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Disclosure and Account Agreement Terms to Establish an Account with MySavingsDirect

Information Applicable to both the MySavings Account and the MyTerm CERTIFICATE OF DEPOSIT ACCOUNT (Collectively, the "Account")

Applying for Or opening a new account

To help the government fight funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an Account. What this means for you: When you apply for an Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. In order to establish a MySavings Account, you must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. citizen or a Resident Alien with a valid social security number and have a residential address in the United States.

In this Disclosure, "you" or "your" refers to the person(s) subscribing to or using MySavingsDirect, "we", "us" or "our" refers to MySavingsDirect and any agent, independent contractor, designee, or assignee MySavingsDirect may, in its sole discretion, involve in the provision of MySavingsDirect.

Fees

There are no minimum balance fees associated with the Account, although depending on the type of account, certain penalties for premature withdrawal may be applicable.

Costs Associated with Ancillary Services

The following costs incurred for ancillary services apply and will be debited directly from your account:

Balance Confirmation Letter/Verification of Deposit.........................................$ 30.00

Additional Copies.......................................... ....................................................$ 5.00

Legal Fee (for processing Subpoenas, Levies, etc.)......................................$ 100.00

Abandoned Property

The Account will be considered inactive if for a number of years, in accordance with Applicable State Laws and/or Regulations, any of the following occurs, including, but not limited to:

  1. No deposit is made in the Account; or no withdrawal is made from the Account; or
  2. We do not receive any document indicating that someone who is entitled to the funds knows about the Account.

An Account determined to be inactive may be reinstated by the Bank, provided that the funds have not been escheated in accordance with Applicable Laws and Regulations.

Joint Accounts at MySavingsDirect

The following information is being furnished to you to inform you of some of the important rules governing Joint Deposit Accounts. The rules described below apply to a Joint Account opened at any bank in New York State, including a Joint Account opened with MySavingsDirect, except in those cases in which the Account contract specifies otherwise.

A Joint Account is an Account opened in the name of two persons, in form payable to either or the survivor of them. Deposits, and any additions or accruals to the Account, become the property of each person named on the Account, as joint tenants. The making of a deposit in such form creates a legal presumption that the depositors intended to create a joint tenancy and that ownership of the funds will pass to the survivor. The legal consequences of depositing funds in a Joint Account include the following:

  1. The Bank may release the entire Account or any portion of the Account to any one of the joint depositors during the lifetime of all of them;
  2. The Bank may honor withdrawal requests from any joint depositor during the lifetime of both of them;
  3. The Bank may be required by service of legal process, such as a court order or a notice of levy, to pay funds held in the Joint Account to satisfy a judgment entered against, or other valid debt incurred by, any joint depositor of the Account;
  4. The Bank may treat the Joint Account as the sole property of, and may honor withdrawal requests from, the survivor(s) after the death of any joint depositor(s); and
  5. The Bank shall not be liable to any joint depositor for continuing to honor withdrawal requests from any joint depositor on the Account unless the Bank receives prior written notice signed by a joint depositor not to pay or deliver any joint deposit or additions or accruals. After receipt by the Bank of such notice not to pay or deliver the joint depositor in accordance with the terms of the Joint Account, the Bank may require the prior written authorization of all the joint depositors for any further payments or deliveries from the Joint Account.

Beneficiary Accounts at MySavingsDirect

By establishing this account or later amending this account title to include a beneficiary, you agree to the following:

  1. This account is deemed to be a Totten Trust Account, as the same is defined under New York Law, i.e., a special form of account ownership that allows the account balance to pass automatically to a designated beneficiary immediately upon the account owner's death. This type of account is often called an "In-Trust-For" or "Payable-Upon-Death" account. All laws, rules and regulations applicable to revocable trust accounts and to Totten Trust Accounts as set forth under the New York Banking Law, New York Estate Powers and Trusts Law and the By-laws of the Bank, with all present and future amendments thereto are applicable to this account.
  2. As the owner(s) and named trustee(s) of this account, you direct that, while you are living, the funds should be paid from the account only upon your order.
  3. After your death, the Bank is hereby authorized and directed to pay the entire balance on deposit in the account to such beneficiary designated herein, so long as said beneficiary shall survive you. It is your intention that no portion of the balance on deposit shall be paid to your estate(s) after your death(s) if a beneficiary shall survive you and such balance on deposit shall be paid to such beneficiary as shall survive you in the manner set forth herein. Payment shall only be made upon compliance with the Bank's usual administration requirements. If said beneficiary survives you but dies before such payment is made, the Bank is authorized and directed to pay the share of such beneficiary to the legal representative of such beneficiary's estate, or to the spouse or children of the beneficiary if permitted by law. If the beneficiary, entitled to payment hereunder, is a minor at the time of your death(s), the Bank is authorized to (a) withhold payment of such minor's share and to pay the same when the Bank is presented satisfactory proof that the minor has reached majority age, which for the purposes of this designation is defined as twenty-one (21) years of age, (b) pay such minor's share to a duly appointed guardian of the property of such minor, or (c) if the funds are equal to or less than $10,000, pay such funds to the parent or parents of such minor to be held for his or her use and benefit. The receipt or acquaintance of the beneficiary, estate representative, legal guardian or parent and natural guardian to whom payment is made, shall be a valid and sufficient release and discharge of the said Bank of all liability.

    In consideration of the Bank's acceptance of this beneficiary designation, accountholder agrees to hold the Bank, its parent corporations, subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, officers, directors, agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assigns harmless from all actions, causes of action, suits, debts, costs or expenses of any nature whatsoever, accounts, bonds, bills, contracts, controversies, agreements, promises, variances, damages, judgments, executions, claims and demands whatsoever, in law or equity, known or unknown, fixed or contingent, which the accountholder and accountholder's agents, heirs, executors, administrators, successors and assignees ever had, now have or may hereafter have for, upon or by reason of any matter, cause or thing whatsoever with respect to the designation hereunder.

    The directions and agreements made herein shall bind your heirs, executors, administrators, legal representatives and assignees.

  4. Refusal to Permit Withdrawal

    The Bank may refuse to permit withdrawals in cases such as, but not limited to, the following:

    1. The Bank chooses to exercise its legal rights to require up to 60 days advance written notice of any intended withdrawal from this Account and the 60 days have not passed since we received the required notice from you;
    2. The withdrawal would consist of funds deposited in the form of a check or other instrument and is not yet available for withdrawal in accordance with the Bank's Funds Availability Schedule;
    3. There is a dispute about the Account - unless a court has ordered the Bank to permit the withdrawal;
    4. A court orders the Bank not to permit the withdrawal;
    5. The withdrawal would consist of funds the Bank has transferred out of the Account to pay an overdue debt to the Bank;
    6. The withdrawal would consist of funds the Bank has been ordered to pay or hold for a creditor other than the Bank;
    7. Someone in whose name the Account is opened requests the Bank not to permit the withdrawal; or
    8. An equipment problem or Act of God, including, but not limited to, war, strike, act of terrorism which prevents the Bank from determining the availability of funds.

    Account Closure

    MySavingsDirect is authorized in its sole discretion to close your account with or without cause.

    General Information

    By opening this Account with MySavingsDirect in Ossining, New York, the customer(s) agree to be subject to the terms of the Agreement and all other applicable terms and rules and regulations of the Bank, of the New York State Banking Board, the New York State Superintendent of Banks and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and amendments thereto.

    The Account relationship established herein shall be governed by the Law of the State of New York without regard to the conflicts of law provisions thereof. In establishing an Account herein, the depositor agrees that the United States courts sitting in the State of New York shall have jurisdiction over it, and that the venue of any such action shall be the Southern district of New York. By opening this Account, the depositor hereby waives any objection to such jurisdiction and venue.

    MySavingsDirect's MySavings Account Agreement

    Account Opening

    Your MySavings Account ("Account") can be opened by authorizing us to transfer funds electronically which then will be processed through an Automated Clearing House ("ACH") entry from a transaction Account designated by you at an external financial institution (the "External Account") or by completing an online application and sending your personal check by mail. A $1.00 or greater initial deposit is required to establish an Account, however, thereafter no minimum deposit is required to maintain an account. Your Account will then be linked to the External Account that is used to make your initial deposit so you can make future debits and credits to your Account in accordance with the provisions herein. The External Account must be a U.S. transaction account, i.e., a personal checking account at a bank branch in the United States. We may take additional steps to verify ownership of the External Account. Such steps may include, but are not limited to, requesting a voided check, a cancelled check, a copy of a recent account statement, or confirming a trial deposit amount. You authorize us to make two small deposits (less than one dollar) and matching withdrawals from the External Account so that we may verify ownership of the External Account by asking you to confirm these amounts. The amount that you designate as your initial funding will be debited via ACH on the business day following the acceptance of your application. Your opening deposit amount will not be available to you for five (5) business days after you charge the External Account (ten (10) days if funding by check).

    Additional External Funding Accounts

    At the present time, no sooner than 60 days after the establishment of your MySavingsDirect savings account, a second external account can be added. As with the initial (first) external funding account, the name on the accounts must be the same as your MySavings Account. We can only accept your personal checking accounts as linked accounts. Add the new funding account information in the Funding section under the Accounts section. Once completed, mail the voided check with your MySavingsDirect account number written in the memo portion of the check and a signed Account Verification Authorization Form to MySavingsDirect, Attn: Account Fulfillment, 13 Croton Avenue, Ossining, NY 10562. The Account Verification Authorization Form must accompany the voided check in order for us to process your request. Faxes will not be accepted. Upon receipt of the voided check and verification authorization form and successful confirmation of account ownership, two small deposits will be transmitted to the new linked account. You will need to verify these amounts as you did for your initial funding account in order for the new link to be activated.

    Interest and Interest Rate Related Information

    Rate Information: The current Annual Percentage Yield ("APY") paid on this Account is available on the MySavingsDirect website (MySavingsDirect.com) and in additional disclosures that you will receive from the Bank from time to time. The Bank, at its sole discretion, may change the APY and interest rate on the Account at any time.

    Compounding And Crediting Of Interest: Interest will be compounded on a daily basis and credited to your Account on the last day of the month. The balance on which interest is computed for your Account is determined by the daily balance method, which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the Account. If you close your Account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest.

    Deposits and Accrual

    Deposits may be made at any time to your MySavings Account by electronic funds transfer from the External Account via an ACH entry by visiting our Web site. We reserve the right to return any deposit to you that causes the combined balance of all your Accounts with us (including any joint Accounts) to exceed $2,000,000. All deposits will be credited to the Account and begin accruing interest on the business day of deposit. The initial ACH deposit made to establish your Account will not be available to you for five (5) business days. ACH deposits other than your initial deposit will not be available to you for five (5) business days. The initial deposit by check made to establish your account will not be available to you for ten (10) business days. Check deposits other than your initial deposit will not be available to you for five (5) business days. Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays are not considered business days.

    Withdrawing Funds and Limitations

    You may make a withdrawal from your Account through electronic funds transfer to the External Account by logging on to our Web site. You may not withdraw funds by any other means. Amounts withdrawn from an Account will be deducted from the Account balance and cease accruing interest on the business day of the withdrawal. Saturdays, Sundays, and Legal Holidays are not considered business days. Under certain limited circumstances, MySavingsDirect, in its sole discretion, may allow non-ACH outgoing domestic wire transfers to the External Account. The term "domestic wire transfer" means a transfer of funds from MySavingsDirect to the External Bank within the United States by means of Federal Reserve FEDWIRE or other means. As a security procedure, before carrying out the wire instructions, the Bank may elicit certain identifying information from the Depositor; that is, ask test questions, which it will compare to its records. By agreeing to this disclosure, you agree that these security measures are commercially reasonable. Based upon your response to the test questions, the Bank may, at its sole discretion, either make the transfer or decline to make the transfer. In either event, the Bank shall not be liable to you for any direct and/or indirect losses, including consequential, punitive, or exemplary damages in any amount, provided it has acted in good faith. In no event shall the Bank be responsible for any loss, claim, liability, damage or other amount arising in any way from any error, failure, or delay, the performance of any of the Bank's obligations or those of the receiving institutions caused by natural disaster, fire, war, strike, civil unrest, error in or inoperability of communication equipment or lines, or any other circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the Bank. You may ask the Bank to amend or cancel any transfer or related instructions, and the Bank will use its best efforts to comply with such request if the request is made at a time and in a manner which gives the Bank a reasonable opportunity to act on the request before it makes the transfer or carries out the instruction as the Depositor originally requested. If the transfer is canceled, the Bank will refund the amount of the wire to the depositor, less any expenses incurred by the cancellation, by making a deposit of the net amount to his or her account. As an inducement to having the Bank undertake the requested wire transfer, you, your heirs, executors, legal representatives and assigns hereby agree to indemnify and hold the Bank harmless against any and all claims that may arise against the Bank by reason of the Bank having undertaken the requested wire transfer. Such outgoing wire transfers are subject to a $30.00 fee.

    Statement

    Your monthly statements, which include all of your transactions, are displayed in an electronic format. Statements are maintained for 24 months.

    Electronic Funds Transfer Information

    Types of Transfers: Pre-authorized transfers arranged with MySavingsDirect, i.e., to and from your External Account are the only type of electronic funds transfers that are available to you in connection with your MySavings Account. Please note, it may take between two (2) to four (4) business days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, to complete a transfer between accounts.

    By using any available payment or funds transfer service, you warrant that you are an authorized party on the Account from which the funds are being drawn to make such payment or transfer.

    Federal regulations require that no more than six (6) transfers per statement cycle may be made to (1) an account at another bank or financial institution, including your External Account, (2) to another MySavingsDirect account or (3) to a third party by means of a preauthorized or automatic electronic transfer. We reserve the right to close your Account for violation of the above restriction.

    Pre-Authorized Credits

    The MySavingsDirect Routing and Transit number is 226070403. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your Account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, you can call us at or view online to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.

    Editing and/or Stopping Payment on an Scheduled Transfer

    You may edit a scheduled transfer by logging into your Account by 5:00 PM EST at least one business day prior to the scheduled date of transfer and editing such transfer using the "Transfer Function".

    Similarly, you can stop an automatic withdrawal that you have set up to be deducted from your Account by logging into your Account by 5:00 PM EST at least one business day prior to the scheduled date of transfer and editing such transfer using the "Transfer Function".

    In Case of Errors or Questions About Your Electronic Transfers

    Telephone us at 877-752-1919,
    or write to us at

    Error Resolution,
    MySavingsDirect,
    13 Croton Avenue
    Ossining, NY 10562

    as soon as you can if you think your statement is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.

    1. Tell us your name and Account number.
    2. Describe the error or the transfer you are unsure about, and explain as clearly as you can why you believe it is an error or why you need more information.
    3. Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error. If you tell us verbally, we may require you to 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 provisionally 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. 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.

    Liability for Failure to Complete Transfers

    If we do not complete a transfer to or from your Account on time or in the correct amount according to our Agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages up to the amount of the transfer. However, there are some exceptions. We will NOT be liable: (i) if, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your Account to make the transfer; (ii) if circumstances beyond our control (such as fire or flood) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken; or (iii) for any other reason stated elsewhere in this Agreement. If we are ever obligated by law to pay interest on the amount of a transfer, you will be paid interest on a daily basis equal to the current interest rate that is otherwise applicable to the Account from which the funds transfer should have occurred. In the event we are ever liable to you for damages due to a transfer, your damages will be limited to actual damages only. We will not be responsible for incidental or consequential damages, court costs or attorneys' fees.

    "MyTerm" Certificate of Deposit Account Agreement

    Account Opening

    Your Certificate of Deposit Account (CD Account) can be opened by authorizing us to transfer funds from your existing MySavings Account or your External Account currently linked to your MySavings Account. You may also fund your CD Account by mailing in a check from a personal checking account that is not linked to your MySavings Account. By applying for this CD you authorize MySavingsDirect to transfer the funds from your MySavings Account, External Account or your personal checking account, as applicable, to the MyTerm CD Account.

    Interest and Interest Rate Related Information

    The Annual Percentage Yield ("APY") in effect on the day you apply for a CD Account is available on the MySavingsDirect website (MySavingsDirect.com). The APY assumes interest will remain on deposit until maturity of the CD Account. A withdrawal of interest prior to maturity will reduce earnings. Please note, that due to market conditions, the APY and interest rate may no longer be in effect by the time the funding for your account is completed.

    Minimum Balance Requirements

    A $1,000 minimum balance is required to establish a CD Account and to earn the APY disclosed.

    Compounding and Crediting of Interest

    Interest will be compounded on a daily basis and credited to your CD Account on the last day of the month and at maturity. The balance on which interest is computed for your CD Account is determined by the daily balance method which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account.

    Deposits and Interest Accrual

    The opening deposit for the CD Account will be made by a transfer from your MySavings Account or your linked external funding account. The opening deposit will be credited and begin accruing interest on the business day of deposit. Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays are not considered business days.

    Transaction Limitations, Early Withdrawal Penalties and Interest Withdrawal

    Additional deposits to the CD Account are not permitted during the term of the CD Account. Additional deposits will only be permitted on the maturity date at which time they become part of the principal of the CD Account. Any withdrawals may only be credited to your MySavings Account.

    Principal or any part thereof may not be withdrawn from the CD Account prior to maturity without the consent of the Bank. If the Bank consents to a withdrawal of principal prior to the maturity date we will impose an early withdrawal penalty. An early withdrawal penalty will not be imposed if the early withdrawal is made after someone in whose name the account is opened dies or is declared mentally incompetent. The maximum penalty imposed will be:

    • For an account with a term of less than one year, the penalty will be an amount equal to 90 days interest (whether earned or not) and calculated at the contract rate on the principal amount.
    • For an account with a term of one year or more, the penalty will be an amount equal to 180 days interest (whether earned or not) and calculated at the contract rate on the principal amount.

    Note that credited interest can be transferred, without penalty, before maturity to your MySavings Account. For such request please contact our Customer Service Department.

    Automatic Renewal Policy

    The CD Account will automatically renew at maturity. On the initial maturity date, we will treat the amount then in the CD Account (including interest credited to the account and not withdrawn) as deposited in a CD Account with the same term at the rate we are then offering for that term. On each subsequent maturity date, we will do the same thing with the amount then in the CD Account (including interest credited to the account and not withdrawn). Any new maturity date will be for a term identical with the previous term except as follows:

    1. If we are not offering CD Accounts for that term, the new maturity date will be determined using the nearest period of time for which we are then offering CD Accounts, but in no event will the term be more than 18 months longer than the term of the original account. Should your CD Account mature on a Saturday, Sunday or Legal Holiday, the maturity date will fall on the next business day and interest will be earned on the account until then;
    2. During the period from one maturity date to the next, interest earned on funds in the CD Account will be computed at the rate then being offered by the Bank for that type of CD Account;
    3. We will not treat the amount then in the CD Account (including interest credited to the account) as a Renewed CD Account if, on or before the Maturity Date:
      1. the CD Account is closed;
      2. the balance is less than the minimum we then require to be deposited to open a CD Account for the same term;
      3. we receive from someone entitled to funds in the account notice that we are not to renew the CD Account; or
      4. we give someone in whose name the CD Account is opened at least 30 days notice that we will not renew the account.

    Grace Period

    There will be a 10 calendar day grace period, from the date your CD Account is automatically renewed, in which you can close your CD Account without being assessed a penalty. If you choose to close your CD Account during this period, please contact our Customer Service Department. Note that if you direct us to close your account, no interest will be earned during this grace period.

    Notice of Maturity Date

    A written notice that your CD Account is maturing will be sent to you no less than 14 days prior to maturity.

    Statement
    Your monthly statements, which include all of your transactions, are displayed in an electronic format. Statements are maintained for 24 months.

For more information, please call 877-752-1919 or email us at MSDCustomerService@MySavingsDirect.com.
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