Disclosures

Terms and Conditions of Your Account

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT - To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents.

AGREEMENT - This document, along with any other documents we give you pertaining to your account(s), is a contract that establishes rules which control your account(s) with us. Please read this carefully. If you sign the signature card or open or continue to have your account with us, you agree to these rules. You will receive a separate schedule of rates, qualifying balances, and fees if they are not included in this document. If you have any questions, please call us.

This agreement is subject to applicable federal laws and the laws of the state of Maryland (except to the extent that this agreement can and does vary such rules or laws). The body of state and federal law that governs our relationship with you, however, is too large and complex to be reproduced here. The purpose of this document is to:

  1. summarize some laws that apply to common transactions;
  2. establish rules to cover transactions or events which the law does not regulate;
  3. establish rules for certain transactions or events which the law regulates but permits variation by agreement; and
  4. give you disclosures of some of our policies to which you may be entitled or in which you may be interested.

If any provision of this document is found to be unenforceable according to its terms, all remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. We may permit some variations from our standard agreement, but we must agree to any variation in writing either on the signature card for your account or in some other document.

As used in this document the words "we," "our," and "us" mean the financial institution and the words "you" and "your" mean the account holder(s) and anyone else with the authority to deposit, withdraw, or exercise control over the funds in the account. The headings in this document are for convenience or reference only and will not govern the interpretation of the provisions. Unless it would be inconsistent to do so, words and phrases used in this document should be construed so the singular includes the plural and the plural includes the singular. "Party" means a person who, by the terms of an account, has a present right, subject to request, to payment from the account other than as a beneficiary or convenience signer.

LIABILITY - You agree, for yourself (and the person or entity you represent if you sign as a representative of another) to the terms of this account and the schedule of charges. You authorize us to deduct these charges directly from the account balance as accrued. You will pay any additional reasonable charges for services you request which are not covered by this agreement.

Each of you also agrees to be jointly and severally (individually) liable for any account shortage resulting from charges or overdrafts, whether caused by you or another with access to this account. This liability is due immediately, and can be deducted directly from the account balance whenever sufficient funds are available. You have no right to defer payment of this liability, and you are liable regardless of whether you signed the item or benefited from the charge or overdraft. This includes liability for our costs to collect the deficit including, to the extent permitted by law, our reasonable attorneys' fees.

DEPOSITS - We will give only provisional credit until collection is final for any items, other than cash, we accept for deposit (including items drawn "on us"). Actual credit for deposits of, or payable in, foreign currency will be at the exchange rate in effect on final collection in U.S. dollars. We are not responsible for transactions by mail or outside depository until we actually record them. We will treat and record all transactions received after our "daily cutoff time" on a business day we are open, or received on a day we are not open for business, as if initiated on the next following business day that we are open.

WITHDRAWALS - Unless clearly indicated otherwise on the account records, any of you, acting alone, who signs in the space designated for signatures on the signature card may withdraw or transfer all or any part of the account balance at any time. Each of you (until we receive written notice to the contrary) authorizes each other person signing the signature card to indorse any item payable to you or your order for deposit to this account or any other transaction with us. We may charge your account for a check even though payment was made before the date of the check, unless we have received written notice of the postdating in time to have a reasonable opportunity to act. We may refuse any withdrawal or transfer request which you attempt on forms not approved by us, by any method we do not specifically permit, which is greater in number than the frequency permitted, or which is for an amount greater or less than any withdrawal limitations. Even if we honor a nonconforming request, we may treat continued abuse of the stated limitations (if any) as your act of closing the account. We will use the date the transaction is completed by us (as opposed to the date you initiate it) to apply the frequency limitations. The fact that we may honor withdrawal requests that overdraw the available account balance does not obligate us to do so later. See the funds availability policy disclosure for information about when you can withdraw funds you deposit. For those accounts for which our funds availability policy disclosure does not apply, you can ask us when you make a deposit when those funds will be available for withdrawal.

We may require not less than 7 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 Regulation D. Withdrawals from a time account prior to maturity or prior to any notice period may be restricted and may be subject to penalty. See your notice of penalty for early withdrawal.

OWNERSHIP OF ACCOUNT AND BENEFICIARY DESIGNATION - These rules apply to this account depending on the form of ownership and beneficiary designation, if any, specified on the account records. We make no representations as to the appropriateness or effect of the ownership and beneficiary designations, except as they determine to whom we pay the account funds. Unless contrary direction is given in this account agreement, upon the death of a party, the funds in a multiple-party account shall belong to the surviving party or parties.

Individual Account - is an account in the name of one person.

Joint Account - With Survivorship (And Not As Tenants In Common) - is an account in the name of two or more persons. Each of you intend that when you die the balance in the account (subject to any previous pledge to which we have agreed) will belong to the survivor(s). If two or more of you survive, you will own the balance in the account as joint tenants with survivorship and not as tenants in common.

Joint Account - No Survivorship (As Tenants In Common) - is owned by two or more persons, but none of you intend (merely by opening this account) to create any right of survivorship in any other person. We encourage you to agree and tell us in writing of the percentage of the deposit contributed by each of you. This information will not, however, affect the "number of signatures" necessary for withdrawal.

Revocable Trust or Pay-On-Death Account - If two or more of you create this type of account, you own the account jointly with survivorship. Beneficiaries cannot withdraw unless: (1) all persons creating the account die, and (2) the beneficiary is then living. If two or more beneficiaries are named and survive the death of all persons creating the account, beneficiaries will own this account in equal shares, without right of survivorship. The person(s) creating either of these account types may: (1) change beneficiaries, (2) change account types, and (3) withdraw all or part of the account funds at any time.

BUSINESS ACCOUNTS - Earnings in the form of interest, dividends, or credits will be paid only on collected funds, unless otherwise provided by law or our policy. We may require the governing body of the legal entity opening the account to give us a separate authorization telling us who is authorized to act on its behalf. We will honor the authorization until we actually receive written notice of a change from the governing body of the legal entity.

STOP PAYMENTS - You must make any stop-payment order in the manner required by law and we must receive it in time to give us a reasonable opportunity to act on it before our stop-payment cutoff time. To be effective, your stop-payment order must precisely identify the number, date and amount of the item, and the payee.

You may stop payment on any item drawn on your account whether you sign the item or not, if you have an equal or greater right to withdraw from this account than the person who signed the item. A release of the stop-payment request may be made only by the person who initiated the stop-payment order.

Our stop-payment cutoff time is one hour after the opening of the next banking day after the banking day on which we receive the item. Additional limitations on our obligation to stop payment are provided by law (e.g., we paid the item in cash or we certified the item).

TELEPHONE TRANSFERS - A telephone transfer of funds from this account to another account with us, if otherwise arranged for or permitted, may be made by the same persons and under the same conditions generally applicable to withdrawals made in writing. Unless a different limitation is disclosed in writing, we restrict the number of transfers from a savings account to another account or to third parties, to a maximum of six per month (less the number of "preauthorized transfers" during the month). Other account transfer restrictions may be described elsewhere.

AMENDMENTS AND TERMINATION - We may change any term of this agreement. Rules governing changes in interest rates are provided separately. For other changes, we will give you reasonable notice in writing or by any other method permitted by law. We may also close this account at any time upon reasonable notice to you and tender of the account balance personally or by mail.

STATEMENTS - You must examine your statement of account with "reasonable promptness." If you discover (or reasonably should have discovered) any unauthorized signatures or alterations, you must promptly notify us of the relevant facts. As between you and us, if you fail to do either of these duties, you will have to either share the loss with us, or bear the loss entirely yourself (depending on whether we used ordinary care and, if not, whether we substantially contributed to the loss). The loss could be not only with respect to items on the statement but other items with unauthorized signatures or alterations by the same wrongdoer.

You agree that the time you have to examine your statement and report to us will depend on the circumstances, but will not, in any circumstance, exceed a total of 30 days from when the statement is first sent or made available to you.

You further agree that if you fail to report any unauthorized signatures, alterations, forgeries, or any other errors in your account within 60 days of when we first send or make the statement available, you cannot assert a claim against us on any items in that statement, and as between you and us the loss will be entirely yours. This 60-day limitation is without regard to whether we used ordinary care. The limitation in this paragraph is in addition to that contained in the first paragraph of this section.

ACCOUNT TRANSFER - This account may not be transferred or assigned without our prior written consent.

DIRECT DEPOSITS - If, in connection with a direct deposit plan, we deposit any amount in an account which should have been returned to the Federal Government for any reason, you authorize us to deduct the amount of our liability to the Federal Government from the account or from any other account you have with us, without prior notice and at any time, except as prohibited by law. We may also use any other legal remedy to recover the amount of our liability.

TEMPORARY ACCOUNT AGREEMENT - If this option is selected, this is a temporary account agreement. Each person who signs in the space designated for signatures on the signature card (except as indicated to the contrary) may transact business on this account. However, we may at some time in the future restrict or prohibit further use of this account if you fail to comply with the requirements we have imposed within a reasonable time.

SETOFF - We may (without prior notice and when permitted by law) set off the funds in this account against any due and payable debt you owe us now or in the future, by any of you having the right of withdrawal, to the extent of such persons' or legal entity's right to withdraw. If the debt arises from a note, "any due and payable debt" includes the total amount of which we are entitled to demand payment under the terms of the note at the time we set off, including any balance the due date for which we properly accelerate under the note.

This right of setoff does not apply to this account if: (a) it is an IRA or other tax-deferred retirement account, or (b) the debt is created by a consumer credit transaction under a credit card plan (but this does not affect our rights under any consensual security interest), or (c) the debtor's right of withdrawal only arises in a representative capacity. We will not be liable for the dishonor of any check when the dishonor occurs because we set off a debt against this account. You agree to hold us harmless from any claim arising as a result of our exercise of our right of setoff.

CONVENIENCE SIGNER (Individual Accounts only) - A single individual is the owner. The convenience signer is merely designated to conduct transactions on the owner's behalf. We undertake no obligation to monitor transactions to determine that they are on the owner's behalf.

RESTRICTIVE LEGENDS - We are not required to honor any restrictive legend on checks you write unless we have agreed in writing to the restriction. Examples of restrictive legends are "must be presented within 90 days" or "not valid for more than $1,000.00."

PAYMENT ORDER OF ITEMS - The law permits us to pay items (such as checks or drafts) drawn on your account in any order. To assist you in handling your account with us, we are providing you with the following information regarding how we process the items that you write. When processing items drawn on your account, our policy is to pay them according to the dollar amount. We pay the smallest items first. The order in which items are paid is important if there is not enough money in your account to pay all of the items that are presented. Our payment policy minimizes the number of items that may result in an overdraft or NSF fee. If an item is presented without sufficient funds in your account to pay it, we may, at our discretion, pay the item (creating an overdraft) or return the item (NSF). The amounts of the overdraft and NSF fees are disclosed elsewhere. We encourage you to make careful records and practice good account management. This will help you to avoid writing checks or drafts without sufficient funds and incurring the resulting fees.

ACH AND WIRE TRANSFERS - This agreement is subject to Article 4A of the Uniform Commercial Code - Fund Transfers as adopted in the state in which you have your account with us. If you originate a fund transfer for which Fedwire is used, and you identify by name and number a beneficiary financial institution, an intermediary financial institution or a beneficiary, we and every receiving or beneficiary financial institution may rely on the identifying number to make payment. We may rely on the number even if it identifies a financial institution, person or account other than the one named. You agree to be bound by automated clearing house association rules. These rules provide, among other things, that payments made to you, or originated by you, are provisional until final settlement is made through a Federal Reserve Bank or payment is otherwise made as provided in Article 4A-403(a) of the Uniform Commercial Code. If we do not receive such payment, we are entitled to a refund from you in the amount credited to your account and the party originating such payment will not be considered to have paid the amount so credited. If we receive a credit to an account you have with us by wire or ACH, we are not required to give you any notice of the payment order or credit.

REMOTELY CREATED CHECKS - Like any standard check or draft, a remotely created check (sometimes called a telecheck, preauthorized draft or demand draft) is a check or draft that can be used to withdraw money from an account. Unlike a typical check or draft, however, a remotely created check is not issued by the paying bank and does not contain the signature of the account owner (or a signature purported to be the signature of the account owner). In place of a signature, the check usually has a statement that the owner authorized the check or has the owner's name typed or printed on the signature line. For example, if a person provides an account number in response to a telephone solicitation, the telephone solicitor can use the account number to issue a remotely created check to withdraw money from that account.

You warrant and agree to the following for every remotely created check we receive from you for deposit or collection: (1) you have received express and verifiable authorization to create the check in the amount and to the payee that appears on the check; (2) you will maintain proof of the authorization for at least 2 years from the date of the authorization, and supply us the proof if we ask; and (3) if a check is returned you owe us the amount of the check, regardless of when the check is returned. We may take funds from your account to pay the amount you owe us, and if there are insufficient funds in your account, you still owe us the remaining balance.

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ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS
YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Indicated below are types of Electronic Fund Transfers we are capable of handling, some of which may not apply to your account. Please read this disclosure carefully because it tells you your rights and obligations for the transactions listed. You should keep this notice for future reference.

Electronic Fund Transfers Initiated By Third Parties. You may authorize a third party to initiate electronic fund transfers between your account and the third party's account. These transfers to make or receive payment may be one-time occurrences or may recur as directed by you. These transfers may use the Automated Clearing House (ACH) or other payments network. Your authorization to the third party to make these transfers can occur in a number of ways. For example, your authorization to convert a check to an electronic fund transfer or to electronically pay a returned check charge can occur when a merchant provides you with notice and you go forward with the transaction (typically, at the point of purchase, a merchant will post a sign and print the notice on a receipt). In all cases, these third party transfers will require you to provide the third party with your account number and bank information. This information can be found on your check as well as on a deposit or withdrawal slip. Thus, you should only provide your bank and account information (whether over the phone, the Internet, or via some other method) to trusted third parties whom you have authorized to initiate these electronic fund transfers. Examples of these transfers include, but are not limited to:

  • Preauthorized credits. You may make arrangements for certain direct deposits to be accepted into your checking or savings account(s).
  • Preauthorized payments. You may make arrangements to pay certain recurring bills from your checking or savings account(s).
  • Electronic check conversion. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to make a one-time electronic payment from your checking account using information from your check to pay for purchases or pay bills.
  • Electronic returned check charge. You may authorize a merchant or other payee to initiate an electronic funds transfer to collect a charge in the event a check is returned for insufficient funds.

Harbor TeleBanc Telephone Transfers - types of transfers - You may access your account by telephone 24 hours a day at 1-800-364-0472 using your personal identification number, a touch tone phone, and your account numbers, to:

  • transfer funds from checking to checking
  • transfer funds from checking to savings
  • transfer funds from savings to checking
  • transfer funds from savings to savings
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of checking accounts
    • the last 60 days of deposits to checking accounts
    • the last 60 days of withdrawals from checking accounts
    • the account balance of savings accounts
    • the last 60 days of deposits to savings accounts
    • the last 60 days of withdrawals from savings accounts

ATM Transfers - Cirrus, Star, and Exchange Networks - types of transfers, dollar limitations, and charges - You may access your account(s) by ATM using your ATM card and personal identification number or Visa Check Card and personal identification number, to:

  • get cash withdrawals from checking account(s)
    • you may withdraw no more than $300.00 per day
    • there is a charge of $2.50 per withdrawal
  • get cash withdrawals from savings account(s)
    • you may withdraw no more than $300.00 per day
    • there is a charge of $2.50 per withdrawal
  • transfer funds from savings to checking account(s)
  • transfer funds from checking to savings account(s)
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of your checking accounts
      • + there is a charge of $1.50
    • the account balance of your savings accounts
      • + there is a charge of $1.50

Some of these services may not be available at all terminals.

AllPoint ATM transactions are surcharge free.

Types of Visa Check Card Point-of-Sale Transactions - You may access your checking account(s) to purchase goods (in person, online, or by phone), pay for services (in person, online, or by phone), get cash from a merchant, if the merchant permits, or from a participating financial institution, and do anything that a participating merchant will accept.

Point-of-Sale Transactions - Using your card:

  • you may not exceed $2,600.00 in transactions per day
  • the charge to use your Visa Check card is $2.50 per foreign ATM withdrawal
  • there is a charge of $.55 per transaction for each PIN-based point-of-sale purchase

Currency Conversion and International Transactions. When you use your Visa Check Card at a merchant that settles in currency other than US dollars, the charge will be converted into the US dollar amount. The currency conversion rate used to determine the transaction amount in US dollars is either a rate selected by Visa from the range of rates available in wholesale currency markets for the applicable central processing date, which rate may vary from the rate Visa itself receives, or the government-mandated rate in effect for the applicable central processing date, plus 1%. The conversion rate in effect on the processing date may differ from the rate in effect on the transaction date or posting date.

Visa USA charges us a .8% International Service Assessment on all international transactions, regardless of whether there is a currency conversion. If there is a currency conversion, the International Service Assessment is 1% of the transaction. As a result, we charge you a 1% international transaction fee on all international transactions regardless of whether there is currency conversion. An international transaction is transaction where the country of the merchant is outside the USA.

Advisory Against Illegal Use. You agree not to use your card(s) for illegal gambling or other illegal purpose. Display of a payment card logo by, for example, an online merchant does not necessarily mean that transactions are lawful in all jurisdictions in which the cardholder may be located.

Harbor Bank Internet Banking Computer Transfers - types of transfers - You may access your account(s) by computer through the internet by logging onto our website at www.theharborbank.com and using your personal identification number and your password, to:

  • transfer funds from checking to checking
  • transfer funds from checking to savings
  • transfer funds from savings to checking
  • transfer funds from savings to savings
  • make payments from checking to loan account(s) with us
  • make payments from checking to third parties
  • make payments from savings to loan account(s) with us
  • make payments from savings to third parties
  • get information about:
    • the account balance of checking account(s)
    • the account balance of savings account(s)

FEES

  • We do not charge for direct deposits to any type of account.

Except as indicated elsewhere, we do not charge for these electronic fund transfers.

ATM Operator/Network Fees. When you use an ATM not owned by us, you may be charged a fee by the ATM operator or any network used (and you may be charged a fee for a balance inquiry even if you do not complete a fund transfer).

DOCUMENTATION

  • Terminal transfers. You can get a receipt at the time you make a transfer to or from your account using an automated teller machine or point-of-sale terminal. However, you may not get a receipt if the amount of the transfer is $15 or less.
  • Preauthorized credits. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, the person or company making the deposit will tell you every time they send us the money.
  • Preauthorized credits. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, you can call us at 1-888-833-7920 or your local branch to find out whether or not the deposit has been made.
  • Periodic statements.
    • You will get a monthly account statement from us for your checking and money market accounts.
    • You will get a monthly account statement from us for your savings accounts, unless there are no transfers in a particular month. In any case, you will get a statement at least quarterly.

PREAUTHORIZED PAYMENTS

  • Right to stop payment and procedure for doing so. If you have told us in advance to make regular payments out of your account, you can stop any of these payments. Here is how:
    • Call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this brochure in time for us to receive your request 3 business days or more before the payment is scheduled to be made. If you call, we may also require you to put your request in writing and get it to us within 14 days after you call.
    • We will charge you $35.00 for each stop-payment order you give.
  • Notice of varying amounts. If these regular payments may vary in amount, the person you are going to pay will tell you, 10 days before each payment, when it will be made and how much it will be. (You may choose instead to get this notice only when the payment would differ by more than a certain amount from the previous payment, or when the amount would fall outside certain limits that you set.)
  • Liability for failure to stop payment of preauthorized transfer. If you order us to stop one of these payments 3 business days or more before the transfer is scheduled, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages.

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION'S LIABILITY

Liability for failure to make transfers. If we do not complete a transfer to or from your account on time or in the correct amount according to our agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages. However, there are some exceptions. We will not be liable, for instance:

  1. If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the transfer.
  2. If you have an overdraft line and the transfer would go over the credit limit.
  3. If the automated teller machine where you are making the transfer does not have enough cash.
  4. If the terminal or system was not working properly and you knew about the breakdown when you started the transfer.
  5. If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire or flood) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken.
  6. There may be other exceptions stated in our agreement with you.

CONFIDENTIALITY

We will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make:

  1. where it is necessary for completing transfers; or
  2. in order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant; or
  3. in order to comply with government agency or court orders; or
  4. as explained in the separate Privacy Disclosure.

UNAUTHORIZED TRANSFERS

(a) Consumer liability.

Generally. Tell us AT ONCE if you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, or if you believe that an electronic fund transfer has been made without your permission using information from your check. Telephoning is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. You could lose all the money in your account (plus your maximum overdraft line of credit). If you tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your card and/or code without your permission.

If you do NOT tell us within 2 business days after you learn of the loss or theft of your card and/or code, and we can prove we could have stopped someone from using your card and/or code without your permission if you had told us, you could lose as much as $500.

Also, if your statement shows transfers that you did not make, including those made by card, code or other means, tell us at once. If you do not tell us within 60 days after the statement was mailed to you, you may not get back any money you lost after the 60 days if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time.

If a good reason (such as a long trip or a hospital stay) kept you from telling us, we will extend the time periods.

Additional Limit on Liability for Visa Check Card. Unless you have been grossly negligent or have engaged in fraud, you will not be liable for any unauthorized transactions using your lost or stolen Visa Check Card. This additional limit on liability does not apply to ATM transactions or to transactions using your Personal Identification Number which are not processed by VISA®.

(b) Contact in event of unauthorized transfer. If you believe your card and/or code has been lost or stolen, call or write us at the telephone number or address listed in this brochure. You should also call the number or write to the address listed in this brochure if you believe a transfer has been made using the information from your check without your permission.

ERROR RESOLUTION NOTICE

In Case of Errors or Questions About Your Electronic Transfers, Call or Write us at the telephone number or address listed in this brochure, as soon as you can, if you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement or receipt. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.

  1. Tell us your name and account number (if any).
  2. Describe the error or the transfer you are unsure about, and explain as clearly as you can why you believe it is an error or why you need more information.
  3. Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error.

If you tell us orally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within 10 business days.

We will determine whether an error occurred within 10 business days (5 business days for Visa Check Card point-of-sale transactions and 20 business days if the transfer involved a new account) after we hear from you and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 days (90 days if the transfer involved a new account, a point-of-sale transaction, or a foreign-initiated transfer) to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days (5 business days for Visa Check Card point-of-sale transactions and 20 business days if the transfer involved a new account) for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account. Your account is considered a new account for the first 30 days after the first deposit is made, unless each of you already has an established account with us before this account is opened.

We will tell you the results within three business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation.

You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.

THE HARBOR BANK OF MARYLAND
CUSTOMER SERVICE
25 W. FAYETTE STREET
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21201
Business Days: Monday through Friday
Excluding Federal Holidays
Phone: 410-528-1800 or your local branch
MORE DETAILED INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

NOTICE OF ATM/NIGHT DEPOSIT
FACILITY USER PRECAUTIONS

As with all financial transactions, please exercise discretion when using an automated teller machine (ATM) or night deposit facility. For your own safety, be careful. The following suggestions may be helpful.

  1. Prepare for your transactions at home (for instance, by filling out a deposit slip) to minimize your time at the ATM or night deposit facility.
  2. Mark each transaction in your account record, but not while at the ATM or night deposit facility. Always save your ATM receipts. Don't leave them at the ATM or night deposit facility because they may contain important account information.
  3. Compare your records with the account statements you receive.
  4. Don't lend your ATM card to anyone.
  5. Remember, do not leave your card at the ATM. Do not leave any documents at a night deposit facility.
  6. Protect the secrecy of your Personal Identification Number (PIN). Protect your ATM card as though it were cash. Don't tell anyone your PIN. Don't give anyone information regarding your ATM card or PIN over the telephone. Never enter your PIN in any ATM that does not look genuine, has been modified, has a suspicious device attached, or is operating in a suspicious manner. Don't write your PIN where it can be discovered. For example, don't keep a note of your PIN in your wallet or purse.
  7. Prevent others from seeing you enter your PIN by using your body to shield their view.
  8. If you lose your ATM card or if it is stolen, promptly notify us. You should consult the other disclosures you have received about electronic fund transfers for additional information about what to do if your card is lost or stolen.
  9. When you make a transaction, be aware of your surroundings. Look out for suspicious activity near the ATM or night deposit facility, particularly if it is after sunset. At night, be sure that the facility (including the parking area and walkways) is well lighted. Consider having someone accompany you when you use the facility, especially after sunset. If you observe any problem, go to another ATM or night deposit facility.
  10. Don't accept assistance from anyone you don't know when using an ATM or night deposit facility.
  11. If you notice anything suspicious or if any other problem arises after you have begun an ATM transaction, you may want to cancel the transaction, pocket your card and leave. You might consider using another ATM or coming back later.
  12. Don't display your cash; pocket it as soon as the ATM transaction is completed and count the cash later when you are in the safety of your own car, home, or other secure surrounding.
  13. At a drive-up facility, make sure all the car doors are locked and all of the windows are rolled up, except the driver's window. Keep the engine running and remain alert to your surroundings.
  14. We want the ATM and night deposit facility to be safe and convenient for you. Therefore, please tell us if you know of any problem with a facility. For instance, let us know if a light is not working or there is any damage to a facility. Please report any suspicious activity or crimes to both the operator of the facility and the local law enforcement officials immediately.

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YOUR ABILITY TO WITHDRAW FUNDS

This policy statement applies to all deposit accounts.

Our policy is to make funds from your check deposits available to you on the second business day after the day we receive your deposit, with the first $200 available on the first business day after the day of your deposit. Electronic direct deposits will be made available on the day we receive the deposit. Cash, wire transfers, and some specified check deposit will also be available before the second business day, as detailed below. Once the funds are available, you can withdraw them in cash and we will use the funds to pay checks that you have written. 

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.

For determining the availability of your deposit, every day is a business day, except Saturdays, Sundays, and federal holidays. If you make a deposit before 3:00 P.M. (cutoff times may be later on some days or at some locations) 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 after 3:00 P.M. (cutoff times may be later on some days or at some locations) or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.

If you make a deposit at an ATM before 3:00 P.M. 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 at an ATM after 3:00 P.M. or on a day we are not open, we will consider that the deposit was made on the next business day we are open.

Same-Day Availability

Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the day we receive the deposit.

Next-Day Availability

Funds from the following deposits are available on the first business day after the day of your deposit:

U.S. Treasury checks that are payable to you.
Wire transfers.
Checks drawn on The Harbor Bank of Maryland.
If you make the deposit in person to one of our employees, funds from the following deposits are also available on the first business day after the day of your deposit:
Cash.
State and local government checks that are payable to you if you use a special deposit slip available from branch supervisors.
Cashier's, certified, and teller's checks that are payable to you if you use a special deposit slip available from branch supervisors.
Federal Reserve Bank checks, Federal Home Loan Bank checks, and postal money orders, if these items are payable to you.
If you do not make your deposit in person to one of our employees (for example, if you mail the deposit), funds from these deposits will be available on the second business day after the day we receive your deposit.

Other Check Deposits Subject to Second-Day Availability

The first $200 from a deposit of other checks will be available on the first business day after the day of your deposit. The remaining funds will be available on the second business day after the day of your deposit.

For example, if you deposit a check of $700 on a Monday, $200 of the deposit is available on Tuesday. The remaining $500 is available on Wednesday.

If we cash a check for you that is drawn on another bank, we may withhold the availability of a corresponding amount of funds that are already in your account. Those funds will be available at the time funds from the check we cashed would have been available if you had deposited it.

If we accept for deposit a check that is drawn on another bank, 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 for withdrawal until the time periods that are described elsewhere in this disclosure for the type of check that you deposited.

LONGER DELAYS MAY APPLY

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 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 computer or communications 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

If you are a new customer, the following special rules will apply during the first 30 days your account is open.

Funds from electronic direct deposits to your account will be available on the day we receive the deposit. Funds from deposits of cash, wire transfers, and the first $5,000 of a day's total deposits of cashier's, certified, teller's, traveler's, and federal, state and local government checks will be available on the first business day after the day of your deposit if the deposit meets certain conditions. For example, the checks must be payable to you (and you may have to use a special deposit slip). The excess over $5,000 will be available on the ninth business day after the day of your deposit. If your deposit of these checks (other than a U.S. Treasury check) is not made in person to one of our employees, the first $5,000 will not be available until the second business day after the day of your deposit.

Funds from all other check deposits will be available on the tenth business day after the day of your deposit.

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TRUTH-IN-SAVINGS DISCLOSURE

NO HASSLE CHECKING ACCOUNT

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $25.00 to open this account with Direct Deposit,or $100 minimum opening deposit without Direct Deposit.

DIRECT DEPOSIT CHECKING ACCOUNT

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $100.00 to open this account.

Fees:

A monthly service charge fee of $5.00 will be charged each month. This fee will not apply if you have a direct deposit into the account during the month.

GOLD PLUS CHECKING ACCOUNT
(For individuals 55 years of age and older)

Rate Information - You will be paid the disclosed interest rate for at least 30 calendar days. We will never decrease this rate unless we first give you at least 30 days notice in writing.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will not be compounded. Interest will be credited to your account every month.

Effect of closing an account - If you close your account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $ 25.00 to open this account with Direct Deposit , or $100.00 minimum opening deposit without Direct Deposit.

Minimum balance to obtain the annual percentage yield disclosed - You must maintain a minimum balance of $1,000.00 in the account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

NOW ACCOUNT

Rate Information - You will be paid the disclosed interest rate for at least 30 calendar days. We will never decrease this rate unless we first give you at least 30 days notice in writing.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will not be compounded. Interest will be credited to your account every month.

Effect of closing an account - If you close your account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $1,000.00 to open this account.

Minimum balance to avoid imposition of fees - If your balance falls below $1,000.00 on any day in the monthly statement cycle we will impose a service charge fee of $15.00 once during the statement cycle.

Minimum balance to obtain the annual percentage yield disclosed - You must maintain a minimum balance of $1,000.00 in the account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT

Rate Information - Your interest rate and annual percentage yield may change.

Frequency of rate changes - We may change the interest rate on your account every month.

Determination of rate - The interest rate on your account will be related to the 90 day Treasury Bill.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will not be compounded. Interest will be credited to your account every month.

Effect of closing an account - If you close your account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $2,500.00 to open this account.

Minimum balance to avoid imposition of fees - A service charge fee of $25.00 will be imposed every statement cycle if the balance in the account falls below $2,500.00 any day of the cycle.

Minimum balance to obtain the annual percentage yield disclosed - You must maintain a minimum balance of $2,500.00 in the account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

Transaction limitations:

Transfers from a Money Market account to another account or to third parties by preauthorized, automatic, telephone, or computer transfer or by check, draft, debit card, or similar order to third parties are limited to six per statement cycle. 

Fees:

A per item fee of $10.00 will be charged for each debit transaction (withdrawal, check paid, automatic transfer or payment out of this account) in excess of six items during a statement cycle. Repeated violations of these limitations will result in the closing of this account.

INVESTMENT MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT

Rate Information - Your interest rate and annual percentage yield may change.

Frequency of rate changes - We may change the interest rate on your account every month.

Determination of rate - The interest rate on your account will be related to the 90 day Treasury Bill rate auctioned the last Tuesday of each preceding month.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will not be compounded. Interest will be credited to your account every month.

Effect of closing an account - If you close your account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $25,000.00 to open this account.

Minimum balance to avoid imposition of fees - A service charge fee of $50.00 will be imposed every statement cycle if the balance in the account falls below $25,000.00 any day of the cycle.

Minimum balance to obtain the annual percentage yield disclosed - You must maintain a minimum balance of $25,000.00 in the account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

Transaction limitations:

Transfers from an Investment Money Market account to another account or to third parties by preauthorized, automatic, telephone, or computer transfer or by check, draft, check card, or similar order to third parties are limited to six per monthly statement cycle.

Fees:

A per item fee of $10.00 will be charged for each debit transaction (withdrawal, check paid, automatic transfer or payment out of this account) in excess of six items during a statement cycle. Repeated violations of these limitations will result in the closing of this account.

IRA MONEY MARKET ACCOUNT

Rate Information - Your interest rate and annual percentage yield may change.

Frequency of rate changes - We may change the interest rate on your account every month.

Determination of rate - The interest rate on your account will be related to the 90-Day Treasury Bill plus .50 basis points.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will not be compounded. Interest will be credited to your account every quarter.

Effect of closing an account - If you close your account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $500.00 to open this account.

Minimum balance to avoid imposition of fees - A service charge fee of $25.00 will be imposed every statement cycle if the balance in the account falls below $500.00 any day of the cycle.

Minimum balance to obtain the annual percentage yield disclosed - You must maintain a minimum balance of $500.00 in the account each day to obtain the disclosed annual percentage yield.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

STATEMENT SAVINGS ACCOUNT

Rate Information - You will be paid the disclosed interest rate for at least 30 calendar days. We will never decrease this rate unless we first give you at least 30 days notice in writing.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will be compounded every day. Interest will be credited to your account every quarter.

Effect of closing an account - If you close your account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $100.00 to open this account.

Minimum balance to avoid imposition of fees - A monthly fee of $3.00 will be imposed every month if the balance in the account falls below $100.00 any day of the month.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

Transaction limitations:

Transfers from a statement savings account to another account or to third parties by preauthorized, automatic, telephone, or computer transfer are limited to six per month with no transfers by check, draft, check card or similar order to third parties.

Fees:

A per item fee of $10.00 will be charged for each debit transaction (withdrawal, check paid, automatic transfer or payment out of this account) in excess of six items during a statement cycle. Repeated violations of these limitations will result in the closing of this account.

IRA - VARIABLE

Rate Information - Your interest rate and annual percentage yield may change.

Frequency of rate changes - We may change the interest rate on your account every quarter.

Determination of rate - At our discretion, we may change the interest rate on your account.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will not be compounded. Interest will be credited to your account every quarter.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $100.00 to open this account.

Minimum balance to avoid imposition of fees - A monthly service charge fee of $3.00 will be imposed every month if the balance in the account falls below $100.00 any day of the month.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

Early withdrawal penalties (a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity) - The fee we may impose will equal six months interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

In certain circumstances such as the death or incompetence of an owner of this account, the law permits, or in some cases requires, the waiver of the early withdrawal penalty. Other exceptions may also apply, for example, if this is part of an IRA or other tax-deferred savings plan.

Additional information about this account is available upon opening.

IRA - FIXED

Rate Information - You will be paid the disclosed interest rate until first maturity.

Compounding and crediting frequency - Interest will not be compounded. Interest will be credited to your account every quarter.

Minimum balance to open the account - You must deposit $100.00 to open this account.

Minimum balance to avoid imposition of fees - A monthly service charge fee of $3.00 will be imposed every month if the balance in the account falls below $100.00 any day of the month.

Daily balance computation method - We use the daily balance method to calculate the interest on your account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.

Accrual of interest on noncash deposits - Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks).

Early withdrawal penalties (a penalty may be imposed for withdrawals before maturity) - The fee we may impose will equal six months interest on the amount withdrawn subject to penalty.

In certain circumstances such as the death or incompetence of an owner of this account, the law permits, or in some cases requires, the waiver of the early withdrawal penalty. Other exceptions may also apply, for example, if this is part of an IRA or other tax-deferred savings plan.

Additional information about this account is available upon opening.

COMMON FEATURES

The following fees may be assessed against your account and the following transaction limitations, if any, apply to your account.

Replace lost ATM card (after second request) - $8.00
ATM cash withdrawal - $2.50
Visa Check card and ATM card monthly fee - $1.00
Balance inquiry at ATMs for account(s) - $1.50
fee applies to Savings, Checking, Money Market, or NOW accounts
Point-of-sale transactions (PIN only) - $.55
Telebanc (monthly calls in excess of seven) - $.35 per call
Counter checks - $1.00 each
Money orders - $5.00
Cashier's checks - $20.00
Deposited checks (and other items) returned unpaid - $12.00
An account is considered dormant if for one year no withdrawals or deposits, other than credited interest, have been made to the account.
The fee for a dormant account is $10.00 per month.
Garnishments - $200.00
Executions - $200.00
Levies - $200.00
Overdraft - each overdraft paid - $35.00 per item
Savings account overdraft - $35.00 per item
Continuous overdraft after five consecutive days - $5.00 per day
The categories of transactions for which an overdraft fee may be imposed are those by any of the following means: check, in-person withdrawal, ATM withdrawal, or other electronic means.
Overdraft - all overdrafts paid on a day - $35.00 per item
Nonsufficient funds - each - $35.00
Nonsufficient funds (NSF) check - $35.00 per item
Nonsufficient funds (NSF)
ATM withdrawals - $35.00 per item
Nonsufficient funds (NSF)
ACH (preauthorized withdrawal) - $35.00 per item
Nonsufficient funds (NSF) uncollected funds - $35.00
Nonsufficient funds (NSF) Bill Pay - $35.00
Account activity printout - $6.00
Fax statement - $6.00
Fax transfer - $1.00
Account research - $20.00 per hour
Special statement cutoff - $5.00
Account statement - $6.00
Additional items - $1.50 each
Account balancing assistance - $30.00 per hour
Stop payments - each - $35.00
Stop payments - ACH payments - $35.00
Account closed within 90 days of opening - $25.00
Account verifications - $10.00 each
Photocopies - $2.00 each
Domestic wire transfers
Outgoing - $25.00
Incoming - $15.00
Foreign wire transfers
Outgoing - $50.00
Incoming - $30.00
Proof adjustments - $10.00
Collection items (incoming and outgoing) - $20.00 each
Foreign checks - $50.00 each
Safe deposit box drilling - $175.00 and up
Lost safe deposit box key - $20.00
Safe deposit box late charge
30 days - $5.00
60 days - $10.00
Overdraft Protection annual fee - $35.00
Pay by phone - $10.00
IRA transfer - $25.00
Duplicate 1098 or 1099 - $5.00
Loan payment returned check - $15.00
Lost night depository key - $20.00
Money Market (over 3 checks per cycle) - $10.00
Returned mail- $5.00 per month

We may require not less than 7 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 Regulation D. Withdrawals from a time account prior to maturity or prior to any notice period may be restricted and may be subject to penalty. See your notice of penalty for early withdrawal.

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