i. Truist has partnered with the Zelle® Network (“Zelle”) to enable a convenient way to transfer money between you and others who are enrolled directly with Zelle or enrolled with another financial institution that partners with Zelle (each, a “User”) using aliases, such as email addresses or mobile phone numbers (the “Zelle Service”). We will refer to financial institutions that have partnered with Zelle as “Network Banks.”
ii. Zelle provides no deposit account or other financial services. Zelle neither transfers nor moves money. You may not establish a financial account with Zelle of any kind. All money will be transmitted by a Network Bank.
iii. THIS SERVICE IS INTENDED TO SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OTHER PEOPLE OR BUSINESSES YOU TRUST. YOU SHOULD NOT USE THE SERVICE TO SEND MONEY TO RECIPIENTS WITH WHOM YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR OR YOU DO NOT TRUST.
(b) Eligibility and User Profile
When you enroll in the Zelle Service or when you permit others to whom you have delegated to act on your behalf to use or access the Zelle Service, you agree to the terms and conditions of this Zelle Agreement. You represent that you are at least 18 years of age and you have the authority to authorize debits and credits to the enrolled bank account.
You agree that you will not use the Zelle Service to request, send or receive money from anyone to whom you are obligated for tax payments, payments made pursuant to court orders (including court-ordered amounts for alimony or child support), fines, payments to loan sharks, gambling debts or payments otherwise prohibited by law and you agree that you will not use the Zelle Service to request money from anyone for any such payments.
The Zelle Service is intended for use with eligible accounts to send, receive, or request money with those whom you trust. You agree that you will not use the Zelle Service to send or receive prohibited payments in connection with ineligible accounts or products. To check to see if your account is eligible to use with the Zelle Service, log in to your account through Online Banking or the mobile app. If your account is eligible to use with the Zelle Service, you will see the “Send Money with Zelle” option when you sign on to Truist Online Banking or the Truist Mobile app.
Content Standards: You agree that you will not upload or provide content or otherwise post, transmit, distribute, or disseminate through the Zelle Service any material that: (a) is false, misleading, unlawful, obscene, indecent, lewd, pornographic, defamatory, libelous, threatening, harassing, hateful, abusive, or inflammatory; (b) encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or gives rise to civil liability; (c) breaches or infringes any duty toward or rights of any person or entity, including rights of publicity, privacy or intellectual property; (d) contains corrupted data or any other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; (e) advertises products or services competitive with Zelle, as determined by Zelle in its sole discretion; or (f) in Zelle’s or our sole judgment, is objectionable, restricts or inhibits any person or entity from using or enjoying any portion of the Zelle Service, or which may expose us, Zelle or our respective affiliates or customers to harm or liability of any nature.
Although neither we nor Zelle have any obligation to monitor any content, both we and Zelle have absolute discretion to remove content at any time and for any reason without notice. We and Zelle may also monitor such content to detect and prevent fraudulent activity or violations of the terms and conditions. You understand that by using the Zelle Service, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent, or objectionable. We and Zelle are not responsible for, and assume no liability, for any content, including any loss or damage to any of your content. We and Zelle make no representation or warranty that content uploaded to a User profile accurately identifies a particular User of the Zelle Service.
We reserve the right to decline your enrollment if we believe that you are enrolling to use the Zelle Service with ineligible accounts or to receive prohibited payments. We further reserve the right to suspend or terminate your use of the Zelle Service if we believe that you are using the Zelle Service for potentially unlawful, abusive, or prohibited purposes. Examples of potentially unlawful, abusive, or prohibited purposes include (but are not limited to) requesting, sending, or receiving money related to:
Pharmaceuticals and other controlled substances;
Sexually oriented activities or materials (including pornography);
Obscene or offensive activities or materials;
Materials or activities that promote intolerance, violence, or hate;
Ponzi or pyramid schemes;
Illegal gambling, gaming, lotteries, or sweepstakes;
Traveler’s checks, money orders, equities, annuities, or currencies, including digital currencies, such as Bitcoins;
Any other illegal activity or unlawful purpose.
We shall not be liable for any claims or damages resulting from your improper use of the Service.
(c) Consent to Share Personal Information (Including Account Information)
We may disclose information to third parties about your account or the funds you send or receive:
i. as necessary to complete transactions;
ii. as necessary in connection with offering the Zelle Service;
iii. in connection with the investigation of any claim related to your account or the funds you send or receive;
iv. to comply with government agency or court orders;
v. in accordance with your written permission; and
vi. as otherwise permitted by the terms of our privacy notice.
(d) Privacy and Information Security
(e) Wireless Operator Data
(f) Enrolling in the Service
You must provide us with an email address that you regularly use and intend to use regularly (i.e., no disposable email addresses) and a permanent U.S. mobile phone number that you intend to use for an extended period of time (i.e., no “burner” numbers). You may not enroll in the Zelle Service with a landline phone number, Google Voice number, or Voice over Internet Protocol.
Once enrolled you may: (i) authorize a debit of your account to send money to another User either at your initiation or at the request of that User; and (ii) receive money from another User either at that User's initiation or at your request, subject to the conditions of the Section below titled “Requesting Money.”
If at any time while you are enrolled, you do not send or receive money using the Zelle Service for a period of 18 consecutive months, we may contact you and/or take other steps to confirm that the U.S. mobile phone number or email address that you enrolled still belongs to you. If we are unable to confirm that you are the owner of the mobile phone number or email address, then you understand that we may cancel your enrollment and you will not be able to send or receive money with the Zelle Service until you enroll again.
Once enrolled, a Z logo will appear on your profile picture for each U.S. mobile number and/or email address that you have enrolled with Zelle. The Z logo will be displayed to other Users to aid them in determining which of your U.S mobile numbers or email addresses should be used to send money with Zelle. If a User sends you money using a different U.S. mobile number or email address that they may have for you (one that is not already enrolled), you will receive a message with instructions on how to enroll with Zelle at the unenrolled U.S. mobile number or email address that was selected.
(g) Consent to Emails and Automated Text Messages
By participating as a User, you represent that you are the owner of the email address, mobile phone number, and/or other alias you registered, or that you have the delegated legal authority to act on behalf of the owner of such email address, mobile phone number and/or other alias to send or receive money as described in this Zelle Agreement. You consent to the receipt of emails or text messages from us, from Zelle, from other Users that are sending you money or requesting money from you, and from other Network Banks or their agents regarding the Zelle Service or related transfers between Network Banks and you. You agree that we may, Zelle may or either of our agents may use automatic telephone dialing systems in connection with text messages sent to any mobile phone number you register. You further acknowledge and agree:
i. You are responsible for any fees or other charges that your wireless carrier may charge for any related data, text or other message services, including without limitation for short message service. Please check your mobile service agreement for details or applicable fees.
ii. You will immediately notify us if any email address or mobile phone number you have registered is (i) surrendered by you, or (ii) changed by you.
iii. In the case of any messages that you may send through either us or Zelle or that we may send or Zelle may send on your behalf to an email address or mobile phone number, you represent that you have obtained the consent of the recipient of such emails or automated text messages to send such emails or text messages to the recipient. You understand and agree that any emails or text messages that we send or that Zelle sends on your behalf may include your name.
iv. Your wireless carrier is not liable for any delay or failure to deliver any message sent to or from us or Zelle, including messages that you may send through us or through Zelle or that we may send or Zelle may send on your behalf.
v. To cancel text messaging from us, send STOP to 878478. For help or information regarding text messaging, send HELP to 878478 or call the Truist Contact Center at 844-4TRUIST (844-487-8478). You expressly consent to receipt of a text message to confirm your “STOP” request.
(h) Receiving Money; Money Transfers by Network Banks
Once a User initiates a transfer of money to your email address or mobile phone number registered with the Zelle Service, you have no ability to stop the transfer. By using the Zelle Service, you agree and authorize us to initiate credit entries to the bank account you have enrolled.
Most transfers of money to you from other Users will occur within minutes. There may be other circumstances when the payment may take longer. For example, in order to protect you, us, Zelle and the other Network Banks, we may need or Zelle may need additional time to verify your identity or the identity of the person sending the money. We may also delay or block the transfer to prevent fraud or to meet our regulatory obligations. If we delay or block a payment that you have initiated through a request for money, we will notify you in accordance with your User preferences (i.e., email, push notification).
If you are receiving a payment from a business or government agency, your payment will be delivered in accordance with both this Zelle Agreement and the procedures of the business or government agency that is sending you the payment.
(i) Sending Money; Debits by Network Banks
You may send money to another User at your initiation or in response to that User’s request for money. Money sent using Zelle is authorized against the Current Balance in your designated Truist deposit account. The Current Balance is the actual balance in your account on a specific day, and does not reflect any holds or pending transactions. It is your sole responsibility to ensure you have on deposit sufficient collected funds to cover all transactions at the time they are presented for payment or are scheduled to be made. We may refuse to process any transaction if sufficient collected funds are not available in your account to fund the transaction. You agree to accept our procedures for calculating collected balances, and you acknowledge our records regarding the same will be deemed conclusive. You understand that use of this Zelle Service by you shall at all times be subject to (i) this Zelle Agreement, and (ii) your express authorization at the time of the transaction for us or another Network Bank to initiate a debit entry to your bank account. You understand that when you send the payment, you will have no ability to stop it. You may only cancel a payment if the person to whom you sent the money has not yet enrolled in the Zelle Service. If the person you sent money to has already enrolled with Zelle, either in the Zelle mobile app or with a Network Bank, the money is sent directly to their bank account (except as otherwise provided below) and may not be canceled or revoked. We therefore recommend that you use the Zelle Service to send money only to people and businesses you know and trust.
In most cases, when you are sending money, the transfer will occur in minutes; however, there are circumstances when the payment may take longer. For example, in order to protect you, us, Zelle and the other Network Banks, we may need additional time to verify your identity or the identity of the person receiving the money. If you are sending money to someone who has not registered as a User with either Zelle or a Network Bank, they will receive a text or email notification instructing them on how to enroll to receive the money. You understand and acknowledge that a person or business to whom you are sending money and who is not registered as a User may fail to register with Zelle, or otherwise ignore the payment notification, and the transfer may not occur.
The money may also be delayed or the transfer may be blocked to prevent fraud or comply with regulatory requirements. If we delay or block a payment that you have initiated, we will notify you in accordance with your User preferences (i.e. email, push notification).
We have no control over the actions of other Users, other Network Banks or other financial institutions that could delay or prevent your money from being delivered to the intended User.
Neither we nor Zelle shall have liability to you for any such transfers of money, including without limitation, (i) any failure, through no fault of us or Zelle to complete a transaction in the correct amount, or (ii) any related losses or damages. Neither we nor Zelle shall be liable for any typos or keystroke errors that you may make when using the Zelle Service.
THIS ZELLE SERVICE IS INTENDED TO SEND MONEY TO FRIENDS, FAMILY AND PEOPLE/BUSINESSES WITH WHOM YOU ARE FAMILIAR. YOU SHOULD NOT USE ZELLE TO SEND MONEY TO PERSONS OR BUSINESSES THAT YOU DO NOT TRUST. YOU AGREE THAT YOU, NOT WE OR ZELLE, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR RESOLVING ANY PAYMENT OR OTHER DISPUTES THAT YOU HAVE WITH ANY OTHER USER WITH WHOM YOU SEND MONEY TO, OR RECEIVE OR REQUEST MONEY FROM, USING THE ZELLE SERVICE.
(k) Send Limits
We may, at our sole discretion, impose or change the limits on the amount of money you can send or receive through the Zelle Service. Such limits may be displayed in the Zelle Service application.
(l) Requesting Money
You may request money from another User. You understand and acknowledge that Users to whom you send payment requests may reject or ignore your request. Neither we nor Zelle guarantee that you will receive money from other Users by sending a payment request, or that you will receive the amount that you request. Neither we nor Zelle accept responsibility if the other User rejects or ignores your request, or sends you an amount that is less than you request. If a User ignores your request, we may decide or Zelle may decide, in our sole discretion, that we will not send a reminder or repeat request to that User.
By accepting this Zelle Agreement, you agree that you are not engaging in the business of debt collection by attempting to use the Zelle Service to request money for the payment or collection of an overdue or delinquent debt; to request money that is owed to another person; or to collect any amounts that are owed pursuant to a court order. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Zelle, its owners, directors, officers, agents and Network Banks from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from or arising out of any request for money that you send that is related to overdue or delinquent amounts.
You agree to receive money requests from other Users, and to only send requests for legitimate and lawful purposes. Requests for money are solely between the sender and recipient and are not reviewed or verified by us or by Zelle. Neither we nor Zelle assume responsibility for the accuracy or legality of such requests and do not act as a debt collector on your behalf or on behalf of the sender of a request for money.
We reserve the right, but assume no obligation, to terminate your ability to send requests for money in general, or to specific recipients, if we deem such requests to be potentially unlawful, abusive, offensive or unwelcome by the recipient.
(m) Transaction Errors
In case of errors or questions about your Zelle transfers call us at:
Contact Truist as soon as you can if you think your statement or information regarding a transaction is wrong or you need more information about a transfer listed on the statement. We must hear from you no later than 60 days after we sent the first statement on which the problem or error appeared. When contacting Truist regarding an error resolution, please be prepared to communicate the following information:
i. Your name and Social Security number or tax identification number
ii. The Zelle error or the transfer you are unsure about, and explain as clearly as you can why you believe it is an error or why you need more information.
iii. The dollar amount of the suspected Zelle error.
If you tell us orally, we may require you send us your complaint or question in writing within 10 business days. We will tell you the results of our investigation 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 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 or question in writing and we do not receive it within 10 business days, we may not credit your account.
If we decide that there was no error, we will send you a written explanation within 3 business days after we finish our investigation. You may ask for copies of the documents that we used in our investigation.
(n) Your Liability for Unauthorized Zelle Transfers
Tell us at once if you believe your user ID and password have been forgotten or stolen. Calling is the best way of keeping your possible losses down. You could lose all the money in your account plus your maximum overdraft line of credit. If your statement shows Zelle transfers you did not make, you must tell us at once. You will have no liability for unauthorized Zelle transactions if you notify us within sixty (60) days after your monthly financial statement, which shows the unauthorized Zelle transaction, has been sent to you. If you do not tell us within sixty (60) days after the statement was mailed to you or otherwise made available to you, you may lose the amount transferred without your authorization after the sixty (60) days if we can prove we could have stopped someone from taking the money if you had told us in time. If a good reason, such as a long trip or a hospital stay, kept you from telling us, we will extend the time periods.
When you give someone your password or other means to access your account through which you access the Zelle Service, you are authorizing that person to use your service, and you are responsible for all transactions that person performs while using your service. All transactions that person performs, even those transactions you did not intend or want performed, are authorized transactions. Additionally, transactions that you or someone acting with you initiates with fraudulent intent are also authorized transactions.
(o) Liability for Failure to Complete Zelle Transfers
If we do not complete a Zelle transfer to or from your account on time or in the correct amount according to our Zelle Agreement with you, we will be liable for your losses or damages. However, there are some exceptions. We will not be liable, for instance:
i. If, through no fault of ours, you do not have enough money in your account to make the Zelle transfer or payment.
ii. If the Zelle transfer or payment would go over the credit limit on your overdraft line.
iii. If the funds in your account are subject to legal process or other encumbrance restricting such transfer.
iv. If the Zelle Service, your electronic device, or modem is not working properly and you know about the malfunction when you started the transfer or payment.
v. If a recipient mishandles or causes delays in handling payments sent by us.
vi. If you have not provided us with the correct recipient information or payment amount.
vii. If circumstances beyond our control prevent the proper completion of the Zelle transaction despite reasonable precautions by us to avoid these circumstances. Such circumstances include, but are not limited to, fire, flood, interruption in your electrical power or telephone, the disconnecting of your telephone line by your local telephone company or from deficiencies in your line quality or any defect or malfunction of your electronic device, operating software, modem or telephone line.
vii. If you have not properly followed the instructions for using the Zelle Service.
ix. If the account holding institution fails to timely credit to your recipient.
x. If we have the right to refuse to process a payment or transfer as provided in this Zelle Agreement.
Business accounts eligible to use the Zelle Service will be charged a fee for any amounts received. Please refer to the Business Deposit Accounts Fee Schedule for specific fee information. The total fee for payments received by enrolled business accounts will appear on the monthly Account Analysis statement (available online or upon request) and included in the total Account Analysis Service Charges debited once a month. This charge is included on the monthly Deposit Statement as “Service Charges – Prior Period.” The service charges listed reflect the activity from the prior month. Consumer accounts do not incur any fees for amounts received.
There are no fees for eligible accounts to send or request money with the Zelle Service.
You agree to access the Truist site and mobile app in compliance with the Truist Online and Mobile Banking Service Agreement.
(r) Right to Terminate Access
You may terminate your use of the Zelle Service at any time by visiting your local Truist branch, by calling the Truist Contact Center at 844-4TRUIST (844-487-8478) or by writing to us at Truist Online Banking Support, P.O. Box 1014, Charlotte, NC 28201. You must notify us at least 10 days prior to the date on which you wish to have your Zelle Service terminated. We may require that you put your request in writing. If there is more than one account owner or if more than one person is authorized to access the account through the Zelle Service, we may terminate the Zelle Service upon the request of any account owner or person authorized to access the account.
We may terminate your use of the Zelle Service, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. Upon termination, you will remain liable for payments, transfers and other transactions in process and all accrued fees and charges.
(s) Disclaimer of Warranties
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN, AND SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, ZELLE MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS WHATSOEVER WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICE. ZELLE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, WITH REGARD TO THE SERVICE DESCRIBED OR PROVIDED. ZELLE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE, OR THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. THE ZELLE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS.
(t) Limitation of Liability
EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED HEREIN AND SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL ZELLE, ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, AGENTS OR NETWORK BANKS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY DIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF (I) ANY TRANSACTION CONDUCTED THROUGH OR FACILITATED BY THE ZELLE SERVICE; (II) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE ZELLE SERVICES DESCRIBED OR PROVIDED, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, OR (IV) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE ZELLE SERVICES DESCRIBED OR PROVIDED, EVEN IF ZELLE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ZELLE’S SERVICE OR WITH THE TERMS OF THIS ZELLE AGREEMENT, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE ZELLE SERVICE.
IN THOSE STATES WHERE THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES MAY NOT APPLY, ANY LIABILITY OF ZELLE, ITS OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND AGENTS OR THE NETWORK BANKS LIABILITY IN THOSE STATES IS LIMITED AND WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUDED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, BUT SHALL, IN NO EVENT, EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00).
You acknowledge and agree that you are personally responsible for your conduct while using the Zelle Service, and except as otherwise provided in this Zelle Agreement, you agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Zelle, its owners, directors, officers, agents and Network Banks from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, errors, or inability to use the Zelle Service, or any violation by you of the terms of this Zelle Agreement.
(v) Governing Law; Choice of Law; Severability
This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of North Carolina, without regard to that state’s conflict of laws provisions.
Subject to the terms of this Zelle Agreement, the Zelle Services are generally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week with the exception of outages for maintenance and circumstances beyond our or Zelle’s control. Live customer service generally will be available Monday through Friday, excluding US bank holidays.