Covercy VISA Debit Cardholder Agreement
Please read this Covercy VISA Debit Cardholder Agreement (the “Agreement”) carefully and retain it for your future reference. This Agreement applies to all transactions resulting from the use of your Debit Card (the “Card”) through an automated teller machine (ATM), a Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal or any other use of the Card(s), whether electronic or not, which has been made available to you by Covercy Inc. (“Program Partner”), the service provider responsible for administrating the Card program, in partnership with Choice Financial Group (the “Bank”), member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”). The Program Partner is a financial technology company, not a bank. The Card service and all banking services are provided by Choice.
Please read this Agreement carefully and keep it for your records. The agreement you make with us, and the rights and obligations we both have, are governed by and interpreted according to the State of North Dakota and federal law. This Agreement, together with other agreements or disclosures you may receive from us, such as the Covercy GP Business Deposit Account Agreement (“Account Agreement”), establishes our and your rights and obligations.
When you see the words “we,” “us,” or “our” in this Agreement, it refers to the Bank and any of the Bank’s affiliates, successors, assignees, or agents. When you see the words “you” or “your,” it refers to you, the owner of the Account, as well as your personal representatives, executors, administrators, and successors.
You authorize us to pay from your deposit account (“Account”) the total amount of any transaction originated by use of the Card. You also agree that the use of the Card described in this Agreement shall be subject to the rules, regulations and fees governing each deposit account which is accessed by such
Card, including but not limited to the Bank’s right of set-off.
1. Activating the Card and Setting a PIN
1.1. Card Agreement Acceptance and Card Activation
This Card requires activation before you may use it. You may activate the Card by calling 1-833-333-0417.
Your activation and use of the Card mean that you agree to the terms and conditions described in this Agreement.
If you do not want to activate the Card, you should destroy and dispose of it.
1.2. Personal Identification Number (PIN)
You will be required to select a 4-digit personal identification number (PIN) prior to using the Card for the first time. The 4-digit numerical PIN issued to you is for security purposes. The PIN represents your signature authorizing transactions made using your Card, identifies the bearer of the Card, and serves to validate and authenticate the directions given to complete the Card transactions.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFEKEEPING YOUR PIN. YOU AGREE TO TAKE ALL REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS SO NO ONE ELSE LEARNS YOUR PIN AND YOU AGREE NOT TO DISCLOSE OR OTHERWISE MAKE YOUR PIN AVAILABLE TO ANYONE NOT AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ON YOUR DEPOSIT AND/OR LOAN ACCOUNT(S).
Your PIN should NOT be written on the Card or anywhere it is available to others for use by lawful and/or
1.3. Permissible Uses of Your Card
You agree that you will use the Card only for business purposes and it will not be used for personal,
household or family purposes.
2 Use of the Card
2.1 ATM and Point-of-Sale PIN Withdrawals
With your PIN, you can use your Card to obtain cash from your Account up to the amount of your Available Balance at any ATM or any Point-of-Sale (“POS”) device in the United States that displays the Visa, Visa ATM, Plus, Interlink, or Accel acceptance marks. Not all merchants will permit you to get cash back through their POS devices.
If you use an ATM, including a balance inquiry, you may be charged a fee by the ATM operator even if you do not complete a withdrawal. This ATM fee is a third-party fee assessed by the individual ATM operator only and is not assessed or controlled by us. This ATM fee amount will be charged to your
Account in addition to any applicable fees disclosed in this Agreement or your Account Agreement.
2.2 Retail Card Purchases
You may use your Card to make purchases using your PIN at any merchant with a POS device anywhere that displays the Visa, Visa ATM, Plus, Interlink, or Accel acceptance marks. You may also use your Card to make purchases without your PIN anywhere that Visa debit cards are accepted.
2.3 Split Transactions
You can instruct a merchant to charge your Card for part of a purchase and pay any remaining amount with cash or another card. This is called a “split transaction.” Some merchants do not permit split transactions. If you wish to conduct a split transaction, you must tell the merchant the exact amount you would like charged to your Card. If you fail to inform the merchant you would like to complete a split transaction and you do not have sufficient available funds in your Account to cover the entire purchase amount, your Card is likely to be declined.
2.4 Card-Not-Present Transactions
You may make retail card purchases without presenting your Card by providing information from your Card, such as transactions done by internet or telephone. Conducting transactions in this way has the same legal effect as if you used the Card itself. For security reasons, the amount or number of
card-not-present transactions you are permitted to make may be limited.
2.5 Virtual Card Use
When you open an Account, you may also receive a virtual card (“Virtual Card”) represented by a 16-digit card number, a 3-digit card verification value (“CVV”) number, and an expiration date. The Virtual Card is separate from your physical Card and can be managed through the Online Banking Services (see Section 1.4 of the Account Agreement). We will issue you a replacement Virtual Card when it expires. The Virtual Card accesses the available funds in your Account to make card-not-present transactions (see Section 2.4) anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the same way as your physical Card. The Virtual Card can also be added to a digital wallet (see Section 2.6) in the same way as your physical Card. Your use of the Virtual Card is subject to the terms of this Agreement, including transaction limitations, to the same extent as your physical Card.
2.6 Use of the Card with Digital Wallets
A digital wallet (“Wallet”) provides another way for you to make purchases with your Card. A digital wallet is a service provided by another company (such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, etc.), that allows you to use your Card to pay for transactions where the Wallet is accepted. A Wallet may not be
accepted at all places where your Card is otherwise accepted, and your Card may not be eligible for all the features and functionalities of the Wallet. Any use of your Card in or through the Wallet continues to be subject to all terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may terminate your access to or use of
your Card with a Wallet at any time and for any reason, including if you violate any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement.
You can add or remove your Card from a Wallet by following the instructions provided by the Wallet provider. By doing this, you agree to allow us to share your Card information with the Wallet provider. You may be required to take additional steps to authenticate your identity before your Card is added to
the Wallet. We do not charge you any additional fees for adding your Card to a Wallet or for using your Card in the Wallet. However, any fees and charges that would apply when you use your Card outside the Wallet will also apply when you use a Wallet to make purchases with your Card or otherwise access your Card. The Wallet provider and other third parties such as wireless companies or data service providers may charge you fees. The digital version of your Card in a Wallet may, in our sole discretion, be automatically updated or upgraded without notice to you.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY ARE WE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF A WALLET, YOUR USE OF THE CARD OR VIRTUAL CARD IN CONNECTION WITH A WALLET, OR A MOBILE DEVICE.
If you use a Wallet, you should protect your Wallet and your mobile device as you would your Card. If your Wallet or mobile device is compromised, lost or stolen, you should also consider your Card lost or stolen and notify us immediately. Please see Section 7 for instructions for reporting a lost or stolen Card.
If you have any questions, disputes, or complaints about a Wallet, contact the Wallet provider using the information given to you by the provider.
2.7 Foreign Transactions
Charges from foreign merchants and financial institutions may be made in a foreign currency. We will bill you in U.S. dollars based on the exchange rate on the day we settle the transaction, plus any special currency exchanges charges that may be imposed by us, the Visa network and/or by any third-party used to complete the transaction.
The exchange rate between the transaction currency and the billing currency used for processing international transactions is a rate selected by Visa from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date. This 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 may be different from the rate in effect on the date of your transaction and the date it is posted to your Account.
Regardless of whether the transaction is made in foreign currency or in U.S. dollars, additional fees may apply to all international transactions using the Card. Please refer to our current fee schedule for more information about our fees.
2.8 Card Authorization Holds
When you use your Card to purchase goods or services or to obtain cash from a merchant, the merchant may request preauthorization (“Card Authorization”) for the transaction. If the merchant makes such a request and there are sufficient available funds in your Account, we will approve the transaction and place a temporary hold on the funds in your Account. If there are sufficient available funds in your Account, we will approve the request and reduce your Available Balance for as long as the card authorization remains on your Account.
Your Available Balance will generally be reduced by the amount of the card authorization. If you use your card at a restaurant, your Available Balance may be reduced by the amount of the card authorization plus up to an additional twenty percent (20%) of that amount, to account for potential tipping.
The card authorization will remain on your Account until the merchant sends us the final amount of the transaction and requests payment (“settlement”). In most cases, If the merchant does not request settlement, or the merchant is delayed in requesting settlement, the card authorization will automatically be removed after three (3) days. However, for certain merchants such as hotels and rental car companies, it may take up to thirty (30) days for the card authorization to be removed.
It is important to understand that the merchant controls the timing of card authorizations or settlement. A merchant may request settlement after the card authorization has been removed from your Account. This means that if you use the funds in your Account after the card authorization has been removed and the merchant later requests settlement, your Account may become overdrawn. A merchant may also request settlement for an amount that is different than the card authorization. Therefore, it is important that you keep track of your transactions and your balance. Once we have approved a card authorization, we cannot stop the transaction and you will be responsible for repaying any negative balance that may occur.
2.9 Customized Debit Card Limits
As part of the Online Banking Services, you may be given the ability to establish customized debit card transaction limits that are lower than the limits that are otherwise applicable to POS transactions and ATM withdrawals for yourself or any secondary cardholders to help you manage and control your
3. Card Limitations
There may be limits on the amount and frequency of withdrawals and deposits you can make using your Card. Please refer to the Account Agreement for any limits that may apply to your Account.
4. Returns and Refunds
Please be aware of the merchant’s return policies before using your Card to make a purchase. Neither the Bank nor the Program Partner is responsible for the delivery, quality, safety, legality or any other aspect of the goods or services you purchase using your Card. If you have a problem with a purchase that
you made with your Card or if you have a dispute with the merchant, you must handle it directly with the merchant. If you are entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained using your Card, you agree to accept credits to your Card for the refund and agree to the refund policy of the merchant. The amounts credited to your Card for refunds may not be available for up to five (5) days from the date the refund transaction occurs.
5. Additional Benefits from Visa and Fraud Alerts Program
5.1 Additional Benefits
Your Card may also be eligible for certain benefits provided by Visa. Please see the Visa Debit Card Benefits Guide (https://usa.visa.com/support/consumer/debit-cards.html) for a full description of all additional benefits to which you may be eligible, specifically Visa Zero Liability Benefits (https://usa.visa.com/pay-with-visa/visa-chip-technology-consumers/zero-liability-policy.html). You are also eligible for Visa’s Fraud Alerts Program.
5.2 Fraud Alerts Program Overview
The Visa Fraud Alerts Program provides you with alerts via email, phone call, and/or text messages when Visa’s fraud monitoring system detects suspicious activity involving your Card.
Messaging frequency depends on account activity. For more information, text HELP to 23618 or call 1-833-333-0417. To cancel fraud text messaging services at any time reply STOP to any alert from your mobile device.
For Fraud alerts support, call 1-833-333-0417. By giving us your mobile number, you agree that Fraud Alerts text messaging is authorized to notify you of suspected incidents of financial or identity fraud. HELP instructions: Text HELP to 23618 for help. Standard text messaging rates will apply.
5.2.1 Stop Instructions
Text STOP to 23618 to cancel.
5.2.2 Release of Liability
Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered to you if your phone is not in the range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time. Even within coverage, factors beyond the control of wireless carriers may interfere with messages delivery for which the carrier is not
responsible. We do not guarantee that alerts will be delivered.
There may be fees associated with your use of the Card. Please refer to the Account Agreement for any fees that may apply to your use of the Card.
7. Errors and Lost or Stolen Cards
7.1 Error Resolution
You may contact Visa by calling 1-833-333-0417 with questions concerning transactions involving your Card.
You may also contact us at the number above to report suspected errors or unauthorized transactions. Be sure to contact us immediately if you believe that an error or unauthorized transaction has occurred or may occur concerning your Card. You must contact us no later than thirty (30) days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the suspected error or unauthorized transaction appeared. You must provide us with the following information:
Your name and Account number.
A description of the error or the transaction you are unsure about and why you believe it is an error or you need more information.
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 by email within ten (10) business days.
After receiving your notice of error or unauthorized transaction, we will investigate and provide you with the results and any corrections we make to your Account within a commercially reasonable time.
7.2 Reporting Lost or Stolen Cards or Replacing Your Card
If you need to report your Card or PIN as lost, stolen, or compromised, or to replace your Card for any reason, please contact Visa at 1-833-333-0417 seven days a week, 24 hours a day. You will be required to provide personal information so that we may verify your identity before we will issue you a replacement Card.
8. Electronic Fund Transfers
Your Card allows you to withdraw funds from your Account up to the Available Balance through Electronic Fund Transfers (“EFTs”). EFTs are transactions that are processed by electronic means and include, among others, ATM withdrawals and point-of-sale purchases at merchants.
Your Account Agreement provides you with the information and terms about the EFTs that are permitted on your Account.
8.1 Types of EFTs Supported by Your Card
Your Card allows the following types of EFTs:
Transfers to or from your Account to a merchant or other third party by providing the third party with your Card or Card information
ATM deposits and withdrawals using your Card
8.2 Limitations on EFTs
There are limitations on the frequency and amount of transactions you can make to or from your Account using your Card. These limits are different for each type of transaction. For limits that apply to Card transactions, please refer to Section 3 of this Agreement. For other limitations that may apply to
your Account, please refer to your Account Agreement. Your Card may also be subject to security-related limits. These limits may change from time to time.
8.3 Documentation of Your Transactions
You will be provided with information about each transaction using your Card on your Account statements. Please refer to your Account Agreement for more information about statements and other ways to view your transaction history and other information. You will also have the option to receive a
receipt when making a withdrawal at an ATM or when you make a POS purchase at a merchant.
8.4 Recurring Card Payments (Preauthorized Transfers)
If you authorize a merchant or other third party to automatically initiate a payment using your Card on a recurring basis, you must do so in writing. If you are issued a new Card with a different expiration date or a different number, we may (but are not obligated to) provide your new Card number and expiration date to a merchant or other third party with whom you have set up a recurring pre-authorized card payment to facilitate the continuation of your authorized recurring transactions.
If you do not wish Visa to provide your new Card number and/or expiration date to merchants or other third parties, please let Visa know by calling 1-833-333-0417.
8.4.1 How to Request a Stop Payment
If you authorize a merchant or other third party to take payments from your Account using your Card through recurring card payments, you can place a stop payment on one or all of those payments by contacting Visaby calling 1-833-333-0417 at least three (3) business days before the next payment is
scheduled to be made.
You must provide us with (1) your name, (2) your Account number, (3) the company or person taking the payments, and (4) the date and amount of the scheduled payment you wish to stop. If you want all future payments from that company or person stopped, be sure to tell us that as well. If you do not
provide us with the correct information, such as the correct payee or the correct amount of the payment you wish to stop, we may not be able to stop the payment.
You may be charged a fee for each stop payment you request under your Account Agreement. Please refer to your Account Agreement for fees applicable to your Account.
8.4.2 Our Business Days
Our business days are Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
8.5 Your Liability for Unauthorized EFTs
Contact us immediately if you believe that an unauthorized EFT has occurred or may occur concerning your Account, or if your Card has been lost, stolen or compromised. Calling Visa at 1-833-333-0417 is the best way of keeping your losses to a minimum. Your liability for unauthorized EFTs is outlined in your Account Agreement. Please refer to your Account Agreement for details.
8.6 Our Liability for a Failure To Complete A Transaction, Unauthorized
Transactions or Failure to Stop a Payment We will respond to notices of errors or unauthorized EFTs and requests to stop payments in a commercially reasonable manner and time. Our liability for a failure to complete a transaction, an unauthorized transaction, or failure to stop a payment is limited to terms described in your Account Agreement. Please refer to your Account Agreement for details.
9. Change of Terms
We can change the term of this Agreement at any time. We will provide advance notice to you of a change in terms where required by law.
10. Account Information Disclosed to Third Parties
We will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make:
Where it is necessary for completing the transaction
To verify the existence and condition of your account with us (such as to confirm that sufficient funds are available to cover specific transactions) upon the request from a third party (such as a credit bureau or merchant)
To comply with government agency or court orders
If you give us your written permission
We may refuse to issue, deactivate, revoke, suspend or cancel your Card at any time with or without notice to you, other than as required by law. This includes deactivating or canceling your Card if it has been lost or stolen to prevent unauthorized transactions. You agree not to use your Card once it has
been deactivated, revoked, suspended or canceled. We may also limit your use of the Card, including limiting or prohibiting specific types of transactions. If you would like to cancel your Card, you may do so at any time by contacting us through the Online Banking Services or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cancellation of your Card privileges will not otherwise affect your rights and obligations related to your Account.