Terms and Conditions
MOVO® Virtual Prepaid Visa® Card – Cardholder Agreement
IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
- Terms and Conditions for the MOVO® Virtual Prepaid Visa® Card. This document constitutes the agreement (“Agreement”) outlining the terms and conditions under which the MOVO® Virtual Prepaid Visa® Card has been issued to you by Metropolitan Commercial Bank (Member FDIC) pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. “Metropolitan Commercial Bank” and “Metropolitan” are registered trademarks of Metropolitan Commercial Bank © 2014. The “Program Manager” for the MOVO® Virtual Prepaid Visa® Card is MovoCash, Inc., and the Customer Service telephone number is (866) 533-6686. By accepting and/or using this Card, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement. In this Agreement, “Card” means both the Primary MOVO® Virtual Prepaid Visa® Card (the “Primary Card”) issued to you by Metropolitan Commercial Bank and all Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Cards (to be referred to as “MovoCoin”) that you may request, also issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank. The Primary Card is a virtual prepaid card. However, you also may obtain a physical Card as the physical manifestation of the (virtual) Primary Card (as described in the Section below titled “Your Card”). “Card Account” means the records we maintain to account for the value of transactions associated with the Card. “You” and “your” means the person or persons who have received the Card and who are authorized to use the Card as provided for in this Agreement. “We,” “us” and “our” mean Metropolitan Commercial Bank, our successors, affiliates or assignees. The Card will remain the property of Metropolitan Commercial Bank and must be surrendered upon demand. The Card is nontransferable, and it may be canceled, repossessed or revoked at any time without prior notice subject to applicable law. Please read this Agreement carefully and keep it for future reference.
- Your Card. The Card is a virtual prepaid card. The Card allows you to access funds loaded or deposited to your Card Account by you or on your behalf. The funds in your Card Account will be FDIC-insured once we have been able to verify your identity. You may access the funds in your Card Account by using your Card or Card Number or by automated clearinghouse (ACH) debit using your Account Number. The Card is not a credit card. The Card is not a gift card, nor is it intended for gifting purposes. You will not receive any interest on your funds on the Card. The funds in your Card Account will not expire, regardless of the expiration date on the front of your physical Card (as described below in this Section). At any time after you first open your Card Account, upon your request, the Program Manager will arrange for a physical Card to be provided to you. The physical Card is the physical manifestation of the (virtual) Primary Card. Both the (virtual) Primary Card and the physical Card represent the same Primary Card Account (as described in the Section below titled “Adding Funds to Your Primary Card Account”). You must have a physical Card in order to obtain cash at an Automated Teller Machine (“ATM”) or to obtain cash at merchants or banks that have agreed to provide cash back at point-of-sale (“POS”) terminals (as described in the Section below titled “Using Your Physical Card to Get Cash”). To request your physical Card, call the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number, which is (866) 533-6686.
- FEES. THE FEES RELATING TO THE USE (AND MISUSE) OF YOUR CARD ARE SET FORTH IN THE “SCHEDULE OF FEES AND CHARGES” ATTACHED TO THIS AGREEMENT AND INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. FEES INCURRED PURSUANT TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WILL BE WITHDRAWN FROM YOUR CARD ACCOUNT AND WILL BE ASSESSED SO LONG AS THERE IS A REMAINING BALANCE IN YOUR CARD ACCOUNT, UNLESS PROHIBITED BY LAW. You agree to pay all fees associated with the Card. We may from time to time amend the Schedule of Fees and Charges, at our sole discretion, as set forth in the Section of this Agreement titled “Amendment and Cancellation.” If you request a service that is not included in the Schedule of Fees and Charges and there is a fee for such service, such fee will be disclosed at the time you request the service, and you agree that any such fee may be deducted from your Card Account.
- Authorized Users. The maximum number of Primary Cards permitted is one (1), and the maximum number of Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Cards active at any time is limited by the aggregate maximum balance limit (as described in the Section below titled “Limitations on Frequency and Dollar Amounts of Transactions”). If you permit another person to have access to your Card or Card Number, you are liable for all transactions made with the Card, Card Number or Account Number, and all related fees incurred, by those persons. You are wholly responsible for the use of each Card or Card Number according to the terms of this Agreement.
- Card Account Use and Purpose. Subject to the limitations set forth in this Agreement, you may use your Card, Card Number or Account Number, as applicable, to (1) add funds to your Primary Card Account (as described in the Section below titled “Adding Funds to Your Primary Card Account”), (2) transfer funds between Card Accounts, including transferring funds from your Card Account to another person’s Card Account, (3) purchase goods or services wherever your Card is honored as long as you do not exceed the value available in your Card Account or the single-day transaction limit of $5,500.00 (as described in the Section below titled “Limitations on Frequency and Dollar Amounts of Transactions”), (4) withdraw cash from your Primary Card Account (as described in the Section below titled “Using Your Physical Card to Get Cash”), (5) transfer funds in the form of a Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card to yourself and (6) transfer funds in the form of a Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card to another person who, at the time of transfer, does not have a Card Account but who, at the time of receipt of notice of such transfer (by email or text message), will be given and have a limited time to open such person’s own Card Account in order to use such transferred funds in the form of a Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card (such other person’s failure to do so within such limited time will cause such Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card to expire automatically, thereby and thereupon causing such intended transferred funds automatically to return to and be in your Primary Card Account). There may be fees associated with some of these transactions. For fee information, see the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement. You agree not to use your Card for illegal gambling or any other illegal purpose.
- Limitations on Frequency and Dollar Amounts of Transactions. The total amount of purchases and cash withdrawals (including withdrawals inside a bank office) that you can perform in any single day is limited to $5,500.00 as described in the Transaction Limits set forth in the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement. The maximum aggregate value of your Card Account(s) is restricted to $10,000.00, including your Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card(s). We will determine any maximum value by aggregating the activity and value of all Card Accounts you may have with us. For security reasons, we may further limit the number or dollar amount of transactions you can make with your Card.
- Personal Identification Number (“PIN”). We will give you a PIN that you may use with your Card once your identity has been verified. Only one (1) PIN will be issued for the Primary Card and one (1) unique PIN for each Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card. You will need a PIN when using your physical Card to obtain cash at an ATM or to make a PIN purchase or obtain cash back at a point-of-sale (“POS”) terminal. You should not write or keep your PIN with your Card. If you believe that anyone has gained unauthorized access to your PIN, you should advise us immediately, following the procedures in the Section below titled “Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers.”
- Adding Funds to Your Primary Card Account. You may add funds to your Primary Card (the “Primary Card Account”) (called “value loading”) at any time. The monthly aggregate total load limit for your Primary Card (Primary Card Account) is $20,000.00. The aggregate maximum balance limit of your Card Account at any given time is $10,000.00 (as described in the Section above titled “Limitations on Frequency and Dollar Amounts of Transactions”). You may load funds to your Primary Card (Primary Card Account) using a bank account or a credit, debit or prepaid card at any time using the mobile application. You may be charged a fee by us for each value load using these specified value loading sources, in the amount disclosed in the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement. You may only transfer funds to your Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Cards using the available balance from your Primary Card (Primary Card Account). You also may load cash to your Primary Card (Primary Card Account) using participating cash reload locations. Some cash reload locations may have limits on the minimum amount you may load to your Primary Card (Primary Card Account). The number of times you are allowed to load funds to your Primary Card (Primary Card Account) during the course of a day is limited to two (2), and your daily load limit is $4,000.00. Note: Some reload locations may have limits on the minimum amount you may load to your Card. You agree to present your physical Card and meet identification requirements to complete value load transactions as may be required from time to time. Load locations may have their own load limits that may be less than our allowable amount. Load locations also may assess a fee to load funds to your Primary Card Account. You also may direct deposit funds to your Primary Card Account by providing our bank routing number and your assigned Account Number to your employer or other direct deposit payor (as described in the Section above titled “Card Account Use and Purpose”). You cannot load your Primary Card Account by check or money order.
- Using Your Physical Card to Get Cash. With a PIN, you may use your physical Card to (i) obtain cash or check your balance at any Automated Teller Machine (“ATM”) that bears the Visa®, PLUS® or PLUS® Alliance brand or (ii) obtain cash at merchants or banks that have agreed to provide cash back at POS terminals bearing the Visa®, PLUS® or PLUS® Alliance brand. All ATM transactions are treated as cash withdrawal transactions. The maximum amount of cash you may withdraw at an ATM on a daily basis is $500.00. We may limit the amount of any individual ATM withdrawal, and merchants, banks and ATM operators may impose additional withdrawal limits. You may be charged a fee by us for each cash withdrawal and balance inquiry made at an ATM or cash withdrawal obtained through a bank teller, in the amount disclosed in the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement. In addition, 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).
- Transferring Funds From Your Primary Card Account to a Bank Account by ACH Transfer. You may transfer funds via ACH from your Primary Card Account to a verified bank account linked to your Primary Card. Such ACH transfer will take between 2-7 business days. You may be charged a fee by us for such ACH transfer (see the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement). In addition, you may be charged a fee by the receiving bank for the transaction.
- Split Transactions Using Your Physical Card. When making a purchase from a merchant using your physical Card, if you do not have enough value loaded on your Card, you can instruct the merchant to charge a part of the purchase to the Card and pay the remaining amount with cash or another card. These are called “split transactions.” Some merchants do not allow cardholders to conduct split transactions. Some merchants will only allow you to do a split transaction if you pay the remaining amount in cash. If you fail to inform the merchant that you would like to complete a split transaction before swiping your physical Card, your Card is likely to be declined.
- Transactions Using Your Card Number. If you initiate a transaction without presenting your physical Card (such as for a mail order, internet or telephone purchase, or an ACH debit purchase), the legal effect will be the same as if you used the physical Card itself.
- Your Obligation for Negative Balance Transactions. Each time you initiate a Card transaction, you authorize us to reduce the funds available in your Card Account by the amount of the transaction and all associated fees. You are not allowed to exceed the available amount in your Card Account through an individual transaction or a series of transactions (creating a “negative balance”). Nevertheless, if any transactions cause the balance in your Card Account to go negative, including any purchase transactions where the retailer or merchant does not request authorization, you shall remain fully liable to us for the amount of any negative balance and any corresponding transaction fees. You also may be liable for any related Insufficient Funds/NSF Fee(s) as set forth in the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement. We reserve the right to bill you for any negative balance or to recoup such negative balance from any other Card we have issued to you. You agree to pay us promptly for the negative balance and any related fees. We also reserve the right to cancel your Card if you create one or more negative balances with your Card.
- Business Days. Our business days are Monday through Friday, excluding federal and legal banking holidays in the State of New York.
- Authorization Holds. You do not have the right to stop payment on any purchase transaction originated by use of your Card, other than a Recurring Transaction as described in the Section below titled “Recurring Transactions.” When you use your Card to pay for goods or services, certain merchants may ask us to authorize the transaction in advance, and the merchant may estimate its final value. When you use your physical Card to obtain cash at an ATM or from a bank teller, we will authorize the transaction in advance (including all applicable fees). When we authorize a purchase transaction, we commit to make the requested funds available when the transaction finally settles and will place a temporary hold on your Card’s funds for the amount indicated by the merchant. 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. Car rentals, hotels and other service-oriented merchants may choose to factor in additional amounts upon check-in, and it may take up to sixty (60) days after your stay or your rental to have any excess amounts held by the hotel or rental company added back to your available balance. Similarly, some gas stations may factor in additional amounts to cover potential filling of the tank; if you want to avoid such a hold, you may want to pay inside the gas station, instead of paying at the pump. Until the transaction finally settles, the funds subject to the hold will not be available to you for other purposes. We will only charge your Card for the correct amount of the final transaction, and we will release any excess amount when the transaction finally settles.
- Recurring Transactions. If you intend to use your Card for recurring transactions, you should monitor your balance and ensure you have funds available in your Card Account to cover the transactions. “Recurring transactions” are transactions that are authorized in advance by you to be charged to your Card at substantially regular intervals. We are not responsible if a recurring transaction is declined because you have not maintained a sufficient balance in your Card Account to cover the recurring transaction. If these recurring transactions may vary in amount, the person you are going to pay should tell you, 10 days before each payment, when it will be made and how much it will be. (You may choose instead to get this notice only when the payment would differ by more than a certain amount from the previous payment, or when the amount would fall outside certain limits that you set.) If you receive electronic deposits of federal payments to your Primary Card: If you have told us in advance to make regular payments (i.e., recurring transactions) from your Card Account, you can stop the payment by notifying us orally or in writing at least three (3) business days before the scheduled date of the transfer. If you call, we also may require you to put your request in writing and get it to us within 14 days after you call. If you order us to stop one of these payments three (3) business days or more before the transfer is scheduled, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your direct losses or damages. If you have authorized a merchant to make the recurring transaction, you also should contact the applicable merchant in order to stop the recurring transaction.
- Preauthorized Credits. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your Card Account at least once every sixty (60) days from the same person or company and you do not receive a receipt/statement (paystub), you can view your balance using the mobile app or call the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686 to find out whether or not the deposit was made.
- 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 Account for such refunds. You are not entitled to a check refund unless your Card Account has been closed. The amounts credited to your Card Account for refunds may not be available for up to five (5) days from the date the refund transaction occurs. If you or another person is entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained with a Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card, then the amount of such refund will be credited to such Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card. The amount credited to such Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card for a refund may not be available for up to five (5) days from the date the refund transaction occurs. If you or such other person or the applicable merchant experiences any problem or difficulty with such refund transaction, call the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686.
- Bill Pay. You must access the Bill Pay Service before 11:00 PM Pacific Time on the business day that the bill payment is going to be initiated. The funds are removed from your Primary Card immediately; however, you must allow 2-7 business days, before the due date, for each bill payment to reach the payee.
- Card Cancellation and Suspension; Limits. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to limit your use of the Card, including limiting or prohibiting specific types of transactions. We may refuse to issue a Card, revoke Card privileges or cancel your Card with or without cause or notice, other than as required by applicable law. If you would like to cancel the use of your Card, you may do so by calling the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number, which is (866) 533-6686. You agree not to use or allow others to use an expired, revoked, canceled, suspended or otherwise invalid Card. Our cancellation of Card privileges will not otherwise affect your rights and obligations under this Agreement. If we cancel or suspend your Card privileges through no fault of yours, you will be entitled to a refund as provided below in the Section titled “Amendment and Cancellation.” Not all services described in this Agreement are available to all persons or at all locations. We reserve the right to limit, at our sole discretion, the provision of any such services to any person or in any location. Any offer of a service in this Agreement shall be deemed void where prohibited. We can waive or delay enforcement of any of our rights under this Agreement without losing them.
- International Transaction Fee. If you initiate a transaction in a currency or country other than the currency or country in which your Card was issued, the amount deducted from your funds will be converted by Visa U.S.A. Inc. into an amount in the currency of your Card. Visa U.S.A. Inc. will establish a currency conversion rate for this convenience using a rate selected by Visa U.S.A. Inc. from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which may vary from the rate Visa U.S.A. Inc. itself receives, or the government mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date, in each instance, plus or minus any adjustment determined by us. If you obtain your funds in a currency or country other than the currency or country in which the Card was issued, we may increase the currency conversion rate up to an additional 3% of the transaction amount and will retain this amount as compensation for our services. This charge is independent of and in addition to the currency conversion rate established by Visa U.S.A. Inc.
- Receipts. You should get or request a receipt at the time you make a transaction or obtain cash using your Card. You agree to retain your receipts to verify your transactions. You can get a receipt at the time you make any transfer from your Card Account using the mobile app.
- Obtaining Balance and Transaction Information for Your Card; History of Your Card Account Transactions. You should keep track of the amount of funds available in your Card Account. You may obtain information about the amount of funds you have remaining in your Card Account by logging in to the mobile app or calling the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686. A 12-month electronic history of your Card Account transactions is available on the mobile app. You also have the right to obtain, upon request, a 24-month written history of your Card Account transactions by calling the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686, or writing the Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. (In your discretion, you may so request a written history of your Card Account transactions for a period that is shorter than 24 months.) There is no fee for obtaining a written history of your Card Account transactions.
- Our Liability for Failure to Complete Transactions. In no event will we be liable for consequential damages (including lost profits), extraordinary damages, special or punitive damages. We will not be liable, for instance: (1) if, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough funds available in your Card Account to complete the transaction; (2) if a merchant refuses to accept your Card or provide cash back; (3) if an ATM where you are making a cash withdrawal does not have enough cash; (4) 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; (5) if access to your Card has been blocked after you reported your Card or Access Code lost or stolen; (6) if there is a hold or your funds are subject to legal process or other encumbrance restricting their use; (7) if we have reason to believe the requested transaction is unauthorized; (8) if circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood or computer or communication failure) prevent the completion of the transaction, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken; or (9) for any other exception stated in our Agreement with you.
- In Case of Errors or Questions about your Card Account. Call Customer Support at (866) 533-6686, or email email@example.com, or write to the Program Manager at MovoCash, Inc., 530 Lytton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94301 as soon as you can, if you think an error has occurred in your Card Account. If your Card Account receives wages, salary or other employee compensation that are made on a recurring basis or you receive electronic deposits of federal payments to your Card Account, the following provisions of this Section also apply: We must allow you to report an error until sixty (60) days after the earlier of the date you electronically access your Card 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 the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686, or writing the Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to tell us: (1) your name and Card Number; (2) why you believe there is an error, and the dollar amount involved; and (3) approximately when the error took place. If you tell us orally, we will 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 (five (5) business days for Visa Point-of Sale Signature unauthorized debit transactions) 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, we will provisionally credit your Card Account within ten (10) business days (five (5) business days for Visa Point-of Sale Signature unauthorized debit transactions) for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes to complete the investigation. If you do not have wages, salary or other employee compensation that are made on a recurring basis or federal payments (for example, Social Security benefits, tax refunds or other government payments) deposited to your Card Account, we may not credit your Card Account. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and you do not provide it within ten (10) business days (five (5) business days for Visa Point-of Sale Signature unauthorized debit transactions), we may not credit your Card Account. For errors involving new Cards, POS transactions or foreign-initiated transactions, we may take up to ninety (90) days to investigate your complaint or question. We will tell you the results within three (3) business days after completing the investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation and debit your Card Account for the amount of the provisional credit. You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation. If you need more information about our error-resolution procedures, call the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686. If your Card Account does not receive wages, salary or other employee compensation that are made on a recurring basis or does not receive electronic deposits of federal payments, all of this Section applies, except we will not credit your Card Account until our investigation is complete, and we have determined an error occurred.
- Lost or Stolen Cards/Unauthorized Transfers. If you believe your physical Card or Access Code(s) (“PIN”) has been lost or stolen, call the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686, or email the Program Manager at email@example.com, or write to the Program Manager at MovoCash, Inc., 530 Lytton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94301. You also should call the number or write to the address shown here if you believe an electronic transfer has been made using the information from your Card or Access Code(s) (“PIN”) without your permission.
- Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers. You agree to exercise reasonable control over your PIN(s) (“Access Code(s)”); user ID(s); and password(s) and any other access code related to your Card Account (each, an “Access Code”) and your Card. Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your physical Card or Access Code(s) has been lost or stolen. Also, if your transaction history shows transfers that you did not make, including those made with your Card, Card Number or Account Number, or you believe an electronic transfer has been made without your permission, tell us AT ONCE. Calling the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number is (866) 533-6686, is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. You could lose all of the money in your Card Account. If you tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your Card, you can lose no more than $50.00 if someone used your Card without your permission. If you do NOT tell 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 told us in time, you could lose as much as $500.00. If you do not tell us within sixty (60) days after the earlier of the date you electronically access your Card Account or the date we sent the FIRST written history on which the error 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. If a good, documented reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay) kept you from telling us, we will extend the time periods. The following provisions of this Section apply to all Card Accounts: You will not be liable for unauthorized use that occurs after you notify us of the loss, theft or unauthorized use of your Card or Access Code(s). You also agree to cooperate completely with us in attempts to recover funds from unauthorized users and to assist in their prosecution. We may issue replacement Card(s) or Access Code(s) (PIN(s)), but only after you have provided such proof and security or indemnification as we may require. In addition, you acknowledge that we may have to deactivate your Card(s) and/or Card Account to prevent future losses. If you share your Card(s) or Access Code(s) (PIN(s)) with another person, use of your Card Account by that person may be considered as authorized. If you authorize another person to use your Card or Access Code(s) (PIN(s)), you agree that you will be liable for all transactions arising from use of the Card or Access Code(s) (PIN(s)) by such person except as otherwise set forth in this Agreement. In all cases, our liability for an unauthorized transaction is limited to reimbursing you for the face amount of the unauthorized transaction and any corresponding fees, except as otherwise required by applicable law. A transaction is unauthorized if it is not initiated by you, you did not give permission to make the transaction and you do not benefit from the transaction in any way. Visa’s Zero Liability policy covers U.S.–issued cards only and does not apply to ATM transactions outside the Visa and PLUS networks, PIN transactions not processed by Visa or certain commercial card transactions. Cardholder must notify us promptly of any unauthorized use.
- Other Terms. 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 is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under any rule, law or regulation of any governmental agency, whether local, state or federal, the validity or enforceability of any other provision of this Agreement shall not be affected. This Agreement shall be governed by the law of the State of New York except to the extent preempted or governed by federal law.
- 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 before 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 also may cancel this Agreement by returning your physical Card to us or by calling the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686. If you cancel your Card, you may zero out your Card Account balance before closing your Card Account or request that we send you a check in the amount of your Card Account balance when you close your Card Account, which we will do for a fee as set forth in the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement. If your Card is canceled by us when your Card Account has a balance, we will send you a check in the amount of your Card Account balance for no charge. In all events, any check we send to you will be sent to the address we have for you in our records. Your termination of this Agreement will not affect any of our rights or your obligations arising under this Agreement before termination.
- Telephone Monitoring/Recording. From time to time we may monitor and/or record telephone calls between you and us and/or the Program Manager to assure the quality of our Customer Service or as required by applicable law.
- No Warranty Regarding Goods and Services. We are not responsible for the quality, safety, legality or any other aspect of any goods or services you purchase with your Card.
- Arbitration Provision. This Arbitration Provision sets forth the circumstances and procedures under which claims (as defined below) shall be arbitrated instead of litigated in court upon the election of either party. (a) Definitions: As used in this Arbitration Provision, the term “Claim” means any claim, dispute or controversy between you and us, or between you and MovoCash, Inc., program manager of the MOVO® Virtual Prepaid Visa® Card (the “Program Manager”) or any of its agents or retailers, arising from or relating to the Card or this Agreement as well as any related or prior agreement that you may have had with us or the relationships resulting from this Agreement, including the validity, enforceability or scope of this Arbitration Provision or this Agreement. “Claim” includes claims of every kind and nature, including but not limited to initial claims, counterclaims, cross-claims and third-party claims and claims based upon contract, tort, fraud and other intentional torts, statutes, regulations, common law and equity. The term “Claim” is to be given the broadest possible meaning that will be enforced and includes, by way of example and without limitation, any claim, dispute or controversy that arises from or relates to (i) your Card, or the Cards of any additional cardholders designated by you; (ii) the amount of available funds on the Cards; (iii) advertisements, promotions or oral or written statements related to the Cards, goods or services purchased with the Cards; (iv) the benefits and services related to the Cards; and (v) your enrollment for any Card. We shall not elect to use arbitration under the Arbitration Provision for any Claim that you properly file and pursue in a small claims court of your state or municipality so long as the Claim is individual and pending only in that court; any appeals from that court shall be pursued only in arbitration. As used in this Arbitration Provision, the terms “we” and “us” shall for all purposes mean Metropolitan Commercial Bank, wholly or majority owned subsidiaries, affiliates, licensees, predecessors, successors and assigns; the Program Manager and its agents and retailers; and all of their agents, employees, directors and representatives. In addition, “we” or “us” shall include any third party using or providing any product, service or benefit in connection with any Cards (including but not limited to merchants who accept the Card, third parties who use or provide services, debt collectors and all of their agents, employees, directors and representatives) if, and only if, such third party is named as a co-party with us (or files a Claim with or against us) in connection with a Claim asserted by you. As solely used in this Arbitration Provision, the terms “you” or “yours” shall mean all persons or entities approved by us to have and/or use a Card, including but not limited to all persons or entities contractually obligated under any of the Agreements and all additional cardholders. (b) Initiation of Arbitration Proceeding/Selection of Administrator: Any Claim shall be resolved, upon the election by you or us, by arbitration pursuant to this Arbitration Provision and the code of procedures of the national arbitration organization to which the Claim is referred in effect at the time the Claim is filed. Claims shall be referred to either Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services (“JAMS”) or the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as selected by the party electing to use arbitration. If a selection by us of one of these organizations is unacceptable to you, you shall have the right within thirty (30) days after you receive notice of our selection to select the other organization listed to serve as arbitrator administrator. For a copy of the procedures, to file a Claim or for other information about these organizations, contact them as follows: (i) JAMS at 1920 Main Street, Suite 300, Los Angeles, CA 92614; website at www.jamsadr.com; and (ii) AAA at 335 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017; website at www.adr.org. (c) Significance of Arbitration: IF ARBITRATION IS CHOSEN BY ANY PARTY WITH RESPECT TO A CLAIM, NEITHER YOU NOR WE WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO LITIGATE THAT CLAIM IN COURT OR HAVE A JURY TRIAL ON THAT CLAIM, OR TO ENGAGE IN DISCOVERY EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN THE CODE OF PROCEDURES OF JAMS OR AAA, AS APPLICABLE (THE “CODE”). FURTHER, YOU WILL NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A REPRESENTATIVE CAPACITY OR AS A MEMBER OF ANY CLASS OF CLAIMANTS PERTAINING TO ANY CLAIM SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION; THE ARBITRATOR SHALL NOT CONDUCT A CLASS ARBITRATION OR A JOINT ARBITRATION. EXCEPT AS SET FORTH BELOW, THE ARBITRATOR’S DECISION WILL BE FINAL AND BINDING. NOTE THAT OTHER RIGHTS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE IF YOU WENT TO COURT ALSO MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE IN ARBITRATION. (d) Restrictions on Arbitration: If either party elects to resolve a Claim by arbitration, that Claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis. There shall be no right or authority for any Claims to be arbitrated on a class action basis or on bases involving Claims brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public, other Cardholders or other persons similarly situated. The arbitrator’s authority to resolve Claims is limited to Claims between you and us alone, and the arbitrator’s authority to make awards is limited to you and us alone. Furthermore, Claims brought by you against us or by us against you may not be joined or consolidated in arbitration with Claims brought by or against someone other than you, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by all parties. (e) Location of Arbitration/Payment of Fees: Any arbitration hearing that you attend shall take place in the federal judicial district of your residence. At your written request, we will consider in good faith making a temporary advance of all or part of the filing administrative and/or hearing fees for any Claim you initiate as to which you or we seek arbitration. At the conclusion of the arbitration (or any appeal thereof), the arbitrator (or panel) will decide who will ultimately be responsible for paying the filing, administrative and/or hearing fees in connection with the arbitration (or appeal). If and to the extent you incur filing, administrative and/or hearing fees in arbitration, including for any appeal, exceeding the amount they would have been if the Claim had been brought in the state or federal court which is closest to your billing address and would have had jurisdiction over the Claim, we will reimburse you to that extent unless the arbitrator (or panel) determines that the fees were incurred without any substantial justification. (f) Arbitration Procedures: This Arbitration Provision is made pursuant to a transaction involving interstate commerce and shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. Sections 1-16, as it may be amended (the “FAA”). The arbitration shall be governed by the applicable Code, except that (to the extent enforceable under the FAA) this arbitration Provision shall control if it is inconsistent with the applicable Code. The arbitrator shall apply applicable substantive law consistent with the FAA and applicable statutes of limitations and shall honor claims of privilege recognized at law and, at the timely request of either party, shall provide a brief written explanation of the basis for the decision. In conducting the arbitration proceeding, the arbitrator shall not apply the federal or any state rules of civil procedure or rules of evidence. Either party may submit a request to the arbitrator to expand the scope of discovery allowable under the applicable Code. The party submitting such a request must provide a copy to the other party, who may submit objections to the arbitrator with a copy of the objections provided to the requesting party, within fifteen (15) days of receiving the requesting party’s notice. The granting or denial of such request will be in the sole discretion of the arbitrator who shall notify the parties of his/her decision within twenty (20) days of the objecting party’s submission. The arbitrator shall take reasonable steps to preserve the privacy of individuals, and of business matters. Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The arbitrator’s decision will be final and binding, except for any right of appeal provided by the FAA. However, any party can appeal that award to a three-arbitrator panel administered by the same arbitration organization, which shall consider anew any aspect of the initial award objected to by the appealing party. The appealing party shall have thirty (30) days from the date of entry of the written arbitration award to notify the arbitration organization that it is exercising the right of appeal. The appeal shall be filed with the arbitration organization in the form of a dated writing. The arbitration organization will then notify the other party that the award has been appealed. The arbitration organization will appoint a three-arbitrator panel, which will conduct arbitration pursuant to its Code and issue its decision within one hundred twenty (120) days of the date of the appellant’s written notice. The decision of the panel shall be by majority vote and shall be final and binding. (g) Continuation: This Arbitration Provision shall survive termination of your Card as well as voluntary payment of the debt in full by you, any legal proceeding by us to collect a debt owed by you, and any bankruptcy by you or us. If any portion of this Arbitration Provision is deemed invalid or unenforceable under any principle or provision of law or equity, consistent with the FAA, it shall not invalidate the remaining portions of this Arbitration Provision, this Agreement or any prior agreement you may have had with us, each of which shall be enforceable regardless of such invalidity.
- Delivery of Electronic Communications. The following E-Communication Disclosure (“Disclosure”) applies to any and all communications or disclosures that we are legally required to provide to you in writing in connection with your Card Account and any related products and services (“Communications”), to the extent you have consented to receiving such Communications electronically.
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires all financial institutions and their third parties to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who obtains a Card. What this means for you: When you apply for a Card, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, social security number or country identification number and other information that will allow us to identify you. We also may ask to see your driver’s license or other documentation bearing your photo as verification of your identity. By participating in the Card program, you warrant factual representation of the required information is accurate, including, but not limited to, your real name, valid U.S. mailing address and residential address (if different), social security number or other identification documentation, date of birth and telephone number. If you falsify, misrepresent or fail to provide requested information, we may cancel your Card. In addition, funds tied to suspected illicit or illegal activity may be subject to both internal and potentially federal investigation. We reserve the right to restrict or delay your access to any such funds.
We will provide you our bank routing number and assign you a 13-digit Account Number once your identity has been verified. The bank routing number and your assigned Account Number are for the purpose of initiating direct deposits to your Primary Card Account and authorized ACH debit transactions only. The 16-digit Card Number embossed or printed on your physical Card should not be used for these types of transactions or they will be rejected. You are not authorized to use the bank routing number and Account Number to make a debit transaction with a paper check, check-by-phone or other item processed as a check. These debits will be declined, and your payment will not be processed. You also will be assessed an ACH Decline Fee of $15.00, and your account may be closed.
When you use your Card at certain restaurants and service-oriented merchants, there may be an additional 20% (or more) added to the authorization to cover any tip you may leave on the purchase. If this occurs, and your total bill, after adding in the additional 20% (or more), exceeds the amount available on your Card, your transactions may be declined. Accordingly, you should ensure that your Card has an available balance that is 20% (or more) greater than your total bill before using your Card.
Scope of Communications to Be Provided in Electronic Form. When you use a product or service to which this Disclosure applies, you agree that we may provide you with any Communications in electronic format, and that we may discontinue sending paper Communications to you, unless and until you withdraw your consent as described below. Your consent to receive electronic Communications includes, but is not limited to:
- All legal and regulatory disclosures and communications associated with your Card Account and any related products or services
- Your Cardholder Agreement and any notices about a change in terms of your Cardholder Agreement
- Privacy policies and notices
- Error resolution policies and notices
- Responses to claims filed in connection with your Card Account
- Notices regarding insufficient funds or negative balances
Method of Providing Communications to You in Electronic Form. All Communications that we provide to you in electronic form will be provided either (1) via an email notice we send to you at the time the information is available, or (2) by posting such Communications in the mobile app, or (3) via optional text messages (SMS).
How to Withdraw Consent. You may withdraw your consent to receive Communications in electronic form at any time by calling the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686, or writing to the Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting help.movo.cash. If you do withdraw your consent, we will close your Card Account, except where prohibited by law. We will not impose any fee to process the withdrawal of your consent to receive electronic Communications. Any withdrawal of your consent to receive electronic Communications will be effective only after we have a reasonable period of time to process your request for withdrawal. In the meantime, you will continue to receive Communications in electronic form. If you withdraw your consent, the legal validity and enforceability of prior Communications delivered in electronic form will not be affected.
How to Update Your Records. It is your responsibility to provide us with a true, accurate and complete email address (if you have elected to receive email messages from us), your contact information and other information related to this Disclosure and your Card Account, and to maintain and update promptly any changes in this information. You can update information (such as your email address) through the mobile app or by calling the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686.
Hardware and Software Requirements. In order to access, view and retain Communications that we make available to you electronically, you must have:
- A smartphone that runs on Apple iOS version 7.0 or later or Google Android version 4.1 or later
- Internet access to your smartphone using a cellular data package or WiFi
- A personal email account with an Internet service provider and email software
- Sufficient electronic storage in the smartphone to install the mobile application
Requesting Paper Copies. We will not send you a paper copy of any Communication, unless you request it or we otherwise deem it appropriate to do so. You can obtain a paper copy of an electronic Communication by printing it yourself or by requesting that we mail you a paper copy, provided that such request is made within a reasonable time after we first provided the electronic Communication to you. To request a paper copy, call the Program Manager at the Customer Service telephone number (866) 533-6686, or write to the Program Manager at email@example.com. We may charge you a service charge for the delivery of paper copies of certain Communications provided to you electronically pursuant to this authorization. See the Schedule of Fees and Charges attached to this Agreement for details about this service charge. We reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to provide a paper (instead of electronic) copy of any Communication that you have authorized us to provide electronically.
Termination/Changes. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to discontinue the provision of your electronic Communications or to terminate or change the terms and conditions on which we provide electronic Communications. We will provide you with notice of any such termination or change as required by law.
WHAT DOES METROPOLITAN COMMERCIAL BANK DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?
|Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.|
|The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:
When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.
|All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers’ personal information; the reasons Metropolitan Commercial Bank chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.|
|Reasons we can share your personal information||Does Metropolitan Commercial Bank share?||Can you limit this sharing?|
|For our everyday business purposes such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or report to credit bureaus||Yes||No|
|For our marketing purposes to offer our products and services to you||Yes||No|
|For joint marketing with other financial companies||Yes||No|
|For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes information about your transactions and experiences||No||We don’t share|
|For our affiliates’ everyday business purposes information about your creditworthiness||No||We don’t share|
|For non-affiliates to market to you||No||We don’t share|
Call 1-866-363-8226 or visit www.metropolitanbankny.com
What We Do
|How does Metropolitan Commercial Bank protect my personal information?||To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings. We also maintain other physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect this information and we limit access to information to those employees for whom access is appropriate.|
|How does Metropolitan Commercial Bank collect my personal information?||We collect your personal information, for example, when you
We also collect your personal information from others, such as credit bureaus, affiliates or other companies.
|Why can’t I limit all sharing?||Federal law gives you the right to limit only:
State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.
|Affiliates||Companies related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies. Metropolitan Commercial Bank does not share with our Affiliates so they can market to you.|
|Non-affiliates||Companies not related by common ownership or control. They can be financial and non-financial companies. Metropolitan Commercial Bank does not share with non-affiliates so they can market to you.|
|Joint Marketing||A formal agreement between non-affiliated financial companies that together market financial products or services to you. Our joint marketing partners include credit card account companies.|
Other Important Information
|For Alaska, Illinois, Maryland and North Dakota Customers. We will not share personal information with nonaffiliates either for them to market to you or for joint marketing – without your authorization.
For California Customers. We will not share personal information with nonaffiliates either for them to market to you or for joint marketing – without your authorization. We also will limit our sharing of personal information about you with our affiliates to comply with all California privacy laws that apply to us.
For Massachusetts, Mississippi and New Jersey Customers. We will not share personal information from deposit or share relationships with nonaffiliates either for them to market to you or for joint marketing – without your authorization.
For Texas Customers. If you have a complaint, first contact the customer service division of Metropolitan Commercial Bank at 1-866-363-8226. If you still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company’s money transmission activity, please direct your complaint to Texas Department of Banking, 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78705, 1-877-276-5554 (toll free), www.dob.texas.gov.
For Vermont Customers. We will not share personal information with nonaffiliates either for them to market to you or for joint marketing without your authorization, and we will not share personal information with affiliates about your creditworthiness without your authorization.
Schedule of Fees and Charges
|Primary Card (virtual)||No fee|
|Physical Card||No fee|
|Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card (per card)||$1.00|
|Direct Deposit your paycheck or government benefits||No fee|
|Add cash at participating retail locations||No fee (third party fee may apply)|
|Add money from your bank account||No fee|
|Add money from a card (prepaid, debit or credit)||2.9% + $0.30 per transaction|
Send & Receive Money
|Send Money Person to Person||No fee|
|Receive Money Person to Person||No fee|
|Purchase Transactions – Domestic||No fee|
|Purchase Transactions – International||Up to 3% of the USD converted transaction amount|
|Purchase Transaction Decline||No fee|
|Bill Payment Transaction Fee||$0.75|
Get Cash with Physical Card*
|ATM Withdrawal – Domestic||$2.00 plus applicable ATM Surcharge Fee*(if Visa Plus Alliance Network ATM: No ATM Surcharge Fee)|
|ATM Withdrawal – International**||$2.00|
|ATM Balance Inquiry – Domestic||$1.00|
|ATM Balance Inquiry – International**||$2.00|
|ATM Decline – Domestic||$1.00|
|ATM Decline – International**||$2.00|
|Bank Teller Withdrawal||$3.00|
|Primary Card to Bank ACH Transfer||No fee|
|Physical Card Replacement||$7.00|
|ACH Return Fee||$15.00|
|ACH Decline Fee||$15.00|
|Fee for Check in the Amount of Card Account Balance Upon Card Cancellation||$2.50|
* If you use your physical Card to obtain cash at an ATM, you may be charged a separate surcharge fee by the ATM provider.
** Plus up to 3% of the USD converted withdrawal or fee amount.
Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card
Cards & Balance
|Maximum Cards (at any time)||1||N/A|
|Maximum Balance||$10,000 (including Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card Balances)||$4,000|
Load Options (to Primary Card Only)
|Direct Deposit – ACH (Daily):||$5,000||N/A|
|Direct Deposit – ACH (Daily Frequency):||5||N/A|
|Cash Load (Daily):||$4,000||N/A|
|Cash Load (Daily Frequency):||2||N/A|
|Cash Load (Monthly):||$8,000||N/A|
|Cash Load (Monthly Frequency):||10||N/A|
|Credit/Debit Card Load (Daily):||$300||N/A|
|Credit/Debit Card Load (Monthly):||$1,500||N/A|
|Credit/Debit Card Load (Monthly Frequency):||10||N/A|
|Bank to Card (Daily):||$1,000||N/A|
|Bank to Card (Monthly):||$4,000||N/A|
|Bank to Card (Monthly Frequency):||10||N/A|
Send and Receive Money from your Account
|Send money (Daily)||$1,000||N/A|
|Send money (Monthly)||$4,000||N/A|
|Transfer from Card to your bank (Daily):||$1,000||N/A|
|Transfer from Card to your bank (Monthly):||$4,000||N/A|
|Primary Card to Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card (Daily):||$4,000||N/A|
|Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card to Primary Card||N/A||Up to $4,000|
|Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card to Primary Card (frequency)||N/A||Unlimited|
|ATM Domestic (Daily):||$500||N/A|
|ATM Domestic (Monthly):||$4,000||N/A|
|ATM International (Daily):||$250||N/A|
|ATM International (Monthly):||$2,500||N/A|
|ATM Domestic/International (Daily Frequency):||5||N/A|
|Purchases Domestic (Daily):||$4,000 (including Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card Purchases)||$4,000 (including Primary Card Purchases)|
|Purchases International (Daily):||$1,000 (including Secondary Non-Reloadable Virtual Card Purchases)||$1,000 (including Primary Card Purchases)|
|Teller Cash Withdrawal (Daily):||$1,000||N/A|
|Bill Payments (Daily):||$5,000||N/A|
|Bill Payments (Monthly):||$10,000||N/A|
|Bill Payments (Daily Frequency):||3||N/A|