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Electronic Funds Transfers
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.

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:
  • 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).
  • 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.
Please also see Limitations on frequency of transfers section regarding limitations that apply to savings accounts.

Telebanc Telephone Transfers - types of transfers - You may access your account by telephone 24 hours a day at 1-800-550-4550 using your personal identification number, a touch tone phone, and your account numbers to:
  • transfer funds from checking to checking
  • transfer funds from checking to savings
  • transfer funds from savings to checking
  • transfer funds from savings to savings
  • 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 card and personal identification number or debit card and personal identification number, to:
  • make deposits to checking account(s)
  • make deposits to savings account(s)
  • get cash withdrawals from checking or savings account(s)
    • you may withdraw no more than $200.00 per day, or $400.00 depending on their assigned limits
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of your checking account(s)
    • the account balance of your savings account(s)
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 Debit Card 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), get cash from a merchant, if the merchant permits, or from a participating financial institution, and do anything that a participating merchant will accept.

Point-of-Sale Transactions - dollar limitations - Using your card:
  • you may not exceed $500.00 in transactions per day, or $1,000.00 per day depending on their assigned limits
Please also see Limitations on frequency of transfers section regarding limitations that apply to debit card transactions.

Chargebacks. For any point-of-sale transaction of $50.00 or more, if we receive written or oral notice from you within three banking business days of the transaction, we shall reverse the transaction and recredit your account. Notice must be provided to us at the address or telephone number appearing in this disclosure.

Currency Conversion. If you effect a transaction with your MasterCard branded debit 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(s) 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.

Online Banking Computer Transfers - types of transfers and charges - You may access your account(s) by computer through the internet by logging onto our website at www.fandmstbk.com and using your password and your access ID, to:
  • transfer funds from checking to checking
  • transfer funds from checking to savings
  • transfer funds from savings to checking
  • transfer funds from savings to savings
  • make payments from checking to loan account(s) with us
  • make payments from savings to loan account(s) with us
  • make payments from checking to third parties (Bill Pay)
    • see our service fee schedule for associated charges
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of checking account(s)
    • the account balance of savings account(s)
    • loan balances
Please also see Limitations on frequency of transfers section regarding limitations that apply to computer transfers.

Limitations on frequency of transfers. In addition to those limitations on transfers elsewhere described, if any, the following limitations apply:
  • Transfers from a savings account to another account or to third parties by preauthorized, automatic, telephone, or computer transfer are limited to six per month with no transfers by check, debit card or similar order to third parties.
  • Transfers from a money market account to another account or to third parties by preauthorized, automatic, telephone, or computer transfer are limited to six per month with no more than three by check, draft, or similar order to third parties.

FEES
  • We do not charge for direct deposits to any type of account.
  • We do not charge for preauthorized payments from any type of account.
  • For a lost, damaged, or stolen card or PIN, see our service fee schedule for associated charges.
Except as indicated elsewhere, we do not charge for these electronic fund transfers.

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).

DOCUMENTATION

  • Terminal transfers. You can get a receipt at the time you make any transfer to or from your account using one of our automated teller machines or point-of-sale terminals. However, you may not get a receipt if the amount of the transfer is $15 or less.
  • 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 (920) 478-2181 to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.
  • Periodic statements. You will get a monthly account statement from us for your checking accounts. You will get a monthly account statement from us for your savings account, unless there are no transfers in a particular month. In any case, you will get a statement at least quarterly.

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 3 business days or more before the payment is scheduled to be made. If you call, we may also require you to put your request in writing and get it to us within 14 days after you call.
    Please refer to our service fee schedule for the amount we will charge you for each stop-payment order you give.
  • 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 3 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:
  1. If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the transfer.
  2. If you have an overdraft line and the transfer would go over the credit limit.
  3. If the automated teller machine where you are making the transfer does not have enough cash.
  4. If the terminal or system was not working properly and you knew about the breakdown when you started the transfer.
  5. If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire or flood) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken.
  6. 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:
  1. where it is necessary for completing transfers; or
  2. in order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant; or
  3. in order to comply with government agency or court orders; or
  4. as explained in the separate Privacy Disclosure.

UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFERS
(a) Consumer liability.
- Generally. 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 can lose no more than $50 if you fail to give us notice of a lost or stolen card and/or code. If you do give us notice after learning of the loss or theft of your card and/or code, you will be liable for the lesser of:
(1) $50 or
(2) the amount of any money, property, or services obtained by unauthorized use of the card and/or code before you gave us notice.

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 MasterCard branded Debit Card, when used for point-of-sale transactions. You will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your MasterCard branded Debit Card, when used for point-of-sale transactions, if: (i) you can demonstrate that you have exercised reasonable care in safeguarding your card from the risk of loss or theft, (ii) you have not reported to us two or more incidents of unauthorized use within the prior twelve-month period, and (iii) your account is in good standing. If any of these conditions are not met, your liability is the lesser of $50 or the amount of money, property, labor, or services obtained by the unauthorized use before notification to us. "Unauthorized use" means the use of your debit card by a person, other than you, who does not have actual, implied, or apparent authority for such use, and from which you receive no benefit. This additional limitation on liability does not apply to PIN-based transactions or transactions not processed by MasterCard.

(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 or Write us at the telephone number or address 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.
  1. Tell us your name and account number (if any).
  2. 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.
  3. 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 (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 (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 the first deposit is made, unless each of you already has 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 a written explanation.

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

FARMERS & MERCHANTS STATE BANK
PO BOX 96
210 W MADISON STREET
WATERLOO, WISCONSIN 53594
Business Days: Monday through Friday
Excluding Federal Holidays
Phone: (920) 478-2181
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST


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