You may be pre-qualified for one of several different Milestone Gold MasterCard credit cards.  The tables below provide important information about the rates, fees, and other cost information for each of these cards.  Click on the links below to see the table for that card, or scroll down to see all of the tables.

If you are pre-qualified for a Milestone Gold MasterCard credit card, you will be provided the rates and fees specific to your offer.

This document contains important disclosures, including an Arbitration of Disputes Provision that will substantially affect your rights unless you reject it. However, the Arbitration of Disputes Provision does not apply if you are a Covered Borrower entitled to protection under the Federal Military Lending Act. Please see the section of this document labeled “Military Lending Act.”
 

Mid America Bank & Trust Company

Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases 23.9%
APR for Cash Advances 29.9%
Penalty APR and When It Applies 29.9%
This APR may be applied to your account if you:
1.  Make a late payment.
How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply? If your APR is increased for any of these above reasons, the Penalty APR may apply to your account indefinitely.
Paying Interest Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month. We will begin charging interest on cash advances on the transaction date..
Minimum Interest Charge If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $.50.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
 
Fees
Set Up and Maintenance Fees







 

NOTICE: Some of these set up and maintenance fees will be assessed before you begin using your card and will reduce the amount of credit you initially have available.  For example, if you are assigned the credit limit of $300, your initial available credit will be only about $225.


 You may still reject this plan, provided that you have not yet used the account or paid a fee after receiving a billing statement. If you do reject the plan, you are not responsible for any fees or charges.
 
  • Annual Fee
$75 the first year; $99 every year thereafter
Transaction Fees
 
 
  • Cash Advance
$0 during the first year; after the first year, either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater (not to exceed $100).
  • Foreign Transaction
1% of each transaction.
Penalty Fees  
  • Late Payment
Up to $38
  • Overlimit
Up to $38
  • Returned Payment Fee:
Up to $38

How We Will Calculate Your Balance:  We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases)”. See your Cardholder Agreement for more details.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your Cardholder Agreement.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Milestone Gold MasterCard is issued by Mid America Bank & Trust Company (“Mid America”). This offer is only valid for new accounts. You must be at least 18 years old (19 in AL), have a valid social security number, physical address, and a U.S. IP address.
 
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 us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies you when you open an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask you for your name, street 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 from you.
 
You authorize us to gather information about you, including from your employer, your bank, credit reporting agencies, and others, to verify your identity and evaluate your credit, and to review, maintain and perform collection activities on your account. If you ask us, we will tell you whether or not we requested your credit report, and the names and addresses of any credit reporting agencies that provided us with such reports.
 
To be approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account, you must meet our credit qualification criteria. You credit limit will be determined by your creditworthiness, your income and a review of your debt, including debt on your credit report. You will be informed of your credit limit when you are approved.
 
THE CREDIT LINE FOR A MILESTONE GOLD MASTERCARD IS $300.

Consent to Electronic Communications:  By submitting a prequalification request and/or application online, you agree to the following and this constitutes your consent for us to send you electronic communications about your prequalification, application, and account.  When you successfully consent and submit your prequalification and/or application through our website, you have successfully demonstrated that you are able to access the information we have posted on such online website.
 
Communications:  You consent to receive communications relating to a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account in electronic form.  The communications covered by your consent may include, but are not limited to, (i) the initial disclosure statement (ii) any disclosure required by federal, state or local law, including disclosures under the federal Truth in Lending Act, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and (iii) other disclosures, notices or communications in connection with your prequalification and/or application for a Milestone Gold MasterCard.
 
Withdrawing Consent:  You may not submit a pre-qualification request or application online for a Milestone Gold MasterCard unless you also provide your consent to receive electronic communications.  Because this consent applies only to the pre-qualification and application process, and not to any future communications, you do not have an opportunity to withdraw the consent after your prequalification request and application is submitted.
 
Hardware and Software Requirements:  In order to access and retain electronic communications, you must have the following:
  1. 1.   A widely used, recent generation web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox);
  2. 2.   A personal computer or equivalent device capable of connecting to the internet via dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless access protocol or equivalent;
  3. 3.  Adobe Reader 8.1 or later version; and
  4. 4.  Sufficient storage capacity on your hard drive or other data storage facility, or a means to print or store notices and information through your browser software.
 
Paper Copies of Communications:  Upon your request, we will provide you with a paper copy of a communication that we provide electronically.  If you would like a paper copy of any material, write to us at c/o Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, Oregon 97076.  There will be no charge for a paper copy of any material we have provided electronically.


Communications in Writing:  All communications in either electronic or paper format from us to you will be considered “in writing”.  You should print a copy of this consent and any other electronic communication that is important to you for your records.


Electronic Signatures:  You acknowledge that by clicking “Submit” or similar button on the application, you are indicating your intent to receive electronic communications about your pre–qualification and/or application request for a Milestone Gold MasterCard and that this shall constitute your signature.
 
Federal Law:  You acknowledge and agree that your consent is being provided in connection with a transaction affecting interstate commerce the is subject to federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and that you and we both intend that the Act apply to the fullest extent possible to validate our ability to conduct business with you by electronic means

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
Keep this document for your records. If you are approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard, we will mail you a complete Milestone Gold MasterCard Cardholder Agreement.
 
Definitions used in this document:
  • “you” and “your” means the applicant or cardholder;
  • “we”, “us” and “our” mean Mid America Bank & Trust Company;
  • “account” means your Milestone Gold MasterCard account
 
How Interest Charges Are Determined
Your interest charge for any Billing Cycle will include the following components, the total of which constitutes your total interest charge for the Billing Cycle:
  1. 1.   A Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge imposed on each Cash Advance transaction posted during a Billing Cycle, in an amount equal to the greater of $5 or 5% of the amount of each Cash Advance. Any unpaid Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charges will be added to the calculation of your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances. We will not charge any Cash Advance Transaction Fees, however, during the one-year period beginning on the date you open your Account.
  2. 2.   Periodic interest charge computed by applying the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate or Rates, determined as provided below under Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR) to:
    1. a.   your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances); and
    2. b.   your Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases).
However, if the total of the amounts so computed is an amount less than $.50, then a minimum interest charge of $.50 will be imposed instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as an interest charge on Purchases.
  1. 3.   A Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charge in an amount equal to 1% of the converted U.S. dollar amount of each transaction, including Cash Advances and Purchases, that is effected in any currency other than U.S. dollars.
 
When Interest Charges Begin to Accrue
Interest charges on Purchases will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Purchase is made, and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. However, we do not assess interest charges in the following circumstances:
 
  1. 1.   If you paid the New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date during the previous Billing Cycle, or if that New Balance was $0 or a credit balance, then:
    1. a.    if you pay the New Balance on your current Statement in full by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will not assess interest charges on Purchases during your current Billing Cycle; and
    2. b.   if you make a payment that is less than the New Balance by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will credit that payment as of the first day in your current Billing Cycle.
  2. 2.   If you had a New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle and you did not pay that New Balance by the Payment Due Date during that previous Billing Cycle, then we will not assess interest charges on any Purchases during the current Billing Cycle if you pay the New Balance at the beginning of your current Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle.
 
Periodic interest charges on Cash Advances will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Cash Advance is made and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. There is no grace period on Cash Advances and there is no period within which to pay to avoid interest charges on Cash Advances.
 
Calculating the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Subject to Interest Charges
Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases): To get the Average Daily Balance of Purchases, we take the beginning Purchase balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Purchases and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Purchases, add any new Purchases as of the date of transaction, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. On the first day of a Billing Cycle, we also add any unpaid Late Payment Fees, and Overlimit Fees. We add all other unpaid fees (except for Annual Fees, Authorized User Fees, and Priority Processing Fees) to the Purchase balance on the day the fee is posted to your Account. This gives us the daily balance for Purchases. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Purchases.
 
Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances): To get the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances, we take the beginning Cash Advance balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Cash Advances and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Cash Advances, add any new Cash Advances as of the date of transaction, add the Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge on any Cash Advances as of the transaction date of each Cash Advance, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. This gives us the daily balance for Cash Advances. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances.
 
Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR)
Monthly Periodic Rates: The Monthly Periodic Rate is calculated by dividing the APR by 12. The standard Purchase APR is 23.9% and the standard Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 1.9916%. The standard Purchase APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to Purchases unless the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate apply, as described in the next paragraph.
 
The APR and Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases will increase if we do not receive any Monthly Minimum Payment within 60 days of the date and time due. In such circumstance, the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to your Purchases, including new Purchases and existing Purchase balances. The penalty Purchase APR is 29.9% and the penalty Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 2.4916%. If we receive six consecutive Monthly Minimum Payments when due, then, starting with the next Billing Cycle, the penalty APR will no longer apply and the standard APR will apply to all Purchases. Otherwise, the penalty rate may continue to apply to your Account indefinitely.
 
The Cash Advance APR is 29.9% and the Monthly Periodic Rate for Cash Advances is 2.4916%.
 
Other Fees
In addition to interest charges, a variety of fees may be applied to your Account, as set forth below.
 
Annual Fee. We will charge an initial Annual Fee of $75 to your Account on or about the date your Account is opened and then a renewal Annual Fee of $99 on or about each anniversary of that date. The initial Annual Fee is nonrefundable; the renewal Annual Fee is also nonrefundable unless you notify us to cancel your Account within 30 days from the mailing date of the billing Statement or other communication containing the renewal Annual Fee notice.
 
Authorized User Fee. If you ask us and we agree to add an Authorized User to your Account, we will charge an Authorized User Fee of $25 to your Account at the time such Authorized User is added.
 
Late Payment Fee. If we do not receive your Monthly Minimum Payment by the Closing Date of the Billing Cycle in which the Payment Due Date occurs and the amount past due on your Account is more than $9.99, we will charge a Late Payment Fee to your Account. The Late Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Late Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Late Payment Fee is $38. The Late Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Minimum Interest Charge Fee. If the periodic interest charge amounts computed in the How Interest Charges Are Determined section are an amount less than $.50, then a Minimum Interest Charge Fee of $.50 will be charged instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as a fee on your billing statement and added to your Purchases at our discretion.
 
Returned Payment Fee. If any payment on your Account is returned to us unpaid for any reason, we will charge a Returned Payment Fee to your Account. The Returned Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Returned Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Returned Payment Fee is $38. The Returned Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Overlimit Fee. If you elected to have overlimit coverage, we may charge an Overlimit Fee when a transaction causes you to go over or remain over your Credit Limit during any Billing Cycle. We may also charge you two additional Overlimit Fees if your New Balance remains over your Credit Limit as of the Payment Due Date in future Billing Cycles. We will only charge you one Overlimit Fee per Billing Cycle, even if you go over your Credit Limit multiple times in the same Billing Cycle. The Overlimit Fee is $27 if you were not charged an Overlimit Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Overlimit Fee is $38. The Overlimit Fee will never exceed the maximum amount you are over your Credit Limit during the Billing Cycle.
 
 
Documentation Fee. You may request a copy of a Statement previously sent to you for a Documentation Fee of $3 per Statement, which will be applied to your Account. Copies of sales tickets or other items posted to your Account may be obtained for a Documentation Fee of $10 per sales ticket or other item, which will be applied to your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will not impose any fee in connection with a good faith assertion of a billing error or other exercise
 
MILITARY LENDING ACT The Military Lending Act provides protections for certain members of the Armed Forces and their dependents (“Covered Borrowers”). The provisions of this section apply to Covered Borrowers. [If you would like more information about whether you are a Covered Borrower, you may contact us at 1-866-453-2636.
 
Statement of MAPR. Federal law provides important protections to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents relating to extensions of consumer credit. In general, the cost of consumer credit to a member of the Armed Forces and his or her dependent may not exceed an Annual Percentage Rate of 36%. This rate must include, as applicable to the credit transaction or account: (1) the costs associated with credit insurance premiums; (2) fees for ancillary products sold in connection with the credit transaction; (3) any application fee charged (other than certain application fees for specified credit transactions or accounts); and (4) any participation fee charged (other than certain participation fees for a credit card account).
 
Oral Disclosures. In order to hear important disclosures and payment information about your Account, you may call 1-866-875-5929.
 
Applicability of Arbitration of Disputes Provision. The Arbitration of Disputes Provision set forth in this document and the Cardholder Agreement does not apply to Covered Borrowers.
 
ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION CAREFULLY. UNLESS YOU SEND US THE REJECTION NOTICE DESCRIBED BELOW, THIS PROVISION WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT, AND MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT: (1) NEITHER A COURT NOR A JURY WILL RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; (2) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING; (3) LESS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE; AND (4) APPEAL RIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF, AS OF THE DATE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR AN ACCOUNT, YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OR A DEPENDENT OF SUCH MEMBER ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION OF THIS DOCUMENT LABELED “MILITARY LENDING ACT.” IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT, YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 1-866-453-2636.
 

Other Provisions

Change in Terms. Subject to the limitations of applicable law, we may, at any time, change or remove any of the terms and conditions of, or add new terms or conditions to, this Agreement. If required by applicable law, we will mail written notice of such a change to you in the manner required by such law. As of the effective date, the changed or new terms will apply to new Purchases and Cash Advances and also to the outstanding balance of your Account, subject to the limitations of applicable law.
 
Governing Law. This Agreement is controlled and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, including Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 408 Legal Tender and Interest) Section 408.145, except to the extent that such laws are inconsistent with controlling federal laws.
 
Arbitration of Disputes. The Cardholder Agreement, which we will send to you if approved, provides that you and we will resolve claims on your Account by binding arbitration as opposed to in court with a judge or jury. You may opt out of this arbitration provision within 60 days after the opening date of your Account. Your Cardholder Agreement will explain how you may do so. Your Cardholder Agreement terms will also provide that you waive the right to pursue class actions against us.
 
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS – KEEP THIS NOTICE FOR FUTURE USE
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
 
What To Do If You Think You Find A Mistake On Your Statement.  If you think there is an error on your statement, please write to us at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.
 
In your letter, give us the following information:
  • Account information:  Your name and Account Number.
  • Dollar amount.  The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Description of problem:  If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
 
You must contact us:
  • within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
  • at least three (3) business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.
 
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing. You may call us, but if you do we are not required to investigate any potential errors, and you may have to pay the amount in question.
 
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter.
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
  1. 1.   Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the error.
  2. 2.   Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill is correct.
 
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
  • We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
  • The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
  • While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
  • We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit line.
 
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
  • If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
  • If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will then send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
 
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us. If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question, even if your bill is correct.
 
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Account Purchase.  If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your Account, and you have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the Retailer, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the Purchase.
 
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
  1. 1.   The Purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the Purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your Purchase was based on an advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
  2. 2.   You must have used your Account for the Purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses your Account do not qualify.
  3. 3.  You must not yet have fully paid for the Purchase.
 
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may report you as delinquent.
 
 
STATE NOTICES

California Residents: A married applicant may apply for a separate credit account. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a consumer reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. After credit approval, each applicant shall have the right to use the credit account up to the limit of the credit account. Each applicant may be liable for amounts extended under the plan to any joint applicant.
 
Delaware Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month.
 
Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
 
Married Wisconsin Residents: No provision of any marital property agreement, unilateral statement or court decree adversely affects our rights, unless you give us a copy of such agreement, statement or court order before we grant you credit, or we have actual knowledge of the adverse obligation.  All obligations on this account will be incurred in the interest of your marriage or family.  You understand that we may be required to give notice of this account to your spouse.  Married Wisconsin residents must furnish the name and address of their spouse to Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, OR 97008.
 
Kentucky Residents: You may pay the unpaid balance of your credit account in whole or in part at any time.
 
New York and Vermont Residents: We may obtain a consumer report for any legitimate purpose in connection with your Genesis Credit Account or your application, including but not limited to reviewing, modifying, renewing and collecting on your Genesis Credit Account. Upon your request, we will inform you of the names and addresses of any Consumer Reporting Agencies that have furnished the reports. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department (1–800–518–8866) to obtain a comparative list of credit card rates, fees and grace periods.
 
Utah Residents:  As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
 
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Mid America Bank & Trust Company

Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases 23.9%
APR for Cash Advances 29.9%
Penalty APR and When It Applies 29.9%
This APR may be applied to your account if you:
1.  Make a late payment.
How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply? If your APR is increased for the above reason, the Penalty APR may apply to your account indefinitely.
Paying Interest Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month. We will begin charging interest on cash advances on the transaction date.
Minimum Interest Charge If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $.50.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
 
Fees
Set Up and Maintenance Fees





 

NOTICE: Some of these set up and maintenance fees will be assessed before you begin using your card and will reduce the amount of credit you initially have available.  For example, if you are assigned the credit limit of $300, your initial available credit will be only about $230.

  • Account Opening Fee
$5 (one- time)
  • Annual Fee
$70 the first year; $99 thereafter
Transaction Fees
 
 
  • Cash Advance
$0 during the first year; after the first year, either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater (not to exceed $100).
  • Foreign Transaction
1% of each transaction.
Penalty Fees  
  • Late Payment
Up to $38
  • Overlimit
Up to $38
  • Returned Payment Fee
Up to $38

How We Calculate Your Balance:  We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases)”.
See your Cardholder Agreement for more details.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your Cardholder Agreement.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Milestone Gold MasterCard is issued by Mid America Bank & Trust Company (“Mid America”). This offer is only valid for new accounts. You must be at least 18 years old (19 in AL), have a valid social security number, physical address, and a U.S. IP address.
 
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 us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies you when you open an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask you for your name, street 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 from you.
 
You authorize us to gather information about you, including from your employer, your bank, credit reporting agencies, and others, to verify your identity and evaluate your credit, and to review, maintain and perform collection activities on your account. If you ask us, we will tell you whether or not we requested your credit report, and the names and addresses of any credit reporting agencies that provided us with such reports.
 
To be approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account, you must meet our credit qualification criteria. You credit limit will be determined by your creditworthiness, your income and a review of your debt, including debt on your credit report. You will be informed of your credit limit when you are approved.
 
THE CREDIT LINE FOR A MILESTONE GOLD MASTERCARD IS $300.

Consent to Electronic Communications:  By submitting a prequalification request and/or application online, you agree to the following and this constitutes your consent for us to send you electronic communications about your prequalification, application, and account.  When you successfully consent and submit your prequalification and/or application through our website, you have successfully demonstrated that you are able to access the information we have posted on such online website.
 
Communications:  You consent to receive communications relating to a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account in electronic form.  The communications covered by your consent may include, but are not limited to, (i) the initial disclosure statement (ii) any disclosure required by federal, state or local law, including disclosures under the federal Truth in Lending Act, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and (iii) other disclosures, notices or communications in connection with your prequalification and/or application for a Milestone Gold MasterCard.
 
Withdrawing Consent:  You may not submit a pre-qualification request or application online for a Milestone Gold MasterCard unless you also provide your consent to receive electronic communications.  Because this consent applies only to the pre- qualification and application process, and not to any future communications, you do not have an opportunity to withdraw the consent after your prequalification request and application is submitted.
 
Hardware and Software Requirements:  In order to access and retain electronic communications, you must have the following:
  1. 1.   A widely used, recent generation web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox);
  2. 2.   A personal computer or equivalent device capable of connecting to the internet via dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless access protocol or equivalent;
  3. 3.  Adobe Reader 8.1 or later version; and
  4. 4.  Sufficient storage capacity on your hard drive or other data storage facility, or a means to print or store notices and information through your browser software.
 
Paper Copies of Communications:  Upon your request, we will provide you with a paper copy of a communication that we provide electronically.  If you would like a paper copy of any material, write to us at c/o Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, Oregon 97076.  There will be no charge for a paper copy of any material we have provided electronically.


Communications in Writing:  All communications in either electronic or paper format from us to you will be considered “in writing”.  You should print a copy of this consent and any other electronic communication that is important to you for your records.


Electronic Signatures:  You acknowledge that by clicking “Submit” or similar button on the application, you are indicating your intent to receive electronic communications about your pre–qualification and/or application request for a Milestone Gold MasterCard and that this shall constitute your signature.
 
Federal Law:  You acknowledge and agree that your consent is being provided in connection with a transaction affecting interstate commerce the is subject to federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and that you and we both intend that the Act apply to the fullest extent possible to validate our ability to conduct business with you by electronic means

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
Keep this document for your records. If you are approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard, we will mail you a complete Milestone Gold MasterCard Cardholder Agreement.
 
Definitions used in this document:
  • “you” and “your” means the applicant or cardholder;
  • “we”, “us” and “our” mean Mid America Bank & Trust Company;
  • “account” means your Milestone Gold MasterCard account
 
How Interest Charges Are Determined
Your interest charge for any Billing Cycle will include the following components, the total of which constitutes your total interest charge for the Billing Cycle:
  1. 1.   A Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge imposed on each Cash Advance transaction posted during a Billing Cycle, in an amount equal to the greater of $5 or 5% of the amount of each Cash Advance. Any unpaid Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charges will be added to the calculation of your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances. We will not charge any Cash Advance Transaction Fees, however, during the one- year period beginning on the date you open your Account.
  2. 2.   Periodic interest charge computed by applying the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate or Rates, determined as provided below under Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR) to:
    1. a.   your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances); and
    2. b.   your Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases).
However, if the total of the amounts so computed is an amount less than $.50, then a minimum interest charge of $.50 will be imposed instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as an interest charge on Purchases.
  1. 3.   A Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charge in an amount equal to 1% of the converted U.S. dollar amount of each transaction, including Cash Advances and Purchases, that is effected in any currency other than U.S. dollars.
 
When Interest Charges Begin to Accrue
Interest charges on Purchases will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Purchase is made, and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. However, we do not assess interest charges in the following circumstances:
 
  1. 1.   If you paid the New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date during the previous Billing Cycle, or if that New Balance was $0 or a credit balance, then:
    1. a.    if you pay the New Balance on your current Statement in full by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will not assess interest charges on Purchases during your current Billing Cycle; and
    2. b.   if you make a payment that is less than the New Balance by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will credit that payment as of the first day in your current Billing Cycle.
  2. 2.   If you had a New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle and you did not pay that New Balance by the Payment Due Date during that previous Billing Cycle, then we will not assess interest charges on any Purchases during the current Billing Cycle if you pay the New Balance at the beginning of your current Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle.
 
Periodic interest charges on Cash Advances will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Cash Advance is made and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. There is no grace period on Cash Advances and there is no period within which to pay to avoid interest charges on Cash Advances.
 
Calculating the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Subject to Interest Charges
Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases): To get the Average Daily Balance of Purchases, we take the beginning Purchase balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Purchases and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Purchases, add any new Purchases as of the date of transaction, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. On the first day of a Billing Cycle, we also add any unpaid Late Payment Fees, and Overlimit Fees. We add all other unpaid fees (except for Annual Fees, Authorized User Fees, and Priority Processing Fees) to the Purchase balance on the day the fee is posted to your Account. This gives us the daily balance for Purchases. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Purchases.
 
Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances): To get the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances, we take the beginning Cash Advance balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Cash Advances and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Cash Advances, add any new Cash Advances as of the date of transaction, add the Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge on any Cash Advances as of the transaction date of each Cash Advance, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. This gives us the daily balance for Cash Advances. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances.
 
Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR)
Monthly Periodic Rates: The Monthly Periodic Rate is calculated by dividing the APR by 12. The standard Purchase APR is 23.9% and the standard Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 1.9916%. The standard Purchase APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to Purchases unless the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate apply, as described in the next paragraph.
 
The APR and Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases will increase if we do not receive any Monthly Minimum Payment within 60 days of the date and time due. In such circumstance, the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to your Purchases, including new Purchases and existing Purchase balances. The penalty Purchase APR is 29.9% and the penalty Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 2.4916%. If we receive six consecutive Monthly Minimum Payments when due, then, starting with the next Billing Cycle, the penalty APR will no longer apply and the standard APR will apply to all Purchases. Otherwise, the penalty rate may continue to apply to your Account indefinitely.
 
The Cash Advance APR is 29.9% and the Monthly Periodic Rate for Cash Advances is 2.4916%.
 
Other Fees
In addition to interest charges, a variety of fees may be applied to your Account, as set forth below.
 
Account Opening Fee:  An Account Opening Fee is required to be paid in full at the time of application.  If, after your account is opened, your account opening fee payment is returned unpaid for any reason, your account will be closed.  See Account Opening Fee Refunds section for additional information.

Account Opening Fee Refunds:  If your account is closed before you have used it to make a purchase or cash advance and before a payment has been received, if you were charged an account opening fee, it will be refunded to you, and if your account was charged an Annual Fee, it will be credited.
 
Annual Fee. We will charge an initial Annual Fee of $70 to your Account on or about the date your Account is opened and then a renewal Annual Fee of $99 on or about each anniversary of that date. The initial Annual Fee is nonrefundable; the renewal Annual Fee is also nonrefundable unless you notify us to cancel your Account within 30 days from the mailing date of the billing Statement or other communication containing the renewal Annual Fee notice
 
Authorized User Fee. If you ask us and we agree to add an Authorized User to your Account, we will charge an Authorized User Fee of $25 to your Account at the time such Authorized User is added.
 
Late Payment Fee. If we do not receive your Monthly Minimum Payment by the Closing Date of the Billing Cycle in which the Payment Due Date occurs and the amount past due on your Account is more than $9.99, we will charge a Late Payment Fee to your Account. The Late Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Late Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Late Payment Fee is $38. The Late Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Minimum Interest Charge Fee. If the periodic interest charge amounts computed in the How Interest Charges Are Determined section are an amount less than $.50, then a Minimum Interest Charge Fee of $.50 will be charged instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as a fee on your billing statement and added to your Purchases at our discretion.
 
Returned Payment Fee. If any payment on your Account is returned to us unpaid for any reason, we will charge a Returned Payment Fee to your Account. The Returned Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Returned Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Returned Payment Fee is $38. The Returned Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Overlimit Fee. If you elected to have overlimit coverage, we may charge an Overlimit Fee when a transaction causes you to go over or remain over your Credit Limit during any Billing Cycle. We may also charge you two additional Overlimit Fees if your New Balance remains over your Credit Limit as of the Payment Due Date in future Billing Cycles. We will only charge you one Overlimit Fee per Billing Cycle, even if you go over your Credit Limit multiple times in the same Billing Cycle. The Overlimit Fee is $27 if you were not charged an Overlimit Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Overlimit Fee is $38. The Overlimit Fee will never exceed the maximum amount you are over your Credit Limit during the Billing Cycle.
 
Documentation Fee. You may request a copy of a Statement previously sent to you for a Documentation Fee of $3 per Statement, which will be applied to your Account. Copies of sales tickets or other items posted to your Account may be obtained for a Documentation Fee of $10 per sales ticket or other item, which will be applied to your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will not impose any fee in connection with a good faith assertion of a billing error or other exercise
 
MILITARY LENDING ACT The Military Lending Act provides protections for certain members of the Armed Forces and their dependents (“Covered Borrowers”). The provisions of this section apply to Covered Borrowers. [If you would like more information about whether you are a Covered Borrower, you may contact us at 1-866-453-2636.
 
Statement of MAPR. Federal law provides important protections to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents relating to extensions of consumer credit. In general, the cost of consumer credit to a member of the Armed Forces and his or her dependent may not exceed an Annual Percentage Rate of 36%. This rate must include, as applicable to the credit transaction or account: (1) the costs associated with credit insurance premiums; (2) fees for ancillary products sold in connection with the credit transaction; (3) any application fee charged (other than certain application fees for specified credit transactions or accounts); and (4) any participation fee charged (other than certain participation fees for a credit card account).
 
Oral Disclosures. In order to hear important disclosures and payment information about your Account, you may call 1-866-875-5929.
 
Applicability of Arbitration of Disputes Provision. The Arbitration of Disputes Provision set forth in this document and the Cardholder Agreement does not apply to Covered Borrowers.
 
ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION CAREFULLY. UNLESS YOU SEND US THE REJECTION NOTICE DESCRIBED BELOW, THIS PROVISION WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT, AND MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT: (1) NEITHER A COURT NOR A JURY WILL RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; (2) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING; (3) LESS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE; AND (4) APPEAL RIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF, AS OF THE DATE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR AN ACCOUNT, YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OR A DEPENDENT OF SUCH MEMBER ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION OF THIS DOCUMENT LABELED “MILITARY LENDING ACT.” IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT, YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 1-866-453-2636.
 

Other Provisions

Change in Terms. Subject to the limitations of applicable law, we may, at any time, change or remove any of the terms and conditions of, or add new terms or conditions to, this Agreement. If required by applicable law, we will mail written notice of such a change to you in the manner required by such law. As of the effective date, the changed or new terms will apply to new Purchases and Cash Advances and also to the outstanding balance of your Account, subject to the limitations of applicable law.
 
Governing Law. This Agreement is controlled and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, including Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 408 Legal Tender and Interest) Section 408.145, except to the extent that such laws are inconsistent with controlling federal laws.
 
Arbitration of Disputes. The Cardholder Agreement, which we will send to you if approved, provides that you and we will resolve claims on your Account by binding arbitration as opposed to in court with a judge or jury. You may opt out of this arbitration provision within 60 days after the opening date of your Account. Your Cardholder Agreement will explain how you may do so. Your Cardholder Agreement terms will also provide that you waive the right to pursue class actions against us.
 
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS – KEEP THIS NOTICE FOR FUTURE USE
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
 
What To Do If You Think You Find A Mistake On Your Statement.  If you think there is an error on your statement, please write to us at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.
 
In your letter, give us the following information:
  • Account information:  Your name and Account Number.
  • Dollar amount.  The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Description of problem:  If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
 
You must contact us:
  • within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
  • at least three (3) business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.
 
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing. You may call us, but if you do we are not required to investigate any potential errors, and you may have to pay the amount in question.
 
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter.
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
  1. 1.   Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the error.
  2. 2.   Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill is correct.
 
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
  • We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
  • The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
  • While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
  • We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit line.
 
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
  • If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
  • If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will then send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
 
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us. If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question, even if your bill is correct.
 
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Account Purchase.  If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your Account, and you have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the Retailer, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the Purchase.
 
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
  1. 1.   The Purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the Purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your Purchase was based on an advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
  2. 2.   You must have used your Account for the Purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses your Account do not qualify.
  3. 3.  You must not yet have fully paid for the Purchase.
 
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may report you as delinquent.
 
 
STATE NOTICES

California Residents: A married applicant may apply for a separate credit account. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a consumer reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. After credit approval, each applicant shall have the right to use the credit account up to the limit of the credit account. Each applicant may be liable for amounts extended under the plan to any joint applicant.
 
Delaware Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month.
 
Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
 
Married Wisconsin Residents: No provision of any marital property agreement, unilateral statement or court decree adversely affects our rights, unless you give us a copy of such agreement, statement or court order before we grant you credit, or we have actual knowledge of the adverse obligation.  All obligations on this account will be incurred in the interest of your marriage or family.  You understand that we may be required to give notice of this account to your spouse.  Married Wisconsin residents must furnish the name and address of their spouse to Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, OR 97008.
 
Kentucky Residents: You may pay the unpaid balance of your credit account in whole or in part at any time.
 
New York and Vermont Residents: We may obtain a consumer report for any legitimate purpose in connection with your Genesis Credit Account or your application, including but not limited to reviewing, modifying, renewing and collecting on your Genesis Credit Account. Upon your request, we will inform you of the names and addresses of any Consumer Reporting Agencies that have furnished the reports. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department (1–800–518–8866) to obtain a comparative list of credit card rates, fees and grace periods.
 
Utah Residents:  As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
 
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Mid America Bank & Trust Company

Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases 23.9%
APR for Cash Advances 29.9%
Penalty APR and When It Applies 29.9%
This APR may be applied to your account if you:
1.  Make a late payment.
How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply? If your APR is increased for any of these above reasons, the Penalty APR may apply to your account indefinitely.
Paying Interest Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month. We will begin charging interest on cash advances on the transaction date..
Minimum Interest Charge If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $.50.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
 
Fees
Set Up and Maintenance Fees







 

NOTICE: Some of these set up and maintenance fees will be assessed before you begin using your card and will reduce the amount of credit you initially have available.  For example, if you are assigned the credit limit of $300, your initial available credit will be only about $250.


 You may still reject this plan, provided that you have not yet used the account or paid a fee after receiving a billing statement. If you do reject the plan, you are not responsible for any fees or charges.
 
  • Account Opening Fee
$25 (one-time)
 
  • Annual Fee
$50 the first year; $99 thereafter
Transaction Fees
 
 
  • Cash Advance
$0 during the first year; after the first year, either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater (not to exceed $100).
  • Foreign Transaction
1% of each transaction.
Penalty Fees  
  • Late Payment
Up to $38
  • Overlimit
Up to $38
  • Returned Payment Fee:
Up to $38

How We Will Calculate Your Balance:  We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases)”. See your Cardholder Agreement for more details.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your Cardholder Agreement.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Milestone Gold MasterCard is issued by Mid America Bank & Trust Company (“Mid America”). This offer is only valid for new accounts. You must be at least 18 years old (19 in AL), have a valid social security number, physical address, and a U.S. IP address.
 
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 us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies you when you open an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask you for your name, street 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 from you.
 
You authorize us to gather information about you, including from your employer, your bank, credit reporting agencies, and others, to verify your identity and evaluate your credit, and to review, maintain and perform collection activities on your account. If you ask us, we will tell you whether or not we requested your credit report, and the names and addresses of any credit reporting agencies that provided us with such reports.
 
To be approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account, you must meet our credit qualification criteria. You credit limit will be determined by your creditworthiness, your income and a review of your debt, including debt on your credit report. You will be informed of your credit limit when you are approved.
 
THE CREDIT LINE FOR A MILESTONE GOLD MASTERCARD IS $300.

Consent to Electronic Communications:  By submitting a prequalification request and/or application online, you agree to the following and this constitutes your consent for us to send you electronic communications about your prequalification, application, and account.  When you successfully consent and submit your prequalification and/or application through our website, you have successfully demonstrated that you are able to access the information we have posted on such online website.
 
Communications:  You consent to receive communications relating to a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account in electronic form.  The communications covered by your consent may include, but are not limited to, (i) the initial disclosure statement (ii) any disclosure required by federal, state or local law, including disclosures under the federal Truth in Lending Act, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and (iii) other disclosures, notices or communications in connection with your prequalification and/or application for a Milestone Gold MasterCard.
 
Withdrawing Consent:  You may not submit a pre-qualification request or application online for a Milestone Gold MasterCard unless you also provide your consent to receive electronic communications.  Because this consent applies only to the pre-qualification and application process, and not to any future communications, you do not have an opportunity to withdraw the consent after your prequalification request and application is submitted.
 
Hardware and Software Requirements:  In order to access and retain electronic communications, you must have the following:
  1. 1.   A widely used, recent generation web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox);
  2. 2.   A personal computer or equivalent device capable of connecting to the internet via dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless access protocol or equivalent;
  3. 3.  Adobe Reader 8.1 or later version; and
  4. 4.  Sufficient storage capacity on your hard drive or other data storage facility, or a means to print or store notices and information through your browser software.
 
Paper Copies of Communications:  Upon your request, we will provide you with a paper copy of a communication that we provide electronically.  If you would like a paper copy of any material, write to us at c/o Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, Oregon 97076.  There will be no charge for a paper copy of any material we have provided electronically.


Communications in Writing:  All communications in either electronic or paper format from us to you will be considered “in writing”.  You should print a copy of this consent and any other electronic communication that is important to you for your records.


Electronic Signatures:  You acknowledge that by clicking “Submit” or similar button on the application, you are indicating your intent to receive electronic communications about your pre–qualification and/or application request for a Milestone Gold MasterCard and that this shall constitute your signature.
 
Federal Law:  You acknowledge and agree that your consent is being provided in connection with a transaction affecting interstate commerce the is subject to federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and that you and we both intend that the Act apply to the fullest extent possible to validate our ability to conduct business with you by electronic means

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
Keep this document for your records. If you are approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard, we will mail you a complete Milestone Gold MasterCard Cardholder Agreement.
 
Definitions used in this document:
  • “you” and “your” means the applicant or cardholder;
  • “we”, “us” and “our” mean Mid America Bank & Trust Company;
  • “account” means your Milestone Gold MasterCard account
 
How Interest Charges Are Determined
Your interest charge for any Billing Cycle will include the following components, the total of which constitutes your total interest charge for the Billing Cycle:
  1. 1.   A Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge imposed on each Cash Advance transaction posted during a Billing Cycle, in an amount equal to the greater of $5 or 5% of the amount of each Cash Advance. Any unpaid Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charges will be added to the calculation of your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances. We will not charge any Cash Advance Transaction Fees, however, during the one-year period beginning on the date you open your Account.
  2. 2.   Periodic interest charge computed by applying the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate or Rates, determined as provided below under Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR) to:
    1. a.   your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances); and
    2. b.   your Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases).
However, if the total of the amounts so computed is an amount less than $.50, then a minimum interest charge of $.50 will be imposed instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as an interest charge on Purchases.
  1. 3.   A Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charge in an amount equal to 1% of the converted U.S. dollar amount of each transaction, including Cash Advances and Purchases, that is effected in any currency other than U.S. dollars.
 
When Interest Charges Begin to Accrue
Interest charges on Purchases will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Purchase is made, and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. However, we do not assess interest charges in the following circumstances:
 
  1. 1.   If you paid the New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date during the previous Billing Cycle, or if that New Balance was $0 or a credit balance, then:
    1. a.    if you pay the New Balance on your current Statement in full by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will not assess interest charges on Purchases during your current Billing Cycle; and
    2. b.   if you make a payment that is less than the New Balance by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will credit that payment as of the first day in your current Billing Cycle.
  2. 2.   If you had a New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle and you did not pay that New Balance by the Payment Due Date during that previous Billing Cycle, then we will not assess interest charges on any Purchases during the current Billing Cycle if you pay the New Balance at the beginning of your current Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle.
 
Periodic interest charges on Cash Advances will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Cash Advance is made and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. There is no grace period on Cash Advances and there is no period within which to pay to avoid interest charges on Cash Advances.
 
Calculating the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Subject to Interest Charges
Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases): To get the Average Daily Balance of Purchases, we take the beginning Purchase balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Purchases and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Purchases, add any new Purchases as of the date of transaction, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. On the first day of a Billing Cycle, we also add any unpaid Late Payment Fees, and Overlimit Fees. We add all other unpaid fees (except for Annual Fees, Authorized User Fees, and Priority Processing Fees) to the Purchase balance on the day the fee is posted to your Account. This gives us the daily balance for Purchases. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Purchases.
 
Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances): To get the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances, we take the beginning Cash Advance balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Cash Advances and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Cash Advances, add any new Cash Advances as of the date of transaction, add the Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge on any Cash Advances as of the transaction date of each Cash Advance, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. This gives us the daily balance for Cash Advances. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances.
 
Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR)
Monthly Periodic Rates: The Monthly Periodic Rate is calculated by dividing the APR by 12. The standard Purchase APR is 23.9% and the standard Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 1.9916%. The standard Purchase APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to Purchases unless the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate apply, as described in the next paragraph.
 
The APR and Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases will increase if we do not receive any Monthly Minimum Payment within 60 days of the date and time due. In such circumstance, the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to your Purchases, including new Purchases and existing Purchase balances. The penalty Purchase APR is 29.9% and the penalty Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 2.4916%. If we receive six consecutive Monthly Minimum Payments when due, then, starting with the next Billing Cycle, the penalty APR will no longer apply and the standard APR will apply to all Purchases. Otherwise, the penalty rate may continue to apply to your Account indefinitely.
 
The Cash Advance APR is 29.9% and the Monthly Periodic Rate for Cash Advances is 2.4916%.
 
Other Fees
In addition to interest charges, a variety of fees may be applied to your Account, as set forth below.
 
Account Opening Fee:  An Account Opening Fee is required to be paid in full at the time of application.  If, after your account is opened, your account opening fee payment is returned unpaid for any reason, your account will be closed.  See Account Opening Fee Refunds section for additional information.

Account Opening Fee Refunds:  If your account is closed before you have used it to make a purchase or cash advance and before a payment has been received, if you were charged an account opening fee, it will be refunded to you, and if your account was charged an Annual Fee, it will be credited.
 
Annual Fee. We will charge an initial Annual Fee of $50 to your Account on or about the date your Account is opened and then a renewal Annual Fee of $99 on or about each anniversary of that date. The initial Annual Fee is nonrefundable; the renewal Annual Fee is also nonrefundable unless you notify us to cancel your Account within 30 days from the mailing date of the billing Statement or other communication containing the renewal Annual Fee notice
 
Authorized User Fee. If you ask us and we agree to add an Authorized User to your Account, we will charge an Authorized User Fee of $25 to your Account at the time such Authorized User is added.
 
Late Payment Fee. If we do not receive your Monthly Minimum Payment by the Closing Date of the Billing Cycle in which the Payment Due Date occurs and the amount past due on your Account is more than $9.99, we will charge a Late Payment Fee to your Account. The Late Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Late Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Late Payment Fee is $38. The Late Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Minimum Interest Charge Fee. If the periodic interest charge amounts computed in the How Interest Charges Are Determined section are an amount less than $.50, then a Minimum Interest Charge Fee of $.50 will be charged instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as a fee on your billing statement and added to your Purchases at our discretion.
 
Returned Payment Fee. If any payment on your Account is returned to us unpaid for any reason, we will charge a Returned Payment Fee to your Account. The Returned Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Returned Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Returned Payment Fee is $38. The Returned Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Overlimit Fee. If you elected to have overlimit coverage, we may charge an Overlimit Fee when a transaction causes you to go over or remain over your Credit Limit during any Billing Cycle. We may also charge you two additional Overlimit Fees if your New Balance remains over your Credit Limit as of the Payment Due Date in future Billing Cycles. We will only charge you one Overlimit Fee per Billing Cycle, even if you go over your Credit Limit multiple times in the same Billing Cycle. The Overlimit Fee is $27 if you were not charged an Overlimit Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Overlimit Fee is $38. The Overlimit Fee will never exceed the maximum amount you are over your Credit Limit during the Billing Cycle.
 
 
Documentation Fee. You may request a copy of a Statement previously sent to you for a Documentation Fee of $3 per Statement, which will be applied to your Account. Copies of sales tickets or other items posted to your Account may be obtained for a Documentation Fee of $10 per sales ticket or other item, which will be applied to your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will not impose any fee in connection with a good faith assertion of a billing error or other exercise
 
MILITARY LENDING ACT The Military Lending Act provides protections for certain members of the Armed Forces and their dependents (“Covered Borrowers”). The provisions of this section apply to Covered Borrowers. [If you would like more information about whether you are a Covered Borrower, you may contact us at 1-866-453-2636.
 
Statement of MAPR. Federal law provides important protections to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents relating to extensions of consumer credit. In general, the cost of consumer credit to a member of the Armed Forces and his or her dependent may not exceed an Annual Percentage Rate of 36%. This rate must include, as applicable to the credit transaction or account: (1) the costs associated with credit insurance premiums; (2) fees for ancillary products sold in connection with the credit transaction; (3) any application fee charged (other than certain application fees for specified credit transactions or accounts); and (4) any participation fee charged (other than certain participation fees for a credit card account).
 
Oral Disclosures. In order to hear important disclosures and payment information about your Account, you may call 1-866-875-5929.
 
Applicability of Arbitration of Disputes Provision. The Arbitration of Disputes Provision set forth in this document and the Cardholder Agreement does not apply to Covered Borrowers.
 
ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION CAREFULLY. UNLESS YOU SEND US THE REJECTION NOTICE DESCRIBED BELOW, THIS PROVISION WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT, AND MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT: (1) NEITHER A COURT NOR A JURY WILL RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; (2) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING; (3) LESS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE; AND (4) APPEAL RIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF, AS OF THE DATE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR AN ACCOUNT, YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OR A DEPENDENT OF SUCH MEMBER ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION OF THIS DOCUMENT LABELED “MILITARY LENDING ACT.” IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT, YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 1-866-453-2636.
 

Other Provisions

Change in Terms. Subject to the limitations of applicable law, we may, at any time, change or remove any of the terms and conditions of, or add new terms or conditions to, this Agreement. If required by applicable law, we will mail written notice of such a change to you in the manner required by such law. As of the effective date, the changed or new terms will apply to new Purchases and Cash Advances and also to the outstanding balance of your Account, subject to the limitations of applicable law.
 
Governing Law. This Agreement is controlled and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, including Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 408 Legal Tender and Interest) Section 408.145, except to the extent that such laws are inconsistent with controlling federal laws.
 
Arbitration of Disputes. The Cardholder Agreement, which we will send to you if approved, provides that you and we will resolve claims on your Account by binding arbitration as opposed to in court with a judge or jury. You may opt out of this arbitration provision within 60 days after the opening date of your Account. Your Cardholder Agreement will explain how you may do so. Your Cardholder Agreement terms will also provide that you waive the right to pursue class actions against us.
 
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS – KEEP THIS NOTICE FOR FUTURE USE
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
 
What To Do If You Think You Find A Mistake On Your Statement.  If you think there is an error on your statement, please write to us at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.
 
In your letter, give us the following information:
  • Account information:  Your name and Account Number.
  • Dollar amount.  The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Description of problem:  If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
 
You must contact us:
  • within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
  • at least three (3) business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.
 
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing. You may call us, but if you do we are not required to investigate any potential errors, and you may have to pay the amount in question.
 
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter.
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
  1. 1.   Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the error.
  2. 2.   Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill is correct.
 
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
  • We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
  • The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
  • While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
  • We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit line.
 
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
  • If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
  • If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will then send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
 
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us. If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question, even if your bill is correct.
 
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Account Purchase.  If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your Account, and you have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the Retailer, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the Purchase.
 
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
  1. 1.   The Purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the Purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your Purchase was based on an advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
  2. 2.   You must have used your Account for the Purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses your Account do not qualify.
  3. 3.  You must not yet have fully paid for the Purchase.
 
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may report you as delinquent.
 
 
STATE NOTICES

California Residents: A married applicant may apply for a separate credit account. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a consumer reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. After credit approval, each applicant shall have the right to use the credit account up to the limit of the credit account. Each applicant may be liable for amounts extended under the plan to any joint applicant.
 
Delaware Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month.
 
Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
 
Married Wisconsin Residents: No provision of any marital property agreement, unilateral statement or court decree adversely affects our rights, unless you give us a copy of such agreement, statement or court order before we grant you credit, or we have actual knowledge of the adverse obligation.  All obligations on this account will be incurred in the interest of your marriage or family.  You understand that we may be required to give notice of this account to your spouse.  Married Wisconsin residents must furnish the name and address of their spouse to Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, OR 97008.
 
Kentucky Residents: You may pay the unpaid balance of your credit account in whole or in part at any time.
 
New York and Vermont Residents: We may obtain a consumer report for any legitimate purpose in connection with your Genesis Credit Account or your application, including but not limited to reviewing, modifying, renewing and collecting on your Genesis Credit Account. Upon your request, we will inform you of the names and addresses of any Consumer Reporting Agencies that have furnished the reports. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department (1–800–518–8866) to obtain a comparative list of credit card rates, fees and grace periods.
 
Utah Residents:  As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
 
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Mid America Bank & Trust Company

Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases 23.9%
APR for Cash Advances 29.9%
Penalty APR and When It Applies 29.9%
This APR may be applied to your account if you:
1.  Make a late payment.
How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply? If your APR is increased for any of these above reasons, the Penalty APR may apply to your account indefinitely.
Paying Interest Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month. We will begin charging interest on cash advances on the transaction date..
Minimum Interest Charge If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $.50.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
 
Fees
Set Up and Maintenance Fees







 

NOTICE: Some of these set up and maintenance fees will be assessed before you begin using your card and will reduce the amount of credit you initially have available.  For example, if you are assigned the credit limit of $300, your initial available credit will be only about $275.

  • Account Opening Fee
$50 (one-time)
 
  • Annual Fee
$25 the first year; $99 thereafter
Transaction Fees
 
 
  • Cash Advance
$0 during the first year; after the first year, either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater (not to exceed $100).
  • Foreign Transaction
1% of each transaction.
Penalty Fees  
  • Late Payment
Up to $38
  • Overlimit
Up to $38
  • Returned Payment Fee:
Up to $38

How We Will Calculate Your Balance:  We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases)”. See your Cardholder Agreement for more details.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your Cardholder Agreement.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Milestone Gold MasterCard is issued by Mid America Bank & Trust Company (“Mid America”). This offer is only valid for new accounts. You must be at least 18 years old (19 in AL), have a valid social security number, physical address, and a U.S. IP address.
 
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 us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies you when you open an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask you for your name, street 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 from you.
 
You authorize us to gather information about you, including from your employer, your bank, credit reporting agencies, and others, to verify your identity and evaluate your credit, and to review, maintain and perform collection activities on your account. If you ask us, we will tell you whether or not we requested your credit report, and the names and addresses of any credit reporting agencies that provided us with such reports.
 
To be approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account, you must meet our credit qualification criteria. You credit limit will be determined by your creditworthiness, your income and a review of your debt, including debt on your credit report. You will be informed of your credit limit when you are approved.
 
THE CREDIT LINE FOR A MILESTONE GOLD MASTERCARD IS $300.
 
Consent to Electronic Communications:  By submitting a prequalification request and/or application online, you agree to the following and this constitutes your consent for us to send you electronic communications about your prequalification, application, and account.  When you successfully consent and submit your prequalification and/or application through our website, you have successfully demonstrated that you are able to access the information we have posted on such online website.
 
Communications:  You consent to receive communications relating to a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account in electronic form.  The communications covered by your consent may include, but are not limited to, (i) the initial disclosure statement (ii) any disclosure required by federal, state or local law, including disclosures under the federal Truth in Lending Act, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and (iii) other disclosures, notices or communications in connection with your prequalification and/or application for a Milestone Gold MasterCard.
 
Withdrawing Consent:  You may not submit a pre-qualification request or application online for a Milestone Gold MasterCard unless you also provide your consent to receive electronic communications.  Because this consent applies only to the pre-qualification and application process, and not to any future communications, you do not have an opportunity to withdraw the consent after your prequalification request and application is submitted.
 
Hardware and Software Requirements:  In order to access and retain electronic communications, you must have the following:
  1. 1.   A widely used, recent generation web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox);
  2. 2.   A personal computer or equivalent device capable of connecting to the internet via dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless access protocol or equivalent;
  3. 3.  Adobe Reader 8.1 or later version; and
  4. 4.  Sufficient storage capacity on your hard drive or other data storage facility, or a means to print or store notices and information through your browser software.
 
Paper Copies of Communications:  Upon your request, we will provide you with a paper copy of a communication that we provide electronically.  If you would like a paper copy of any material, write to us at c/o Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, Oregon 97076.  There will be no charge for a paper copy of any material we have provided electronically.


Communications in Writing:  All communications in either electronic or paper format from us to you will be considered “in writing”.  You should print a copy of this consent and any other electronic communication that is important to you for your records.


Electronic Signatures:  You acknowledge that by clicking “Submit” or similar button on the application, you are indicating your intent to receive electronic communications about your pre–qualification and/or application request for a Milestone Gold MasterCard and that this shall constitute your signature.
 
Federal Law:  You acknowledge and agree that your consent is being provided in connection with a transaction affecting interstate commerce the is subject to federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and that you and we both intend that the Act apply to the fullest extent possible to validate our ability to conduct business with you by electronic means

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
Keep this document for your records. If you are approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard, we will mail you a complete Milestone Gold MasterCard Cardholder Agreement.
 
Definitions used in this document:
  • “you” and “your” means the applicant or cardholder;
  • “we”, “us” and “our” mean Mid America Bank & Trust Company;
  • “account” means your Milestone Gold MasterCard account
 
How Interest Charges Are Determined
Your interest charge for any Billing Cycle will include the following components, the total of which constitutes your total interest charge for the Billing Cycle:
  1. 1.   A Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge imposed on each Cash Advance transaction posted during a Billing Cycle, in an amount equal to the greater of $5 or 5% of the amount of each Cash Advance. Any unpaid Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charges will be added to the calculation of your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances. We will not charge any Cash Advance Transaction Fees, however, during the one-year period beginning on the date you open your Account.
  2. 2.   Periodic interest charge computed by applying the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate or Rates, determined as provided below under Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR) to:
    1. a.   your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances); and
    2. b.   your Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases).
However, if the total of the amounts so computed is an amount less than $.50, then a minimum interest charge of $.50 will be imposed instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as an interest charge on Purchases.
  1. 3.   A Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charge in an amount equal to 1% of the converted U.S. dollar amount of each transaction, including Cash Advances and Purchases, that is effected in any currency other than U.S. dollars.
 
When Interest Charges Begin to Accrue
Interest charges on Purchases will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Purchase is made, and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. However, we do not assess interest charges in the following circumstances:
 
  1. 1.   If you paid the New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date during the previous Billing Cycle, or if that New Balance was $0 or a credit balance, then:
    1. a.    if you pay the New Balance on your current Statement in full by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will not assess interest charges on Purchases during your current Billing Cycle; and
    2. b.   if you make a payment that is less than the New Balance by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will credit that payment as of the first day in your current Billing Cycle.
  2. 2.   If you had a New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle and you did not pay that New Balance by the Payment Due Date during that previous Billing Cycle, then we will not assess interest charges on any Purchases during the current Billing Cycle if you pay the New Balance at the beginning of your current Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle.
 
Periodic interest charges on Cash Advances will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Cash Advance is made and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. There is no grace period on Cash Advances and there is no period within which to pay to avoid interest charges on Cash Advances.
 
Calculating the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Subject to Interest Charges
Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases): To get the Average Daily Balance of Purchases, we take the beginning Purchase balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Purchases and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Purchases, add any new Purchases as of the date of transaction, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. On the first day of a Billing Cycle, we also add any unpaid Late Payment Fees, and Overlimit Fees. We add all other unpaid fees (except for Annual Fees, Authorized User Fees, and Priority Processing Fees) to the Purchase balance on the day the fee is posted to your Account. This gives us the daily balance for Purchases. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Purchases.
 
Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances): To get the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances, we take the beginning Cash Advance balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Cash Advances and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Cash Advances, add any new Cash Advances as of the date of transaction, add the Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge on any Cash Advances as of the transaction date of each Cash Advance, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. This gives us the daily balance for Cash Advances. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances.
 
Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR)
Monthly Periodic Rates: The Monthly Periodic Rate is calculated by dividing the APR by 12. The standard Purchase APR is 23.9% and the standard Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 1.9916%. The standard Purchase APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to Purchases unless the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate apply, as described in the next paragraph.
 
The APR and Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases will increase if we do not receive any Monthly Minimum Payment within 60 days of the date and time due. In such circumstance, the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to your Purchases, including new Purchases and existing Purchase balances. The penalty Purchase APR is 29.9% and the penalty Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 2.4916%. If we receive six consecutive Monthly Minimum Payments when due, then, starting with the next Billing Cycle, the penalty APR will no longer apply and the standard APR will apply to all Purchases. Otherwise, the penalty rate may continue to apply to your Account indefinitely.
 
The Cash Advance APR is 29.9% and the Monthly Periodic Rate for Cash Advances is 2.4916%.
 
Other Fees
In addition to interest charges, a variety of fees may be applied to your Account, as set forth below.
 
Account Opening Fee:  An Account Opening Fee is required to be paid in full at the time of application.  If, after your account is opened, your account opening fee payment is returned unpaid for any reason, your account will be closed.  See Account Opening Fee Refunds section for additional information.

Account Opening Fee Refunds:  If your account is closed before you have used it to make a purchase or cash advance and before a payment has been received, if you were charged an account opening fee, it will be refunded to you, and if your account was charged an Annual Fee, it will be credited.
 
Annual Fee. We will charge an initial Annual Fee of $25 to your Account on or about the date your Account is opened and then a renewal Annual Fee of $99 on or about each anniversary of that date. The initial Annual Fee is nonrefundable; the renewal Annual Fee is also nonrefundable unless you notify us to cancel your Account within 30 days from the mailing date of the billing Statement or other communication containing the renewal Annual Fee notice
 
Authorized User Fee. If you ask us and we agree to add an Authorized User to your Account, we will charge an Authorized User Fee of $25 to your Account at the time such Authorized User is added.
 
Late Payment Fee. If we do not receive your Monthly Minimum Payment by the Closing Date of the Billing Cycle in which the Payment Due Date occurs and the amount past due on your Account is more than $9.99, we will charge a Late Payment Fee to your Account. The Late Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Late Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Late Payment Fee is $38. The Late Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Minimum Interest Charge Fee. If the periodic interest charge amounts computed in the How Interest Charges Are Determined section are an amount less than $.50, then a Minimum Interest Charge Fee of $.50 will be charged instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as a fee on your billing statement and added to your Purchases at our discretion.
 
Returned Payment Fee. If any payment on your Account is returned to us unpaid for any reason, we will charge a Returned Payment Fee to your Account. The Returned Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Returned Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Returned Payment Fee is $38. The Returned Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Overlimit Fee. If you elected to have overlimit coverage, we may charge an Overlimit Fee when a transaction causes you to go over or remain over your Credit Limit during any Billing Cycle. We may also charge you two additional Overlimit Fees if your New Balance remains over your Credit Limit as of the Payment Due Date in future Billing Cycles. We will only charge you one Overlimit Fee per Billing Cycle, even if you go over your Credit Limit multiple times in the same Billing Cycle. The Overlimit Fee is $27 if you were not charged an Overlimit Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Overlimit Fee is $38. The Overlimit Fee will never exceed the maximum amount you are over your Credit Limit during the Billing Cycle.
 
 
Documentation Fee. You may request a copy of a Statement previously sent to you for a Documentation Fee of $3 per Statement, which will be applied to your Account. Copies of sales tickets or other items posted to your Account may be obtained for a Documentation Fee of $10 per sales ticket or other item, which will be applied to your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will not impose any fee in connection with a good faith assertion of a billing error or other exercise
 
MILITARY LENDING ACT The Military Lending Act provides protections for certain members of the Armed Forces and their dependents (“Covered Borrowers”). The provisions of this section apply to Covered Borrowers. [If you would like more information about whether you are a Covered Borrower, you may contact us at 1-866-453-2636.
 
Statement of MAPR. Federal law provides important protections to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents relating to extensions of consumer credit. In general, the cost of consumer credit to a member of the Armed Forces and his or her dependent may not exceed an Annual Percentage Rate of 36%. This rate must include, as applicable to the credit transaction or account: (1) the costs associated with credit insurance premiums; (2) fees for ancillary products sold in connection with the credit transaction; (3) any application fee charged (other than certain application fees for specified credit transactions or accounts); and (4) any participation fee charged (other than certain participation fees for a credit card account).
 
Oral Disclosures. In order to hear important disclosures and payment information about your Account, you may call 1-866-875-5929.
 
Applicability of Arbitration of Disputes Provision. The Arbitration of Disputes Provision set forth in this document and the Cardholder Agreement does not apply to Covered Borrowers.
 
ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION CAREFULLY. UNLESS YOU SEND US THE REJECTION NOTICE DESCRIBED BELOW, THIS PROVISION WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT, AND MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT: (1) NEITHER A COURT NOR A JURY WILL RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; (2) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING; (3) LESS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE; AND (4) APPEAL RIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF, AS OF THE DATE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR AN ACCOUNT, YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OR A DEPENDENT OF SUCH MEMBER ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION OF THIS DOCUMENT LABELED “MILITARY LENDING ACT.” IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT, YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 1-866-453-2636.
 

Other Provisions

Change in Terms. Subject to the limitations of applicable law, we may, at any time, change or remove any of the terms and conditions of, or add new terms or conditions to, this Agreement. If required by applicable law, we will mail written notice of such a change to you in the manner required by such law. As of the effective date, the changed or new terms will apply to new Purchases and Cash Advances and also to the outstanding balance of your Account, subject to the limitations of applicable law.
 
Governing Law. This Agreement is controlled and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, including Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 408 Legal Tender and Interest) Section 408.145, except to the extent that such laws are inconsistent with controlling federal laws.
 
Arbitration of Disputes. The Cardholder Agreement, which we will send to you if approved, provides that you and we will resolve claims on your Account by binding arbitration as opposed to in court with a judge or jury. You may opt out of this arbitration provision within 60 days after the opening date of your Account. Your Cardholder Agreement will explain how you may do so. Your Cardholder Agreement terms will also provide that you waive the right to pursue class actions against us.
 
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS – KEEP THIS NOTICE FOR FUTURE USE
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
 
What To Do If You Think You Find A Mistake On Your Statement.  If you think there is an error on your statement, please write to us at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.
 
In your letter, give us the following information:
  • Account information:  Your name and Account Number.
  • Dollar amount.  The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Description of problem:  If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
 
You must contact us:
  • within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
  • at least three (3) business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.
 
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing. You may call us, but if you do we are not required to investigate any potential errors, and you may have to pay the amount in question.
 
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter.
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
  1. 1.   Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the error.
  2. 2.   Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill is correct.
 
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
  • We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
  • The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
  • While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
  • We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit line.
 
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
  • If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
  • If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will then send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
 
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us. If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question, even if your bill is correct.
 
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Account Purchase.  If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your Account, and you have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the Retailer, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the Purchase.
 
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
  1. 1.   The Purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the Purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your Purchase was based on an advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
  2. 2.   You must have used your Account for the Purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses your Account do not qualify.
  3. 3.  You must not yet have fully paid for the Purchase.
 
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may report you as delinquent.
 
 
STATE NOTICES
 
California Residents: A married applicant may apply for a separate credit account. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a consumer reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. After credit approval, each applicant shall have the right to use the credit account up to the limit of the credit account. Each applicant may be liable for amounts extended under the plan to any joint applicant.
 
Delaware Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month.
 
Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
 
Married Wisconsin Residents: No provision of any marital property agreement, unilateral statement or court decree adversely affects our rights, unless you give us a copy of such agreement, statement or court order before we grant you credit, or we have actual knowledge of the adverse obligation.  All obligations on this account will be incurred in the interest of your marriage or family.  You understand that we may be required to give notice of this account to your spouse.  Married Wisconsin residents must furnish the name and address of their spouse to Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, OR 97008.
 
Kentucky Residents: You may pay the unpaid balance of your credit account in whole or in part at any time.
 
New York and Vermont Residents: We may obtain a consumer report for any legitimate purpose in connection with your Genesis Credit Account or your application, including but not limited to reviewing, modifying, renewing and collecting on your Genesis Credit Account. Upon your request, we will inform you of the names and addresses of any Consumer Reporting Agencies that have furnished the reports. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department (1–800–518–8866) to obtain a comparative list of credit card rates, fees and grace periods.
 
Utah Residents:  As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
 
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Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases 23.9%
APR for Cash Advances 29.9%
Penalty APR and When It Applies 29.9%
This APR may be applied to your account if you:
1.  Make a late payment.
How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply? If your APR is increased for any of these above reasons, the Penalty APR may apply to your account indefinitely.
Paying Interest Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month. We will begin charging interest on cash advances on the transaction date..
Minimum Interest Charge If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $.50.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
 
Fees
Set Up and Maintenance Fees







 

NOTICE: Some of these set up and maintenance fees will be assessed before you begin using your card and will reduce the amount of credit you initially have available.  For example, if you are assigned the credit limit of $300, your initial available credit will be only about $241.


 You may still reject this plan, provided that you have not yet used the account or paid a fee after receiving a billing statement. If you do reject the plan, you are not responsible for any fees or charges.
 
  • Annual Fee
$59
Transaction Fees
 
 
  • Cash Advance
$0 during the first year; after the first year, either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater (not to exceed $100).
  • Foreign Transaction
1% of each transaction.
Penalty Fees  
  • Late Payment
Up to $38
  • Overlimit
Up to $38
  • Returned Payment Fee:
Up to $38

How We Will Calculate Your Balance:  We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases)”. See your Cardholder Agreement for more details.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your Cardholder Agreement.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  The Milestone Gold MasterCard is issued by Mid America Bank & Trust Company (“Mid America”). This offer is only valid for new accounts. You must be at least 18 years old (19 in AL), have a valid social security number, physical address, and a U.S. IP address.
 
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 us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies you when you open an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask you for your name, street 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 from you.
 
You authorize us to gather information about you, including from your employer, your bank, credit reporting agencies, and others, to verify your identity and evaluate your credit, and to review, maintain and perform collection activities on your account. If you ask us, we will tell you whether or not we requested your credit report, and the names and addresses of any credit reporting agencies that provided us with such reports.
 
To be approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account, you must meet our credit qualification criteria. You credit limit will be determined by your creditworthiness, your income and a review of your debt, including debt on your credit report. You will be informed of your credit limit when you are approved.
 
THE CREDIT LINE FOR A MILESTONE GOLD MASTERCARD IS $300.

Consent to Electronic Communications:  By submitting a prequalification request and/or application online, you agree to the following and this constitutes your consent for us to send you electronic communications about your prequalification, application, and account.  When you successfully consent and submit your prequalification and/or application through our website, you have successfully demonstrated that you are able to access the information we have posted on such online website.
 
Communications:  You consent to receive communications relating to a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account in electronic form.  The communications covered by your consent may include, but are not limited to, (i) the initial disclosure statement (ii) any disclosure required by federal, state or local law, including disclosures under the federal Truth in Lending Act, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and (iii) other disclosures, notices or communications in connection with your prequalification and/or application for a Milestone Gold MasterCard.
 
Withdrawing Consent:  You may not submit a pre-qualification request or application online for a Milestone Gold MasterCard unless you also provide your consent to receive electronic communications.  Because this consent applies only to the pre-qualification and application process, and not to any future communications, you do not have an opportunity to withdraw the consent after your prequalification request and application is submitted.
 
Hardware and Software Requirements:  In order to access and retain electronic communications, you must have the following:
  1. 1.   A widely used, recent generation web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox);
  2. 2.   A personal computer or equivalent device capable of connecting to the internet via dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless access protocol or equivalent;
  3. 3.  Adobe Reader 8.1 or later version; and
  4. 4.  Sufficient storage capacity on your hard drive or other data storage facility, or a means to print or store notices and information through your browser software.
 
Paper Copies of Communications:  Upon your request, we will provide you with a paper copy of a communication that we provide electronically.  If you would like a paper copy of any material, write to us at c/o Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, Oregon 97076.  There will be no charge for a paper copy of any material we have provided electronically.


Communications in Writing:  All communications in either electronic or paper format from us to you will be considered “in writing”.  You should print a copy of this consent and any other electronic communication that is important to you for your records.


Electronic Signatures:  You acknowledge that by clicking “Submit” or similar button on the application, you are indicating your intent to receive electronic communications about your pre–qualification and/or application request for a Milestone Gold MasterCard and that this shall constitute your signature.
 
Federal Law:  You acknowledge and agree that your consent is being provided in connection with a transaction affecting interstate commerce the is subject to federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and that you and we both intend that the Act apply to the fullest extent possible to validate our ability to conduct business with you by electronic means

 

ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
Keep this document for your records. If you are approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard, we will mail you a complete Milestone Gold MasterCard Cardholder Agreement.
 
Definitions used in this document:
  • “you” and “your” means the applicant or cardholder;
  • “we”, “us” and “our” mean Mid America Bank & Trust Company;
  • “account” means your Milestone Gold MasterCard account
 
How Interest Charges Are Determined
Your interest charge for any Billing Cycle will include the following components, the total of which constitutes your total interest charge for the Billing Cycle:
  1. 1.   A Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge imposed on each Cash Advance transaction posted during a Billing Cycle, in an amount equal to the greater of $5 or 5% of the amount of each Cash Advance. Any unpaid Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charges will be added to the calculation of your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances. We will not charge any Cash Advance Transaction Fees, however, during the one-year period beginning on the date you open your Account.
  2. 2.   Periodic interest charge computed by applying the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate or Rates, determined as provided below under Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR) to:
    1. a.   your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances); and
    2. b.   your Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases).
However, if the total of the amounts so computed is an amount less than $.50, then a minimum interest charge of $.50 will be imposed instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as an interest charge on Purchases.
  1. 3.   A Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charge in an amount equal to 1% of the converted U.S. dollar amount of each transaction, including Cash Advances and Purchases, that is effected in any currency other than U.S. dollars.
 
When Interest Charges Begin to Accrue
Interest charges on Purchases will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Purchase is made, and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. However, we do not assess interest charges in the following circumstances:
 
  1. 1.   If you paid the New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date during the previous Billing Cycle, or if that New Balance was $0 or a credit balance, then:
    1. a.    if you pay the New Balance on your current Statement in full by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will not assess interest charges on Purchases during your current Billing Cycle; and
    2. b.   if you make a payment that is less than the New Balance by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will credit that payment as of the first day in your current Billing Cycle.
  2. 2.   If you had a New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle and you did not pay that New Balance by the Payment Due Date during that previous Billing Cycle, then we will not assess interest charges on any Purchases during the current Billing Cycle if you pay the New Balance at the beginning of your current Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle.
 
Periodic interest charges on Cash Advances will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Cash Advance is made and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. There is no grace period on Cash Advances and there is no period within which to pay to avoid interest charges on Cash Advances.
 
Calculating the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Subject to Interest Charges
Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases): To get the Average Daily Balance of Purchases, we take the beginning Purchase balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Purchases and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Purchases, add any new Purchases as of the date of transaction, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. On the first day of a Billing Cycle, we also add any unpaid Late Payment Fees, and Overlimit Fees. We add all other unpaid fees (except for Annual Fees, Authorized User Fees, and Priority Processing Fees) to the Purchase balance on the day the fee is posted to your Account. This gives us the daily balance for Purchases. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Purchases.
 
Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances): To get the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances, we take the beginning Cash Advance balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Cash Advances and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Cash Advances, add any new Cash Advances as of the date of transaction, add the Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge on any Cash Advances as of the transaction date of each Cash Advance, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. This gives us the daily balance for Cash Advances. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances.
 
Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR)
Monthly Periodic Rates: The Monthly Periodic Rate is calculated by dividing the APR by 12. The standard Purchase APR is 23.9% and the standard Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 1.9916%. The standard Purchase APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to Purchases unless the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate apply, as described in the next paragraph.
 
The APR and Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases will increase if we do not receive any Monthly Minimum Payment within 60 days of the date and time due. In such circumstance, the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to your Purchases, including new Purchases and existing Purchase balances. The penalty Purchase APR is 29.9% and the penalty Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 2.4916%. If we receive six consecutive Monthly Minimum Payments when due, then, starting with the next Billing Cycle, the penalty APR will no longer apply and the standard APR will apply to all Purchases. Otherwise, the penalty rate may continue to apply to your Account indefinitely.
 
The Cash Advance APR is 29.9% and the Monthly Periodic Rate for Cash Advances is 2.4916%.
 
Other Fees
In addition to interest charges, a variety of fees may be applied to your Account, as set forth below.
 
Annual Fee. We will charge an initial Annual Fee of $59 to your Account on or about the date your Account is opened and then a renewal Annual Fee of $59 on or about each anniversary of that date. The initial Annual Fee is nonrefundable; the renewal Annual Fee is also nonrefundable unless you notify us to cancel your Account within 30 days from the mailing date of the billing Statement or other communication containing the renewal Annual Fee notice.
 
Authorized User Fee. If you ask us and we agree to add an Authorized User to your Account, we will charge an Authorized User Fee of $25 to your Account at the time such Authorized User is added.
 
Late Payment Fee. If we do not receive your Monthly Minimum Payment by the Closing Date of the Billing Cycle in which the Payment Due Date occurs and the amount past due on your Account is more than $9.99, we will charge a Late Payment Fee to your Account. The Late Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Late Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Late Payment Fee is $38. The Late Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Minimum Interest Charge Fee. If the periodic interest charge amounts computed in the How Interest Charges Are Determined section are an amount less than $.50, then a Minimum Interest Charge Fee of $.50 will be charged instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as a fee on your billing statement and added to your Purchases at our discretion.
 
Returned Payment Fee. If any payment on your Account is returned to us unpaid for any reason, we will charge a Returned Payment Fee to your Account. The Returned Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Returned Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Returned Payment Fee is $38. The Returned Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Overlimit Fee. If you elected to have overlimit coverage, we may charge an Overlimit Fee when a transaction causes you to go over or remain over your Credit Limit during any Billing Cycle. We may also charge you two additional Overlimit Fees if your New Balance remains over your Credit Limit as of the Payment Due Date in future Billing Cycles. We will only charge you one Overlimit Fee per Billing Cycle, even if you go over your Credit Limit multiple times in the same Billing Cycle. The Overlimit Fee is $27 if you were not charged an Overlimit Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Overlimit Fee is $38. The Overlimit Fee will never exceed the maximum amount you are over your Credit Limit during the Billing Cycle.
 
 
Documentation Fee. You may request a copy of a Statement previously sent to you for a Documentation Fee of $3 per Statement, which will be applied to your Account. Copies of sales tickets or other items posted to your Account may be obtained for a Documentation Fee of $10 per sales ticket or other item, which will be applied to your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will not impose any fee in connection with a good faith assertion of a billing error or other exercise
 
MILITARY LENDING ACT The Military Lending Act provides protections for certain members of the Armed Forces and their dependents (“Covered Borrowers”). The provisions of this section apply to Covered Borrowers. [If you would like more information about whether you are a Covered Borrower, you may contact us at 1-866-453-2636.
 
Statement of MAPR. Federal law provides important protections to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents relating to extensions of consumer credit. In general, the cost of consumer credit to a member of the Armed Forces and his or her dependent may not exceed an Annual Percentage Rate of 36%. This rate must include, as applicable to the credit transaction or account: (1) the costs associated with credit insurance premiums; (2) fees for ancillary products sold in connection with the credit transaction; (3) any application fee charged (other than certain application fees for specified credit transactions or accounts); and (4) any participation fee charged (other than certain participation fees for a credit card account).
 
Oral Disclosures. In order to hear important disclosures and payment information about your Account, you may call 1-866-875-5929.
 
Applicability of Arbitration of Disputes Provision. The Arbitration of Disputes Provision set forth in this document and the Cardholder Agreement does not apply to Covered Borrowers.
 
ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION CAREFULLY. UNLESS YOU SEND US THE REJECTION NOTICE DESCRIBED BELOW, THIS PROVISION WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT, AND MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT: (1) NEITHER A COURT NOR A JURY WILL RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; (2) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING; (3) LESS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE; AND (4) APPEAL RIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF, AS OF THE DATE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR AN ACCOUNT, YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OR A DEPENDENT OF SUCH MEMBER ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION OF THIS DOCUMENT LABELED “MILITARY LENDING ACT.” IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT, YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 1-866-453-2636.
 

Other Provisions

Change in Terms. Subject to the limitations of applicable law, we may, at any time, change or remove any of the terms and conditions of, or add new terms or conditions to, this Agreement. If required by applicable law, we will mail written notice of such a change to you in the manner required by such law. As of the effective date, the changed or new terms will apply to new Purchases and Cash Advances and also to the outstanding balance of your Account, subject to the limitations of applicable law.
 
Governing Law. This Agreement is controlled and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, including Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 408 Legal Tender and Interest) Section 408.145, except to the extent that such laws are inconsistent with controlling federal laws.
 
Arbitration of Disputes. The Cardholder Agreement, which we will send to you if approved, provides that you and we will resolve claims on your Account by binding arbitration as opposed to in court with a judge or jury. You may opt out of this arbitration provision within 60 days after the opening date of your Account. Your Cardholder Agreement will explain how you may do so. Your Cardholder Agreement terms will also provide that you waive the right to pursue class actions against us.
 
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS – KEEP THIS NOTICE FOR FUTURE USE
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
 
What To Do If You Think You Find A Mistake On Your Statement.  If you think there is an error on your statement, please write to us at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.
 
In your letter, give us the following information:
  • Account information:  Your name and Account Number.
  • Dollar amount.  The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Description of problem:  If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
 
You must contact us:
  • within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
  • at least three (3) business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.
 
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing. You may call us, but if you do we are not required to investigate any potential errors, and you may have to pay the amount in question.
 
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter.
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
  1. 1.   Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the error.
  2. 2.   Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill is correct.
 
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
  • We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
  • The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
  • While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
  • We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit line.
 
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
  • If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
  • If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will then send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
 
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us. If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question, even if your bill is correct.
 
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Account Purchase.  If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your Account, and you have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the Retailer, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the Purchase.
 
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
  1. 1.   The Purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the Purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your Purchase was based on an advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
  2. 2.   You must have used your Account for the Purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses your Account do not qualify.
  3. 3.  You must not yet have fully paid for the Purchase.
 
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may report you as delinquent.
 
 
STATE NOTICES

California Residents: A married applicant may apply for a separate credit account. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a consumer reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. After credit approval, each applicant shall have the right to use the credit account up to the limit of the credit account. Each applicant may be liable for amounts extended under the plan to any joint applicant.
 
Delaware Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month.
 
Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
 
Married Wisconsin Residents: No provision of any marital property agreement, unilateral statement or court decree adversely affects our rights, unless you give us a copy of such agreement, statement or court order before we grant you credit, or we have actual knowledge of the adverse obligation.  All obligations on this account will be incurred in the interest of your marriage or family.  You understand that we may be required to give notice of this account to your spouse.  Married Wisconsin residents must furnish the name and address of their spouse to Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, OR 97008.
 
Kentucky Residents: You may pay the unpaid balance of your credit account in whole or in part at any time.
 
New York and Vermont Residents: We may obtain a consumer report for any legitimate purpose in connection with your Genesis Credit Account or your application, including but not limited to reviewing, modifying, renewing and collecting on your Genesis Credit Account. Upon your request, we will inform you of the names and addresses of any Consumer Reporting Agencies that have furnished the reports. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department (1–800–518–8866) to obtain a comparative list of credit card rates, fees and grace periods.
 
Utah Residents:  As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
 
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Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases 23.9%
APR for Cash Advances 29.9%
Penalty APR and When It Applies 29.9%
This APR may be applied to your account if you:
1.  Make a late payment.
How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply? If your APR is increased for any of these above reasons, the Penalty APR may apply to your account indefinitely.
Paying Interest Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month. We will begin charging interest on cash advances on the transaction date..
Minimum Interest Charge If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $.50.
For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at
http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore.
 
Fees
Set Up and Maintenance Fees







 

NOTICE: Some of these set up and maintenance fees will be assessed before you begin using your card and will reduce the amount of credit you initially have available.  For example, if you are assigned the credit limit of $300, your initial available credit will be only about $265.

  • Annual Fee
$35
Transaction Fees
 
 
  • Cash Advance
$0 during the first year; after the first year, either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transaction, whichever is greater (not to exceed $100).
  • Foreign Transaction
1% of each transaction.
Penalty Fees  
  • Late Payment
Up to $38
  • Overlimit
Up to $38
  • Returned Payment Fee:
Up to $38

How We Will Calculate Your Balance:  We use a method called “average daily balance (including new purchases)”. See your Cardholder Agreement for more details.
Billing Rights: Information on your rights to dispute transactions and how to exercise those rights is provided in your Cardholder Agreement.
 
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
The Milestone Gold MasterCard is issued by Mid America Bank & Trust Company (“Mid America”). This offer is only valid for new accounts. You must be at least 18 years old (19 in AL), have a valid social security number, physical address, and a U.S. IP address.
 
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 us to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies you when you open an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask you for your name, street 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 from you.
 
You authorize us to gather information about you, including from your employer, your bank, credit reporting agencies, and others, to verify your identity and evaluate your credit, and to review, maintain and perform collection activities on your account. If you ask us, we will tell you whether or not we requested your credit report, and the names and addresses of any credit reporting agencies that provided us with such reports.
 
To be approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account, you must meet our credit qualification criteria. You credit limit will be determined by your creditworthiness, your income and a review of your debt, including debt on your credit report. You will be informed of your credit limit when you are approved.
 
THE CREDIT LINE FOR A MILESTONE GOLD MASTERCARD IS $300.

Consent to Electronic Communications:  By submitting a prequalification request and/or application online, you agree to the following and this constitutes your consent for us to send you electronic communications about your prequalification, application, and account.  When you successfully consent and submit your prequalification and/or application through our website, you have successfully demonstrated that you are able to access the information we have posted on such online website.
 
Communications:  You consent to receive communications relating to a Milestone Gold MasterCard Account in electronic form.  The communications covered by your consent may include, but are not limited to, (i) the initial disclosure statement (ii) any disclosure required by federal, state or local law, including disclosures under the federal Truth in Lending Act, the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the financial privacy provisions of the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and (iii) other disclosures, notices or communications in connection with your prequalification and/or application for a Milestone Gold MasterCard.
 
Withdrawing Consent:  You may not submit a pre-qualification request or application online for a Milestone Gold MasterCard unless you also provide your consent to receive electronic communications.  Because this consent applies only to the pre-qualification and application process, and not to any future communications, you do not have an opportunity to withdraw the consent after your prequalification request and application is submitted.
 
Hardware and Software Requirements:  In order to access and retain electronic communications, you must have the following:
  1. 1.   A widely used, recent generation web browser (for example, Internet Explorer, Safari or Firefox);
  2. 2.   A personal computer or equivalent device capable of connecting to the internet via dial-up, DSL, cable modem, wireless access protocol or equivalent;
  3. 3.  Adobe Reader 8.1 or later version; and
  4. 4.  Sufficient storage capacity on your hard drive or other data storage facility, or a means to print or store notices and information through your browser software.
 
Paper Copies of Communications:  Upon your request, we will provide you with a paper copy of a communication that we provide electronically.  If you would like a paper copy of any material, write to us at c/o Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, Oregon 97076.  There will be no charge for a paper copy of any material we have provided electronically.


Communications in Writing:  All communications in either electronic or paper format from us to you will be considered “in writing”.  You should print a copy of this consent and any other electronic communication that is important to you for your records.


Electronic Signatures:  You acknowledge that by clicking “Submit” or similar button on the application, you are indicating your intent to receive electronic communications about your pre–qualification and/or application request for a Milestone Gold MasterCard and that this shall constitute your signature.
 
Federal Law:  You acknowledge and agree that your consent is being provided in connection with a transaction affecting interstate commerce the is subject to federal Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, and that you and we both intend that the Act apply to the fullest extent possible to validate our ability to conduct business with you by electronic means
 
ADDITIONAL DISCLOSURES
Keep this document for your records. If you are approved for a Milestone Gold MasterCard, we will mail you a complete Milestone Gold MasterCard Cardholder Agreement.
 
Definitions used in this document:
  • “you” and “your” means the applicant or cardholder;
  • “we”, “us” and “our” mean Mid America Bank & Trust Company;
  • “account” means your Milestone Gold MasterCard account
 
How Interest Charges Are Determined
Your interest charge for any Billing Cycle will include the following components, the total of which constitutes your total interest charge for the Billing Cycle:
  1. 1.   A Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge imposed on each Cash Advance transaction posted during a Billing Cycle, in an amount equal to the greater of $5 or 5% of the amount of each Cash Advance. Any unpaid Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charges will be added to the calculation of your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances. We will not charge any Cash Advance Transaction Fees, however, during the one-year period beginning on the date you open your Account.
  2. 2.   Periodic interest charge computed by applying the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate or Rates, determined as provided below under Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR) to:
    1. a.   your Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances); and
    2. b.   your Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases).
However, if the total of the amounts so computed is an amount less than $.50, then a minimum interest charge of $.50 will be imposed instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as an interest charge on Purchases.
  1. 3.   A Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charge in an amount equal to 1% of the converted U.S. dollar amount of each transaction, including Cash Advances and Purchases, that is effected in any currency other than U.S. dollars.
 
When Interest Charges Begin to Accrue
Interest charges on Purchases will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Purchase is made, and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. However, we do not assess interest charges in the following circumstances:
 
  1. 1.   If you paid the New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date during the previous Billing Cycle, or if that New Balance was $0 or a credit balance, then:
    1. a.    if you pay the New Balance on your current Statement in full by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will not assess interest charges on Purchases during your current Billing Cycle; and
    2. b.   if you make a payment that is less than the New Balance by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle, we will credit that payment as of the first day in your current Billing Cycle.
  2. 2.   If you had a New Balance at the beginning of your previous Billing Cycle and you did not pay that New Balance by the Payment Due Date during that previous Billing Cycle, then we will not assess interest charges on any Purchases during the current Billing Cycle if you pay the New Balance at the beginning of your current Billing Cycle by the Payment Due Date in your current Billing Cycle.
 
Periodic interest charges on Cash Advances will be imposed at the applicable Monthly Periodic Rate from the date each Cash Advance is made and will continue to accrue on unpaid balances as long as they remain unpaid. There is no grace period on Cash Advances and there is no period within which to pay to avoid interest charges on Cash Advances.
 
Calculating the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Subject to Interest Charges
Average Daily Balance of Purchases (including new Purchases): To get the Average Daily Balance of Purchases, we take the beginning Purchase balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Purchases and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Purchases, add any new Purchases as of the date of transaction, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. On the first day of a Billing Cycle, we also add any unpaid Late Payment Fees, and Overlimit Fees. We add all other unpaid fees (except for Annual Fees, Authorized User Fees, and Priority Processing Fees) to the Purchase balance on the day the fee is posted to your Account. This gives us the daily balance for Purchases. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Purchases.
 
Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances (including new Cash Advances): To get the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances, we take the beginning Cash Advance balance of your Account each day, including unpaid interest charges on Cash Advances and Foreign Currency Conversion Fee interest charges on Cash Advances, add any new Cash Advances as of the date of transaction, add the Cash Advance Transaction Fee interest charge on any Cash Advances as of the transaction date of each Cash Advance, and subtract the applicable portion of any payments and credits as of the transaction date. This gives us the daily balance for Cash Advances. Then we add all these daily balances for the Billing Cycle together and divide the total by the number of days in the Billing Cycle. This gives us the Average Daily Balance of Cash Advances.
 
Computing the Purchase and Cash Advance Balance Monthly Periodic Rates and Corresponding Annual Percentage Rates (APR)
Monthly Periodic Rates: The Monthly Periodic Rate is calculated by dividing the APR by 12. The standard Purchase APR is 23.9% and the standard Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 1.9916%. The standard Purchase APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to Purchases unless the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate apply, as described in the next paragraph.
 
The APR and Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases will increase if we do not receive any Monthly Minimum Payment within 60 days of the date and time due. In such circumstance, the penalty APR and Monthly Periodic Rate will apply to your Purchases, including new Purchases and existing Purchase balances. The penalty Purchase APR is 29.9% and the penalty Monthly Periodic Rate for Purchases is 2.4916%. If we receive six consecutive Monthly Minimum Payments when due, then, starting with the next Billing Cycle, the penalty APR will no longer apply and the standard APR will apply to all Purchases. Otherwise, the penalty rate may continue to apply to your Account indefinitely.
 
The Cash Advance APR is 29.9% and the Monthly Periodic Rate for Cash Advances is 2.4916%.
 
Other Fees
In addition to interest charges, a variety of fees may be applied to your Account, as set forth below.
 
Annual Fee. We will charge an initial Annual Fee of $35 to your Account on or about the date your Account is opened and then a renewal Annual Fee of $35 on or about each anniversary of that date. The initial Annual Fee is nonrefundable; the renewal Annual Fee is also nonrefundable unless you notify us to cancel your Account within 30 days from the mailing date of the billing Statement or other communication containing the renewal Annual Fee notice.
 
Authorized User Fee. If you ask us and we agree to add an Authorized User to your Account, we will charge an Authorized User Fee of $25 to your Account at the time such Authorized User is added.
 
Late Payment Fee. If we do not receive your Monthly Minimum Payment by the Closing Date of the Billing Cycle in which the Payment Due Date occurs and the amount past due on your Account is more than $9.99, we will charge a Late Payment Fee to your Account. The Late Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Late Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Late Payment Fee is $38. The Late Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Minimum Interest Charge Fee. If the periodic interest charge amounts computed in the How Interest Charges Are Determined section are an amount less than $.50, then a Minimum Interest Charge Fee of $.50 will be charged instead of such smaller amounts and will be treated as a fee on your billing statement and added to your Purchases at our discretion.
 
Returned Payment Fee. If any payment on your Account is returned to us unpaid for any reason, we will charge a Returned Payment Fee to your Account. The Returned Payment Fee is $27 if you were not charged a Returned Payment Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Returned Payment Fee is $38. The Returned Payment Fee will never exceed the amount of your most recently required Monthly Minimum Payment.
 
Overlimit Fee. If you elected to have overlimit coverage, we may charge an Overlimit Fee when a transaction causes you to go over or remain over your Credit Limit during any Billing Cycle. We may also charge you two additional Overlimit Fees if your New Balance remains over your Credit Limit as of the Payment Due Date in future Billing Cycles. We will only charge you one Overlimit Fee per Billing Cycle, even if you go over your Credit Limit multiple times in the same Billing Cycle. The Overlimit Fee is $27 if you were not charged an Overlimit Fee during any of the prior six Billing Cycles. Otherwise, the Overlimit Fee is $38. The Overlimit Fee will never exceed the maximum amount you are over your Credit Limit during the Billing Cycle.
 
 
Documentation Fee. You may request a copy of a Statement previously sent to you for a Documentation Fee of $3 per Statement, which will be applied to your Account. Copies of sales tickets or other items posted to your Account may be obtained for a Documentation Fee of $10 per sales ticket or other item, which will be applied to your Account. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we will not impose any fee in connection with a good faith assertion of a billing error or other exercise
 
MILITARY LENDING ACT The Military Lending Act provides protections for certain members of the Armed Forces and their dependents (“Covered Borrowers”). The provisions of this section apply to Covered Borrowers. [If you would like more information about whether you are a Covered Borrower, you may contact us at 1-866-453-2636.
 
Statement of MAPR. Federal law provides important protections to members of the Armed Forces and their dependents relating to extensions of consumer credit. In general, the cost of consumer credit to a member of the Armed Forces and his or her dependent may not exceed an Annual Percentage Rate of 36%. This rate must include, as applicable to the credit transaction or account: (1) the costs associated with credit insurance premiums; (2) fees for ancillary products sold in connection with the credit transaction; (3) any application fee charged (other than certain application fees for specified credit transactions or accounts); and (4) any participation fee charged (other than certain participation fees for a credit card account).
 
Oral Disclosures. In order to hear important disclosures and payment information about your Account, you may call 1-866-875-5929.
 
Applicability of Arbitration of Disputes Provision. The Arbitration of Disputes Provision set forth in this document and the Cardholder Agreement does not apply to Covered Borrowers.
 
ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION PLEASE READ THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION CAREFULLY. UNLESS YOU SEND US THE REJECTION NOTICE DESCRIBED BELOW, THIS PROVISION WILL APPLY TO YOUR ACCOUNT, AND MOST DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE SUBJECT TO INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION. THIS MEANS THAT: (1) NEITHER A COURT NOR A JURY WILL RESOLVE ANY SUCH DISPUTE; (2) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION OR SIMILAR PROCEEDING; (3) LESS INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE; AND (4) APPEAL RIGHTS WILL BE LIMITED. THIS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES PROVISION DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU IF, AS OF THE DATE YOU ARE APPROVED FOR AN ACCOUNT, YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE ARMED FORCES OR A DEPENDENT OF SUCH MEMBER ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT. PLEASE SEE THE SECTION OF THIS DOCUMENT LABELED “MILITARY LENDING ACT.” IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHETHER YOU ARE ENTITLED TO PROTECTION UNDER THE FEDERAL MILITARY LENDING ACT, YOU MAY CONTACT US AT 1-866-453-2636.
 

Other Provisions
Change in Terms. Subject to the limitations of applicable law, we may, at any time, change or remove any of the terms and conditions of, or add new terms or conditions to, this Agreement. If required by applicable law, we will mail written notice of such a change to you in the manner required by such law. As of the effective date, the changed or new terms will apply to new Purchases and Cash Advances and also to the outstanding balance of your Account, subject to the limitations of applicable law.
 
Governing Law. This Agreement is controlled and governed by the laws of the State of Missouri, including Missouri Revised Statutes (Chapter 408 Legal Tender and Interest) Section 408.145, except to the extent that such laws are inconsistent with controlling federal laws.
 
Arbitration of Disputes. The Cardholder Agreement, which we will send to you if approved, provides that you and we will resolve claims on your Account by binding arbitration as opposed to in court with a judge or jury. You may opt out of this arbitration provision within 60 days after the opening date of your Account. Your Cardholder Agreement will explain how you may do so. Your Cardholder Agreement terms will also provide that you waive the right to pursue class actions against us.
 
YOUR BILLING RIGHTS – KEEP THIS NOTICE FOR FUTURE USE
This notice tells you about your rights and our responsibilities under the Fair Credit Billing Act.
 
What To Do If You Think You Find A Mistake On Your Statement.  If you think there is an error on your statement, please write to us at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.
 
In your letter, give us the following information:
  • Account information:  Your name and Account Number.
  • Dollar amount.  The dollar amount of the suspected error.
  • Description of problem:  If you think there is an error on your bill, describe what you believe is wrong and why you believe it is a mistake.
 
You must contact us:
  • within 60 days after the error appeared on your statement.
  • at least three (3) business days before an automated payment is scheduled, if you want to stop payment on the amount you think is wrong.
 
You must notify us of any potential errors in writing. You may call us, but if you do we are not required to investigate any potential errors, and you may have to pay the amount in question.
 
What Will Happen After We Receive Your Letter.
When we receive your letter, we must do two things:
  1. 1.   Within 30 days of receiving your letter, we must tell you that we received your letter. We will also tell you if we have already corrected the error.
  2. 2.   Within 90 days of receiving your letter, we must either correct the error or explain to you why we believe the bill is correct.
 
While we investigate whether or not there has been an error:
  • We cannot try to collect the amount in question, or report you as delinquent on that amount.
  • The charge in question may remain on your statement, and we may continue to charge you interest on that amount.
  • While you do not have to pay the amount in question, you are responsible for the remainder of your balance.
  • We can apply any unpaid amount against your credit line.
 
After we finish our investigation, one of two things will happen:
  • If we made a mistake: You will not have to pay the amount in question or any interest or other fees related to that amount.
  • If we do not believe there was a mistake: You will have to pay the amount in question, along with applicable interest and fees. We will then send you a statement of the amount you owe and the date payment is due. We may then report you as delinquent if you do not pay the amount we think you owe.
 
If you receive our explanation but still believe your bill is wrong, you must write to us within 10 days telling us that you still refuse to pay. If you do so, we cannot report you as delinquent without also reporting that you are questioning your bill. We must tell you the name of anyone to whom we reported you as delinquent, and we must let those organizations know when the matter has been settled between us. If we do not follow all of the rules above, you do not have to pay the first $50 of the amount you question, even if your bill is correct.
 
Your Rights If You Are Dissatisfied With Your Account Purchase.  If you are dissatisfied with the goods or services that you have purchased with your Account, and you have tried in good faith to correct the problem with the Retailer, you may have the right not to pay the remaining amount due on the Purchase.
 
To use this right, all of the following must be true:
  1. 1.   The Purchase must have been made in your home state or within 100 miles of your current mailing address, and the Purchase price must have been more than $50. (Note: Neither of these are necessary if your Purchase was based on an advertisement we mailed to you, or if we own the company that sold you the goods or services.)
  2. 2.   You must have used your Account for the Purchase. Purchases made with cash advances from an ATM or with a check that accesses your Account do not qualify.
  3. 3.  You must not yet have fully paid for the Purchase.
 
If all of the criteria above are met and you are still dissatisfied with the purchase, contact us in writing at P.O. Box 4499, Beaverton, OR 97076-4499.While we investigate, the same rules apply to the disputed amount as discussed above. After we finish our investigation, we will tell you our decision. At that point, if we think you owe an amount and you do not pay, we may report you as delinquent.
 
 
STATE NOTICES
 
California Residents: A married applicant may apply for a separate credit account. As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a consumer reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations. After credit approval, each applicant shall have the right to use the credit account up to the limit of the credit account. Each applicant may be liable for amounts extended under the plan to any joint applicant.
 
Delaware Residents: Service charges not in excess of those permitted by law will be charged on the outstanding balances from month to month.
 
Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request.  The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
 
Married Wisconsin Residents: No provision of any marital property agreement, unilateral statement or court decree adversely affects our rights, unless you give us a copy of such agreement, statement or court order before we grant you credit, or we have actual knowledge of the adverse obligation.  All obligations on this account will be incurred in the interest of your marriage or family.  You understand that we may be required to give notice of this account to your spouse.  Married Wisconsin residents must furnish the name and address of their spouse to Bankcard Services, P.O. Box 4477, Beaverton, OR 97008.
 
Kentucky Residents: You may pay the unpaid balance of your credit account in whole or in part at any time.
 
New York and Vermont Residents: We may obtain a consumer report for any legitimate purpose in connection with your Genesis Credit Account or your application, including but not limited to reviewing, modifying, renewing and collecting on your Genesis Credit Account. Upon your request, we will inform you of the names and addresses of any Consumer Reporting Agencies that have furnished the reports. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department (1–800–518–8866) to obtain a comparative list of credit card rates, fees and grace periods.
 
Utah Residents:  As required by law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.