Deposit Account Agreement
(Consumer and Business Accounts)
General Agreement. The terms "You" and "your" refer to the depositor (whether joint or individual) and the terms "We," "Us," and "our" refer to State Farm Bank. You agree that at least one account owner is age 18 or older for each account that has been established. You understand that the following Agreement governs your account with Us, along with any other documents applicable to your account, including our Funds Availability Policy, Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement and Account Disclosure, which are incorporated herein by reference. You understand that your account is also governed by applicable law.
General rules. The following rules apply to your account:
- Deposits. Deposits may be made by mail at any time directed to the following address: State Farm Bank, F.S.B., P.O. Box 2316, Bloomington, IL 61702-2316. Deposits cannot be made in person or at any other address, including any office of a State Farm® agent. We are not responsible for transactions initiated by mail or left to be mailed at a State Farm agent's office until We actually receive and record them at the address listed above. You may also authorize Us to receive deposits for your Account by the means of electronic funds transfer services, including automated teller machines (ATMs), subject to the agreement for the use of such services. We may refuse to accept particular checks or similar instruments as a deposit to your account at our discretion. Cash should not be sent through the U.S. Mail. Any other item that You deposit will be handled by Us in accordance with our usual collection practices. If any item You deposit is returned unpaid, We have the right to debit your account for the amount of such item and adjust any related interest earned. You will, in any event, be liable to Us for the amount of any check or similar instrument You deposit to your account that is returned unpaid, plus our costs and expenses associated with collection of all or any part of such amount from You, including reasonable attorney fees. You understand You may not be able to withdraw funds until We have received final settlement for any item deposited. Any deposit made on Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, or after our cutoff hour on business days, will be credited to your account at the beginning of the next business day. Deposits may be subject to a service charge. Deposits to accounts shall be handled in accordance with our current Funds Availability Policy which will control when the banking day deposits are deemed received by Us and when they will be available for withdrawal.
Transactions may not be processed in the order in which they occur. The order in which transactions are processed and cleared can affect the total amount of Overdraft or Returned Item Fees incurred by You.
- Collection of Deposited Items. In receiving items for deposit or collection, We act only as your agent and assume no responsibility beyond the exercise of ordinary care. All items are credited, subject to final settlement, in cash or credits. We shall have the right to forward items to correspondents including all Federal Reserve Banks, and We shall not be liable for default or neglect of said correspondents for loss in transit, nor shall any correspondent be liable except for its own negligence. You specifically authorize Us or our correspondents to utilize Federal Reserve Banks to handle such items in accordance with provisions of Regulation J (12 CFR Part 210), as revised or amended from time to time by the Federal Reserve Board. In the event We are subject to local clearing house rules, You specifically authorize Us to handle such items in accordance with the rules and regulations of the clearing house. If We permit You to withdraw funds from your account before final settlement has been made for any deposited item, and final settlement is not made, We have the right to charge your account or obtain a refund from You. In addition, We may charge back any deposited item at any time before final settlement for whatever reason. We shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the exercise of these rights. Except as may be attributable to our lack of good faith or failure to exercise ordinary care, We will not be liable for dishonor resulting from any reversal of credit, return of deposited items, or for any damages resulting from any of those actions.
- Withdrawals. Deposits will be available for withdrawal consistent with the terms of our Funds Availability Policy. Withdrawals may be subject to a service charge.
- Withdrawal Notice Requirements. If your account is an interest bearing checking account, savings account, or Money Market Savings account, We have the right to require seven days prior written notice from You of your intent to withdraw any funds from your account.
- Setoffs and Indemnity. We may setoff funds in your account to pay any debt You may owe Us. If the account is held jointly, We may offset funds for the debt of any one of the joint owners. You agree to indemnify Us for any amounts which We expend in any action relating to your account. You agree to reimburse Us for any transfer made at your direction, in whatever capacity or name, which is subsequently found to have not been proper or authorized.
- Garnishments, Levies, and Attachments. We may use the funds in your account to satisfy a garnishment, levy, attachment, or other Legal Notice of any person named on the account. We may waive any objections, including paper service, in responding to such notices. If your account is restricted by a court order or spendthrift provision, We are not obligated to follow the restriction unless We have agreed to it in writing. Any expenses arising from attachment, garnishment or levy of your account will be your responsibility. If You would be assessed a penalty, charge or fee for withdrawing funds or closing your account at the time funds are remitted pursuant to an attachment, garnishment or levy of your account, such penalty, charge or fee will be assessed against your account as if You had voluntarily withdrawn the funds or closed your account.
- Dormant Accounts. Unclaimed or abandoned property must be escheated in accordance with the laws of each jurisdictional state. When property is escheated it is turned over to the jurisdictional state under the name of its owner. We may be required to escheat your account balance if there is no customer contact or transactional activity for a specific period of time (determined by each state) and We are unable to contact You at your address of record.
- Trust, Guardianship, Conservatorship, Estate or Custodial Accounts. You acknowledge that if your account is set up as a trust, guardianship, conservatorship, estate or custodial account of any kind or nature, it is your sole responsibility to determine the legal effects of opening and maintaining an account of this type. An individual(s) named on the account as primary owner(s) will be able to view information about the account online or request information concerning the account. At our request You will provide Us with a copy of the trust document or other instrument. By requesting such documentation We undertake no obligation to monitor or enforce the terms of the trust or other instrument. We are not acting as trustee or fiduciary in terms of the account. We are under no obligation to inquire as to your powers to act as trustee, guardian, conservator, administrator, custodian, or in any other fiduciary capacity for any funds held in that manner and bear no liability to any beneficiary or third party should You act outside your authority. Further, We may assume that the trust or other instrument is in full force and effect, that You are authorized to act in your stated capacity, and that your actions are in accordance with the provisions of the trust or other instrument. If more than one trustee, guardian, conservator, administrator, custodian or other type of fiduciary is named on the account, each such person is authorized to act individually and We may honor checks, withdrawals, orders or requests from any such person on the account, including requests to close the account, add individuals to the account or re-title the account in the name of any person(s).
If your account is a joint account it is your sole responsibility to determine the legal effects of opening an account of this type of ownership. All deposits held in a joint account are the property of the person(s) indicated on the account and We may release all or any part of the amount in the account to honor checks, withdrawals, orders or requests from any person named on the account, including requests to close the account, add individuals to the account or re-title the account in the name of any person(s). Any person named on the account is liable for the amount of any overdraft regardless of whether he or she signed the item or benefited from the proceeds of the item. Upon receiving written or verbal notice from any person named on the account, We may freeze the account. The account may be frozen until We receive written notice, signed by all parties named in the account, as to the disposition of funds. We may use the funds to satisfy a debt or judgment of any person named on the account if ordered to do so by a court of law.
If your account is opened as a joint account it is presumed to be a joint account with the right of survivorship and, therefore, on the death of one party named on the account all sums in the account vest in and belong to the surviving party(ies) as his or her separate property. We will not recognize any claims of the deceased depositor's estate or any provisions of deceased depositor's will. Payment of funds in the account to the surviving persons on the account shall constitute a full release and discharge of Us.
If the state law where You reside requires the offering of joint accounts without the right of survivorship, You can request to change your account ownership to a joint account without the right of survivorship. A joint account without the right of survivorship means that upon the death of a party to the account, the deceased party's ownership in the account passes as a part of the party's estate under the party's will, trust, or by intestacy. The deceased's ownership interest will be calculated by measuring the account balance immediately prior to death and dividing the account into equal shares amongst all joint owners. You, as a joint accountholder on such an account, are solely responsible for advising State Farm Bank of the death of any other accountholder on the account. If your failure to notify State Farm Bank in a timely manner results in insufficient funds remaining in the account to pass to the deceased party's estate You, as a surviving accountholder, will be liable to pay that amount to the estate. The equal share of the deceased will then pass as described above.
To request a change in ownership to a joint account without the right of survivorship, You must first provide your written request to State Farm Bank after the account is initially opened. Submit your written request to: State Farm Bank, F.S.B., P.O. Box 2316, Bloomington, IL 61702-2316. The ownership change will not be effective until State Farm Bank receives and approves new signed account documentation from all joint owners. This account election shall remain in effect until only one accountholder remains surviving on the account.
- Payable on Death Accounts. If your account is noted as a "Payable on Death" account, the owner(s) may change the named beneficiary(ies) at any time by written direction to Us. The owner(s) reserves the right to withdraw all or part of the deposit at any time. The beneficiary(ies) acquires the right to withdraw only if: (i) all of the owners die, and (ii) the beneficiary(ies) is then living. The beneficiary(ies) is only entitled to the amount that is in the account after all of the outstanding checks and debits have been paid or any right of setoff or other liability to Us has been satisfied. If two or more named beneficiaries survive the death of the owner(s), such beneficiaries will own the account in equal shares without right of survivorship.
- Custodial Accounts. Any custodial account will be maintained subject to the Illinois Uniform Transfers to Minors Act. The account must be opened in the name of a custodian. There may be only one custodian and one minor, or beneficiary, for each account. The funds held in the account are indefeasibly vested in the minor and are not subject to attachment, garnishment, levy or execution in the name of the custodian.
- Power of Attorney. If You wish to name another person to act as your attorney in fact or agent in connection with your account, We must approve the form of appointment. On request You will provide Us with a copy of the form of appointment. By requesting such documentation We undertake no obligation to monitor or enforce the terms of the form of appointment. Your attorney in fact or agent has full power and authority to take any action with respect to the account that You may take as the depositor. Further, We may assume the form of appointment remains in full force and effect unless We receive written notice from You directing otherwise. If more than one attorney in fact or agent is named on the form of appointment, each person on the account, including You, is authorized to act individually and We may honor checks, withdrawals, orders or requests from any such person on the account, including requests to close the account, add individuals to the account or re-title the account in the name of any person(s).
- Corporate, Partnership, and Other Organizational Accounts. You agree to supply Us with a separate authorization informing Us of the authorized signer(s), if requested to do so, and to provide any other related documents requested by Us. We undertake no obligation to monitor or enforce the terms of any documentation You provide Us other than the terms of the authorization informing Us of the authorized signer(s). Further, We may assume that the authorization and other documentation are in full force and effect, that those persons named in the authorization are authorized to act, and that their actions are done on behalf of the corporation, partnership or organization. If more than one person is named on the authorization, each person so named is authorized to act individually and We may honor checks, withdrawals, orders or requests from any such person, including requests to close the account or re-title the account in the name of any person(s).
- Fees, Service Charges, and Balance Requirements. You agree to pay Us and are responsible for any fees, charges, or balance/deposit requirements as provided in the Account Disclosure and the Pricing Schedule for Consumer and Business Deposit Accounts as amended from time to time.
- Amendments and Alterations. Notice will be given to You if We change the terms of this Agreement at any time by mailing notice to your address shown on our records, or by whatever notice requirements that may be authorized or required by law. Any attempted alteration or modification of this Agreement or the terms and conditions of your account(s) shall not be effective unless and until agreed to in writing by Us.
- Closing Account. We may close your account at any time, with or without cause, by sending You notice and a check for the balance in our possession to which You may be entitled. At our discretion, We have the authority to pay an otherwise properly payable check or other transaction, which is presented after the closing of your account and You will be responsible for any outstanding balance created by paying such item.
- Transfers and Assignments. You cannot assign or transfer any interest in your account unless We agree in writing.
- Effective Applicable Laws and Regulations. You understand that this Agreement is governed by federal law and by the laws of the state of Illinois to the extent that federal law is not controlling. Changes in these laws and regulations may modify the terms and conditions of your account(s). We do not have to notify You of these changes, unless required to do so by law.
- Payment of Interest. If your account is an interest bearing checking account, money market savings, savings account, or certificate of deposit account, interest will be calculated and paid in accordance with the Account Disclosure described in the Account Disclosures reference below, as amended from time to time.
- Checks. All negotiable paper (called "checks") presented for deposit must be in a format that can be processed and/or photographed. We may refuse to accept any check that does not meet this requirement. All endorsements placed on the reverse side on any check which You deposit to your account, must be placed so that they are on the left side of the check when looking at it from the front and must be placed so they do not go beyond an area located 1½ inches from the left edge of the check when looking at it from the front. We may refuse to accept any check that does not meet this requirement, and, if We do accept it, You will be completely responsible for any loss incurred by Us which is premised on an endorsement not meeting this requirement, including reasonable attorney fees. You will have the responsibility to make sure at the time You issue any check that the format is such that there will be no writing whatsoever on the reverse side of the check placed beyond an area located 1½ inches from the left edge of the check when looking at it from the front. You will be completely responsible for any loss incurred by Us which is premised on your violation of this requirement, including reasonable attorney fees.
- Nonsufficient Funds. If your account lacks sufficient collected funds to pay a check or preauthorized transfer presented for payment, We have the right to pay or return such transaction item, and may charge You a Non-Sufficient Funds Fee (Overdraft Fee or Returned Item Fee) as provided in the Pricing Schedule for Consumer & Business Deposit Accounts, which may be amended from time to time. An Overdraft Fee may be assessed if We pay an item when the account does not have sufficient funds. A Returned Item Fee may be assessed if We return an item unpaid, when the account does not have sufficient funds.
- Overdraft Protection. You can designate your State Farm Bank Checking, Interest Checking and Money Market Savings accounts for Overdraft Protection to prevent non-sufficient funds and charges to your accounts. An Account Holder may designate up to two Protecting Accounts, one to be designated as a Primary Protecting Account. The following State Farm Bank accounts can be designated as Protecting Account(s):
- Checking Account
- Interest Checking Account
- Money Market Savings Account
- Savings Account
- State Farm Visa® Credit Card — Processed as a cash advance
Overdraft Protection coverage applies to an item presented for payment on your account, such as a check You wrote, or an ACH You authorized a third party to initiate. Overdraft Protection does not apply to funds You instruct Us to send from your account, such as bill payment or electronic transfer which You initiate through our Online Bill Payment system or electronic banking tool. If your account lacks sufficient funds to pay an item presented for payment, and You have designated your account for Overdraft Protection, the Bank shall transfer in increments of $25 from a Protecting Account(s). The balance in the Protecting Account(s) must be sufficient to cover the amount of non-sufficient funds. If You file bankruptcy or there is a default on any State Farm Visa® Credit Card that You designated as a Protecting Account, all State Farm Visa® Credit Card(s) will be removed as a Protecting Account(s).
Transfers being made from a savings or money market savings account will be limited to the six debit transactions per month limitation prescribed by federal regulation. The number of transfers from a checking, interest checking or State Farm Visa credit card is unlimited.
An Overdraft Protection Transfer Fee will be assessed to the account funds are transferred to, as described in the Pricing Schedule for Consumer & Business Deposit Accounts. Transfers made from a State Farm Visa credit card will incur a cash advance transaction fee. In addition, the annual percentage rate for a cash advance will apply which can be significantly higher than the rate for purchases. See your credit card agreement for a complete schedule of terms and conditions.
- Stop payments. You may request that We stop payment on a check which You have written/authorized. The Stop Payment request must be provided to Us at a time and in a manner that gives Us a reasonable opportunity to act upon it. Stop Payment requests must precisely identify the check number, date, amount of the item, and payee. Stop Payments will be effective for 12 months or until We receive written notice from You directing otherwise and We have time to act upon such notice. You will be charged a fee for any Stop Payment You request unless otherwise agreed. You must examine your statements and paid items and give Us prompt notice of payment over a Stop Payment order. If You fail to notify Us within 12 months from receipt of the improperly paid item or the statement containing the debit entry for the item, You will have no claim against Us. We are not liable to You if We pay the identified item as long as We acted in good faith or exercised ordinary care. Any damages that You incur and which We may be liable for are limited to actual damages not to exceed the amount of the item. You also agree that if We return any other item drawn by You due to nonsufficient funds which situation is caused because We have paid an item upon which You had requested a Stop Payment, We will not be liable for such action. You understand that We may accept the Stop Payment request from any of the joint owners of the account regardless of who signed the check. A release of the Stop Payment order may be made only by the person who initiated the Stop Payment.
We may refuse to issue a Stop Payment on a check issued by Us or require that You indemnify Us for the amount of check. Checks issued by Us at your request are not subject to a Stop Payment request by You for a period of 90 days after the date the check was issued. A request to Stop Payment on a check issued by Us may only be made by the Payee of the check(s) or the person on whose behalf the check was issued. Checks issued by Us from a Joint account are not subject to a Stop Payment request from an owner on the account who is not the Payee or the party who requested the check be issued.
If You request a Stop Payment on a pre-authorized transfer, such Stop Payment will be handled in accordance with the provisions of our Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Customer Agreement Part II Pre-Authorized Electronic Funds Transfer, as amended from time to time.
- Statements. If your account is a Checking, Interest Checking, Money Market Savings, Savings, or Health Savings account, We will provide You with a periodic statement showing the account activity. If your account is a joint account, the person who receives the statement is the agent for all other persons on the account for purposes of receiving the statement. If You move or change your address We may require that You provide Us with written notice of such change. If You fail to notify Us of a change in address, You will be deemed to have received any statement mailed to the address listed on the account. You must notify Us within 60 days after We mail or otherwise make the statement available to You of any discrepancy(ies) in the statement. We may request that You provide Us with an affidavit or other written verification of the discrepancy(ies). If You fail to notify Us of a discrepancy(ies) within such time frame or refuse to provide Us with an affidavit or other written verification within 14 days of our request, You will have no claim against Us. However, if the discrepancy(ies) is the result of an electronic fund transfer, the provisions of our Electronic Funds Transfer Agreement will control its resolution. If You do not receive a statement from Us because You have failed to claim it or have supplied Us with an incorrect address, We may stop sending your statements until You specifically make written request that We resume sending your statements and You supply Us with a proper address.
- Check legends, stale, postdated, or overdraft checks. If You can write checks on your account, You agree not to postdate any check drawn on the account or include any check legend (restrictive language) on the check. We may pay any postdated check unless You have given Us written notice to our office mailing address of the postdating with the check number and dollar amount. The notice is effective for 12 months and must be received at such time and manner as to afford Us a reasonable opportunity to act on it. We are not liable to You for paying any stale, postdated, overdraft check or any check including any restrictive legend, and You agree to reimburse Us for any loss We might suffer as long as We acted in good faith or exercised ordinary care. Any damages that You incur and which We may be liable for are limited to actual damages not to exceed the amount of the check.
- Check safekeeping. If You can write checks on your account, checks will not be returned to You nor will images of the checks be included with our monthly statement. If You have online account access, images will be made available through your account, online, as soon as they are available to Us. You understand that the canceled checks may be retained by Us (or retained, stored or recorded in any other manner and by any other party permitted by law) and destroyed after a reasonable time period or as permitted by law. If for any reason We cannot provide You with a copy of a check, our liability will be limited to the lesser of the face amount of the check or the actual damages sustained by You.
- Account disclosures. If your account is considered a consumer account at the time You opened your account, You received a Disclosures and Customer Agreements and Pricing Schedule for Consumer & Business Deposit Accounts that provided all the fees and charges applicable to the account; how to obtain the interest rate and applicable Annual Percentage Yield; the minimum balance requirements; compounding and crediting of interest; and other pertinent information related to the account. The information found in the Disclosures and Customer Agreements and Pricing Schedule for Consumer and Business Deposit Accounts may change from time to time. If the fees, charges, minimum balance requirements, or other items change in a manner that would adversely affect You, We will provide You with written notice 30 days prior to the change.
- No waiver. You understand and agree that no delay or failure on our part to exercise any right, remedy, power or privilege available to Us under this Agreement shall affect or preclude our future exercise of that right, remedy, power, or privilege.
- Notice. Any notice to You may be sent to your last known address and shall be effective on the date mailed or the date set forth in the notice (if any). Any notice to Us required to be in writing shall be effective upon receipt by Us if received during business hours on a business day or the first business day following receipt if received on a Saturday, Sunday, Holiday, or after business hours on a business day.
- Reclassification. For regulatory and accounting purposes We may classify checking accounts as two sub-accounts: a checking sub-account and a savings sub-account. For interest bearing checking accounts, We calculate and pay interest at the same rate and in the same way on both sub-accounts. For non-interest bearing accounts, We do not pay interest on either sub-account. Subject to applicable law, We may transfer funds between these sub-accounts. We record the sub-accounts and any transfers between them on our internal accounting records only. The sub-accounts are subject to the same terms as the checking and savings accounts described in these Disclosures and Customer Agreements. This process will not affect the interest You may earn, FDIC insurance protection, or your monthly statement. Reclassification applies to our interest and non-interest bearing checking accounts located in the Account Disclosures herein.
Reservation of Right to Block or Refuse Transactions.
We reserve the right to block or refuse any transaction that is or may reasonably be considered to be in violation of any applicable law.
Business customers, please note: Transactions that are restricted under the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act are prohibited and will not be processed through our commercial accounts.
- Advice. Neither State Farm nor its agents provide tax or legal advice.
- CONSUMER REPORTING DISPUTES
- CHEXSYSTEMS REPORTING: State Farm Bank® may report information about your account to ChexSystems including negative information. Non-sufficient funds, multiple overdrafts, or suspicious activity on your account may be reflected in your ChexSystems report.
- DISPUTING ACCOUNT INFORMATION REPORTED TO CHEXSYSTEMS: We furnish information about your account to ChexSystems. You have the right to dispute the accuracy of the information reported by writing to us at: State Farm Bank, F.S.B., ATTN: Credit Reporting, P.O. Box 2313, Bloomington, IL 61702-2313.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT
State Farm Bank, F.S.B., Bloomington, Illinois ("Bank"), is a Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender. NMLS ID 139716. The other products offered by affiliate companies of State Farm Bank are not FDIC insured, not a State Farm Bank obligation or guaranteed by State Farm Bank, and may be subject to investment risk, including possible loss of principal invested. The Bank encourages any interested individual(s) to submit an application for any product(s) offered by the Bank. We also encourage you to obtain information regarding the Bank's underwriting standards for each type of credit or service offered by visiting statefarm.com® or by contacting the Bank at 877-SF4-BANK (877-734-2265). If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or do not use your voice to communicate, you may contact us via 711 or other relay services. To apply for a Bank product, you may also see your participating State Farm Agent.