|Interest Rates and Interest Charges||VISA® Classic
|Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases||
The rate for which the consumer may qualify at account opening will depend on the consumer's creditworthiness.
|APR for Balance Transfers||
The rate for which the consumer may qualify at account opening will depend on the consumer's creditworthiness.
|APR for Cash Advances||
The rate for which the consumer may qualify at account opening will depend on the consumer's creditworthiness.
|Penalty APR and When it Applies||None|
|Paying Interest||Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you interest on retail purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date. We will begin charging interest on cash advances and balance transfers on the date the transaction posted to your account.|
|Minimum Interest Charge||If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $0.00|
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• Balance Transfer
• Cash Advances
• Foreign Transaction
International transactions will be subject to a 1.0% fee imposed by VISA®
• Late Payment
• Returned Payment
5.0% of minimum payment due, up to $15.00 maximum.
Up to $20.00
How We Will Calculate Your Balance: We use a method called "average daily balance" (including new purchases).* An explanation of this method is provided in your account agreement.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your account agreement.
Military Lending Act: Federal law provides important protections to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents relating to extensions of consumer credit. In general, the cost of consumer credit to a member of the Armed Forces and his or her dependent may not exceed an annual percentage rate of 36 percent. This rate must include, as applicable to the credit transaction or account: the costs associated with credit insurance premiums; fees or ancillary products sold in connection with the credit transaction; any application fee charged (other than certain application fees or specified credit transactions or accounts); and any participation fee charges (other than certain participation fees for a credit card account).
SUMMARY OF INSURANCE COVERAGES
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON CHARGEGARD LIMITATIONS, EXCLUSIONS, COSTS: Upon acceptance of your enrollment, you will receive your certificates and/or policies indicating your effective date. Eligibility, restrictions and exclusions vary by coverage and state. Read your certificates and/ or policies carefully for full details. If you have other insurance that covers the same risks as described, you may not need or want to purchase this insurance. This credit insurance is optional. You are not required to purchase the insurance to obtain credit. You are free to cancel anytime. Premium rates are subject to change. Rates disclosed are accurate as of the printing date of this disclosure. The underwriters referenced below reserve the right to modify the terms and conditions of the insurance certificates and/or policies upon written notice and subject to state regulations.
COVERAGE IS NOT AVAILABLE IN: KY & MN
LIFE, DISABILITY, UNEMPLOYMENT AND LEAVE OF ABSENCE COVERAGES APPLY ONLY TO THE PERSON WHOSE NAME APPEARS FIRST ON THE ACCOUNT.
LIFE COVERAGE: If you die, Chargegard will pay to the Creditor the outstanding account balance as of the date of death, up to the master policy maximum of $10,000. Suicide is excluded except in MD & MO. Life coverage is replaced with Accidental Death coverage at age 66 in IA. Life is not available in TX.
DISABILITY : If you become totally disabled, Chargegard will pay to the Creditor your scheduled minimum monthly payment due on your account on the date of loss. Benefits begin after 30 consecutive days of disability and are retroactive to the first day of loss. In MA, Chargegard will pay to the Creditor your scheduled minimum monthly payments. Disability coverage is not retroactive in MA. Benefits will continue until your balance on the date of loss is paid off, you return to work, you are no longer disabled, or you reach the master policy maximum of $10,000, whichever occurs first. In GA and SD, you are eligible for coverage if employed full-time in a nonseasonal occupation; in NY if employed 30 hours a week and not a partnership, corporation or association. Disability benefits are not payable for self-inflicted injury (except in AL, GA, IA, MD & SD); flight in nonscheduled aircraft in MA & PA; war or foreign travel or foreign residence in MA; normal pregnancy in CA & PA. Disability is not available in TX.
UNEMPLOYMENT COVERAGE : If you become involuntarily unemployed, Chargegard will pay to the Creditor your scheduled minimum monthly payment due on your account as of the date of loss, until your balance is paid off, you return to work, or you reach the $10,000 master policy maximum, whichever occurs first. In MA & TX, you are eligible for coverage if you are employed for 90 days at least 30 hours a week in a nonseasonal occupation for the same employer, and are not self employed, an independent contractor or a controlling stockholder of your employer; in IA & GA if employed full-time in a nonseasonal occupation; in NY if actively employed by someone else and employed in a nonseasonal occupation. Benefits begin after 30 consecutive days of unemployment and are retroactive to the first day of loss. Unemployment benefits are limited to 12 months in PA. Unemployment excludes discharge for cause (except in AL, AZ, GA, IA, NY, PA, SC & SD); willful or criminal misconduct in AZ, CO, MD, MA, MO, NY & TX; forbidden acts, violation of established policies or neglect of duty in MA, MO & TX; being notified either orally or in writing of pending unemployment in MA & TX; normal seasonal unemployment in MA & TX; strike, lockout or illegal walkout in NY. Unemployment coverage is not available in ND & NE.
LEAVE OF ABSENCE: If you take an employer-approved unpaid leave of absence from work due to: accident or illness of an immediate family member; childbirth / adoption; recall to active military service; residing in a federally-declared disaster area; placement of a foster child in your home (in NC only); or petit or grand jury duty (in NC only), Chargegard will pay to the Creditor your scheduled minimum monthly payment based on the outstanding balance as of the date of leave until your balance is paid off, you return to work, or you reach the $10,000 master policy maximum, whichever occurs first. Benefits begin after 30 consecutive days of leave and are retroactive to the first day of leave. In AL, GA, IA, MD, MA & SD, you are eligible for this coverage if employed full-time, in a non-seasonal occupation and are not self-employed. Benefit payments do not apply to leave during the first 90 days of coverage (except in KS, MD & OR). The number of monthly benefits payments for leave of absence are limited to 6 months in AL, GA, IA, MA & SD; 9 months in OR; 18 months in MD. Leave of Absence coverage is not available in CA, CO, FL, MO, NH, NV, ND, NY, PA, TX & VA
GENERAL PROVISIONS: Maximum enrollment age in all states is 70, except 65 in CO, IA, MA, NY & PA; 69 in AL, AZ, GA & SD; 71 in NM. No maximum enrollment age in TX. Coverage terminates in all states at age 71, except 66 in CO, MA, NY & PA; 70 in AZ; 72 in NM. No termination age in AL, FL, IA, GA, SD & TX.
COST PER $100 PER MONTH: 65.7¢ in AK; 76.7¢ in AL; 91.4¢ in AR; 71.1¢ in AZ; 46.9¢ in CA; 40.1¢ in CO; 83.8¢ in CT; 85.7¢ in DC; 89¢ in DE; 59.5¢ in FL; 79.7¢ in GA; 72.5¢ in HI; 86.4¢ in ID; 73.7¢ in IA; 82.9¢ in IL; 67.6¢ in IN; 85.6¢ in KS; 96.4¢ in LA; 65.9¢ in ME; 41.9¢ in MD; 45.6¢ in MA; 82.3¢ in MI; 53¢ in MO; $1.068 in MS; 81¢ in MT; 20.5¢ in NH; 70.4¢ in NJ; 67.2¢ in NM; 22.4¢ in NY; 29.2¢ in NV; 56.8¢ in NC; 23.9¢ in ND; 46.2¢ in NE; 71.8¢ in OH; 86.1¢ in OK; 68.9¢ in OR; 33¢ in PA; 77.9¢ in RI; 82.2¢ in SC; 82¢ in SD; 88.2¢ in TN; 19¢ in TX; 80.1¢ in UT; 63.6¢ in VT; 26.1¢ in VA; 68.1¢ in WI; 89¢ in WV; 75.4¢ in WA; 86¢ in WY. The cost of credit insurance will be financed at the rate specified in your agreement with the creditor.
Coverage is underwritten by American Bankers Life Assurance Company of Florida (ABLAC), American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida (ABIC) and American Reliable Insurance Company (ARIC), 11222 Quail Roost Drive, Miami, FL 33157-6596. In TX unemployment under ABIC certificate number AD9139CQ-0499.
In CA, life and disability coverage provided by ABLAC and ARIC provides remaining coverages described above. Coverage for life and disability is provided under form numbers AE2415PL-0999 and AC2099CB-0707. In FL, MI and VA coverage for life and disability are provided under ABLAC policy form numbers AC3755PQ-0897, AC3757EQ-0297 and AC3892EQ-0408. In MI coverage for life and disability are provided under ABLAC certificate numbers B3576CQ-0997, AC3759EQ-0297 and AC3890EQ-0997. Ana Aguila is the licensed agent for the states of FL, ND & WV.
In New York, credit life and credit disability coverage is underwritten by Union Security Life Insurance Company of New York, Fayetteville, NY. Credit life and credit disability coverages are provided under form numbers UL2000PL-0707 & UL2022PD-0707.
Coverages are only available as a package. If you cancel within 30 days of receiving your certificate, we will refund your premium. Insurance and cost disclosures are accurate as of the printing date. The creditor has a financial interest in the sale of this insurance.
If you have questions or want to file a claim, you should contact us, toll-free, at 1-800-859-0490 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, except for federal holidays. Written correspondence and other documents should be sent via U.S. mail to: DFS Claims Department, P.O. Box 977122, Miami, FL 33197-7122.
This insurance product is not a deposit, nor is it insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, institution, or any Federal Government Agency. We may not condition your extension of credit on either: your purchase of an insurance product from us or our affiliates, your agreement not to obtain insurance from an unaffiliated entity, or a prohibition on your obtaining insurance from an unaffiliated entity.
AR, LA, ME, NM, OH, TN & VA residents: Any person who knowingly and with intent to defraud any insurance company or other person files an application for insurance or statement of claim containing any materially false information or conceals, for the purpose of misleading, information concerning any fact material thereto, commits a fraudulent insurance act, which is a crime and may subject such person to criminal and substantial civil penalties. (VA residents; this notice is not applicable to life and health insurance).
DC residents: It is a crime to provide false or misleading information to an insurer for the purpose of defrauding the insurer or any other person. Penalties include imprisonment and/or fines. In addition, an insurer may deny insurance benefits if false information materially related to a claim was provided by the applicant.
FL residents: Any person who knowingly and with intent to injure, defraud or deceive any insurer files a statement of claim or an application containing any false, incomplete, or misleading information is guilty of a felony of the third degree.
MD residents: Any person who knowingly and willfully present a false or fraudulent claim for payment of a loss or benefit or who knowingly and willfully presents false information in an application for insurance is guilty of a crime an may be subject to fines and confinement in prison.
NJ residents: Any person who includes false or misleading information on an application for insurance policy is subject to criminal and civil penalties.
PA residents: Any person who knowingly and with intent to defraud any insurance company or other person files an application for insurance or statement of claim containing any materially false information or conceals for the purpose of misleading, information concerning any fact material thereto commits a fraudulent insurance act, which is a crime and subjects such person to criminal and civil penalties.
RI residents: Any person who knowingly presents a false or fraudulent claim for payment of a loss or benefit or knowingly presents false information in an application for insurance is guilty of a crime and may be subject to fines and confinement in prison.
WA residents: It is a crime to knowingly provide false, incomplete, or misleading information to an insurance company for the purpose of defrauding the company. Penalties include imprisonment, fines, and denial of insurance benefits.
CREDIT INSURANCE PRE-PURCHASE DISCLOSURE This disclosure is required by MA law. You may purchase optional credit life insurance and credit disability insurance.
CREDIT LIFE INSURANCE: If you die while coverage is in force, we will pay the outstanding balance of your loan to the creditor. We will not pay a life benefit in the first 2 years if you die as a result of suicide.
CREDIT DISABILITY COVERAGE: If you become disabled while this coverage is in force, we will pay up to your minimum monthly payment, as of the date of your disability, to the creditor. We will not pay benefits if your disability is the result of war, a self-inflicted injury, flight in non-scheduled aircraft, foreign travel or foreign residence. You must send proof of disability within 90 days. There is a 30 day waiting period. You are eligible for this coverage if you work 30 hours a week, are in a non-seasonal occupation and meet the age criteria below.
GENERAL: See certificate of insurance for specific definitions. You are eligible for optional credit life insurance and credit disability insurance if you are between 18 and 65 years of age. Coverage will expire on your 66th birthday. The maximum benefit is $10,000. You may cancel this coverage at any time. All unearned premiums will be credited to your account by the actuarial method for life coverage and by the pro-rata rule for disability coverage. The premium rate for the credit life and credit disability insurance is $0.146 per $100 of monthly outstanding balance. These coverages can only be purchased as a package. If other insurance exists that covers this risk or that may cover this risk, one may not want or need this coverage.
TEXAS BANK AND TRUST
FOR VISA CLASSIC CARD
The person(s) (“Cardholder,” whether one or more) who signed and returned the Application for a VISA card has requested Texas Bank and Trust (“Issuer”) to extend to Cardholder open-end credit. By Cardholder’s use of the Card, furnished by Issuer in reliance in part upon the information supplied by Cardholder in the Application, Cardholder agrees with Issuer as follows:
1. Cardholder has accepted the revolving tri-party account (“Account”) made available to Cardholder by Issuer and authorizes Issuer to pay for Cardholder’s account items reflecting credit loans (“Cash Advances”) obtained through use of the Card. Credit Purchases may be purchased or leased by means of such Card by Cardholder from any retail business establishment which honors same (“Seller”) upon execution of a sales slip evidencing such Credit Purchase and bearing the account number of Cardholder embossed on the face of such Card or, in the case of telephone orders and mail orders, pursuant to the then current operating rules and regulations of VISA. Additionally, Cash Advances may be obtained through use of such Card (a) upon execution of a written request of Cardholder in a form furnished to him from any financial institution that is a member, alone or in association with others, of VISA, Inc., and (b) upon execution of a written separate agreement with Issuer for a VISA overdraft financial agreement, if offered by Issuer. All Credit Purchases and Cash Advances are effected at the option of the Seller and cash-advancing bank, respectively, and Issuer shall not be responsible for refusal by any Seller or cash-advancing bank to honor the Card or any “Related Card,” as defined in paragraph 4 below. Any refund, adjustment or credit allowed by Seller shall not be by cash but rather by a credit advice to Issuer, which shall be shown as credit on Cardholder’s account statement with Issuer.
2. Cardholder promises to pay Issuer at the address specified on the periodic statement for all such credit extended, together with any INTEREST CHARGE as herein provided, all such payments to be in lawful money of the United States of America. Payments must be made to Issuer in US dollars drawn on a US Financial Institution.
3. If Cardholder incurs charges in any other currency, the charges will be converted into US dollars. The conversion may occur after the transaction date and the conversion rate may differ from the rate of exchange in affect at the time of the transaction. Cardholder agrees to pay the converted amount to issuer in US dollars. International transactions will be subject to a 1.0% fee imposed by VISA®.
4. Cardholder shall be jointly and severally liable and agrees to pay for all Credit Purchases and Loans obtained through the use of any other Card bearing Cardholder’s account number that has been issued to another person by reason of such person being a member of Cardholder’s family, or otherwise issued upon Cardholder’s request (all such Cards bearing the same VISA account number hereinafter collectively called “Related Cards”).
5. Issuer will inform Cardholder from time to time of the maximum amount of debt (“Credit Limit”) that may be outstanding in the Account at any time, which Credit Limit is made a part of this Agreement by reference. Cardholder agrees not to use or permit the use of the Card in any manner that would cause the outstanding balance in the Account ever to exceed the Credit Limit. If the outstanding balance in the Account ever exceeds the Credit Limit, Cardholder shall pay such excess to Issuer immediately upon notice from Issuer.
6. Cardholder agrees to promptly notify Issuer of any change in address by writing Issuer at the address shown below.
7. As of the end of each monthly billing cycle, Cardholder will be furnished a periodic statement showing, among other things, (i) the amount owed (“Previous Balance”) at the beginning of the billing cycle, (ii) the amount of all Cash Advances, Credit Purchases and INTEREST CHARGE posted to the Account during the billing cycle, (iii) the amount of all payments and credits posted to the Account during the billing cycle, and (iv) the total amount due (“New Balance”) at the end of the billing cycle which amount is the sum of (i) and (ii) less (iii).
8. Cardholder agrees to pay to Issuer, within 25 days (“Payment Due Date”) from the “Closing Date” shown on the periodic statement, the sum of (i) either (a) the entire New Balance or (b) at Cardholder’s option, an amount which shall be at least 3.5% of the New Balance or $15.00 , whichever is greater, and (ii) any amount that is past due and any amount that is in excess of the Credit Limit. If the New Balance is less than $15.00 , it shall be paid in full. If Cardholder has given Issuer a proper notification of a billing error, as that term is defined in the Truth-in-Lending Act and Regulation Z promulgated by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the minimum payment will not include any amount attributable to the items covered by such notification until Issuer shall have complied with the Act and the Regulation.
9. If Cardholder obtains Cash Advances or elects to pay for Credit Purchases in installments in the manner provided in paragraph 8(i)(b), each periodic statement will include, and Cardholder agrees to pay, an INTEREST CHARGE calculated at a monthly Periodic Rate, subject to the limitation provided below, not to exceed the maximum rate permitted by law. The monthly Periodic Rate is calculated by dividing the ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE by 12.
10. The INTEREST CHARGE on Cash Advances and Balance Transfers is calculated in accordance with Method A shown in paragraph 11. The INTEREST CHARGE on Credit Purchases is calculated in accordance with Method G, also shown in paragraph 11.
11. Method A - Average daily balance method (including current transactions). The INTEREST CHARGE on Cash Advances and Balance Transfers begins from the date you obtained the cash advance, or the first day of the billing cycle in which it is posted to your account, whichever is later. There is no grace period. The INTEREST CHARGES for a billing cycle are computed by applying the monthly Periodic Rate to the “average daily balance” of your account. To get the average daily balance, we take the beginning balance of your account each day, add any new purchases, cash advances or balance transfers, and subtract any payments, credits, non-accruing fees, and unpaid interest charges. This gives us the daily balance. Then we add up all the daily balances for the billing cycle and divide the total by the number of days in the billing cycle. This gives us the “average daily balance.”
Method G – Average daily balance method (including current transactions). To avoid incurring an additional INTEREST CHARGE on the balance of purchases reflected on your monthly statement and on any new purchases appearing on your next monthly statement, you must pay the New Balance, shown on your monthly statement, on or before the Payment Due Date. The grace period for the New Balance of purchases extends to the Payment Due Date. The INTEREST CHARGES for a billing cycle are computed by applying the monthly Periodic Rate to the “average daily balance” of purchases. To get the average daily balance, we take the beginning balance of your account each day, add any new purchases, and subtract any payment, credits, non-accruing fees, and unpaid interest charges. This gives us the daily balance. Then we add up all the daily balances for the billing cycle and divide the total by the number of days in the billing cycle. This gives us the “average daily balance.”
12. The median credit risk score of each applicant will be used in determining the interest rate. If there are multiple applicants, the highest median score would be used in determining the interest rate on the revolving credit. The monthly periodic rate used to compute INTEREST CHARGE is .91% for customers with a credit score of 720 or greater. The corresponding ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE is 10.92%. There is no annual membership fee. For customers with a median credit score less than 720, the monthly periodic rate used to compute INTEREST CHARGE is 1.16% per month. The corresponding ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE is 13.92%. There is no annual membership fee.
13. Payment Crediting and Credit Balance: Payments received by 5pm EST at the location specified on the front of the statement after the phrase “Please Mail Your Payments To” will be credited as of the date of receipt to the account specified on the payment coupon. Payments made in person during normal business hours at branch locations where such payments are accepted will be treated as received on the same day. Payments that do not conform to the requirements set forth on or with the periodic statement (e.g. missing payment stub, payment envelope other than as provided with your statement, multiple checks or multiple coupons in the same envelope) may be subject to delay in crediting, but shall be credited within five days of receipt. If there is a credit balance due on your account, you may request, in writing, a full refund. Submit your request to the address indicated on the front of the statement after the phrase “Please Direct Written Inquiries to:”.
14. Cardholder agrees to pay a late charge not to exceed the lesser of $15 or 5% of the payment due after the payment continues unpaid for 10 days or more after the date the payment is due, including Sundays and holidays. Cardholder also agrees to pay a $20 fee for each returned payment tendered as payment on the Account.
15. Issuer may, after any notice required by law, without liability to Cardholder and without affecting Cardholder’s liability to Issuer for credit previously extended, decline to make further advances for Cardholder’s account under this open-end credit arrangement and revoke the Card, which remains the property of Issuer and which Cardholder agrees to surrender to Issuer upon demand and to not transfer to any third party. If the Card is lost or stolen, Cardholder agrees to notify Issuer immediately and to cooperate with Issuer, including but not limited to providing Issuer with all facts and information known by or reasonably available to Cardholder regarding such loss or theft.
16. If Cardholder requests Issuer to increase the Credit Limit, Cardholder agrees to furnish promptly to Issuer such additional financial or other information as Issuer may reasonably request.
17. If (a) Cardholder defaults in any payment required to be made on the Account or otherwise violates any provision of this Agreement or (b) Cardholder dies or seeks to obtain any relief as a debtor in any proceeding under any bankruptcy, insolvency or debtor-relief law, Issuer may at its election (i) decline to extend further credit under this Agreement (and Cardholder agrees not to make further Credit Purchases or to obtain further Cash Advances) and (ii) declare all amounts then owed to Issuer by Cardholder immediately due and payable, without prior notice or demand of any kind, which notice and demand are hereby waived by Cardholder.
18. Cardholder agrees to pay (i) all amounts actually incurred by Issuer as court costs and attorneys’ fees set by a court in connection with the collection of amounts due by Cardholder under the Account and (ii) premiums or other identifiable charges received in connection with the permitted sale of insurance.
19. THE VALIDITY, CONSTRUCTION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THIS AGREEMENT MAKING THE ACCOUNT AVAILABLE AND ALL MATTERS ARISING OUT OF THE ISSUANCE AND USE OF THECARD SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND , TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE, THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INCLUDING THE TRUTH-INLENDING ACT AND REGULATION Z OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM.
20. Issuer may amend this Agreement as permitted by applicable law. Without limitation of the preceding sentence, the terms of this Agreement, including the rate or provision of law used to compute the ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE, are subject to revision as to current and future balances from time to time by notice from Issuer to Cardholder as permitted by law. Notice of any amendment to this Agreement shall be given as provided by applicable state and federal law.
21. Cardholder agrees that Issuer, its agents, or service companies may monitor and/or record any telephone communications with Cardholder.
22. Cardholder understands that VISA will not allow cards to be used for illegal purposes.
23. If the Card is lost or stolen, Cardholder should notify Issuer immediately, either by writing the Issuer at the address shown below or by calling 800-325-3678. There is no liability to the Cardholder for unauthorized use of the Card. “Unauthorized use” means the use of the Card by a person, other than Cardholder, who does not have actual, implied or apparent authority for such use and from which Cardholder receives no benefit.
Mail notifications of lost or stolen cards to:
Credit Card Security Department
P.O. Box 30035
Tampa, FL 33630
VISA Classic #12393 7/10