examine your statement and report to us will depend on the circumstances. However, such time period shall not exceed 60 days. Failure to examine your statement and report any such errors to us within 60 days of when we first send or make the statement available precludes you from asserting a claim against us for any such errors on items identified in that statement and as between you and us the loss will be entirely yours. If a good reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay) kept you from telling us, we will extend the 60 day time period to report other errors.

Errors relating to electronic fund transfers or substitute checks - For information on errors relating to electronic fund transfers (e.g., computer, debit card or ATM transactions) refer to your Electronic Fund Transfers disclosure and the sections on consumer liability and error resolution. For information on errors relating to a substitute check you received, refer to your disclosure entitled Substitute Checks and Your Rights.Top

ACCOUNT TRANSFER - This account may not be transferred or assigned without our prior written consent.Top

DIRECT DEPOSITS - If we are required for any reason to reimburse the federal government for all or any portion of a benefit payment that was directly deposited into your account, you authorize us to deduct the amount of our liability to the federal government from the account or from any other account you have with us, without prior notice and at any time, except as prohibited by law. We may also use any other legal remedy to recover the amount of our liability.Top

TEMPORARY ACCOUNT AGREEMENT - If this option is selected, this is a temporary account agreement. This means that all account owners have not yet signed the signature card, or that some other account opening requirement has not been completed. We may give you a duplicate signature card so that you can obtain all of the necessary signatures and return it to us. Each person who signs to open the account or has authority to make withdrawals (except as indicated to the contrary) may transact business on this account. However, we may at some time in the future restrict or prohibit further use of this account if you fail to comply with the requirements we have imposed within a reasonable time.Top

RIGHT TO REPAYMENT OF INDEBTEDNESS - You each agree that we may (without prior notice and when permitted by law) charge against and deduct from this account any due and payable debt owed to us now or in the future, by any of you having the right of withdrawal, to the extent of such persons’ or legal entity’s right to withdraw. If the debt arises from a note, “any due and payable debt” includes the total amount of which we are entitled to demand payment under the terms of the note at the time we charge the account, including any balance the due date for which we properly accelerate under the note.

In addition to these contract rights, we may also have rights under a “statutory lien.” A “lien” on property is a creditor’s right to obtain ownership of the property in the event a debtor defaults on a debt. A “statutory lien” is one created by federal or state statute. If federal or state law provides us with a statutory lien, then we are authorized to apply, without prior notice, your shares and dividends to any debt you owe us, in accord with the statutory lien.

Neither our contract rights nor rights under a statutory lien apply to this account if prohibited by law. For example, neither our contract rights nor rights under a statutory lien apply to this account if: (a) it is an Individual Retirement Account or similar taxdeferred account, or (b) the debt is created by a consumer credit transaction under a credit card plan (but this does not affect our rights under any consensual security interest), or (c) the debtor’s right of withdrawal arises only in a representative capacity. We will not be liable for the dishonor of any check or draft when the dishonor occurs because we charge and deduct an amount you owe us from your account. You agree to hold us harmless from any claim arising as a result of our exercise of our right to repayment.Top

AUTHORIZED SIGNER (Individual Accounts only) - A single individual is the owner. The authorized signer is merely designated to conduct transactions on the owner’s behalf. The owner does not give up any rights to act on the account, and the authorized signer may not in any manner affect the rights of the owner or beneficiaries, if any, other than by withdrawing funds from the account. The owner is responsible for any transactions of the authorized signer. We undertake no obligation to monitor transactions to determine that they are on the owner’s behalf.

The owner may terminate the authorization at any time, and the authorization is automatically terminated by the death of the owner. However, we may continue to honor the transactions of the authorized signer until: (a) we have received written notice or have actual knowledge of the termination of authority, and (b) we have a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice or knowledge. We may refuse to accept the designation of an authorized signer.Top

RESTRICTIVE LEGENDS - The automated processing of the large volume of checks we receive prevents us from inspecting or looking for special instructions or “restrictive legends” on every check. Examples of restrictive legends placed on checks are “must be presented within 90 days” or “not valid for more than $1,000.00.” For this reason, we are not required to honor any restrictive legend placed on checks you write unless we have agreed in writing to the restriction. We are not responsible for any losses, claims, damages, or expenses that result from your placement of these or other special instructions on your checks.Top

OPERATION OF ACCOUNT AND ORDER OF POSTING - We receive deposit and withdrawal transactions in many different forms throughout each business day. We reserve the right to determine the timing and order in which such transactions are posted to your account to the extent permitted by law. We determine the order in which we process and post deposits and other credits and checks and other items to your account based on a number of factors.

We may pay or authorize some items and decline or return others, in any order we deem appropriate to the extent permitted by law. When the available balance in your account is not sufficient to cover all of the items presented that day, some processing and posting orders can result in more returned items and more overdrafts and returned item fees than other orders. We may choose our processing and posting orders to the extent permitted by law regardless of whether additional fees result.

Some items are received by us individually and others are received in batches throughout each business day. Examples of items that we currently receive individually include ATM withdrawals and teller transactions. These individual items are generally posted to your account as they are received by us each business day. Examples of items that we currently receive in batches include checks drawn on your account presented by other financial institutions and ACH transactions. We generally post batched transactions as they are received by us throughout each business day (subject to certain exceptions).

The timing and order used to post items to your account will depend upon a number of factors. We reserve the right to (i) establish different categories of items, (ii) establish a posting order for each category of item(s), (iii) establish different posting orders for items within each category, and (iv) change the time of when items are posted during the day and whether they are posted individually or in batches. Except to the extent limited by regulatory and judicial authorities, we have the right to change any of the factors described in (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv) listed above at any time without notice to you. You agree that, to the extent permitted by law, we may determine in our discretion the timing of posting items to your accounts, the categories used by us to post items to your account, the transactions within each category, and the posting orders within each category. We may sometimes change the timing of posting items to your account, add or delete categories, change posting orders within categories and move transaction types among categories. You agree that we may in our discretion make these changes at any time to the extent permitted by law without notice to you.Top

FACSIMILE SIGNATURES - Unless you make advance arrangements with us, we have no obligation to honor facsimile signatures on your checks or other orders. If we do agree to honor items containing facsimile signatures, you authorize us, at any time, to charge you for all checks, drafts, or other orders, for the payment of money, that are drawn on us. You give us this authority regardless of by whom or by what means the facsimile signature(s) may have been affixed so long as they resemble the facsimile signature specimen filed with us, and contain the required number of signatures for this purpose. You must notify us at once if you suspect that your facsimile signature is being or has been misused.Top

PLEDGES - Each owner of this account may pledge all or any part of the funds in it for any purpose to which we agree. Any pledge of this account must first be satisfied before the rights of any surviving account owner or account beneficiary become effective.Top

CHECK PROCESSING - We process items mechanically by relying solely on the information encoded in magnetic ink along the bottom of the items. This means that we do not individually examine all of your items to determine if the item is properly completed, signed and indorsed or to determine if it contains any information other than what is encoded in magnetic ink. You agree that we have not failed to exercise ordinary care solely because we use our automated system to process items and do not inspect all items processed in such a manner. Using an automated process helps us keep costs down for you and all account holders.Top

CHECK CASHING - We may charge a fee for anyone that does not have an account with us who is cashing a check, draft or other instrument written on your account. We may also require reasonable identification to cash such a check, draft or other instrument. We can decide what identification is reasonable under the circumstances and such identification may be documentary or physical and may include collecting a thumbprint or fingerprint.Top

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME ACCOUNTS - If the name in which the account is held is fictitious, each account holder represents that one or more of the account holders have the right to use that name and have fulfilled all legal requirements for using and or doing business under that name.Top

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY NOTICE - Your property may be transferred to the appropriate state if no activity occurs in the account within the time period specified by state law.Top

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY - The law establishes procedures under which unclaimed property must be surrendered to the state. (We may have our own rules regarding dormant accounts, and if we charge a fee for dormant accounts it will be disclosed to you elsewhere.) Generally, the funds in your account are considered unclaimed if you have not had any activity or communication with us regarding your account over a period of years. Ask us if you want further information about the period of time or type of activity that will prevent your account from being unclaimed. If your funds are surrendered to the state, you may be able to reclaim them, but your claim must be presented to the state. Once your funds are surrendered, we no longer have any liability or responsibility with respect to the funds.Top

INDORSEMENTS - We may accept for deposit any item payable to you or your order, even if they are not indorsed by you. We may give cash back to any one of you. We may supply any missing indorsement(s) for any item we accept for deposit or collection, and you warrant that all indorsements are genuine.

To ensure that your check or share draft is processed without delay, you must indorse it (sign it on the back) in a specific area. Your entire indorsement (whether a signature or a stamp) along with any other indorsement information (e.g. additional indorsements, ID information, driver’s license number, etc.) must fall within 11/2” of the “trailing edge” of a check. Indorsements must be made in blue or black ink, so that they are readable.

As you look at the front of a check, the “trailing edge” is the left edge. When you flip the check over, be sure to keep all indorsement information within 11/2” of that edge. It is important that you confine the indorsement information to this area since the remaining blank space will be used by others in the processing of the check to place additional needed indorsements and information. You agree that you will indemnify, defend, and hold us harmless for any loss, liability, damage or expense that occurs because your indorsement, another indorsement or information you have printed on the back of the check obscures our indorsement.

These indorsement guidelines apply to both personal and business checks.Top

DEATH OR INCOMPETENCE - You agree to notify us promptly if any person with a right to withdraw funds from your account(s) dies or becomes legally incompetent. We may continue to honor your checks, items, and instructions until: (a) we know of your death or incompetence, and (b) we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that knowledge. You agree that we may pay or certify checks drawn on or before the date of death or legal incompetence for up to ten (10) days after your death or legal incompetence unless ordered to stop payment by someone claiming an interest in the account.Top

FIDUCIARY ACCOUNTS - Accounts may be opened by a person acting in a fiduciary capacity. A fiduciary is someone who is appointed to act on behalf of and for the benefit of another. This account may be opened and maintained by a person or persons named as a trustee under a written trust agreement, or as executors, administrators, or conservators under court orders. You understand that by merely opening such an account, we are not acting in the capacity of a trustee in connection with the trust nor do we undertake any obligation to monitor or enforce the terms of the trust or letters.Top

CREDIT VERIFICATION - You agree that we may verify credit and employment history by any necessary means, including preparation of a credit report by a credit reporting agency.Top

LEGAL ACTIONS AFFECTING YOUR ACCOUNT - If we are served with a subpoena, restraining order, writ of attachment or execution, levy, garnishment, search warrant, or similar order relating to your account (termed “legal action” in this section), we will comply with that legal action. Or, in our discretion, we may freeze the assets in the account and not allow any payments out of the account until a final court determination regarding the legal action. We may do these things even if the legal action involves less than all of you. In these cases, we will not have any liability to you if there are insufficient funds to pay your items because we have withdrawn funds from your account or in any way restricted access to your funds in accordance with the legal action. Any fees or expenses we incur in responding to any legal action (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and our internal expenses) may be charged against your account. The list of fees applicable to your account(s) provided elsewhere may specify additional fees that we may charge for certain legal actions.Top

SECURITY - It is your responsibility to protect the account number(s) and access device(s) (e.g., an ATM card, point-of-sale card and/or PIN) 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.

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, such as positive pay or commercially reasonable security procedures, and you reject those services, you will be responsible for any fraudulent or unauthorized transactions which could have been prevented by the services we offered, unless we acted in bad faith or to the extent our negligence contributed to the loss.Top

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 a signature purported to be the signature of the account owner). For example, if you provide your account number in response to a telephone solicitation, the telephone solicitor can use the account number to issue a remotely created check to withdraw money from your account. 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 created 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.Top

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 transfers 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 transfers by access device.Top

Blank checks - You must also take precaution in safeguarding your blank checks. Notify us at once if you think your blank checks have been lost or stolen. As between you and us, if you are negligent in safeguarding your checks, you must bear the loss entirely yourself, or share the loss with us if we failed to use ordinary care which substantially contributes to the loss.Top

TELEPHONIC INSTRUCTIONS - Unless required by law or we have agreed otherwise in writing, we are not required to act upon instructions you give us via facsimile transmission or leave by voice mail or on a telephone answering machine.Top

CLAIM OF LOSS - If you claim a credit or refund because of a forgery, alteration, or any other unauthorized withdrawal, you agree to cooperate with us in the investigation of the loss, including giving us an affidavit containing whatever reasonable information we require concerning your account, the transaction, and the circumstances surrounding the loss. You will notify law enforcement authorities of any criminal act related to the claim of lost, missing, or stolen checks or unauthorized withdrawals. We will have a reasonable period of time to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding any claim of loss. Unless we have acted in bad faith, we will not be liable for special or consequential damages, including loss of profits or opportunity, or for attorneys’ fees incurred by you.Top

You agree that you will not waive any rights you have to recover your loss against anyone who is obligated to repay, insure, or otherwise reimburse you for your loss. You will pursue your rights or, at our option, assign them to us so that we may pursue them. Our liability will be reduced by the amount you recover or are entitled to recover from these other sources.Top

EARLY WITHDRAWAL PENALTIES (and involuntary withdrawals) - We may impose early withdrawal penalties on a withdrawal from a time account even if you don’t initiate the withdrawal. For instance, the early withdrawal penalty may be imposed if the withdrawal is caused by our setoff against funds in the account or as a result of an attachment or other legal process. We may close your account and impose the early withdrawal penalty on the entire account balance in the event of a partial early withdrawal. See your notice of penalty for early withdrawals for additional information.Top

ADDRESS OR NAME CHANGES - You are responsible for notifying us of any change in your address or your name. Unless we agree otherwise, change of address or name must be made in writing by at least one of the account holders. Informing us of your address or name change on a check reorder form is not sufficient. We will attempt to communicate with you only by use of the most recent address you have provided to us. If provided elsewhere, we may impose a service fee if we attempt to locate you.Top

RESOLVING ACCOUNT DISPUTES - We may place an administrative hold on the funds in your account (refuse payment or withdrawal of the funds) if it becomes subject to a claim adverse to (1) your own interest; (2) others claiming an interest as survivors or beneficiaries of your account; or (3) a claim arising by operation of law. The hold may be placed for such period of time as we believe reasonably necessary to allow a legal proceeding to determine the merits of the claim or until we receive evidence satisfactory to us that the dispute has been resolved. We will not be liable for any items that are dishonored as a consequence of placing a hold on funds in your account for these reasons.Top

WAIVER OF NOTICES - You waive any notice of non-payment, dishonor or protest regarding any items credited to or charged against your account.Top

ACH AND WIRE TRANSFERS - This agreement is subject to Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code - Fund Transfers as adopted in the state in which you have your account with us. If you originate a fund transfer and you identify by name and number a beneficiary financial institution, an intermediary financial institution or a beneficiary, we and every receiving or beneficiary financial institution may rely on the identifying number to make payment. We may rely on the number even if it identifies a financial institution, person or account other than the one named. You agree to be bound by automated clearing house association rules. These rules provide, among other things, that payments made to you, or originated by you, are provisional until final settlement is made through a Federal Reserve Bank or payment is otherwise made as provided in Article 4A-403(a) of the Uniform Commercial Code. If we do not receive such payment, we are entitled to a refund from you in the amount credited to your account and the party originating such payment will not be considered to have paid the amount so credited. If we receive a payment order to credit an account you have with us by wire or ACH, we are not required to give you any notice of the payment order or credit.Top

POWER OF ATTORNEY - You may wish to appoint an agent to conduct transactions on your behalf. (We, however, have no duty or agreement whatsoever to monitor or insure that the acts of the agent are for your benefit.) This may be done by allowing your agent to sign in that capacity on the signature card or by separate form, such as a power of attorney. A power of attorney continues until your death or the death of the person given the power. If the power of attorney is not “durable,” it is revoked when you become incompetent. We may continue to honor the transactions of the agent until: (a) we have received written notice or have actual knowledge of the termination of the authority or the death of an owner, and (b) we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice or knowledge. You agree not to hold us responsible for any loss or damage you may incur as a result of our following instructions given by an agent acting under a valid power of attorney.

The Credit Union is under no obligation to honor any Power of Attorney (POA) which may be presented on any account for any reason.Top

STALE-DATED CHECKS - We are not obligated to, but may at our option, pay a check, other than a certified check, presented for payment more than six months after its date. If you do not want us to pay a stale-dated check, you must place a stop-payment order on the check in the manner we have described elsewhere.Top

NCUA INSURANCE - Funds in your account(s) with us are insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States. The amount of insurance coverage you have depends on the number of accounts you have with us that are of different “ownership.” An individual account is one unique form of “ownership”; a joint account, a pay-on-death account, and a self directed qualified retirement account (e.g., an IRA) are examples of some of the others. Share insurance for a person’s self directed qualified retirement account is up to $250,000. (An IRA is a self directed qualified retirement account as is any account where the owner decides where and how to invest the balance.) Funds are insured to $250,000 per depositor for the total of funds combined in all of your other insured accounts with us. If you want a more detailed explanation or additional information, you may ask us or contact the NCUA. You can also visit the NCUA website at www.ncua.gov and click on the Share Insurance link. The link includes detailed contact information as well as a share insurance estimator.Top

CASH TRANSACTION REPORTING - To help law enforcement agencies detect illegal activities, the law requires all financial institutions to gather and report information on some types of cash transactions. If the information we need to complete the report is not provided, we are required to refuse to handle the transaction. If you have any questions regarding these rules, please contact your local Internal Revenue Service office.Top

BACKUP WITHHOLDING/TIN CERTIFICATION - Federal tax law requires us to report interest payments we make to you of $10 or more in a year, and to include your taxpayer identification number (TIN) on the report. Interest includes dividends, interest and bonus payments for purposes of this rule. Therefore, we require you to provide us with your TIN and to certify that it is correct. The TIN is either a social security number (SSN) or an employer identification number (EIN). For most organization or business accounts other than sole proprietorships, the appropriate TIN is the EIN of the organization or business entity. For sole proprietorships, either the SSN or the EIN is appropriate. However, we must supply the IRS with both the individual owner’s name and the business name of the sole proprietorship. The appropriate TINs for various other types of accounts are:

In some circumstances, federal law requires us to withhold and pay to the IRS a percentage of the interest that is earned on funds in your accounts. This is known as backup withholding. We will not have to withhold interest payments when you open your account if you certify your TIN and certify that you are not subject to backup withholding due to underreporting of interest. We may subsequently be required to begin backup withholding if the IRS informs us that you supplied an incorrect TIN or that you underreported your interest income. If you do not have a TIN, we may defer backup withholding if you certify that you do not have a TIN but have applied for one. However, we must begin backup withholding if you do not supply us with a certified TIN within 60 days. If you do not have a TIN because you are a foreign person (either an individual who is a nonresident alien or a foreign organization) you must certify your foreign status. If you are an exempt payee (receiver of interest payments), you do not need to certify your TIN, but you will have to certify your exempt status and supply us with your TIN. The most common exempt payees are corporations, organizations exempt from tax under Section 501(a), and an individual retirement plan or a custodial account under Section 403(b)(7). If you do not supply us with the appropriate TIN, we may refuse to open your account.Top

LOST, DESTROYED, OR STOLEN CERTIFIED, CASHIER’S, OR TELLER’S CHECKS - Under some circumstances you may be able to assert a claim for the amount of a lost, destroyed, or stolen certified, cashier’s or teller’s check. To assert the claim: (a) you must be the remitter (or drawer of a certified check) or payee of the check, (b) we must receive notice from you describing the check with reasonable certainty and asking for payment of the amount of the check, (c) we must receive the notice in time for us to have a reasonable opportunity to act on it, and (d) you must give us a declaration (in a form we require) of your loss with respect to the check. You can ask us for a declaration form. Even if all of these conditions are met, your claim may not be immediately enforceable. We may pay the check until the ninetieth day after the date of the check (or date of acceptance of a certified check). Therefore, your claim is not enforceable until the ninetieth day after the date of the check or date of acceptance, and the conditions listed above have been met. If we have not already paid the check, on the day your claim is enforceable we become obligated to pay you the amount of the check. We will pay you in cash or issue another certified check.

At our option, we may pay you the amount of the check before your claim becomes enforceable. However, we will require you to agree to indemnify us for any losses we might suffer. This means that if the check is presented after we pay your claim, and we pay the check, you are responsible to cover our losses. We may require you to provide a surety bond to assure that you can pay us if we suffer a loss.Top

CHANGING ACCOUNT PRODUCTS - We may change your account to another product offered by us at any time by giving you notice that your account will be changed to another product on a specified date. If your account is a time account, the change will not occur before the next maturity date of your account. If you do not close your account before the date specified in the notice, we may change your account to that other product on the date specified in the notice.Top

TRANSACTIONS BY MAIL - You may deposit checks by mail. You should indorse the check being sent through the mail with the words “For Deposit Only” and should include your correct account number underneath to ensure the check is credited to the correct account. You should use the pre-encoded checking deposit slips found behind your checks in your checkbook. If you do not use your deposit slip or provide us with instructions indicating how or where the check should be credited, we may apply it to any account or any loan balance you have with us or we may return the check to you. Receipts for such transactions will be mailed to you only if a self-addressed stamped envelope is provided. Following your deposit, examine your statement carefully or call us to ensure that we received the item. Do not send cash through the mail for deposit.Top

CHECK STORAGE AND COPIES - You agree that you will not receive your canceled checks. We will store your canceled checks or copies of them for a reasonable retention period. You may request copies from us in the manner we require.Top

TRUNCATION, SUBSTITUTE CHECKS, AND OTHER CHECK IMAGES - If you truncate an original check and create a substitute check, or other paper or electronic image of the original check, you warrant that no one will be asked to make payment on the original check, a substitute check or any other electronic or paper image, if the payment obligation relating to the original check has already been paid. You also warrant that any substitute check you create conforms to the legal requirements and generally accepted specifications for substitute checks. You agree to retain the original check in conformance with our internal policy for retaining original checks. You agree to indemnify us for any loss we may incur as a result of any truncated check transaction you initiate. We can refuse to accept substitute checks that have not previously been warranted by a bank or other financial institution in conformance with the Check 21 Act. Unless specifically stated in a separate agreement between you and us, we do not have to accept any other electronic or paper image of an original check.Top

REMOTELY CREATED CHECKS - Like any standard check or draft, a remotely created check (sometimes called a telecheck, preauthorized draft or demand draft) is a check or draft that can be used to withdraw money from an 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 a signature purported to be the signature of the account owner). In place of a signature, the check usually has a statement that the owner authorized the check or has the owner’s name typed or printed on the signature line. For example, if a person provides an account number in response to a telephone solicitation, the telephone solicitor can use the account number to issue a remotely created check to withdraw money from that account.

You warrant and agree to the following for every remotely created check we receive from you for deposit or collection: (1) you have received express and verifiable authorization to create the check in the amount and to the payee that appears on the check; (2) you will maintain proof of the authorization for at least 2 years from the date of the authorization, and supply us the proof if we ask; and (3) if a check is returned you owe us the amount of the check, regardless of when the check is returned. We may take funds from your account to pay the amount you owe us, and if there are insufficient funds in your account, you still owe us the remaining balance.Top

UNLAWFUL INTERNET GAMBLING NOTICE - Restricted transactions as defined in Federal Reserve Regulation GG are prohibited from being processed through this account or relationship. Restricted transactions generally include, but are not limited to, those in which credit, electronic fund transfers, checks, or drafts are knowingly accepted by gambling businesses in connection with the participation by others in unlawful Internet gambling.Top

MONITORING AND RECORDING TELEPHONE CALLS - We may monitor or record phone calls for security reasons and to ensure that you receive courteous and efficient service. You consent in advance to any such recording. We need not remind you of our recording before each phone conversation.Top

MEMBERSHIP - You must purchase and maintain at least one share as required by the credit union’s bylaws. A joint tenant on any account offered by this credit union cannot vote, borrow money, or hold office, unless the joint tenant is within the field of membership of this credit union and is also a qualified member.Top

INTERNATIONAL ACH TRANSACTIONS - Financial institutions are required by law to scrutinize or verify any international ACH transaction (IAT) that they receive against the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). This action may, from time to time, cause us to temporarily suspend processing of an IAT and potentially affect the settlement and/or availability of such payments.Top

FUNDS TRANSFERS - The terms used in this section have the meaning given to them in Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code - Funds Transfers (UCC 4A). This section will generally not apply to you if you are a consumer. However, even if you are a consumer, this section will apply to that part of any funds transfer that is conducted by Fedwire. This section is subject to UCC 4A as adopted in the state in which you have your deposit with us. This agreement is also subject to all clearing house association rules, rules of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and their operating circulars. If any part of this agreement is determined to be unenforceable, the rest of the agreement remains effective. This agreement controls funds transfers unless supplemented or amended in a separate written agreement signed by us. This agreement does not apply to a funds transfer if any part of the transfer is governed by the Electronic Fund Transfer Act of 1978 (EFTA), except this agreement does apply to a funds transfer that is a remittance transfer as defined in EFTA unless the remittance transfer is an electronic fund transfer as defined in EFTA.Top

Funds transfer - A funds transfer is the transaction or series of transactions that begin with the originator’s payment order, made for the purpose of making payment to the beneficiary of the order. A funds transfer is completed by the acceptance by the beneficiary’s bank of a payment order for the benefit of the beneficiary of the originator’s order. You may give us a payment order orally, electronically, or in writing, but your order cannot state any condition to payment to the beneficiary other than the time of payment. Authorized account - An authorized account is a deposit account you have with us that you have designated as a source of payment of payment orders you issue to us. If you have not designated an authorized account, any account you have with us is an authorized account to the extent that payment of the payment order is not inconsistent with the use of the account.Top

Acceptance of your payment order - We are not obligated to accept any payment order that you give us, although we normally will accept your payment order if you have a withdrawable credit in an authorized account sufficient to cover the order. If we do not execute your payment order, but give you notice of our rejection of your payment order after the execution date or give you no notice, we are not liable to pay you as restitution any interest on a withdrawable credit in a non-interest-bearing account.Top

Cutoff time - If we do not receive your payment order or communication canceling or amending a payment order before our cutoff time on a funds transfer day for that type of order or communication, the order or communication will be deemed to be received at the opening of our next funds transfer business day.Top

Payment of your order - If we accept a payment order you give us, we may receive payment by automatically deducting from any authorized account the amount of the payment order plus the amount of any expenses and charges for our services in execution of your payment order. We are entitled to payment on the payment or execution date. Unless your payment order specifies otherwise, the payment or execution date is the funds transfer date we receive the payment order. The funds transfer is completed upon acceptance by the beneficiary’s bank. Your obligation to pay your payment order is excused if the funds transfer is not completed, but you are still responsible to pay us any expenses and charges for our services. However, if you told us to route the funds transfer through an intermediate bank, and we are unable to obtain a refund because the intermediate bank that you designated has suspended payments, then you are still obligated to pay us for the payment order. You will not be entitled to interest on any refund you receive because the beneficiary’s bank does not accept the payment order.Top

Security procedure - As described more fully in a separate writing, the authenticity of a payment order or communication canceling or amending a payment order issued in your name as sender may be verified by a security procedure. You affirm that you have no circumstances which are relevant to the determination of a commercially reasonable security procedure unless those circumstances are expressly contained in a separate writing signed by us. You may choose from one or more security procedures that we have developed, or you may develop your own security procedure if it is acceptable to us. If you refuse a commercially reasonable security procedure that we have offered you, you agree that you will be bound by any payment order issued in your name, whether or not authorized, that we accept in good faith and in compliance with the security procedure you have chosen.Top

Duty to report unauthorized or erroneous payment - You must exercise ordinary care to determine that all payment orders or amendments to payment orders that we accept that are issued in your name are authorized, enforceable, in the correct amount, to the correct beneficiary, and not otherwise erroneous. If you discover (or with reasonable care should have discovered) an unauthorized, unenforceable, or erroneously executed payment order or amendment, you must exercise ordinary care to notify us of the relevant facts. The time you have to notify us will depend on the circumstances, but that time will not in any circumstance exceed 14 days from when you are notified of our acceptance or execution of the payment order or amendment or that your account was debited with respect to the order or amendment. If you do not provide us with timely notice you will not be entitled to interest on any refundable amount. If we can prove that you failed to perform either of these duties with respect to an erroneous payment and that we incurred a loss as a result of the failure, you are liable to us for the amount of the loss not exceeding the amount of your order.Top

Identifying number - If your payment order identifies an intermediate bank, beneficiary bank, or beneficiary by name and number, we and every receiving or beneficiary bank may rely upon the identifying number rather than the name to make payment, even if the number identifies an intermediate bank or person different than the bank or beneficiary identified by name. Neither we nor any receiving or beneficiary bank have any responsibility to determine whether the name and identifying number refer to the same financial institution or person.Top

Record of oral or telephone orders - You agree that we may, if we choose, record any oral or telephone payment order or communication of amendment or cancelation. Notice of credit - If we receive a payment order to credit an account you have with us, we are not required to provide you with any notice of the payment order or the credit.Top

Provisional credit - You agree to be bound by the automated clearing house association operating rules that provide that payments made to you or originated by you by funds transfer through the automated clearing house system are provisional until final settlement is made through a Federal Reserve Bank or otherwise payment is made as provided in Article 4A-403(a) of the Uniform Commercial Code.Top

Refund of credit - You agree that if we do not receive payment of an amount credited to your account, we are entitled to a refund from you in the amount credited and the party originating such payment will not be considered to have paid the amount so credited.Top

Amendment of funds transfer agreement - From time to time we may amend any term of this agreement by giving you reasonable notice in writing. We may give notice to anyone who is authorized to send payment orders to us in your name, or to anyone who is authorized to accept service.Top

Cancelation or amendment of payment order - You may cancel or amend a payment order you give us only if we receive the communication of cancelation or amendment before our cutoff time and in time to have a reasonable opportunity to act on it before we accept the payment order. The communication of cancelation or amendment must be presented in conformity with the same security procedure that has been agreed to for payment orders.Top

Intermediaries - We are not liable for the actions of any intermediary, regardless of whether or not we selected the intermediary. We are not responsible for acts of God, outside agencies, or non-salaried agents. Top

Limit on liability - You waive any claim you may have against us for consequential or special damages, including loss of profit arising out of a payment order or funds transfer, unless this waiver is prohibited by law. We are not responsible for attorney fees you might incur due to erroneous execution of payment order.Top

Erroneous execution - If we receive an order to pay you, and we erroneously pay you more than the amount of the payment order, we are entitled to recover from you the amount in excess of the amount of the payment order, regardless of whether you may have some claim to the excess amount against the originator of the order.Top

Objection to payment - If we give you a notice that reasonably identifies a payment order issued in your name as sender that we have accepted and received payment for, you cannot claim that we are not entitled to retain the payment unless you notify us of your objection to the payment within one year of our notice to youTop.

NOTICE OF ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

Effective December 1, 2014

ARBITRATION; CHOICE OF FORUM; JURY TRIAL WAIVER

All disputes or claims arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or your use of the Credit Union's products and services, or the relationships that arise from this Agreement or your use of the Credit Union's products and services, whether based in contract, tort or otherwise, shall be resolved by binding individual arbitration under the expedited procedures of the AAA Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures- a supplement to the Commercial Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures — of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) in effect at the time the claim is made. The Credit Union will not invoke its right to arbitration for any claim filed by you in small claims court so long as the claim is pending only in that court.

This arbitration provision shall be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the Federal Arbitration Act in Title 9 of the US Code. The filing fees and costs of the arbitrator shall be paid by the Credit Union. However, the parties shall each be responsible for and pay their respective costs, including attorneys' fees, incurred by them in preparing and presenting their cases during the arbitration proceedings. Arbitration hearings will be held in the United States at a location that is within 50 miles of the Credit Union’s branch closest to your residence at the time the arbitration is commenced, or at another location if mutually agreed. The case will be governed by the state law of the arbitration location and/or federal law. A single arbitrator will be appointed by the AAA and will be an attorney or a retired judge. The arbitrator shall have experience and knowledge regarding financial institutions and transactions. Any issue concerning whether or the extent to which a dispute or claim is subject to arbitration, including but not limited to issues relating to the validity or enforceability of these arbitration provisions, shall be determined by the arbitrator. All statutes of limitations or other defenses relating to the timeliness of the assertion of a dispute or claim that otherwise would be applicable to an action brought in a court of law shall be applicable in any such arbitration, and the commencement of an arbitration under this Agreement shall be deemed the commencement of an action for such purposes. The arbitration shall be solely between the parties to this agreement and no class arbitration or other representative action shall be permitted, nor shall the arbitration be joined or consolidated with any other arbitration. Judgment upon the award rendered in arbitration shall be final and may be entered in any court, state or federal, having jurisdiction. Where mandatory arbitration is prohibited by law, the exclusive forum for any litigation arising out of or relating to this agreement, your use of the Credit Union's products and services, or the relationships that arise from this agreement, shall be a Court in Los Angeles County, California. Any relief available in a court of law can be awarded by the arbitrator.

YOU AND THE CREDIT UNION HEREBY MUTUALLY WAIVE THE RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY OF ALL DISPUTES, CONTROVERSIES AND CLAIMS BY, BETWEEN OR AGAINST EITHER YOU OR THE CREDIT UNION WHETHER THE DISPUTE, CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS SUBMITTED TO ARBITRATION OR IS DECIDED BY A COURT.

This Agreement does not preclude you from informing any federal, state or local agency or entity of your dispute. Such agency or entity may be able to seek relief on your behalf. If you do not consent to arbitration, you can opt out by sending a written request to the Credit Union within sixty (60) days of your receipt of this Agreement. The opt-out shall be signed by you and mailed to the Credit Union at: Northrop Grumman Federal Credit Union Attn: Arbitration Opt-Out, c/o Member Service Center, 879 West 190th Street, Gardena, CA 90248. Please provide your full name, address, telephone number, and account number. Make sure to include your choice to opt-out of this arbitration agreement. Opting out of this arbitration clause will not terminate this Agreement or affect any other rights and obligations you or the Credit Union have under the terms of this Agreement.Top

NOTICE OF NEGATIVE INFORMATION

Federal law requires us to provide the following notice to members before any "negative information" may be furnished to a nationwide consumer reporting agency. "Negative information" includes information concerning delinquencies, overdrafts or any form of default. This notice does not mean that we will be reporting such information about you, only that we may report such information about members that have not done what they are required to do under our agreement.

After providing this notice, additional negative information may be submitted without providing another notice.

We may report information about your account to credit bureaus. Late payments, missed payments or other defaults on your account may be reflected in your credit report.Top

ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS

YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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.Top

Electronic Funds Transfers Initiated By Third Parties. You may authorize a third party to initiate electronic fund transfers between your account and the third party’s account. These transfers to make or receive payment may be one-time occurrences or may recur as directed by you. These transfers may use the Automated Clearing House (ACH) or other payments network. Your authorization to the third party to make these transfers can occur in a number of ways. For example, your authorization to convert a check or draft to an electronic fund transfer or to electronically pay a returned check or draft charge can occur when a merchant provides you with notice and you go forward with the transaction (typically, at the point of purchase, a merchant will post a sign and print the notice on a receipt). In all cases, these third party transfers will require you to provide the third party with your account number and credit union information. This information can be found on your check or draft as well as on a deposit or withdrawal slip. Thus, you should only provide your credit union and account information (whether over the phone, the Internet, or via some other method) to trusted third parties whom you have authorized to initiate these electronic fund transfers. Examples of these transfers include, but are not limited to:

  • Preauthorized credits. You may make arrangements for certain direct deposits to be accepted into your share draft or regular share account(s).
  • Preauthorized payments. You may make arrangements to pay certain recurring bills from your share draft or regular share account(s).
  • Electronic check or draft conversion. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to make a one-time electronic payment from your checking or share draft account using information from your check or draft to pay for purchases or pay bills.
  • Electronic returned check or draft charge. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to initiate an electronic funds transfer to collect a charge in the event a check or draft is returned for insufficient funds.Top

Call 24 Transfers - types of transfers and frequency limitations - You may access your account by telephone 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 310-327-0682 or 800- 676-3328 using your personal identification number, a touch tone phone and your account numbers, to:

  • transfer funds from share draft to share draft
  • transfer funds from share draft to regular share
  • transfer funds from share draft to loan accounts
  • transfer funds from regular share to share draft
    • you may make no more than six transfers per month
  • transfer funds from regular share to regular share
    • you may make no more than six transfers per month
  • transfer funds from regular share to loan accounts
  • transfer funds from Money Master (Personal) line of credit to share draft
  • transfer funds from Money Master (Personal) line of credit to regular share
  • transfer funds from share draft, regular share or money market to another

NGFCU member’s account

  • make payments from share draft to loan accounts with us
  • make payments from regular share to loan accounts with us
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of share draft accounts
    • the last 15 deposits to share draft accounts
    • the last six weeks’ withdrawals from share draft accounts
    • the account balance of regular share accountsTop

ATM Transfers - Plus, Star, CO-OP, and Interlink (Debit Card only) Networks - types of transfers, frequency and dollar limitations, and charges - You may access your account(s) by ATM using your ATM Card and personal identification number or Debit Card and personal identification number, to:

  • make deposits to share draft account(s) with an ATM card
  • make deposits to share draft account(s) with a debit card
  • make deposits to regular share account(s) with an ATM card
  • make deposits to regular share account(s) with a debit card
  • get cash withdrawals from share draft account(s) with an ATM card
    • you may withdraw no more than $500.00 per day
    • there is a charge of $2.00 per withdrawal in excess of five if total loan and share account balances are less than $10,000.00 at ATMs we do not own or operate
  • get cash withdrawals from share draft account(s) with a debit card
    • you may withdraw no more than $500.00 per day
    • there is a charge of $2.00 per withdrawal in excess of five if total loan and share account balances are less than $10,000.00 at ATMs we do not own or operate
  • get cash withdrawals from regular share account(s) with an ATM card
    • you may withdraw no more than $500.00 per day
    • there is a charge of $2.00 per withdrawal in excess of five if total loan and share account balances are less than $10,000.00 at ATMs we do not own or operate
  • get cash withdrawals from regular share account(s) with a debit card
    • you may withdraw no more than $500.00 per day
    • there is a charge of $2.00 per withdrawal in excess of five if total loan and share account balances are less than $10,000.00 at ATMs we do not own or operate
  • transfer funds from regular share to share draft account(s) with an ATM card
    • you may make no more than six transfers per month
  • transfer funds from regular share to share draft account(s) with a debit card
    • you may make no more than six transfers per month
  • transfer funds from share draft to regular share account(s) with an ATM card
  • transfer funds from share draft to regular share account(s) with a debit card
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of your share draft account(s)
  • with an ATM card
  • with a debit card
    • the account balance of your regular share accounts
  • with an ATM card
  • with a debit card

Some of these services may not be available at all terminals.Top

Types of VISA® ATM/Check Card Point-of-Sale Transactions - You may access your share draft account(s) to purchase goods (in person, online, or by phone), pay for services (in person, online, or by phone), get cash from a merchant, if the merchant permits, or from a participating financial institution, and do anything that a participating merchant will accept.

Point-of-Sale Transactions - frequency and dollar limitations - Using your card:

  • you may make no more than 20 transactions per day
  • you may not exceed $3,500.00 in transactions per day

Types of ATM Card Point-of-Sale Transactions - You may access your share draft, regular share and money market account(s) to purchase goods (in person), pay for services (in person), get cash from a merchant, if the merchant permits, or from a participating financial institution, and do anything that a participating merchant will accept.

Point-of-Sale Transactions - frequency and dollar limitations - Using your card:

  • you may make no more than 20 transactions per day
  • you may not exceed $1,500.00 in transactions per dayTop

Currency Conversion. When you use your VISA® ATM/Check Card 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 either a rate selected by Visa from the 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 conversion rate in effect on the processing date may differ from the rate in effect on the transaction date or posting date.Top

Advisory Against Illegal Use. You agree not to use your card(s) for illegal gambling or other illegal purpose. Display of a payment card logo by, for example, an online merchant does not necessarily mean that transactions are lawful in all jurisdictions in which the cardholder may be located.

Please see your cardholder agreement for additional information relating to the use of your VISA® ATM/Check Card.Top

the_Max! eBranch Transfers - types of transfers - You may access your account(s) by computer through the internet by logging onto our website at www.ngfcu.us and using your user identification, password and multifactor authentication, to:

  • transfer funds from share draft to share draft
  • transfer funds from share draft to regular share
  • transfer funds from share draft to another NGFCU member’s account
  • transfer funds from regular share to share draft
  • transfer funds from regular share to regular share
  • transfer funds from regular share to another NGFCU member’s account
  • transfer funds from line of credit to share draft
  • transfer funds from line of credit to regular share
  • make payments from share draft to loan account(s) with us
  • make payments from share draft to third parties
  • make payments from regular share to loan account(s) with us
  • make payments from regular share to third parties
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of share draft account(s)
    • the last year’s deposits to share draft accounts
    • the last year’s withdrawals from share draft accounts
    • the account balance of regular share account(s)
    • the last year’s deposits to regular share accounts
    • the last year’s withdrawals from regular share accountsTop

the_Max! Mobile Transfers - types of transfers and dollar limitations - You may access your account(s) through the browser on your cell or mobile phone at www.ngfcu.us or by downloading the_Max! app and using your user identification number, password and multifactor authentication, to:

  • transfer funds from share draft to share draft
  • transfer funds from share draft to regular share
  • transfer funds from share draft to another NGFCU member’s account
  • transfer funds from regular share to share draft
  • transfer funds from regular share to regular share
  • transfer funds from regular share to another NGFCU member’s account
  • transfer funds from line of credit to share draft
  • transfer funds from line of credit to regular share
  • make payments from share draft to loan account(s) with us
  • make payments from share draft to third parties
    • you may transfer no more than $9,999.99 per payee per day
  • make payments from regular share to loan account(s) with us
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of share draft account(s)
    • the last year’s deposits to share draft accounts
    • the last year’s withdrawals from share draft accounts
    • the account balance of regular share account(s)
    • the last year’s deposits to regular share accounts
    • the last year’s withdrawals from regular share accountsTop

FEES

  • We do not charge for direct deposits to any type of account.
  • We do not charge for preauthorized payments from any type of account.

Except as indicated elsewhere, we do not charge for these electronic fund transfers.

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).Top

DOCUMENTATION

  • Terminal transfers. You can get a receipt at the time you make a transfer to or from your account using an automated teller machine or point-of-sale terminal. However, you may not get a receipt if the amount of the transfer is $15 or less.
  • 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 800-633-2848 to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.
  • Periodic statements.
  • You will get a monthly account statement from us for your share draft accounts.
  • You will get a monthly account statement from us for your regular share accounts, unless there are no transfers in a particular month. In any case, you will get a statement at least quarterly.Top

PREAUTHORIZED PAYMENTS

  • 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 is how:
    • Call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this brochure 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.
    • Please refer to our separate fee schedule for the amount we will charge you 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.Top

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION’S LIABILITY

Liability for failure to make transfers. 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 you have an overdraft line and the transfer would go over the credit limit.
  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.Top

CONFIDENTIALITY

We will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make:

  1. where it is necessary for completing transfers; or
  2. in order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant; or
  3. in order to comply with government agency or court orders; or
  4. as explained in the separate Privacy Disclosure.Top

UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFERS

(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 or draft. 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). You can lose no more than $50 if someone used your card and/or code without your permission, and, either:
    1. your card can be used to initiate a transaction without a PIN or other personal identification number, or
    2. you tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code. 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.

  • Through October 16, 2014, Additional Limit on Liability for VISA® ATM/Check Card. Unless you have been grossly negligent or have engaged in fraud, you will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your lost or stolen VISA® ATM/Check Card. This additional limit on liability does not apply to ATM transactions or to transactions using your Personal Identification Number which are not processed by VISA®.
  • Effective October 17, 2014, Additional Limit on Liability for VISA® ATM/Check Card. Unless you have been grossly negligent or have engaged in fraud, you will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your lost or stolen VISA® ATM/Check Card. This additional limit on liability does not apply to ATM transactions outside of the U.S., to ATM transactions not sent over Visa or Plus networks, or to transactions using your Personal Identification Number which are not processed by VISA®.

(b) Contact in event of unauthorized transfer. If you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this brochure. You should also call the number or write to the address listed in this brochure if you believe a transfer has been made using the information from your check or draft without your permission.Top

ERROR RESOLUTION NOTICE

In Case of Errors or Questions About Your Electronic Transfers, Call or Write us at the telephone number or address listed in this brochure, 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.

  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 (5 business days for VISA® ATM/Check Card point-of-sale transactions processed by Visa and 20 business days if the transfer involved a new account) after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 days (90 days if the transfer involved a new account, a point-of-sale transaction, or a foreigninitiated transfer) to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days (5 business days for VISA® ATM/Check Card point-of-sale transactions processed by Visa and 20 business days if the transfer involved a new account) 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. Your account is considered a new account for the first 30 days after the first deposit is made, unless each of you already has 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.

NORTHROP GRUMMAN FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
ELECTRONIC SERVICES
BOX NUMBER 47009
GARDENA, CA 90247-6809
Business Days: Monday through Friday
Excluding Federal Holidays
Phone: 800-633-2848

MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON REQUESTTop

NOTICE OF ATM/NIGHT DEPOSIT

FACILITY USER PRECAUTIONS

As with all financial transactions, please exercise discretion when using an automated teller machine (ATM) or night deposit facility. 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 save your ATM receipts. Don’t leave them at the ATM or night deposit facility because they may contain important account information.
  3. Compare your records with the account statements or account histories that you receive.
  4. Don’t lend your ATM card to anyone.
  5. Remember, do not leave your card at the ATM. Do not leave any documents at a night deposit facility.
  6. Protect the secrecy of your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Protect your ATM card as though it were cash. Don’t tell anyone your PIN. Don’t give anyone information regarding your ATM card or PIN over the telephone. 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.
  7. Prevent others from seeing you enter your PIN by using your body to shield their view.
  8. If you lose your ATM 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.
  9. When you make a transaction, be aware of your surroundings. 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 any problem, go to another ATM or night deposit facility.
  10. Don’t accept assistance from anyone you don’t know when using an ATM or night deposit facility.
  11. 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, pocket your card and leave. You might consider using another ATM or coming back later.
  12. Don’t display your cash; pocket it as soon as the ATM transaction is completed and count the cash later when you are in the safety of your own car, home, or other secure surrounding.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.Top

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YOUR ABILITY TO WITHDRAW FUNDS

For members in California, this policy statement applies to all accounts.

For members in all states other than California, this policy statement applies to “transaction” accounts. Transaction accounts, in general, are accounts which permit an unlimited number of payments to third persons and an unlimited number of telephone and preauthorized transfers to other accounts of yours with us. Share draft accounts are the most common transaction accounts. Feel free to ask us whether any of your other accounts might also be under this policy.

Our policy is to make funds from your cash, check, and electronic direct deposits available to you on the same day we receive your deposit. 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 checks you deposit 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 that are already 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.

If we accept for deposit a check that is drawn on another bank, we may make funds from the deposit available for withdrawal immediately but delay your availability to withdraw a corresponding amount of funds that you have on deposit in another account with us. The funds in the other account would then not be available for withdrawal until the time periods that are described elsewhere in this disclosure for the type of check that you deposited.Top

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 on the same day we receive your deposit. 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 $200 of your deposits, however, will be available on the same day.

If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available on the same day we receive your deposit, 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 $5,000 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.Top

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. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and the first $5,000 of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s, certified, teller’s, traveler’s, and federal, state and local government checks will be available on the same day as the day of your deposit if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you (and you may have to use a special deposit slip). The excess over $5,000 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 $5,000 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 tenth business day after the day of your deposit.Top

DEPOSITS AT AUTOMATED TELLER MACHINES

Funds from the first $2,500.00 of any deposits (cash or checks) made at automated teller machines (ATMs) will be available immediately. Funds deposited in excess of $2,500.00 will not be available until the first business day after the day of your deposit.

DEPOSITS AT OTHER LOCATIONS

This availability policy only applies to funds deposited in California locations.

Please inquire for information about the availability of funds deposited at other locations.

DEPOSITS THROUGH REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE

Funds from any deposits made using Remote Deposit Capture will be subject to a system hold as disclosed in the Remote Deposit Capture agreement.Top

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SUBSTITUTE CHECKS AND YOUR RIGHTS

As our member we think it’s important for you to know about substitute checks. The following Substitute Check Disclosure provides information about substitute checks and your rights.

What is a substitute check?

To make check processing faster, federal law permits banks to replace original checks with “substitute checks.” These checks are similar in size to original checks with a slightly reduced image of the front and back of the original check. The front of a substitute check states: “This is a legal copy of your check. You can use it the same way you would use the original check.” You may use a substitute check as proof of payment just like the original check.

Some or all of the checks that you receive back from us may be substitute checks. This notice describes rights you have when you receive substitute checks from us. The rights in this notice do not apply to original checks or to electronic debits to your account. However, you have rights under other law with respect to those transactions.

What are my rights regarding substitute checks?

In certain cases, federal law provides a special procedure that allows you to request a refund for losses you suffer if a substitute check is posted to your account (for example, if you think that we withdrew the wrong amount from your account or that we withdrew money from your account more than once for the same check). The losses you may attempt to recover under this procedure may include the amount that was withdrawn from your account and fees that were charged as a result of the withdrawal (for example, bounced check fees).

The amount of your refund under this procedure is limited to the amount of your loss or the amount of the substitute check, whichever is less. You also are entitled to interest on the amount of your refund if your account is an interest-bearing account. If your loss exceeds the amount of the substitute check, you may be able to recover additional amounts under other law.

If you use this procedure, you may receive up to $2,500 of your refund (plus interest if your account earns interest) within 10 business days after we received your claim and the remainder of your refund (plus interest if your account earns interest) not later than 45 calendar days after we received your claim.

We may reverse the refund (including any interest on the refund) if we later are able to demonstrate that the substitute check was correctly posted to your account.

How do I make a claim for a refund?

If you believe that you have suffered a loss relating to a substitute check that you received and that was posted to your account, please contact us at:

Box Number 47009
Gardena, CA 90247-6809

You must contact us within 60 calendar days of the date that we mailed (or otherwise delivered by a means to which you agreed) the substitute check in question or the account statement showing that the substitute check was posted to your account, whichever is later. We will extend this time period if you were not able to make a timely claim because of extraordinary circumstances.

Your claim must include —

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TRUTH-IN-SAVINGS DISCLOSURE

REGULAR SHARE ACCOUNT
(Youth Account / IRA Accumulation Account)

Rate Information:

The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change every month. We may change the dividend rate for your account as determined by the credit union board of directors.

Compounding and crediting - Dividends will be compounded every month. Dividends will be credited to your account every month.

Dividend period - For this account type, the dividend period is monthly, for example, the beginning date of the first dividend period of the calendar year is January 1, and the ending date of such dividend period is January 31. All other dividend periods follow this same pattern of dates. The dividend declaration date is the last day of the dividend period, and for the example above is January 31.

If you close your account before dividends are paid, you will not receive the accrued dividends.

Minimum balance requirements:

The minimum required to open this account is the purchase of a share in the credit union. Please see the bylaw requirements in the Common Features section for additional information.

You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $100.00 combined balance in all share accounts to avoid a quarterly account maintenance fee. If, during any calendar quarter, your account balance falls below the required minimum daily balance, your account will be subject to a quarterly account maintenance fee of $6.00 for the quarter. This fee will not apply if you have an outstanding loan with us.

Daily balance computation method - Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.

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:

IRS limitations will apply to IRA Accumulation Accounts.

During any calendar month, you may not make more than six withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized, automatic, or computer transfer, telephonic order or instruction, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations set forth above, your account will be subject to closure by the credit union.

Par value of a share:

The par value of a share in this account is $5.00.

Fees and charges:

An excessive in-branch withdrawal fee of $2.00 will be charged for each in-branch withdrawal in excess of five during a month. This fee will apply if your combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $1,000.00 at the end of the prior month.

A foreign ATM withdrawal fee of $1.00 will apply for each withdrawal transaction at a foreign ATM in excess of five per month, if the combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $10,000.00 at the end of the prior month.

If the combined balance in share accounts and loans is $10,000.00 or more, but less than $40,000.00 at the end of the prior month, you may make 10 foreign ATM withdrawals before a fee is charged.

If the combined balance is $40,000.00 or more at the end of the prior month, then your foreign ATM withdrawals are unlimited.

A shared branch transaction fee of $2.00 will apply for all transactions at a shared branch facility in excess of five per month, if the combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $10,000.00 at the end of the prior month.

If the combined balance in share accounts and loans is $10,000.00 or more, but less than $40,000.00 at the end of the prior month, you may make 10 transactions before a fee is charged.

If the combined balance is $40,000.00 or more at the end of the prior month, then your shared branch transactions are unlimited.Top

MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT

(IRA Money Market Account)

Rate Information:

The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change every month. We may change the dividend rate for your account as determined by the credit union board of directors.

Compounding and crediting - Dividends will be compounded every month. Dividends will be credited to your account every month.

Dividend period - For this account type, the dividend period is monthly, for example, the beginning date of the first dividend period of the calendar year is January 1, and the ending date of such dividend period is January 31. All other dividend periods follow this same pattern of dates. The dividend declaration date is the last day of the dividend period, and for the example above is January 31.

If you close your account before dividends are paid, you will not receive the accrued dividends.

Minimum balance requirements:

The minimum balance required to open this account is $2,500.00. If your balance falls below $2,500.00, your account will earn the Regular Share account dividend rate.

Daily balance computation method - Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.

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:

During any calendar month, you may not make more than six withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized, automatic, or computer transfer, telephonic order or instruction, or by check, draft, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations set forth above, your account will be subject to closure by the credit union.

Fees and charges:

An excessive in-branch withdrawal fee of $2.00 will be charged for each in-branch withdrawal in excess of five during a month. This fee will apply if your combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $1,000.00 at the end of the month.

A shared branch transaction fee of $2.00 will apply for all transactions at a shared branch facility in excess of five per month, if the combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $10,000.00 at the end of the prior month.

If the combined balance in share accounts and loans is $10,000.00 or more, but less than $40,000.00 at the end of the prior month, you may make 10 transactions before a fee is charged.

If the combined balance is $40,000.00 or more at the end of the prior month, then your shared branch transactions are unlimited.Top

SHARE DRAFT ACCOUNT

Rate Information:

The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change every month. We may change the dividend rate for your account as determined by the credit union board of directors. At the member’s option, dividend payments may be waived on this account.

Compounding and crediting - Dividends will be compounded every month. Dividends will be credited to your account every month.

Dividend period - For this account type, the dividend period is monthly, for example, the beginning date of the first dividend period of the calendar year is January 1, and the ending date of such dividend period is January 31. All other dividend periods follow this same pattern of dates. The dividend declaration date is the last day of the dividend period, and for the example above is January 31.

If you close your account before dividends are paid, you will not receive the accrued dividends.

Minimum balance requirements:

The minimum balance required to open this account is $25.00.

Daily balance computation method - Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.

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:

No transaction limitations apply to this account unless otherwise stated in the Common Features section.

Fees and charges:

An excessive in-branch withdrawal fee of $2.00 will be charged for each in-branch withdrawal in excess of five during a month. This fee will apply if your combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $1,000.00 at the end of the prior month.

A foreign ATM withdrawal fee of $1.00 will apply for each withdrawal transaction at a foreign ATM in excess of five per month, if the combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $10,000.00 at the end of the prior month.

If the combined balance in share accounts and loans is $10,000.00 or more, but less than $40,000.00 at the end of the prior month, you may make 10 foreign ATM withdrawals before a fee is charged.

If the combined balance is $40,000.00 or more at the end of the prior month, then your foreign ATM withdrawals are unlimited.

A shared branch transaction fee of $2.00 will apply for all transactions at a shared branch facility in excess of five per month, if the combined balance in share accounts and loans is less than $10,000.00 at the end of the prior month.

If the combined balance in share accounts and loans is $10,000.00 or more, but less than $40,000.00 at the end of the prior month, you may make 10 transactions before a fee is charged.

If the combined balance is $40,000.00 or more at the end of the prior month, then your shared branch transactions are unlimited.Top

HOLIDAY CLUB ACCOUNT

Club year runs from November 1 through October 31 of the following year.

Rate Information:

The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change every month. We may change the dividend rate for your account as determined by the credit union board of directors.

Compounding and crediting - Dividends will be compounded every month. Dividends will be credited to your account every month.

Dividend period - For this account type, the dividend period is monthly, for example, the beginning date of the first dividend period of the calendar year is January 1, and the ending date of such dividend period is January 31. All other dividend periods follow this same pattern of dates. The dividend declaration date is the last day of the dividend period, and for the example above is January 31.

If you close your account before dividends are paid, you will not receive the accrued dividends.

Minimum balance requirements:

The minimum balance required to open this account is $25.00.

Daily balance computation method - Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.

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:

Minimum transfer of $20.00 per month or $5.00 per week from your Regular Share, Share Draft or Money Market account.

The accumulated funds, except for $5.00 which will remain in the Holiday Club, will be transferred into your Regular Share account during the first week of November each year. The designated transfers will continue uninterrupted until you notify us in writing to make a change.

During any calendar month, you may not make more than six withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized, automatic, or computer transfer, telephonic order or instruction, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations set forth above, your account will be subject to closure by the credit union.

Fees and charges:

There will be a $5.00 fee charged for any withdrawal between January 1 through October 31 each club year.

No fee is charged for the first two withdrawals made between November 1 through December 31.Top

TERM SHARE ACCOUNT

(Terms: 6-month, 12-month, 24-month, 30-month, 36-month, 48-month, 60-month, 84-month)

Rate Information (fixed rate account) - You will be paid the disclosed rate until first maturity.

Bonus “Laddered” Term Account - A member may initiate a defined “Laddered” term program by splitting the funds on deposit with the Credit Union into a minimum of three (3) different maturity term accounts. When each of the shorter term accounts matures, it will be renewed for a term equal to the longest term represented in the defined “Ladder.” When a term account is renewed it will be set up to receive the prevailing dividend rate at the time of renewal. For example, a “Laddered” term account program that is initiated with a one- year term account, a two- year term account and a three-year term account will renew as follows: The one-year term account will mature in one year and will be renewed as a three-year term account at the prevailing rate for a three-year term account. The two-year term account will mature in two years and will be renewed as a three-year term account at the prevailing rate for a three-year term account. In this scenario, the three accounts will then mature one year apart as long as the defined “ladder” program remains active. BONUS: As in all term accounts, you may receive a higher dividend rate on each term account included in a defined “ladder” since the combined initial balances of those accounts must total forty thousand ($40,000.00) or more dollars. NOTE: If the aggregate balance of the term accounts that qualified you for a bonus in a “Laddered” program drops below forty thousand ($40,000.00) dollars, you will lose the dividend bonus, and the stated dividend rates will be reduced accordingly on each of the individual term accounts that are included within the defined “ladder.”

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:

The minimum balance required to open this account is $2,500.00 (or $40,000.00 if Bonus Term Share Account).

You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,500.00 (or $40,000.00 if Bonus Term Share Account) in your account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

Daily balance computation method - Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.

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. 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 in six (6) or thirty (30) months, or one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), or seven (7) years from the opening date.

Early withdrawal penalties (a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity) -

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. Other exceptions may also apply, for example, if this is part of an IRA or other tax-deferred savings 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 will automatically renew at maturity. You may prevent renewal if we receive written notice from you before maturity of your intention not to renew or you withdraw the funds in the account at maturity (or within the grace period mentioned below, if any). 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 account.

Fixed Rate - Each renewal term will be the same as the original term, beginning on the maturity date. 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 ten calendar days after maturity to withdraw the funds without being charged an early withdrawal penalty.Top

IRA TERM SHARE ACCOUNT

(Terms: 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, 4-year, 5-year, 7-year)

Rate Information (fixed rate account) - You will be paid the disclosed rate until first maturity.

Bonus “Laddered” Term Account - A member may initiate a defined “Laddered” term program by splitting the funds on deposit with the Credit Union into a minimum of three (3) different maturity term accounts. When each of the shorter term accounts matures, it will be renewed for a term equal to the longest term represented in the defined “Ladder.” When a term account is renewed it will be set up to receive the prevailing dividend rate at the time of renewal. For example, a “Laddered” term account program that is initiated with a one- year term account, a two- year term account and a threeyear term account will renew as follows: The one-year term account will mature in one year and will be renewed as a three-year term account at the prevailing rate for a three-year term account. The two-year term account will mature in two years and will be renewed as a three-year term account at the prevailing rate for a three-year term account. In this scenario, the three accounts will then mature one year apart as long as the defined “ladder” program remains active. BONUS: As in all term accounts, you may receive a higher dividend rate on each term account included in a defined “ladder” since the combined initial balances of those accounts must total forty thousand ($40,000.00) or more dollars. NOTE: If the aggregate balance of the term accounts that qualified you for a bonus in a “Laddered” program drops below forty thousand ($40,000.00) dollars, you will lose the dividend bonus, and the stated dividend rates will be reduced accordingly on each of the individual term accounts that are included within the defined “ladder.”

Compounding frequency - Dividends will be compounded every month.

Crediting frequency - Dividends will be credited to your account every month.

Dividend period - For this account type, the dividend period is monthly.

Minimum balance requirements:

The minimum balance required to open this account is $2,000.00 (or $40,000.00 if Bonus Term Share Account).

You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,000.00 (or $40,000.00 if Bonus Term Share Account) in your account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

Daily balance computation method - Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.

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:

The maximum annual contribution to your IRA are defined by regulation. See your tax professional to determine your maximum contribution limit.

There are no limitations on the frequency or timing of additions, except that no additions can be made in the last seven days before maturity.

You may make withdrawals of principal from your account before maturity. 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 in one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), or seven (7) years from the opening date.

Early withdrawal penalties (a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity) -

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. Other exceptions may also apply, for example, if this is part of an IRA or other tax-deferred savings 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 will automatically renew at maturity.

You may prevent renewal if we receive written notice from you before maturity of your intention not to renew or you withdraw the funds in the account at maturity (or within the grace period mentioned below, if any). 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 account.

Fixed Rate - Each renewal term will be the same as the original term, beginning on the maturity date. 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 ten calendar days after maturity to withdraw the funds without being charged an early withdrawal penalty.Top

COMMON FEATURES

Bylaw requirements:

You must complete payment of one share in your Regular Share Account as a condition of admission to membership.

Transaction limitation - We reserve the right to at any time require not less than 60 days notice in writing before each withdrawal from an interest-bearing account other than a time deposit, or from any other savings account as defined by Regulation D.

Nature of dividends - Dividends are paid from current income and available earnings, after required transfers to reserves at the end of a dividend period. (This disclosure further explains 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.

Please refer to our separate rate sheet for current dividend rate and annual percentage yield information and to our separate fee schedule for additional information about charges.

OVERDRAFT PROTECTION - If you established any other account within the Credit Union as a source for funds to be transferred to assure payment of drafts or other items that may be presented against any insufficient funds in your Share Draft (checking) account, the Credit Union would transfer funds and pay those drafts or items in a manner herewith described and as long as there were funds available within the sources.

  1. If you have chosen either your Regular Share (savings) or Money Market account as your overdraft source, we will transfer funds in increments of two hundred ($200.00) dollars up to your available balance to your Share Draft (checking) account to cover any insufficient funds situation that a draft or other item presented for payment may cause. NOTE: Regular Share (savings) and Money Market accounts have restrictions.
  2. If you have applied for and have been approved for a MoneyMaster Line of Credit signature loan and have chosen it as your overdraft source, we will transfer funds in increments of fifty ($50.00) dollars up to your available credit limit to your Share Draft (checking) account to cover any insufficient funds situation that a draft or other item presented for payment may cause. NOTE: This transfer will either create a loan balance or increase any outstanding loan balance that you may already have on your MoneyMaster Line of Credit signature loan.
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