Mobile Banking Terms and Conditions


Description of Mobile Banking Services:   

You may use Mobile Banking to check the balance of your accounts, view Account Histories, and transfer funds between your accounts.  If you have enrolled in Bill Pay through the First Online section on the homepage,, you may use Mobile Banking to initiate a one-time payment to an established payee, view, change or cancel pending payments, or initiate Zelle transactions.  You may also deposit checks using a Smartphone or other mobile device (not available to Blackberry devices) provided the image is acceptable to us by (1) creating an electronic image of the front and back of certain paper items, and (2) transmitting those images and other information, including without limitation information captured from the magnetic ink character recognition line to us for review and processing in accordance with this addendum.  “Electronic Item” means the electronic image of each paper item and other information captured from the paper item. After we receive your transmission we will review each electronic item.  For each electronic item that we determine is eligible for processing, we will:


  1. Include the electronic item in an electronic file for presentment to the Paying Bank; or
  2. Present or post any electronic item for which we are the Paying Bank; and
  3. Approve the item for posting the deposit to the selected Checking or Money Market Account.




In order to enroll for the Mobile Banking service, you must first enroll in First Online.  You must also be the owner of a First Central Savings Bank account that is eligible for Mobile Banking, and be approved by First Central Savings Bank.


Conditions to Providing Mobile Banking:


As a condition to us providing Mobile Banking, you must maintain your account(s) in good standing, as described in the respective Truth in Savings Disclosure given to you at account opening.  You must comply with such limitations of and restrictions on the use of the Mobile Banking service as described in these Terms & Conditions, and as we may communicate to you from time to time.




You are responsible for maintaining control over the proper use of the Mobile Banking service, for maintaining appropriate security and controls over your Smartphone, as well as ensuring the confidentiality of your password (Security Credentials) for use with the Mobile Banking service.  No person employed by First Central Savings Bank shall have access to any Security Credentials you have been assigned and or created.  From time to time, we may require you to adopt and/or implement additional security measures and authentication procedures, as specified by us, in order to maintain the security and integrity of the Mobile Banking service.  It is your responsibility to keep all paper item(s) check(s) in a secure area for 30 days after the funds are posted to your account and destroy the check in a secure manner after the 30th day.


Deposits and Availability of Funds: 


Subject to our right to identify and reject Exception Items, we shall be deemed to have accepted each Electronic Item that is not an Exception Item for deposit via the Mobile Check Deposit Service to your account on the business day that we process the Electronic Item, provided that its transmission to us is prior to 3:00 PM EST and that we have confirmed your transmission and it has been approved for processing. Refer to our Funds Availability Disclosure for details on when funds will be available for use.


Creating and Transmitting Electronic Items: 


The following items are eligible for deposit through Mobile Check Deposit Service:

Only checks drawn on a bank located in the United States that are made payable to you, and are endorsed by you, may be deposited through the Mobile Check Deposit Service. Checks eligible for deposit through the Mobile Check Deposit Service must be endorsed as follows:  Endorse the check as shown on the “Pay to the Order of” line and below your signature add “Mobile Deposit Only”.


The following items may not be deposited through the Mobile Deposit Service:

  • Checks not endorsed with the “payee’s signature” and the phrase “mobile deposits”.
  • Third-party checks (checks payable to any person or entity other than the person who owns the account into which the check is being deposited.
  • Checks payable on sight, payable as cash or payable through drafts.
  • Checks that are remotely created checks with no maker signature.
  • Checks containing an alteration on the front of the check, or which you know or suspect, or should know or suspect, are fraudulent or otherwise not authorized by the owner of the account on which the check is drawn.
  • Checks payable jointly, unless deposited into an account in the name of all payees.
  • Checks previously converted to a substitute check, as defined in Reg CC.
  • Checks not payable in US currency.
  • Checks drawn on a financial institution located outside of the United States.
  • Checks dated more than 6 months prior to the date of deposit.
  • Checks with any endorsement on the back other than that specified in our agreement.
  • Checks that have been previously submitted and accepted through our service or through a remote deposit capture service offered at any other financial institution.
  • Any item stamped “Non-negotiable” or “This is not a Check”
  • Bonds
  • U.S. Postal or Western Union Money Orders.
  • Traveler’s Checks
  • Check drawn on the United States Treasury
  • Returned checks
  • Postdated checks

You shall only use Smartphones or other access devices acceptable to us to create electronic images of checks you wish to deposit to your account through the Mobile Deposit Service, and to transmit the Electronic Item(s) to us.


Limitations on Amount:


Checks converted to Electronic Items and deposited through the Mobile Check Deposit Service may not exceed $1,000. Your total deposits per day may not exceed $1,000. The Bank reserves the right to establish different limits for Mobile Deposit transactions at any time on a global or exception basis.


Processing Your Electronic Item(s):  


 Your Electronic Item(s) is deemed to have been received by the Bank when you receive the “Deposit Pending” screen on your mobile device. If you transmit your Electronic Item(s) to the Bank before the cut-off time of 3:00 p.m. EST (“Cut-Off Time”) on any business day the Bank is open we shall review and process your Electronic Item(s) on that day. If you transmit your Electronic Item(s) to us after 3:00 pm EST on any business day or on a non-business day, we shall review and process your Electronic Item(s) on the following business day.


Exception Items:


We will use commercially reasonable efforts to review Electronic Item(s) transmitted by you through the Mobile Check Deposit Service for deposit to your account(s). Electronic Item(s) determined in our sole discretion, to be ineligible for the Mobile Check Deposit Service will be rejected and not processed by us (“Exception Item(s)”). Examples of Exception Items include, but are not limited to, an Electronic Item that (1) is an item not eligible for processing through the Mobile Check Deposit Service, (2) is illegible or contains MICR data that is not machine-readable, or (3) was previously processed as an Electronic Item. We will notify you if an Electronic Item is deemed to be an Exception Item via Email.  In certain circumstances, you may wish to attempt to deposit an Exception Item to your account. To do so, you will be required to present the original paper item on which the Exception Item is based to one of our branch employees.  Even if we do not initially identify an Electronic Item as an Exception Item when we review and process the Electronic Item, the Electronic Item may nevertheless be returned to us because, among other reasons, the Paying Bank determines that such item or check is illegible. Our failure to identify an Exception Item shall not preclude or limit the obligation of you to us as noted in the Warranties paragraph that follows.




The Mobile Banking service is provided at no charge to you.  We may, upon at least thirty (30) days prior notice to you, to the extent required by applicable law, charge a service fee for use of Mobile Banking. If you continue to use the Mobile Banking Service after the service fee becomes effective; you agree to pay the service fee that has been disclosed to you and put into effect. We reserve the right to amend such service fee from time to time and/or to only apply the service fee to:

(1) Select Account Types; and/or (2) Mobile Banking; and/or (3) Mobile Bill Pay only; and/or (4) Mobile Check Deposits.  If and when implemented, all service fee(s) will be charged to your primary checking or savings account (“Primary Account”). If your Primary Account is closed, or if it does not have sufficient available funds to cover the service fee(s), you authorize us to charge any such fee(s) to any other deposit account you maintain with us.  Your mobile service provider may charge for sending or receiving text messages and images on your Smartphone or other access device. These charges are solely your responsibility. Check with your mobile service provider for details on specific fees and charges that may apply.




In order to maintain access to Mobile Banking you must login to Mobile Banking or Online Banking as least once in the past six-months.  For security reasons your Online Banking and Mobile Banking access will become inactive if you have not logged into either within the past six-months. In these situations scheduled transfers will not occur, eAlerts will cease being sent and if applicable, access to your eStatements and Bill Payment may terminate.


Messaging and Data Charges:


By participating in the services or using the software you agree that the services or software may require the use of your handheld device’s data and text messaging capabilities and that standard data and text messaging charges apply in accordance with your Service Agreement with your Mobile Service Provider.  You agree that First Central Savings Bank is not responsible for any charges you may incur while using the services and software provided as part of this agreement.


“Smartphones” and Other Web Enabled Devices:


You acknowledge that Smartphones and other Web Enabled Devices are subject to the same security risks as computers that are attached to the Internet and agree that it is your responsibility to maintain anti-virus and anti-spyware programs on such devices.

Mobile Banking is provided for your convenience and does not replace your monthly account statement(s), which are the official record of your account(s). The information contained within Mobile Banking and any related software is for informational purposes only. You understand and agree these services may not be encrypted and may include personal or confidential information about you such as your account activity or status. Delivery and receipt of information, including instructions for payment, transfer and other move money transactions, through Mobile Banking may be delayed or impacted by factor(s) pertaining to your Internet service provider(s), phone carriers, other parties, or because of other reasons outside of our control. We will not be liable for losses or damages arising from any disclosure of account information to third parties, non-delivery, delayed delivery, misdirected delivery or mishandling of, or inaccurate content in, information and instructions sent through Mobile Banking. Additionally, not all of the products, services or functionality described on the online banking site(s) or your online banking agreement is available when you use a mobile device. Therefore, you may not be eligible to use all the products, services or functionality described when you access or try to access them using a mobile device. We reserve the right to determine your eligibility for any product, service or functionality at any time.

Information available directly through online banking without the use of a mobile device may not be available via Mobile Banking, may be described using different terminology (including capitalized terms used in the Agreement or on our online banking site(s), or may be more current than the information available via Mobile Banking, including but not limited to account balance information. The method of entering instructions via Mobile Banking may also differ from the method of entering instructions directly through the Online Banking without the use of a mobile device.  Processing of payment and transfer instructions may take longer through Mobile Banking. We are not responsible for such differences including but not limited to delays, whether or not attributable to your use of the Mobile Banking.

Additionally, you agree that neither we nor our service providers will be liable for any errors in the content of information obtained or transmitted through Mobile Banking, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon (including, but not limited to, the type of alerts and other preferences selected by you). You are responsible for any and all charges, including, but not limited to, fees associated with text messaging imposed by your communications service provider. We are not responsible for any damages resulting from your failure to comply with any terms and conditions provided by your communication service provider or any app store. Any losses or charges incurred through loss of mobile device or the safeguarding or failure to safeguard passwords will remain your responsibility.

The Bank reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. When material changes are made, we will notify you. You are solely responsible for providing updated addresses as necessary. Revised Terms and Conditions shall become effective at the earliest date allowed by applicable law or regulation. In the event of any conflict between the Mobile Banking Terms and Conditions and other terms and conditions related to your account(s) to which Mobile Banking and any related software may be applicable, the Terms and Conditions of Mobile Banking will prevail solely with respect to the conflicting provisions and solely to the extent of the conflict. Continued use of Mobile Banking and any related software constitutes your agreement with and acceptance of this Agreement, as well as any future changes to these Terms and Conditions.


Your Warranties:  




In addition, you represent and warrant that you will only process and/or store Paper Items, Electronic Items, and Exception Items in accordance with the provisions enumerated above and specifically but not limited to as follows: You will use the Mobile Check Deposit Service only for paper items that are payable to, and endorsed by, you. You will endorse checks eligible for deposit through the Mobile Check Deposit Service as follows: Endorse the check as shown on the “Pay to the Order of” line and below your signature add “For First Central Savings Bank Mobile Deposit Only” followed by your account number.  You will maintain control over and be responsible for secure retention, storage, and destruction of original Paper Items for which you have created an electronic item. After transmitting the Electronic Item to us, you will retain the original paper item(s) for a minimum of thirty (30) calendar days.  You will retain and store the original paper item(s) in a secure and locked container. If the original paper item is required for any reason during this 30 day period and you are unable to provide it to the Bank your deposit will be reversed from your account. You will not submit any duplicate Electronic Items to us; and when registering for Mobile Check Deposit you are at least 18 years of age.


Exclusion of Warranties:


The customer has requested that First Central Savings Bank allow customer to access customer’s accounts remotely by mobile phone utilizing the internet. Except as otherwise expressly stated in these Terms and Conditions or in the agreement for Internet Banking, First Central Savings Bank makes no representation or warranty, either express, implied or statutory, concerning the services including that any software application provided by First Central Savings Bank to facilitate mobile banking by customer through customer’s mobile phone number will operate uninterrupted or error free. The customer expressly confirms acceptance and use of any software application “as is” and without warranty of any character whatsoever, and customer assumes all risk of loss resulting from conducting mobile banking. Customer is exclusively responsible for providing mobile phone service compatible with the services and any software application provided by First Central Savings Bank for the services to be provided.


No Liability and Hold Harmless:


First Central Savings Bank will use commercially reasonable efforts and ordinary care to provide the customer with access to the services in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. In no event, however, shall First Central Savings Bank be liable for its failure to provide access to mobile banking services or for customer’s failure to receive message service whether either as a result of an error in or interruption of any software application or as a result of any failure or interruption of customer’s mobile phone service or equipment. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, First Central Savings Bank shall not be liable to the customer for delays or errors occurring by reason of circumstances beyond the control of First Central Savings Bank, including without limitation, the failure of communication networks and interference with or interruption of internet access or service, the failure of equipment, or any acts of civil, military, or banking authorities, national emergencies, labor difficulties, fire, flood or other catastrophes, acts of God, insurrection, war, riots, failure of transportation, failure of vendors, communication or power supply, or malfunction of or unavoidable difficulties with its equipment. First Central Savings Bank will not be liable for consequential, incidental, special or, exemplary damages or lost profits, even if the customer advises First Central Savings Bank of the possibility of such damages. Customer acknowledges and agrees that customer is solely responsible for protecting the confidentiality and security of customer’s username and password, both of which are required in order to access banking information through mobile and internet banking. Customer further acknowledges having been informed that the Bluetooth application on customer’s mobile phone equipment must be turned off when accessing mobile banking in order to protect the privacy of the User Information. Customer assumes and accepts all responsibility for the accuracy of all transactions performed or undertaken utilizing the services made available by First Central Savings Bank at customer’s request. Customer shall hold First Central Savings Bank harmless from and against any liability of any character attributable to customer’s use of the services.




You or we may terminate the Mobile Banking service at any time.


Entire Agreement; Conflicting Terms:


This Addendum forms part of and is incorporated by reference into the Online Banking Agreement and Disclosure and the Terms and Conditions of the Bill Payment Service agreements. Except as amended by this Addendum, the First Online Agreement and Disclosure and the Terms and Conditions of the Bill Payment Service agreements remain in full force and effect. In the event of any conflict between this Addendum and the Online Banking Agreement and Disclosure and the Terms and Conditions of the Bill Payment Service Agreements; this Addendum shall govern with respect to the Mobile Banking Service.




You may deposit up to $1000.00 per day. Lower limits may apply for newer accounts.




Endorse the check as shown on the “Pay to the Order of” line and below your signature add “Mobile Deposit Only” All deposits are subject to verification and can be adjusted upon review.



Deposits made by 3:00 pm EST on a business day will post to your account on that business day and will usually be available in accordance with our Funds Availability policy for local checks. Deposits made after 3:00 PM EST and those made on non-business days will post to your account on the next  business day and will usually be available  in accordance with our Funds Availability Policy for local check.


Please note:  


All deposits are subject to verification and can be adjusted upon review. Please keep your paper check in a secure area for 30 days after the funds are posted to your account. After this 30 day period destroy the check in a secure manner. We reserve the right to deny access to the use of our Remote Mobile Service without prior notice if it is unable to confirm your authority to access the Remote Mobile Service or we believe such action.

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