This Terms of Service agreement (this "Agreement"), as it is modified from time to time in accordance with its terms, sets forth the terms and conditions governing your use of the remittance services (the “Service”) offered by PNB Remittance Centers, Inc. (“PNBRCI”). This Agreement is between you and PNBRCI, and PNBRCI may rely on and enforce this Agreement. Please read it carefully. By signing below or by using the Service, you agree to be bound by and comply with all of its terms. The words “we” and “us” and “our” refer to PNBRCI. The terms “you” or “your” refer to the sender of a remittance and user of the Service under this Agreement.
The Service is a remittance service that is available to PNBRCI customers for the remittance of money to beneficiaries in the Philippines. The Service allows you to send or remit money to the Philippines via the facilities of PNBRCI and/or Philippine National Bank (the “Bank”). You should designate the savings/checking deposit account and/or debit/credit card that would be your source of funds. Unless otherwise indicated, currency references are to U.S. dollars. Beneficiaries of the remittance may be enrolled with the Service through telephone, the internet or through application in writing at any PNBRCI branch. Only enrolled phone numbers up to a maximum of 3 (home, office and mobile) will be accepted into the Service and if used for enrolling Recipient information/account or issuing remittance instructions, transaction will be considered valid assuming that the caller met PNBRCI identification, verification and due diligence standards to its satisfaction over the phone. The term “Recipient” means the person specified by you as the authorized recipient of a remittance transfer.
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This E-Sign Disclosure and Consent Section (this “Disclosure”) applies to all Communications for those products and services offered through the Service that are not otherwise governed by the terms and conditions of an electronic disclosure and consent.
"Communication" means all of the following:
All electronic Communications will be deemed to have been received by you no later than 2 business days after we send it to you by email or post the Communication on our website, whether or not you have received the email or viewed the Communication on PNBRCI’s website. An electronic Communication by email is considered to be sent at the time that our email server sends it to the email address provided by you. An electronic Communication posted on PNBRCI’s website is considered to be sent at the time it is publicly available.
You agree that these are reasonable procedures for sending and receiving electronic Communications. You agree to carefully review all Communications upon receipt or posting.
Upon registering for our web remittance services, you will designate a bank account and/or credit/debit card from which, payment for your remittance(s) may be taken. Upon receipt of your request to remit funds to a Recipient, PNBRCI will initiate an ACH debit to your designated savings/checking account or debit/credit card in payment of your remittance transactions. Once PNBRCI receives final payment of the transaction amount from your bank, credit union or credit/debit card company, the remittance instructions will be sent to the Bank for payment to the Recipient. You should ensure that funds are available in your bank or credit union account or credit/debit card to cover such remittances. On a case-to-case basis and at the sole discretion of PNBRCI, PNBRCI may process a remittance payment immediately without waiting for receipt of final payment from your bank, credit union or credit/debit card company.
PNBRCI maintains records of your Service account and your Service transactions. You may request copies of these records at any time by calling the Service toll free number. Copies of these records may be emailed or mailed to you at your preference.
If a payment is undeliverable, or if it is rejected by the Recipient, the payment will be cancelled. Generally, the funds will be returned to you, minus a small fee. If a payment is cancelled, you will be notified by an email or text which will describe the status of those funds.
Cancellation of remittance transfers scheduled in advance (12 CFR 1005.36(c)):
For any remittance transfer scheduled by the sender at least 3 business days before the date of the transfer, we will comply with any oral or written request to cancel the remittance transfer from the sender if the request to cancel (1) enables us to identify the sender's name and address or telephone number and the particular transfer to be cancelled; and (2) Is received by us at least 3 business days before the scheduled date of the remittance transfer.
Cancellation of other preauthorized transfers (12 CFR 1005.10(c)):
Right to stop payment and procedure for doing so. If you have told us in advance to make regular payments out of your account, you can stop any of these payments. Here's how:
Call us at 1-855-889-7788 or write us at the following address:
PNBRCI Customer Service
316 W 2nd St., Suite 701
Los Angeles, CA 90012
in time for us to receive your request 3 business days or more before the payment is scheduled to be made. If you call, we may also require you to put your request in writing and get it to us within 14 days after you call. (We will charge you the fee set forth in the Fee Tab on our website for each stop- payment order you give.) Your oral stop-payment order ceases to be binding after 14 days if you fail to provide the required written confirmation.
Notice of varying amounts. When a preauthorized electronic fund transfer from your account will vary in amount from the previous transfer under the same authorization or from the preauthorized amount, the person you are going to pay or the financial institution must send the consumer written notice of the amount and date of the transfer at least 10 days before the scheduled date of transfer. (You may choose instead to get this notice only when the payment would differ by more than a certain amount from the previous payment, or when the amount would fall outside certain limits that you set.)
Liability for failure to stop payment of preauthorized transfer. If you order us to stop one of these payments 3 business days or more before the transfer is scheduled, and we do not do so, we will be liable for your losses or damages.
Fees will be charged to you for every payment request and will be deducted from your account in addition to the amount you authorize us to transmit to the Recipient. By providing and confirming a transaction using the Service, you are deemed to have accepted the fees under the fees tab provided in PNB Web Remit website for such transaction of the service. Fees are subject to change upon prior notice to you by any method permitted under this Agreement.
Your bank and/or your credit/debit card issuer may charge you fees for the payments you make for your remittances. Your credit/debit card company may charge you cash advance fees. These fees that your bank and/or credit/debit card issuer charge, if any, are their fees for using their payment services.
Use of the Service is limited. You cannot transfer more than $500.00 in any single transaction or more than $2,999.00 within 3 day rolling period or $5,000.00 within any 30 day period. You may not send funds from multiple accounts. For purposes of these limitations, PNBRCI will combine funds from the same account, regardless of the name of the remitter. Moreover, funds initiating from the same address or being received at the same address are subject to consolidation and these limitations. For example, if you and your spouse each charge the same bank or credit union account $1,000.00 to fund a payment(s), your funding requests will be combined and each request will be included in the calculation of whether the $2,999.00 3 day rolling period or $5,000.00 limit on aggregate transactions made within a 30-day period has been reached. PNBRCI reserves the right to change the foregoing limits at any time but you will be notified of such a change by Communication.
You agree that consumer reports may be obtained in connection with your use of the Service. After receiving your request, PNBRCI will inform you as to whether such a report was requested, and if so, the name and address of each agency which was furnished such a report.
Remittance Transfers (12 CFR 1005.31(b)(2)):
What to do if you think there has been an error or problem:
If you think there has been an error or problem with your remittance transfer:
PNBRCI Customer Service
316 W 2nd St., Suite 701
Los Angeles, CA 90012
You must contact us within 180 days of the date we promised to you that funds would be made available to the recipient. When you do, please tell us:
What to do if you want to cancel a remittance transfer:
You have the right to cancel a remittance transfer and obtain a refund of all funds paid to us, including any fees. In order to cancel, you must contact us at the phone number or email address above within 30 minutes of payment for the transfer.
When you contact us, you must provide us with information to help us identify the transfer you wish to cancel, including your name and address or telephone number and the amount and location where the funds were sent. We will refund your money within three business days of your request to cancel a transfer as long as the funds have not already been picked up or deposited into a Recipient's account.
If the funds have been picked up or deposited into a recipient's account, then you may not cancel or reclaim the transfer, regardless of any dispute you may otherwise have with the Recipient regarding a transaction to which the payment relates. You agree to pursue any such claims directly with the Recipient and agree that PNBRCI and the Bank are not responsible or liable in any manner for any claims that you may have, or any claims made against you by any person, arising out of any dispute you may have with a Recipient.
Electronic Transfers Other than Remittance Transfers (12 CFR 1005.7(b)(10)):
In case of errors or questions about your electronic transfers:
PNBRCI Customer Service
316 W 2nd St, Suite
701 Los Angeles, CA 90012
as soon as you can, If you think your statement or receipt is wrong or if you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement or receipt. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the FIRST statement on which the problem or error appeared.
If you tell us orally, we may require that you send us your complaint or question in writing within 10 business days.
We will determine whether an error occured within 10 business days after we hear from you 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 credit your account within 10 business days for the amount you think is in error, so that you wll have the use of the money during the time it takes us to complete our investigation. If we ask you to put your complaint or question in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account.
For errors involving new accounts, point-of-sale, or foreign-initiated transactions, we may take up to 90 days to investigate your complaint or question For new accounts, we may take up to 20 business days to credit your account for the amount you think is in error.
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.
You acknowledge that Communications are important and time-sensitive and you agree to review all Communications from us upon receipt. If PNBRCI sends a Communication to you that describes an unauthorized transaction, then you agree to assume the burden of proving by clear evidence that you complied with your obligation under this Agreement to immediately and carefully review that Communication and that you were reasonable in notifying PNBRCI of the unauthorized transaction when and in the manner you did.
The limitations on your liability set forth in this section only apply if you are a natural person.
ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT REMITTANCE TRANSACTIONS MADE THROUGH US (PNB Remittance Centers, Inc.) WITH YOUR DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD OR BY ACH DEBIT TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT MAY BE DIRECTED TO US (PNB Remittance Centers, Inc.), AND NOT TO THE BANK OR OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION WHERE YOU HAVE YOUR ACCOUNT. We are responsible only for the remittance service and for resolving any errors in remittance transactions made through us (PNB Remittance Centers, Inc.).
We will not send you a periodic statement listing transactions that you make using your debit or credit card or by ACH debit to your bank account. The transactions will appear only on the statement issued by your bank or other financial institution. SAVE THE RECEIPTS YOU ARE GIVEN WHEN YOU USE OUR REMITTANCE SERVICE, AND CHECK THEM AGAINST THE ACCOUNT STATEMENT YOU RECEIVE FROM YOUR BANK OR OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION. If you have any questions about one of these remittance transactions, call us at 1-855-889-7788, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write us at the following address:
PNBRCI Customer Service
316 W 2nd St., Suite 701
Los Angeles, CA 90012
IF YOUR DEBIT OR CREDIT CARD IS LOST OR STOLEN, NOTIFY YOUR BANK OR THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION THAT ISSUED THE CARD AT ONCE.
If a transaction used to fund a payment is reversed or you initiate a charge back, you promise to pay any negative balance immediately. You authorize PNBRCI, without need of notice to you, to charge the deposit account you have used to fund your payment in the amount of any such negative balance. PNBRCI has the right to collect from you the amount of any uncollected or reversed payment, plus any collection expenses, court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. You agree to hold PNBRCI and the Bank harmless from any losses, costs, expenses or damages that either of them may incur in connection with the collection of the negative balance or amount or reversed payment or in defending any of the foregoing actions, including court costs and attorneys’ fees. You acknowledge that transactions may be reported to a collection agency or credit bureau if you do not pay PNBRCI in accordance with this Agreement. PNBRCI or the Bank’s making of any payment without receiving sufficient funds will not create any obligation on the part of PNBRCI or the Bank to make any such payment in the future.
You represent and warrant that all information you provide to PNBRCI and the Bank in connection with the Service, including but not limited to your application information and all data entered in connection with any payment or other transaction, will be complete and accurate in all respects. PNBRCI and the Bank are entitled to rely on any information you provide, and you agree to update your personal information once it changes. PNBRCI and the Bank also reserve the right to take steps to verify the information you provide, although it is not required to do so. IF YOU PROVIDE FALSE INFORMATION, YOUR ABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE MAY BE TERMINATED AND ALL PENDING PAYMENTS MAY BE CANCELLED. IN ADDITION, YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES. Furthermore, you represent and warrant in connection with any payment that:
You agree to indemnify and hold PNBRCI, the Bank, their affiliates, shareholders, directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers and subcontractors harmless from any claim or demand, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the Service.
YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE AND UNDERSTAND THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. PNBRCI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
If, after receiving a timely, complete and accurate payment request, a payment is not completed in the correct amount, PNBRCI will be liable only for your proximately-caused actual damages as set forth below, to the extent required by applicable law. Without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, PNBRCI will not be liable if (i) through no fault of PNBRCI, the deposit account from which you wish to transfer funds is not open or does not have a sufficient available balance to make the payment or funds transfer; (ii) you attempt to transfer funds in excess of the transaction limits set by PNBRCI or applicable government rules and regulations; (iii) the Service was not working properly and you knew or had been advised about the malfunction before you completed the transaction; (iv) you did not follow all Service instructions properly; (v) PNBRCI/the Bank does not correctly receive your instructions due to a telecommunications failure or otherwise; (vi) you provided an incorrect address for the intended Recipient; (vii) you improperly cancelled the payment; (viii) the account you have designated to fund the payment(s) has been closed or suspended, is invalid or you are not authorized to access such; (ix) a Recipient has refused to accept a payment or fails to deposit or cash the check within the applicable time frame; (x) circumstances beyond PNBRCI’s or the Bank's control prevent any payment from reaching the Recipient; or (xi) upon the occurrence of any other facts representing circumstances analogous to the foregoing which would constitute an exception to PNBRCI or the Bank’s liability.
If PNBRCI or the Bank is deemed liable to you in connection with any payment or other transfer of funds made or not made in accordance with this Agreement, the maximum aggregate liability of PNBRCI or the Bank will be the amount of the payment or transfer, without interest, unless otherwise required by applicable law. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NONE OF PNBRCI, THE BANK, OR ANY OF THEIR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS AND REPRESENTATIVES, WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA, OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES, WHETHER OR NOT ANY OF THEM HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
NOTE: PNBRCI AND THE BANK ARE NOT PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT ONCE THE FUNDS REPRESENTING YOUR PAYMENT ARE TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION. AT ALL TIMES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, PNBRCI’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO ACTIVITIES WHICH OCCUR IN THE UNITED STATES AND ARE EFFECTED IN AN ATTEMPT TO DELIVER A PAYMENT TO A RECIPIENT OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between you and PNBRCI regarding the use of the Service and supersedes any prior agreements between you and PNBRCI to the extent that they might otherwise apply to the Service. Otherwise, any such other agreements remain in full effect in accordance with their terms. You may also be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use related services or third-party software. This Agreement and the relationship between you and PNBRCI are governed by the laws of the State of California without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of California. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement remain in full force and effect. You agree that, to the extent any statute or law to the contrary may be modified hereby, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or this Agreement must be filed within 1 year after such claim or cause of action arose or it will be forever barred.
PNBRCI reserves the right to terminate your ability to use the Service for any reason and may cancel any pending payment. Suspension or termination may occur if in PNBRCI’s sole determination (i) you have not properly funded a requested transaction; (ii) you attempt to initiate a payment from an account that does not belong to you;(iii) you use the Service, directly or indirectly, for any unlawful or improper purpose; (iv) you provide incorrect or false information about yourself, or your accounts or about a Recipient; (v) you use or attempt to use the Service for tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting the security or functionality of the PNBRCI; (vi) PNBRCI receives conflicting claims regarding ownership of, or the right to use, an account used to fund payments; (vii) PNBRCI receives a garnishment, levy or other legal process that affects payment; (viii) you have breached any term or condition of this Agreement, or any representation or warranty that you make under this Agreement is false; or (ix) if PNBRCI determines, in its discretion, that you are no longer actively using Service. You agree that PNBRCI will not be held responsible or liable to you, any Recipient or any other person for such termination. Moreover, you understand that PNBRCI may report suspicious activity to appropriate law enforcement organizations.
To voluntarily terminate your ability to make payments, you must access the Service and inform PNBRCI of your desire to remove any and all references to your provided source of payment. If you wish to use the service again, you must provide a new source of payment and appropriate verification must be made to assure us of your authority over said source of payment.
Upon the termination of your ability to make payments for any reason, all of your pending payment requests will be terminated. If you have no outstanding obligations in connection with the Service, any remaining balance will be credited to the deposit account you used to fund payments. Termination of this Agreement will not affect your liability arising from acts or omissions prior to termination, including your liability for any payment.
Neither PNBRCI nor the Bank is liable for any loss resulting from a cause outside their direct control, including the failure of electronic or mechanical equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnection problems, computer viruses, "hacking," unauthorized access, theft, operator error, severe weather, earthquakes, natural disasters, strikes or other labor problems, wars, or government restrictions, or for any information lost due to malfunction or loss of any email systems.
We reserve the right to supplement and change the charges, fees or other terms of this Agreement (including the fees referenced to this Agreement) and related documents upon providing notice to you by email or by an online posting on our website. You agree that an email notice or website posting constitutes written notice under all applicable law and regulation. We reserve the right to make modifications take immediate effect in circumstances permitted by law, such as where an immediate change is necessary to maintain or restore the security of an account or fund transfer system. You can review the current version of the Agreement at any time by reviewing the PNBRCI website. You may terminate your use of the Service if you do not agree with any modification or amendment. If you use the Service after the effective date of an amendment or modification, you will be deemed to have accepted that amendment or modification. You acknowledge that you cannot modify this Agreement by yourself and no employee or agent of ours may modify this Agreement other than by the notice process described in this section.
In addition to the foregoing, we will disclose information to third parties about your account or the transfers you make (i) where it is necessary for completing transfers, or (ii) in order to verify the existence and condition of your account for a third party, such as a credit bureau or merchant, or (iii) in order to comply with government agency or court orders, or (iv) if you give us your written permission.
You may not assign this Agreement to any other party. PNBRCI/the Bank may assign this Agreement or delegate certain of their rights and responsibilities under this Agreement to third parties without notice to you.
PNBRCI may not be deemed to have waived any of its rights or remedies under this Agreement unless such waiver is in writing and is signed by the party alleged to have waived. The delay or failure of PNBRCI to exercise or enforce any right or remedy in connection with this Agreement will not constitute a waiver of such right or remedy or any other rights or remedies. A waiver on any occasion may not be construed as a bar or waiver of any rights or remedies on any other occasion.
For purposes of this Agreement, our "business days" are Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays and California state holidays. However, PNBRCI generally makes the Service available online or by telephone even on days that are not business days.
If we do not complete a transfer to or from your account on time or in the correct amount according to our agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages. However, there are some exceptions. We will not be liable, for instance:
Terminal transfers. You can get a receipt at the time you initiate an electronic fund transfer at an electronic terminal.
Periodic Statements. You will get a monthly account statement (unless there are no transfers in a particular month. In any case you will get the statement at least quarterly).
Preauthorized credits. If you have arranged to have direct deposits made to your account at least once every 60 days from the same person or company, the account- holding financial institution must provide notice to you by (i) providing oral or written notice of the transfer within 2 business days after the transfer occurs; or (ii) providing oral or written notice, within 2 business days after the date on which the transfer was scheduled to occur, that the transfer did not occur; or (iii) providing a readily available telephone line that you may call to determine whether the transfer occurred and disclosing the telephone number on the initial disclosure of account terms and on each periodic statement. A financial institution need not provide notice of a transfer if the payor gives the consumer positive notice that the transfer has been initiated.
When you use an ATM not owned by us, you may be charged a fee by the ATM operator or any network used (and you may be charged a fee for a balance inquiry even if you do not complete a fund transfer).
If we are or are deemed to be an automated teller machine (“ATM”) operator, then we hereby disclose that a fee may be imposed for providing electronic fund transfer services or a balance inquiry and fees may be imposed by any network used to complete the transaction.
RIGHT TO REFUND You, the customer, are entitled to a refund of the money to be transmitted as the result of this agreement if PNB REMITTANCE CENTERS, INC. does not forward the money received from you within 10 days of the date of its receipt, or does not give instructions committing an equivalent amount of money to the person designated by you within 10 days of the date of the receipt of the funds from you unless otherwise instructed by you.
If your instructions as to when the moneys shall be forwarded or transmitted are not complied with and the money has not yet been forwarded or transmitted, you have a right to a refund of your money.
If you want a refund, you must mail or deliver your written request to PNB Remittance Centers, Inc. at 1-855-889-7788 or mail to PNB Remittance Centers, Inc. at 316 W 2nd St., Suite 701, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Attention: Customer Service. If you do not receive your refund, you may be entitled to your money back plus a penalty of up to $1,000 and attorney's fees pursuant to Section 2102 of the California Financial Code.
If you have complaints with respect to any aspect of the money transmission activities conducted at this location, you may contact the California Department of Business Oversight at its toll-free telephone number, 1-866-275-2677 or 1-800-622-0620, by e-mail at email@example.com, or by mail at Department of Business Oversight, Attn: Consumer Services, 1515 K Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814.
You may contact PNB Remittance Centers, Inc. by telephone at 1-855-889-7788 or by mail at PNB Remittance Centers, Inc., 316 W 2nd St., Suite 701, Los Angeles, CA 90012 Attention: Customer Service.
The Commissioner of Financial Regulation for the State of Maryland will accept all questions or complaints from Maryland residents regarding PNB Remittance Centers, Inc. – Lic.# 958702 at Consumer Services Unit 500, North Calvert Street, Suite 402, Baltimore, MD 21202, phone number (888) 784-0136.
If you have a complaint, first contact the Customer Service of PNB Remittance Centers, Inc.at 1-855-889-7788, if you still have an unresolved complaint regarding the company’s money transmission or currency exchange activity, please direct your complaint to: Texas Department of Banking, 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78705, 1-877-276-5554 (toll free),www.dob.texas.gov.
Once we determine that funds are available and debit the source account, we will promptly process the remittance transaction for payment to the Recipient. You must ensure that funds are available in your bank or credit union account to cover all remittances.
Non-Philippine National Bank (“non PNB Bank”) Process of Delivery
Door-To-Door Process of Delivery
Philippine national or local holidays occurring during the remittance process may lengthen the delivery time.
I have read and I understand this Agreement. Either my signature below or my use of the Service is conclusive evidence of my agreement to this Agreement.
I Accept Terms and Service