These terms and conditions are applicable to the Online Banking Service offered by East London Credit Union. The Online Banking Service comprises applicable Services available via the App (the Mobile Banking Service) and Services available via online browsers. Access to the Mobile Banking Service is via the App; access to the Online Payments Service is accessible through both internet browser and App.
If there is a difference between these conditions and conditions appearing elsewhere in terms of Services, then these conditions override those terms of Services.
Please read these conditions carefully and store them in a safe place for future reference.
You can request all appropriate information together with a copy of these conditions by contacting Us. If You require these terms and conditions in an alternative format please contact Us. Our contact details are as follows:
Address: East London Credit Union, 72-74 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7LD.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 020 8520 8740.
In these Conditions:
3.1 The Online Banking Service allows You to do the following:
3.2 To access the Online Banking Service, You must at least have one active Eligible Account with Us and be able to activate Your access via the website using the Security Details set out below. To activate the Service, You will need to register.
3.3 To register, You need to satisfy the following conditions:
3.4 To be able to register online, You will be asked to:
3.5 Your Security Details for the Online Banking Service will consist of:
3.6 To use the Online Banking Service, You must successfully log in. You may be required to provide one or more of the following:
You will also be required to provide a One Time Access Code in the following scenarios:
3.7 If Your Account is held in joint names, each person named on the Account can register for the Online Banking Service. Each joint account holder will have separate Security Details to access and use the Service. These Security Details will also allow access to the Mobile Banking Service. Each joint Account holder may act independently on the Account using the Online Banking Service and Mobile Banking Service.
3.8 The Online Banking Service may also offer various online Services to its users. Such Services may, for example, include targeted offers, online calculators, online application forms, online summary statements/information, product information, interest rates, and budget planners.
4.1 To use the Mobile Banking Service, You need to have first successfully registered for the Online Banking Service and have accepted the online banking terms and conditions.
4.2 The terms and conditions for the Online Banking Service apply to the Mobile Banking Service.
4.3 Security credentials for the Online Banking Service apply to the Mobile Banking Service. In addition, to use the Mobile Banking Service You will need to download the App from the appropriate App store.
5.1 The Online Banking Service shall be available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, with the exception of any required maintenance windows. We will notify you in advance of these maintenance windows.
5.2 In order to deliver improvements to the Online Banking Service We will require regular maintenance windows in order to make scheduled changes. We aim to keep these maintenance windows to a minimum. We will notify You in advance of these maintenance windows.
6.1 The Online Payments Service applies to, and can be used via, both the Online Banking Service and the Mobile Banking Service.
6.2 To use the Online Payments Service, You must be registered for the Online Banking Service and have read and agreed to the terms and conditions.
6.3 Provided You have successfully registered (depending on the Account(s) You have with Us), the Online Payments Service allows You to:
6.4 You will not be able to make international payments via the Online Payments Service.
6.5 The Service can only be used to make payments in sterling to UK bank accounts held with other participant providers to UK payments services. This will include major UK banks and building societies.
6.6 Payment requests via the online and Mobile Banking Services are subject to a maximum limit of £5,000 per day. There is no set minimum payment limit.
6.7 When making a payment You are responsible for ensuring that the payee information is current and correct; otherwise, the payment may be returned or made to the wrong payee. We will not be liable to You if the payment is sent to the wrong person as a result but will try to recover the payment within Our abilities to do so. We can give no guarantee that any payment mistakenly made to the wrong payee will be recoverable. How We address errors made by Us in regard to payments will be detailed in the terms and conditions for Your Account.
6.8 We can refuse to process a payment if We have concerns or indications that the payment is fraudulent or illegal, or if We reasonably believe that You have not met conditions relevant to Your Instructions to process this payment as detailed in this Agreement.
6.9 You will be able to access information for both transfers and payments relating to Your Account online via the Account details/history function and Your regular statements.
7.1 Your Account terms and conditions will also apply in addition to these terms and conditions. Your Account terms and conditions refer to responsibility for transfers and payments on Your Account and which detail Your and Our obligations in respect of unauthorised, incorrect, and failed payments. With regard to responsibility for unauthorised, incorrect and failed payments Your Account terms override these terms of service.
7.2 You will be liable for all transfers or payments requested from Your Account using any of the Services and/or any charges or interest incurred on the Account as a result of any of those transfers or payments or payment requests in the following cases:
8.1 We are entitled to share information about You with Credit Reference Agencies* and other third parties at the time You applied to become a member and/or opened Your Account with Us as per the terms and conditions You agreed to at that time.
8.2 We may use the information We hold about You for assessment and analysis to develop and improve Our Services to You and other members. We may also use Your information to generate statistics, however, this will not contain any information that identifies You.
8.3 We will retain any information We hold about You regarding use of any of the Services after You register, if Your Account is deactivated or closed, if Your registration/activation request is declined or abandoned for so long as permitted, for legal, regulatory, fraud and crime prevention, and legitimate business reasons.
*A condensed guide to the use of your personal information by ourselves and at Credit Reference and Fraud Prevention Agencies
When you apply to us to open an account, this organisation will check the following records about you and others:
We will make checks such as; assessing this application for credit and verifying identities to prevent and detect crime and money laundering. We may also make periodic searches at CRAs and FPAs to manage your account with us.
If you are making a joint application or tell us that you have a spouse or financial associate, we will link your records together so you must be sure that you have their agreement to disclose information about them. CRAs also link your records together and these links will remain on your and their files until such time as you or your partner successfully files for a disassociation with the CRAs to break that link.
Information on applications will be sent to CRAs and will be recorded by them. Where you borrow from us, we will give details of your accounts and how you manage it/them to CRAs. If you borrow and do not repay in full and on time, CRAs will record the outstanding debt. This information may be supplied to other organisations by CRAs and FPAs to perform similar checks and to trace your whereabouts and recover debts that you owe. Records remain on file for 6 years after they are closed, whether settled by you or defaulted.
If you give us false or inaccurate information and we suspect or identify fraud we will record this and may also pass this information to FPAs and other organisations involved in crime and fraud prevention.
If you have borrowed from us and do not make payments that you owe us, we will trace your whereabouts and recover debts.
We and other organisations may access and use from other countries the information recorded by fraud prevention agencies.
Your data may also be used for other purposes for which you give your specific permission or, in very limited circumstances, when required by law or where permitted under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998.
How to find out more
This is a condensed version and if you would like to read the full details of how your data may be used please download a copy here, phone us on 020 8520 8740 or ask one of our staff.
You can contact the CRAs currently operating in the UK; the information they hold may not be the same so it is worth contacting them all. They will charge you a small statutory fee.
Please contact us at 72-74 High Street, Walthamstow, E17 7LD or phone us on 020 8520 8740 or email us at email@example.com if you want to receive details of the relevant fraud prevention agencies.
9.1 You can access any of the Services, provided Your Equipment meets the minimum specification. We commit to supporting access via at least the three most recent versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari and the two most recent versions of mobile web browsers. The Mobile Banking Service is not available as an App for Microsoft Windows devices. However, Windows Desktop Tablet and Phone users can access the Online Banking Service via the browsers listed below.
9.2 The online and Mobile Banking Services can be accessed using the following supported browsers and operating systems as applicable:
Mobile App – Android and iOS only:
9.3 We may change the minimum specification You require to access any of the Services and make operational changes to the Services. We will notify You of such a change in advance e.g. by placing a message on authorised App stores and our website. If a change in specification results in Your Equipment becoming incompatible with Our Online Banking Service, Mobile App, or other requirements to access of any of the Services, You are responsible for replacing or modifying Your Equipment so that You may properly access these Services.
9.4 You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining Your Equipment and for ensuring that it is compatible with the particular Service that You are accessing and that You are authorised to use Your Equipment where You are not the owner, or a third party has rights in relation to it (for example, third party software licences or ownership of Mobile Devices). We have no responsibility or liability with respect to any of Your Equipment.
9.5 You are responsible for paying all telephone, mobile, internet service provider bills and other such charges You may incur in accessing and using the Services.
9.6 We cannot guarantee:
9.7 We will use reasonable endeavours to keep Services free from viruses and corrupt files, however, we cannot guarantee that Services are free from infection by viruses or similar agents. We will not be held liable if a virus is transferred to Your device from our Services.
10.1 Whenever You use our Services, the use of Your Security Details authorises Us to act on any Instructions that We receive and provide the Service You requested. We will treat Your use of Your Security Details as Your consent to conduct any transfer or payment or other Instructions You give using the Services. If necessary, such authorisation shall allow Us to debit Your Accounts with any amounts We have paid or charges You have incurred in connection with any such Instructions, even if the Instructions has not been authorised by You. Any charges applicable will have been detailed in terms and conditions relating to Your Account or membership as provided to you at the time of joining and/or opening Your Account. Your liability for transfers and payments carried out in connection with Instructions You have not authorised will be subject to Your Account terms.
10.2 We can delay, decline or reverse any Instructions if:
In these circumstances, We will not be liable to You if We delay or refuse to carry out any transfer or payment.
10.3 We will take all steps necessary to either stop, reverse or modify a transfer or payment carried out using a Service in accordance with Your Account terms if You ask Us to. We cannot guarantee that We will be able to fulfil Your request if the transfer or payment has already been processed.
10.4 For unauthorised, incorrect and failed payments, please refer to Your Account terms.
10.5 You must ensure that Your Instructions and any information You provide are accurate and complete. It is important that You take care when issuing any Instructions.
10.6 We may place messages or directions on Our Mobile Banking Service or send them to You by text, email, or in the case of the Mobile Banking Service via the App. It is Your responsibility to ensure that you update Us as soon as possible on any changes to Your email address and Your mobile phone number.
11.1 The Alerts Service helps You to manage Your Accounts whereby We send information about Your Account by SMS text or email messages. When You activate the Online Banking Service, from that point You will automatically have access to the Alerts Service.
11.2 If You are a joint Account holder, each person named on the Account can register for the Alerts Service. Each joint Account holder will use the Alerts Service independently.
11.3 The Alerts Service allows You to:
11.4 We will send You mandatory alerts from time to time that You will not be able to opt out of via Your alert options.
11.5 We will only send You each SMS text or email once. If You delete a text or email, We will be unable to resend it.
11.6 We cannot guarantee the speed at which You receive text alerts or email messages or that You will have uninterrupted access to the Alerts Service.
11.7 We may make operational changes to the Services available under the Alerts Service. We will notify You of such changes in advance.
11.8 The Alerts Service can normally be used at any time unless We need to carry out maintenance work. We may have to withdraw or suspend the Alerts Service so that it ceases to be available to any of Our members. In such cases, We will notify you in advance e.g. via a message on our Website. We may be unable to give You prior notice if the maintenance or repair work is urgent or due to circumstances beyond Our control.
11.9 We are not responsible if the Alerts Service is unavailable at any time or if You fail to receive a text or email message promptly or not at all. If the failure to send alerts is a result of a system failure we will endeavour to resend any alerts impacted.
11.10 You are responsible for providing correct contact information for use of the Alerts Service.
11.11 All balances and information contained in the alert sent via text or email will be correct as at the date and time the alert is sent. This may not reflect any recent payments or transfers into or from your accounts.
11.12 We may close Your Alerts Service at any time if we believe you are not using the Alerts Service in accordance with these terms. Wherever possible, We will notify You in advance unless there are exceptional circumstances, for example, where We believe You are no longer eligible for the Account or the Alerts Service, or there is fraudulent activity against Your Account.
11.13 Your use of the Alerts Service will automatically end if You close all of Your Accounts or if Your Accounts are dormant. Your Account terms will detail the criteria for Us to consider your Account dormant.
12.1 The One Time Access Code (OTAC) is:
12.2 Repeated failure to use the correct OTAC will prevent You from completing a transaction, including payments and transfers.
12.3 If a One Time Access Code is sent to any of Your Mobile Devices and You have not received it, You can request a new One Time Access Code by requesting the transaction again.
12.4 Whenever You use the One Time Access Code, You must take all precautions to prevent anyone else from accessing Your confidential information including the One Time Access Code that will be sent to You. You must never disclose a One Time Access Code to any individual.
12.5 In requesting to use the Services You agree that You will notify Us as soon as possible should any of the following occur:
12.6 If You change your mobile number and have informed Us We will send a text message to both Your old mobile number and the new mobile phone number confirming that Your details have been updated. If You receive this confirmation and have not informed Us of a change to your mobile number You must inform Us as quickly as possible as this could indicate an attempt to unlawfully access Your Account.
12.7 Your responsibility is to:
12.7.1 Always access:
Never go to the Online Banking Service via a link in an email from other sources or following links from other sources to enter Your Security Details.
12.7.2 Take reasonable steps to keep Your Equipment secure and do not leave Your Equipment unattended without first exiting any Service and locking access to Your Equipment, so that it cannot be used to access or use any Service. If You lose Your Equipment, including any confidential, sensitive or personal information contained in it, or it is stolen, or You become aware that third parties have gained access to Your Equipment, You must notify Us immediately and change Your Security Details. If You fail to inform Us, We are not responsible if Your Account information becomes known to someone else. We strongly recommend that You should also protect Your Equipment software from any viruses and attacks by third parties by using the latest anti-virus software and a personal firewall as appropriate.
12.7.3 Always be sure that You know the payee You are sending money to and that you are comfortable with the reason You are sending money.
12.7.4 You must inform Us as soon as You can if You become aware of any error or any suspected error in the Services or in any transaction, payment or transfer resulting from using them. You should check Your Account statements carefully.
12.7.5 We may give information to the police or to a regulatory authority without asking You about any misuse or abuse of Your Security Details or of the Services.
12.7.6 We can withdraw or suspend Your Security Details:
12.8 If We withdraw or suspend Your Security Details:
12.9 We will take all reasonable steps to safeguard the security of Your confidential information when You use the Services, but We cannot guarantee the security of any confidential information that is transmitted through the internet or via a mobile phone network.
13.1 You can end Your use of the Online Banking Service at any time by contacting Us via telephone, email, or post.
13.2 You can end Your use of the Mobile Banking Service at any time by deleting the App from Your Equipment.
13.3 You can disable non-mandatory Alerts via the Alerts Service at any time.
13.4 We may close or suspend Your use of any of the Services, or any part(s) of it, or withdraw any or all of Your Security Details at any time if We believe You are no longer eligible for a given Account, or You have given Us false information or have otherwise acted dishonestly in Your dealings with Us, or You or somebody else is using Your Account illegally or fraudulently, or You have acted abusively or violently towards Our members of staff or You are in significant breach of these conditions (or if You have failed to remedy a breach where We have asked You to do so). If We decide to do this, We will wherever possible give You prior notice.
13.5 If You wish to re-register for access to or use of Our Services, You can contact Us to request new Security Details.
13.6 If We need to carry out maintenance work to any of the Services or if We are required to do so by circumstances beyond Our control, We may have to withdraw or suspend particular Services available to You. In such cases, We will give You prior notice by either placing a message on the Online Banking Service, App or via email, letter, or text. We may be unable to give You prior notice if the maintenance or repair work is urgent due to circumstances beyond Our control.
13.7 Your use of any Service will end automatically if You close all of Your Accounts.
13.8 If Your use of any Service ends:
14.1 We may change these conditions. If we do so we will notify you in advance and you will be asked to provide your consent to the new terms and conditions.
14.2 If We wish to make a change to these conditions, We will re-issue to You at which point You will have to re-consent in order to access any Service.
14.3 We can give You notice in any of the following ways: a notice displayed on the log on page of online banking, via the App, by post, email, text or by any other means We agree with You.
15.1 We have a complaints procedure and for more information or to make a complaint please:
15.2 You may not pass on to anyone else any of the rights, obligations, or interests created in these conditions, but subject to any legal requirements, We may do so at any time.
15.3 Apart from You and Us, no other person has any right to enforce any of the terms of these conditions.
15.4 Each of these conditions is separate from all other conditions, so that if one is found to be invalid or unenforceable this will not affect the validity of any of the others.
15.5 If We do not enforce any of the rights We have under these conditions, or if We delay in enforcing them, that does not stop Us from taking any action to enforce any of the rights in the future.
15.6 The headings used in these conditions are for ease of reference only and shall not affect the meaning of these conditions.
15.7 We may ask You for only part of Your Security Details when We or You may contact each other by post, telephone, text, electronic mail or by any other means We agree. Asking You for two digits from Your Security Number is one means by which we identify You as a member when in contact with You. We will never ask You for more than 2 digitals from Your Security number at any time.
15.8 If Your address is in Scotland, Scottish law applies to the contract between us and disputes between us will be referred to the Scottish courts. If Your address is elsewhere, English law will apply and disputes will be referred to the English and Welsh courts.
15.9 These conditions are available only in English and all communications from Us will be in English. We will only accept communications and Instructions from You in English.