Please read this Stoovo VISA Debit Cardholder Agreement (the “Agreement”) carefully and retain it for your future reference. This Agreement applies to all transactions resulting from the use of your Debit Card (the “Card”) through an automated teller machine (ATM), a Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal or any other use of the Card(s), whether electronic or not, which has been made available to you by Stoovo Inc (“Program Partner”), the program partner responsible for managing the Card program, in partnership with Blue Ridge Bank N.A. (the “Bank”), member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”).
The agreement you make with us, and the rights and obligations we both have, are governed by and interpreted according to the state of Virginia and federal law. This Agreement, together with other agreements or disclosures you may receive from us, such as the Stoovo Cash Deposit Account Agreement (“Account Agreement”), establishes our and your rights and obligations.
When you see the words “we,” “us,” or “our” in this Agreement, it refers to the Bank, the Program Partner acting as agent for the Bank, and any of the Bank’s affiliates, successors, assignees, agents or service providers. When you see the words “you” or “your,” it refers to you, the owner of the Account, as well as your personal representatives, executors, administrators, and successors.
You authorize us to pay from your Stoovo Cash account (“Account”) the total amount of any transaction originated by proper use of the Card. You also agree that the use of the Card described in this Agreement shall be subject to the rules, regulations and fees governing each deposit account which is accessed by such Card, including but not limited to the Bank's right of set-off.
This Card requires activation before you may use it. You may activate the Card by calling the toll-free number on the card or from our mobile application. Your activation and use of the Card means that you agree to the terms and conditions described in this Agreement.
If you do not want to activate the Card, you should cut the Card in half and dispose of it.
You will be required to select a 4-digit personal identification number (PIN) prior to using the Card for the first time. The 4-digit numerical PIN issued to you is for security purposes. The PIN represents your signature authorizing transactions made using your Card(s), identifies the bearer of the Card, and serves to validate and authenticate the directions given to complete the Card transactions.
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR SAFEKEEPING YOUR PIN. YOU AGREE TO TAKE ALL REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS SO NO ONE ELSE LEARNS YOUR PIN AND YOU AGREE NOT TO DISCLOSE OR OTHERWISE MAKE YOUR PIN AVAILABLE TO ANYONE NOT AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ON YOUR DEPOSIT AND/OR LOAN ACCOUNT(S).
Your PIN should NOT be written on the Card or anywhere it is available to others for use by lawful and/or unlawful means.
You agree that you will use the Card only for personal, household or family purposes and it will not be used for any business purposes.
The Card is solely for your use and you may not request an additional card for another person. If you give anyone else access to your Card, we will treat any transaction they initiate as authorized by you, and you will be responsible for all transactions and fees that occur.
With your PIN, you can use your Card to obtain cash from your Account up to your Available Balance at any ATM or any Point-of-Sale (“POS”) device in the United States that displays the Visa, VisaATM , Plus, Interlink or Accel acceptance marks. Not all merchants will permit you to get cash back through their POS devices.
If you use an ATM, including a balance inquiry, you may be charged a fee by the ATM operator even if you do not complete a withdrawal. This ATM fee is a third-party fee assessed by the individual ATM operator only and is not assessed or controlled by us. This ATM fee amount will be charged to your Account in addition to any applicable fees disclosed in this Agreement or your Account Agreement.
You may use your Card to make purchases using your PIN at any merchant with a POS device anywhere that displays the Visa, VisaATM, Plus, Interlink or Accel acceptance marks. You may also use your Card to make purchases without your PIN anywhere that Visa debit cards are accepted.
You can instruct a merchant to charge your Card for part of a purchase and pay any remaining amount with cash or another card. This is called a “split transaction.” Some merchants do not permit split transactions. If you wish to conduct a split transaction, you must tell the merchant the exact amount you would like charged to your Card. If you fail to inform the merchant you would like to complete a split transaction and you do not have sufficient available funds in your Account to cover the entire purchase amount, your Card is likely to be declined.
You may make retail card purchases without presenting your Card by providing information from your Card, such as transactions done by internet or telephone. Conducting transactions in this way has the same legal effect as if you used the plastic Card itself. For security reasons, the amount or number of such transactions you may make may be limited.
When you open an Account, you will also receive a virtual card (“Virtual Card”) represented by a 16-digit card number, a 3-digit card verification value (“CVV”) number, and an expiration date. The Virtual Card is separate from your physical Card and can be managed through the Mobile App. We will issue you a replacement Virtual Card when it expires. The Virtual Card accesses the available funds in your Account to make card-not-present transactions (see Section 2.5) anywhere Visa debit cards are accepted in the same way as your physical Card. The Virtual Card can also be added to a digital wallet (see Section 2.7) in the same way as your physical Card. Your use of the Virtual Card is subject to the terms of this Agreement, including transaction limitations, to the same extent as your physical Card.
A digital wallet (“Wallet”) provides another way for you to make purchases with your Card. A digital wallet is a service provided by another company (such as Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, etc.), that allows you to use your Card to enter into transactions where the Wallet is accepted. A Wallet may not be accepted at all places where your Card is otherwise accepted, and your Card may not be eligible for all the features and functionalities of the Wallet. Any use of your Card in or through the Wallet continues to be subject to all terms and conditions of this Agreement. We may terminate your access to or use of your Card with a Wallet at any time and for any reason, including if you violate any of the terms or conditions of this Agreement.
You can add or remove your Card from a Wallet by following the instructions provided by the Wallet provider. By doing this, you agree to allow us to share your Card information with the Wallet provider. You may be required to take additional steps to authenticate yourself before your Card is added to the Wallet. We do not charge you any additional fees for adding your Card to a Wallet or for using your Card in the Wallet. However, any fees and charges that would apply when you use your Card outside the Wallet will also apply when you use a Wallet to make purchases with your Card or otherwise access your Card. The Wallet provider and other third parties such as wireless companies or data service providers may charge you fees. The digital version of your Card in a Wallet may, in our sole discretion, be automatically updated or upgraded without notice to you.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES AND UNDER NO LEGAL THEORY ARE WE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSSES OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF A WALLET, YOUR USE OF THE CARD OR VIRTUAL CARD IN CONNECTION WITH A WALLET, OR A MOBILE DEVICE.
If you use a Wallet, you should protect your Wallet and your mobile device as you would your Card. If your Wallet or mobile device is compromised, lost or stolen, you should also consider your Card lost or stolen and notify us immediately. Please see Section 7 for instructions for reporting a lost or stolen Card.
If you have any questions, disputes, or complaints about a Wallet, contact the Wallet provider using the information given to you by the provider.
If your Account permits you to engage in foreign transactions, charges from foreign merchants and financial institutions may be made in a foreign currency. We will bill you in U.S. dollars based on the exchange rate on the day we settle the transaction, plus any special currency exchanges charges that may be imposed by us, the Visa network and/or by any third-party used to complete the transaction.
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. The conversion rate may be different from the rate in effect on the date of your transaction and the date it is posted to your Account.
Regardless of whether the transaction is made in foreign currency or in US dollars, additional fees may apply to all international transactions using the Card. Please refer to our current fee schedule for more information about our fees.
When you use your Card to purchase goods or services or to obtain cash from a merchant, the merchant may request preauthorization (“Card Authorization”) for the transaction. If the merchant makes such a request and there are sufficient available funds in your Account, we will approve the transaction and place a temporary hold on the funds in your Account. This hold will reduce the Available Balance in your Account. The amount of this temporary hold will be the amount of the Card Authorization. The hold will generally remain on your Account until the merchant sends the final amount of the transaction to us and requests payment (“Settlement”). In most cases, if the merchant does not request Settlement or is delayed in requesting settlement, the hold will automatically be removed after three (3) days. However, for transactions with certain merchants, such as hotels, the hold may remain on your account up to seven (7) days.
Please note that the merchant controls the timing of both the Card Authorization and Settlement. This means that a merchant may initiate Settlement after Card Authorization hold has already been removed. If the hold is removed and you spend the funds in your Account before Settlement, it may cause your Account to overdraw. In addition, the Card Authorization amount that the merchant requests may be different than the Settlement amount. It is therefore very important that you keep track of your transactions and your Account. We cannot stop a Card transaction once we have approved a Card Authorization and you will be responsible for repaying any negative balance that may occur in your Account.
You may use your Card to access funds up to the amount of your Available Balance in your Account subject to the below limitations.
POS Transactions and other transactions at Merchants
Please be aware of the merchant’s return policies before using your Card to make a purchase. Neither the Bank nor the Program Partner is responsible for the delivery, quality, safety, legality or any other aspect of the goods or services you purchase using your Card. 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 are entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained using your Card, you agree to accept credits to your Card for the refund and agree to the refund policy of the merchant. The amounts credited to your Card for refunds may not be available for up to five (5) days from the date the refund transaction occurs.
Your Card may also be eligible for certain benefits provided by Visa. Please see the Visa Debit Card Benefits Guide (https://usa.visa.com/support/consumer/debit-cards.html) for a full description of all additional benefits to which you may be eligible, specifically Visa Zero Liability Benefits (https://usa.visa.com/pay-with-visa/visa-chip-technology-consumers/zero-liability-policy.html) . You are also eligible for Visa’s Fraud Alerts Program.
Messaging frequency depends on account activity. For more information, text HELP to 23618. To cancel fraud text messaging services at any time reply STOP to any alert from your mobile device.
For Fraud alerts support, call 1-888-292-9245. By giving us your mobile number, you agree that Fraud Alerts text messaging is authorized to notify you of suspected incidents of financial or identity fraud. HELP instructions: Text HELP to 23618 for help.
Text STOP to 23618 to cancel.
Alerts sent via SMS may not be delivered to you if your phone is not in the range of a transmission site, or if sufficient network capacity is not available at a particular time. Even within coverage, factors beyond the control of wireless carriers may interfere with messages delivery for which the carrier is not responsible. Carriers do not guarantee that alerts will be delivered.
You can further protect your online Card purchases with Visa Secure (formerly Verified by Visa). This free, simple-to-use service provided by Visa validates your identity when you make an online purchase at participating merchants. Participating online merchants will automatically trigger the Visa Secure identity verification process when you check out. There is no need to download anything or install any software, and there is no service charge for this benefit. Your Card will continue to work as usual for online purchases at merchants not yet participating in Visa Secure. You can contact Visa at 1-833-945-2228 for assistance with any issues you have with Visa Secure purchases
You agree to pay all fees and charges applicable to your use of the Card. Fees will be assessed to the Account to which the Card is linked as the fees and charges are incurred.
Card Replacement Fee
These fees are in addition to any fees outlined in your Account Agreement.
In case of errors or questions about your Card transactions telephone us at 1-888-292-9245 as soon as you can, if you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement or receipt. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.
If you tell us orally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within 10 business days.
We will determine whether an error occurred within 10 business days after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 days to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account.
For errors involving new accounts, point-of-sale, or foreign-initiated transactions, we may take up to 90 days to investigate your complaint or question. For new accounts, we may take up to 20 business days to credit your account for the amount you think is in error.
We will tell you the results within three business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation. You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.
Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your Card or PIN has been lost or stolen or if you believe that a transaction has been made without your permission. Reporting the unauthorized use is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. You could lose all the money in your Account. If you tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your Card or PIN, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your Card or PIN without permission. If you do NOT tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your Card or PIN, and we can prove that we could have stopped someone from using your Card or PIN without your permission if you had told us, you could lose as much as $500.
If you need to report your Card as lost or stolen, report an unauthorized transaction, or replace your Card for any reason, please contact us at 1-888-292-9245 seven days a week, 24 hours a day . You will be required to provide personal information so that we may verify your identity before we will issue you a replacement Card.
Your Card allows you to withdraw funds from your Account up to the Available Balance through Electronic Fund Transfers (“EFTs”). EFTs are transactions that are processed by electronic means and include, among others, ATM withdrawals and point-of-sale purchases at merchants. This Section provides you with information and important disclosures and terms about the EFTs that are permitted using your Card. You may also receive additional EFT services related to your Account that are not described in this Agreement. Please refer to your Account Agreement for more information.
Your Card allows the following types of EFTs:
There are limitations on the frequency and amount of transactions you can make to or from your Account using your Card. These limits are different for each type of transaction. For limits that apply to Card transactions, please refer to Section 3 of this Agreement. For other limitations that may apply to your Account, please refer to your Account Agreement. Your Card may also be subject to security-related limits. These limits may change from time to time.
Contact us immediately if you believe that an unauthorized EFT has occurred or may occur concerning your Account, or if your Card or PIN has been lost, stolen or compromised. Calling us at 1-888-292-9245 is the best way of keeping your losses to a minimum.
You could lose all the money in your Account if you take no action to notify us of the unauthorized EFT or the loss or theft of your Card or PIN.
For unauthorized EFTs, your liability will be as follows if you notify us of the loss:
We can extend these time periods if extenuating circumstances (such as a long trip or hospital stay) kept you from notifying us.
If we fail to complete a transaction on time or in the correct amount when properly instructed by you in accordance with this Agreement, we will be liable for damages proximately caused by the failure or error. However, there are some exceptions. We are not liable, for instance:
Our business days are Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
You will receive information and documentation concerning any Card transactions that debit or credit your Account in the following ways:
If you authorize a merchant or other third party to automatically initiate a payment using your Card on a recurring basis, you must do so in writing. If you are issued a new Card with a different expiration date or a different number, we may (but are not obligated to) provide your new Card number and expiration date to a merchant or other third party with whom you have set up a recurring preauthorized card payment in order to facilitate the continuation of your authorized recurring transactions.
If you do not wish Visa to provide your new Card number and/or expiration date to merchants or other third parties, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.
If you have authorized a merchant to originate regular preauthorized debits to your Account using your Card and if these payments vary in amount, the merchant you are going to pay is required to notify you, 10 days before each payment, when it will be made and how much it will be. You may be given the option to choose to get this notice only when the payment would differ by more than a certain amount from the previous payment or when the amount would fall outside certain limits that you set.
To stop payment on a preauthorized transaction, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We must receive your stop-payment request at least three business days before the payment is scheduled to be made. If you call, we may also require you to put your request in writing and provide it to us within 14 days after you call. If we require written confirmation and do not receive it, we may remove the stop-payment order after 14 days.
Make sure to provide us with (1) your name, (2) your Account number, (3) the company or person taking the payments, and (4) the date and amount of the scheduled payment you wish to stop. If you want all future payments from that company or person stopped, be sure to tell us that as well. If you do not provide us with the correct information, such as the correct payee or the correct amount of the payment you wish to stop, we may not be able to stop the payment.
You may be charged a fee for each stop payment you request under your Account Agreement. Please refer to your Account Agreement for fees applicable to your Account.
If you order us to stop one of these payments three (3) business days or more before the payment is scheduled and provide us with all information requested, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages proximately caused by the failure. However, we will not be liable if the company or person initiating the payments changes the dollar amount of the payment or makes other changes that cause us not to recognize it as the payment you requested be stopped.
If you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on a statement or receipt, as soon as you can contact us at 1-888-292-9245 for card related transactions. For all other transactions contact us at [CLIENT specific phone] or email@example.com. We must hear from you no later than sixty (60) days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared. You must provide us with the following information:
We will determine whether an error occurred within ten (10) business days after we hear from you and will tell you the results and correct any error promptly. If we need more time, we may take up to forty-five (45) days—or ninety (90) days for Accounts open less than thirty (30) days or foreign-initiated transactions — to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your Account within ten (10) business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within ten (10) business days, we may not credit your account. For Accounts open less than thirty (30) days, we may take up to twenty (20) business days to credit your 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 by email. You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.
We can change the term of this Agreement at any time. We will provide advance notice to you of a change in terms where required by law.
We will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make:
We may refuse to issue, deactivate, revoke, suspend or cancel your Card at any time with or without notice to you, other than as required by law. This includes deactivating or canceling your Card if it has been lost or stolen to prevent unauthorized transactions. You agree not to use your Card once it has been deactivated, revoked, suspended or canceled. We may also limit your use of the Card, including limiting or prohibiting specific types of transactions. If you would like to cancel your Card, you may do so at any time by contacting us through the chat feature of the Mobile App or by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cancellation of your Card privileges will not otherwise affect your rights and obligations related to your Account.