The Electronic Fund Transfers we are capable of handling are indicated below, some of which may not apply to your account. Please read this disclosure carefully because it tells you your rights and obligations for these transactions. You should keep this notice for future reference.
You may make arrangements for certain direct deposits to be accepted into your Checking or Savings account(s).
You may make arrangements to pay certain recurring bills from your Checking or Savings account(s).
KETS and Cirrus Networks – types of transfers, dollar limitations, and charges – You may access your account(s) by ATM using your ATM card and personal identification number (PIN), to:
Some of these services may not be available at all terminals.
We do not charge for direct deposits to any type of account. We do not charge for preauthorized withdrawals from any type of account. Please see our separate fee schedule for additional information about charges. Except as indicated elsewhere, we do not charge for electronic fund transfers.
Terminal Transfers. You may obtain a receipt at the time you make any transfer to or from your account when using an automated teller machine.
Direct Deposits. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, you can call us at (620) 662-0731 to find out whether or not the deposit has been made. If the only possible transfers to or from your account are direct deposits, you will receive a quarterly statement from us.
Periodic Statements. You will receive a monthly account statement from us for your Checking accounts. You will receive a quarterly account statement from us for your Savings accounts, if the only possible electronic transfers to or from the account are preauthorized deposits.
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 may stop any of these payments. Here is how: Call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this disclosure in time for us to receive your request three 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 see our separate fee schedule for additional information about charges.
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 three business days or more before the transfer is scheduled, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages.
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:
We will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfer you make:
Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen. Telephoning is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. You could lose all of the money in your account (plus your maximum overdraft line of credit). If you tell us within two business days, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your card without your permission. If you do not tell us within two 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 can lose as much as $500. Also, if your statement shows transfers that you did not make, 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 period. If you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen or that someone has transferred or may transfer money from your account without your permission, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this disclosure.
In case of errors or questions about your electronic transfers, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this disclosure, as soon as you can, if you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement or receipt. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.
We have adopted a policy designed to give you prompt access to your deposited funds. Our policy is to make funds from your deposits available to you on the first business day after the day we receive your deposit. Once they are available, you can withdraw the funds in cash, use the funds for point-of-sale (POS) transactions and we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written. Electronic direct deposits will be available on the effective date of the deposit as set forth in the following information.
However, holds may be placed on a case-by-case basis, and for specific reasons as allowed under applicable law, in which case we will mail you a notice the first business day after we receive your deposit and tell you when the funds will be available. When a case-by-case hold is invoked, funds may not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit. You should ask if you need to be sure when a particular deposit will be available for withdrawal.
For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day, except Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays. Deposits made by mail must be directed to the following adddress:
Bell Credit Union
1601 N Lorraine
Hutchinson, KS 67501
A Bell Credit Union Debit card may be used to access your checking account to purchase goods, pay for services, or obtain cash from a participating merchant or financial institution. Daily Point of Sale maximum is $1000.00 with daily cash withdrawal maximum of $500.00.
A debit card may also be used like an ATM card allowing you to access your share or checking accounts at an ATM terminal. A personal identification number (PIN) is required when using your debit card as an ATM card. A Bell Credit Union debit card is not a credit card. Transactions are paperless checking account withdrawals.
A Bell Credit Union ATM card may be used at any ATM terminal, financial institution or merchant that participates in ATM transactions. Your personal identification number (PIN) will be required. You may access your share or checking account.
Accounts that are closed within six (6) months after opening will be charged a $10.00 processing fee. Accounts may not be reopened for ninety (90) days after closing and only with management approval.
This disclosure contains the rules which govern your account(s) with us. Please read this disclosure carefully. If you sign your signature card or continue to have an account with us, you agree to these rules, our by-laws, and any by-law amendments. You agree to pay the fees we charge and you give us the right to collect any fees, as earned, directly from the account balance. You will receive a separate schedule of rates, qualifying balances, and fees if they are not included in this disclosure. If you have any questions, please call us.
This agreement is subject to applicable federal laws and the laws of the State of Kansas (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 disclosure is to:
We may permit some variations from this standard agreement, but any variations must be agreed to in writing either on our signature card for the account or in some other written form.
As used in this disclosure, the words “we”, “our”, and “us” mean the credit union and the words “you” and “your” mean the owner(s) of this account and any “agent” appointed by or on behalf of the owner(s) to sign on the account in a representative capacity.
Each of you agrees 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 that we impose. You authorize us to deduct these charges as accrued directly from the account balance. You also agree to pay additional reasonable charges we may impose for services you request which are not covered by this agreement. Each of you also agrees to be jointly and individually liable for any account deficit resulting from charges or overdrafts, whether caused by you or another authorized to withdraw from this account, and our costs to collect the deficit including, to the extent permitted by law, our reasonable attorneys’ fees. You agree that at our option we may suspend your membership rights if you violate the terms of this agreement.
Any items, other than cash, accepted for deposit (including items drawn “on us”) will be given provisional credit only until collection is final (and actual credit for deposits of, or payable in, foreign currency will be at the exchange rate in effect on final collection in United States dollars). We are not responsible for transactions initiated by mail or outside depository until we actually record them. All transactions received after our “daily cut-off time” on a business day we are open, or received on a day in which we are not open for business, will be treated and recorded as if initiated on the next following business day that we are open. We are prohibited by law from guaranteeing the payment of dividends or that dividends we do pay will be at the contracted rate. We must base our dividend payments to you upon the money we actually earn and that is available for distribution at the end of a dividend period. Unless otherwise agreed, you waive any right to receive any original item after it is paid.
Unless otherwise clearly indicated to the contrary, any one of you who signs in the space designated for signatures on the signature card, including any agents, may withdraw or transfer all or any part of the account balance at any time on forms approved by us. Each of you (until we receive written notice to the contrary) authorizes each other person signing on the signature card to endorse any item payable to you or your order for deposit to this account or any other transaction with us. We may charge against your account a check, even though payment was made before the date of the check, unless you have given us written notice of the postdating. The fact that we may honor withdrawal requests which overdraw the finally collected account balance does not obligate us to do so, unless required by law. Withdrawals will first be made from collected funds, and we may, unless prohibited by law or our written policy, refuse any withdrawal request against uncollected funds, even if our general practice is to the contrary. We reserve the right to refuse any withdrawal or transfer request which is attempted by any method not specifically permitted, which is an amount less than any minimum withdrawal requirement, or which exceeds any frequency limitation. Even if we honor a nonconforming request, repeated abuse of the stated limitations (if any) may eventually force us to close this account. We will use the date a transaction is completed by us (as opposed to the day you initiate it) to apply the frequency limitations. We reserve the right to require you to notify us of your intention to withdraw shares or deposits from this account as explained in our by-laws. Withdrawals from a time deposit prior to maturity or prior to the expiration of any notice period may be restricted and may be subject to penalty. See your notice of penalties for early withdrawal.
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. Individual Account – is owned by one person. Joint Account – With Survivorship (And Not as Tenants In Common) – is owned by two or more persons. Each of you intend that upon your death the balance in the account will belong to the survivor(s). If two or more of you survive, you will own the balance in the account as joint tenants with survivorship and not as tenants in common. Joint Account – No Survivorship (As Tenants In Common) – is owned by two or more persons, but none of you intend (merely by opening this account) to create any right of survivorship in any other person. We encourage you to agree and tell us in writing of the percentage of the deposit contributed by each of you. This information will not, however, affect the “number of signatures” necessary for withdrawal. Revocable Trust or Pay-On-Death Account – If two or more of you create such an account, you own the account jointly with survivorship. Beneficiaries acquire the right to withdraw only if: (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 either of these account types reserves the right to: (1) change beneficiaries, (2) change account types, and (3) withdraw all or part of the deposit at any time. Corporate, Partnership, and other Organizational Accounts – We will usually require a separate authorization form designating the person permitted to withdraw and the conditions required for withdrawal from any account in the name of a legal entity such as a partnership, corporation, or other organization. We will honor the authorization according to its terms until it is amended or terminated in writing by the governing body of the organization.
Unless you tell us differently in writing, 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 joint account survivor, pay-on-death beneficiary, or trust account beneficiary becomes effective. For example, if one joint tenant pledges the deposit evidenced by this agreement for a debt (i.e. uses it to secure a debit) and then dies, (1) the surviving joint tenant’s rights in this account do not take effect until the debt as been satisfied and (2) the debt may be satisfied with the funds in this account.
A stop-payment order must be given in the manner required by law, must be received in time to give us a reasonable opportunity to act on it, and must precisely identify the number, date and amount of the item, and the payee. Our stop-payment cut-off 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. We will honor a stop-payment request by the person who signed the particular item, and, by any other person, even though such other person did not sign the item, if such other person has an equal or greater right to withdraw from this account than the person who signed the item in question. A release of the stop-payment request may be made only by the person who initiated the stop-payment.
A telephone transfer of funds from this account to another account with us, if otherwise permitted or arranged for, may be made by the same persons and under the same conditions generally applicable to withdrawals made in writing. We restrict the number of transfers from a savings account to another account or third parties, to a maximum of six per month (less the number of certain “preauthorized transfers” during the month). Other account transfer restrictions are described elsewhere in this disclosure.
We may change our by-laws and any term of this agreement. Rules governing changes in dividend rates have been provided separately. For other changes we will give you reasonable notice in writing or by any other method permitted by law. We reserve the right to close this account if your membership in this credit union terminates. You agree to keep us informed about your current address at all times. Notice from us to any one of you is notice to all of you.
You further agree that if you fail to report any unauthorized signatures, alterations, forgeries or any other errors in your account within 60 days of when we make the statement available, you cannot assert a claim against us on any items in that statement and 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 that contained in the first paragraph of this section.
This account may not be transferred or assigned without our prior written consent.
If, in connection with a direct deposit plan, we deposit any amount in this account which should have been returned to the Federal Government for any reason, you authorize us to deduct the amount of our liability to the Federal government from this 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.
If this option is selected, this is a temporary account agreement. Each person who signs in the space designated for signatures on the signature card (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.
Restrictive Legends – We are not required to honor any restrictive legend on items you write unless we have agreed to the restriction in a writing signed by an officer of the credit union. Examples of restrictive legends are “must be presented within 90 days” or “not valid for more than $1,000.00.”
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 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 on the signature card or that are filed separately with us, and contain the required number of signatures for this purpose.
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. Our right to repayment does not apply to this account if: (a) it is an Individual Retirement Account or other tax-deferred retirement account, or (b) the debt is created by a consumer credit transaction under a credit card plan, 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.
An agent is someone who you authorize to have access to this account 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 on the space as an authorized signer on the signature card, or by separate form (such as a power of attorney). An agent is not an owner of the account. We will allow agents to be appointed only on individual accounts unless each owner of a joint account has executed a separate power of attorney naming an agent. We may refuse to accept an agent, or an agency account.
The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change every dividend period. We may change the dividend rate for your account as determined by the credit union board of directors.
Dividends will be compounded monthly. Dividends will be credited to your account monthly.
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.
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 average daily balance of $25.00 in your account to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.
Dividends are calculated by the average daily balance method which applies a periodic rate to the average daily balance in the account for the period. The average daily balance is calculated by adding the balance in the account for each day of the period and dividing that figure by the number of days in the period. The period we use is the quarterly statement cycle.
Dividends will begin to accrue on the first business day after the banking day you place noncash items (for example, checks) to your account.
During any statement period, 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 or automatic transfer or telephone order or instruction. No more than three of the six transfers may be made by check, draft, debit card (if applicable), or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations set forth above in any statement period, your account will be subject to closure by the credit union.
The par value of a share in this account is $25.00.
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.
You must maintain a minimum average daily balance of $25.00 in your regular share account to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.
During any statement period, 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 or automatic transfer or telephonic order or instruction. No more than three of the six transfers may be made by check, draft, debit card (if applicable), or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations set forth above in any statement period, your account will be subject to closure by the credit union.
Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change every dividend period. We may change the dividend rate for your account as determined by the credit union board of directors.
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.
No minimum balance requirements apply to this account.
Minimum balance requirements: No minimum balance requirements apply to this account.
Interest may be compounded monthly or quarterly.
Interest will be credited to your account monthly or quarterly. Alternatively, you may choose to have interest paid to you or to another account monthly or quarterly rather than credited to this account.
If you close your account before interest is paid, you will not receive the accrued interest.
The minimum balance required to open this account is $500.00 or $1000 depending on the share certificate. You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $500.00 or $1000 in your account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.
Interest is calculated by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.
Interest will begin to accrue on the first business day after the banking day you deposit noncash items (for example, checks) to your account.
After the account is opened, you may not make deposits 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 interest credited in the term before maturity of that term without penalty. You can withdraw interest anytime during the term of crediting after it is credited to your account.
Early withdrawal penalties (a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity) Deposits earn 0% for the first 90 days and are paid at the Regular Member Share rate for the duration of the deposit. There are certain circumstances, such as the death or incompetence of an owner, where we may waive or reduce this penalty. See your plan disclosure if this account is part of an IRA or other tax qualified plan.
This account will automatically renew at maturity. You may prevent renewal if you withdraw the funds in the account at maturity (or within the grace period mentioned below, if any) or if we receive written notice from you 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 deposit will be placed in an interest-bearing account.
Each renewal term will be the same as the original term, beginning on the maturity date. The interest rate will be the same we offer on new time accounts on the maturity date which have the same term, minimum balance (if any) and other features as the original time account.
You will have a grace period of ten calendar days after maturity to withdraw the funds without being charged an early withdrawal penalty.
You must complete payment of one share in your Regular Member Share account as a condition of admission to membership.
We reserve the right to at any time require not less than seven 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.
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).)
Member accounts in this credit union are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund.
Please refer to our separate fee schedule for additional information about charges.
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