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Account Access Through First Community Bank On-Line

This Online Access Agreement for accessing your accounts via First Community Bank Online explains the terms and conditions governing the following online services: Banking, On-Line Bill Payment and other banking services offered through First Community Bank Online (FCB On-Line) Services. The accounts that may be accessed via the FCB On-Line Services include only accounts maintained with First Community Bank. By using the FCB On-Line Service you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of this Online Access Agreement. FCB On-Line will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with all applicable federal laws, regulations and the laws of the state of Texas. The following rules will apply to the extent there is no applicable federal law or regulation. The account or service you are accessing via First Community Bank will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Texas. The terms “we,” “us,” “our,” and “Bank” refers to First Community Bank. “You” refers to each signer on an account. The term “business day” shall mean every day except Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays.

FCB On-Line can be used to access certain accounts through First Community Bank On-Line. The applicable Terms and Conditions of our Account Agreement (your “Terms and Conditions Disclosure Agreement”) also govern each of your accounts at the Bank.

Eligibility

To access your account through FCB On-Line, you must have an eligible Bank account (listed below) and an online password. Accounts accessible through FCB On-Line include:

  • Checking Accounts
  • Money Market Checking Savings Accounts Loans
  • Certificates of Deposit

There are no monthly or transaction fees for accessing your account(s) through FCB On-Line. See Section titled On-Line Bill Pay for a description of Bill Pay fees and other miscellaneous fees and charges. Other fees, as described in the applicable Terms and Conditions Disclosure Agreement, may apply to services ordered online and to transfers from a credit account.

Please note that fees may be assessed and billed separately by your online service provider.

Electronic E-Mail

Sending E-mail through FCB On-Line is a way to communicate with customer service at the Bank. To ensure the security of your account information, we recommend that you use E-mail only to ask specific questions about your account(s). We also recommend that you do not include your account number when asking questions about your account.

You cannot use E-mail to initiate transactions on your account(s). For banking transactions, please use the appropriate functions within FCB On-Line or call Customer Service at 956-399-3331 or (877) 399-3331.

Changes To FCB On-Line

First Community Bank may, from time to time, introduce new FCB On-Line services. We shall update this Online Access Agreement to notify you of the existence of these new services. By using these services when they become available, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions contained in this Online Access Agreement.

FCB On-Line Features and Functionality

Through First Community Bank FCB On-Line, you can manage your eligible personal or business accounts from your home or office on your personal computer. You can use FCB On-Line to:

  • View account balances and review transaction history
  • View images of checks and deposits
  • Transfer money between accounts at First Community Bank
  • Transfer money to pay your loan or line of credit at First Community Bank
  • Set up an Automatic Transfer to make monthly transfers from one account to another
  • Communicate directly with customer service at the Bank via E-mail
  • Place Stop Payments
  • Order Checks
  • Establish Account Alerts

Terms and Conditions

The first time you access any of your accounts through FCB On-Line you agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions of this Online Access Agreement and acknowledge your receipt and understanding of this disclosure.

Online Access ID and Password

You will be given an Online Password that will give you access to your accounts through FCB On-Line. This password must be changed the first time you log on to FCB On-Line. We recommend that you change your password regularly. We are entitled to act on instructions received under your password. For security purposes, it is recommended that you memorize this online password and do not write it down or give it to anyone. You are responsible for keeping your password and account data confidential.

You agree that we may send notices and other communications including Access ID and Password confirmations, to the current address shown in our records, whether or not that address includes a designation for delivery to the attention of any particular individual. You further agree that First Community Bank will not be responsible or liable to you in any way if information is intercepted by an unauthorized person, either in transit or at your place of business or residence. You agree to: 1) keep your Access ID and Password secure and strictly confidential, providing it only to authorized signers on your account(s); (2) instruct each person to whom you give your Access ID and Password that he or she is not to disclose it to any unauthorized person; and (3) immediately notify us and select a new password if you believe your Access ID and Password may have become known to an unauthorized person. If you think your Access ID and Password has been compromised, you should change it immediately.

Fees and Your Account

Although there are no fees for accessing your accounts via FCB On-Line, you may be asked to designate a payment account for selected services such as On-Line Bill Pay. You agree to pay promptly all fees and charges for services provided under this agreement, and authorize us to charge the account that you have designated as the payment account or any other account for the fees.

If you close the payment account, you must notify us and identify a new payment account for the selected services. Additionally, if you close all your accounts, you must notify Customer Service to cancel your FCB On-Line services.

Your FCB On-Line services may be canceled at any time without prior notice due to insufficient funds in one of your accounts. After cancellation, FCB On-Line services may be reinstated, once sufficient funds are available in your accounts to cover any fees and other pending transfers or debits. In order to reinstate your services, you must call Customer Service at 956-399-3331 or (877) 399-3331.

If you do not schedule or process a payment with your First Community Bank On-Line Bill Pay account via FCB On-Line for any three (3) month period, First Community Bank reserves the right to disconnect the service.

You agree to be responsible for any telephone charges, which you incur by accessing your account through FCB On-Line.

If you wish to cancel any of your Online Services offered through FCB On-Line, please contact Customer Service at (956) 399-3331 or (877) 399-3331 or send us cancellation instructions in writing to First Community Bank, Customer Service P. O. Box 2030, San Benito, Texas 78586.

Bank Liability

Except as specifically provided in this Online Access Agreement or where the law requires different standards, you agree that neither we, nor the service providers shall be responsible for any loss, property damage or bodily injury, whether caused by the equipment, software, the Bank, OR by Internet browser providers such as Netscape (Netscape Navigator browser) and Microsoft (Microsoft Explorer browser), Or by Internet access providers OR by online service providers OR by an agent or subcontractor of any of the foregoing, nor shall we or the service providers be responsible for any direct, indirect, special or consequential, economic or other damages arising in any way out of the installation, use or maintenance of the equipment, software, the Online Services, or Internet browser or access software.

Hours of Availability

You can access your accounts through FCB On-Line seven days a week, 24 hours a day. However, at certain times, some or all of FCB On-Line services may not be available due to system maintenance or updates. During these times, you may use the touch-tone telephone service, (877) 399-366, a First Community Bank ATM or a banking center to conduct your transactions.

A transfer initiated through FCB On-Line by 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on a business day is posted to your account the same day. All transfers completed after 5:00 p.m. (Central Time) on a business day or on a Saturday, Sunday or banking holiday will be posted on the next business day.

Every day is a business day except Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays.

Miscellaneous Terms and Conditions

Obtaining Account Balance and Transaction History – You can obtain balance and transaction history of all eligible accounts that are enrolled in FCB On-Line. See Eligibility for specific accounts accessible through FCB On-Line. Account balance and transaction history reflects activity through the close of the previous business day.

Transferring funds – The number of transfers from a savings account is limited as described in the applicable Terms and Conditions Disclosure Agreement. If a hold has been placed on deposits made to an account from which you wish to transfer funds, you cannot transfer the portion of the funds held until the hold expires.

Online Bill Pay

Using Online Bill Pay

The Online Bill Pay service allows you to schedule bill payments through FCB On-Line. You can arrange, at your option, for the payment of your current, future and recurring bills from a FDIC – insured checking account or Money Market Account, up to the balance in your account, if applicable per payee/merchant each business day. There is no limit to the number of payments that may be authorized. Only one payment or one recurring payment may be sent to each payee on the same day. You may pay any merchant or individual approved by First Community Bank for payment through Online Bill Pay. We are unable to process any payments to federal, state, or local tax agencies.

By furnishing us with the names of your payees/merchants and their addresses, you authorize us to follow the payment instruction to these payees/merchants that you provide us via FCB On-Line. You may pay an unlimited number of payees using Online Bill Pay. When we receive a payment instruction (for the current or a future date), we will remit the funds to the payee on your behalf, from the funds in your selected FDIC-insured checking account or Money Market Checking, on the day you have instructed them to be sent (“Payment Date”). However, we shall not be obligated to make any such payment unless your account and/or overdraft protection plan has sufficient funds or credit availability to pay the bill on the Payment Date. Funds from ALL bill payments (whether these payments are made electronically or by check) will be withdrawn from your account on the day the payment is scheduled to be sent to the payee.

You have the right to stop or change any scheduled payment. You must cancel the payment by no later than 5:00 p.m. (Central Time), on the Payment Date by E-mail or calling First Community Bank Customer Service at (956) 399-3331 or (877) 399-3331. If your stop payment order is given to the Bank orally, you are required to confirm it, in writing, within 14 days of your oral notification. This written confirmation may be made by E-mail to us at Service@FirstCommunityBankTx.com or by mail to First Community Bank, Customer Service P. O. Box 2030, San Benito, Texas 78586. Your oral notification will cease to be binding if you fail to confirm it within 14 days. If we fail to stop a payment which you have previously authorized after you have timely and properly instructed us to do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages.

NOTE: Any payments made with Online Bill Pay require sufficient time for your payee to receive the payment and credit your account properly. To avoid incurring a finance charge, you must schedule a payment sufficiently in advance of the due date of your payment. When you schedule payments: You should schedule the payment at least 5 full business days prior to the date the payment is due at your payee.

If you have timely scheduled a bill payment as required above and First Community Bank does not properly complete a bill payment on time or in the correct amount, we will pay any late fees or finance charges as long as your account was in good standing with the merchant prior to this incident. We will also be liable to you, to the extent provided by law, if we fail to stop a payment pursuant to your timely order to do so as set out above. We shall not be responsible for any charges imposed or any other action taken by a payee resulting from a payment that you have not scheduled properly, including any applicable finance charges and late fees. In addition, we will not be liable if any third party through which any bill payment is made fails to properly transmit the payment to the intended payee. We will also not be liable if there are insufficient funds or credit availability in your designated payment account and/or overdraft protection plan; if a legal order directs us to prohibit withdrawals from the payment account; if the payment account is closed or frozen; or if any part of the electronic funds transfer system is not working properly. We will not be liable for any amounts other than as stated above and, specifically, will not be liable for any other direct, indirect, special, or consequential damages arising out of the use of On Line bill Pay.

First Community Bank reserves the right to terminate your use of Online Bill Pay at any time.

If, for any reason, you should wish to cancel FCB On-Line, we strongly suggest that you cancel all future bill payments at the same time that you cancel your service or by calling Customer Service at (956) 399-3331 or (877) 399-3331. We will automatically delete all outstanding payment orders (all individual payments and all recurring payments) once we have been notified that your service has been terminated. We will continue to maintain your accounts until you notify us otherwise.

When you give someone your Access ID and Password, you are authorizing that person to use the service and you are responsible for all transactions the person performs using the service. All transactions that person performs even those transactions you did not intend or want performed are authorized transactions. If you notify us that the person is no longer authorized, then transactions that person performs after the time you notified us are considered unauthorized. You agree to assume responsibility for all transactions through the service with your First Community Bank Access ID and Password, up to the limits allowed by applicable law.

Transactions that you or someone acting with you initiates with fraudulent intent are also authorized transactions.

First Community Bank will have no liability to you for any unauthorized payment or transfer made using your Access ID and Password that occurs before you have notified us of possible unauthorized use and we have had a reasonable opportunity to act on that notice.

Fees For Online Bill Pay

The Online Bill Pay monthly fees cover service for the current month, and are effective on the month you applied for the service, whether or not bill payments are made in the month. For consumer accounts the monthly fee is $5.95 for commercial account the monthly fee is $12.95.

If the payment account has insufficient funds to cover payment of the fees, the Bank may deduct the fee from any other checking account linked to FCB On-Line (in any order we choose). If the fee cannot be paid, we may cancel Online Bill Pay. After cancellation, Online Bill Pay may be reinstated by contacting Online Customer Service once sufficient funds are available in your account to cover all accrued On Line Bill Pay fees and any other pending transfers or debits.

Joint Accounts

If an Online Bill Pay Account is owned by more than one person or is accessible by one or more authorized representatives, each such owner or authorized representative may individually enroll in the Online Bill Pay Service (each such person is referred to as an “enrolled person”). Each enrolled person needs a unique Access ID and Password. The terms of this Agreement will apply to each enrolled person. Any enrolled person may also terminate the Online Bill Pay Service for the Account, which will terminate the Online Bill Pay Service of all enrolled persons tied to that Account.

We may suspend or cancel your Access ID and Password even without receiving such notice from you, if we suspect your Access ID and Password is being used in an unauthorized or fraudulent manner. We will notify you promptly if we cancel your Access ID and Password or your use of the service for any other reason.

General Terms

Changes to Fees or Terms

We reserve the right to change the charges, fees or other terms described in this Online Access Agreement. When changes are made to any fees, charges, or other material terms, we will update this Online Access Agreement and either send a notice to you at the address shown on our records, or send you an electronic mail message (E-mail). The notice will be posted or sent at least thirty (30) days in advance of the effective date of any additional fees for online transactions, or of any stricter limits on the type, amount or frequency of transactions or any increase in your responsibility for unauthorized transactions, unless an immediate change is necessary to maintain the security of the system. If such a change is made, and it can be disclosed without jeopardizing the security of the system, we will provide you with electronic or written notice within thirty (30) days after the change. As always, you may choose to accept or decline changes by continuing or discontinuing the accounts or services to which these changes relate. We also reserve the option, in our business judgment, to waive, reduce or reverse charges or fees in individual situations. The applicable Terms and Conditions Disclosure Agreement governs changes to fees applicable to specific accounts.

Disclosure of Information

You authorize the Bank to disclose to third parties information you have provided or that we or our affiliates have obtained about your accounts and the transfers you make:

  • To comply with government agency or court orders or request; or
  • To verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant; or
  • Where it is necessary for completing transfers; or
  • To provide services relating to your account or to offer other products and services;
  • If you give us your permission; or
  • In accordance with the Bank’s Privacy Policy which is posted on this web site.

Questions or Errors on On-Line Banking or Online Bill Pay Transactions

In case of questions or errors about online funds transfers or bill payments made through FCB On-Line involving a Bank account, you should do one of the following:

  • E-mail Customer Service at Service@FirstCommunityBankTx.com.
  • Call Customer Service at (956) 399-3331 or (877) 399-3331.
  • Write to First Community Bank, Customer Service P. O. Box 2030, San Benito, Texas 78586, as soon as you identify any errors or discrepancies in your statement or transaction record, or if you need more information about a transaction listed on the statement or transaction record.

We must hear from you no later than sixty (60) days after we have sent the first paper or online statement on which the problem or error appeared. If you notify us verbally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within ten (10) business days.

When you tell us about the problem, please:

  • Tell us your name and account number.
  • Describe the error or the transaction you are unsure about, and explain as clearly as you can why you believe it is in error or why you need additional information.
  • Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error.

For a bill payment, tell us the checking account number used to pay the bill, payee name, date the payment was sent, payment amount, and payee account number for the payment in question.

We will determine whether an error occurred within ten (10) business days after we hear from you, and we will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 calendar days to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will credit your account within 10 business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account while we complete our investigation. We will tell you the results of our investigation within three business days after we complete our investigation. If we decide that there was not error, we will send you a written explanation. You may ask for copies of the documents used in our investigation.

If we do not complete a transfer to or from your Bank account on time or in the correct amount according to our agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages as provided elsewhere in this Agreement. However, there are some exceptions. We will not be liable:

  • If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make a transfer or bill payment.
  • If a legal order directs us to prohibit withdrawals from the account.
  • If your account has been frozen.
  • If your account is closed.
  • If the transfer or bill payment would cause your balance to go over the credit limit for any convenience credit arrangement set up to cover overdrafts.
  • If you, or anyone you allow, commits any fraud or violates any law or regulation.
  • If any electronic terminal, telecommunication device or any part of the electronic fund transfer system is not working properly and you knew about the breakdown when you started the transfer.
  • If you have not provided us with complete and correct payment information, including without limitation the name, address, account number, and payment amount for the payee on a bill payment.
  • If you have not properly followed the instructions for using FCB On-Line service.
  • If circumstances beyond our control (such as flood, fire or improper transmission or handling of payments by a third party) prevent the transfer or bill payment, despite reasonable precautions taken by us.

First Community Bank cannot be responsible for customer errors or negligent use of the FCB On-Line service and will not cover losses due to:

  • Input errors or misuse of the FCB On Line service.
  • Negligent handling or sharing of passwords leading to an unauthorized access to your accounts.
  • Leaving your computer unattended during an Online Banking session –you must “Sign Off/Log Off” to end your session.
  • Failure to report known incidents of unauthorized account access within 2 business days.

Miscellaneous General Terms

  • Other Agreements – In addition to this Online Access Agreement you agree to be bound by and will comply with the requirements of the applicable Terms and Conditions Disclosure Agreement, the Bank’s rules and regulations, the rules and regulations of any funds transfer system to which the Bank belongs, and applicable state and federal laws and regulations. We agree to be bound by them also.
  • Bank’s Right to terminate this Agreement – The Bank reserves the right to terminate this Online Access Agreement and your access to Online Services through FCB On-Line, in whole or in part, at any time.

Protecting Your Account

Preventing Misuse of Your Account(s)

Your role is very important in the prevention of any wrongful use of your account. You must promptly examine your statement upon receipt. If you find that your records and ours disagree, you must immediately call Customer Service at (956) 399-3331 or (877) 399-3331, or write us at our address set out elsewhere in this Agreement.

Protecting Personal Information – In addition to protecting your account information, you should take precautions to protect your personal identification information, such as your Social Security Number, driver’s license number, etc. The disclosure of the information by itself or together with information regarding your account may allow unauthorized access to your account(s). It is your sole responsibility to protect personal information with the same level of care that you protect your account information.

Taking Care of Your Online Password – The Password that is used to gain access to Online Services through First Community Bank should be kept confidential. For your protection we recommend that you change your Online Password regularly. We recommend that you memorize this Online Password and do not write it down. You are responsible for keeping your password, account numbers and other data confidential. If you believe that your Online Password may have been lost or stolen, or that someone has transferred or may transfer money from your account without your authorization or permission, immediately notify First Community Bank Customer Service at (956) 399-3331 or (877) 399-3331, or write us at the address set out elsewhere in this Agreement.

Unauthorized Transactions

Notify us immediately if you believe another person has improperly obtained your Online Password. Also notify us if someone has transferred or may transfer money from your Bank deposit account without your authorization or permission, or if you suspect any fraudulent activity on your account. Only reveal your account information number to a legitimate entity for a purpose you authorize (such as your utility company or insurance company for automatic payments). To notify us, call Customer Service at (956) 399-3331 or (877) 399-3331, or write to First Community Bank, Customer Service, P. O. Box 2030, San Benito, Texas78586.

If your Online Password has been compromised and an unauthorized transfer has occurred and you tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the theft or loss, you can lose no more than $50 if someone used your Online Password without your authorization or permission to access a Bank deposit account. If you DO NOT tell us within two (2) business days after you learn of the theft or loss, and we could have stopped someone from taking money without your authorization or permission had you told us, you could lose as much as $500.

Also, if your statement shows transfers, withdrawals or purchases you did not make or authorize, please notify us at once. If you do not notify us within sixty (60) days after the paper or online statement was sent to you, and we could have stopped someone from taking money if you had told us in time, you may not get back any money lost after the sixty (60) days. If extenuating circumstances, such as a long trip or hospital stay, kept you from telling us, the time periods in this section will be extended.

Online Banking

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