Terms & Conditions

Updated last August 15, 2017

 

DEFINITION OF TERMS

This Agreement governs your use of the Online Banking Services provided to you by Union Bank of the Philippines (“UnionBank” or the “Bank”) located at UnionBank Plaza, Meralco Ave. cor. Onyx and Sapphire Roads, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines. In these Terms and Conditions:

UnionBank Online” refers to UnionBank’s mobile app and internet banking service. Can also be referred to as “facility”.

Online Banking Services” refers to the various financial transactions such as but not limited to balance inquiry, fund transfers, pay bills or buy load performed by customers through the UnionBank Online App and Internet Banking.

"Account" refers to the savings and/or checking account, credit cards, loan accounts, business line accounts, UITF accounts and time deposit held with UnionBank in the depositor's name, whether solely or jointly with another person.

"We", "Us", "Our", and "Bank" refer to Union Bank of the Philippines.

"You" and "Your" refer to the owner of the account.

A "Mobile Phone" refers to the client’s cellular network phone unit with the client’s subscriber identity module (SIM) card and corresponding mobile number assigned to the SIM card.

One-Time Password” or “OTP” refers to the six-digit code sent to the user’s registered mobile number needed for two-factor authentication of the user.

 

ACCESS TO UNIONBANK ONLINE BANKING

You may access your accounts by signing in to UnionBank Online using your web browser or your UnionBank Online app.

Enrolment into UnionBank Online shall be done via the UnionBank website, the app or by calling the bank’s registration hotline. Upon registration, you must provide the necessary and accurate information needed such as but not limited to your account number, credit card number, loan account number and contact information. The Bank, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to validate the information provided by you through the mobile app or customer service. Once your information has been validated, you will receive a confirmation from the Bank through short message sending (SMS) and/or electronic mail (email).

Your Online Banking Services are permitted only after validation of the information you provided us and authentication of your identity through various two-factor authentication methods. Your instructions made after such validation and authentication shall be the authority of the Bank to carry out the banking transactions performed by you through the facility. The Bank shall have no obligation to verify the authenticity of any transaction received from you through or purporting to have been by you via the UnionBank Online App and Internet Banking other than by means of verification of your Mobile number through the OTP sent, your user ID and password, or through biometric authentication methods such as but not limited to fingerprint scanning, facial recognition or retina scan.

Your enrolment to the facility will be effective upon your receipt of the Bank's confirmation of the enrolment of your accounts through SMS and/or email and will remain in full force and effect until we receive from you a written notice of its termination.

The application and website may be utilized anytime except for when we are undergoing system maintenance and if the Bank notifies you of the unavailability of our Online Banking Services.

 

ONLINE BANKING PASSWORD SECURITY

You shall keep your password, account numbers and other account data confidential and secure at all times.

You agree to assume full responsibility and liability for all transactions made in your accounts through the use of the facility. It is understood that the password is known only to you and as such, any transaction effected using your password and/or OTP shall be conclusively presumed to be done by you or authorized by you.

You agree that the Bank, at its sole discretion, is entitled to act on the instructions received from you through the facility after the correct entry of your password and/or one-time PIN, or your other biometric authentication methods such as but not limited to fingerprint scanning, facial recognition and retina scan. You further agree that the Bank shall not be liable and you agree to indemnify the Bank for any loss, damages or costs the Bank incurs for acting in accordance with or based on requests/instructions received through UnionBank Online, which we believe emanates from you.

As a safety measure, you further agree and undertake to change your password from time to time as you deem necessary. If you believe that your mobile phone or password may have been lost/stolen or that someone has used it without your permission, you shall notify the Bank immediately and shall give the latter a reasonable period to de-activate your compromised UnionBank Online User ID and password. The Bank is not responsible for any loss, damages or costs which you may incur resulting from the loss of your mobile phone or password, or the fraudulent transactions which may occur if you do not notify the Bank that your mobile phone or password may have been lost/stolen or that someone has used it without your permission.

You must keep your password totally confidential and secure at all times and not to reveal it to any third party.

When changing your UnionBank Online password, choose a password which must not relate to any readily accessible data such as your address, telephone number, driver's license, date of birth etc. and easily guessable combination of numbers. Do not let any unauthorized person have access to your mobile phone or leave your mobile phone unattended while accessing the mobile banking application.

 

SERVICES

Balance Inquiry

You may view the account balances of your enrolled UnionBank accounts. The account dashboard screen contains all your accounts with the enrolled accounts in the facility. With the exception of those you have hidden through the application or through a documented request.

Fund Transfer

You may transfer funds from your own account/s to your other accounts or third-party accounts within UnionBank and to other local banks. The Bank will effect such mobile fund transfer transactions provided there are sufficient funds available in your account, the information provided are complete, correct and valid, and that transactions are within the allowable limits set by the bank or you as the user. The Bank shall not be liable for any omission to make all or any of the payments or for late payments due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Bank. The Bank shall likewise not be liable for losses, costs or damages for failed or incorrect fund transfers resulting from an error or omission in the information you provided us with.

Pay Bill

You may pay your bills from your deposit account(s) to institutions with which the Bank has collection arrangements. There is no enrolment required for this service. If the payment is made on Saturday, Sunday or holiday, your account shall be debited for the payment amount on the same day and the institution advised of such payment on the next banking day. The Bank shall not be liable for any omission to make all or any of the payments or for late payments due to circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the Bank.

Buy Load

You may buy load from your enrolled deposit accounts to your own mobile number and to other user-identified mobile numbers for the GLOBE, SMART and SUN networks. There is no enrolment of mobile numbers required for this service.

The denominations available for each network are subject to their availability with the electronic load vendor. Your account shall be debited for your load purchase the same day as your buy load request was received by the Bank. You understand that all buy load transactions are subject to the availability and reliability of your telecommunication network connection, the electronic load vendor receipt of transaction request and load denomination availability.

Call UnionBank

You may call the bank for inquiries or, concerns about or to report unauthorized transactions in UnionBank Online or UnionBank’s other services/products at (02) 841 8600 or email us at customer.service@unionbankph.com.

 

ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

The Bank will use reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information accessed through the facility but does not warrant the information will be free from error. If you notice an error in the account information supplied to you through the facility or by the use of any of the facility’s services, you shall advise the Bank as soon as possible. The Bank will endeavor to correct the error promptly and adjust any interest or charges arising out of the error.

The Bank accepts no liability for the consequences arising out of erroneous information that may have been supplied by you through this facility. Hence, you are solely responsible for the correctness of the information that you supply to the Bank through the use of the facility or through any other means such as electronic mail or written communication. If you suspect that there is an error in the information supplied to the Bank, you shall advise the Bank as soon as possible. The Bank will endeavor to correct the error wherever possible on a "best efforts' basis".

 

GENERAL AGREEMENTS

UnionBank may, from time to time, introduce new internet banking features and services. We will inform you of these new features and services. By using these features and services when they become available, you agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions that will be made available to you concerning these features and services.

UnionBank does not guarantee the continuous availability of UnionBank Online and Online Banking Services mentioned in this agreement. UnionBank in its sole determination reserves the right to terminate or suspend any online banking service.

UnionBank shall not be liable for any loss or damage of whatever nature in connection with the implementation of Online Banking Services in the following instances:

  1. Disruption, failure or delay relating to or in connection with the facility and/or it’s services which are due to circumstances beyond the control of the Bank, unforeseen events, fortuitous events such as but not limited to prolonged power outages, breakdown in computers, software, operating systems and telecommunication facilities, typhoons, floods, public disturbances and calamities and other similar or related cases.
  2. Loss or damage arising out of any fraudulent access or utilization of the facility due to theft, unauthorized disclosure of mobile phone numbers, emails, passwords or the unauthorized usage of biometrics and other security measures used in the facility with or without your participation.
  3. Inaccurate, incomplete or delayed information is received due to disruption or failure of any information or communication facilities used in the facility or due to faults in the telecommunication network, internet or network failure, or software or hardware error beyond the control of the Bank.
  4. Any indirect, incidental or consequential loss, loss of profit or damage suffered by reason of the use or failure or inability to use the facility.
  5. Any and all liability, costs, damages, losses and causes of action arising from or in any way connected with the disclosure of information concerning your accounts and/or transactions with the Bank to unauthorized persons for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to wiretapping of communication lines or erroneous connection by telecommunication switches, or errors in transmitted information due to faulty lines, and any and all forms of high technology surveillance or fraud.
  6. Any incidental or consequential loss, loss of profit or damage arising from the loss of your mobile phone, mobile devices and other electronic devices enrolled to UnionBank Online.

 

SERVICE CHARGES AND TAXES

You agree to pay the charges that may be imposed by the Bank when availing of services and/or products under this facility and the standard SMS and call rates that will apply by using this facility. We will deduct the charges directly from your deposit account balance as these are incurred. We are not responsible for the monitoring of your mobile phone charges. It is your responsibility to monitor these charges and to ensure that you have enough mobile credits to transact using this facility. We will not be liable for dishonor of other debits to your deposit account resulting from our deduction of any charges as authorized by your acceptance of these terms.

You are also responsible for paying any and whatever taxes due or may be imposed upon or arising from availment of the facility and Online Banking Services. You authorize the Bank to automatically charge or debit your deposit account for any and all such taxes due.

We reserve the right to change the charges, fees, or other terms described in these Terms and Conditions. When changes are made and/or fees, charges or other material terms are added we will update this Terms and Conditions, and either send a notice to you at the address shown on our records, or send you an email.

You agree to be responsible to check the website from time to time, for any updates to these Terms and Conditions and you further agree that your continued use of the UnionBank Online services after any of the changes to the Terms and Conditions take effect will constitute your consent and adherence to such changes.

As always, you may choose to decline changes by 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 for individual situations.

 

TERMINATION OF THE AGREEMENT

You may request for termination of the UnionBank Online services by placing a request through our Customer Service and giving the Bank at least ten (10) banking days to process the request. You shall remain responsible for any transactions made on your account/s through the service prior to the time of such cancellation of the UnionBank Online service.

The Agreement comprised in these Terms and Conditions shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect if and in so far as any transaction is completed but not debited to your account/s prior to termination of the service. Also, termination of the UnionBank Online facility shall not prejudice your liability in respect of things done or omitted to be done prior to termination thereof.

The Bank may, for security and other reasons, withdraw the UnionBank Online services anytime you are given reasonable notice under the circumstances. If the service is erroneously or negligently withdrawn by the Bank for any reason other than your breach of the terms and conditions hereof, the Bank's liability shall be restricted to the return of the annual charges, if any, recovered from you for the period in question.

The closure of all your accounts enrolled on the service will automatically terminate the service.

The Bank may suspend or terminate your UnionBank Online service with notice if you breach any of the terms and conditions hereof or the Bank learns of your death, bankruptcy or lack of legal capacity.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

These terms and conditions and the banking practices and charges relating thereto may be changed by the Bank at any time by notice thereof to the account holder. Any such changes will be effective from the date of the notice or such later date as may be specified therein. The Bank shall endeavor to post such changes in its website at www.unionbankph.com.

Should the Bank become involved in any litigation which may have relation with this Agreement, or with any of the rights, powers and remedies hereunder, you agree that all fees and expenses incurred by the Bank in such a litigation, including a reasonable amount for the attorney's fees which amount is hereby agreed to be at the rate of 10% of the sum sought, shall be paid by you.

This UnionBank Online Agreement is governed by the provisions of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas and applicable laws of the Philippines relating to the covered transactions herein. It shall be understood that access to and use of the service shall be subject to applicable requirements and procedures of government telecommunications or other regulatory authorities and those prescribed by law.

The venue of all legal actions or proceedings arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions shall be brought exclusively in the proper courts of Pasig City to the exclusion of all other venues.