Zero Liability Protection
Limitation of Liability of Cardholders for Unauthorized Use
With MasterCard’s® Zero Liability policy, you won’t be liable for promptly-reported, unauthorized purchases or ATM transactions. You can have peace of mind knowing that the Bank of Washington won't hold you responsible for "unauthorized transactions." As a MasterCard® cardholder, zero liability applies to your purchases made in the store, over the telephone, online, or via a mobile device. As a cardholder, you will not be held responsible for unauthorized transactions if:
- you have used reasonable care in protecting your card from loss or theft; and
- you have promptly reported within 2 business days to the Bank of Washington when you knew that your Bank of Washington debit MasterCard® was lost or stolen.
If you believe there has been unauthorized use on your account and you meet the conditions above, rest easy knowing you have the protection of MasterCard’s® zero liability promise. Additionally, within 10 business days, the Bank of Washington will provide a provisional credit to your account. For additional protections with respect to unauthorized transactions, please contact us.
Zero Liability does not apply to the following MasterCard® payment cards: Commercial cards and gift cards.
What to do
If you have questions regarding Zero Liability coverage or you suspect unauthorized use of your card, contact us IMMEDIATELY.
Visit MasterCard's® Zero Liability webpage here.
View the Bank of Washington's Electronic Funds Transfer disclosure here.
Effective October 17, 2014