Fingerhut FreshStart Representative Terms and Conditions
Obtaining a Loan: To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account. When you obtain an Installment Loan, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask for your driver's license number or other identifying information.
Representative Terms of Credit: The Installment Loan Agreement lets you make your initial purchase by making a $30 down payment to Fingerhut and 6 or 8 low monthly payments on your Loan. The Annual Percentage Rate is 24.9%. For purchases of $50 and $100, the following credit terms apply:
|Terms of repayment||6 monthly payments of $3.58||6 monthly payments of $12.53|
Late payment fee: $4.90 if your balance is greater than $15 but less than or equal to $50; $14.90 if your balance is greater than $50.
Returned payment fee: $25.
Advertised Price per Month: The advertised price per month is the estimated initial monthly minimum payment required for a single item order. Your actual minimum payment will be calculated at the time of your purchase and will be disclosed to you with your Installment Loan Agreement.
Credit Card Account: You request that we consider you for a revolving Fingerhut Credit Account issued by WebBank that you can use for future purposes, and that we send you a credit card or account number if you are approved. If you pay off your initial purchase within 6 payments or earlier with no instance of late payments, we may issue a WebBank/Fingerhut Credit Account to you. However, if you elect to pay your entire balance due at the same time as your down payment, then this will cancel your Loan and you may not be eligible to be considered for a WebBank/Fingerhut Credit Account. You may not be eligible to be considered for a WebBank/Fingerhut Credit Account if you die, file for bankruptcy, enter a consumer credit counseling service program, make any past due payments, or have any payments returned unpaid, or if you enter any other negative credit status.
We will send you your account agreement and important disclosures about the WebBank/Fingerhut Credit Account when approved. Below is a summary of the key credit terms of the Fingerhut Credit Account.
WEBBANK/FINGERHUT CREDIT ACCOUNT SUMMARY DISCLOSURES
|Interest Rates and Interest Charges|
|Annual Percentage Rate (APR) for Purchases||24.90% This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.|
|How to Avoid Paying Interest||Your due date is at least 24 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you any interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month.|
|Minimum Interest Charge||If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $1.00.|
|For Credit Card Tips from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau||To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/learnmore/|
. Late Payment
. Returned Payment
. Up to $35.00
. Up to $30.00
Variable APR: Your Annual Percentage Rate (APR) may vary and may increase. The APR is determined by adding 21.65% to the Prime Rate (also called the "Index Rate" and defined below). The monthly periodic rate is determined by dividing the APR by 12. An increase in your APR will not increase your scheduled monthly payment amount, but may increase the time required to repay your account balance. The finance charges that are assessed, including the monthly periodic rate, will be in amounts or at rates that do not exceed those permitted by law. As of 09/16/2013 the APR is 24.9% which corresponds to a monthly periodic rate of 2.075%.
Index Rate: The Index Rate used to determine the applicable APR is the highest "Prime Rate" as published in the "Money Rates" section of the Midwest Edition of the Wall Street Journal on the first day of your billing cycle or, if the Wall Street Journal was not published on that date, the most recent day on which it was published. The amount of periodic interest charges and APRs are subject to change.
Arbitration: Your Installment Loan Agreement will contain a binding arbitration provision. In the event of any dispute relating to your Agreement, the dispute will be resolved by binding arbitration pursuant to the rules of the American Arbitration Association. Both you and we agree to waive the right to go to court or to have the dispute heard by a jury. You and we will be waiting any right to a jury trial and you will not have the right to participate as part of a class of claimants relating to any dispute with us. Other rights available to you in court may also be unavailable in arbitration. When you receive your Installment Loan Agreement, you should read the arbitration provision in the Agreement carefully.
Updated Financial and other Information: Upon request, you agree to promptly give us accurate financial and other information about yourself.
Credit Bureau Disputes: If you believe we inaccurately reported credit history information about you or your Loan to a credit reporting agency, call us at 1-866-734-0342 or write to us at: Credit Bureau Reporting Services, 6250 Ridgewood Road, St. Cloud, MN 56303. Please provide the Loan number along with a copy of your credit bureau report reflecting the information that you believe is inaccurate.
Consent to Use of Telephone Numbers: You expressly consent to receiving calls and messages, including autodialed and prerecorded message calls, from WebBank, Fingerhut, their affiliates, marketing partners, agents and others calling at their request or on their behalf, at any telephone numbers that you have provided or may provide in the future (including any cellular telephone numbers).
All Accounts, including California and Utah Residents: As required by applicable law, you are hereby notified that a negative credit report reflecting on your credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency if you fail to fulfill the terms of your credit obligations.
All Accounts, including New York/Rhode Island/Vermont Residents: You agree to give WebBank permission to access your credit report in connection with any transaction, or extension of credit, and on an ongoing basis, for the purpose of reviewing your Account, adjusting the credit limit on your Account, taking collection action on your Account, or for any other legitimate purposes associated with your Account. Alimony, child support or separate maintenance payments need not be revealed if you do not want us to consider it in determining your creditworthiness. Upon your request, you will be informed of whether or not a consumer credit report was ordered, and if it was, you will be given the name and address of the consumer reporting agency that furnished the report. New York residents may contact the New York State Banking Department: 1-800-518-8866.
Connecticut Residents: Damages may be imposed if a check is dishonored. Connecticut General Statues §52-565a authorizes our collection of damages for dishonored checks, criminal penalties may also apply.
Maryland Residents: Maryland law requires that if you send us a written request about the status of your Account and we do not answer that request within 60 days after we receive it, you are not required to pay a finance charge for that 60 day period or until we answer.
Missouri Residents: If you prepay your Account in full, you may be entitled to a refund of certain interest under Mo. Rev. Stat. § 408.170.
New Hampshire Residents: Reasonable attorney's fees will be awarded to you if you prevail in (a) any action, suit or proceeding brought by us, or (b) any action brought by you. If you successfully assert a partial defense or set-off, recoupment or counterclaim to an action brought by us, the court may withhold from us the entire amount or such portion of the attorney fees as the court considers equitable.
New York Residents: New York residents may contact the New York state banking department to obtain a comparative listing of credit card rates, fees and grace periods: 1 State St., New York, NY 10004, 1-800-518-8866.
Ohio Residents: The Ohio laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers, and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.
Married Wisconsin Residents: No provision of any marital property agreement, any unilateral statement, or court decree under Wisconsin's Marital Property Act adversely affects the interest of a creditor unless, prior to the time credit is granted, the creditor is furnished a copy of that agreement, statement or decree or has actual knowledge of the adverse provision when the obligation to the creditor is incurred. We may require that you pay the entire amount that you have outstanding if you do not pay amounts that come due 2 times within 12 month period. You will also have to pay your entire amount outstanding if you fail to do anything required in this agreement and that failure makes it likely that you will not be able to pay your bills from us as they become due.
Texas Residents: To contact us about your Account call 1-800-208-2500. This contract is subject in whole or in part to Texas law which is enforced by the Consumer Credit Commissioner, 2601 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas 78705-4207. Phone (800) 538-1579; www.occc.state.tx.us. Contact the Commissioner relative to any inquires or complaints.