Online Banking Agreement

Online Banking Agreement

Agreement - This Agreement, which includes the Fee Schedule, is a contract, which establishes the rules that cover your electronic access to your accounts at American National Bank through Online Banking. By using Online Banking, you accept all the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Please read it carefully.

The terms and conditions of the deposit agreements and disclosures for each of your accounts as well as your other agreements with American National Bank, such as loans, continue to apply notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Agreement.

This Agreement is also subject to applicable federal laws and the laws of the State of Nebraska. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable according to its terms, all remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. The headings in this Agreement are for convenience or reference only and will not govern the interpretation of the provisions. Any waiver (express or implied) by either party of any default or breach of this Agreement must be in writing and shall not constitute a waiver of any other or subsequent default or breach. You may not assign this Agreement. This Agreement is binding upon your heirs and American National Bank successors and assignees. Certain of the obligations of the parties pursuant to this Agreement that by their nature would continue beyond the termination, cancellation or expiration of this Agreement shall survive termination, cancellation or expiration of this Agreement. This Agreement and Fee Schedule, constitutes the entire agreement between you and American National Bank with respect to the subject matter hereof and there are no understandings or agreements relative hereto which are not fully expressed herein.

Definitions - As used in this Agreement, the words "we", "our","us" mean American National Bank. "You" and "your" refer to the accountholder authorized by American National Bank to use Online Banking under this Agreement and anyone else authorized by that accountholder to exercise control over the accountholder's funds through Online Banking. "Account" or "accounts" means your accounts at American National Bank. "Electronic funds transfers" means ATM withdrawals, pre-authorized transactions, point of sale transactions, transfers to and from your American National Bank accounts using Online Banking, including bill payments. "Online Banking Services" means the services provided pursuant to this Agreement, including the Bill Payment Service. The term "Business days" means Monday through Friday. Holidays are not included.

Access - To use Online Banking, you must have at least one account at American National Bank, access to Internet service, and an e-mail address. Online Banking can be used to access only the American National Bank accounts which you have been designated as an account owner. 

Online Banking Services - You can use Online Banking to check the balance of your American National Bank accounts, view account histories, transfer funds between your American National Bank accounts, view statements, change your address, and pay bills from your American National Bank accounts in the amounts and on the dates you request if you have Bill Payment Service. 

Hours of Access - You can use Online Banking seven days a week, twenty-four hours a day, although some or all Online Banking services may not be available occasionally due to emergency or scheduled system maintenance. We agree to post notice of any extended periods of non-availability on the Online Banking website located at

Customer Service Support for Online Banking is available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Standard Time, (CST) Monday - Friday.  Please call 1-800-279-0007 or in Omaha, 402-457-1077 or Council Bluffs at 712-242-3288.

Online Bill Pay Support - is available from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (CST), seven days a week.  Please call 1-866-287-1416.

Your Password - For security purposes, you are required to change your password upon your initial login to Online Banking. You determine what password you will use and the identity of your password is not communicated to us. You agree that we are authorized to act on instructions received under your password. You accept responsibility for the confidentiality and security of your password and agree to change your password regularly. Upon three unsuccessful attempts to use your password, your access to Online Banking will be revoked. To re-establish your authorization to use Online Banking, you must contact us to have your password reset or to obtain a new temporary password.

We recommend that you create a password that utilizes both upper and lower case alpha and numeric characters for purposes of security. Your password should not be associated with any commonly known personal identification, such as social security numbers, address, and date of birth, names of children, and should be memorized rather than written down.

Security - You understand the importance of your role in preventing misuse of your accounts through Online Banking and you agree to promptly examine your paper/electronic statement for each of your American National Bank accounts as soon as you receive it. You agree to protect the confidentiality of your account and account number, and your personal identification information, such as your driver's license number and social security number. You understand that personal identification information by itself or together with information related to your account, may allow unauthorized access to your account. Your password and login ID are intended to provide security against unauthorized entry and access to your accounts. Data transferred via Online Banking is encrypted in an effort to provide transmission security and Online Banking utilizes identification technology to verify that the sender and receiver of Online Banking transmissions can be appropriately identified by each other. Notwithstanding our efforts to insure that the Online Banking system is secure, you acknowledge that the Internet is inherently insecure and that all data transfers, including electronic mail, occur openly on the Internet and potentially can be monitored and read by others. We cannot and do not warrant that all data transfers utilizing Online Banking, or e-mail transmitted to and from us, will not be monitored or read by others.

Fees and Charges – There is no charge for Online Banking or Online Bill Pay. If you close your Primary Checking Account, you must contact us immediately to designate another account as your Primary Checking Account. You agree to pay any additional reasonable charges for services you request which are not covered by this Agreement. You are also responsible for telephone and Internet service fees you incur in connection with your use of Online Banking.

Posting of Transfers - Transfers initiated through Online Banking before 8:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, on a business day are posted to your account the same day. Transfers completed after 8:00 p.m., Central Standard Time, on a business day, Saturday, Sunday or banking holiday, will be posted on the next business day. Online Banking identifies transfers based upon the login ID of the user who made the electronic transfer. Accordingly, you understand and acknowledge that the View Postings screens in both the Transfer and Bill Payer menu options of Online Banking will not reflect transfers made by multiple users from the same account if different login IDs are used. You agree to communicate with any other persons with authorized access to your accounts concerning any transfers or bill payments from your accounts in order to avoid overdrafts.

Overdrafts (Order of Payments, Transfers, and other Withdrawals) - If your account has insufficient funds to perform electronic fund transfers you have requested for a given business day, then: 

a. Electronic funds transfers involving currency disbursements, like ATM withdrawals, will have priority,

b. Electronic fund transfers initiated through Online Banking that would result in an overdraft of your account may, at our discretion, be cancelled,

c. In the event the electronic fund transfers initiated through Online Banking which would result in an overdraft of your account are not cancelled, overdraft charges may be assessed pursuant to the terms of the deposit agreement for that account.

Limits on Amounts and Frequency of Online Banking Transactions - The number of transfers from American National Bank accounts and the amounts that may be transferred are limited pursuant to the terms of the applicable deposit agreement and disclosure for those accounts. 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.

Stop Payment Requests – The ability to process a stop payment request will depend on the payment method and whether or not a check has cleared. We may not have a reasonable opportunity to act on any stop payment request after a payment has been processed. If you desire to stop any payment that has already been processed, you must contact Customer Service at 1-800-279-0007 or the Bill Pay Support line at 1-866-287-1416.  Although we will make every effort to accommodate your request, we will have no liability for failing to do so. We may also require you to present your request in writing within fourteen (14) days. The charge for each stop payment request will be the current charge for such service as set out in the applicable fee schedule. 

If you make your stop payment request, we may also require you to put your request in the form of a paper writing and get it to us within 14 days after you call. You will incur stop payment charges as disclosed in the current fee schedule for the applicable account. Stop payment charges for Online Banking Bill payment paper drafts will be assessed in addition to the stop payment charges for the applicable account.

Disclosure of Account Information and Transfers - You understand that information about your accounts or the transfers that you make may automatically be disclosed to others. For example, tax laws require disclosure to the government of the amount of interest you earn, and some transactions, such as large currency and foreign transactions must be reported to the government. We may also provide information about your accounts to persons or companies we believe would use the information for reasonable purposes, such as when a prospective creditor seeks to verify information you may have given in a credit application or a merchant calls to verify a check you have written. In addition, we routinely inform credit bureaus when accounts are closed because they were not handled properly. We may also seek information about you from others, such as the credit bureau, in connection with the opening or maintaining of your account or in connection with approving your access to Online Banking. You agree and hereby authorize all of these transfers of information.

Periodic Statements - You will not receive a separate Online Banking statement. Transfers to and from your accounts using Online Banking will appear on the respective periodic paper/electronic statements for your American National Bank accounts.

Change in Terms - We may change any term of this Agreement at any time. If the change would result in increased fees for any Online Banking service, increased liability for you, fewer types of available electronic fund transfers, or stricter limitations on the frequency or dollar amount of transfers, we agree to give you notice at least 21 days before the effective date of any such change, unless an immediate change is necessary to maintain the security of an account or our electronic fund transfer system. We will post any required notice of the change in terms on the website or forward it to you by e-mail or by postal mail. If advance notice of the change is not required, and disclosure does not jeopardize the security of the account or our electronic fund transfer system, we will notify you of the change in terms within 30 days after the change becomes effective. Your continued use of any subject Online Banking Services indicates your acceptance of the change in terms. We reserve the right to waive, reduce, or reverse charges or fees in individual situations. You acknowledge and agree that changes to fees applicable to specific accounts are governed by the applicable deposit agreements and disclosures.

In Case of Errors or Questions about Your Electronic Transfers, including Bill Payments - Contact us as soon as you can, if you think your paper/electronic statement is wrong, or if you need more information about a transfer listed on your paper/electronic statement. Call 1-800-279-0007 or in Omaha, 402-457-1077 or Council Bluffs at 712-242-3288.  We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent or made available to you the FIRST statement upon which the problem or error appeared. When you contact us: 

(1) Tell us your name and account number.

(2) Describe the error or transfer you are unsure about, and explain as clearly as you can why you believe it is an error, or why you need more information.

(3) Tell us the dollar amount of the suspected error.

(4) If the suspected error relates to a bill payment made via the Online Bill Payment Service, please note the bill payment reference number and contact the Bill Payment Support Line at 1-866-287-1416 or send a notice to our Bill Payment Service via the secure message center.  To find this, go to the “View Bill History” from the main screen; each payment has a “View Detail” link.  When you click on the link, it shows the payment detail, and provides the link to send a secure “payment inquiry”.  

If you contact us by telephone or by e-mail, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in the form of a paper writing by postal mail or fax within 10 business days.

We will communicate to you the results of our investigation within 10 business days after you contact us and will correct any error promptly. If we need more time, however, we may take up to 45 days to investigate your complaint or question. If we decide to do this, we will provisionally credit your account within 10 business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you will have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and WE DO NOT receive it in the form of a paper writing within 10 business days, we may not provisionally credit your account.

We will tell you the results within three business days after completing our investigation. If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation. You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation. If we have made a provisional credit, a corresponding debit will be made from your account.

Our Liability for Failure to Make a Transfer - If we do not complete a transfer to or from your account, including a bill payment, on time or in the correct amount, according to our agreement with you when you have properly instructed us to do so, we will be liable to you for your losses or damages caused as a result. However, there are some exceptions. We will NOT be liable, for instance: 

(1) If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make a transfer.

(2) If a legal order directs us to prohibit withdrawals from the account.

(3) If your account is closed, or if it has been frozen.

(4) If the transfer would cause your balance to go over the credit limit of an established line of credit or the credit limit for any credit arrangement set up to cover overdrafts.

(5) If you, or anyone authorized by you, commits any fraud or violates any law or regulation.

(6) If any electronic terminal, telecommunication device, or any part of the Online Banking electronic fund transfer system is not working properly, and you knew about the problem when you started the transfer.

(7) If you have not provided us with complete and correct payment information for the Bill Payment Service, including, without limitation, the name, address, your payee-assigned account number, payment date, and payment amount for the payee on a bill payment.

(8) If you have not properly followed the on-screen instructions for using Online Banking.

(9) If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood, interruption in telephone service or other communication lines) prevent the transfer, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken.

Your Liability for Unauthorized Transfers - CONTACT US AT ONCE if you believe your password has been lost, stolen, used without your authorization, or otherwise compromised, or if someone has transferred or may transfer money from your accounts without your permission. An immediate telephone call to us is the best way to reduce any possible losses. You could lose all the money in your accounts (plus your maximum overdraft line of credit, if any). 

Also, if your paper/electronic statement shows transfers that you did not make, contact us at once. If you do not tell us within 60 days after the paper/electronic statement was mailed or made available to you, you may not get back any money you lost through transactions made after the 60 day time period if we can prove that we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time. If a good reason (such as a long trip or hospital stay) kept you from contacting us, we will extend the time periods.

Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability - We make no warranty of any kind, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, in connection with the Online Banking Services provided to you under this Agreement. We do not and cannot warrant that Online Banking will operate without errors, or that any or all Online Banking Services will be available and operational at all times. Except as specifically provided in this Agreement, or otherwise required by law, you agree that our officers, directors, employees, agents or contractors are not liable for any indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages under or by reason of any services or products provided under this Agreement or by reason of your use of or access to Online Banking; including, loss of profits, revenue, data or use by you or any third party, whether in an action in contract or tort or based on a warranty. Further, in no event shall the liability of ANB and its affiliates exceed the amounts paid by you for the services provided to you through Online Banking.

Your Right to Terminate - You may cancel your Online Banking service at any time by providing us with written notice by postal mail or fax. Your access to Online Banking will be suspended within 3 business days of our receipt of your instructions to cancel the service. You will remain responsible for all outstanding fees and charges incurred prior to the date of cancellation.

Our Right to Terminate - You agree that we can terminate or limit your access to Online Banking Services for any of the following reasons: 

Without prior notice, if you have insufficient funds in any one of your American National Bank accounts. Online Banking service may be reinstated, in our sole discretion, once sufficient funds are available to cover any fees, pending transfers, and debits.

Upon 3-business day's notice, if you do not contact us to designate a new Primary Checking Account immediately after you close your Primary Checking Account.
Upon reasonable notice, for any other reason in our sole discretion.

Communications between American National Bank and You - Unless this Agreement provides otherwise, you can communicate with us in any one of the following ways:

E-mail -You can contact us by e-mail at (Please note that banking transactions through Online Banking are not made via e-mail.)

Telephone - You can contact us by telephone at 1-800-279-0007 or in Omaha, 402-457-1077 or Council Bluffs at 712-242-3288. 

Facsimile - You can contact us by fax at (402) 457-1065.

Postal Mail - You can write to us at:

American National Bank
ATTN: Customer Service
PO Box 2139
Omaha, Nebraska 68103-2139

Consent to Electronic Delivery of Notices - You agree that any notice or other type of communication provided to you pursuant to the terms of this Agreement, and any future disclosures required by law, including electronic fund transfer disclosures, may be made electronically by posting the notice on the American National Bank Online Banking website or by e-mail. You agree to notify us immediately of any change in your e-mail address.

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