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Electronic Funds Transfer Disclosure

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities.


Electronic Funds Transfer Disclosure

100 East Water Street
Sandusky, OH 44870

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.

  • Preauthorized credits. You may make arrangements for certain direct deposits to be accepted into your checking or savings account(s).
  • Preauthorized payments. You may make arrangements to pay certain recurring bills from your checking or savings account(s).

Telephone Transfers – types of transfers – You may access your account by telephone 24 hours a day at 877.224.8493 or 419.626.7353 using your social security number, personal identification number, a touch tone phone and your account numbers to:

  • Transfer funds from checking to savings
  • Transfer funds from savings to checking
  • Make payments from checking to loan accounts with us
  • Make payments from savings to loan accounts with us
  • Block your ATM/DEBIT card if lost or stolen
  • Get information about:
  • The account balance of checking accounts
  • The account balance of savings accounts

Please also see Limitations on frequency of transfers section regarding limitations that apply to telephone transfers.

ATM Transfers – types of transfers and dollar limitations – You may access your account(s) by ATM using your ATM/Debit card and personal identification number to:

  • Make deposits to checking accounts
  • Make deposits to savings accounts
  • Get cash withdrawals from checking accounts
  • You may withdraw no more than $300.00 per 24 hours
  • Get cash withdrawals from savings accounts
  • You may withdraw no more than $300.00 per 24 hours
  • Transfer funds from savings to checking accounts
  • Transfer funds from checking to savings accounts
  • Get information about:
  • The account balance of your checking and savings accounts

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

Please also see Limitations on frequency of transfers section regarding limitations that apply to ATM transfers.

Types of Point-of-Sale Transactions – You may access your checking account(s) to purchase goods (in person, online, or by phone), pay for services (in person, online, or by phone) and get cash from a merchant, if the merchant permits, or from a participating financial institution.

Point-of-Sale Transactions – dollar limitations – Using your card:

  • You may not exceed $1,000.00 in transactions per 24 hours

Please also see Limitations on frequency of transfers section regarding limitations that apply to debit card transactions.

Computer Transfers. You may access your account(s) at www.civista.bank by using a special ID code and a PIN number to:

  • Transfer funds from checking to savings
  • Transfer funds from savings to checking
  • Transfer funds from checking to checking
  • Transfer funds from savings to savings
  • Make payments from checking to loan accounts with us
  • Make payments from your Civista account to outside vendors
  • Get information about your checking, savings, CD, IRA, and loan accounts
  • Block your ATM/DEBIT card if lost or stolen

Mobile Banking Transfers. You may access your accounts(s) at www.civista.bank by using your web-enabled cell phone or device to:

  • Transfer funds from checking to savings
  • Transfer funds from savings to checking
  • Transfer funds from checking to checking
  • Transfer funds from savings to savings
  • Make payments from checking to loan accounts with us
  • Make payments from your accounts with us to outside vendors
  • Get information about your checking, savings, CD, IRA, and loan accounts
  • Block your ATM/DEBIT card if lost or stolen

You may be charged access fees by your cell phone provider based on your individual plan. Web access is needed to use this service. Check with your cell phone provider for details on specific fees and charges.

Electronic Fund 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 to an electronic fund transfer or to electronically pay a returned check 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 bank information. This information can be found on your check as well as on a deposit or withdrawal slip. Thus, you should only provide your bank 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:

  • Electronic check conversion. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to make a one-time electronic payment from your checking account using information from your check to pay for purchases or pay bills.
  • Electronic returned check charge. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to initiate an electronic funds transfer to collect a charge in the event a check is returned for insufficient funds.

Limitations on frequency of transfers. In addition to those limitations on transfers elsewhere described, if any, the following limitations apply:

  • Transfers or withdrawals from a Money Market/Savings account to another account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized or automatic transfer or telephone order or instruction, computer transfer, or by check, draft, debit card or similar order to a third party, are limited to 6 per month.
  • An excessive activity fee of $10.00 will be charged for each transaction in excess of the above limitations.
  • If you exceed the transfer limitations set forth above, your account shall be subject to closure.

Attention! If you plan to use your ATM/DEBIT card outside the United States, please contact the bank at the number listed in this brochure before leaving the country. Your card will not be activated for use outside the U.S. without preauthorization.

FEES AND CHARGES

We may charge you and you agree to pay, all fees and charges disclosed on the current schedule of fees, as they apply to your electronic funds transfer transaction.

There will be a fee assessed for all international ATM or POS debit transactions equivalent to 3% of the total transaction amount.

After 365 days of inactivity the ATM/Debit Card will be automatically closed.

Proprietary Machines. You may use any Civista ATM machines at no charge.

Nonproprietary ATM. There may be a charge for each deposit, withdrawal, transfer or inquiry at an ATM not owned or operated by Civista Bank. This fee may also apply to POS transactions. Refer to our current schedule of fees.

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).

Change to Foreign Currency-Conversion Rate: When you use your Visa branded debit 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;
  • In each instance, plus or minus any adjustment determined by the issuer.

The conversion rate in effect on the processing date may differ from the rate in effect on the transaction date or posting date.

DOCUMENTATION

  • Terminal transfers. You can get a receipt at the time you make any transfer greater than $15 to or from your account using an automated teller machine or point-of-sale terminals.
  • Preauthorized credits. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, you can call us at the telephone number listed in the brochure to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.
  • Periodic statements. You will get a monthly account statement from us, unless there are no transfers in a particular month. In any case you will get a statement at least quarterly. You will get a quarterly statement from us on your savings account if the only possible electronic transfer to or from the account is a preauthorized credit.

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 three business days or more before the payment is scheduled to be made. If you call, we may also require you to provide a written request received by us within 14 days following your call.

A stop payment fee is charged for each debit you request to stop as reflected in our current schedule of fees.

  • 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.

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:

  • If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the transfer.
  • If you have an overdraft line and the transfer would go over the credit limit.
  • If the automated teller machine where you are making the transfer does not have enough cash.
  • If the terminal or system was not working properly and you knew about the breakdown when you started the transfer.
  • If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire or flood) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken.
  • There may be other exceptions stated in our agreement with you.

CONFIDENTIALITY

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

  • Where it is necessary for completing transfers; or
  • In order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant; or
  • In order to comply with government agency or court orders; or
  • As explained in the separate Privacy Disclosure.

UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFERS

  1. a) Consumer liability. Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, or if you believe that an electronic fund transfer has been made without your permission using information from your check. Telephoning is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. You could lose all the money in your account (plus your maximum overdraft line of credit). If you tell us within two business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code; your liability may be no more than $50 if someone used your card and/or code 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, your liability may be no more than $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 period.

Additional limits on liability for Visa Debit 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 card. This additional limit on liability does not apply to ATM transactions or to transactions using your Personal Identification Number (PIN) which are not processed by Visa. Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association.

  1. 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 without your permission.

ERROR RESOLUTION NOTICE

In case of errors or questions about your electronic transfers, call, write or e-mail us at the telephone number or addresses 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.

  • Tell us your name and account number (if any).
  • 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.
  • 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 (five business days if involving a Visa transaction or 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 foreign initiated transfer) to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days (five business days if involving a Visa transaction or 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 deposit is made, unless you already have an established account with us before this account is opened.

We will tell you the results within three business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you an explanation.

You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.

Know Your Rights and Responsibilities

419.627.4587
1.800.604.9368
Business Days: Monday through Friday
Excluding Federal Holidays
E-mail: info@civista.bank

Civista Bank
Deposit Operations
P.O. Box 5016
Sandusky, OH 44871