Tangerine Personal Loan (Fixed Interest Rate, Unsecured) Agreement effective January 22, 2022
These Terms and Conditions are applicable to and govern the loan of money (the “Loan”) made to you as borrower ("you" and "your") by us, Tangerine Bank, as lender ("Tangerine", "us", "we", and "our").
These Terms and Conditions together with the application for the Loan, the Information Box and Disclosure Statement form the agreement applicable to your Loan (the “Agreement”).
Part I: Loan Terms
1. Use and Certification
The Loan is for personal, family, and household use only. You must not use the Loan for any business, illegal, or fraudulent purposes.
You certify that all the information you provided or provide to us in your application for the Loan and all other documents related to the Loan are true, complete, and accurate.
2. Multiple Borrowers
If there is more than one borrower under this Agreement, all obligations under this Agreement will be joint and several.
must complete the application for the Loan, consent to a credit bureau check, and be approved for the Loan;
may give us instructions and make decisions regarding the Agreement without the consent of any other borrower, and any such instructions and decisions will be binding on all borrowers.
We may accept payments made against the Loan or any other amounts owing under this Agreement, and we may require joint instructions or a court order, if there is a dispute between borrowers.
3. Your Promise to Pay
Under this Agreement, you agree to repay to us all amounts required in Canadian dollars in full and without delay, including the principal amount of the Loan and accrued interest, according to the terms of this Agreement.
You agree that you won’t make any payments using funds borrowed from Tangerine [or drawn on any other credit account or product].
4. Advancing Loan Funds
The proceeds of the Loan will be advanced as you have directed in the Disclosure Statement under the heading “Direction to Pay Funds” on the date set out in the Disclosure Statement (“Date of Advance”).
If your financial circumstances or credit information change(s) prior to the Date of Advance, we may cancel your Loan without prior notice to you.
You must pay interest on the principal amount of the Loan at the fixed annual interest rate that is specified in the Disclosure Statement.
6. How We Charge Interest
Interest is calculated on a daily basis by multiplying the daily balance of your unpaid principal amount by your daily interest rate. The sum of the daily interest amounts since the date of last payment is the interest payable during the period. This amount is subtracted from your next Periodic Payment and the remaining portion is applied towards your principal. Therefore, you pay interest on a declining balance.
Your daily interest is calculated by dividing your annual interest rate by the number of days in the year (365 or 366 in a leap year). Interest is charged on a leap day in a leap year. Interest is charged both before and after the final payment date, maturity, default and judgement until the Loan has been paid off in full.
7. Credit Balance
We will not pay interest on any credit balance arising under this Agreement or related to this Loan.
8. Fees and Charges
You must pay us any fees, charges, or other amounts that you may owe us under this Agreement. All non-interest fees and charges must be paid by the first Payment Due Date after they are incurred.
You will pay us the Periodic Payment amount by the dates indicated in the Information Box. On the maturity date, the Loan term ends, and you must repay your Loan in full.
10. Method of Making Payments and Your Payment Account
You must designate a payment account from which you authorize us to debit the amounts owed to us under this Agreement (“Payment Account”). If you have authorized us to debit the Payment Account by means of pre-authorized debit (“PAD”) with the amounts you owe us under this Agreement, we will attempt to withdraw these amounts from your Payment Account on the date they are due. If there are insufficient funds in the Payment Account to pay the amount then due and only one payment is due, we will make a second attempt to withdraw those funds from the Payment Account seven (7) days after the first attempt. If on this second attempt there are insufficient funds in the Payment Account to pay the amount due, then you’ll be in Default. We won’t make further attempts to withdraw funds from your Payment Account to pay the amount due. However, even if we stop automatically withdrawing funds, you’re still liable to pay us all amounts owing under this Agreement.
In addition to payment by means of PAD, you may make payments
online or by Mobile Banking app,
through another financial institution, or
by any other way acceptable to us.
Depending on the method used, payments may take several days to reach us.
All cheques used to pay amounts owing under this Agreement are credited subject to final clearance.
If a cheque or other form of payment fails to clear for any reason, we’ll reverse the amount of the payment back to the transaction date of the cheque or payment, and charge any applicable fees.
It won’t change our rights if we accept late, partial or other payments not made in accordance with this Agreement, or if you mark a cheque or money order as being full payment when it isn’t.
11. Application of Payments
Each Periodic Payment you make pays the interest costs for the Loan and repays part of the principal amount borrowed, subject to the payment amount being sufficient to pay the interest costs. Each payment will be applied first to any past due amount, then to any fee, penalty, or non-interest charges, then to interest, and then to principal.
If your Loan is in default, we’ll apply payments as set out in section 16.
12. Missed Payments
If we don’t receive a required Periodic Payment by the applicable due date for any reason, then we’ll charge you the missed payment fee set out in the Information Box.
As set out in section 18, we may charge any amount that you owe to us or apply the balance, if any, to any Accounts that you have with us or our affiliates or subsidiaries to satisfy any of your obligations under this Agreement.
You may prepay all or any part of the unpaid balance of the principal amount of your Loan at any time without charge or penalty.
If you make a partial prepayment of the unpaid balance of the principal amount of your Loan or make a payment greater than the Periodic Payment amount, your obligation to continue paying the Periodic Payment amount by the dates indicated in the Information Box will still remain in place until you have fully repaid the principal amount of your Loan.
You’ll be in default under this Agreement if any one or more of the following (each, an "Event of Default") occurs:
you don’t pay any amount when due, or don’t perform any other obligation, or don’t comply with any provisions under this Agreement;
you have, in connection with this Agreement, made a statement to us or have provided any information about your financial position that was not true when it was made or provided;
you become insolvent or any steps or proceedings are taken by or against you under any bankruptcy or insolvency legislation;
any receiver or custodian or similar person is appointed for you or any of your property.
If an Event of Default occurs, we may terminate this Agreement and require you to pay your total Debt immediately, without prior notice or demand (except as required by law).
If an Event of Default occurs, we may impose charges, in addition to interest, for the sole purpose of recovering costs reasonably incurred:
for legal services retained to collect or attempt to collect the payment; or
in processing a cheque or other payment instrument that was used to make a payment under the Loan but that was dishonoured.
15. Default: Application of Payments
If an Event of Default occurs, we may apply any funds we receive from you or from enforcing our rights under this Agreement including by way of set-off in any way we see fit.
16. Reporting Fraud
It’s your responsibility to protect the Loan against unauthorized use, theft, or loss. You must notify us immediately by telephone or in writing if you know about actual or suspected unauthorized use, theft or loss relating to the Loan or if you know or suspect that the Loan is being used without your authorization. If you don’t notify us, we’ll assume your authorization, and you’ll be responsible for any use of the Loan.
We’ll investigate any transaction that you’ve reported to us. You must cooperate fully with us in that investigation. You won’t be liable for unauthorized use provided you’ve cooperated with us in our investigation and taken reasonable care to safeguard the Loan against loss or theft including as described in this Agreement, or as we may otherwise advise you from time to time.
You aren’t responsible for losses that result from circumstances beyond your control, including technical problems or system malfunctions, errors on the part of Tangerine or situations where Tangerine is responsible for preventing unauthorized use.
17. Our Right of Set-Off and Right of Compensation
We may, without prior notice to you, deduct money from any other Account that you have with us, and use it to make a payment against your Loan (called a right of set-off) including if you’re in Default or if this Agreement is cancelled or ends for any reason.
If we owe any obligation to you, we may, without prior notice to you, set the obligation off against, or compensate the obligation from, any amount you owe us under this Agreement, no matter how long either amount has been owed (called a right of compensation).
If we receive notice of your bankruptcy, insolvency or similar arrangement, we may immediately exercise this right of set-off or right of compensation. These rights are in addition to any other rights we may have for set-off or compensation.
You waive any right of set-off or deduction you may have. You must make all payments owing under this Agreement without cancelling, reducing, offsetting, compensating, abating, counterclaiming or deducting, or holding back any amounts.
18. Changes to this Agreement
This Agreement can only be amended with our mutual agreement and any such amendment must be in writing.
19. Changes (Address, Information, Residency)
You must immediately notify us of any change to the information provided to us in relation to this Agreement and Loan, including any change to your
address and contact information,
personal financial situation,
payment account, and
country or province of residence.
If you become a non-resident of Canada, then
we may end this Agreement without your permission or consent; and
even if we do not end this Agreement, you agree to immediately pay all amounts owing under this Agreement free and clear of all foreign taxes and holdbacks. You must pay any withholding taxes.
20. Providing Information
You must provide us with any additional information that we request or as required by law including additional information in relation to the Loan, this Agreement, or any change to the information you have provided to us in relation to this Agreement and the Loan.
We may assign the Loan, with or without the benefit of this Agreement, to any other entity or party, including another financial institution, without your consent. You may only assign this Loan with our written consent and the Loan can’t be assumed by any other person without our written consent.
22. Continuing Effectiveness of this Agreement
This Agreement is binding on us and our successors and assigns. It is also binding on you, your heirs, your estate and your personal and legal representatives, including your executors, administrators, and successors and any person to whom it is assigned with our written consent.
23. Enforcing Our Rights
We may waive a provision, breach of this Agreement, or any Event of Default, but any such waiver is only valid and enforceable if we make it in writing (“Waiver”).
Any Waiver by us is not a waiver of that or any other provision, breach, of Event of Default in the future.
We don’t waive an Event of Default by failing to notify you of it.
We may also delay enforcing our rights under this Agreement and may accept late payments or partial payments without losing any rights that we have under this Agreement or by law.
In the ordinary course, all communications relating to the terms of this Agreement will be provided to each borrower electronically to the borrower’s online Inbox. Additional notifications and alerts about missed payments and other updates may also be sent to the email address you provide to us.
By providing your express consent to this Agreement you agree to receive all communications electronically to your online Inbox.
“Communication” refers to any exchange of information between us before, during or after this Agreement is in effect, including the original or any updated Agreement, Information Box, Disclosure Statement, or annual statement.
We may notify you, however, of changes to the Loan and this Agreement by any method allowed by law. You’re responsible to keep your email address, mailing address, and contact information with us up-to-date. We’ll use your most recent contact information in our records to communicate with you.
Unless otherwise specified by law, Communications sent to you are considered received by you:
at the time of sending in the case of an electronic method, regardless of whether you view the communication at that or any other time;
five (5) business days after we mail the Communication;
or when delivered in the case of a Communication provided to you in person.
If mail service is disrupted, we’ll tell you where you may pick-up any Communication we would have sent by mail during the period of mail service disruption. Any such Communication will be considered delivered to you on the day it is available for you to pick up, whether or not you do so.
In order to communicate with us by electronic methods, you’ll be required to comply with certain security protocols established by us from time to time and to take all reasonable steps to prevent unauthorized access to any other documents exchanged between us electronically.
For legal purposes, Communications sent to you by an electronic method are considered for all purposes to be in writing and to have been signed or delivered by us. We may rely upon and treat as duly authorized and binding on you any electronically authenticated Communication that we receive from you, or which appears to have been sent by you.
25. Communications: Multiple Borrowers
Any borrower may request that we not communicate with them, except as we’re required to do so by law. If we agree to this request:
the borrower making the request agrees that we may rely on their instructions through all subsequent extensions, renewals and amendments related to this Agreement;
we’ll abide by the request until the borrower instructs us otherwise;
the borrower understands and agrees that we’ll continue to communicate with and provide Communications to the other borrower(s), and that by doing so, we’re communicating with and providing Communications to all borrowers; and
the borrower understands and agrees that all Communications will be effective and binding on them as if they had been provided to them.
26. Cancelling or Ending this Agreement
We may cancel or end this Agreement by telling you in writing (including electronically) for any reason including if:
you fail to make any payment when it’s due;
you die, become insolvent, or bankrupt; or
anything else happens that we believe endangers your ability to pay.
If we or you cancel or end this Agreement, the Agreement will only end when all of the following have occurred:
you pay off all Debt and any other amounts owing under the Agreement, even if those amounts aren’t due;
neither you nor we have any outstanding obligations to the other under this Agreement; and
we confirm to you that this Agreement is ended.
27. Limitation of Liability:
You understand and agree that, except as otherwise provided for in this Agreement, we’re liable to you only for direct damages resulting from our gross negligence, fraud or willful misconduct arising directly from this Agreement, even if we were advised of the possibility of damages or were negligent. We won’t be liable to you under any other circumstances for any direct damages.
We won’t be liable for any other damages under this Agreement (including special, indirect, punitive, consequential damages, loss of profits or revenue, inconvenience or otherwise or any other foreseeable or unforeseeable loss resulting directly or indirectly from this Agreement) including resulting from:
any failure, error, malfunction; or
use of the Loan.
However, you aren’t responsible for losses that result from circumstances beyond your control, including technical problems or system malfunctions, errors on the part of Tangerine or situations where Tangerine is responsible for preventing unauthorized use.
These limitations apply to any act or omission of Tangerine and any of its agents, suppliers, third party service providers or any of our other representatives including those that provide benefits and features for the Loan, whether or not the act or omission would otherwise give rise to a cause of action in contract, tort, statute or any other doctrine of law.
28. You Remain Liable for the Debt
If this Agreement is cancelled or ends for any reason, your obligations under this Agreement will remain in effect. You’ll remain responsible to pay all amounts outstanding under this Agreement up to and including the date of termination or cancellation.
Part II: General Terms
29. Third Party Demands
We’ll comply with any lawful third party demands that we receive relating to this Agreement or the Loan without prior notice to you. We may be required by law, including by these third party demands, to restrict your access to the Loan or redirect your payments. We’ll consider any such redirected payment a missed payment.
The trustee or an authorized representative for the estate of any of you must advise us in writing immediately if any of you dies. When we receive this notice we’re authorized to:
take such steps or require such documentation (including evidence of the trustee or authorized representative’s authority, a certified copy of the death certificate, a letter of direction, or notarized copy of the letters probate or other court documentation); and
restrict any transactions or any use related to this Agreement as we determine advisable.
The deceased’s estate will remain liable, (including jointly and severally - in Quebec, solidarily - with any surviving borrower) for any amounts owing under or other liabilities in connection with this Agreement. On the request of the trustee or the authorized representative of the estate, we’ll provide that person with any documents and information relating to this Agreement that the deceased would have been entitled to while alive, up to and including the date of death.
31. Personal Information
We collect, use and disclose personal information to administer the Loan and verify your current and ongoing creditworthiness and financial status (including by obtaining and using credit reports from credit bureaus and consumer reporting agencies from time to time). We may collect, use and disclose personal information for marketing purposes, unless you’ve asked us not to. Social Insurance Numbers or other personal identifiers, if provided, will be used to confirm your identity, including matching credit records. For the above purposes, we may collect personal and financial information about you from our affiliates, credit bureaus and reporting agencies, your references, and other businesses and financial institutions with whom you’ve had or may have a financial relationship. You consent to the disclosure of personal information by these parties to us and for our collection. We may use and disclose your personal information as necessary to enforce this Agreement, to collect amounts owing to us, to detect and prevent fraud, and as necessary to meet legal, regulatory, risk management and security requirements. We may transfer personal information to service providers (including outside of Canada) as necessary to administer the Loan and under the laws of those other jurisdictions. We may be required to disclose information to local government authorities. The file containing your personal information will be maintained on our servers (or those of our service provider(s)) and will be accessible by our employees, representatives and agents who require access to perform their job functions. To request access to, or correction of, your personal information, or to make other inquiries regarding your personal information, you can write to our Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: Privacy Office, 3389 Steeles Avenue East, Toronto, ON M2H 0A1.
This Agreement should be read with all changes of number and gender that the context requires. When used in this Agreement, the term "including" means "including, but not limited to." Headings and sections are for convenience only and do not affect the interpretation of the rest of the Agreement
If any part of this Agreement is determined by any court to be illegal, unenforceable or invalid, that part will be severed from this Agreement and the remaining part of the Agreement will continue in full force and effect.
Any provision of this Agreement relating to your responsibilities and liabilities or our rights and liabilities will survive the termination of this Agreement.
You have expressly requested that this Agreement and any related documents, including notices, be drawn up in English only. Vous avez expressément exigé que cette Entente et tout document, y compris tout avis, qui s’y rattache, soient rédigés en anglais seulement.
36. Governing Law
This Agreement is governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the province or territory where you reside and the federal laws of Canada. The place of this Agreement is your address that appears on the Disclosure Statement. You agree to submit to and be bound by those laws and the courts of that province or territory in the event of any dispute relating to this Agreement.
37. If You Have Concerns or Would Like to Contact Us:
You can raise any concerns about your Loan by contacting us at 1-888-826-4374. If you experience a problem that can’t be resolved by our Associates, please contact the Client Response Group, Tangerine, 3389 Steeles Avenue East, Toronto, ON M2H 0A1 (Toll-Free Fax: 1-877-505-3240; Local Fax: 416-758-5297; Email: email@example.com). If you aren’t satisfied with our Client Response Group’s decision, please contact the Office of the Ombudsman, Tangerine, 3389 Steeles Avenue East, Toronto, ON M2H 0A1 (by telephone: 1-866-677-0547 or 416-497-4833, or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org). If you aren’t satisfied with our Ombudsman’s decision, you may contact the ADR Chambers of Banking Ombudsman, P.O. Box 1006, 31 Adelaide St. E., Toronto, ON M5C 2K4 (by telephone: 1-800-941-3655, by fax: 1-877-803-5127 or by email: email@example.com).
At any time you can complain directly to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada about a consumer protection matter, at 427 Laurier Avenue West, 6th Floor, Ottawa, ON, K1R 1B9 (Telephone: 1-866-461-3222 (English); 1-866-461-2232 (French); Teletypewriter (TTY): 1-866-914-6097 / 613-947-7771 or go to fcac-acfc.gc.ca.
Part III. Defined Terms
“Debt” means the total amount that you owe us under this Agreement including all principal, interest, fees, charges, and other amounts owing on your Loan under this Agreement, and all other amounts, fees, and charges owing under this Agreement.
“Disclosure Statement” means the Cost of Borrowing Disclosure Statement we provide to you, as amended from time to time.
“Inbox” means the online notification section that can be viewed when you’re logged in on the Tangerine website at tangerine.ca and on the Tangerine Mobile Banking app.
“Payment Due Date” means the date any required payment is due during the period that begins on the date the first Periodic Payment is due and ends on the date the last Periodic Payment is due under the original Loan or any renewal of the Loan.
“Periodic Payment” means each periodic payment specified as such under the Payments heading of the Information Box above.
“Term Start Date” means the date on which the term of your Loan begins.
Tangerine RSP Loan Addendum
This Addendum hereby modifies and becomes part of the terms and conditions of the Tangerine Personal Loan Agreement that you are agreeing to concurrently with this Addendum.
All terms and conditions of the Agreement will continue to apply unless modified here.
If there any conflict between the terms of the Agreement and this Addendum, the terms of this Addendum will prevail.
Conditional Annual Interest Rate
The Annual Interest Rate for your Loan, subject to the terms of this Addendum will be a fixed rate that depends on the Term you select for your Loan (the “RSP Loan Rate”), provided that the total Advance/Available Amount as set out in section B of your Disclosure Statement in the Agreement is disbursed into a Tangerine RSP Savings Account, and that you commit to maintaining a balance in at least one of the following Accounts or Portfolios for the Term of your Loan:
Tangerine RSP Savings Account,
Tangerine RSP Guaranteed Investment Account,
Tangerine RSP Investment Fund Account or Tangerine RIF Investment Fund Account in any Tangerine Investment portfolios.
(These Accounts are collectively referred to as the “Permitted Accounts”).
You understand and agree that the above RSP Loan Rate is being offered to you on the condition that you maintain a balance of at least $0.01 within the Permitted Accounts for the Term of the Agreement as set out in the Information Box.
Current rates can be found here: https://www.tangerine.ca/en/rates
Consequences of Withdrawal from the Permitted Accounts
If at any time you cease to maintain a balance within the Permitted Accounts (an occurrence referred to as a “Total Withdrawal”), you agree that a Total Withdrawal will cause the Annual Interest Rate for your Loan to change from the RSP Loan Rate to a fixed Annual Interest Rate of 8.75% for the duration of your Term.
Notice of Annual Interest Rate Change
Within thirty (30) business days of a Total Withdrawal, we will send you a written notice which will set out modified information for the Loan, including the revised Annual Interest Rate for the Loan and a modified schedule of Payments for the Loan. The schedule of Payments will come into effect on the date specified in the written notice, which will not be less than five (5) business days after the written notice is provided to you.