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Member's Disclosure Statement


IN THESE AGREEMENTS, THE WORDS “I,” “ME,” “MY,” AND “MINE” WILL MEAN ALL PERSONS WHO COMPLETED A “CREDIT APPLICATION FOR ALL CREDIT,” ENDORSED THE LOAN PROCEEDS CHECK, OR MADE USE OF THE LOAN PROCEEDS. THE WORDS “YOU,” “YOUR,” AND “YOURS” WILL MEAN THE CREDIT UNION.

Multi-Featured Loan Agreement


1. Advances:  You will make loan advances to me. I understand that all advances must be made for good purposes. Advances shall be made at my request by means of check, loan draft, electronic transfer, deposit to my checking account, or other account designated by me.


2.  Credit Limits:  Advances against my Instant Cash Loan Account will at no time, in total, exceed the limit as set forth to me. Advances on secured loans will depend on the value of security offered at the time of each advance.


3.  Payments:  The minimum monthly payment on all Instant Cash Loan Advances is 3% of the balance outstanding after each advance, but at no time will the minimum payment be less than $20.00. The minimum monthly payment and the due date on all other loan advances will be set and disclosed to me at the time each advance is made on the Loan Advance Request Voucher. The payment amount will not change until a subsequent advance is taken unless I request additional advances or fail to keep my agreement. The minimum monthly payment will be increased by any balance outstanding in excess of my credit limit. If I send an amount greater than my minimum monthly payment, you will automatically advance my next payment due date by the number of whole monthly payments satisfied by the extra funds. Each payment is applied first to unpaid late fees and charges, then to the accrued interest due on the loan and the remaining amount is applied to the principal balance. Payments cannot be applied to future interest because interest accrues under the formula disclosed below under “Computation of Finance Charges.” I may pay the credit balance in full or in part at any time without penalty. Any payment that (A) delays or (B) accelerates the reduction of my account balance will (A) increase or (B) decrease the total interest cost on my account.


I understand that payroll deductions are NOT a condition of this loan. If the payroll deduction is not received in time to make a loan payment, or if the payroll deduction is insufficient to make a full payment, I understand that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to make the loan payment each month when payment is due.


4.  Computation of Finance Charge: The unpaid principal balance for each day is multiplied by the Daily Periodic Rate to determine the FINANCE CHARGE for that day. The sum of these daily charges is the FINANCE CHARGE I will pay. The unpaid principal balance is that balance which is in my account at the close of business after all transactions, including payments and new borrowings, have been entered. FINANCE CHARGES will be imposed from the date of disbursement. There is no grace period.


Finance Charges on Instant Cash Loan Advances will be computed at the Daily Periodic Rate disclosed in the Account-Opening Disclosure Statement in effect on the date of each advance, which may be different than the rate described in this Agreement. The Finance Charges on all other loan advances will be computed on the Daily Periodic Rate disclosed in the applicable Loan Advance Request Voucher.


5.  Credit Insurance:  Credit Life or Credit Disability Insurance is not required as a condition of credit. If I choose voluntary Credit Life and/or Credit Disability Insurance, the premiums for such coverage will be added to my outstanding balance. If I do not make any payment when due, you may at your option, cancel such coverage. You may also have the option of paying the insurance premiums and adding them to my outstanding balance where they will be subject to the annual percentage rate disclosed.


6.  Late Charges:  If any loan payment that is received seven (7) or more days past the due date, I agree to pay a late charge of $25.00. In any event, interest is charged for each day a balance is outstanding.


7.  Other Charges:  I understand the Instant Cash Credit Agreement is subject to a $5.00 fee for a transfer of funds to cover an overdraft check. (Optional - charged only if I elect to receive a paper notice.)


8.  Default:  I will be in default if I fail to make any payment when due, fail to keep or perform any promise made to you or agreement with you, if any information I have furnished proves to have been false, if I die, become insolvent or file a bankruptcy case, or if a third party tries by legal process to take any of my property or money. If I am in default then you may, at your option, and without notice to me, declare this account to be immediately due and payable. I must pay to you at that time the total unpaid balance, as well as the Finance Charge to date. I further agree to pay your costs of collection, including reasonable attorney’s fees. The Finance Charges as described in paragraph 4 of this Agreement shall be payable before and after any breach of the Agreement.


9.  Special Default Rate:  I understand and agree that my failure, or the failure of a third party, to properly secure or to cooperate with you to properly secure a first priority security interest in collateral I have pledged, or which a third party has pledged for my benefit, for an advance under this Agreement within twenty (20) days of such advance shall result in an ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE of 18% being charged to the total outstanding balance for that advance. In the event I, or a third party, subsequently produce evidence acceptable to you that a lien has been placed providing the Credit Union with a first priority security interest in the collateral pledged for the advance you will reinstate the initial Annual Percentage Rate.


10.  Borrower Responsibility:  I promise to notify you of any change in my name, address, or employment. I promise not to apply for a loan or to request an advance under an existing credit line if I know there is a reasonable probability that I will be unable to repay my obligation according to the terms of the credit extension. I promise to inform you of any new information which relates to my ability to repay my obligation. I promise not to submit false or inaccurate information or willfully conceal information regarding my credit worthiness, credit standing or credit capacity.


11.  General Pledge of Shares:  I pledge my shares and deposits in the Credit Union as security for every advance under this Agreement. In case I default, you may apply these shares and deposits to the payment of all sums due at the time of default, including costs of collection and reasonable attorney’s fees. However, I retain full access to any and all shares on deposit not specifically pledged as collateral. No lien or right to impress a lien on shares and deposits shall apply to any of my shares which may be held in an “Individual Retirement Account” (IRA).


12.  Termination:  I understand that you may terminate this Agreement under any of the following conditions: (1) Upon adverse re-evaluation of my credit worthiness; (2) If I should fail to meet the terms of this Agreement; and (3) At my option, or your option, with good cause and upon written notice. I understand that termination will not affect my obligation to pay the balance outstanding incurred prior to the notice.


13.  Checking Overdraft Authorization:  The checking account mentioned in this section may also be governed by another agreement between you and me. If this Agreement conflicts with any of the provisions governing the checking account, the provisions of this Agreement shall control. If I have a checking account with you, I agree that whenever I (or anyone authorized to sign on my checking account) write a check which when posted to my checking account exceeds the balance in the account by one cent or more, the check shall constitute a request for an advance against my Instant Cash Loan Account in increments of $100.00 which will be sufficient to permit the Credit Union to pay such check. Any advances so made shall be subjected to the terms of this Agreement. The amount of any advance approved by you shall be credited to my checking account as a deposit. These provisions also apply should I overdraw my checking account by means of an Automated Teller Machine or other electronic means. Deposits to my checking account made after a loan advance are not automatically credited back to my loan.


14.  Additional Provisions:  (1) I agree to provide you with a current financial statement if you so request and understand that no advance will be made until you have reviewed that financial statement.


(2) Each provision of this Agreement must be considered as part of the total Agreement, and cannot in any way be severed from it. However, I also agree that should any part of this Agreement be found invalid, it will in no way affect the remainder of this Agreement.


(3) I acknowledge that I have received a copy of this Agreement, and that I have fully read and understand all its terms and conditions.


(4) I understand and agree that collateral securing other loans with you, other than real estate that is my primary residence and household goods will also secure loans made under this Agreement.


(5) I agree that you may change any term or condition of this Agreement at any time, and that you will provide me with written notice of that change as required by law.


Security Agreement


1. I hereby grant to you a security interest according to the provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code in any property pledged as collateral under this Agreement as described on my Loan Advance Request Voucher or Account-Opening Disclosure Statement. Unless it is household goods, as that term is defined in the Credit Practices Rule, or real estate that is my primary residence, this collateral also secures any other obligation I owe to you, regardless when such obligations are or were incurred. In addition, unless it is household goods, as that term is defined in the Credit Practices Rule, or real estate that is my primary residence, any property securing other loans I have with you will also secure advances made under this Agreement.


2. The collateral will be kept at the address shown on my application and I will not change the location of, sell, or transfer the collateral unless I have your prior written consent.


3. I promise that I own the collateral and that no one else has any interest in it or claim against it. I agree not to sell or lease the collateral or to give it as collateral to anyone until the advance secured by the collateral has been paid.


4. I will pay all taxes, assessments, and liens against or attached to the collateral and I further agree to keep it in good condition and housed in a suitable shelter. I agree to execute financing statements and security agreement amendments at your request and will defend the property against adverse third party claims. I will not remove the collateral from the state of my residence as shown on my application unless I have your permission.


5. I will maintain insurance against loss by Fire, Theft, or Collision and Comprehensive Coverage on motor vehicles or other property in which you have a security interest. This insurance may be obtained from any insurance broker of my choice. This insurance will be in a form and an amount satisfactory to you. I will supply you with proof of such insurance and have you named as loss payee until all sums owed to you and secured by this property are repaid. If I fail to maintain such insurance, you may, but are not required to, obtain insurance of your own and the cost of such insurance may be added to my account. At your option, the cost of such insurance shall be paid on demand or paid by way of increased payments over the term of the insurance policy. This cost may bear interest at the contract rate until paid. I further assign to you the right to receive the proceeds of any insurance on such property, and direct any insurer to pay those proceeds directly to you. I authorize you to increase my payroll deduction to cover the cost of insurance if necessary. I authorize you to endorse any check or draft provided as the proceeds of such insurance, and apply those proceeds to the sums owed to you. I further authorize you to provide your insurance service center with the necessary information for verification of adequate coverage. I acknowledge that insurance, or any extension thereof, placed by you is without benefit to me individually but is primarily for your protection.


6. You may meet all requirements for sending me a notice of any kind if you send it to me by means of United States mail, at my last given address.


7. Any additional advances made to me for the payment of taxes or assessments or liens of any kind, or premiums on authorized insurance and interest owing thereon shall also be secured by this Agreement.


8. In return for the sums advanced, I grant you the authority to repossess and sell the collateral should I default in making my payments, or should I fail to discharge any liability I may have under this Agreement, or should any statement I have made to you prove false. In such case, you or your authorized representatives may enter the premises where the collateral is kept and take possession, without being liable for trespass and without legal process.


9. Unless I default, I may keep possession of the property (collateral) described and use it in any lawful manner consistent with this Agreement or with the insurance policy on the collateral. I understand that you have certain rights and legal remedies available to you under the Uniform Commercial Code and other applicable laws, and that you may use these rights to enforce payment if I default. In that event, I will at your request, assemble the property (collateral) and make it available to you at a place of your choosing. If you decide to waive any default, it will not constitute waiver of any other subsequent defaults.


10. You are hereby appointed as my irrevocable Attorney-In-Fact, coupled with an interest, to perform any acts which you feel are necessary to protect the collateral and the security interest which this Agreement creates.


11. If there is more than one borrower, our obligations under this Agreement are joint and several, each being equally responsible to fulfill the terms of this Agreement.


12. Should you feel at any time the security presented has diminished in value, or for any other reason feel that additional security is required, I agree to assign to you within ten (10) days whatever additional security you feel is necessary to protect yourself against possible loss.


13. I acknowledge that I have received a copy of the Security Agreement, that I have fully read, understand and agree to be bound by all its terms and conditions.



Change of Terms


You may change any term or condition of this Agreement at any time. Unless otherwise required by law to provide me with an advance notice of such change you will provide me with notice of the change in a manner we deem appropriate.


Revised 02/12



This disclosure contains important information about our home equity line-of-credit—Real Estate Secured “Prime Advantage” Equity Loan Plan. You should read it carefully and keep a copy for your records.

Availability of Terms


All of the terms described below are subject to change. If these terms change (other than the ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE due to fluctuations in the index) and you decide, as a result, to not enter into an agreement with us, you are entitled to a refund of any fees that you paid in connection with your application.

Security Interest


We will take a mortgage on your home. You could lose your home if you do not meet the obligations in your agreement with us.

Possible Actions


We can amend your line-of-credit plan and implement certain changes as specified in the Prime Advantage Equity Loan Plan Agreement. You may receive from us, upon request, information about the conditions under which such changes may occur. We can terminate your line-of-credit, require you to pay us the entire outstanding balance in one payment, and charge you certain fees if:
 

(1) You engage in fraud or material misrepresentation in connection with the line-of-credit;

(2) You do not meet repayment terms; or

(3) Your action or inaction adversely affects the collateral or our rights in the collateral.

We can refuse to make additional extensions of credit or reduce your credit limit if:

(1) The value of the dwelling securing the line-of-credit declines significantly below its appraised value for purposes of the credit line;

(2) We reasonably believe that you will not be able to meet the repayment requirements due to a material change in your financial circumstances;

(3) You are in default of a material obligation in the agreement;

(4) Government action prevents us from imposing the annual percentage rate provided or impairs our security interest such that the value of the interest is less than 120% of the credit line;

(5) A regulatory agency has notified us that continued advances will constitute an unsafe and unsound practice; or

(6) The maximum annual percentage rate is reached.


Minimum Payment Requirements


You can obtain advances of credit for 10 years (the "draw period"). During that period payments will be due monthly. Your minimum payment will be equal to 1.50 percent of the "new balance," rounded up to the nearest whole ten dollars, but not less than $20.00. The payment will not change until a subsequent advance is taken. After the draw period ends, you will no longer be able to obtain credit advances and must pay the outstanding balance over 5 years (the "repayment period"). Payments during the repayment period are calculated in the same way as during the draw period. The minimum monthly payment may not pay all of the principal. You will then be required to pay the entire remaining balance in a single "balloon" payment at the end of the repayment period.

Minimum Payment Example


If you took a single $10,000.00 advance and the ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE was 4.00% it would take 6 years and 4 months to pay off the advance if you made only the minimum payments of $150.00 per month until the final payment, which would be $78.79.

Fees and Charges


In most cases there are no closing costs* in setting up your Prime Advantage home equity loan. Should you stop payment on a loan check or electronic request drawn on your Prime Advantage loan account, a Stop Payment fee of $20.00 will apply. A Late Fee of $35.00 will apply if your payment is received 7 days or more after the due date. A Non-Sufficient Funds Fee of $25.00 will apply should a check overdraft or electronic loan request exceed your credit limit. The Prime Advantage Platinum Visa Credit Card has a transaction fee for purchases and cash advances equal to 1% of the transaction for International transactions.

You may also be required to pay certain fees to third parties to open this line-of-credit. These fees generally total between $250 and $500. Upon your request, we will provide an itemization of the fees you will have to pay to a third party. Also, you must carry insurance on the property that secures the line-of-credit.

*Bridge loans and out-of-state home equity loan fees may apply.

Tax Deductibility


You should consult a tax adviser regarding the deductibility of interest and charges for the line-of-credit.

Minimum Draw Requirement


The minimum credit advance that you can receive is $250. Your total loan balance cannot exceed your credit limit as established by us.

Variable Rate Information


The line-of-credit has a variable-rate feature, and the ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE (corresponding to the daily periodic rate) can change as a result. The ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE includes only interest and no other costs. The ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE is based on the value of an index and your credit score. The index is the Prime Rate published in the Wall Street Journal. To determine the ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE that will apply to your credit line, we subtract or add a margin to the value of the index.

Upon your request, we will provide you with the current index value, margin and ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE. If you open a credit line, ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE information will be provided on periodic statements that we will send you.

Rate Changes


The ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE can change monthly. The maximum ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE that can apply is 18% APR (the "cap"). There is no limit on the amount by which the rate can change during any one year period.

Maximum Rate and Payment Example


If you had an outstanding balance of $10,000, the minimum monthly payment at the maximum ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE of 18% APR would be $150.00. This maximum ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE could be imposed within the first month if the index and/or margin increase sufficiently.

Historical Example


The following tables show how the ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE for a single $10,000 credit advance would have changed based on changes in the index over the last 15 years. The values are from January 1 of each year. The values shown in the following tables are for Tier 1 rated members with a credit score of 720 or above.

The tables assume that no additional credit advances were taken, that only the minimum payments were made each month, and that the rate remained constant during each year. It does not necessarily indicate how the index or ANNUAL PERCENTAGE RATE will change in the future. Rate information will be provided on or with each periodic statement you receive from us.

Minimum Monthly Payment 70% LTV

 Year*

Index (%) 

Up to 70% Margin** 

Up to 70% APR (%) 

Minimum Payment ($)*** 

1999 

7.75 

-.25 

7.50

150 

2000 

8.50 

-.25 

8.25

150 

2001 

9.50 

-.25 

9.25

150 

2002 

4.75 

-.25 

4.50

150 

2003

4.25 

-.25 

4.00**** 

150 

2004 

4.00 

-.25 

4.00**** 

150 

2005 

5.25 

-.25 

5.00

150

2006

7.00

-.25

6.75

150

2007

8.25

-.25

8.00

150

2008

7.25

-.25

7.00

150

2009

3.25

-.25

4.00****

150

2010

3.25

-.25

4.00****

150

2011

3.25

-.25

4.00****

150

2012

3.25

-.25

4.00****

150

2013

3.25

-.25

4.00****

150

 

Minimum Monthly Payment 80% LTV

 Year*

Index (%) 

Up to 80% Margin** 

Up to 80% APR (%) 

Minimum Payment ($)*** 

1999 

7.75 

+0.00 

7.75

150 

2000 

8.50 

+0.00 

8.50

150 

2001 

9.50 

+0.00 

9.50

150 

2002 

4.75 

+0.00

4.75

150 

2003 

4.25 

+0.00

4.25**** 

150 

2004 

4.00 

+0.00

4.25**** 

150 

2005 

5.25 

+0.00

5.25

150

2006

7.00

+0.00

7.00

150

2007

8.25

+0.00

8.25

150

2008

7.25

+0.00

7.25

150

2009

3.25

+0.00

4.25****

150

2010

3.25

+0.00

4.25****

150

2011

3.25

+0.00

4.25****

150

2012

3.25

+0.00

4.25****

150

2013

3.25

+0.00

4.25****

150

*Rate stated reflects January 1 rate only.
**This is a margin we have used recently.
***Payment is rounded to the nearest whole dollar.
****Rate stated reflects Floor Rate.

Revised 09/13