Please note: The maximum length of the business name or cardholder on the debit card is 21 characters.
Business Name ________________________________________ Taxpayer ID No. __________________________________________
[ ] Corporation: [ ] for profit [ ] not for profit
[ ] Partnership [ ] Limited Liability Company [ ] Sole Proprietorship [ ] Other ________________________________________
County and State of Business _______________________________________________________________________________________
Business Address (Street, City, State & ZIP) ___________________________________________________________________________
Business Telephone No. (_______)______________________________ Business Fax No. (_______)______________________________
Business E-mail _______________________________________ Business Web Page ___________________________________________
Checking Account No. _________________________________
Number of Cards Requested ____________________________
TELL US ABOUT INDIVIDUAL CARDHOLDERS (PLEASE PRINT):
Signatures: By signing below, you are requesting
the BusinessCard™ and associated services. You agree to the terms and conditions
of the BusinessCard™ Agreement, including any fees and charges. You further agree that the information contained in this
Application is accurate. You authorize us to verify your creditworthiness and employment history, as an individual, through any
necessary means, including having a consumer credit reporting agency run a consumer credit report on you.
Signature & Title Date
Signature & Title Date
Signature & Title Date
Signature & Title Date
Mail or Deliver Application to:
ATHOL SAVINGS BANK
P.O. BOX 937
ATHOL, MASSACHUSETTS 01331-9952
For Institution Use
[ ] Approved [ ] Declined
Additional Information ______________________________________
Separate Authorization on File [ ] Yes [ ] No
Number of Cards Received ___________________________________
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Introduction. This BusinessCard™ Agreement ("Agreement") contains contract terms and other important information relating to your Business Card™ ("Card"). These terms govern the operation of this account unless varied or supplemented in writing. This Agreement also incorporates any other terms and conditions provided separately with your account agreement as well as the terms of any disclosures you may have received. You should read this Agreement carefully and keep a copy for your records.
Applicable Law. This Agreement will be governed by the laws of the state in which your account is located as well as federal laws and regulations. Normal banking customs and practices also apply.
Definitions. Unless inconsistent, words and phrases used in this document shall be construed so that the singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular. The words "we," "our," and "us" refer to the financial institution which issues the Card. The words "you" and "your" refer to the owner of the specific account for which Card transactions are permitted. The word "Cardholder" refers to any person authorized by you to use the Card.
Business Card Purpose. You and any Cardholder agree that this Card is for use by business owners and employees. The Card can be used for business purpose point-of-sale and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) transactions only. The Card may not be used for personal purposes. You acknowledge and understand that the Card shall not be treated as a consumer card under the provisions of state and federal law. You agree to provide written instructions to all Cardholders that the Card shall not be used for consumer purposes. We assume all transactions are for business purposes. We do not monitor transactions to determine their purpose.
Account Requirement, Payment Responsibility, Transferability, Enforceability. The services described in this Agreement will be available to you only as long as you maintain a business checking account with us. You are liable for the payment of Card transactions authorized by you or your agent or any Cardholder or their agent. This account may not be transferred or assigned without our written consent.
If any terms of this Agreement cannot be legally enforced, it will be considered changed to the extent necessary to comply with applicable laws. If any part of this Agreement becomes unenforceable, it will not make any other part unenforceable.
How to Use the Business Card, Security Procedures. The Card allows Cardholders to directly access the business checking account specified in your Card Application. We will issue Cards and codes to you at your request. Each Card will identify your business as well as the Cardholder.
You agree to the following security procedures. Each Cardholder must sign their Card before it may be used. You agree to require both a Card and a code to be used together to obtain cash at designated ATMs. However, you may use your Card to purchase goods or pay for services without a code. Once a Card has been issued it cannot be transferred to another person. You agree to immediately notify us when you terminate a Cardholder's rights and to promptly return the Card to us. You agree to provide written instructions to all Cardholders about the importance of protecting the Card and code. You agree to examine your receipts and periodic statements in a timely manner. You agree that the dollar/frequency limits assigned to each Cardholder will also act as a security procedure.
Termination and Amendments.
We may make amendments to this Agreement in the same method as provided in the terms and conditions provided in your account agreement. Use of your Card after receipt of notice of an amendment constitutes your acceptance of the change.
Notices. Any notices mailed to you under this Agreement will be mailed to the address we have for you in our records. You will keep us notified of your current mailing address.
Order of Payment. Our policy is to post and pay Card transactions in the order they are received. We reserve the right to pay Card transactions before checks, drafts, and other items.
Discretionary Overdraft Payments. At our discretion, we may make a payment or honor a withdrawal from your account that exceeds the amount of funds available in 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. This section does not apply to an overdraft protection plan you may establish with us, such as an overdraft line of credit or linked savings account.
You agree that we may charge fees for overdrafts caused by ATM and Debit Card transactions unless you have opted-out of this service.
The following fees and limitations apply to discretionary overdraft payments:
Overdraft Protection Plan. If your account has an overdraft protection plan, Card transactions that would otherwise overdraw your account will be covered by the overdraft protection plan. Your overdraft protection plan will be documented on a separate agreement. You should become familiar with that document as some of the terms, such as your liability for unauthorized transfers initiated with your Card, may vary from the terms of this Agreement.
Stop Payment. Only stop-payment requests from you or the Cardholder who authorized the transaction will be honored. However, because Card transactions are often processed immediately, stopping or amending payment is difficult and we cannot ensure that any request you make will be effective. In order to be effective, we must receive your request in time to give us a reasonable opportunity to act. Only you may release a stop-payment request.
TYPES OF TRANSACTIONS
Below are the types of transactions your Card will accommodate.
ATM Transfers. You may access your account by ATM using your Card and code to:
Some of these services may not be available at all terminals.
Point-of-Sale Transactions. You may access your checking account with your Card to purchase goods (in person or by phone), pay for services (in person 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.
Using your Card and/or code:
Currency Conversion. If you effect a transaction with your Card in a currency other than US Dollars, MasterCard will convert the charge into a US Dollar amount. The MasterCard currency conversion procedure includes use of either a government-mandated exchange rate, or a wholesale exchange rate selected by MasterCard. The exchange rate MasterCard uses will be a rate in effect on the day the transaction is processed. This rate may differ from the rate in effect on the date of purchase or the date the transaction was posted to your account.
Advisory Against Illegal Use. You agree not to use your Card 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.
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.
Retain Copies for Your Records. You should retain copies of all records including receipts, credit slips (for returned merchandise), and cancellation numbers (for cancelled reservations). You should also mark each transaction in your account record (but not while at a terminal). You should review your periodic statement for accuracy and compare your account record against your periodic statement to reconcile balances.
Periodic Statements. You will get a monthly account statement from us for your checking account that will also include a record of transactions made using your Card.
LIMITATIONS ON OUR LIABILITY
We will not be liable if:
There may be other limitations on our liability.
Additional Risk Associated with Use of Business Purpose Cards. You will not have the benefit of any consumer law limiting liability with respect to the unauthorized use of your Card. This means your liability for the unauthorized use of your Card could be greater than the liability in a consumer debit card transaction. You accept and agree to undertake the additional risk and greater measure of liability associated with the use of business purpose cards as described in this Agreement.
Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers. You are liable for Card transactions you do not authorize if we can prove that we processed the transaction in good faith and in compliance with a commercially reasonable security procedure to which we both agreed, unless otherwise required by law.
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 the money in your account (plus your maximum overdraft line of credit). If your Card and/or code is lost, stolen, or used without your permission, you agree to notify us immediately and to promptly confirm such notice in writing. Your liability for transactions with your Card and/or code will continue until 2 business days after the day we receive such written notice. If you do not notify us within 60 days from when the periodic statement containing an unauthorized transaction was first mailed or made available to you, we will be entitled to treat the information in the periodic statement as correct, and you will be precluded from asserting otherwise.
Additional Limits on Liability. You will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your Card if: (i) you can demonstrate that you have exercised reasonable care in safeguarding your card from the risk of loss or theft, and (ii) upon becoming aware of a loss or theft, you promptly report the loss or theft to us.
Contact in Event of Unauthorized Transfer. 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 brochure.
Consequential Damages. We will not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages resulting from the unauthorized use of your Card.
You agree to examine your receipts and periodic statements using ordinary care and to report any errors or problems to us within a reasonable time. You agree that the time to examine your statement and report to us will depend on the circumstances, but will not, in any circumstance, exceed a total of 60 days from when the statement containing the error or problem was first mailed or made available to you. If you do not report within 60 days, we will be entitled to treat such information as correct and you will be precluded from asserting otherwise. You further agree that if you fail to report to us within 14 days from when the statement was first mailed or made available to you that we will not be required to pay interest on any refund to which you may be entitled. We will only recredit your account for errors or problems as required by law.
Call or write us immediately with errors or questions about your electronic transfers at the telephone number or address listed in this brochure. If you tell us orally, we may require your complaint or question in writing within 14 business days.
If you provide us with timely notice of an error or problem in your periodic statement, we will investigate the matter and notify you of the results within a reasonable amount of time. The exact time will depend on the specific circumstances of the error or problem.
You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.
ATHOL SAVINGS BANK
388 MAIN STREET
ATHOL, MASSACHUSETTS 01331
Business Days: Monday through Friday
Phone: (978) 249-3200 or 1-888-830-3200
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.
More Than a Checkbook.
Better Than an ATM Card.
A checkbook is a vital part of running a business. But, sometimes you need a faster, more convenient way to make purchases, track business expenses, and manage finances. A BusinessCard™ offers you all that...and more. So, you can easily manage your business's finances with one simple card.
Fast and Easy
The BusinessCard™ works just like your checkbook. Each time you make a purchase, the amount of your purchase is deducted from your account. The only difference is you won't have to show two forms of identification or wait for check approval anymore.
Accepted Out of Town
No matter where your business takes you, you won't have to worry about getting an out-of-town check cashed. Simply use your BusinessCard™ at hotels, restaurants, office supply stores, and even gas stations.
Convenient Record Keeping
Your purchases appear on a detailed statement that includes the date, location, and amount of every transaction. So, you can easily track your business expenses and file them for future reference.
24-Hour ATM Access
Need to make a deposit after hours? Or, simply make a withdrawal? No problem. Your BusinessCard™ carries all the advantages of an ATM card at literally thousands of convenient locations.
Safe and Secure
Along with your BusinessCard™, you'll have a personal identification number (PIN) to help keep you safe from unauthorized purchases and transactions. Better still, you can assign different PINs and purchase limits to different employees!
Apply for Yours Today
Now, you can take advantage of all the benefits of a BusinessCard™. To apply, simply complete the attached application and mail or deliver it to the address shown on the application.
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