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Visa Credit & Debit Card Disclosures

MSU Federal Credit Union Visa Debit Card Agreement

Undersigned has a Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) checking (draft) account. MSUFCU issues Visa Debit Cards (herein called "Cards") which can be used to make payments and purchases and to get cash advances in much the same way as a Visa Credit Card is used. Undersigned hereby request(s) MSUFCU to issue Card(s) to undersigned. Undersigned agree(s) to the following terms and conditions.


When "I," "me," "my," or "mine" is used herein, it means the same as "we," "us," "our," or "ours" if this agreement is signed by two or more persons.

  1. The checking account mentioned above is governed by an account agreement I have signed. As to "electronic fund transfers" affecting the account, it is further governed by a disclosure of terms and conditions related to such transfers given to me by MSUFCU. This agreement sets out further terms and conditions for that account with respect to use of the Card(s).

  2. The Card(s) will be produced with name(s) as I direct. I agree that the person whose name is printed on a Card will immediately sign the Card (in the space provided on the back) and the signature will be in the same form as printed on the Card. I will not permit any other person to use the Card(s). If I do allow any other person to use the Card(s), I will be responsible for all use of the Card(s) by the other person until I get the Card(s) back, whether or not I have authorized that use or have previously notified MSUFCU that I will not be responsible for such use.

  3. MSUFCU can cancel this agreement at any time and cancel my privilege to use the Card(s). The Card(s) are the property of MSUFCU and I will return them upon its request.

  4. My use of the Card(s) to make payments, to purchase merchandise or services from, or obtain cash advances from any person or firm which honors such Card(s) is my authorization to MSUFCU to withdraw sufficient funds from my checking account to pay Visa sales drafts or cash advance drafts which I sign when using the Card(s). MSUFCU will not honor requests to stop payment on a sales draft I sign when using the Card(s). If funds in my checking account are not sufficient to pay all items presented for payment, MSUFCU may pay Card drafts I have signed and my other Card transactions first. Transactions made by use of the Card(s) shall be paid from the checking account if funds are available; otherwise, they will be paid from my other accounts in MSUFCU or from my line-of-credit loan or Visa Credit Card, as I have previously authorized. If I elect to be notified of an overdraft transfer by a mailed paper notice, I agree to pay a $5 fee whenever it is necessary to transfer funds from either my share, savings, or loan account(s) to pay a sales draft or cash advance. If I do not require a mailed paper notice at the time the overdraft occurs, or I elect to receive the notification electronically at the primary email address on file, the transfer will be listed on my monthly statement and no fee will be charged. If MSUFCU pays any Card transaction when no funds from any of these sources are available, I agree to repay such amounts to MSUFCU immediately and to pay a processing fee (for each non-sufficient fund item) to be set by MSUFCU and subject to change.

    If I continue to use the Card(s) when funds are not available, my checking account may be closed and I will promptly surrender my Card(s) to MSUFCU. I further understand that even after my account is closed, I will still be charged a processing fee per item as long as items are presented for payment when funds are not available.

    I will not make or permit to be made any illegal transactions on my account through use of a Card(s), a check, or in any other manner. MSUFCU may deny authorization for any internet gambling transaction.

  5. MSUFCU has no liability to me if a person or firm to whom I present the Card(s) refuses to honor the Card(s) or retains the Card(s), even if at such time there were sufficient funds in my account to cover the amount of the transaction I wanted to make.

  6. Merchants and others who honor the Card(s) may give credits for returns or adjustments. Once notified by the merchant, MSUFCU will credit the amount thereof to my checking account.

  7. International Transactions—When I use my Visa Debit Card(s) for international transactions, a fee will be assessed. I agree to pay a 1.00% International Transaction Fee for ATM and Point-Of-Sale (i.e., PIN-based) transactions and a 3.00% International Transaction Fee for all other international transactions and cash advances. The fee will be assessed on international transactions if a currency conversion does take place or if the transaction is processed in U.S. dollars.

    When I use my Visa Debit Card(s) at a merchant that settles in, or at an ATM that dispenses, currency other than U.S. dollars, the charge will be converted into the U.S. dollar amount. The currency conversion rate used to determine the transaction amount in U.S. dollars is either a wholesale market rate or the government mandated rate in effect the day before the processing date. The conversion rate in effect on the processing date may differ from the rate in effect on the transaction date or posting date. The International Transaction Fee will be calculated after the transaction has been converted to U.S. dollars.

  8. The periodic statement for my checking account will reflect Card transactions I make, but sales or cash advance drafts for those transactions cannot be returned with the statement. I will retain the copies of such drafts that were furnished at the time of the transaction and use them to verify the accuracy of the statement. Photocopies of such drafts will be furnished on request at a reasonable charge if such request is made within 120 days of the date the transaction posted to my checking account.

  9. If I learn or believe that the Card(s) has been lost or stolen or has been used or may be used by some other person without my permission, I will immediately phone MSUFCU at 517-333-2424 or 800-678-4968.

    When MSUFCU is closed, I will call 888-393-1172 or write MSUFCU at:

    Michigan State University Federal Credit Union
    Attention: Visa Department
    PO Box 1067
    East Lansing, MI 48826-1067

  10. Special Unauthorized Use Liability Rule for Visa Debit Card—Unless I have been grossly negligent or have engaged in fraud, I will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions posted to my lost or stolen Visa Debit Card. This additional limit on liability does not apply to ATM transactions.


  11. Even though the sales or cash advance drafts that I may sign when using the Card(s) may contain different terms, the terms of my existing agreements with MSUFCU relating to my checking account, as expanded by this agreement, govern all Card transactions I make.

  12. MSUFCU may amend this agreement from time to time by giving me advance written notice thereof sent first class mail to the address shown on the most recent statement for my checking account, or to the primary email address on file if electronic account notices have been selected, which notice shall be effective when mailed. The notice will advise me of the extent, if any, to which such amendment will apply to my then existing obligations to MSUFCU.

  13. In the event any use of my Card(s) constitutes an "electronic fund transfer," the terms and conditions of the disclosure relating to such transfers furnished to me by MSUFCU will govern as to such transaction, regardless of this agreement. My use of the Card(s) in such manner is my authorization to MSUFCU to withdraw sufficient funds from my checking account to cover such transactions, even though no signed sales draft or cash advance draft is presented to MSUFCU for the transaction.

  14. By activating and using the Card(s), I agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement.


Rev. 02/14

MSUFCU MyDesignSM Card Image Guidelines

Image Size

  • Picture file must be a JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg), PNG, or GIF file with a minimum size of 1033 pixels by 657 pixels.
  • Small pictures will print poorly. For best results, use larger images with higher resolutions. MSUFCU does not recommend resizing pictures smaller than 1033 pixels by 657 pixels to fit within the MyDesignSM Card dimensions.
  • We recommend using photo editing software (such as Microsoft Picture Manager, Paint, Photoshop, GIMP, etc.) to resize an image to the required dimensions.

Uploading Your Image

  • The larger the file size, the longer it will take to upload.
  • If creating your MSUFCU MyDesignSM Card at home, your image must be downloaded to your computer's hard drive before it can be uploaded to the MyDesignSM Visa Card Creator within ComputerLine.


Tips for a Successful Design

  • Review the look of your card before submitting your order to verify that the image is placed exactly how you want your card to look.
  • There may be a slight color variation between your uploaded image and the way the image appears on the printed card.
  • Pay special attention to where the MSUFCU and Visa logos and other elements such as the card number and your name are located. Make sure the main part of your image isn't covered by the logos on your MyDesignSM Card and your name and card number are visible.
  • Images that are blurry, too dark, or too light on screen will appear that way when the card is printed.


Official MyDesignSM Visa Card Terms and Conditions

  • You certify that you have the sole rights to use the submitted photograph and that you have obtained any necessary consent to allow Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU) and its affiliates to alter, copy, print, distribute, prepare and use the photograph. We will refer to MSUFCU Visa Credit Cards and Visa Debit Cards as "Card(s)" throughout these terms.
  • Your first MSUFCU MyDesign℠ Visa Debit or Credit Card is free. You will be charged a $5.00 fee to update/alter your MyDesign℠ Card image during each 12-month period until the card’s expiration date.
  • MSUFCU’s MyDesign℠ Card is available for MSUFCU Platinum, Platinum Plus, and Debit Cards. It is not available for MSUFCU Business Debit or Credit Cards, OUAA Visa Card, the Prime Advantage Visa Credit Card, or ATM cards.
  • MSUFCU staff must approve personal photographs to be used as your MyDesign℠ Card image. You will receive a ComputerLine eMessage, within one (1) business day with the card image’s approval status. Any image deemed unacceptable by MSUFCU will not be issued. If your image was denied, you may submit a new image for approval.
  • Your MSUFCU MyDesign℠ Card may not contain any of the following: trademarks, logos, slogans, company names, copyrighted material or brands from any third party; copyrighted material or branded products; celebrities, actors, musicians, public figures, cartoons, professional or collegiate sports teams or athletes; telephone numbers or addresses, web addresses, account numbers or Personal Identification Numbers (PINs); images MSUFCU deems provocative, sexual, violent or otherwise offensive; nudity or semi-nudity, profanity or obscenities; alcohol, tobacco, or firearms; any reference to Visa-sponsored events (e.g., the Olympics or Super Bowl); images which show illegal or anti-social behavior; culturally insensitive images; images that might result in the card being rejected at the point-of-sale; any image that may potentially denigrate the Visa brand; images which display the opinions of political, religious, or socially unacceptable groups (e.g., gangs, supremacy); reproduction of currency, where applicable; images that may interfere with the security features of the card; any image MSUFCU deems unacceptable to be associated with the MSUFCU brand.
  • Members with a first-time MSUFCU Visa Card will be issued an embossed card. Once the member received his/her MyDesign℠ Card, it is his/her responsibility to destroy the embossed card that was initially issued. Members must destroy the embossed card to protect him/herself from the risk of fraud by having two cards with the same information issued at the same time. MyDesign℠ Cards will be issued for three (3) years. The current image on your the MyDesign℠ Card will be the image used to reissue your MSUFCU MyDesign℠ Card.
  • MSUFCU maintains the rights to change or modify these terms and conditions at any time without notice.


MSUFCU Routing Number: 272479663

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