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Account Disclosures
MSU Federal Credit Union | Disclosures | Savings & Checking

Savings, Checking & General Account Disclosures

The Truth-in-Savings Act (TIS) is a section of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991. The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) is charged with enforcing this Act, which applies to all credit unions. The purpose of TIS is to promote and simplify comparisons among accounts at all financial institutions. TIS enables consumers to make informed choices and comparisons among competing claims of financial institutions by requiring disclosure of the interest rates payable on these accounts and the fees assessable against these accounts.

 

It is the intent of Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) to maintain compliance with this federal law pertaining to disclosure of the terms and conditions of all savings programs. The following disclosure information illustrates the various savings and checking alternatives available to members of MSUFCU. Specific features, rates, and fees of credit union services are subject to change without notice.

 

The Current Dividends sheet and Fee Schedule referenced in this document set forth certain conditions, rates, fees, and charges applicable to your accounts at MSUFCU. The Current Dividends sheet and Fee Schedule are available at www.msufcu.org and at our branch locations. If you would like to receive this information by mail, or if you have any questions regarding this disclosure or accounts offered by MSUFCU, please contact a member service representative.

 

COMMON FEATURES

All accounts offered by MSUFCU share several common features. These features are:

 

Membership: You must complete purchase of a $5.00 par value share in MSUFCU, pay a $1.00 non-refundable membership fee, and be a member in good standing.

 

Nature of Dividends: Dividends are paid from current income and available earnings, after required transfers to reserves at the end of the dividend period.

 

Federal Deposit Insurance: Accounts are federally insured by the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which is administered by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the United States Government.

 

Transaction Limitations: We reserve the right to at any time require not less than seven days notice in writing before each withdrawal from an interest-bearing account other than a time deposit, or from any other savings account as defined by Federal Reserve Regulation D.

 

All interest-bearing and dividend-bearing accounts offered by MSUFCU share several common features. These features are:

 

Compounding and Crediting: Dividends will be compounded and credited to your account monthly, except for the Mortgage Escrow Share Account, which is compounded and credited quarterly.

 

Dividend Period: The dividend period is monthly for all account types except the Mortgage Escrow Share Account, which is quarterly. For example, the beginning date of the first dividend period of the calendar year is January 1 through January 31 (January 1 through March 31 for the Mortgage Escrow Share Account). All other dividend periods follow this same pattern of dates. The dividend declaration date follows the ending of a dividend period, and for the example above is February 1 (April 1 for the Mortgage Escrow Share Account).

 

Balance Computation Method: Dividends are calculated by the daily balance method, which applies a daily periodic rate to the balance in the account each day.

 

Accrual of Dividends on Non-Cash Deposits: Dividends will begin to accrue on the business day you deposit non-cash items (e.g., checks) to your account.

 

SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

MSUFCU offers its members savings accounts (sometimes referred to as shares) to meet different needs and lifestyles. Below are disclosures that apply to these different accounts.

 

Spartan Saver
Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change at any time, as determined by MSUFCU's board of directors. If you close your account prior to payment of a dividend, you will not receive any accrued dividend.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: The minimum required to open and maintain this account is the purchase of a $5.00 par value share in MSUFCU.

 

Transaction Limitations: During any month you may not make more than six (6) withdrawals or transfers or a combination of such withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized automatic or computer transfer, telephonic order or instruction, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations herein, your account will be subject to closure or a fee.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

No-Dividend Savings
MSUFCU offers its members a special no-dividend account which is made available upon request when, for personal, religious, or legal reasons, a member elects not to earn dividends on funds deposited.

 

Rate Information: This is a non-interest-bearing and non-dividend-bearing account.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: The minimum required to open and maintain this account is the purchase of a $5.00 par value share in MSUFCU.

 

Transaction Limitations: During any month you may not make more than six (6) withdrawals or transfers or a combination of such withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized automatic or computer transfer, telephonic order or instruction, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations herein, your account will be subject to closure or a fee.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

Summer Pay Savings
Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change at any time, as determined by MSUFCU's board of directors. This account earns the same dividend rate as our Insured Money Management Account - Tier 1. If you close your account prior to payment of a dividend, you will not receive any accrued dividend.

 

Minimum Balance Requirement: There is no minimum balance amount to open this account or to earn dividends.

 

Transaction Limitations: Deposits can only be made by payroll deduction or automatic funds transfer with the exception of the initial deposit. Withdrawals are limited to a total of four (4) per calendar year and can only be made during the months of May, June, July, and August. The fund transfer made in August will include the remaining balance.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

Holiday/Vacation Savings
Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change at any time, as determined by MSUFCU's board of directors. If you close your account prior to payment of a dividend, you will not receive any accrued dividend.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: There is no minimum balance amount to open this account or to earn dividends.

Transaction Limitations: During any month you may not make more than six (6) withdrawals or transfers or a combination of such withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized automatic or computer transfer, telephonic order or instruction, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations herein, your account will be subject to closure or a fee.

 

Regardless of the balance, funds from this account will automatically transfer to the member's checking account in mid-November, or Spartan Saver if a checking account is not available.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

CHECKING ACCOUNTS
MSUFCU offers its members checking accounts (sometimes referred to as share drafts) to meet different needs and lifestyles. Below are disclosures that apply to these different accounts:

 

Classic Checking
Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change at any time, as determined by MSUFCU's board of directors. If you close your account prior to payment of a dividend, you will not receive any accrued dividend.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: There is no minimum balance requirement to open this account or to earn dividends. If at any point during the month, your checking account balance falls below the required $500.00 minimum balance, you will be subject to a minimum balance fee.

 

Accrual of Dividends on Non-Cash Deposits: Dividends will begin to accrue on the business day you deposit non-cash items (e.g., checks) to your account.

Transaction Limitations: No transaction limitations apply to this account, unless otherwise stated in your account agreement or other agreement with MSUFCU.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

No-Dividend Checking
Rate Information: This is a non-interest-bearing and non-dividend-bearing account.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: There is no minimum balance requirement to open this account. If at any point during the month your checking account balance falls below the required $500.00 minimum balance, you will be subject to a minimum balance fee.

 

Transaction Limitations: No transaction limitations apply to this account, unless otherwise stated in your account agreement or other agreement with MSUFCU.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

Totally Green Checking
Rate Information: This is a non-interest-bearing and non-dividend-bearing account.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: There is no minimum balance requirement to open this account.

 

Other Account Requirements: To maintain a Totally Green Checking, you must also have the following services:

  • eStatements/eCorrespondence Notices
  • ComputerLine Access
  • Visa Debit Card
  • Direct Deposit (if available)

 

If your internet access is no longer available, you terminate your eStatements/eNotices, or if you fail to meet any of the above stated Totally Green Checking requirements, your account will be converted to Classic Checking. You will then receive a paper statement and earn dividends if applicable. You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $500.00 to avoid a service fee for the Classic Checking account. If during any calendar month your balance falls below the required minimum balance, your Classic Checking account will be subject to a minimum balance fee. See the Classic Checking account section for account disclosure details and terms.

 

Transaction Limitations: No transaction limitations apply to this account, unless otherwise stated in your account agreement or other agreement with MSUFCU.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account. Please see the Electronic Fund Transfer Disclosure for additional terms and conditions of Totally Green Checking.

 

Money Market Checking
Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change at any time, as determined by the MSUFCU board of directors. This account is tiered, which means it pays different dividend rates corresponding to applicable account tiers, on the applicable balance in each tier of the account. The applicable tiers dividend rate, and annual percentage yield for each tier will be as listed in MSUFCU’s Current Dividends sheet.

 

If you close your account prior to payment of a dividend, you will receive any accrued dividends.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: The minimum required to open this account is $2,000.00. You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,000.00 in your account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

 

If at any point during the month, your checking account balance falls below the required $2,000.00 minimum balance, you will be subject to a minimum balance fee.

 

Transaction Limitations: No transaction limitations apply to this account, unless otherwise stated in your account agreement or other agreement with MSUFCU.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

Rebuild Checking
Rate Information: This is a non-interest-bearing and non-dividend-bearing account.


Minimum Balance Requirements: There is no minimum balance requirement to open this account.

Other Account Requirements: In order to maintain Rebuild Checking, you must have direct deposit (if available).

Transaction Limitations: This account does not offer deposits through ATMs or eDeposit. Other transaction limitations may apply to this account as stated in your account agreement or in other agreements with MSUFCU.

Fees: There is a monthly service fee for this account. Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.


CHECK 21­—SUBSTITUTE CHECKS AND YOUR RIGHTS
Important Information Regarding Your MSUFCU Checking.

What is a substitute check? To make check processing faster, federal law permits banks to replace original checks with “substitute checks” or electronic checks. These checks are similar in size to original checks with a slightly reduced image of the front and back of the original check. The front of a substitute check states: “This is a legal copy of your check. You can use it the same way you would use the original check.” You may use a substitute check as proof of payment just like the original check.

MSUFCU members do not receive their canceled checks. Those who use ComputerLine may view their canceled checks through our check imaging system. Because of the Check 21 Act, when online, you may view copies of substitute checks. You may copy this check as proof of payment should you need to. Occasionally you may request a copy of a check from us because it is necessary as proof of payment. This notice describes rights you have when you receive substitute checks from us. The rights in this notice do not apply to original checks or to electronic debits to your account. However, you have rights under other laws with respect to those transactions.

 

What are my rights regarding substitute checks? In certain cases, federal law provides a special procedure that allows you to request a refund for losses you suffer if a substitute check is posted to your account (for example, if you think that we withdrew the wrong amount from your account or that we withdrew money from your account more than once for the same check). The losses you may attempt to recover under this procedure may include the amount that was withdrawn from your account and fees that were charged as a result of the withdrawal (for example, bounced check fees).

 

The amount of your refund under this procedure is limited to the amount of your loss or the amount of the substitute check, whichever is less. You also are entitled to interest on the amount of your refund if your account is an interest-bearing account. If your loss exceeds the amount of the substitute check, you may be able to recover additional amounts under other law. If you use this procedure, you may receive up to $2,500.00 of your refund (plus interest if your account earns interest) within 10 business days of us receiving your claim and the remainder of your refund (plus interest if your account earns interest) not later than 45 calendar days after we receive your claim. We may reverse the refund (including any interest on the refund) if we are later able to demonstrate that the substitute check was correctly posted to your account.

How do I make a claim for a refund? If you believe that you have suffered a loss relating to a substitute check that you received and that was posted to your account, please contact us at MSUFCU; Specialty and Support Services; PO Box 1208; East Lansing, MI 48826-1208; by calling 517-333-2424 or toll-free 800-678-4968, or online at www.msufcu.org. You must contact us within 40 calendar days of the date that we mailed (or otherwise delivered by a means to which you agreed) the substitute check in question or the account statement showing that the substitute check was posted to your account, whichever is later. We will extend this time period if you were not able to make a timely claim because of extraordinary circumstances.
Your claim must include the following:

 

  • A description of why you have suffered a loss (for example, you
    think the amount withdrawn was incorrect).
  • An estimate of the amount of your loss.
  • An explanation of why the substitute check you received is insufficient to confirm that you suffered a loss.
  • A copy of the substitute check and/or the following information to help us identify the substitute check: identifying information, for example the check number, the name of the person to whom you wrote the check, the amount of the check.


MORTGAGE ESCROW SHARE ACCOUNT
MSUFCU offers its members a Mortgage Escrow Account to hold funds allocated for the payment of taxes and insurance.

 

Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change at any time, as determined by the MSUFCU board of directors.If you close your account prior to payment of a dividend, you will not receive any accrued dividend.


INSURED MONEY MANAGEMENT ACCOUNT
Rate Information: The dividend rate and annual percentage yield may change at any time, as determined by the MSUFCU board of directors. This account is tiered, which means it pays different dividend rates corresponding to applicable account tiers on the applicable balance in each tier of the account. The applicable tiers, dividend rate and annual percentage yield for each tier will be as listed in MSUFCU’s Current Dividends sheet. If you close your account prior to payment of a dividend, you will receive any accrued dividends.

 

Minimum Balance Requirements: The minimum required to open this account is $2,000.00.

 

You must maintain a minimum daily balance of $2,000.00 in your account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

 

Transaction Limitations: During any month you may not make more than six (6) withdrawals or transfers to another credit union account of yours or to a third party by means of a preauthorized automatic or computer transfer, telephonic order or instruction, check, draft, debit card, or similar order to a third party. If you exceed the transfer limitations herein, your account will be subject to closure or a fee.

 

There is a minimum deposit amount of $100.00 for deposits made to this account via payroll deduction.

 

Fees: Please see the Fee Schedule for current fees that may apply to this account.

 

INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS (IRAs)
IRA CERTIFICATE ACCOUNTS

CERTIFICATE ACCOUNTS
HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS

MSUFCU offers its members a broad array of Certificate accounts, IRAs, and HSAs. Disclosures of terms and conditions for these accounts are provided to members separately. If you are interested in one or more of these accounts, please contact MSUFCU at 3777 West Road, PO Box 1208, East Lansing, MI 48826-1208, by calling 517-333-2424 or 800-678-4968, or online at www.msufcu.org.

 

AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
This Disclosure is provided in compliance with the Federal Expedited Funds Availability Act and Regulation CC. This policy applies to all deposits into personal checking accounts at the MSUFCU at 3777 West Road, East Lansing, Michigan, and at all of its branches. MSUFCU reserves the right to delay the availability of funds deposited to accounts that are not checking accounts for periods longer than those disclosed in this agreement. Deposits made at shared branches and Service Centers are governed by the Availability Policy Disclosure which is included in this disclosure.

 

Our policy is to make funds from your deposits available to you immediately. At that time, you can withdraw the funds in cash and/or we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written.


For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day, except Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays. If you make a deposit on a business day that we are open, we will consider that day to be the day of your deposit. However, if you make a deposit on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day.

 

HOLDS ON OTHER FUNDS (CHECK CASHING)
If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another financial institution, we may withhold the availability of a corresponding amount of funds that are already in your checking account. Those funds will be available at the time funds from the check we cashed would have been available if you had deposited it.

 

HOLDS ON OTHER FUNDS (OTHER ACCOUNTS)
If we accept for deposit a check that is drawn on another financial institution, we may make funds from the deposit available for withdrawal immediately but delay your availability to withdraw a corresponding amount of funds that you have on deposit in another account with us. The funds in the other account would then not be available until the time period, described elsewhere in this disclosure for the type you deposited, lapsed.

 

HOLDS ON FUNDS DEPOSITED BY eDEPOSIT (REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE)
If we accept for deposit a check deposited through eDeposit (Remote Deposit Capture), the first $1,500.00 of your deposit will be available immediately, and the remaining funds will be available on the second business day after the day of your deposit. In some cases, we may need to extend the hold on a deposited item. If we decide to extend the hold on a deposited item, we will provide you with a notice and tell you when the funds will be available.

 

DELAYED AVAILABILITY
In some cases, we will not make all of the funds that you deposit by check available to you immediately. Depending on the type of check that you deposit, funds may not be available until the business day after the day of your deposit. However, the first $200.00 of your deposits will be available on the first business day after the day we receive your deposit. If we are not going to make all of the funds from your deposit available immediately, we will notify you at the time you make your deposit. We will also tell you when the funds will be available. If your deposit is not made directly to one of our employees, or if we decide to take this action after you have left the premises, we will mail you the notice by the day after we receive your deposit.

 

LONGER DELAYS MAY APPLY
In addition, funds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period under the following circumstances:

 

  • We believe a check you deposit will not be paid.
  • You deposit checks totaling more than $5,000.00 on any one day.
  • You redeposit a check that has been returned unpaid.
  • You have overdrawn your account repeatedly in the last six months.
  • There is an emergency, such as failure of communications or computer equipment.

 

We will notify you if we delay your ability to withdraw funds for any of these reasons, and we will tell you when the funds will be available. They will generally be available no later than the eleventh business day after the day of your deposit.

 

SPECIAL RULES FOR NEW ACCOUNTS
The following special rules will apply during the first 30 days your checking account is open.

 

Funds from the deposits of cash and the first $5,000.00 of a day’s total deposits of cashier’s, certified, teller’s, travelers', and state and local government checks will be available immediately if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you. The excess over $5,000.00 will be available no later than the ninth business day after the day of your deposit.

 

Funds from all other check deposits will be available no later than the ninth business day after the day of your deposit.

 

Please remember that even after we have made funds available to you, and you have withdrawn the funds, you are still responsible for checks you deposit that are returned to us unpaid and for any other problems involving your deposit. If you have any questions, please contact MSUFCU.

 

SHARED BRANCHES AND SERVICE CENTERS
Service Centers, managed by the Credit Union Service Center Corporation, are available for your use. Shared branches (including Service Centers) are defined as those offices where members of many different credit unions are able to perform transactions to their own credit union account. Transactions performed at shared branch locations are subject to their fees, rules, policies, and procedures.

 

AVAILABILITY POLICY DISCLOSURE
If we accept for deposit a check at a shared branch, the first $200.00 of your deposits will be available on the first business day after the day we receive your deposit. The remaining funds will be available on the second business day after the day of your deposit. A deposit at a shared branch is considered received when it is accepted with all appropriate endorsements. For determining the availability of your deposits, every day is a business day that your own credit union is open, which may differ from the days a shared branch is open. If you make a deposit on a day your credit union is open, that day will be considered the day of deposit. However, if you make a deposit at a shared branch on a day your credit union is not open, your deposit will be considered made on the next business day your credit union is open.

 

LONGER DELAYS MAY APPLY
In some cases, all of the funds that you deposit by check will not be available to you on the same business day you make the deposit. Depending upon the type of check you deposit, funds may not be immediately available. However, the first $200.00 of your deposits will be available on the first business day after the day we receive your deposit. If all of your funds from your deposit are not available on the same business day, you will be notified at the time you make your deposit as to when your funds will be available. If your deposit is not made directly to a shared branch employee, or if this action is taken after you have left the premises, a notice will be mailed to you by the business day after your deposit is received. If you will need the funds from a deposit right away, you should ask us when the funds will be available. In addition, funds you deposit by check may be delayed for a longer period if there is an emergency such as failure of communications or computer equipment. Should such an emergency occur, we will notify you and tell you when the funds will be available. They will generally be available no later than the seventh business day after the day of your deposit.

 

REV. 06/14