A satellite terminal may be utilized by a financial institution to the extent permitted in 527 chapter only if the satellite terminal is utilized and maintained in compliance with the provisions of 527 chapter and only if all of the following are complied with:
 1. A satellite terminal in this state may be established by one or more financial institutions. The establishing financial institutions shall designate a single controlling financial institution which shall maintain the location, use, and operation of the satellite terminal, wherever located, in compliance with 527 chapter. The use and operation of a satellite terminal shall be governed by a written agreement between the controlling financial institution and the person controlling the physical location at which the satellite terminal is placed. The written agreement shall specify all of the terms and conditions, including any fees and charges, under which the satellite terminal is placed at that location. If the satellite terminal is a multiple use terminal, the written agreement shall specify, and may limit, the specific types of transactions incidental to the conduct of the business of a financial institution which may be engaged in through that terminal.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 527.5

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • 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.
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • financial institution: means the same as defined in section 527. See Iowa Code 547A.1
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • Rule: includes "regulation". See Iowa Code 4.1
  • 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 the different parts of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" may include the said district and territories. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. a. A satellite terminal shall be available for use on a nondiscriminatory basis by any other financial institution which has its principal place of business within this state, and by all customers who have been designated by a financial institution using the satellite terminal and who have been provided with an access device, approved by the administrator, by which to engage in electronic transactions by means of the satellite terminal.

 b. For the purposes of complying with paragraph “a”, an on-line point-of-sale terminal is not required to be available for use by customers of a financial institution by means of an access device by which an off-line point-of-sale terminal can be used to engage in electronic transactions.
 c. All off-line point-of-sale terminals located at the retail location or retail locations within this state of a single retailer are exempt from paragraph “a” if electronic transactions can be initiated at each of such terminals only by an access device unique to the retailer.
 d. Paragraph “a” applies to a financial institution whose licensed or principal place of business is located in a state other than Iowa, whether or not the financial institution has a business location in this state, if all satellite terminals or other similar type terminals owned, controlled, operated, or maintained by the financial institution, wherever located, are available on a reciprocal basis to each financial institution with a principal place of business in this state and to each financial institution with a business location in this state which complies with this paragraph, and to all customers who have been designated by any such financial institution using the satellite terminal and who have been provided with an access device.
 3. a. An informational statement shall be filed and shall be maintained on a current basis with the administrator by the financial institution controlling a satellite terminal in this state, which sets forth all of the following:

 (1) The name and business address of the controlling financial institution.
 (2) The location of the satellite terminal.
 (3) A schedule of the charges which will be required to be paid by a financial institution utilizing the satellite terminal.
 (4) An agreement with the administrator that the financial institution controlling the satellite terminal will maintain that satellite terminal in compliance with 527 chapter.
 b. The informational statement shall be accompanied by a copy of the written agreement required by subsection 1. The informational statement also shall be accompanied by a statement or copy of any agreement, whether oral or in writing, between the controlling financial institution and a data processing center or a central routing unit, unless operated by or solely on behalf of the controlling financial institution, by which transactions originating at that terminal will be received.
 4. A satellite terminal in this state shall not be attended or operated at any time by an employee of a financial institution or an affiliate of a financial institution, except for the purpose of instructing customers, on a temporary basis, in the use of the satellite terminal, for the purpose of testing the terminal, or for the purpose of transacting business on the employee’s own behalf.
 5. A satellite terminal shall bear a sign or label no larger than three inches by two inches identifying the name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the satellite terminal. The administrator may authorize methods of identification the administrator deems necessary to enable the general public to determine the accessibility of a satellite terminal.
 6. The charges required to be paid by any financial institution which utilizes the satellite terminal for transactions involving an access device shall not exceed a pro rata portion of the costs, determined in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, of establishing, operating and maintaining the satellite terminal, plus a reasonable return on these costs to the owner of the satellite terminal.
 7. If the administrator deems the informational statement or any amendment to that statement or amendment to be complete and finds no grounds for denying establishment of a satellite terminal, the administrator may notify the person filing the informational statement that the administrator has expressly approved the establishment and operation of the satellite terminal as described in the informational statement or amendment and according to the agreements attached to the statement or amendment. Operation of the satellite terminal may commence immediately upon a person receiving such express approval from the administrator. If the administrator finds grounds, under any applicable law or rule, for denying establishment of a satellite terminal the administrator shall notify the person filing the informational statement or an amendment thereto, within thirty days of the filing thereof, of the existence of such grounds. If such notification is not given by the administrator, the administrator shall be considered to have expressly approved the establishment and operation of the satellite terminal as described in the informational statement or amendment and according to the agreements attached thereto, and operation of the satellite terminal in accordance therewith may commence on or after the thirtieth day following such filing. However, this subsection shall not be construed to prohibit the administrator from enforcing the provisions of 527 chapter, nor shall it be construed to constitute a waiver of any prohibition, limitation, or obligation imposed by 527 chapter.
 8. a. Satellite terminals located in this state shall be directly connected to either of the following:

 (1) A central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter.
 (2) A data processing center which is directly connected to a central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter.
 b. If a data processing center which is directly connected to a satellite terminal located in this state does not authorize or reject a transaction originated at that terminal, the transaction shall be immediately transmitted by the data processing center to a central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter, unless one of the following applies:

 (1) The transaction is not authorized because of a mechanical failure of the data processing center or satellite terminal.
 (2) The transaction does not affect a customer asset account held by a financial institution.
 c. This subsection does not limit the authority of a data processing center to authorize or reject transactions requested by customers of a financial institution pursuant to an agreement whereby the data processing center authorizes or rejects requested transactions on behalf of the financial institution and provides to the financial institution, on a batch basis and not on an on-line real time basis, information concerning authorized or rejected transactions of customers of the financial institution.
 9. A personal terminal may be utilized by a financial institution to the extent permitted by 527 chapter if the use and operation of the personal terminal is governed by a written agreement between the controlling financial institution and its customer and if the personal terminal is utilized and maintained in compliance with subsection 8 and all other applicable sections of 527 chapter. A telephone located at other than a personal residence and used primarily as a personal terminal must be utilized and maintained in compliance with this section.
 10. Any person, as defined in section 4.1, subsection 20, establishing a limited-function terminal within this state, except for a multiple use terminal, which is utilized to initiate transactions affecting a customer asset account shall file with the administrator and shall maintain on a current basis a registration statement on a form prescribed by the administrator containing the name and address of the registrant, the location of the limited-function terminal, and any other information the administrator deems relevant. All limited-function terminals established in this state prior to July 1, 1991, shall be registered in a similar manner by the establishing person no later than July 1, 1992.
 11. a. If at any time, a limited-function terminal at a location in this state off the premises of the financial institution is replaced by a device constituting either an on-line or an off-line point-of-sale terminal which may be utilized to initiate transactions which affect customer asset accounts through the use of an electronic personal identifier, or is upgraded, altered, or modified to be operated in a manner which allows the use of an electronic personal identifier to initiate transactions which affect customer asset accounts, or an on-line or an off-line point-of-sale terminal which may be utilized to initiate transactions which affect customer asset accounts through the use of an electronic personal identifier is newly established at a location in this state off the premises of the financial institution, then such upgraded, altered, or modified limited-function terminal or replacement point-of-sale terminal or such newly established point-of-sale terminal is deemed to be a full-function point-of-sale terminal for purposes of this subsection and all requirements of a satellite terminal in 527 chapter apply to the full-function point-of-sale terminal with regard to all transactions affecting customer asset accounts which are initiated through the use of an electronic personal identifier, except for section 527.4, subsection 3, and subsections 1, 3, and 7 of this section.

 b. A full-function point-of-sale terminal, as identified in paragraph “a”, which is operated in a manner which permits all access devices to be utilized to initiate transactions which affect customer asset accounts, and where all such transactions can be directly routed for authorization purposes as established in this subsection, is also exempt from the provisions of subsection 8. However, if a data processing center directly connected to such full-function point-of-sale terminal does not authorize or reject a transaction affecting a customer asset account initiated at the terminal through the use of an electronic personal identifier, the transaction shall be immediately transmitted by the data processing center to either of the following:

 (1) A central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter.
 (2) An electronic funds transfer processing facility maintained or operated by a national card association and utilized for the processing of transactions initiated through the use of electronic funds transfer transaction cards or access devices depicting a service mark, logo, or trademark associated with the national card association. However, if the national card association’s processing facility is unable to immediately authorize or reject a transaction affecting a customer asset account initiated at that terminal through the use of an access device which bears a service mark, logo, or trademark associated with a central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter but does not bear a service mark, logo, or trademark associated with a national card association, or which bears a service mark, logo, or trademark other than that associated with either a central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter or a national card association, the transaction shall be immediately transmitted to a central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter, whether the transaction initiated through the use of such access device was transmitted to the national card association’s processing facility by a data processing center directly connected to the full-function point-of-sale terminal, or the national card association’s processing facility received the transmission of transaction data directly from the full-function point-of-sale terminal.
 c. If the national card association’s electronic funds transfer processing facility directly or indirectly receives a transaction affecting a customer asset account initiated at a full-function point-of-sale terminal through the use of an electronic personal identifier and an access device bearing a service mark, logo, or trademark associated with a national card association, whether or not the access device also bears the service mark, logo, or trademark of an approved central routing unit, and the national card association’s processing facility cannot immediately authorize or reject the transaction, such transaction shall be immediately transmitted to a central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter, or to a financial institution, or its data processing center, which is capable of immediately authorizing or rejecting the transaction.
 d. For purposes of this subsection, a national card association must be a membership corporation or organization, wherever incorporated and maintaining a principal place of business, which is engaged in the business of administering for the benefit of the association’s members a program involving electronic funds transfer transaction cards or access devices depicting a service mark, logo, or trademark associated with the national card association and which may be utilized to perform transactions at point-of-sale terminals. A national card association must have a membership solely comprised of insured depository financial institutions, organizations directly or indirectly owned or controlled solely by insured depository financial institutions, entities wholly owned by one or more insured depository financial institutions, holding companies having at least two-thirds of their assets consisting of the voting stock of insured depository financial institutions, organizations wholly owned by one or more holding companies having at least two-thirds of their assets consisting of the voting stock of insured depository financial institutions and which are solely engaged in activities related to the programs sponsored by the national card association, or such other entities or organizations which are authorized by the national card association’s bylaws to participate in the electronic funds transfer transaction card or access device programs or other services and programs sponsored by the national card association. For purposes of this subsection, a national card association shall not include a financial institution, bank holding company as defined in section 524.1801, or in the federal Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, 12 U.S.C. § 1842(d), as amended to July 1, 1994, or any other financial institution holding company organized under federal or state law, or a subsidiary or affiliate corporation owned or controlled by a financial institution or financial institution holding company, which has authorized a customer or member to engage in satellite terminal transactions. For purposes of this subsection, a national card association shall also not include a membership corporation or organization which is conducting business as a regional or nationwide network of shared electronic funds transfer terminals which do not constitute point-of-sale terminals, and is engaged in satellite terminal transaction services utilizing a common service mark, logo, or trademark to identify such terminal services.
 e. This subsection does not apply to satellite terminals located in this state, other than on-line and off-line full-function point-of-sale terminals as identified in this subsection, or multiple use terminals located in this state which are capable of being operated in a manner to initiate transactions affecting customer asset accounts through the use of an electronic personal identifier.
 12. Effective July 1, 1994, any transaction engaged in with a retailer through a satellite terminal at a location in this state off the premises of the financial institution by means of an access device which results in a debit to a customer asset account shall be cleared and paid at par during the settlement of such transaction. Notwithstanding the terms of any contractual agreement between a retailer or financial institution and a national card association as described in subsection 11, an electronic funds transfer processing facility of a national card association, a central routing unit approved pursuant to 527 chapter, or a data processing center, the processing fees and charges for such transactions to the retailer shall be as contractually agreed upon between the retailer and the financial institution which establishes, owns, operates, controls, or processes transactions initiated at the satellite terminal. All accounting documents reflecting such fees and charges imposed on the retailer shall separately identify transactions which have resulted in a debit to a customer asset account and the charges imposed. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all satellite terminals, including limited-function terminals, full-function point-of-sale terminals as identified in subsection 11, paragraph “a”, and multiple use terminals.