The following disclosure represents important details concerning your credit card.
information about costs of the Card is accurate as of
to inquire if any changes
occurred since the effective date.
|INTEREST RATES and INTEREST CHARGES:
|VISA PLATINUM, CLASSIC, AND SECURED
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases, Cash Advances, & Balance Transfers
9.75%, 10.75%, 13.75%, 15.75%, or 17.75% depending on your credit history. This
APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.
Your due date is at least 21 days after we mail your billing statement. We will not charge you interest on
purchases if you pay your entire new purchase balance by the due date each month.
We will begin charging interest on cash advances and balance transfers on the transaction date.
|Minimum Interest Charge
For Credit Card Tips from the Federal Reserve Board
To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the
Federal Reserve Board at
|Fees to Open or Maintain your Account:
1% of each transaction in U.S. dollars if the transaction involves a currency conversion
0.8% of each transaction in U.S. dollars if the transaction does not involve a currency conversion
- Late Payment:
- Over-the-Credit Limit:
- Returned Payment:
Up to $25.00 if your payment is late
Up to $20.00 if your payment is returned for any reason
How We Will Calculate Your Balance: We use a method called "average daily balance (including new
In this Agreement, "You" and "your" mean any person who accepts this Agreement or uses the Card. The "Card" means any
credit card issued to you or those designated by you under the terms of this Agreement. "We", "us", "our" and the "Credit
Union" means South Florida Educational Federal Credit Union or its successors.
SECURITY: YOU SPECIFICALLY GRANT US A CONSENSUAL SECURITY INTEREST
IN ALL INDIVIDUAL AND JOINT ACCOUNTS YOU HAVE
WITH US NOW AND
IN THE FUTURE TO SECURE REPAYMENT OF CREDIT EXTENDED UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. YOU ALSO AGREE THAT WE HAVE
SIMILAR STATUTORY LIEN RIGHTS UNDER STATE AND/OR FEDERAL LAW. THE GRANTING OF THIS SECURITY INTEREST IS A CONDITION FOR
THE ISSUANCE OF CREDIT UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU ARE IN DEFAULT,WE CAN APPLY YOUR SHARES TO THE AMOUNT YOU OWE.
Shares and deposits in an Individual Retirement Account or any other account that would lose special tax treatment under
state or federal law if given are not subject to this security interest.
If you have other loans with us, collateral securing such loans may also secure your obligations under this agreement.
Using Your Card.
You can purchase or lease goods and services from any merchant who honors your Card, and
you may obtain cash advances from financial institutions and ATM machines that accept the Card, up to your maximum credit
limit. You agree not to present your Card or obtain a cash advance for any extension of credit in excess of your available
credit limit ; however, if you do exceed your credit limit, you agree to make immediate payment sufficient to bring the
balance below the credit limit. Certain purchases and cash advances require authorization prior to completion of the
transaction. In some cases, you may be asked to provide identification. If our system is not working, we may not be able
to authorize a transaction, even though you have sufficient credit available. Also, for security reasons, we may block the
use of your Card in certain countries or geographic areas.We will have no liability to you or others if any of these
Personal Identification Number (PIN).
We may issue a Personal Identification Number (PIN) for use with
your Card. This PIN is confidential and should not be disclosed to anyone. You may use your PIN and your Card to access
your account, and all sums advanced will be added to your account balance. In the event a use of your PIN constitutes an
Electronic Funds Transfer, the terms and conditions of your Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement may affect your rights.
Promise To Pay.
You promise to pay us in U.S. dollars for (a) all purchases, cash advances, and balance
transfers made by you or anyone whom you authorize to use the Card; (b) all Interest Charges and all other charges or fees;
(c) collection costs and attorney's fees as permitted by applicable law, and any costs incurred in the recovery of the
Card; and (d) credit in excess of your credit limit that we may extend to you.
You agree that your Card and account will not be used to make or facilitate any
illegal transactions as determined by applicable law; and that any such use will constitute an event of default under this
Agreement. We may decline any transaction that we believe to be illegal under applicable law, including but not limited to
any transaction involving or relating to any gambling activity. You agree that we will have no liability or responsibility
for any such use by you or any authorized user(s); or for declining any such transaction. You further agree to indemnify
and hold us harmless from any suits, liability, damages or adverse action of any kind that results directly or indirectly
from such illegal use. You promise to pay us any and all amounts owing on your Card for any transactions made by you, even
if the transaction is determined to be illegal.
Each of you will be responsible, jointly and severally, for the repayment of amounts owed,
regardless of who initiated any transaction under the account.
Others Using Your Account.
If you allow anyone else to use your account, you will be liable for all credit
extended to such persons. You promise to pay for all purchases and advances made by anyone you authorize to use your
account, whether or not you notify us that he or she will be using it. If someone else is authorized to use your account
and you want to end that person's privilege, you must notify us in writing, and if he or she has a Card, you must return
that Card with your written notice for it to be effective. Ownership of Card. Your Card remains our property and may be
cancelled by us at any time without notice. You agree to surrender your Card and to discontinue use of the account
immediately upon our request.
Average Daily Balance
including new transactions: Interest Charges will accrue
on your average daily balance outstanding during the month. To get the average daily balance, we take the beginning
balance each day, add any new purchases, cash advances, balance transfers or other advances, and debit adjustments and
subtract any unpaid late charges. This gives us the daily balance. Then, we add up all the daily balances for the billing
cycle and divide that by the number of days in the billing cycle. We then multiply that by the periodic rate corresponding
to the Annual Percentage Rate on your account. If you have different rates for purchases, cash advances or balance
transfers, separate average daily balances for each will be calculated and the appropriate periodic rate is then applied
Grace Period on Purchases Only:
You can avoid Interest Charges on purchases by paying the full amount of the new
balance for purchases each month by the date on which the payment is due. Otherwise, the new balance of your account, and
subsequent advances from the date they are posted to the account, will be subject to an Interest Charge. You cannot avoid
Interest Charges on cash advances; even if you pay the entire cash advance balance by the payment due date, you will incur
the Interest Charges accrued from the date the cash advance is posted to your account.
In addition to the Interest Charges set forth above, you agree to also pay any and all fees that
you incur as disclosed to you on your Truth-in-Lending Statement or similar disclosures (as may be amended from time to
time), or as disclosed to you during the term of your Card.
If Your Card is Lost or Stolen or if an Unauthorized Use Occurs.
You agree to notify us immediately if
your Card is ever lost or stolen or if an unauthorized use may have occurred. "Unauthorized use" means the use of the Card
by someone other than you who does not have actual, implied or apparent authority for such use, and from which you receive
no benefit. The telephone number to call is (305) 270-5254. You agree to follow up your call with notice in writing to us
at: 7800 SW 117th Avenue, Miami, FL 33183. You also agree to assist us in determining the facts, circumstances and other
pertinent information relating to any loss, theft or possible unauthorized use of your Card and comply with such procedures
as we may require in connection with our investigation. You will be liable for any unauthorized use only if we can prove
that you were grossly negligent in your use or handling of your Card, or if we can prove that you used your Card
Minimum Payment Due; Crediting of Payments.
Payments are due in the amount and on the date disclosed on
your billing statement. If your payment is received by us on a business day at the address and by the time designated on
the billing statement, it will be credited to your account on the date of receipt. If payment is made at any location other
than the address designated on the periodic statement, credit for such payment may be delayed up to five (5) days. Payments
will be applied in any order we determine, subject to applicable law.
Allocation of Payments:
Each payment by you will be allocated first to pay the Interest Charge due on
retail purchases, then to pay the Interest charges due on cash advances, then to pay the minimum principal payment due on
retail purchases, then to pay the minimum principal payment due on cash advances. Any payment in excess of the minimum
payment due will be applied to the highest-rate balance first. If all balances have the same rate, payments in excess of
the minimum payment will be allocated first to retail purchases, then to cash advances, unless you tell us otherwise.
Default; Acceleration; Credit Suspension; Collection Costs.
You will be in default if: (1) you fail to
make any payment on time; (2) if you fail to keep any promises you have made under this Agreement or under other Agreements
you have with us; (3) if you die; (4) if you file a petition in bankruptcy or have a bankruptcy petition filed against you,
or if you become involved in any insolvency, receivership or custodial proceeding; (5) if anyone attempts to take any of
your funds held by us via legal process or if you have a judgment or tax lien filed against you; (6) if you make any false,
inaccurate, or misleading statements in any credit application or credit update; or (7) if we, in good faith, believe that
your ability to repay what you owe is or soon will be impaired, or that you are unwilling to make your payments.
If you are in default, we have the right to demand immediate payment of your full account balance without giving you
notice. If immediate payment is demanded, you agree to continue paying interest charges and fees until what you owe has
been paid, and any shares that were given as security for your account may be applied towards what you owe. You agree to
pay all reasonable costs of collection, including court costs and attorney's fees, and any costs incurred in the recovery
of the Card, subject to applicable law. Even if your unpaid balance is less than your credit limit, you will have no credit
available during any time that any aspect of your account is in default.
Additional Benefits/Card Enhancements.
We may from time to time offer additional services to your Account
at no additional cost to you. You understand that we are not obligated to offer such services and may withdraw or change
them at any time.
We may, at our discretion, issue checks to you which may be used for any purpose
other than making a payment for credit to your account. By signing such check, you authorize us to pay the item for the
amount indicated and post such amount as a cash advance to your account. We do not have to pay any item which would cause
the outstanding balance in your account to exceed your credit limit.
We may from time to time request personal information from you or obtain credit
reports from the credit reporting agencies for the purpose of updating your credit status. Your failure to provide such
information when requested by us may result in suspension of credit privileges under this Agreement, including your ability
to obtain any future advances by any means. You authorize us to investigate your credit standing when opening or reviewing
your account. You authorize us to disclose information regarding your account to credit bureau and creditors who inquire
about your credit standing.
Foreign Transactions; Currency Conversion.
Purchases and cash advances made in foreign currencies will be
billed to you in U.S. dollars. The conversion rate in dollars will be a rate selected by the card company from a range of
rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which rate may vary from the rate
the card company itself receives, or the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date in
each instance.All transactions processed outside of the United States (which may include internet transactions) will be
charged a foreign transaction fee in the amount disclosed on your Truth-in-Lending Statement (as amended from time to time).
We may, by written notice, terminate this Agreement at any time, subject to
applicable law. You may terminate this Agreement by written notice. Termination by either party shall not affect your
obligation to repay any payments made for your account resulting from use of the Card as well as Interest Charges and fees
incurred. We may change the terms of this Agreement, including the method of calculating the periodic rate, at any time,
by written notice, subject to applicable law. Use of the Card constitutes agreement and acceptance of any change in terms,
unless applicable law requires otherwise. Our failure to exercise any of our rights or to take any action shall not
constitute a waiver of those rights, or an amendment or change in any of the terms of this Agreement.
Late or Partial Payments.
Any payment that delays the reduction of your balance will increase your total
interest costs. Partial payments or prepayments will not delay your next scheduled payment - you will still need to make
the minimum scheduled payment by the next scheduled due date to keep your account current. We may accept late payments,
partial payments, checks or money orders marked "payment in full" and such action shall not constitute final settlement of
your account or a waiver or forgiveness of any amounts owing under this Agreement.
We do not lose our rights under this or any related agreement if we delay enforcing them. If
any provision of this or any related agreement is determined to be unenforceable or invalid, all other provisions remain in
full force and effect.
Returns and Adjustments.
Merchants and others who honor the Card may give credit for returns or
adjustments, and they will do so by submitting a credit slip which will be posted to your account. If your credits and
payments exceed what you owe us, the amount will be applied against future purchases and cash advances. If the credit
balance amount is $1 or more, it will be refunded upon your written or verbal request.
Plan Merchant Disputes
We are not responsible for the refusal of any plan merchant or financial
institution to honor your Card. Also, we are not responsible for goods or services that you purchase with the Card unless:
(a) your purchase was made in response to an advertisement we sent or participated in sending you; or (b) your purchase
cost more than $50 and was made from a plan merchant in your state or within 100 miles of your home; and only if you have
made a good faith attempt, but have been unable to obtain satisfaction from the plan merchant. You must resolve all other
disputes directly with the plan merchant. We do not warrant any merchandise or services purchased by you with the Card.
Statements and Notices.
Statements and notices will be mailed to you at the most recent postal address or
e-mail address (if you have elected to receive such documents via electronic means) you have given us. Notice sent to any
one of you will be considered notice to all.
Notification of Address Change.
You will notify us promptly if you change your address for any reason. In
order to prevent identity theft, your identity may need to be verified before we act upon the notification.
You acknowledge that you have received a copy of this Agreement.
This Agreement shall be construed under federal law and state law in the state in which we
are primarily located, and the venue shall be located in the county and state in which we are primarily located. Operating
regulations of Visa may also apply. This Agreement is the contract that applies to all transactions even though the sales,
cash advance, convenience check, credit or other slips you sign or receive may contain different terms.
Your Billing Rights: Keep this Document for Future Use
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
What To Do If You Find A Mistake On Your Statement
If you think there is an error on your statement, write to us at the address(es) listed on your statement.
In your letter, give us the following information:
- Your name and account number.
- The dollar amount of the suspected error.
- If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
You must contact us:
- Within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
- At least 3 business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you
think is wrong.
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing. You may call us, but if you do, we are not required to investigate
any potential errors and you may have to pay the amount in question.
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
- Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if
we have already corrected the error.
- Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
- We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
- The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
- While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
- We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit limit.
- If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that
- If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable
interest and fees. We will send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report
you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that
you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning
your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations
know when the matter has been settled between us.
If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question even if your
bill is correct.
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Credit Card Purchases
If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your credit card, and you have tried in
good faith to correct the problem with the merchant, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the
purchase. To use this right, all of the following must be true:
- The purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the
purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your purchase was based on an
advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
- You must have used your credit card for the purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a
check that accesses your credit card account do not qualify.
- You must not yet have fully paid for the purchase.
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing at the
address(es) listed on your statement.
While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our
investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may
report you as delinquent.
Last Updated: 09/2012