For purposes of this Act, the words and phrases defined in this Section shall have the meanings ascribed to them unless the context requires otherwise. Whenever the terms “network” and “switch” are used, they shall be deemed interchangeable unless, from the context and facts, the intention is plain to apply only to one type of entity.
     “Access device” means a card, code, or other means of access to an account, or any combination thereof, that may be used by a customer to initiate an electronic fund transfer at a terminal.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 205 ILCS 616/10

  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14
  • United States: may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14

     “Account” means a demand deposit, savings deposit, share, member, or other customer asset account held by a financial institution.
     An “affiliate” of, or a person “affiliated” with, a specified person, means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, the person specified.
     “Commissioner” means the Secretary of Financial and Professional Regulation or a person authorized by the Secretary, the Division of Banking Act, or this Act to act in the Secretary’s stead.
     “Division” means the Division of Banking within the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.
     “Electronic fund transfer” means a transfer of funds, other than a transaction originated by check, draft, or similar paper instrument, that is initiated through a terminal for the purpose of ordering, instructing, or authorizing a financial institution to debit or credit an account.
     “Financial institution” means a bank established under the laws of this or any other state or established under the laws of the United States, a savings and loan association or savings bank established under the laws of this or any other state or established under the laws of the United States, a credit union established under the laws of this or any other state or established under the laws of the United States, or a licensee under the Consumer Installment Loan Act or the Sales Finance Agency Act.
     “General use reloadable card” means a card, code, or other access device that is:
         (1) issued on a prepaid basis primarily for personal,
    
family, or household purposes to a consumer in a specified amount in exchange for payment;
        (2) issued under an agreement containing terms and
    
conditions that permit funds to be added to the card, code, or other device after the initial purchase or issuance, including a temporary non-reloadable card issued solely in connection with a general use reloadable card, code, or other device;
        (3) not marketed or labeled as a gift card or gift
    
certificate; and
        (4) redeemable upon presentation at multiple,
    
unaffiliated merchants for goods or services or usable at automated teller machines.
    "Interchange transaction" means an electronic fund transfer that results in exchange of data and settlement of funds between 2 or more unaffiliated financial institutions.
     "Issuer" means a person that issues a general use reloadable card or that person's agent with respect to the card.
     "Marketed or labeled as a gift card or gift certificate" means directly or indirectly offering, advertising, or otherwise suggesting the potential use of a card, code, or other device as a gift for another person.
     "Network" means an electronic information communication and processing system that processes interchange transactions.
     "Person" means a natural person, corporation, unit of government or governmental subdivision or agency, trust, estate, partnership, cooperative, or association.
     "Seller of goods and services" means a business entity other than a financial institution.
     "Switch" means an electronic information and communication processing facility that processes interchange transactions on behalf of a network. This term does not include an electronic information and communication processing company (1) that is owned by a bank holding company or an affiliate of a bank holding company and used solely for transmissions among affiliates of the bank holding company or (2) to the extent that the facility, by virtue of a contractual relationship, is used solely for transmissions among affiliates of a bank holding company, regardless of whether the facility is an affiliate of the bank holding company or operates as a switch with respect to one or more networks under an independent contractual relationship.
     "Terminal" means an electronic device through which a consumer may initiate an interchange transaction. This term does not include (1) a telephone, (2) an electronic device located in a personal residence, (3) a personal computer or other electronic device used primarily for personal, family, or household purposes, (4) an electronic device owned or operated by a seller of goods and services unless the device is connected either directly or indirectly to a financial institution and is operated in a manner that provides access to an account by means of a personal and confidential code or other security mechanism (other than signature), (5) an electronic device that is not accessible to persons other than employees of a financial institution or affiliate of a financial institution, or (6) an electronic device that is established by a financial institution on a proprietary basis that is identified as such and that cannot be accessed by customers of other financial institutions. The Commissioner may issue a written rule that excludes additional electronic devices from the definition of the term "terminal".