Membership and Account Agreement
Your account type(s) and ownership features are designated on your Account Card. By signing an Account Card, each of you, jointly and severally, agree to the terms and conditions in this Agreement and Account Card, the Funds Availability Policy Disclosure, Truth-in-Savings Disclosure, Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement and Disclosure, Privacy Notice Disclosure, any Account Deposit Receipt accompanying this Agreement, the credit union's bylaws and policies, and any amendments to these documents from time to time which collectively govern your membership and accounts.
1. MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY - To join the credit union you must meet the membership requirements including purchase and maintenance of the minimum required share(s) ('membership share') as set forth in the credit union's bylaws. You authorize us to check your account, credit and employment history, and obtain reports from third parties, including credit reporting agencies, to verify your eligibility for the accounts and services you request.
2. INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS - An individual account is an account owned by one (1) member (individual, corporation, partnership, trust or other organization) qualified for credit union membership. If the account owner dies, the interest passes, subject to applicable law, to the account owner's estate or Payable on Death (POD) beneficiary/payee or trust beneficiary, subject to other provisions of this Agreement governing our protection for honoring transfer and withdrawal requests of an owner or owner's agent prior to notice of an owner's death and to any security interest or pledge granted by the account owner and subject to our statutory lien rights.
3. JOINT ACCOUNTS - A joint account is an account owned by two (2) or more persons.
a. Rights of Survivorship. Unless otherwise stated on the Account Card, a joint account includes rights of survivorship. This means when one (1) owner dies, all sums in the account will pass to the surviving owner(s). For a joint account without rights of survivorship, the deceased owner's interest passes to his or her estate. A surviving owner's interest is subject to the credit union's statutory lien for the deceased owner's obligations, and to any security interest or pledge granted by a deceased owner, even if a surviving owner did not consent to it.
b. Control of Joint Accounts. Any owner is authorized and deemed to act for any other owner(s) and may instruct us regarding transactions and other account matters. Each owner guarantees the signature of any other owner(s). Any owner may withdraw all funds, stop payment on items, transfer, or pledge to us all or any part of the shares without the consent of the other owner(s). We have no duty to notify any owner(s) about any transaction. We reserve the right to require written consent of all owners for any change to or termination of an account. If we receive written notice of a dispute between owners or inconsistent instructions from them, we may suspend or terminate the account and require a court order or written consent from all owners to act.
c. Joint Account Owner Liability. If an item deposited in a joint account is returned unpaid, a joint account is overdrawn, or if we do not receive final payment on a transaction, the owners, jointly and severally, are liable to us for the amount of the returned item, overdraft, or unpaid amount and any charges, regardless of who initiated or benefited from the transaction. If any account owner is indebted to us, we may enforce our rights against any account of the indebted owner, including all funds in the joint account regardless of who contributed the funds in the account.
4. POD/TRUST ACCOUNT DESIGNATIONS - A Payable on Death (POD) account or trust account designation is an instruction to the credit union that an individual or joint account so designated is payable to the owner(s) during his, her or their lifetimes and, when the last account owner dies, payable to all and surviving POD or trust beneficiaries/payees. If there is more than one (1) surviving beneficiary/payee, the account is owned jointly by such beneficiaries/payees without rights of survivorship upon the death of the last account owner. Any POD or trust beneficiary/payee designation shall not apply to Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). We are not obligated to notify any beneficiary/payee of the existence of any account or the vesting of the beneficiary/payee's interest in any account, except as otherwise provided by law. This paragraph does not apply to an account held on behalf of or held in the name of a trust.
5. ACCOUNTS FOR MINORS - We may require any account established by a minor to be a joint account with an owner who has reached the age of majority under state law and who shall be jointly and severally liable to us for any returned item, overdraft, or unpaid charges or amounts on such account. We may pay funds directly to the minor without regard to his or her minority. Unless a guardian or parent is an account owner, the guardian or parent shall not have any account access rights. We have no duty to inquire about the use or purpose of any transaction. We will not change the account status when the minor reaches the age of majority unless authorized in writing by all account owners.
6. UNIFORM TRANSFERS/GIFTS TO MINORS ACCOUNT - A Uniform Transfers/Gifts to Minors Account (UTMA/UGMA) is an individual account created by a custodian who deposits funds as an irrevocable gift to a minor. The minor to whom the gift is made is the beneficiary of the custodial property in the account. The custodian has possession and control of the account for the exclusive right and benefit of the minor and, barring a court order otherwise, is the only party entitled to make deposits, withdrawals, or close the account. We have no duty to inquire about the use or purpose of any transaction. If the custodian dies, we may suspend the account until we receive instructions from any person authorized by law to withdraw funds or a court order authorizing withdrawal.
7. AGENCY DESIGNATION ON AN ACCOUNT - An agency designation on an account is an instruction to us that the owner authorizes another person to make transactions as agent for the account owner regarding the accounts designated. An agent has no ownership interest in the account(s) or credit union voting rights. We have no duty to inquire about the use or purpose of any transaction made by the agent.
8. DEPOSIT OF FUNDS REQUIREMENTS - Funds may be deposited to any account, in any manner approved by the credit union in accordance with the requirements as set forth in the Truth-in-Savings Disclosure. Deposits made by mail, at night depositories or at unstaffed facilities are not our responsibility until we receive them. We reserve the right to refuse or to return any deposit.
a. Endorsements. We may accept transfers, checks, drafts, and other items for deposit into any of your accounts if they are made payable to, or to the order of, one (1) or more account owners even if they are not endorsed by all payees. You authorize us to supply missing endorsement