Statutory Trust Accounts - Terms and Conditions

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Effective 3 October 2016

Contents

  • Part A General information
    • Product comparison table
  • Part B Terms and Conditions
    • Statutory Trust Accounts
  • Part C Fee table
    • Fee table

Part A General information

This document forms part of the terms and conditions for NAB's Statutory Trust Accounts (Accounts), along with the following documents:

  • Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges; and
  • 'Indicator Rates for Deposit Products'.

If you have not already received copies of these documents, please contact NAB. It is important that you read and understand these terms and conditions. These are available from NAB at any time.

Any advice in this document has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before acting on any advice in this document, NAB recommends that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances.

There should be no adverse income tax implications as result of holding the Account with NAB. However, you may be liable for government charges and taxes relating to transactions carried out through your Account. See the Section on Government Taxes in NAB's brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'. We recommend that you discuss your specific tax position with your tax adviser.

Each of the Accounts covered by these terms and conditions are issued by National Australia Bank Limited ABN 12 004 044 937.

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Product comparison table - features and benefits

A summary of key features and benefits of Statutory Trust Accounts made available by NAB. Additional information about features and benefits is in Part B of these terms and conditions.

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Part B Terms and Conditions

NAB Statutory Trust Accounts

1 How will the Account work?

1.1 The Account is only available if you are required by law to maintain one of the trust account types listed in the Product comparison table and must only be used for the purposes outlined in the relevant legislation governing that type of account.

1.2 NAB is entitled to assume, without further inquiry, that the opening of the Account by you is for the sole purpose set out in clause 1.1.

1.3 If requested by NAB you agree to provide NAB with a declaration (in a form provided by NAB) that the Account is used for the sole purpose set out above. If you do not, or cannot, provide NAB with such a declaration then NAB is entitled to close the Account without further notice.

1.4 You agree to maintain a separate business transaction account with NAB to which all fees and charges and default interest relating to an Account may be debited. If you fail to maintain this account and ensure that sufficient clear funds are available to meet the account debits from time to time, NAB may close the relevant Account.

1.5 You may deposit any amount and you may withdraw up to the available credit funds from the Account. Proceeds of any cheque or other item will not be available until the cheque or other item is cleared.

1.6 There is no minimum Account balance which must be maintained.

1.7 You may withdraw from the Account at any of NAB's branches, subject to you providing suitable identification.

1.8 NAB will provide a cheque book to access the Account, unless you advise NAB a cheque book is not required.

1.9 There is no overdraft or other credit facility available with the Account.

2 What Interest will I receive/pay?

2.1 No credit interest is paid to you on the Account. NAB shall pay interest to a government or industry body in accordance with relevant legislation.

2.2 If the Account becomes overdrawn, you must put the Account in credit promptly on demand by NAB. You will pay NAB interest on the amount overdrawn at the default rate charged by NAB for Statutory Trust Accounts from time to time. The default rate is set out in NAB's 'Indicator Rates for Deposit Products'. You will be notified of any change to the default rate. The interest is calculated on the daily debit balance of the Account as at the end of each day and will be charged to the account nominated by you under clause 1.6 on the last banking day of each month.

You may also incur any applicable Reference Fee, the amount and nature of which are detailed in NAB's brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'.

3 When will I receive statements?

NAB will send you statements of the Account at least six monthly, unless you request otherwise.

4 What Bank fees are applicable to the Account and how are they charged?

The amount and nature of the fees and charges are described in Part C of these terms and conditions and in NAB's brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A Guide to Fees and Charges'.

5 What electronic options are available?

If NAB agrees in relation to your Account and subject to applicable legislation, you may arrange to access the Account through NAB Connect, Telephone Banking, Internet Banking, National Online Business, National Online Corporate or a similar service provided by NAB. Such access will be governed by NAB's standard terms and conditions relating to the service.

6 Statutory Trust Account status and disclosures relating to Accounts

6.1 The Account may only be used for the statutory purpose for which it was created and must not be used for any personal or domestic banking. If you do not have an Australian Business Number then you agree to provide NAB with a declaration (in a form provided by NAB) that the Account is not used for personal or domestic reasons.

6.2 It is acknowledged that NAB may not set-off any money NAB owes you from the Account against money you owe NAB.

6.3 It is acknowledged that NAB may disclose to government, regulatory and industry bodies any information about you and the Account as required or authorised under any laws and/or any arrangements between NAB and those bodies. Information that NAB may disclose includes, for example, information about account status, balances, overdrawings and dishonours. To the extent that NAB is not already legally permitted to make such disclosures, you consent to NAB doing so. This consent is in addition to and is not affected by any other consent you may give or have already given NAB.

7 Code of Banking Practice

7.1 NAB has adopted the Code of Banking Practice and relevant provisions of the Code apply to each Account if you are an individual or a small business customer (as defined by the Code).

7.2 You can obtain from NAB upon request:

  1. information on NAB's current interest rates and standard fees and charges relating to an Account, if any;
  2. general descriptive information concerning NAB's banking services including:
    1. for accounts with cheque access, general descriptive information about cheques;
    2. account opening procedures;
    3. NAB's obligations regarding the confidentiality of your information;
    4. complaint handling procedures;
    5. bank cheques;
    6. the advisability of you informing NAB promptly when you are in financial difficulty;
    7. the advisability of you reading the terms and conditions applying to each banking service NAB provides to you;
  3. general descriptive information about:
    1. the identification requirements of the Financial Transactions Reports Act 1988 or the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing Act 2006, as applicable;
    2. the options available to you under the Tax File Number legislation; and
  4. a copy of the Code of Banking Practice.
7.3 Where these terms and conditions confer a discretion on NAB, NAB will exercise that discretion reasonably and in accordance with its legitimate business interests.

8 Changes NAB may make

8.1 In addition to the other changes NAB may make to these terms and conditions, NAB may change any other terms and conditions (including by imposing new fees or charges, changing the amount, type or method of calculation of fees and charges payable).
NAB will make any changes in accordance with any applicable legislation and industry codes. If you do not accept any change we make, you can ask NAB to close your Account. You will need to pay any outstanding balance in order to do this.

8.2 If the Account is not used for a period, the length of which is dependent upon the amount of money in the Account, the crediting of interest (if any) and issue of statements to you, if applicable, will end and access will be restricted, or the Account will be closed and any credit balance in the Account will be repaid to you, or transferred to the Commonwealth Government. NAB will notify you at your last known address at least 30 days before any such variation takes effect.

9 How will I be notified of changes?

9.1 Unless otherwise specified in these terms and conditions or separately agreed between you and NAB, NAB will give you notice of changes as set out below and you agree to receiving notice in such ways:

  • notice of changes to fees and charges will be given in writing or electronically at least 30 days before the change takes effect;
  • notice of changes to default interest rates will be given, either in writing, electronically or by media advertisement no later than the day the change takes effect;
  • notices of changes to government fees and charges will be given by media advertisement, in writing or electronically, as soon as practicable after, but no later than three months after the changes take effect; and
  • notice of any other changes to these terms and conditions (including changes relating to interest other than changes to an interest rate) will be given in writing or electronically at least 30 days before the change takes effect.

9.2 Electronic communication
If NAB Connect, Internet Banking, National Online Business, National Online Corporate or another similar service provided by NAB is made available to you in accordance with clause 5:

  1. You agree that, subject to clause 9.4(a), notices, certificates, consents, approvals and other communications in connection with the terms and conditions in this document from NAB, may be given electronically:
    • by electronic mail to your nominated electronic address; or
    • by being made available at NAB's website using the service, unless you request otherwise. Unless you so request, NAB may not give you communications in other ways (e.g. in writing).
  2. Where communications are made available using the service, NAB will provide you with the ability to readily retrieve the information (e.g. by providing a link to NAB's website).

9.3 If you are unable to, or otherwise do not arrange access to the Account through NAB Connect, Internet Banking, National Online Business, National Online Corporate or another similar service provided by NAB in accordance with clause 5 then if you agree, NAB may advise you of any alterations or other changes under clause 9 by electronic mail to your nominated electronic address and NAB may not give you notice in other ways (eg in writing). You may change your nominated electronic address or withdraw your agreement to receive notices by electronic mail by giving NAB notice.

  1. If you agree, NAB may advise you of any alterations or other changes under clause 9.1 by electronic mail to your nominated electronic address.
  2. If you so agree, NAB may not give you notice in other ways (eg in writing).
  3. You may change your nominated electronic address or withdraw your agreement to receive notices by electronic mail by giving NAB notice.

9.4 For the purposes of clauses 9.2 and 9.3:

  1. You may request a paper copy of a communication given electronically within 6 months of the electronic copy being received or made available.
  2. A communication is deemed to be received when the communication enters the recipient's designated information system or is capable of being viewed from a recipient's computer, and is effective when received even if no person is aware of its receipt.
  3. For the purposes of communications sent by electronic mail and the Electronic Transactions Act, the server on which the mailbox for the designated address resides is to be taken to be the recipient's designated information system.
  4. A communication is deemed to be sent from where the sender has their place of business and is deemed to be received where the recipient has their place of business. For the purposes of this clause:
    • if the sender or recipient has more than one place of business, the place of business is the sender's or recipient's principal place of business; and
    • if the sender or recipient does not have a place of business, the place of business is the sender's or recipient's usual place.

9.5 You agree to notify NAB promptly of a change to your mailing or electronic address.

9.6 Unless determined otherwise by NAB, any notice you give NAB under these terms and conditions must be in writing.

10 How is the operation of an Account governed?

10.1 Operation of an Account will be governed by the authority which you may have already provided to NAB or will need to provide when you open the Account.

10.2 NAB may elect to not follow instructions in relation to the operation of your Account or performance of any transaction if:

  1. NAB is not satisfied that the person giving the instruction has authority (for example, if NAB is not satisfied that the signature on the instruction matches the specimen signature held);
  2. in NAB’s opinion, the instructions are not clear;
  3. NAB cannot authenticate or validate any information or documents relating to the Account or service, a person who is authorised to transact on it, or the transaction; or
  4. NAB is notified of a dispute between joint account holders, partners or directors (in which case NAB may require all joint account holders, partners or directors to sign any authority to operate the Account).

11 Obligations of firms and joint customers

11.1 NAB will accept for credit of the Account, all cheques, bills of exchange or other instruments deposited in and all transfers made to any one or more of the persons authorised to transact banking business on your behalf in accordance with clause 10.

11.2 In the event of NAB in its discretion permitting the Account to become overdrawn, your liability to NAB in respect thereof shall be joint and several.

11.3 You must give NAB immediate notice of any change to the membership of your firm.

12 What goods and services tax and other charges apply?

12.1 NAB may debit the separate account you maintain with NAB under clause 1.6, with government charges, duties and taxes relating to an Account. For further information refer to NAB's 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'.

12.2 If NAB is liable to pay Goods and Services Tax (GST) or any similar tax on a supply made in connection with the Account, you agree to pay to NAB (on demand) an additional amount equal to the consideration payable for the supply multiplied by the prevailing GST rate.

13 What conditions apply to joint accounts?

13.1 If there are two or more of you, you will be treated as holding the Account jointly and NAB may accept for credit to the Account any cheque, payment order, bill of exchange or instrument that is payable to all of you.

This means that each account holder has the right to all of the balance of the Account jointly with the other account holders.

13.2 If any of you die, the Account will be treated as the Account of the survivor or survivors jointly.

13.3 Unless any of you request otherwise, NAB statements and notices (including notification of any variation to these terms and conditions) will be forwarded to the mailing address of the first of you named in the Account. Unless established otherwise, you will all be deemed to have received any NAB statements and notices in accordance with these terms and conditions.

13.4 A joint account holder may only make a withdrawal on the terms of any authority to operate on the Account. If NAB is notified of a dispute between joint account holders, NAB may require all joint account holders to sign any authority to operate the Account.

13.5 The liability of account holders under an Account held in joint names is joint and several. This means that each and all of the Account holders are liable for the whole of any debit balance on the Account.

14 Payment facilities

14.1 Cheques

NAB provides cheque access to certain accounts. These are listed on the Product comparison table. If you have cheque access to the Account, the following terms and conditions apply:

  1. Each cheque must be completed properly and with due care so as to avoid fraudulent alteration and in accordance with the account authority you give NAB.
  2. You must notify NAB immediately on 13 10 12 if you have any cause whatsoever to suspect that a cheque drawn on your Account has been forged or fraudulently altered in any way or has been drawn in whole or in part without authority from you.
  3. You must take reasonable care and precautions to prevent unauthorised, stolen, forged or fraudulently altered or drawn cheques being presented to NAB.
  4. You must have in place adequate systems and procedures to prevent unauthorised, stolen, forged or fraudulently altered or drawn cheques being presented to NAB.
  5. You must have in place, and implement, adequate systems and procedures by which you can ascertain within a reasonable time whether your Account is being debited with amounts not authorised by you.
  6. You must keep cheque forms issued to you in a safe place and you must notify NAB immediately on 13 10 12 if they are lost, stolen or misused.
  7. When a cheque is drawn on your Account, it will, when the cheque is handed to NAB:
    1. be deemed to be a request by you to NAB to withdraw funds from your Account for the amount shown on the cheque; and
    2. NAB will pay those funds to the payee, indorsee, holder, bearer, depositor or presenter of the cheque or that person's bank.
  8. If there are not enough 'cleared funds' in your Account when the cheque is presented for payment, NAB may dishonour or pay the cheque at its discretion. This may result in your Account being overdrawn. You may also incur any applicable Reference Fee, the amount and nature of which are detailed in NAB's brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'.
  9. NAB may a cheque drawn on your Account notwithstanding that it is a stale cheque within the meaning of the Cheques Act 1986.
  10. The person signing the cheque must:
    1. sign any alterations;
    2. date the cheque the date on which it was signed; and
    3. complete the details.
  11. If, when checking any cheque or particulars of any cheque, NAB finds on it any irregularity or omission, NAB may dishonour payment of the cheque on your behalf.

14.2 Stopping payment on a cheque

  1. You may stop payment on a cheque before it has been paid. You may call NAB on 13 10 12 between 8am and 8pm (EST) Monday to Friday, or notify any branch of NAB either in person or by phone.
  2. If you advise NAB by phone, your written confirmation may be required.
  3. No matter how you choose to notify NAB, it is important to tell NAB quickly if you want to stop payment. You will be required to provide:
    1. your account name and number;
    2. the cheque number and amount;
    3. the date of the cheque; and
    4. to whom the cheque is payable.
  4. NAB may charge a fee for stopping payment on a cheque, the amount and nature of which are detailed in NAB's brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'.

14.3 Dishonouring cheques

  1. Your cheque may (at NAB's discretion) be returned unpaid or 'dishonoured' in certain circumstances, such as where:
    1. there is not enough available funds in your Account to cover the cheque;
    2. there is some irregularity with your cheque, for example your cheque is unsigned, is more than 15 months old, is post-dated (i.e. bears a date that has not arrived), or has been materially altered (e.g. by a change for the amount originally stated on it) and you have not signed the alteration;
    3. you have instructed NAB to stop payment of your cheque; or
    4. NAB has received notice of your mental incapacity or of your death.
  2. You may also incur a Dishonour Fee, the amount and nature of which are detailed in NAB's brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'.

14.4 Effect of crossing

  1. If you cross a cheque you are telling NAB not to cash it over the counter. The cheque must be paid to a bank (e.g. into a customer's account).
  2. If NAB does cash the cheque, we may be liable for any loss suffered by the true owner.
  3. A cheque is crossed by drawing across the face from top to bottom, two parallel lines, with or without the words 'not negotiable' between them. A crossing may be added by you when you make a cheque or by any person who obtains possession of your cheque.

14.5 Meaning of 'not negotiable'
The words 'not negotiable' between two parallel lines across the face of a cheque mean that, where the cheque is transferred, the person who obtains the cheque has no greater rights than the person who transferred it to him or her. For example, your cheque might be stolen and then passed on by the thief to another person.

The person might then obtain payment of the cheque. In this case, if the cheque was crossed and marked 'not negotiable', the person from whom the cheque is stolen might recover the amount of the cheque from the person who obtains payment of the cheque, even though the person who has obtained payment may not have done anything wrong.

14.6 Meaning of 'account payee only'

  1. These words on a cheque are a warning to the bank with which the cheque is deposited that the cheque should be paid only to the person named in the cheque as payee. If NAB pays a different person, NAB may be liable to the true owner, unless NAB has acted in good faith and without negligence (e.g. by making enquires and receiving reasonable explanation).
  2. The words 'account payee only' do not prevent the transfer of a cheque.

14.7 Significance of deleting 'or bearer'

  1. Cheques are generally printed with the words 'or bearer' appearing at the end of the line on which you put the name of the person to be paid.
  2. The words 'or bearer' mean that (except where the cheque is crossed), the bank on which the cheque is drawn has authority to pay the cheque to any person in possession of the cheque, even if that person found or stole it, unless NAB has reason to suspect that the cheque might have fallen into the wrong hands.
  3. If you wish to alter this position by making the cheque an 'order' cheque, the simplest course is to cross out the words 'or bearer' which are printed on the cheque. Also, you may wish to add the words 'to the order of' before the name of the payee, but you will still need to cross out the words 'or bearer'.
  4. If the cheque is an 'order' cheque, then (except in cases where the cheque is crossed and must therefore be collected by a bank) the bank on which the cheque is drawn should only pay it:
    1. to the named payee; or
    2. to any other person to whom the named payee, by endorsing the cheque on the reverse side, has ordered it to be paid.

14.8 Unauthorised alteration of your cheques

  1. When you write a cheque, you should take care to reduce the opportunity for forgery and fraud. You have a duty to complete the cheque so as not to mislead NAB or make it easy for someone else to alter your cheque.
  2. Ways to assist you to correctly complete a cheque are:
    1. do not leave gaps between the words or figures;
    2. begin the amount in words as close as possible to the left hand side;
    3. begin the amount in figures as close as possible to the dollar sign ($);
    4. never write a cheque in pencil or ink that can be rubbed out;
    5. never sign a cheque before it is used or filled out; and
    6. always write the amount of the cheque in words as well as figures, because words are harder to alter without your authority.

14.9 When is a cheque 'cleared'?

  1. Clearing a cheque involves several steps which may take, in normal circumstances, up to three working days.
  2. The steps involved in clearing a cheque are usually:
    1. You deposit a cheque you have received into your NAB Account;
    2. NAB will seek payment of the cheque from the bank on which the cheque is drawn (the two banks could be the same); and
    3. That bank will pay the proceeds of the cheque to NAB.

    Only after the completion of these steps will the cheque be cleared.

  3. Normally you will not be able to withdraw the value of a cheque you deposit until the cheque is cleared, even though your Account will be immediately credited with the proceeds of the cheque. This rule applies even to cheques made payable to 'cash'.
  4. If a cheque you have deposited is dishonoured NAB will advise you. NAB will also reduce the balance of your Account of the cheque already credited.

14.10 Special clearance If you want fast clearance of a cheque you deposit, you can ask NAB for a special clearance. You will be provided with an estimate of the time it will take and any applicable fees. The amount and nature of these fees are also detailed in NAB's brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'.

14.11 Third Party cheques
If you present a cheque which is payable to someone else or it appears to belong to someone else (third party cheque), NAB may, in its discretion, refuse to accept that cheque for deposit or refuse to cash it or may require you to comply with some conditions before it will accept that cheque for deposit or cash it.

14.12 Bank cheques
Bank cheques are cheques instructing payment from the bank itself rather than from a customer's account. They are designed to provide an alternative to carrying large amounts of cash when a personal cheque is not acceptable.
Bank cheques are usually requested because of the higher likelihood that they will be paid. However, bank cheques should not be regarded as equivalent to cash.
Bank cheques can be purchased by NAB and non-NAB customers and a fee is charged. A bank may dishonour a bank cheque if:

  1. the bank cheque is forged or counterfeit;
  2. the bank cheque has been fraudulently and materially altered;
  3. a fraud or other crime has been committed;
  4. the bank is told the bank cheque has been lost or stolen;
  5. there is a court order restraining the bank from paying a bank cheque;
  6. the bank has not received payment or value for the issue of the bank cheque; or
  7. a bank cheque is presented by a person who is not entitled to the cheque proceeds.
    If a bank cheque is lost or stolen, NAB will, on certain conditions provide a replacement cheque for a fee."

15 You must check your statements

Without limiting any part of these conditions, you must promptly review your statement of account to check for and tell NAB of any transaction recorded on your statement that you suspect for any reason that you did not authorise or that the information recorded is incorrect. Failure to promptly report unauthorised transactions may increase your liability.

16 Indemnity

In the absence of a breach of any obligation owed to you, NAB will not be liable for any loss that you incur:

(a) if NAB refuses to allow payment of a cheque or direct debit in good faith in the ordinary course of business; or

(b) if a stop payment request is given too late to enable payment to be stopped; or

(c) if NAB suffers any loss as a result of acting on your instructions in relation to a cheque or direct debit (such as processing a request to cancel a direct debit arrangement or stopping payment on a cheque or direct debit); or

(d) as a result of you breaching any obligation you have in this clause.

Where NAB pays funds or suffers any loss under this clause, you must indemnify NAB. NAB will debit your account for the relevant amount.

17 Reference to Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) in ancillary documents

Where the context so requires, a reference to a Product Disclosure Statement or a PDS for the Accounts covered by these terms and conditions in any brochure, letter, application form or other document issued by NAB shall be construed as a reference to these terms and conditions.

18 How can I get more information?

You can obtain more information about NAB's:

  • Statutory Trust Accounts;
  • standard fees and charges; and
  • banking with NAB,

by visiting nab.com.au or any branch or calling 13 10 12.

19 What do I do if I have a problem or dispute relating to my Account?

For information about resolving problems or disputes, contact NAB on 1800 152 015, or visit any NAB outlet. NAB has available on request information about the procedures for lodging a complaint.

For more details about our internal dispute resolution procedures please ask for our complaints resolution brochure.

If you subsequently feel that an issue has not been resolved to your satisfaction, you may contact our external dispute resolution scheme. External dispute resolution is a free service established to provide you with an independent mechanism to resolve specific complaints. Our external dispute resolution provider is the Financial Services Ombudsman and can be contacted at:

Telephone: 1300 780 808
Website: www.fos.org.au
Postal address: GPO Box 3
Melbourne
VIC 3001
Australia

20. Financial Claims Scheme Disclosure

The Financial Claims Scheme provides a guarantee of funds deposited with an authorised deposit-taking institution (ADI) such as NAB. In the event that an ADI becomes insolvent, customers may be eligible to claim the amount of their deposits with that ADI from the Scheme. Payments under the Scheme are subject to a limit for each depositor. For more information regarding the Scheme, visit the Financial Claims Scheme website at http://www.fcs.gov.au.

21 Meaning of words

Account means any Statutory Trust Account with NAB set out in the Product comparison table.

Banking Day means a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a day gazetted as a public holiday throughout Australia.

GST is a Goods and Services Tax or any similar tax imposed in Australia.

NAB means National Australia Bank Limited and its successors and assigns.

Fee table means the Fee table in Part C of these terms and conditions.

You means the customer or customers who open the Account, and if there is more than one, you means each of them separately and every two or more of them jointly. You includes your successors and assigns and, in relation to your rights to operate the Account, any other authorised signatory to the Account acting within his or her authority.

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Part C Fee table

Fee table

In addition to the Other Service Fees, Legal Fees and Government Taxes contained in the brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges' which is part of these Terms and Conditions and is available from NAB, the following fees are payable in connection to the Account:

Note: The letters in column titled 'Fee Structure in the Product Comparison table' have the following meanings:

A - The Account Fees and Charges described in the Fee table are applicable to each Account.
B - Exemption to Account Service Fee as described in the Fee table.
C - Exemption to Account Service Fees and Charges as described in the Fee table.

Account Service Fee $5.00 per month
First 10 items for the month Free (part of monthly account service fee)1
Then items over the free limit will be charged as follows:
  • Each Over the Counter/Australia Post deposit, withdrawal and each item lodged on deposit
$0.30 per item
  • Each Non-Over the Counter deposit, withdrawal and each item lodged on deposit
$0.30 per item
  • Electronic transactions (where available)
    Important note: Excludes Multiple Funds Transfers, made via NAB Internet Banking, which will incur a fee as set out in Section 5 of the brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'
$0.30 per item
(Refer below for definitions)

1 Multiple Funds Transfers via NAB Internet Banking are excluded from the first 10 free items per month and are charged as normal.

Note: If an electronic transaction (such as a periodical payment) attracts an electronic transactions fee and a separate service fee as set out in Section 5 - Other Service Fees of the brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges, the separate service fee is always payable, even if the transaction is included in the first 10 items for the month.

Definitions

Over the Counter deposits, withdrawals and each item lodged on deposit include:
Deposit slips processed over the counter or at Australia Post outlets
Withdrawal slips or cheques cashed over the counter
Each item lodged with a deposit slip
Deposits or withdrawals made over the counter where a card or a card and PIN are used in connection with the transaction/s.
Note: each deposit transaction and each withdrawal transaction to/from an account is a separate item.
Non-Over the Counter deposits, withdrawals and each item lodged on deposit include:
Deposit slips processed via Non-Over the Counter methods such as Express Business Deposit and Cheque Only Deposit.
Any other cheques written on an account (withdrawals)
Each item lodged with a deposit ie each cheque paid in with a deposit slip via Non-Over the Counter methods such as Express Business Deposit and Cheque Only deposit. Note: A merchant envelope is counted as one item.

Electronic transactions (where available) include:

Transactions to/from your account conducted via NAB Internet Banking (including bill payment BPAY®). NAB Telephone Banking (including bill payment BPAY®), periodical payments, direct credits and other funds transfers to/from your account but do not include:

  • over the counter transactions to/from your account where a card or card and PIN are used in connection with the transaction/s or
  • unless otherwise specified, excludes Multiple Funds Transfers made via NAB Internet Banking.

Important Note: Some electronic transactions will also attract a separate fee, as set out in Section 5 - Other Service Fees of the brochure 'Business Banking Fees - A guide to fees and charges'. For example, a payment from your account made under a Periodical Payment Authority is an electronic transaction and is charged accordingly. A separate Periodical Payment fee is also payable.

Privacy Notification

This notification covers National Australia Bank Ltd ABN 12 004 044 937 and its related companies (the ‘Group’). It includes all the banking, financing, funds management, financial planning, superannuation, insurance, broking and e-commerce organisations in the Group. We are grateful for the trust and confidence you have in us to safeguard your privacy. The notification tells you how we collect your information, what we use it for and who we share it with. It also points out some key features of our Privacy Policy available at www.nab.com.au/privacy. By providing personal information to us, you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your information in accordance with this Notification and any other arrangements that apply between us.

How we collect information from you
We’ll collect your personal information from you directly whenever we can, for example when you fill out a form with us, when you’ve given us a call, used our websites (including via cookies) or mobile applications or dropped into one of our branches. (See our Cookies Policy www.nab.com.au/cookies for more information). Sometimes we collect your personal information from third parties. You may not be aware that we have done so. If we collect information that can be used to identify you, we will take reasonable steps to notify you of that collection.

How we collect your information from other sources
Sometimes we collect information about you from other sources. We may collect information about you that is publicly available (for example from public registers or social media), or made available by third parties. We do this where:

  • we distribute or arrange products on behalf of others, including our business partners;
  • we can’t get hold of you and need to update your contact details;
  • we need information from third parties about an application you make through us;
  • we need information for fraud prevention purposes;
  • we are checking the security you are offering;
  • we can learn insight about your financial needs, such as through property information;
  • you have consented to third parties sharing it with us, such as organisations we have loyalty programs with or we sponsor;
  • at your request, we exchange information with your legal or financial advisers or other representatives.

We may use or disclose information about you in order to combine the information that we hold with information collected from or held by external sources.

When the law authorises or requires us to collect information
We may collect information about you because we are required or authorised by law to collect it. There are laws that affect financial institutions, including company and tax law, which require us to collect personal information. For example, we require personal information to verify your identity under Commonwealth Anti-Money Laundering law.

NAB believes that by applying for this account, you're not a US citizen or tax resident. If you are a US citizen or tax resident, you'll need to advise NAB by calling 1300 550 316 between 9am and 5pm (AEST/ADST) Monday to Friday.

How we use your information
We use your information to provide you with the product or service you asked for, and for other purposes including:

  • giving you information about a product or service including financial help, guidance and advice;
  • considering whether you are eligible for a product or service, including identifying or verifying you or your authority to act on behalf of a customer;
  • processing your application and providing you with a product or service;
  • administering the product or service we provide you, which includes answering your requests and complaints, varying products and services, conducting market research, and managing our relevant product portfolios;
  • telling you about other products or services that may be of interest to you, or running competitions and other promotions (this can be via email, telephone, SMS, iM, mail, or any other electronic means including via social networking forums), unless you tell us not to;
  • identifying opportunities to improve our service to you and improving our service to you;
  • determining whether a beneficiary will be paid a benefit;
  • assisting in arrangements with other organisations (such as loyalty program partners) in relation to a product or service we make available to you;
  • allowing us to run our business and perform administrative and operational tasks (such as training staff, risk management; developing and marketing products and services, undertaking planning, research and statistical analysis; and systems development and testing)
  • preventing or investigating any fraud or crime, or any suspected fraud or crime;
  • as required by law, regulation or codes binding us; and
  • for any purpose for which you have given your consent.

You can let us know at any time if you no longer wish to receive direct marketing offers from the Group. We will process your request as soon as practicable. Where you have subscribed to something specific (like to hear from one of our sponsored organisations) then these subscriptions will be managed separately. If you no longer wish to receive these emails click the unsubscribe link included in the footer of our emails.

How we use your credit information
In addition to the ways for using personal information mentioned above, we may also use your credit information to:

  • enable a mortgage insurer or title insurer to assess the risk of providing insurance to us or to address our contractual arrangements with the insurer;
  • assess whether to accept a guarantor or the risk of a guarantor being unable to meet their obligations;
  • consider hardship requests; and
  • assess whether to securitise loans and to arrange the securitising of loans.

What happens if you don’t provide your information to us?
If you don’t provide your information to us, we may not be able to:

  • provide you with the product or service you want;
  • manage or administer your product or service;
  • personalise your experience with us;
  • verify your identity or protect against fraud; or
  • let you know about other products or services from our Group that might better meet your financial, e-commerce and lifestyle needs.

Sharing your information
We may share your information with other organisations for any purposes for which we use your information.

Sharing with the Group
We may share your personal information with other Group members. This could depend on the product or service you have applied for and the Group member you are dealing with. Where appropriate we integrate the information we hold across the Group to provide us with a complete understanding of you and your needs, including giving you access to the Group or related products you hold via Internet Banking.

Sharing with MLC Limited
NAB acts for MLC Limited ABN 90 000 000 402 (described as MLC Life Insurance) in distributing their life insurance products. MLC Limited is no longer part of the NAB Group of companies. We may exchange personal information with MLC Limited or their service providers in order to administer and manage your life insurance products that are issued by them. We may also need to share information so as to ensure:

  • your insurance premium is calculated correctly (balance information may be required to be shared so your insurance can be calculated) and where authorised, make payments on your behalf to MLC Limited;
  • insurance claims and benefits are paid;
  • insurance products are viewable to service customer contact (this includes showing your insurance products in NAB Internet Banking if you have a NAB Internet Banking ID);
  • NAB and MLC Limited can both tell you about our respective marketing and products offers (including ensuring customers who hold MLC Limited products are excluded from NAB Group campaigns marketing MLC Limited products);
  • a smooth customer experience when you contact us, including:
  • we can transfer you to the right service centre;
  • where appropriate, NAB and MLC Limited can cooperate in order to handle your complaint;
  • being able to provide assistance should you wish to speak about your MLC Limited products held (for example, where possible, we may assist by updating contact details on request).

Some of the information exchanged will be stored and visible within NAB Group customer databases; with some of these databases being accessible to MLC Limited for a transition period. All information stored in these databases is subject to this privacy policy as well as NAB Group’s security procedures and controls.

Sharing at your request
We may need to share your personal information with your representative or any person acting on your behalf (for example, financial advisers, lawyers, settlement agents, accountants, executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, brokers or auditors) and your referee such as your employer (to confirm details about you).

Sharing with Credit Reporting bodies
When we’re checking your credit worthiness and at other times, we might share information about you with credit reporting bodies. When we give your information to a credit reporting body, it may be included in reports that the credit reporting body gives other organisations (such as other lenders) to help them assess your credit worthiness.

Some of the information that we give to credit reporting bodies may reflect adversely on your credit worthiness, for example, if you fail to make payments or if you commit a serious credit infringement (like obtaining credit by fraud). That sort of information may affect your ability to get credit from other lenders.

With your consent, personal information may also be shared with credit reporting bodies or other approved third parties who are authorised to assess the validity of identification information. These checks help us verify whether your identity is real and are not a credit check.

Sharing with third parties
We may disclose your personal information to third parties outside of the Group, including:

  • those involved in providing, managing or administering your product or service;
  • authorised representatives of the NAB Group who sell products or services on our behalf;
  • credit reporting bodies or other approved third parties who are authorised to assess the validity of identification information;
  • insurance, investment, superannuation and managed funds organisations, and their advisers and service provider;
  • medical professionals, medical facilities or health authorities who verify any health information you may provide;
  • real estate agents, valuers and insurers (including lenders’ mortgage insurers and title insurers) , re-insurers, claim assessors and investigators;
  • brokers or referrers who refer your application or business to us;
  • other financial institutions, such as banks, as well as guarantors and prospective guarantors of your facility;
  • organisations involved in debt collecting, including purchasers of debt;
  • fraud reporting agencies (including organisations that assist with fraud investigations and organisations established to identify, investigate and/or prevent any fraud, suspected fraud, crime, suspected crime, or misconduct of a serious nature);
  • organisations involved in surveying or registering a security property or which otherwise have an interest in such property;
  • organisations we sponsor and loyalty program partners, including organisations the NAB Group has an arrangement with to jointly offer products or has an alliance with to share information for marketing purposes;
  • companies we arrange or distribute products for, such as insurance products;
  • rating agencies to the extent necessary to allow the rating agency to rate particular investments;
  • any party involved in securitising your facility, including the Reserve Bank of Australia (sometimes this information is de-identified), re-insurers and underwriters, loan servicers, trust managers, trustees and security trustees;
  • service providers that maintain, review and develop our business systems, procedures and technology infrastructure, including testing or upgrading our computer systems;
  • payments systems organisations including merchants, payment organisations and organisations that produce cards, cheque books or statements for us;
  • our joint venture partners that conduct business with us;
  • organisations involved in a corporate re-organisation or transfer of NAB Group assets or business;
  • organisations that assist with our product planning, analytics, research and development;
  • mailing houses and telemarketing agencies and media organisations who assist us to communicate with you, including media or social networking sites;
  • other organisations involved in our normal business practices, including our agents and contractors, as well as our accountants, auditors or lawyers and other external advisers (e.g. consultants and any independent customer advocates);
  • government or regulatory bodies (including the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and the Australian Tax Office) as required or authorised by law (in some instances these bodies may share it with relevant foreign authorities); and
  • where you’ve given your consent or at your request, including to your representatives, or advisors.

Sharing outside of Australia
We run our business in Australia and overseas. We may need to share some of your information (including credit information) with organisations outside Australia. Sometimes, we may need to ask you before this happens. You can view a list of the countries in which those overseas organisations are located at www.nab.com.au/privacy/overseas-countries-list/

We may store your information in cloud or other types of networked or electronic storage. As electronic or networked storage can be accessed from various countries via an internet connection, it’s not always practicable to know in which country your information may be held. If your information is stored in this way, disclosures may occur in countries other than those listed.

Overseas organisations may be required to disclose information we share with them under a foreign law. In those instances, we will not be responsible for that disclosure.

We will not share any of your credit information with a credit reporting body, unless it has a business operation in Australia. We are not likely to share credit eligibility information (that is, credit information we obtain about you from a credit reporting body or that we derive from that information) with organisations unless they have business operations in Australia. However in the event NAB seeks assistance from a related company to manage defaulting loans, we may need, as a consequence, to disclose credit eligibility information to the Bank of New Zealand, located in New Zealand. We are likely to share other credit information about you with organisations outside Australia. A list of countries in which those overseas organisations are located is set out above.

Accessing your information
You can ask us to access information that we hold about you. You have special rights to access credit information we obtain about you from a credit reporting body or that we derive from that information. You can find out how to access your information (including your credit eligibility information) by reading our Privacy Policy, available at www.nab.com.au/privacy or by calling 13 22 65 and asking us for a copy.

Correcting your information
You can ask us to correct information we hold about you. You have special rights to correct your credit information. You can find out how to correct your information (including your credit information) by reading our Privacy Policy, available at www.nab.com.au/privacy or by calling 13 22 65 and asking us for a copy.

Complaints
If you have a complaint about a privacy issue, please tell us about it. You can find out how to make a complaint (including special rights for credit information complaints) and how we will deal with these complaints, by reading our Privacy Policy, available at www.nab.com.au/privacy or by calling 13 22 65 and asking us for a copy.

Contact us

We care about your privacy. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments about our privacy policies and procedures. We welcome your feedback.

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Contact details for credit reporting bodies

When we’re checking your credit worthiness and at other times, we might share information about you with credit reporting bodies. The contact details of those credit reporting bodies are set out below. Each credit reporting body has a credit reporting policy about how they handle your information. You can obtain copies of these policies at their websites.

Dun & Bradstreet Australia www.checkyourcredit.com.au

Phone: 1300 734 806

Mail: Public Access Centre Dun & Bradstreet Australia

PO Box 7405 St Kilda Rd VIC 3004

Experian Australia www.experian.com.au

Phone: 1300 783 684

Mail: Consumer Support Experian Australia

PO Box 1969 North Sydney NSW 2060

Veda Advantage Business Information Services Ltd www.mycreditfile.com.au

Contact credit reporting bodies if you think you have been the victim of a fraud
If you believe that you have been or are likely to be the victim of fraud (including identity fraud), you can request a credit reporting body not to use or disclose the information they hold about you. If you do this, the credit reporting body mustn't use or disclose the information during an initial 21 day period without your consent (unless the use or disclosure is required by law). This is known as a ban period.

If, after the initial 21 day ban period, the credit reporting body believes on reasonable grounds that you continue to be or are likely to be the victim of fraud, the credit reporting body must extend the ban period as they think reasonable in the circumstances. The credit reporting body must give you a written notice of the extension.

Contact credit reporting bodies if you don’t want your information used by them for direct marketing/pre-screening purposes
Credit reporting bodies can use the personal information about you that they collect for a pre-screening assessment at the request of a credit provider unless you ask them not to. A pre-screening assessment is an assessment of individuals to see if they satisfy particular eligibility requirements of a credit provider to receive direct marketing. You have the right to contact a credit reporting body to say that you don't want your information used in pre-screening assessments. If you do this, the credit reporting body must not use your information for that purpose.

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