Prepaid Student Cards – Terms & Conditions
This document constitutes the agreement (“Agreement”) outlining the initial terms and conditions under which the Christian Community Credit Union Reloadable Student Card Visa® Prepaid Card has been issued to you. By accepting and using the Card, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you should not use the Card. “Card” means any Christian Community Credit Union Reloadable Student Card Visa® Prepaid Card issued to you by Christian Community Credit Union (including any secondary cards you may request). “Issuer” means Christian Community Credit Union. “Card Account” means the records we maintain to account for the value of claims associated with the Card. “You” and “your” mean the person or persons who have received the Card and are authorized to use the Card as provided for in this Agreement. “Primary Cardholder” means the individual who purchases the Card. “We,” “us,” and “our” mean the Issuer, our successors, affiliates or assignees. To purchase the Card, you must: (i) be at least 18 years of age; (ii) be a U.S. resident and (iii) have a U.S. Social Security Number. You acknowledge and agree that the value available in the Card Account is limited to the funds that you have loaded into the Card Account or have been loaded into the Card Account on your behalf. You agree to sign the back of the Card immediately upon receipt. The expiration date of the Card is identified on the front of your Card. The Card is a reloadable prepaid card. The Card is not connected in any way to any other account. The Card is not a credit card. The Card is not for resale. You will not receive any interest on your funds in the Card Account. The Card will remain the property of the Issuer and must be surrendered upon demand. The Card is nontransferable and we may cancel, repossess, or revoke it at any time without prior notice subject to applicable law. Write down your Card number and the customer service phone number provided in this Agreement on a separate piece of paper in case your Card is lost, stolen, or destroyed. Please read this Agreement carefully and keep it for future reference.
For purposes of these disclosures, our business days are Monday through Friday; bank Holidays are not included.
You are responsible for all authorized transactions initiated and fees incurred by use of your Card. If you permit another person to have access to your Card, Card number, and/or Personal Identification Number (“PIN”), we will treat this as if you have authorized such use and you will be liable for all transactions and fees incurred by those persons. You are wholly responsible for the use of each Card according to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. The Primary Cardholder may request up to 2 Cards for authorized users by visiting our website at myCCCU.com/prepaid. All additional Cards provided to authorized users must be separately activated.
Activating Your Card
You will be assigned a PIN after you activate your Card. You may keep the PIN assigned to you or set your own unique PIN. You should not write or keep your PIN with your Card. Never share your PIN with anyone. When entering your PIN, be sure it cannot be observed by others and do not enter your PIN into any terminal that appears to be modified or suspicious. If you believe that anyone has gained unauthorized access to your PIN, you should advise us immediately following the procedures in the section labeled “Your Liability for Unauthorized Use.”
Forgotten or Lost PIN
If you have forgotten or lost your PIN, you may contact customer support anytime at 1-866-760-3156 to be reminded of your PIN. A PIN Inquiry fee may apply. If you make more than three (3) unsuccessful attempts when asked to enter your PIN at a merchant terminal or Automated Teller Machine (“ATM”), your PIN will be locked for 24 hours. While your PIN is locked, you will not be permitted to use your Card at an ATM or to make transactions authenticated by your PIN. After 24 hours, your PIN will automatically unlock.
With your PIN, you may use your Card to obtain cash from any ATM or any Point-of-Sale (“POS”) device, as permissible by merchants that bear the Visa® or PLUS, CO-OP, STAR, INTERLINK acceptance marks. All ATM transactions are treated as cash withdrawal transactions. The maximum cumulative daily amount that may be withdrawn: (a) from one or more ATMs using your Card is $800, or as otherwise set by the ATM owner; (b) through an over-the-counter withdrawal from a participating credit union or other financial institution using your Card is $1000; and (c) through a point of sales withdrawal from a participating merchant using your Card is $1500.
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).
Loading Your Card
You may add funds to your Card, called “value loading”, at any time. Value will be “loaded” or added to the Card after it has been activated and the authenticity of the Card and/or “load” instruction has been verified. You can add (“reload”) additional value to your Card by visiting myCCCU.com/prepaid or calling 1-866-760-3156 to initiate an ACH funds transfer from your designated funding account. A load or reload fee may apply for each load or reload. The minimum amount of the initial load and each reload transaction load is $100. The maximum amount of the initial cash load and each cash reload is $1500 per transaction, with a total cumulative cash load/reload limit of $1500 per day. The maximum amount of value that can reside on the Card at any time is $1500. The number of loads on a Non-Personalized Card is limited to four (4) including the initial load. Personalized Cards have unlimited reload capabilities. We may increase or decrease these limits from time to time in our sole discretion without prior notice to you. We will limit the number of Cards provided to you. We reserve the right to accept or reject any request to load or reload value to the Card at our sole discretion. With the exception of reloads performed through direct deposit, the Card may only be reloaded by the Cardholder. AN UNAUTHORIZED USER MAY NOT RELOAD FUNDS TO THE CARD.
Using Your Card/Features
The maximum amount that can be spent on your Card per day is $1500. The maximum value of your Card is restricted to $1500.
You may use your Card to purchase or lease goods or services wherever, in most instances, Visa Debit cards are accepted as long as you do not exceed the value available on your Card Account. Some merchants do not allow cardholders to conduct split transactions where you would use the Card as partial payment for goods and services and pay the remainder of the balance with another form of legal tender. If you wish to conduct a split transaction and it is permitted by the merchant, you must tell the merchant to charge only the exact amount of funds available on the Card to the Card. You must then arrange to pay the difference using another payment method. Some merchants may require payment for the remaining balance in cash. If you fail to inform the merchant that you would like to complete a split transaction prior to swiping your Card, your Card is likely to be declined.
If you use your Card at an automated fuel dispenser (“pay at the pump”), the merchant may preauthorize the transaction amount up to $100 or more, even if the purchase amount is less than $100. If your Card is declined, even though you have sufficient funds available, pay for your purchase inside with the cashier. A preauthorization amount will place a “hold” on your available funds until the merchant sends us the final payment amount of your purchase. Once the final payment amount is received, the preauthorization amount on hold will be removed. It may take up to three (3) days for the hold to be removed. During the hold period, you will not have access to the preauthorized amount. Depending on your remaining balance, the preauthorization could cause another subsequent purchase to be declined. To avoid a declined purchase, or a hold greater than the actual purchase amount, pay for your gas inside with the cashier.
If you use your Card at a restaurant, a hotel, for a car rental purchase, or for similar purchases, the merchant may preauthorize the transaction amount for the purchase amount plus up to 15% of the purchase amount or more to ensure there are sufficient funds available to cover tips or incidental expenses incurred. All transactions relating to hotels or car rentals may result in a hold for that amount of funds up to thirty (30) days.
If you use your Card to make a telephone call, you may be required to have a minimum available balance of greater than $15.
If you use your Card number without presenting your Card (such as for a mail order, telephone, or internet purchase), the legal effect will be the same as if you used the Card itself. For security reasons, we may limit the amount or number of transactions you can make on your Card. Your Card cannot be redeemed for cash. You will not use your Card for online gambling or any illegal transaction.
Each time you use your Card, you authorize us to reduce the value available in your Card Account by the amount of the transaction and any applicable fees. You are not allowed to exceed the available amount in your Card Account through an individual transaction or a series of transactions. Nevertheless, if a transaction exceeds the balance of the funds available on your Card, you shall remain fully liable to us for the amount of the transaction and any applicable fees.
Except for Recurring Transactions (defined below), you do not have the right to stop payment on any purchase or payment transaction originated by use of your Card. If you authorize a transaction and then fail to make a purchase of that item as planned, the approval may result in a hold for that amount of funds for up to thirty (30) days.
You may use your Card for any Recurring Transactions. “Recurring Transactions” are transactions that you authorize to have automatically charged to your Card each month or other specified period with or without any further action on your part. Examples of merchants that may use Recurring Transactions include wireless carriers, internet service providers, health clubs, insurance companies that automatically charge monthly premiums, and cable TV services. If you have pre-authorized a third party to deduct Recurring Transactions, you can stop any of these payments. To stop a payment you must provide sufficient advance notice to the party that you authorized to debit your Card balance to allow that party to stop payment before the next payment is scheduled to be made. You may notify us by calling 1-866-760-3156, or writing to us at Cardholder Services, P.O. Box 7235, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7235. If you notify us orally by telephone, we may require you to provide a written confirmation within fourteen (14) days of your call. You must give us notice by any of these methods in time for us to receive your request three (3) business days or more before the payment is scheduled to be made.
Limitations on Frequency and Dollar Amounts of Transactions
- The maximum number of times you may load or reload your Card per day is 1; Non-Personalized Cards may only be reloaded 4 times after the initial load.
- You may make up to 15 ATM withdrawals per day.
- The minimum amount of the initial load transaction is $100 and each reload transaction is $100.
- The maximum amount of the initial cash load is $1500 and each cash reload is $1500 per transaction, with a total cumulative cash load/reload limit of $1500 per day.
- The maximum amount of value that can reside on the Card at any time is $1500.
- The maximum cumulative daily amount that may be withdrawn: (a) from one or more ATMs using your Card is $800, or as otherwise set by the ATM owner; (b) through an over-the-counter withdrawal from a participating credit union or financial institution using your Card is $1000; and (c) through a point of sales withdrawal from a participating merchant using your Card is $1500.
- The maximum amount that can be spent on your Card per day is $1500.
Non-Visa Debit Transactions
New procedures are in effect that may impact you when you use your Card at certain merchant locations. In the past, transactions have been processed as Visa debit transactions unless you entered a PIN. Now, if you do not enter a PIN, transactions may be processed as either a Visa debit transaction or as a PLUS, CO-OP, STAR, INTERLINK transaction.
Merchants are responsible for and must provide you with a clear way of choosing to make a Visa debit transaction if they support the option. Please be advised that should you choose to use the PLUS, CO-OP, STAR, INTERLINK network when making a transaction without a PIN, different terms may apply. Certain protections and rights applicable only to Visa debit transactions as described in this Agreement will not apply to transactions processed on the PLUS, CO-OP, STAR, INTERLINK network. Please refer to the section labeled “Your Liability for Unauthorized Use” for a description of these rights and protections applicable to Visa debit and non-Visa debit transactions.
To initiate a Visa debit transaction at the POS, swipe your Card through a POS terminal, sign the receipt, or provide your Card number for a mail order, telephone, or internet purchase. To initiate a non-Visa debit transaction at the POS, enter your PIN at the POS terminal or provide your Card number after clearly indicating a preference to route your transaction as a non-Visa debit transaction for certain bill payment, mail order, telephone, or internet purchases.
Returns and Refunds
If you are entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained with your Card, you agree to accept credits to your Card for such refunds and agree to the refund policy of that merchant. If you have a problem with a purchase that you made with your Card, or if you have a dispute with the merchant, you must handle it directly with the merchant.
If you need to replace your Card for any reason, please contact us at 1-866-760-3156 to request a replacement Card. You will be required to provide personal information which may include your Card number, full name, transaction history, etc.
Your Card will expire on the date embossed on the front of your Card. You will not be able to use your Card after the expiration date.
Unless prohibited by applicable law, the balance on an expired Card may become unclaimed funds and income to Christian Community Credit Union if, as shown by our records, you have not, within the specified period: (i) caused any activity or received any payments with regard to the Card; (ii) indicated any interest in the Card; (iii) corresponded with us concerning the Card; (iv) otherwise indicated an interest in the Card as evidenced by a writing on file with us; or (v) transacted any business with us.
Charges Made in Foreign Currencies
If you obtain your funds or make a purchase in a currency other than the currency in which your Card was issued, the amount deducted from your funds will be converted by Visa into an amount in the currency of your Card. The exchange rate between the transaction currency and the billing currency used for processing international transactions is a rate selected by Visa. from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which may vary from the rate Visa itself receives, or the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date. If you obtain your funds or make a purchase in a currency other than the currency in which your Card was issued, the Issuer may assess a foreign currency conversion fee of 1% of the transaction amount.
You should get a receipt at the time you make a transaction using your Card. You agree to retain, verify, and reconcile your transactions and receipts.
Card Account Balance/Periodic Statements
You are responsible for keeping track of your Card Account available balance. Merchants generally will not be able to determine your available balance. It’s important to know your available balance before making any transaction. You may obtain information about the amount of money you have remaining in your Card Account by calling 1-866-760-3156. This information, along with a 12-month history of account transactions, is also available online at myCCCU.com/prepaid.
If your card is registered with us, you also have the right to obtain at least 24 months of written history of account transactions by calling 1-866-760-3156, or by writing us at Cardholder Services P.O. Box 7235, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7235. You will not be charged a fee for this information unless you request it more than once per month.
Fees and Other Information
The following fees will be assessed as long as there is a remaining balance on your Card, except where prohibited by law. We will charge you, and you agree to pay, the fees and charges set forth below, which are subject to change. We will provide notice of any changes to the fees or charges at our website myCCCU.com and, by accepting this Agreement and using your Card, you consent to such notices delivered through our website. Anytime your remaining Card balance is less than the fee amount being assessed, the balance of your Card will be applied to the fee amount and the remaining fee amount will be deducted on the next load occurrence.
List of all fees for Student Prepaid Card
|Card Purchase||$7.95||Fee per each Primary Card Account enrollment|
|Secondary Card||$3.00||No fee per each additional card added to the Primary Account|
|Express Delivery||$25.00||Fee per each Expedited Card Delivery requested|
|Monthly Maintenance||$0.00||No monthly maintenance fee assessed|
|Monthly Text Message Alert Service||$0.00||No monthly fee assessed after enrolling in text message alerts|
|Value Reload||$3.00||Fee per each value reload|
|Purchase Transaction||$0.00||No fee per each purchase transaction|
|ATM Withdrawal (in-network)||$1.00||“In-network” refers to the CO-OP Network. Locations can be found at myCCCU.com/locations|
|ATM Withdrawal (out-of-network)||$2.00||This is our fee.
“Out-of-network” refers to all the ATMs outside of the CO-OP ATM Network.
You may also be charged a fee by the ATM operator even if you do not complete a transaction.
|Cash Advance||$2.00||Fee per cash advance transaction|
|Customer Service (automated)||$0.00||No fee for calling our automated customer service line including for balance inquiries|
|Customer Service (live agent)||$4.50||Fee for calling our live customer service agents including for balance inquiries|
|ATM Balance Inquiry (in-network)||$1.00||“In-network” refers to the CO-OP Network. Locations can be found at myCCCU.com/locations|
|ATM Balance Inquiry (out-of-network)||$1.00||This is our fee.
“Out-of-network” refers to all the ATMs outside of the CO-OP ATM Network.
You may also be charged a fee by the ATM operator even if you do not complete a transaction.
|Balance/Transaction Inquiry (Online)||$0.00||No charge to view balance and transaction history through our website at myCCCU.com/prepaid|
|Using your card outside the U.S.|
|Foreign Exchange Transaction||1%||Of the U.S. dollar amount of each transaction|
|International ATM Withdrawal||$2.00||This is our fee. You may also be charged a fee by the ATM operator|
|International ATM Balance Inquiry||$1.00||This is our fee. You may also be charged a fee by the ATM operator|
|Inactive Account||$3.00||You will be charged $3.00 each month, beginning on the 6th month of inactivity,
as long as there is a balance remaining on the card.
|PIN Change||$0.50||1st one free, thereafter $0.50 per each PIN change request|
|PIN Inquiry||$0.50||1st one free, thereafter $0.50 per each PIN inquiry request|
|Card Reissue||$10.00||Per each card reissue requested|
|Lost/Stolen Card Replacement||$10.00||Per each card replacement requested|
Treat this card like cash. By members’ choice, this institution is not federally insured, and if the Credit Union fails, the Federal Government does not guarantee that depositors will get back their money.
No overdraft/credit feature.
For general information about prepaid accounts, visit cfpb.gov/prepaid.
We may disclose information to third parties about your Card or the transactions you make:
- Where it is necessary for completing transactions;
- In order to verify the existence and condition of your Card for a third party, such as a merchant;
- In order to comply with government agency, court order, or other legal or administrative reporting requirements;
- If you give us written permission;
- To our employees, auditors, affiliates, service providers, or attorneys as needed;
- As permitted by law; or
Our Liability for Failure to Complete Transactions
If we do not complete a transfer to or from your Card Account on time, or in the correct amount according to your Agreement with us, we will be liable for your losses or damages. However, there are some exceptions. We will not be liable, for instance:
- If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough funds available on your Card to complete the transaction;
- If an ATM or merchant refuses to accept your Card;
- If an ATM where you are making a cash withdrawal does not have enough cash;
- If an electronic terminal where you are making a transaction does not operate properly, and you knew about the problem when you initiated the transaction;
- If access to your Card has been blocked after you reported your Card lost or stolen;
- If there is a hold on your Card or your funds are subject to legal process or other encumbrance restricting their use;
- If we have reason to believe the requested transaction is unauthorized;
- If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood, terrorist attack, national emergency, or computer or communication failure) prevent the completion of the transaction, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken;
- If your transfer authorization terminates by operation of law; or
- Any other exception stated in our Agreement with you.
WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION AND EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANYTHING WE DO WHEN FOLLOWING YOUR INSTRUCTIONS. IN ADDITION, WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE IF WE DO NOT FOLLOW YOUR INSTRUCTIONS IF WE REASONABLY BELIEVE THAT YOUR INSTRUCTIONS WOULD EXPOSE US TO POTENTIAL LOSS OR CIVIL OR CRIMINAL LIABILITY. IF WE FAIL TO STOP PAYMENT ON AN ITEM, OUR LIABILITY, IF ANY, WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FACE AMOUNT OF THE ITEM.
Your Liability for Unauthorized Use
Contact us AT ONCE if you believe your Card has been lost or stolen, or if you believe that someone has transferred or may transfer funds from your Card Account without your permission. Telephoning is the best way to minimize your possible losses. You could lose all the money in your account. If you believe your Card has been lost or stolen, or that someone has transferred or may transfer funds from your Card Account without your permission, call:1-866-760-3156 or write: Cardholder Services P.O. Box 7235, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7235. Under Visa U.S.A. Inc. Operating Regulations, your liability for unauthorized Visa debit transactions on your Card Account is $0.00 if you are not negligent or fraudulent in the handling of your Card. This reduced liability does not apply to certain commercial card transactions, transactions not processed by Visa, or to ATM transactions outside the U.S. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use. In the event the Visa Zero Liability Rules do not apply, if you notify us within two (2) business days after learning of the loss or theft of your Card, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your Card without your permission. If you do not notify us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your Card, and we can prove that we could have stopped someone from using your Card without your permission if you had promptly notified us, you could lose as much as $500. We reserve the right to investigate any claim you may make with respect to a lost or stolen Card, and you agree to cooperate with such investigation. We may ask you for a written statement, affidavit, or other information in support of the claim.
Also, if you become aware of and/or your account history shows transactions that you did not make, including those made by Card, code, or other means, notify us at once following the procedures stated in the section labeled “Information About Your Right to Dispute Errors.” If you do not tell us within sixty (60) days after the earlier of the date you electronically access your account, if the transaction could be viewed in your electronic history, or the date we sent the FIRST written history on which the transfer appeared, you may not get back any money you lost after the sixty (60) days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time and you were grossly negligent or fraudulent in the handling of your Card. If a good reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay) kept you from telling us, we will extend the time periods. If your Card has been lost or stolen, we will close your Card Account to minimize the risk of further loss and reissue you a new card for a fee (see the section labeled “Fees and Other Information”).
Your Card and your obligations under this Agreement may not be assigned. We may transfer our rights under this Agreement. Use of your Card is subject to all applicable rules and customs of any clearinghouse or other association involved in transactions. We do not waive our rights by delaying or failing to exercise them at any time. If any provision of this Agreement shall be determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any rule, law, or regulation of any governmental agency, local, state, or federal, the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement shall not be affected. This Agreement will be governed by the law of the State of California except to the extent governed by federal law. You must file any lawsuit or arbitration against us within two (2) years after the cause of action arises, unless federal or state law provides for a shorter time. If applicable law does not permit contractual shortening of the time during which a lawsuit must be filed to a period as short as two (2) years, you and we agree to the shortest permitted time under that state’s laws.
Amendment and Cancellation
We may amend or change the terms and conditions of this Agreement at any time. You will be notified of any change in the manner provided by applicable law prior to the effective date of the change. However, if the change is made for security purposes, we can implement such change without prior notice. We may cancel or suspend your Card or this Agreement at any time. You may cancel this Agreement by returning the Card to us. Your termination of this Agreement will not affect any of our rights or your obligations arising under this Agreement prior to termination. In the event that your Card Account is cancelled, closed, or terminated for any reason, you may request the unused balance to be returned to you via a check to the mailing address we have in our records. There may be a fee for this service. Subject to applicable law, the Issuer reserves the right to refuse to return any unused balance amount less than $1.00.
Information About Your Right to Dispute Errors
Telephone us at 1-866-760-3156 or write us at Cardholder Services, P.O. Box 7235, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7235 as soon as you can if you think an error has occurred in your Card Account. We must allow you to report an error until sixty (60) days after the earlier of the date you electronically access your account, if the error could be viewed in your electronic history, or the date we sent the FIRST written history on which the error appeared. You may request a written history of your transactions at any time by calling us at 1-866-760-3156 or writing us at Cardholder Services P.O. Box 7235, Sioux Falls, SD 57117-7235. When you notify us, you need to:
- Provide your name and Card number;
- Describe the error or the transaction you are unsure about, the dollar amount involved, and why you believe it is an error or why you need additional information; and
- Specify approximately when the error or the transaction took place.
If you provide this information orally, we may require that you send your complaint or question in writing within ten (10) business days. 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 do this and your Card Account is registered with us, we will credit your Card Account within ten (10) business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have 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 ten (10) business days, we may not credit your Card Account. For errors involving new Card Accounts, POS transactions, or foreign-initiated transactions, we may take up to ninety (90) days to investigate your complaint or question. For new Card Accounts, we may take up to twenty (20) business days to credit your Card Account for the amount you think is in error. We will tell you the results within three (3) 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 by contacting us at the phone number or address listed at the beginning of this section. If you need more information about our error-resolution procedures, call us at the telephone number shown above.
It is important to register your Card Account as soon as possible. Until you register your Card Account and we verify your identity, we are not required to research or resolve any errors regarding your account. To register your account, go to myCCCU.com/prepaid or call us at 1-866-760-3156. We may ask you for identifying information about yourself (including your full name, address, date of birth, and Social Security Number) so that we can verify your identity.