EVOLVE BANK & TRUST, MEMBER FDIC
Empower Finance, Inc.
CONSUMER DEPOSIT ACCOUNT AGREEMENT
This agreement is effective as of 09/04/2019.
Consumer Interest Checking Account Agreement
This Consumer Interest Checking Account Agreement (this “Agreement”) governs the interest-bearing consumer demand account (the “Account” or “Interest Checking Account”) made available to you through Synapse Financial Technologies, Inc. (“Synapse”), as a technology service provider of Evolve Bank & Trust (“Bank”), a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”) that holds your Account. Access to your Account and the services under this Agreement is available only through the website and/or phone application (the “Mobile App”) of Empower Finance, Inc. (“Platform”), ”), the program partner responsible for managing the Account and providing customer service to you. . As used in this document the words “we”, “our”, and “us” refer to Bank, our successors, affiliates, or assignees, and the words “you”, and “your” refer to the account holder(s) and anyone else with the authority to deposit, withdraw, or exercise control over the funds in the Account.
In providing this Agreement to you, Synapse is acting as Bank’s agent. As Bank’s agent, Synapse will be responsible for carrying out some of our responsibilities under this Agreement, including receiving notices from you, responding to any notices relating to questions or complaints concerning your Account, and other responsibilities described below. Accordingly, where we are responsible for matters under this Agreement, those matters may be handled either by Synapse or by us directly. Banking services shall be provided by Bank, including, but not limited to, establishing and holding accounts and processing transactions.
Access to your Account and the services offered under this Agreement is limited to your use of the Platform Website unless we notify you otherwise. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY OPENING AN ACCOUNT THROUGH THE PLATFORM WEBSITE, YOU AUTHORIZE BANK TO ACCEPT ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED TO BANK BY PLATFORM OR SYNAPSE ON YOUR BEHALF.
Truth in Savings Disclosures
Initial Deposit and Balance
There is no initial deposit or minimum balance required to open this Account.
Annual Percentage Yield
There are no fees charged by us and applicable for this Account. You may be responsible for paying other fees to the Platform (list of Empower fees can be found at empower.me/fees).
This is an interest-bearing account. There is no initial deposit required to open an Account. You may deposit any amount after you open the Account.
1.Consent to Use Electronic Signatures, Communications and Statements.
1.1. Your Consent. To the fullest extent permitted by law, this Agreement, account statements, notices, legal and rate disclosures for your Account, updates and changes to this Agreement, or other service agreements and other communications (collectively, “Communications”) from us to you regarding your Account(s) and related services with us may be provided to you electronically, and you consent and agree to receive all those communications in an electronic form. Electronic Communications may be posted on the pages within the Platform Website and/or delivered to your email address. You may print a paper copy of or download any electronic communication and retain it for your records. All Communications in electronic format will be considered to be “in writing,” and to have been received on the day of posting, whether or not you have received or retrieved the Communication. We reserve the right to provide Communications in paper format.
Your consent to receive Communications electronically is valid until you revoke your consent by notifying us of your decision to do so. If you revoke your consent to receive Communications electronically, Platform will terminate your right to use the Platform Website or to obtain or maintain Account(s) and related services, and you accept sole liability for any losses, liabilities, cost, damages and expenses resulting from such an involuntary termination of your Account(s) and related services, to the extent permitted by law.
1.2. Your Review of Communications. Please review promptly all Communications we deliver or make available to you. If Communications are mailed to you, they will be delivered to you at the postal address shown in our records. If Communications are sent to you electronically, they will be delivered to you at the email address shown in our records or made available to you on the Platform Website. We will retain printable versions of your Account statements for seven (7) years or longer periods as may be required by applicable law. You agree to give Platform notice of any change of your postal or email address.
1.3. Reporting to You (Statements). Statements will be made available to you to view and/or print on the Platform Website (if available). We will send an email notification when the statements are available online on a periodic basis at approximately monthly intervals. The Account Statement will describe each item, date of credit or debit, and the respective amount. Electronically delivered Statements will provide all information available in paper statements.
1.3.1. Account statements will be considered to be correct unless you notify us in-app or at, or through Synapse, of any errors within sixty (60) days of becoming available. Carefully review your statement each statement cycle and notify us of any errors within sixty (60) days of your statement becoming available. Bank will not be liable to you for any error that you do not report to Bank within that period of sixty (60) days.
2. Account Basics.
2.1. Eligibility. The Account is available to consumers who are citizens, permanent residents or non-permanent resident alien in the United States on a valid long-term visa, at least 18 years of age, and with a valid Social Security Number or a Tax Identification Number. All deposits and withdrawals must be in U.S. dollars only. You must agree to accept electronic, rather than paper statements, as provided above. This means; (i)you must keep us supplied with your valid email address; and (ii)you must agree to accept electronic delivery of all account communications (such as end-of-year tax forms and electronic statements). If you do not do so, you may not open an Account. If you withdraw your consent, we may close your Account.
2.2. The Interest Checking Account. This Account consists of the interest-bearing account used to hold your deposits and make online transactions, as provided herein.
2.3. Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New Account. To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an Account. What this means for you: When you open an Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a copy of your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
2.4. Account. The Account consists of a interest-bearing online demand deposit account used to hold your deposits and make payments and transfers to and from the Account. You will access your Account via the Platform Website. If made available by Platform, the Account may include the use of a Debit Card to make payments and transfers to third parties. Use of a Debit Card will be subject to additional terms and conditions contained in a Cardholder Agreement. The Cardholder Agreement will be considered part of this Agreement.
2.5. Password Security. You are responsible for maintaining adequate security and control of any and all User IDs, Passwords, hints, personal identification numbers (PINs), or any other codes that you use to access the Account. Do not discuss, compare, or share information about your account number or password unless you are willing to give them full use of your money. Any loss or compromise of the foregoing information and/or your personal information may result in unauthorized access to your Account by third-parties and the loss or theft of any funds held in your Account and any associated accounts, including your Account. Checks and electronic withdrawals are processed by automated methods, and anyone who obtains your account number or access device could use it to withdraw money from your account, with or without your permission. You are responsible for keeping your email address and telephone number up to date in order to receive any notices or alerts that we may send you. We assume no responsibility for any loss that you may sustain due to compromise of your account login credentials due to no fault of ours and/or your failure to follow or act on any notices or alerts that we may send to you. If you believe your Account information has been compromised, or that someone has transferred or may transfer money from your account without your permission, contact us immediately in the app or at, or through Synapse, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at +1(415) 688-2943. You agree to promptly review all Account and transaction records and other Communications that we make available to you and to promptly report any discrepancy to us.
2.6. Titling and Ownership. The Account may be owned and titled only in the name of one (1) person who shall solely retain the right to direct the deposit or transfer of funds. The Account cannot be owned or titled jointly, by an organization, as Payable on Death (“POD”) or “In Trust For” (“ITF”).
2.6.1. Death or Incapacitation. You or your appointed party, designee, or appointed individual agree to notify us promptly if you become legally incapacitated, are deemed incompetent, or die. We may continue to accept deposits and process transaction instructions into and from your Account until we are: (a)notified of your death or adjudication of incompetency and (b)have a reasonable opportunity to act on that knowledge. You agree that, even if we have knowledge of your death, we may pay or process transactions on your Account executed on or before the date of death for up to ten (10) days after that date unless ordered to stop payment by someone claiming interest in the Account. We may require additional documentation to confirm any claims made on the Account.
2.7. Our Relationship with You. This Agreement and the relationship between you and the Bank is that of debtor and creditor, and the Bank owes no fiduciary duty to you. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY PLATFORM ARE NOT ENDORSED OR GUARANTEED BY BANK AND BANK ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OFFERED BY PLATFORM OR PLATFORM USERS OTHER THAN THE SERVICES PROVIDED IN THIS AGREEMENT. You understand that Platform and Bank are not partners, affiliates or joint venturers with each other. Nothing in this Agreement is intended to be read or understood as making Platform and Bank partners, affiliates or joint venturers or impose any liability as such on either of them. Unless otherwise expressly stated in this Agreement, Platform has no authority to act or represent Bank in any way. Bank provides the services under this Agreement in part through one or more service providers that Bank has engaged to render some or all of such services to you on Bank’s behalf, including Synapse. You agree that Synapse and any other such service providers are third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement, which means they can enforce the Agreement against you.
2.8. Location of the Account. Your Account is established in Memphis, Tennessee.
2.10. Internet Gambling; Illegal Transactions. We may, but are not required to, deny authorization for any internet gambling transactions. You agree not to use your Account or our services for online gambling or any illegal activity. We may refuse to process any transaction that we believe may violate the terms of this Agreement or applicable law. You acknowledge and agree that we have no obligation to monitor, review or evaluate the legality of your transactions and Account activity. You agree that using Bank services or your Account for illegal activity will be deemed an action of default and/or breach of contract and, in such event, our services and/or any of your Accounts may be terminated at our discretion. You further agree that should illegal use occur, you waive any right to sue us for such illegal use or any activity directly or indirectly related to it, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from any suits, legal action, or liability directly resulting from such illegal use. To the fullest extent permitted by law, you agree to pay for any transaction that you authorized, even if that transaction is determined to be illegal.
3. Funding and Withdrawing from your Account.
3.1. Deposits to the Account. You can make deposits into your Account using any of these methods:
Frequency and Dollar Amounts/Per Day
Direct deposits or ACH Transfers initiated from an outside financial institution
No limit to the number of times per calendar day
No maximum dollar limit
Wires initiated from an outside financial institution
No limit to the number of times per calendar day
No maximum dollar limit
ACH Transfers (debit) initiated from Us
Deposits using an external debit from an outside financial institution
Linked Bank Accounts using Platform’s Website
* The limits included here are the lowest limits allowed for transactions. However, we reserve the right to allow you to transact higher volume than the limits defined herein at any time without prior notice. In certain cases, for security reasons, we may lower your limits upon notice to you at the time you attempt to initiate a transaction.
3.1.2. Direct Deposits. If enabled by Platform for your Account, your Account number and bank routing number may be used for the purpose of initiating direct deposits to your Account. The recipient’s name on any direct deposit(s) we receive must match your name. Any direct deposits received in a name other than the name registered to the Account will be returned to the originator. If your Account number changes you must immediately notify your employer or any other payors. You must provide them with the new Account number to ensure that your direct deposit activity continues uninterrupted.
3.1.3. Account Funding with Cards. If enabled by Platform for your Account, you may fund your Account with your debit or credit card. To fund your Account using a credit or debit card you must have either (i)a credit card issued by a U.S.-based bank or financial institution bearing the trademark of MasterCard International Inc. (“MasterCard”), Visa Inc. (“Visa”), or DFS Services, LLC (“Discover”), or (ii)a valid debit card issued by a U.S.-based bank or financial institution bearing the Visa, MasterCard or Discover logo. You may not use prepaid cards or gift cards with your Account. Please keep your card account information current. If your card account number changes or your card expiration date changes, we may acquire that information from our financial services partner and update your account accordingly. You may dispute a payment made with your card issuer if you used a debit or credit card to fund your payment. Your rights with the card issuer may be broader than those available under this Agreement.
3.1.4. Remote Deposit Capture (“Mobile Deposit”). If enabled by Platform for your Account, you may make deposits into your Account by using the Mobile App to take a legible picture of the front and back of a negotiable check and transmitting such images. The Mobile Deposit service is for non-business, personal use in accordance with this Agreement. We will attempt to collect the item by presenting the image or converting the image into a digital representation of the original check (a “Substitute Check”). Unlike traditional check deposits, you retain the original paper check when you use Remote Deposit Capture. We request you to retain the original check until final settlement of the check. There is currently no charge for using Mobile Deposit; should there be charges in the future, you will be given appropriate notice. Your wireless telecommunications provider for your wireless device or other third parties that you may utilize may impose fees to make that device data-capable, to exchange data between the device and the Platform, or based on the location of your use. By using the Mobile Deposit service, you agree that you will be bound by the terms of this Agreement and will follow any and all other procedures and instructions for use of Mobile Deposit that we may establish from time to time.
126.96.36.199. Eligible Items. You agree to scan and deposit only checks, as that term is defined in Federal Reserve Regulation CC (“Reg. CC”). You agree that the image of the check transmitted to us shall be deemed an “item” within the meaning of Article 4 of the Uniform Commercial Code as adopted in Tennessee. You agree that you will not use Mobile Deposit to scan and deposit any of the following checks or other items:
(1) Checks or items payable to any person or entity other than you, including a check payable to “Cash”.
(2) Checks or items containing obvious alteration to any of the fields on the front of the check or item, or which you know or suspect, or should know or suspect, are fraudulent or otherwise not authorized by the owner of the account on which the check or item is drawn.
(3) Checks or items previously converted to a substitute check, as defined in Reg. CC.
(4) Checks or items drawn on a foreign bank or payable in a foreign currency.
(5) Checks or items that are demand drafts or remotely created checks (checks lacking the original signature of the drawer).
(6) Checks that have been previously returned stop payment or account closed.
(7) Checks or items dated more than six months prior to the date of deposit.
188.8.131.52. Image Quality. The image of a check or item transmitted to us using Mobile Deposit must be legible. The image quality of the items must comply with the requirements established from time to time by ANSI, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Board, or any other regulatory agency, or other clearinghouses.
184.108.40.206. Necessary Endorsement. The checks to be deposited via Mobile Deposit shall be properly endorsed in the same manner in which it is made payable to you and with the restrictive endorsement: “For mobile deposit only.”
220.127.116.11. Cut-off Time. Receipt of your check image must be received by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time, for us to consider that day to be the day of your deposit. Any check image received by us after [4:00 p.m. Pacific Time] is considered as a deposit made on the next business day we are open.
18.104.22.168. Receipt of Items. We reserve the right to reject any item transmitted through Mobile Deposit, at our discretion, without liability to you. We are not responsible for items we do not receive or for images that are dropped during transmission. You agree to receive notices electronically relating to Mobile Deposit, whether or not you have previously agreed to accept electronic disclosures for any of your Accounts. An image of an item shall be deemed received when you receive an electronic confirmation from us that we have received the image. Receipt of such confirmation does not mean that the transmission was error free or complete.
22.214.171.124. Representations and Warranties; Indemnification. As to all items transmitted to us, you represent and warrant that: (i)you will comply with the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement; (ii)you will only transmit eligible items; (iii)you have good title to each check and item and no defense of any party to the check is good against you; (iv)the original check, or a paper or electronic representation, has not previously been deposited for collection with us or any other financial institution, and no depositary bank, drawee, or drawer will be asked to pay a check that it already has paid; and (v)you have no knowledge or notice of information to indicate that the transaction is fraudulent. You agree to indemnify and hold us, our affiliates, directors, officers, employees, and agents harmless from and against all losses, liabilities, cost, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and cost of litigation) to which we may be subject or that we may incur in connection with any claims that might arise from or out of your use of Mobile Deposit.
126.96.36.199. Deposit Errors. You agree to notify us in-app or at, or through Synapse, of any suspected errors regarding items deposited through Mobile Deposit right away, and in no event later than 40 days after the applicable account statement is sent or made available to you. Unless you notify us within 40 days, such Statement regarding all deposits made through Mobile Deposit shall be deemed correct, and you are prohibited from bringing a claim against us for such alleged error.
3.1.5. No Deposits in Cash, Paper Checks or Foreign Currency. Bank will only accept funds deposited electronically through Platform. We are not liable for any deposits, including cash, lost in the mail, lost in transit, or not received by us. We do not accept deposits in cash, personal checks, cashier’s checks, money orders or in foreign currency. If we receive any of those instruments by mail, we will return it to the address we have for you on file. Only deposits made in accordance with the terms of this Agreement will be accepted.
3.1.6. Our Right to Charge Back Deposited Checks or Electronic Transfers. If you deposit a check or receive an electronic transfer as provided in this Agreement and (i)the paying bank returns it to us unpaid; (ii)the paying bank or the issuer of a check demands that we repay them because the check was altered, forged or unauthorized, is missing a signature or endorsement, or has a forged endorsement; or (iii)the sending bank or the originator of an item demands that we return the item because it was unauthorized, sent to the wrong account number or procured by fraud, we may pay the return or demand, and subtract the funds from your Account. If we have reason to believe that any of the events in the previous sentence have occurred or may occur or that the check or other item should not have been paid or may not be paid for any other reason, we may place a hold on the funds or move them to a non-customer account until we determine who is entitled to them.
3.1.7. Right to Reject Any Deposit. We may refuse any check for deposit, with or without cause, or may elect to take a check on a collection basis only. We are under no obligation to accept any item, wire, electronic funds transfer, or other transaction for deposit to your Account or for collection, and we may refuse to cash or give value for any such item. We may restrict access to any deposit credited to your account that violates any laws of the United States, including those giving rise to OFAC sanctions. Unless Bank specifically permits you to do so, you may not deposit any substitute check that has not been previously handled by a bank in the collection process. This means you cannot deposit a substitute check you create, or one that is created by another person, unless we enter into an agreement to do so. Nevertheless, if a substitute check is received for deposit, you will be responsible for any losses you or another person suffers relating to that substitute check.
3.2.Withdrawals from the Account. You can make withdrawals from your Account using any of these methods:
Frequency and Dollar Amounts/ Per Day
ACH Transfers (credit) to an external financial institution
No limit to the number of times per calendar day
No maximum dollar limit
Wires (if enabled by Platform to your Account)
Bill Pay Checks
Debit Card Payments
Linked Bank Accounts
* The limits included here are the lowest limits allowed for transactions. However, we reserve the right to allow you to transact higher volume than the limits defined herein at any time without prior notice. In certain cases, for security reasons, we may lower your limits upon notice to you at the time you attempt to initiate a transaction.
3.2.1. Bill Pay via Check. If enabled by Platform to your Account, you will be able to authorize us to make bill payments via check on your behalf to third parties. You may not have access to this feature until your Account has been open for a minimum of thirty (30) days. To initiate a bill payment using Bill Pay via Check, you must provide the name and mailing address of each individual or company you wish to pay. You must provide such information about each payee as we may request from time to time, and in any event sufficient to properly direct a payment to that payee and permit the payee to identify the correct account to credit with your payment. You may not make a payment of alimony, child-support, taxes, or other governmental fees or court-directed payments via Bill Pay via Check. We do not recommend using online bill payment services to fund brokerage or investment services. We may impose a dollar amount limit on bill payment transactions and will notify you in the event such a limit is put in place. Loan payments made via Bill Pay via Check, other than the amounts due, cannot be designated as principal, interest or payoff. Once a payment is authorized, the payment amount will be immediately deducted from your Account balance. Payments made using Bill Pay via Check take the form of a paper check and are sent to the payee using standard U.S. Postal Service mail. Please allow three to nine (3-9) business days for delivery of the check. Payments can only be sent to addresses located within the fifty (50) states of the U.S. Bill Pay via Check payments are processed daily by 9 a.m. Pacific Time. Check payments initiated after this time will be processed the next business day. Bank reserves the right to refuse to process payments to any individual or company. If the decision is made to refuse a payment, Bank will notify you on or before the next business day.
188.8.131.52. Returned or Refused Checks. Checks may be refused or returned by the individual or company to whom the payment was issued. The determination to accept this method of payment is at the discretion of the recipient. The U.S. Postal Service may also return payments in cases of expired or invalid addresses. If the check payment is returned for any reason, the payment will be voided and the full amount credited to your Account the next business day.
184.108.40.206. Uncashed Checks. If we remit your payment to a payee by mailing your payee a check drawn on your account and the check has not been presented for payment within our payment cut-off period of 90 days, we will investigate the status of the check. If the Payee cannot be reached, or the payment is to an individual and the check has not been presented for payment by ninety (90) days after the date the funds are withdrawn from your account, we will place a stop payment order on the check and refund your Account.
220.127.116.11. Cancelling a Check Payment. You may cancel a single check payment as long as it has not been presented for payment by logging into the Mobile App, contacting us in-app or by emailing Synapse at email@example.com. Funds from any cancelled check will be credited to your Account on the next available business day. Same-day payments (i.e., payments entered and initiated on the same date) cannot be modified or deleted.
18.104.22.168. Liability for failure to stop payment. If you request cancellation of a Bill Pay via Check payment three (3) three business days or more before it is scheduled to be initiated, and we do not cancel it in time, we will be liable for your losses or damages.
3.2.2. Checks Issued by a Third-Party. We do not support the issuance of personal checks to access funds in this Account. We reserve the right to refuse to make payments initiated via a check printed by a third-party service provider and not via the Bill Pay via Checks services provided herein.
3.2.3. No Overdrafts. You are not permitted to overdraw your Account. If the available balance in your Account is not sufficient to cover any payment or withdrawal you have authorized, we may refuse to process the payment or withdrawal. If your Account balance becomes negative for any reason, you must make a deposit immediately to cover the negative balance. If your Account has a negative balance and you have another account with us, we reserve the right to exercise our right to set off. See Section below for details. If your Account has a negative balance for sixty (60) calendar days or more it will be closed. If you fail to pay the amount of any overdraft, we reserve the right to refer your overdrawn account to an attorney for collection, and you agree to pay all reasonable expenses, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs incurred by us as a result of your account being overdrawn.
3.2.4. Right to Set Off. If your Account balance becomes and remains negative, we can use the funds in any of your accounts with us to repay the negative balance in your Account without any further notice to or demand on you. Moreover, we have the right to set-off any liability, direct or contingent, past, present or future that you owe against any account you have with us. Further, you grant us a lien on and security interest in the funds on deposit in each of your account(s) as security for all of your liabilities and obligations to us, now or in the future.
3.3. ATM 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).
4. General Funds Availability.
4.1. Availability. We make funds available according to the type of deposit and when the funds are applied or credited to your Account. Some types of deposits may not be available for immediate use. When we delay the availability of funds or place a hold on a deposit made to your Account, you may not withdraw those funds, and we will not use them to pay any debits, such as ACH transfers or payments, check payments or, if available, transactions using your debit card during the hold period. We have the right to refuse any deposit. If final payment is not received on any item you have deposited into your Account, or if any direct deposit or ACH transfer is returned to us for any reason, you agree to pay us the amount of the returned item. The length of the delay in the availability of funds will vary depending on the type of deposit.
4.2. Business Days. The length of the delay in the availability of funds is counted in business days from the day your deposit is applied to your Account. For purposes of these disclosures, our business days are Monday through Friday. Federal holidays are not included. Deposits received after the cut-off times provided in this Agreement or on a day Bank is not open will be processed the following business day that Bank is open.
4.3. Same Day Availability. Funds received from preauthorized electronic payments such as payroll direct deposits, or other preauthorized electronic payments will be available on the day the deposit is applied to your Account. ACH Credits received from an external bank account will be applied to the Account when we have verified the external account and received payment on collected funds. Once the funds are applied to the Account, they will have same day availability.
4.4. Longer Availability. Electronic transfers depositing into the Account initiated through the Platform may take up to five (5) business days from the date of the initial request.
4.5. Availability of Mobile Deposits. Checks deposited through the Mobile Deposit service are not subject to the funds availability requirements of Regulation CC. Checks deposited using the Mobile Deposit service will generally be made available in your Account no later than three (3) business days after the day you made the deposit. In some cases, we may not make the funds available in accordance with the general policy for other reasons, including, but not limited to, if we have reasonable cause to doubt collectability of the check. The length of the delay will be counted in business days from the day of your deposit. If your deposit is declined, we will e-mail you the notice by the first business day after the day we receive your deposit. We reserve the right to change the limits on the amount(s) and/or number of deposits that you transmit using Mobile Deposit and may modify these limits from time to time.
4.6. Longer Delays for Check Deposits. In some circumstances, a longer hold period may apply before funds deposited by check are available in your Account. For example, a longer delay may apply in the following cases: (i)we believe a deposited check will not be paid; (ii)you deposit one or more checks totaling $5,000 or more in one day; (iii)you redeposit a check that has been previously returned unpaid; (iv)your Account had a negative balance anytime in the previous six (6) months; or (v)we experience an emergency, such as failure of communication or computer delays. We will notify you if we delay your availability to withdraw funds and we will tell you when the funds will be available for withdrawal no later than the seventh business day after the day of your deposit.
5. Interest Information.
5.1. Rate Information. The current interest rate and Annual Percentage Yield ("APY") for the Interest Checking Account appear in the Truth in Savings Disclosures. This is a variable rate account. We may, at our discretion, change the interest rate and APY for the Interest Checking Account at any time.
5.2. Accrual of Interest. Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day the deposit is applied to the Interest Checking Account. Interest will be compounded daily and credited to the Account on a monthly basis. Interest Checking Account interest is calculated using the daily balance calculation method. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principle balance in the Account each day. There are no minimum or maximum balance restrictions on the Interest Checking Account.
6. Electronic Funds Transfer Disclosures.
6.1. Electronic Transfers via ACH. You may originate transfers to and from your Account via ACH as provided in Section of this Agreement. These requests must be made via the Platform. In the case of electronic transfer requests from an external bank account to your Account, we will complete such requests only if the funds are being transferred from your linked external account.
6.1.1. Next Day ACH. Cut-off Time. The cut-off time for scheduling a next day ACH transfer is 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Any next day ACH transfer scheduled after the cut-off time will be treated as if it were scheduled on the next business day. In some circumstances, transactions may be delayed for risk or compliance reasons.
6.1.2. Same Day ACH. Cut-off Time. The cut-off time for scheduling same day ACH transfers (if enabled on your Account) is 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. If enabled by Platform, the Same Day ACH means that the transfer will be performed within one (1) business day. Any same day ACH transfer scheduled after the cut-off time will be treated as if it were scheduled as next day ACH transfer. In some circumstances, transactions may be delayed for risk or compliance reasons.
6.2. Electronic Transfers Using Your Account Number. If enabled by Platform, you may authorize a third-party to transfer funds to and from your Account by providing your account number and your routing number to such third-party. Your account information should only be provided to trusted third-parties authorized to initiate the electronic funds transfers.
6.3. Debit Cards and ATM Services. If enabled by Platform, you may obtain a debit card that can be used for purchases on points of sales and/or withdrawals at ATMs. You must have an available balance in your Account of at least $50 to obtain a debit card. The use of your debit card to initiate electronic transfers is subject to the term and conditions of your Cardholder Agreement.
6.4. Types of Electronic Transfers Available.
6.4.1. You may arrange with another party, such as your employer or a government agency, to electronically deposit funds on a one-time or recurring basis directly to your Account.
6.4.2. You may arrange with another party to make one-time or recurring charges to your Account to a make a utility payment or to pay other bills.
6.5. Limitations on Transfers, Amounts and Frequency. Your right to make electronic funds transfers is subject to the limits established in Section of this Agreement.
6.6. Right to Receive Documentation of Electronic Funds Transfers. Your electronic funds transfers will be reflected on statements that will be delivered to you through the Platform Website, as described in Section . You will get a monthly account statement unless there are no transfers in a particular month. In any case, you will get a statement at least quarterly. You can also contact us in-app or at or, through Synapse, at +1(415) 688-2943 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to obtain information about any particular direct deposit or transfer.
6.7. Right to Stop Payment of Preauthorized Transfers and Procedures. If you have scheduled a one-time or a recurring ACH transfer via the Platform, you may stop or cancel that transfer by following the procedures defined here.
6.7.1. To stop a preauthorized ACH transfer you initiated via the Platform Website, either one-time or recurring, use the Platform Website  to cancel such payment. If you are unable to cancel or stop the payment via the Platform Website, please contact us in-app or at email@example.com or, through Synapse, at +1(415) 688-2943 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to request cancellation of the transfer.
6.7.2. To stop a recurring transfer that you have authorized a third-party to debit, please contact that third-party to request the cancellation of the recurring payment. If the third-party is unable or unwilling to stop the transfer, please contact us in-app or email@example.com , or Synapse, at +1(415) 688-2943 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org, to request a stop on the payment.
6.7.3. If you wish to stop a recurring transfer, your request to stop the transfer must be received at least three (3) business days before the transfer is scheduled to occur. You should specify whether you wish to stop one recurring payment or all recurring payments. You must specify the name of the payee, the dollar amount of the payment and the date of the payment. We will be liable for your losses or damages if you requested the stop payment at least three (3) business days before the transfer was scheduled to occur and we did not stop the payment.
6.7.4. In the case of an authorized third-party debit transfer, if the written stop payment notification is not received at least fourteen (14) days before the transfer was scheduled to occur, the payment in question will be honored as originally authorized and future payments will not be permanently stopped. In such cases, we will not be liable if we do not refuse payment.
6.8. Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers. You must contact us in-app or by emailing, or through Synapse, by calling at +1(415) 688-2943 or emailing if you believe your Account number was stolen or if you believe someone has transferred or may transfer money from your Account without permission. If your account number was stolen or if you believe someone has transferred or may transfer money from your Account without permission contact us immediately through Synapse, at the number specified above.
6.8.1. If you notify us within two (2) business days after you learn of any unauthorized transaction, you can lose no more than $50.00 if someone used your Account without your permission. If you do not notify us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your Account number and we can prove that we could have stopped someone from using your Account without your permission if you had promptly notified us, you could lose as much as $500.00.
6.8.2. If you become aware of and/or your statement shows transactions that you did not make, notify us at once following the procedures stated in the section below “Errors and Disputes.” If you do not notify us within sixty (60) days after (i)you become aware of the transaction(s) and/or (ii)the statement was made available to you, you may not get back any of the value you lost after the sixty (60) days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking value if you had notified 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 periods. After receiving notice from you of such an event, we will close Account to keep losses down and issue you a new Account number.
6.8.3. If your Account number changes, you must immediately notify your employer or any other payors or merchants. You must provide them with your new Account number to ensure that your direct deposit and/or payments activity continues uninterrupted.
6.8.4. If you furnish your access device and grant actual authority to make transfers to someone who then exceeds that authority, you will be liable for the transfers the person makes unless we have been notified that transfers by that person are no longer authorized. If you claim a credit or refund because of a forgery, alteration, or any other unauthorized withdrawal, you agree to cooperate with us in the investigation of the loss, including giving us an affidavit containing whatever reasonable information we require concerning your Account, the transaction, and the circumstances surrounding the loss. You will notify law enforcement authorities of any criminal act related to the claim of lost, missing, or stolen checks or unauthorized withdrawals. We will have a reasonable period of time to investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding any claim of loss. Unless we have acted in bad faith, we will not be liable for any special or consequential damages, including loss of profits or opportunity, or for attorneys’ fees incurred by you. You agree that you will not waive any rights you have to recover your loss against anyone who is obligated to repay, insure, or otherwise reimburse you for your loss. You will pursue your rights or, at our option, assign them to us so that we may pursue them. Our liability will be reduced by the amount you recover or are entitled to recover from these other sources. Concerning each item you deposit with us, or which we cash for you or give other consideration, you make the following warranties to us whether Bank is the payor bank or depository bank: all necessary signatures and endorsements have been placed on the time and are genuine, the item has not been materially altered and you have good title to it, and no defense of any party to the item is good against you. If any such warranty is breached, we may deduct the amount of the item from any of your accounts or otherwise collect from you this amount plus expenses.
6.9. Errors and Disputes. If you think your statement is wrong or if you need more information about a transaction listed on it, please contact us in-app or by email at, or through Synapse, at +1(415) 688-2943 or email at email@example.com. You must report any errors within sixty (60) days from the earlier of (i)the date the statement was made available to you on the Platform Website or (ii)the date you access your Account and would have been able to see the error. You must provide the appropriate information for us to investigate the error or unauthorized transaction, including at least the date of the transaction and its amount. If you call us, we may request that you send your complaint or question in writing within ten (10) business days.
6.9.1. We will determine whether an error occurred within ten (10) business days after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to forty-five (45) days to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to use this additional time, we will credit your Account for the amount you think is in error within ten (10) business days, so that you will have use of the money during the time it takes to complete the investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within ten (10) business days, we may not credit your account.
6.9.2. If your Account was opened less than thirty (30) days before the date of the suspected error, we may extend the ten (10) business day period to twenty (20) business days before crediting your Account.
6.9.3. If your Account was opened less than thirty (30) days before the date of the suspected error, the error resulted from a point-of-sale debit card transaction or was initiated in a foreign country, we may extend the ten (10) business day period to ninety (90) days before crediting your Account.
6.9.4. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and you do not provide it within ten (10) business days, we will not credit your Account.
6.9.5. You will be informed of the result of the investigation within three (3) business days after our completion of the investigation. If we determine that there was no error, we will send you an explanation by email or by making it available via the Platform Website. Copies of the investigation documentation can be obtained by calling us at +1(415) 688-2943 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6.10. Our Liability for Failure to Complete Transactions. If we do not complete a transaction from your Account on time or in the correct amount, we will be liable for your losses or damages. However, we are not liable for any failed transaction if you do not have enough money in your balance to cover a transaction, if the ATM or device does not have enough cash or is not working properly, if circumstances beyond our control prevent the transaction, if the merchant requests authorization for an amount greater than the purchase amount, if access to your Account or linked account has been blocked after you reported your Account number or linked account number lost or stolen, if there is a hold or your funds are subject to legal or administrative process or other encumbrance restricting their use, if we have reason to believe the requested transaction is unauthorized, if we have received incomplete or inaccurate information from the third-party payor or payee or if there are other exceptions stated in this agreement or as provided by law. We are not liable for the failure to complete a transaction on a business account if we send you notice that the transaction was not completed.
7. General Rules Governing the Account.
7.1. Assignment. Transfer. Non-Waiver. Applicable law. The Account and your obligations under this Agreement may not be assigned. We may transfer our rights under this Agreement. Use of the Account is subject to applicable Federal laws and the laws of the State of Tennessee, and all applicable rules and customs of any clearinghouse or other association governing your Account or any transactions. If you or we excuse each other from complying with any part of this Agreement, this will not waive compliance by the excused party on any other occasion, notwithstanding the number of previous excusals or their duration. A party may not rely justifiably upon another’s past forbearance to vary present or future rights, obligations or performance under this Agreement. If any provision of this Agreement is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any other provision of this Agreement.
7.2. Legal Processes Affecting Accounts. If we are served with a subpoena, government agency request for information, restraining order, writ of attachment or execution, levy, garnishment, search warrant, forfeiture or similar order or legal process relating to your Account (termed “legal action” in this section), regardless of the jurisdiction of the issuing authority, we may rely on the representations made in the legal action and comply with the legal action, regardless of the jurisdiction of the issuing authority or the location of the Bank at which the legal action is received. In these cases, we will not have any liability to you if there are insufficient funds to pay your items because we have withdrawn funds from your Account or in any way restricted access to your funds in accordance with the legal action. If you believe your funds are exempt from legal action, or otherwise should not be subject to legal action (for example, if you own funds and the legal action applies to another joint owner, you believe the court, garnishor, or levying authority lacks jurisdiction over you or the property, or you believe the garnishment or levy names the wrong party as garnishee), you agree that it is your responsibility to raise any defense to the legal action against the party who originated the legal action, and you agree that we have no obligation to do so. Any fees or expenses we incur in responding to any legal action (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and our internal expenses) may be charged against your Account. Unless expressly prohibited by law, we will charge your account a fee for each legal action received, regardless of whether the action is subsequently revoked, vacated or released.
7.3. Abandoned or Inactive Accounts. Each state has unclaimed property laws that govern when accounts are considered abandoned. Your account is usually considered abandoned if you have not made a deposit or withdrawal, or signed in to your online Account, for a specified period of time. We are required by the unclaimed property laws to turn over accounts considered abandoned to the applicable state. Before we turn over an abandoned account, we may send a notice to you by e-mail or the address we show for the account statement. Unless prohibited by law, we may charge to your Account our costs and expenses of any notice, payment and turnover of the remaining balance of your Account to the applicable state. Tennessee laws will apply on unclaimed or abandoned property related to this Account.
7.4. FDIC Insurance. For any deposit accounts you open, the FDIC requires Bank to disclose, and you hereby acknowledge, that deposits held by Evolve Bank & Trust are insured up to $250,000 federal deposit insurance limit, per depositor for each ownership category.
7.5. Standard of Care. Limitation of Liability. Our liability for losses you incur in connection with your Account is limited to actual damages proved that are proximately caused by our failure to exercise ordinary care. Nevertheless, if we make an error in your favor by excessively crediting or insufficiently debiting your account for any reason, including, without limitation, to the giving of cash or credit in excess of a corresponding account debit, you agree that you immediately owe us the amount in error, whether you relied on the error or not. You agree to waive your rights to a jury and to punitive and exemplary damages and further agree to be subject to all parts of the arbitration provision in Section. Damages for any breach of this Agreement are limited to those that are direct and lie in contract, and will exclude indirect and consequential damages. Also excluded are damages in tort, including but not limited to those for emotional distress, unless caused by a willful and malicious act, which in the case of the unauthorized disclosure of private or confidential information must also be defamatory. In return, we also waive our same rights in any such action, cross-action or claims in arbitration we may file against you. We will have no liability for acting on instructions from you accepted or interpreted by us in good faith according to the terms of this Agreement, declining to act on instructions whose authenticity or accuracy cannot be verified to our satisfaction, or not acting on instructions not actually received.
7.5.1. Except as required by applicable law, we will have no liability to you if we are unable to complete a transaction for any reason beyond our control. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Agreement or as otherwise required by applicable law, we, any affiliates, and the parties with whom we and our affiliates contract in order to offer your Account and related services are neither responsible nor liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, or punitive damages arising out of or relating in any way to your Account, any products or services purchased using the Account, or this Agreement (as well as any related or prior agreement you may have had with us).
7.6. Indemnification. You shall indemnify and defend us and our officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, and hold each of them harmless, against suit, judgment, asserted claim, demand, excise taxes, claims, liabilities or losses, including fees of counsel, interest and other expenses, arising directly or indirectly from your breach of your obligations under this Agreement or those arising from the instructions or actions of you or of third parties whom you have permitted to direct, manage, view or otherwise act or omit to act in connection with your Account. If we and our officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives are entitled to indemnification against a claim under this Agreement, we shall give you prompt notice of the claim and any further pleadings, communication or other information connected with it. You shall defend us, and our officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives, or pay for the cost of its defense, as we or our officers, directors, employees, agents or representatives shall elect. The parties shall cooperate for the cost-effective defense of the claim, and us and our officers, directors, employees, agents and representatives shall not settle any claim for which indemnification is demanded without your consent.
7.7. No Warranty of Availability or Uninterrupted Use. From time to time, services related to the Platform Website, the Mobile App or the Account may be inoperative. When this happens, you may be unable to access the Platform, and you may be unable to use the Account or obtain information about the Account. Please notify us if you have any problems using the Account or Platform Website. You agree that we will not be responsible for temporary interruptions in service due to maintenance, website changes, or failures, nor shall we be liable for extended interruptions due to failures beyond our control, including but not limited to the failure of interconnecting and operating systems, computer viruses, forces of nature, labor disputes and armed conflicts.
7.8. Amendment and Cancellation. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, we may amend or change the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time by posting the amended Agreement on the Platform Website, and any such amendment will be effective upon such posting to the website. You will be notified of any amendment(s) in the manner provided by applicable law prior to the effective date of the amendment(s). However, if the amendment(s) is made for security purposes or your benefit, we may implement it without prior notice.
7.8.1. We may cancel or suspend your Account or this Agreement at any time. You may cancel this Agreement by contacting us in-app or emailing or email@example.com to close your Account. Your cancellation of this Agreement will not affect any of our rights or your obligations arising under this Agreement prior to cancellation.
7.8.2. If your Account is canceled, closed or terminated for any reason, you may request the balance to be returned to an external account that you have maintained, including any linked external account. Allow at least fourteen (14) days for processing of such balance return. If Platform’s offering is canceled, closed, or terminated, Platform will be responsible for sending you prior notice, in accordance with applicable law. Specific information and instructions, including how to convert and receive any remaining Account balance, will be included in the notice.
7.9. Customer Service. Platform. For customer service or additional information regarding your Platform Account, please contact Platform at:
7.9.1. Phone: +1 (833) 399-5945
7.9.2. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
7.9.3. Hours. Platform Customer Service agents are available:
22.214.171.124. Eastern Time: Monday through Friday: 10AM – 8PM
126.96.36.199. Central Time: Monday through Friday: 9AM-7PM
188.8.131.52. Pacific Time: Monday through Friday: 7AM – 5PM
7.10. Customer Service. For customer service or additional information regarding your Account and any financial services, please contact Synapse at:
7.10.1. Phone: +1(415) 688-2943
7.10.2. Email: email@example.com
7.10.3. Hours. Customer Service agents are available to answer your calls:
184.108.40.206. Eastern Time: Monday through Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
220.127.116.11. Central Time: Monday through Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
18.104.22.168. Pacific Time: Monday through Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
7.11. Arbitration. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ARBITRATION PROVISION CAREFULLY. IT PROVIDES FOR MANDATORY ARBITRATION OF CONSUMER CLAIMS (SUBJECT TO SOME EXCEPTIONS), INSTEAD OF COURT PROCEEDINGS. IF YOU OR WE ELECT ARBITRATION OF A CLAIM, NEITHER WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO PURSUE THAT CLAIM BEFORE A JUDGE OR JURY IN COURT OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION PROCEEDING. RIGHTS YOU WOULD HAVE IN COURT THAT MAY BE LIMITED OR UNAVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION INCLUDE THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT DISCOVERY OR TO APPEAL. FEES AND EXPENSES OF ARBITRATION MAY BE HIGHER THAN THOSE ASSOCIATED WITH COURT PROCEEDINGS. THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE BINDING, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED BELOW.
7.11.1. Agreement to Arbitrate. Any claim, dispute, or controversy ("Claim") arising out of or relating in any way to: i) this Agreement; ii) the Account or Services; iii) your use of the Account or Services; iv) the amount of funds Account; v) advertisements, promotions or oral or written statements related to the Account or Services; vi) the benefits and services related to the Account or Services; or vii) transactions made using Account or Services, no matter how described, pleaded or styled, shall be FINALLY and EXCLUSIVELY resolved by binding individual arbitration conducted by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") under its Consumer Arbitration Rules. This arbitration agreement is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. 1-16). The arbitration shall occur in Shelby County, Tennessee.
7.11.2. ARBITRATION OF YOUR CLAIM IS MANDATORY AND BINDING. NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM THROUGH A COURT. IN ARBITRATION, NEITHER PARTY WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO A JURY TRIAL OR TO ENGAGE IN DISCOVERY, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE AAA CODE OF PROCEDURE
7.11.3. For a copy of the procedures, to file a Claim or for other information about this organization, contact it at: AAA, 335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, or at www.adr.org.
7.11.4. All determinations as to the scope, interpretation, enforceability and validity of this Agreement shall be made final exclusively by the arbitrator, which award shall be binding and final. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
7.11.5. NO CLASS ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION OR JOINDER OR CONSOLIDATION OF ANY CLAIM WITH A CLAIM OF ANOTHER PERSON OR CLASS OF CLAIMANTS SHALL BE ALLOWABLE.
7.11.6. This arbitration provision shall survive: i) the termination of the Agreement; ii) the bankruptcy of any party; iii) any transfer, sale or assignment of your Account, or any amounts owed on your Account, to any other person or entity; or iv) closing of the Account. If any portion of this arbitration provision is deemed invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in force.
7.11.7. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT, EMAIL US AT TO CLOSE THE ACCOUNT AND REQUEST A REFUND, IF APPLICABLE.
7.11.8. Costs of Arbitration. You and we will be responsible for paying the fees of the arbitrator and any administrative fees charged by the Administrator according to the rules and procedures of the Administrator. We will also pay or reimburse you for all or part of other arbitration fees, if the arbitrator determines there is good reason to do so, and we will pay any fees and costs, which we are required to pay by law or by the rules and procedures of the Administrator. In addition, in the event that you receive an arbitration award that is greater than our last written settlement offer, the arbitrator shall have the discretion to require us to pay your attorneys’ fees and costs. Otherwise, each party will bear its own attorneys’ fees and costs, regardless of who prevails.
7.11.9. The arbitrator’s decision is final and binding on the parties, except for any right of appeal provided by the Federal Arbitration Act. Costs will be allocated in the same way as costs are allocated in arbitration by a single arbitrator. A final and binding award is subject to judicial review only as provided by the Federal Arbitration Act. An arbitration award will be enforceable under the Federal Arbitration Act by any court having jurisdiction.
7.12. Governing Law. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Tennessee.
7.13. Termination. We and you may each terminate this relationship unilaterally at any time upon notice.
7.13.1. IMPORTANT: If you terminate your relationship with Platform, the Account will automatically be closed. Upon closure, any remaining funds in the Account will be converted and returned to you.
7.13.2. IMPORTANT: If the agreement between Synapse and Platform is terminated, this Account may be terminated. In this case, Synapse shall send you a notice with the applicable procedures.