Customer Agreement

Last Updated: 26 January 2023

You may go directly to any section by selecting the appropriate link provided. The headings are for reference only. Some capitalised terms have specific definitions in the Glossary. Underlined words in this Agreement contain hyperlinks to further information.

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Welcome to Wise

1.1 This Customer Agreement. This is the contract between you or your business ("You") and Wise ILS Ltd, “Wise” which defines the terms and conditions on which we provide our Services to you (“Agreement”).

This Agreement refers to and incorporates by reference the following additional documents (“Additional Documents”), which also apply to your use of our Services, including:

  • (a) Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect about you, or that you provide to us. By using our Services, you consent to such processing, and you promise that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • (b) Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about the “cookies” on our Website.
  • (c) Our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted and prohibited uses of our Services.

The definitions of capitalised terms are below in the Glossary (section 2) or defined in parenthesis within this Agreement or the Additional Documents.

1.2 By visiting our Website or using our Services (including downloading and using our App, or via the API, a social media platform or other authorised third party), you accept and agree to this Agreement in its most current form as posted on our Website, App or by an API Partner. If you do not agree, you must not use our Services.

1.3 In case of any discrepancies between this Agreement and the Additional Documents or information we provide on our Website or App or via an API Partner, what is stated in this Agreement shall prevail.

1.4 In order to receive some of our Services, you may be asked to agree to additional terms and conditions which we will notify you about before you use that service.

1.5 If you only use our Services to make Money Transfers or maintain a profile with Wise without a Wise Account, you must agree to this Agreement each time you use our Services. If you hold a balance in your Wise Account, this Agreement applies to that Wise Account as long as the Wise Account is open, unless this Agreement is changed in accordance with sections 31.1 and 31.2 below.

1.6 Future changes to this Agreement. Subject to clause 31.1 or 31.2, we will make changes to this agreement from time to time. The revised Agreement will take effect as soon as it is posted on our Website and App or on the date notified to you.

1.7 Where to get a copy of this Agreement. You can always see the most current version of this Agreement on our Website. If you want a copy of this Agreement, please contact Customer Support. In addition, if you want a copy of the version of the Agreement you consent to, as well as the documentation of your consent, please contact Customer Support.

2. Glossary

In this Agreement:

  • API means the application programming interface provided by Wise, for example, through an API Partner.
  • API Partner means a business we have partnered with for Wise to offer our Services through their website, mobile application or similar.
  • App means the mobile application software where we offer our Services, the data supplied with the software and the associated media.
  • Authorised User means any person operating or accessing your Wise Account on your behalf following the process in section 4.3.
  • Business Day means a day other than a Friday, Saturday or a public holiday in Israel, when financial institutions in Israel are open for business.
  • Intellectual Property means (i) rights in, and in relation to, any trademarks, logos, patents, registered designs, design rights, copyright and related rights, moral rights, databases, domain names, utility models, and including registrations and applications for, and renewals or extensions of, such rights, and similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world; (ii) rights in the nature of unfair competition rights and to sue for passing off and for past infringement; and (iii) trade secrets, confidentiality and other proprietary rights, including rights to know how and other technical information.
  • Money Transfer means a direct transfer of funds paid by you, without using funds in your Wise Account, to a designated recipient, that is sent using Wise. In some currencies, you may only be able to convert and send funds using your Wise Account and cannot make a direct Money Transfer.]
  • Reversal means the funds received by you are reversed, returned or clawed back for any reason. For example, due to insufficient funds or account closure.
  • Services means all products, services, content, features, technologies, or functions offered by us and all related websites, applications (including the App), and service models (including the Website and via an API Partner), and including the Wise Account, the currency conversion and Money Transfer offerings.
  • Website means any Wise webpage, including but not limited to www.wise.com, where we provide the Services to you.

3. Wise Account means a multi-currency account held by customers at Wise, which may include a Jar.

    Who are we and how to contact us?

3.1 Our company information. Wise ILS Ltd is a company incorporated under the laws of Israel with company number 515856110 ("Wise", "we", "us", or "our" as applicable).

Our registered office is 121 Menachem Begin Street, Tel Aviv, Israel. This office is for Wise employees only and is not accessible to customers.

3.2 We are authorised by the Supervisor of financial services providers (at the Capital Market, Insurance and Savings Authority). We hold a Financial Asset Service Provider extended license, under the Supervision of Financial Services (Regulated Financial Services) Law, 2016. Our license reference number is 62727.

3.3 When paying for a Money Transfer in a currency other than British pounds (GBP), you may be doing business with a different Wise entity as listed here. In those cases, your money will be held in accordance with the regulations and licences applicable to such entity, as described here.

3.4 How to contact us? You can contact us by email, web chat or telephone. Our contact details are provided on the Contact page of our Website.

4. Who can use our Services?

4.1 Requirements. If you are an individual, you must be a resident of Israel or one of its territories and at least 18 years old. If you are a business, the business must be organised in, or a resident of, Israel to use our Services.

4.2 One Wise Account per person or entity. Each person and each business may only open one Wise Account and maintain one profile. Each Wise Account holder is individually bound to the terms of this Agreement.

4.3 You must have authority to bind your business. If you are operating or using a Wise Account opened for a business, you confirm that you in fact have authority to bind the business on whose behalf you use our Services, and the business accepts the terms of this Agreement. We may ask you at any time to provide proof of such authority. If you do not provide proof of authority that is acceptable to us, we may close or suspend the Wise Account or Services held by your business or deny you access. This may be in favour of others who can provide proof of such authority.

4.4 Transacting on your own account. All activities under a Wise Account shall be deemed as activities carried out by you. Unless you are an Authorised User, you agree to only use the Services to transact on your own Wise Account and not on behalf of any other person or entity. Personal Wise Account holders may not allow others to access or use the Services or a Wise Account on their behalf.

4.5 Authorised Users. You can authorise others to access, use or operate a Wise Account or profile held by a business or otherwise use our Services on behalf of a business (but not by or on behalf of an individual) (an “Authorised User”). You acknowledge that if you provide such access to an Authorised User, we’ll deal with such Authorised User as if they were you for the purposes of this Agreement including any conduct related to a balance held in the Wise Account or other instructions, such as withdrawing or sending money. You will be bound by anything done by any Authorised User, even if they do something that is outside the scope of the authority you gave them. You acknowledge that Wise will not perform any verification of the authority of your Authorised Users to act on behalf of your business. You also acknowledge that we may disclose certain information about your Wise profile and Wise Account to any Authorised User and that we are not responsible for your Authorised User’s use of that information. Granting permission to any Authorised User does not relieve you of your responsibilities under this Agreement, including notifying us if your Wise Account has been compromised or if a transaction is suspected to be incorrect or unauthorised.

4.5 Disputes with Authorised Users. Disputes between you and an Authorised User relating to your Wise Account or our Services are a matter between you and the Authorised User. You recognize that Wise is not a party to any claim or dispute between you and your Authorised Users. Because you are bound by the actions of Authorised Users, it’s very important that you choose Authorised Users carefully. We suggest you regularly reassess who can be an Authorised User and regularly review the activity undertaken by Authorised Users.

5. Authorised users

5.1 Using our Services. To start using our Services, you must create a profile and provide certain information as prompted by us.

5.2 Information must be accurate. All information you provide to us must be complete, accurate and truthful at all times. You must update this information whenever it changes. We cannot be responsible for any loss arising out of your failure to do so. We may ask you at any time to confirm the accuracy of your information and/or provide additional supporting documents.

5.3 Security and customer due diligence checks. We are required by law to carry out certain security and customer due diligence checks on you in order to provide any Services to you. In some circumstances, we might need to also perform checks to any parties involved in your transaction (for example, your recipient). You agree to comply with any request from us for further information and provide such information in a format acceptable to us. In addition, you agree that we may make, directly or through any third party, any inquiries we consider necessary to validate the information you provided to us, including checking commercial databases.

5.4 Wise reserves the right to close, suspend, or limit access to your Wise Account or the Services in the event we are unable to obtain or verify your information.

6. Staying Safe While Using Our Services

6.1 We recommend you use the Services to send money to friends, family and trusted and verified businesses and third parties that are known to you or that you have already done business with. You should not use the Service to send money to strangers.

6.2 When accessing your Wise Account or profile, you should at the minimum do the following:

  • a) Change your password regularly and ensure that it isn’t reused across other online accounts.
  • b) Contact Customer Support if anyone asks for your login details, including your password.
  • c) Always follow recommended password management practice, including by using strong passwords, using a mixture of letters, numbers and symbols.
  • d) Set up 2-step authentication where prompted by us.
  • e) Keep your email account secure. You may reset your Wise Account Password using your email address. Let Customer Support know immediately if your email address becomes compromised.
  • f) Update the App on your device to the latest version available.
  • g) Update the device’s browser to the latest version available.
  • h) Maintain the device’s operating systems with regular security updates provided by the operating system provider.
  • i) Install and maintain the latest anti-virus software on the device, where applicable.
  • j) It is essential to ensure every time you are entering your Wise username and password that it is only ever on our official App (downloaded from the iOS or Android store) or if via a browser, at wise.com. Emails and SMS messages sent by fraudsters may lead to fake login portals that could phish your login information and 2-step authentication details. Similarly, criminals can place malicious adverts on search engines that lead to fake websites of trusted businesses, including Wise. More information on how to avoid falling for phishing scams can be found here.

6.3 You must NOT:

  • a) Disclose your login credentials or your 2-step authentication details, and you must keep them safe.
  • b) Let anyone access your Wise Account or profile, unless they are an Authorised User. or watch you accessing it, including letting someone else take remote control of your device(s).
  • c) Use any functionality that allows your login details or passwords to be stored by the computer or browser you are using or to be cached or otherwise recorded.
  • d) Do anything which may in any way avoid or compromise the 2-step authentication process.

6.4 Contact us if you suspect your Wise Account has been compromised. If you suspect your Wise Account or other login credentials are stolen, lost, used without your authorisation or otherwise compromised, you must contact Customer Support immediately. We recommend that you both call and email Customer Support right away. You can also freeze your Card with immediate effect on our App under the Account tab. You are also advised to change your password. Any undue delays in notifying us may affect the security of your Wise Account and also result in you being responsible for losses. You must provide us with any reasonable assistance we require from you to investigate and take any action required to secure your account. 6.5 Additional Services you use may have additional security requirements and you must familiarise yourself with those. 6.6 You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our Services. We cannot guarantee that our Services will be free from bugs or viruses

7. Limits on How You can Use our Service

7.1 Wise Account for a business. If you have or operate a Wise Account for a business, you may only use our Services for business purposes and not for personal purposes.

7.2 You must not misuse our systems. You must not misuse our Services by:

  • a) Introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other materials which are malicious or technologically harmful;
  • b) Taking any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our websites, software, systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the Services) operated by us or on our behalf, or attacking our Website, App or API with any type of denial-of-service attack;
  • c) Using an anonymizing proxy; use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our websites without our prior written permission; or use any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers; or
  • d) Interfering or disrupting or attempting to interfere or to gain unauthorised access to our Website, software, API, systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the Wise Services) operated by us or on our behalf, any of the Wise Services or other users’ use of any of the Wise Services.

7.3 We may suspend your Wise Account or your access to our Services for security reasons. We may suspend your Wise Account or restrict its functionality if we have reasonable concerns about:

  • a) the security of your Wise Account or your profile;
  • b) suspected unauthorised or fraudulent use of your Wise Account or our Services; or
  • c) suspected violations of this Agreement or the Additional Documents.

We will give you notice of any suspension or restriction and the reasons for such suspension or restriction as soon as we can, either before the suspension or restriction is put in place, unless notifying you would be unlawful or compromise our reasonable security measures, or soon thereafter.

7.4 You must not misuse our Services. You must not misuse our Services by:

  • a) Breaching this Agreement, Additional Document, or any other agreement between you and any Wise entity;
  • b) Violating any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation (for example, those governing financial services, consumer protections, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising);
  • c) Infringing Wise’s Intellectual Property;
  • d) Selling counterfeit goods;
  • e) Acting in a manner that is defamatory, libelous, threatening or harassing;
  • f) Providing false, inaccurate or misleading information;
  • g) Sending or receiving what we reasonably believe to be potentially fraudulently gained funds;
  • h) Refusing to cooperate in an investigation or provide confirmation of your identity or any information requested by us;
  • i) Attempting to “double dip” during the course of a dispute or claim by receiving or attempting to receive funds from both Wise and a third party (e.g., a merchant), bank or card issuer for the same transaction;
  • j) Conducting your business or using Wise’s Services in a manner that results in or may result in;
    • i. complaints to or about Wise;
    • ii. requests by third parties to invalidate payments made to you;
    • iii. fees, fines, penalties or other liability or losses to Wise, other Wise customers, third parties or you;
  • k) Using our Services in a manner that Wise, a card network or any other electronic funds transfer network reasonably believes to be an abuse of the card system or a violation of card association or network rules;
  • l) Allowing your Wise Account to have a negative balance;
  • m) Accessing the Wise Services from a country that where Wise is not permitted to operate;
  • n) Taking any action that may cause us to lose any of the services from our internet service providers, payment processors, or other suppliers or service providers;
  • o) Circumventing this Agreement or any Additional Document or Wise policy or determinations about your Wise Account such as temporary or indefinite suspensions or other account holds, limitations or restrictions, including, but not limited to, engaging in the following actions: attempting to open new or additional Wise account(s) or profile(s) when an account has a negative balance or has been restricted, suspended or otherwise limited;
  • p) Opening new or additional Wise Accounts or profiles using information that is not your own (e.g., name, address, email address, etc.), or using someone else’s Wise Account without being an Authorised User;
  • q) Harassing, being abusive towards and/or threatening our employees, agents, or other customers; or
  • r) Abusing a card network dispute resolution process

7.5 The actions we may take if you engage in any restricted activities If we believe that any of the activities listed in sections 7.3 or 7.4 above have occurred, we may take several actions to protect Wise, its customers and others at any time in our sole discretion. The actions we may take include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • a) terminating this Agreement;
  • b) suspending your Wise Account, during which time your Wise Account remains open but is not able to be operated or may be subject to restrictions until we remove the suspension;
  • c) closing your Wise Account and terminating your access to our Services, which means your Wise Account is deactivated and/or your profile will not be available, without penalty to us;
  • d) reporting suspected breach of law, regulation, or criminal statute to the relevant law enforcement authorities, and we will cooperate with those authorities, including by disclosing your identity to them;
  • e) refusing to provide our Services to you or your businesses in the future;
  • f) limiting your access to our Website, App, software, systems (including any networks and servers used to provide any of the Wise Services) operated by us or on our behalf, your Wise Account or any of the Services, including limiting your ability to pay, convert or send money with any of the payment methods linked to your Wise Account, restricting your ability to send money or make withdrawals;
  • g) holding the balance in your Wise Account if reasonably needed to protect against the risk of liability or if we reasonably believe you have violated our Acceptable Use Policy;
  • h) contacting your bank or credit card issuer, other impacted third parties, or law enforcement about your actions;
  • i) updating inaccurate information you provided us; and
  • j) taking legal action against you, including seeking damages and reimbursement for losses and fees.

8. Court Orders

If we are notified of a court order or other legal process (including garnishment or any equivalent process) affecting you, or if we otherwise believe we are required to do so in order to comply with court order, applicable law or regulatory requirements, we may be required to take certain actions, including holding payments to/from your Wise Account, placing a reserve or limitation on your Wise Account, or releasing your funds. We will decide, in our sole discretion, which action is required of us. Unless the court order, applicable law, regulatory requirement or other legal process requires otherwise, we will attempt to notify you of these actions using the contact information that you have provided to us. We do not have an obligation to contest or appeal any court order or legal process involving you, your Wise Account or your use of our Services. When we implement a hold, reserve or limitation as a result of a court order, applicable law, regulatory requirement or other legal process, the hold, reserve or limitation may remain in place as long as reasonably necessary.

9. Closing your Wise account

9.1 You may stop using Wise and/or close your Wise Account at any time. You may close your Wise Account and/or end your ability to use our Services at any time by following the steps provided by us on our Website, App or via an API Partner. This Agreement shall come to an end, at the end of 5 Business Days from the date you have completed the actions required for the closure of the Account, as follows provided in here. You may suspend your Wise Account at any time.

9.2 If you want to close your Wise Account you should withdraw your funds within a reasonable time beforehand. At the time of closure, if you still have funds in your Wise Account, you must withdraw any remaining funds within a reasonable period of time. After a reasonable period of time, you will no longer have access to your Wise Account and we may restrict your access to our Services, but you can still withdraw your money by contacting Customer Support. We clarify this is a condition precedent to the closure of your Wise Account. If you do not withdraw your funds, we may charge you with fees for the management of your funds. In addition, subject to the applicable law and regulations, we may treat your unclaimed funds as an Abandoned Property (as defined under the Administrator General Law, 1978), and may also report the relevant authorities with respect to it.

9.3 Remaining funds may be subject to additional checks. After closure or deactivation of your Wise Account, you may be subject to additional checks before Wise is able to return the funds back to you.

9.4 When you may not close your Wise Account or delete your profile. You must not close your Wise Account or delete your profile:

  • a) To evade an investigation;
  • b) If you have a pending transaction or an open dispute or claim;
  • c) If you have a negative balance; or
  • d) If your Wise Account is subject to a hold, limitation or reserve.

If you attempt to do this, we may hold your money for a period of time that is reasonably necessary to protect our or a third party’s interest.

9.5 You are responsible for your Wise Account after closure. You agree that you will continue to be responsible for all obligations related to your Wise Account and your use of our Services, even after it is closed or you have stopped using our Services. For example, if you have a negative balance with Wise, you will remain responsible for paying us even after your Wise Account is closed and/or you have deleted your profile. For more information, see “What happens if you owe us money”.

9.6 We may end this Agreement by giving you 45 days notice. We may end this Agreement and terminate your Wise Account or any Services associated with it by giving you 45 days’ prior written notice, where required.

9.7 You cannot use the App if this Agreement ends. On termination for any reason all rights granted to you in connection with the App shall cease, you must immediately delete or remove the App from your devices.

10. How much will you pay

10.1 You must pay our fees. You must pay the fees in connection with the use of our Services. We may not process your transaction(s) or provide any other Services to you until we have received the fees from you. Our fees do not include any fees that an API Partner, your bank, the recipient’s bank or other third party may separately charge.

10.2 You can see our fee structure on the Pricing page. You can see our fee structure on the "Pricing" page, as may be changed from time to time. For clarity, the fees applicable to you as set out on the "Pricing" page forms part of this Agreement which may be subject to change as set out in section 32.

10.3 We can make deductions for amounts you owe us. You agree that we are authorised to deduct our fees, any applicable Reversal amounts, or any amounts you owe us from your Wise Account, including funds held in a Jar. If you don’t have sufficient funds in your Wise Account to cover these amounts, we may refuse to execute pending or future transactions or provide any Services to you and may deduct funds sent to us for Services in the future.

10.4 Taxes. We may need to withhold taxes applicable to your use of our Services. In those cases, we will inform you of the applicable tax, withhold the corresponding amount, declare and pay the tax to the competent Government Authorities. In addition, you agree to provide us with any additional information that may be required, including but not limited to the purpose of your transfer, any supporting documentation and tax certificates issued to you. Your failure to provide this information promptly may impact the tax amount to be withheld.

10.5 You are solely and exclusively responsible for the collection, declaration and payment of any other taxes that may be applicable to you, in accordance with applicable laws.

10.6 Any information presented by Wise in this Agreement or on the Website or App in relation to taxes should not be understood by you as legal, tax or financial advice or guidance. You must verify, independently and with qualified professionals, the tax implications from your use of our Services.

10.7 You acknowledge and agree that you must promptly pay and reimburse Wise for any tax charges that are your responsibility or owed by you, which are suffered by Wise and paid to the competent government authorities on your behalf, including any fines and interest, as well as for any expenses incurred by Wise.

CONVERTING MONEY

11. Currency conversion

11.1 Our Services include the ability to convert currencies, for example:

  • a) As part of a Money Transfer;
  • b) In your Wise Account, where you may add money in one currency and then later use those funds to send money to a third party, spend money on your Card or withdraw money in a different currency; or
  • c) In your Wise Account, where you may hold a balance in one currency and then convert it to a different currency.

11.2 Exchange rate. When we refer to an exchange rate in this Agreement, it means the exchange rate at the relevant time for the relevant currency pair (for example, GBP to EUR, USD to AUD) that is offered by Wise, which is typically provided by a reference rate provider. We may change our reference rate provider from time to time without notice to you.

11.3 For some currencies, we do not use the mid-market exchange rate, including where we are required by law to use a different reference rate for the exchange rate for your currency pair. For example, for currency conversions to Nigeria (NGN), we are required to use the rate set by the Central Bank of Nigeria. For these currencies we will notify you of the exchange rate offered by Wise when you initiate a current conversion.

11.4 We may not process your currency conversion order until we hold or have received the funds and fees specified on our Pricing Page. We will charge you with the relevant fees. It is your responsibility to ensure money is sent to us to fund a currency conversion order (whether in your Wise Account or as part of a Money Transfer or any other Service we provide) in a timely manner. We cannot be responsible for the time it takes for the money to be sent to us by your bank or payment service provider.

11.5 Refusing a currency conversion order. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to refuse any currency conversion order. Reasons for refusal may include but are not limited to incorrect information about a recipient, insufficient available funds, or where we believe you may have violated this Agreement, including where we believe you are or may be attempting to engage in currency trading or other trading for purposes not permitted by this Agreement. We will endeavour to notify you of any refusal, using the contact information that you have provided to us, stating (where possible) the reasons for such refusal and explaining how to correct any errors. However, we will not notify you if such notification may be unlawful.

11.6 Confirmation of currency conversion order. Each currency conversion order is given a unique transaction number which is shown in the order confirmation and transaction history. You should quote this transaction number when communicating with us about a particular currency conversion order.

YOUR WISE ACCOUNT

12. Information about your Wise account

12.1 About your Wise Account:

  • a) Your Wise Account allows you to hold, spend, send and receive funds and convert currency.
  • b) The funds held on your Wise Account will not earn any interest.
  • c) You may hold your funds in any currencies that we support from time to time.
  • d) You may withdraw funds from your Wise Account at any time subject to certain conditions, please see section 23 for more details.
  • e) Certain limits may be placed on your Wise Account depending on your country of residence, verification status or other legal considerations. For more information about these limits, you can contact us.
  • f) The funds held on your Wise Account belong to the individual or legal entity which is registered as the Wise Account holder.
  • g) We may at our sole and absolute discretion reject a requested transaction, or refund a payment or other transaction, including without limitation, where the value of your Wise Account could directly or indirectly exceed any value permitted under the applicable laws and regulations or any other regulatory or risk limit prescribed for that Wise Account.

12.2 Wise is not a bank, and your Wise Account is not a bank account. Wise is not a bank and your funds held with Wise, including balances in your Wise Account, are not insured by any deposit protection scheme. Wise holds funds held by its customers in permissible investments in accordance with applicable laws. Wise owns the interest or other earnings on these investments, if any. The Account Details that we provide to you (as described further below) are a means to receive funds from third parties into a bank account held by Wise and its affiliates, so that Wise can credit your Wise Account, and are not a bank account number for a bank account held by you.

13. Adding money to your Wise account

13.1 Adding money to your Wise account To add money to your Wise Account, you need to log in to your Wise Account and follow the steps. We are not responsible for the funds you have added until we have received them. For clarity, when you add funds to your Wise Account, we are the recipient of those funds. This means the bank or payment service provider you used to send the funds to us is the one responsible for making sure we receive them so that we can credit them to your Wise Account.

13.2 Pay-in Methods. You may be presented with one or more methods of adding funds to your Wise Account. For example, you may be able to use a bank transfer, authorise Wise to debit the money from your bank or payment account with a third party, or use a credit card or debit card (in this Agreement, we will call these methods “Pay-in Methods”). The number of Pay-in Methods made available to you will depend on a number of factors including where you live and your verification status with us. We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular Pay-in Method and we may change or stop offering a Pay-in Method.

13.3 Pay-in Methods must be in your name. Any Pay-In Method that you use to add money to your Wise Account must be in your name.

13.4 Chargebacks on your payment instrument. If you selected a Pay-in Method which can be subject to chargeback (for example a credit card), you agree that you will only exercise this chargeback right if:

  • a) we have breached this Agreement; or
  • b) there was an unauthorised use of your payment instrument, meaning that you did not execute or authorise the payment.

You agree that you will not exercise your chargeback right for any other reason. If we need to investigate or take any actions in connection with a chargeback caused by or related to you, we may charge you for our costs in doing so and may deduct those costs from your Wise Account or close your Wise Account or limit your access to our Services.

13.5 When we will credit your Wise Account. We will credit your Wise Account once we have received your funds. For some Pay-in Methods such as a credit or debit card, we will credit the funds as soon as possible subject to our right of Reversal. This means if we credit your Wise Account for the full amount you intended to add but this amount does not reach us within a reasonable time, and you use that credited amount, for instance to send money or make a purchase, we may deduct that amount from your Wise Account. This could make your Wise Account have a negative balance (see “What happens if you owe us money” in section 29.12).

13.6 Adding money with your debit or credit card. If you choose to add money using your debit or credit card, provided we offer this method, you will need to provide your card details to us, including your card number and cardholder name. When you choose to add money via debit or credit card, you confirm that your card details are correct, that you are authorised to access and transmit funds from your card account, that your card account is in good standing with the account-holding financial institution, and that you have the authority to initiate a debit or credit card payment in the amount at issue to or from your card account. You authorise us to initiate credits and debits to your bank account through card payment networks in order to process your transaction, including any applicable fees and charges, and this authorization shall remain in effect so long as you are able to use our Services, unless cancelled in accordance with this Agreement.

13.7 Restrictions on adding Money. We only offer the Pay-In Methods you see when you access our Services. Other methods, such as a paper or e-cheque, will not be accepted. For legal, security, or other reasons, there may be financial limits on particular payment methods or currencies, or on how much you can add to your Wise Account, including those set out in Section 12.1.

13.8 Adding money to your Wise Account from other sources. In certain currencies, we may provide you with local account details that you or a third party can use to send money directly to your Wise Account (“Account Details”). Account Details are not bank accounts. The Account Details that we provide to you are only a means to receive funds from third parties into a bank account held by Wise and its affiliates, so that Wise can credit your Wise Account that is held at the Wise entity described in the beginning of this Agreement (regardless of currency), and are not a bank account number for a bank account held by you.

13.9 We may carry out verification checks when you request Account Details in addition to the checks required to obtain a Wise Account, and we may carry out further checks on an ad-hoc basis. From time to time, your Account Details may change. When this occurs, you are responsible for updating third parties and other arrangements you may have to receive funds using your Account Details. Wise is not responsible for issues that arise when Account Details are changed, and it is your responsibility to notify third parties that your Account Details have changed.

13.10 If you provide your Account Details to a third party, you agree that you will not impose a surcharge or any other fee solely for accepting the receipt of funds in that way.

13.11 When money received is shown in your Wise Account. Any money you receive into your Wise Account will be recorded in your transaction history. You should check and confirm the receipt of incoming funds in your Wise Account regularly and let us know if there are any irregularities or discrepancies.

13.12 Receiving Money from USD Account Details. You may receive funds into your Wise Account using the US Automated Clearing House system or domestic wire transfer method. If you choose to receive money using these methods, for example by sharing your USD Account Details with a payee, you will not have access to such funds until we receive the cleared funds, which could take several days or longer.

14. Reversals and chargebacks

14.1 Funds added to your Wise Account may be subject to Reversal. Funds added to your Wise Account could be Reversed or subject to a chargeback, which means that you will not get those funds back. If a Reversal or chargeback causes you to have a negative balance, you will be immediately liable to Wise for the negative balance plus any fees. Funds added to your Wise Account may be Reversed by Wise, or may be Reversed or subject to a chargeback to the person paying you the money or the payment provider, and/or may be liable to repayment to Wise if, without limitation, we have reason to believe:

  • a) Wise, or any other party, sent the funds to you in error;
  • b) The sending of the funds was unauthorised or fraudulently undertaken or induced;
  • c) The funds were received for activities that appears to have violated a law, this Agreement, the Additional Documents, or any other agreement between you and Wise;
  • d) The funds are, for any reason, Reversed by the sender or a payment provider; or
  • e) Any other error may result in your Wise Account being credited in circumstances where you are not the lawful recipient and/or lawfully entitled to retain the funds.

14.2 If any funds are Reversed by the sender or any payment provider, you agree that Wise may refund, deduct or Reverse the amount of the funds plus any fees from your Wise Account (if applicable) in the same currency as the original transaction. If your Wise Account balance for the relevant currency is insufficient to cover the amount of a refund or Reversal, Wise may at its discretion perform a currency conversion in order to refund or Reverse the transaction, subject to the exchange rate being offered by Wise in the applicable currencies at that time.

14.3 Chargeback Fees. If you receive a debit or credit card-funded payment into your Wise Account and you (or a third party) pursue a chargeback for the transaction with the card issuer, then Wise may apply a fee for facilitating the chargeback process and will remove the chargeback funds from your Wise Account, including funds held in a Jar.

15. Maintaining your Wise account

15.1 Transaction history is displayed on your Wise Account. All of your transactions (including your current balance, funds you have added, received, sent and/or withdrawn), including related fees and exchange rates, if applicable, are recorded in the statement section of your Wise Account.

15.2 Statements. You have the right to request a physical account statement showing your Wise Account activity. You may view your Wise Account statement by logging into your Wise Account. Please note that it may be possible to view your Wise Account in a way that some of your transactions are hidden. This is to allow you to isolate transactions from particular recipients to determine your spending with those recipients. Be sure to readjust your viewing preferences if you have used this feature to default to see all transactions.

15.3 Check your Wise Account regularly. You must check your Wise Account regularly and carefully and contact us immediately if you don’t recognise a transaction or think we have made a payment incorrectly. You must tell us about any unauthorised or incorrectly executed transactions immediately.

15.4 Auto Conversion. For certain currencies, you may be able to set one or more conversion orders to be automatically executed once the exchange rate you pick is offered by our Services (an “auto conversion order”). There may be limits to the number of auto conversion orders you are able to set up, as well as the amounts of money you can schedule to convert. Wise does not guarantee that it will be able to execute your auto conversion order in all circumstances.

15.5 You accept the risks of holding funds in multiple currencies. You agree and accept all the risks associated with maintaining an account that can hold balances in multiple currencies including any risks associated with fluctuations in the relevant exchange rates over time. 15.6 We are not a currency trading platform. Wise is not a currency trading platform. You agree that you will not use your Wise Account for seeking to profit from currency conversion or foreign exchange trading or other types of speculative trading, or for speculative trading purposes, conversion arbitrage, conversion options or any other activity that Wise determines is primarily for the purpose of gaining or making gains based on currency conversion rates.

Accordingly, you should not use our Services, including the Wise Account or the auto conversion order function for this purpose, including creating multiple auto conversion orders or a series of Money Transfers without the intention of completing them. If we detect that you are using our Services for this purpose, we may, at our sole discretion, set a limit on the number of auto conversion orders you may create, cancel your orders, set a limit on the amount of money you can convert or transfer in one or more currencies or in the same currency, restrict your ability to access certain features or use our Services, or suspend or close your Wise Account. Wise may also hold, cancel, or reverse any transaction we determine to violate this policy and disgorge your gains.

15.7 Negative Balances. You promise to always have a zero or positive balance in your Wise Account and to repay Wise if your Wise Account balance is negative, including as a result of a chargeback, Reversal, deduction of fees, any other error, or any other action. That negative amount represents an amount you owe to Wise and you must repay the negative amount immediately without any notice from us. We may send you reminders or take such other actions to recover the negative amount from you, for example, we may use a debt collection service or take further legal actions. We may charge you for any costs we may incur as a result of these collection efforts. For more information, see “What Happens if you owe us money” in section 31.10.

16. Jars

16.1 Jars. A “Jar” is a sub account within the Wise Account that can be used to segregate a portion of your funds. Jars may be used by you, for example, to keep funds for a designated purpose in the future, such as travel or to assist with your budgeting. You can only put funds into your Jar by transferring money from your Wise Account. You cannot use the funds directly from a Jar to make payments. To use the funds held in a Jar you must transfer the funds from the Jar back into the unrestricted part of your Wise Account. The funds within a Jar may not be accessed via direct debits or Card transactions and may not be spent or sent by you unless they are moved out of the Jar. You should keep enough unrestricted money in your Wise Account to cover all anticipated fees. Wise is not responsible for fees resulting from unfunded transactions due to funds being in a Jar.

16.2 Jars are not savings accounts, do not have their own account numbers, and don’t earn interest. Money held in your Jars does not earn any interest and is not insured by any deposit protection scheme.

17. Using or spending funds in your Wise Acount: Cards

17.1 Cards. The Card is a Debit card that can be used to access and spend the funds in your Wise Account and it can be used, for example, to pay for goods and services ​online, over the phone, or in person. ​The Card can be used to withdraw money from ATMs overseas, depending on the availability. The Card is not a guarantee card, charge card or credit card. It is not for resale. The Card may be cancelled, repossessed, or revoked by you at any time without prior notice subject to applicable law.

17.2 Digital card. Once you have applied for a physical Card, you may also apply for a digital Card. Your digital Card will have a different set of card details from your physical Card, but will draw from the funds in your Wise Account in the same manner as your physical Card. Your digital Card is activated instantly once those details are provided to you, and can be used right away. The issuance of the digital Card is free of charge and there are no monthly or annual fees. You can freeze your digital Card at any time and unfreeze it once you are ready to use it again.

17.3 Verification. We may carry out verification checks when you request a Card in addition to the checks required to obtain a Wise Account, and we may carry out further checks on an ad-hoc basis. These checks may increase the time it takes to process your order for a Card. We are not responsible for any delays as a result of carrying out those checks. If you have paid a fee for your Card but we decide you do not meet our verification requirements, we will cancel your Card and refund the fee you paid for your Card within 14 days of our decision. We may not refund the fee in certain circumstances.

17.4 You agree to pay the Card transaction fees set forth in the Pricing page. All the Card transaction fees will be withdrawn from your Wise Account and will be assessed as long as there are funds remaining on your Wise Account. If at any time your remaining funds are less than the Card transaction fees being assessed, the funds in your Wise Account will be applied to the Card transaction fees resulting in a zero amount on your Wise Account, and your Card may be declined. The remainder of the Card transaction fees due will be collected the next time you add funds to your Wise Account.

17.5 How to activate your Card. When you receive your Card, please sign the back of it as soon as you receive it and keep it safe. The Card PIN is a 4-digit code that you may be asked to enter when making a payment using the Card.

17.6 Refunds in different currencies. If you receive a refund on a Card payment in a currency for which you have a balance, we will credit said balance. If you receive a refund in a currency that you do not hold a balance or if you receive a refund in a currency we do not support, we will credit your Wise Account in the card's default currency, which may require us to convert the currency.

17.7 You must not make purchases or withdraw funds with your Card that exceed the amount of funds available in your Wise Account. If any purchase or withdrawal takes you over your available funds or the card limits indicated by Wise the transaction will be declined.

17.8 Cards for businesses. If you have a Wise Account opened for a business, you may only use your Card for business purposes and not personal purposes.

17.9 Spending limits. We may increase or decrease spending limits or add additional limits from time to time in our sole discretion without notice to you except as required by law, for security or other reasons.

17.10 Other limits. We may, at our reasonable discretion, decline the use of your Card for situations including, but not limited to:

  • a) Pre-authorized regular payments;
  • b) Transactions at self-service petrol pumps;
  • c) Transactions for cash (other than ATM withdrawal) including for example cash back, cash from a bank, money orders, traveller’s cheques, foreign exchange, or bureau de change, or any illegal purposes;
  • d) Where it is not possible for the supplier of the good or service to obtain online authorization that you have sufficient funds in your Wise Account for the transaction. For example: transactions on trains, ships, and some in-flight purchases;
  • e) Where there is suspicion that the Card is being used to exploit vulnerabilities in a merchant’s payment processing or the card payment ecosystem; or
  • f) Where we have grounds to believe that you have made false statements in an attempt to obtain reimbursement for a previous transaction.

17.11 We are not liable for certain losses. You are solely responsible for losses arising from your gross negligence or fraud. We also will not be liable in the following instances:

  • a) If through no fault of ours, you do not have enough funds available in your Wise Account to complete the transaction;
  • b) If a merchant refuses to accept your Card;
  • c) If an ATM where you are making a cash withdrawal does not have enough cash;
  • d) If an electronic terminal where you are making a transaction does not operate properly;
  • e) If access to your Card has been blocked after you reported your Card lost or stolen or if Wise has reason to believe that your Wise Account was compromised; [SEE When can we suspend or cancel your Card?]
  • f) If there is a hold or your funds are subject to legal or administrative process or other encumbrance restricting their use;
  • g) If the requested transaction is unauthorised as defined in section [31] of this Agreement; If circumstances beyond our control (such as fire, flood, or computer or communication failure) prevent the completion of the transaction, despite reasonable precautions that we have taken; or
  • h) Any other exception stated in this Agreement.

17.12 No Warranty Regarding Goods or Services as Applicable. Wise is not responsible for the quality, safety, legality, or any other aspect of any goods or services you purchase with your Card. Any disputes or issues with any goods or services you purchase with your Card should be addressed to the merchants or individuals from whom the goods and services were purchased.

17.13 Returns and Refunds. If you are entitled to a refund for any reason for goods or services obtained with your Card, you agree to accept credits to your Wise Account for such refunds and agree to the refund policy of that merchant. Merchant refunds will be provided to Wise for sending to the Wise Account when they are received. Wise has no control over when a merchant sends a refund transaction; there may be a delay between the date of the refund transaction and the date the refund amount is credited into your Wise Account and refunds from merchants may be in an amount the same or less than the amount of the corresponding debit.

17.14 When can we suspend or cancel your Card. We can close or suspend your Wise Account as provided in section [7.5] and we can suspend or cancel your Card, including if the activity on your Card or Wise Account appears suspicious, fraudulent or we believe it to be associated with criminal activity or activity which is inconsistent with this Agreement. Unusual or multiple purchases may prompt a merchant inquiry or Card suspension to allow us to investigate such activity. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to limit your use of the Card. We may refuse to issue or replace a Card or may revoke Card privileges, other than as required by applicable law. You agree not to use or allow others to use an expired, revoked, cancelled, suspended or otherwise invalid Card. We will not incur liability to you because of the unavailability of the funds that may be associated with your Card or Wise Account.

17.15 Unjust enrichment. In case you notice a refund has been received twice for the same transaction, for example in both your Wise Account and from a merchant, you are required immediately to let us know, and we always reserve the right to debit back a previously issued refund when a refund for the same transaction has been provided by the merchant as well, without prior notice.

17.16 Alteration of charge amount without authorization. Subject to the provisions of the PSL, you may notice us of a transaction in which the charge amount was altered without your authorization. In such case we will refund you the difference between this amount and the amount you informed us you were supposed to be charged with, in its value on the day it was charged. The refund will be performed as soon as possible and no later than 8 Business Days from the date of your notice. This does not derogate from our right to debit back the refund, if we have found that you were liable for the amount you were originally charged with.

17.17 Disputed transactions. In case of disputed Card transactions, we may, subject to any restrictions under applicable law, decide not to proceed with chargebacks at our sole discretion. Reasons for this might include:

  • a) Not receiving sufficient information to determine that an error occurred;
  • b) Not receiving a notification about the payment error in a timely manner;
  • c) Disputes being caused by the risky nature of transactions undertaken with the Card;
  • d) We have evidence that you or someone you gave your Card to authorised the transactions in dispute.

18. Card Transactions

18.1 You authorise every transaction. You agree that any use by you of your Card, card number or PIN constitutes your authorization and consent to the transaction.

18.2 Cards for individuals are for your sole personal use. If you are an individual, you undertake not to authorise others to use your identity or user status, and you may not assign or otherwise transfer your Card to any other person or entity.

18.3 Employee cards are business cards. Where there are multiple cardholders within the same business account, including Authorized Users, any transaction authorised by any one of the cardholders is deemed to be effectively authorised by the business.

18.4 Priority of currencies and currency conversion when you use your Card. If you withdraw cash or make a purchase in a currency for which you hold a balance in your Wise Account, Wise will use that currency for your withdrawal or purchase and you consent to and authorise Wise to convert the currency in place of your Card network.

18.5 In a currency that you do not hold in your Wise Account. If you withdraw cash or make a purchase in a currency for which you do not hold in your Wise Account, or if you withdraw cash or make a purchase in a currency in an amount that exceeds the available funds that you hold in that currency, Wise may convert funds from another currency that you hold in your Wise Account to cover that transaction, and Wise currency conversion fees will apply. You cannot set a default or preferred currency to convert from.

18.6 When determining which currency to convert where you have more than one currency in your Wise Account, Wise will use the currency with the lowest conversion fee for the currency needed to complete the cash withdrawal or purchase made by you. In cases where the conversion from several currencies will have the same conversion fee, we will convert based on the highest conversion rate. For more information on which currencies would be used in the event that you use your Card to withdraw cash or make a purchase in a currency that you do not hold in your Wise Account, please check the Wise pricing page or contact Customer Support.

18.7 In a currency that is not supported by Wise: If you withdraw cash or make a purchase in a foreign currency that is not supported by Wise, the rate charged by the VISA ​network shall apply.

18.8 Please note that if you are offered the option at a point of sale (POS) terminal to pay in local currency or to pay in your home or another currency, ​you must pick the local currency if you want the Wise rate to apply to your transaction.

19. When your card expires

19.1 Your Card has an expiry date. You can only use your Card up until the expiry date which will be shown on the back of your Card and/or in the App.

19.2 We’ll aim to notify you 2 months before your current Card will expire. You then may order a new Card by following the instructions on our Website or App. A replacement Card fee may apply (see here).

19.3 If you do not want your Card to be renewed, you can simply let it expire without ordering a replacement. Your Card will be deactivated and you will not be able to use it after its expiry. You should destroy your expired Card.

20. Keep your Card safe

20.1 Keep your Card safe. Never let another person or party use your Card and keep it safe. Memorise your PIN and never disclose this and other security information to anyone. Sharing these details can lead to unauthorised access to your Wise Account and you will be solely responsible for transaction(s) made in this situation. Wise will not be liable for any loss arising due to any such unauthorised transaction(s) unless as required by applicable law.

20.2 Report any suspicious incidents. If your Card is lost or stolen, if you suspect that someone else knows your PIN, or if you think your Card, card number or PIN may be misused, you agree that you must stop using the Card, and immediately freeze or replace the Card. If this happens, we recommend that you both call and email Customer Support right away. You can also freeze your Card with immediate effect on our App under the Account tab. If you find the Card after you have reported it lost, stolen or misused, you must destroy it and tell us as soon as you find it.

20.3 Your Liability for Unauthorised Visa ​Debit Card Transactions. Unless your Card is issued to a business (in which case this does not apply), in addition to other limitations of liability provided for under this Agreement, your liability for the unauthorised use of your Card may also be limited by [Visa/MasterCard]​​. [Under the MasterCard​​ rules, you will have no liability for a transaction that was not authorised by you if you exercised reasonable care in safeguarding the Card from risk of loss or theft, and, upon becoming aware of such loss or theft, promptly reported such loss or theft to Customer Support.]/[Under the Visa rules, you will have no liability for a transaction that was not authorised by you if you were not fraudulent or negligent in the handling of the Card, and, upon becoming aware of the unauthorised transaction, promptly notified such transaction to Customer Support.] This chargeback policy is subject to change without notice and changes made by [Visa/MasterCard]​​​ ​ will automatically apply to you.

20.4 Replacement of card. If you need to replace your Card for any reason, please follow the instructions on our Website or App or ​contact Customer Support​. We will charge a fee for the replacement Card.

20.5 Disclosure of information to law enforcement authorities. If your Card is used without your permission, or is lost, stolen or if you suspect the Card may be misused, we may disclose to law enforcement agencies any information which we reasonably believe may be relevant.

21. Card cancellation rights

21.1 Cancelling your card. You may cancel your Card at any time with no charge by logging into your Wise Account or through the App. Your card fee and any delivery fee, where applied, is non-refundable. This part of the Agreement shall terminate, at the end of the Business Day after the date you cancelled your Card

21.2 We have the right to cancel your Card. Note that subject to any restrictions under applicable law, we reserve the right to cancel or suspend your Card at any time. Use of your Card is subject to all applicable rules and customs of any clearinghouse or other association involved in transactions.

22. Withdrawing funds from your Wise account

22.1 You can request to withdraw your funds. You may withdraw all or some of the balance in your Wise Account. We may charge you a fee for each withdrawal request, we will let you know the exact amount when you submit your request. You can also find out more information about the fees we charge on the Pricing page.

22.2 Payout Methods available to you. You may be presented with one or more methods of withdrawal (in this Agreement, we will call these methods "Payout Methods"). The number of Payout Methods made available to you will depend on a number of factors including where you live and your verification status with us. We cannot guarantee the use of any particular Payout Method and may change or stop offering a Payout Method at any time without notice to you.

22.3 You must provide correct information to us. When setting up your withdrawal request, you must ensure that the information you provide is correct and complete. We will not be responsible for money sent to the wrong recipient as a result of incorrect information provided by you.

22.4 What happens if you provide incorrect recipient information. If you have provided incorrect information to us, we may, but are not required to, assist you in recovering your funds. We cannot guarantee that such efforts will be successful as they rely on the policies and practices of other banks and institutions. In addition, Wise may not be able to confirm that your recipient’s name and account number match, as the names and other information associated with third party accounts may not be known to Wise. This means that if you provide an incorrect account number, your funds will most likely go to the wrong account.

22.5 Your withdrawal request is subject to limits. You agree that your Wise Account is subject to withdrawal limits. If your withdrawal request exceeds the current limit, we may decline your request or we may require you to provide additional documents to us so that we can carry out additional checks before allowing the money to be withdrawn.

22.6 Delay in withdrawal. We may delay a withdrawal in certain situations, including if we need to confirm that the withdrawal has been authorised, to complete verification checks, or if other payments to your Wise Account have been reversed (for example, as a result of a chargeback or Reversal). We cannot be held responsible for any such delays.

22.7 Finality. Payouts, currency conversions and Card or other transactions executed by us are final and irrevocable once you request them, unless otherwise provided in this Agreement or pursuant to applicable law.

MONEY TRANSFERS

23. Sending money

23.1 Information you need to provide to set up a Money Transfer. To set up a Money Transfer, you will need to provide certain information to us, including, but not limited to, the full name of your recipient, your recipient’s bank account details or their Wise Account information and the amount and currency to be transferred. Any information provided to us, as aforesaid, should be provided only if you have obtained applicable consents of the recipients to provide their personal data to us in connection with the foregoing, if applicable (for further information in this regard, please see our Privacy Policy).

23.2 Payment order limits. We may place limits on the amount you may send per Money Transfer. You can see more information in the Help Centre.

24. Paying for Your Money Transfer

24.1 How to pay for your Money Transfer. To pay for your Money Transfer, you need to access your Wise Account or profile, by logging in on our Website or App or via an API Partner, and follow the steps provided.

24.2 Payment methods. You may be presented with one or more methods of paying for a Money Transfer (for example, a bank transfer, or a credit card or debit card). The number of payment methods made available to you will depend on a number of factors including where you live and your verification status with us. We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular payment method and we may change or stop offering a payment method.

24.3 Payment instruments must be in your name. Any payment instrument (for example, the credit card or debit card/bank account from which you make a transfer) you use to pay for a Money Transfer must be in your name.

24.4 You need to provide us with sufficient funds after you set up your Money Transfer and before we can process it. We are not responsible for the funds you have sent, or for completing the Money Transfer you have set up, until we have received them. We may only process your Money Transfer if we hold or have received sufficient cleared funds in accordance with this Agreement and the instructions provided. If you send us funds prior to setting up a Money Transfer order, those funds will either be placed into your Wise Account, or, if you do not have one, we will attempt to return them to you. It is your responsibility to fund your Money Transfer in a timely manner. We cannot be responsible for the time it takes for the money to be sent to us by your or a third party’s bank or payment service provider.

24.5 Guaranteed rates. We may provide you with a guaranteed foreign exchange rate for a period of time. We will notify you of the guaranteed rate and the time period during which we are offering that rate (the “Guaranteed Period”) when you create your Money Transfer. Guaranteed Periods are subject to the following conditions:

  • a) The Guaranteed Period may be extended if your Money Transfer is created over the weekend or on a public holiday.
  • b) We must receive sufficient funds from you during the Guaranteed Period in order to convert your funds at the guaranteed rate. You will see when we have received your funds in your Wise Account or profile. Wise is not responsible for the failure of a third party to send your funds to us in a timely manner.
  • c) If we receive your funds after the Guaranteed Period, we will not be able to convert your money using the guaranteed rate and your transfer will become a non-guaranteed rate transfer. Accordingly, we may convert your money at the applicable exchange rate at the time we receive your money or we may email you and ask you if you want to proceed with your transfer at the new exchange rate.
  • d) If the Wise exchange rate changes by 5% or more during the Guaranteed Period, we can, at our discretion, suspend your transfer for a reasonable period of time or cancel your transfer and refund the money to you.
  • e) For certain currencies, including where you are paying for a Money Transfer with Japanese Yen (JPY), the guaranteed rate will only be offered after your address has been verified by us. We may change these guaranteed rate conditions or suspend the guaranteed rate feature at any time.

24.6 The Wise exchange rate. We will confirm the available exchange rate (if applicable) for your Money Transfer:

  • a) when you place your Money Transfer, if it is a guaranteed rate Money Transfer; or
  • b) when we have received your payment, if it is a non-guaranteed rate Money Transfer.

24.7 When we will complete your Money Transfer. We will complete your Money Transfer once we have received your funds. For some payment methods such as a credit or debit card, we may send your Money Transfer as soon as possible.

24.8 Paying with your debit or credit card. If you choose to pay for a Money Transfer using your debit or credit card, provided we offer such options, you will need to provide your card details to us, including your card number and cardholder name. When you choose to pay with a debit or credit card, you confirm that your card details are correct, that you are authorised to access and transmit funds from your card account, that your card account is in good standing with the account-holding financial institution, and that you have the authority to initiate a debit or credit card payment in the amount at issue to or from your card account. You authorise us to initiate credits and debits to your bank account through card payment networks in order to process your transaction, including any applicable fees and charges, and this authorization shall remain in effect so long as you are able to use our Services, unless cancelled in accordance with this Agreement.

24.9 When we receive your request. If your Money Transfer request is received by us after 5pm Israel Time on a Business Day or on a day that is not a Business Day (e.g., a weekend or bank holiday), your Money Transfer will be deemed received on the following Business Day.

24.10 What happens after you have submitted your Money Transfer request. Once we have received your Money Transfer request, we will provide you with a unique transaction number which you can find in your Wise Account or profile. You should quote this number when communicating with us about a particular Money Transfer or other transaction.

24.11 Delay in transfer. We may delay processing a Money Transfer in certain situations, including if we need to confirm that the transaction has been authorised by you, as a result of verification checks or due diligence reviews, or if other payments to your Wise Account have been reversed (for example, as a result of a Chargeback or Reversal). Wise is not responsible for such delays.

24.12 Completion time of your Money Transfer. The transfer time of your funds, in addition to the estimated completion time of your Money Transfer (the time in which funds are expected to be received) will be provided to you when setting up your Money Transfer.

24.13 We will use reasonable efforts to ensure funds arrive at your recipient’s account within the timeframe provided. We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the funds arrive in the recipient’s bank account or payment account within the notified timeframe provided to you. We do not have any control over the time it may take for the recipient’s bank or payment provider to credit and make available funds to the recipient.

24.14 Refusal of your Money Transfer. If we are unable to complete your Money Transfer, we will let you know and, if possible, tell you the reasons for the refusal and an explanation of how to correct any factual errors. unless such notification would in any way hinder the purpose of the refusal, including if it would be unlawful.

24.15 You may cancel your Money Transfer before your funds are converted. You may cancel your Money Transfer by following the instructions set out in our Help Centre. You cannot cancel your Money Transfer once your funds have been converted.

24.16 When will I be notified of my scheduled Money transfer? If you have scheduled a Money transfer in advance then we will notify you 24 hours before your upcoming Money Transfer, setting out the total fees and the estimated exchange rate for that Money Transfer. By scheduling a Money Transfer, you agree to Wise sending the funds using the exchange rate at any time on the scheduled date. If you have opted in to receiving confirmation emails, we will send you a Money Transfer receipt after successfully sending your scheduled Money Transfer.

24.17 You must ensure the information you provide to us is correct. You must make sure that the information you provide when setting up a Money Transfer is accurate. If we have processed your order in accordance with the information you have provided to us it will be considered correctly completed even if you have made a mistake.

24.18 What happens if you provide us with incorrect information. If you have provided incorrect information to us, we may, but are not required to, assist you in recovering your funds. We cannot guarantee that such efforts will be successful as they rely on the policies and practices of other banks and institutions. In addition, Wise may not be able to confirm that your recipient’s name and account number match, as the names and other information associated with third party accounts may not be known to Wise. This means that if you provide an incorrect account number, your funds will most likely go to the wrong account.

24.19 Finality. When you make a Money Transfer, the settlement and payout to the recipient are final and irrevocable unless otherwise provided in this Agreement or pursuant to applicable law.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

25. Intellectual Property Rights

25.1 All right, title and interest in and to any software (including without limitation the App, the website, the API, developer tools, sample source code, and code libraries), data, materials, content and printed and electronic documentation (including any specifications and integration guides) developed, provided or made available by us or our affiliates to you, including content of the website, and any and all technology and any content created or derived from any of the foregoing (“Wise Materials”) and our Services are the exclusive property of Wise and its licensors. The Wise Materials and Services are protected by intellectual property rights laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

25.2 How you can use Wise Materials. While you are using our Services, you may use the Wise Materials only for your personal use unless you have received written permission from us and solely as necessary to enjoy our Services. Subject to your compliance with this Agreement and your payment of any applicable fees, Wise grants you a revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, royalty-free limited licence to access and/or make personal use of the Wise Materials and Services. The licences granted by Wise terminate if you do not comply with this Agreement or any other service terms.

25.3 When you cannot use Wise Materials. Unless you have received written permission from us, you may not, and may not attempt to, directly or indirectly:

  • a) use any of the Wise Materials for any commercial purpose or otherwise infringe our intellectual property rights;
  • b) transfer, sublicense, loan, sell, assign, lease, rent, distribute or grant rights in the Services or the Wise Materials to any person or entity;
  • c) remove, obscure, or alter any notice of any of our trademarks, or other Intellectual Property appearing on or contained within the Services or on any Wise Materials;
  • d) modify, copy, tamper with or otherwise create derivative works of any software included in the Wise Materials; or
  • e) reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile the Wise Materials or the Services or apply any other process or procedure to derive the source code of any software included in the Wise Materials or as part of the Services.

25.4 Wise Trademarks. This is a non-exhaustive list of Wise Trademarks: “WISE”, “WISE CARD”, “WISE PLATFORM”, “WISEPLATFORM”, “WISE PAY”, “WISEPAY”, “WISEBUSINESS”, “WISE BUSINESS”, “WISETRANSFER’, “WISE TRANSFER”, “TRANSFERWISE”, “BORDERLESS”, “MONEY WITHOUT BORDERS” and any other business and service names, logos, signs, graphics, page headers, button icons and/or scripts (each as might be amended from time to time) are all registered or unregistered trademarks or trade dress of Wise or Wise’s licensors in the relevant jurisdictions (“Wise Trademarks”). You may not copy, imitate, modify or use Wise Trademarks without our prior written consent. You may use HTML logos provided by us for the purpose of directing web traffic to the Services. You may not alter, modify or change these HTML logos in any way, use them in a manner that mischaracterizes Wise or the Services or display them in any manner that implies Wise’s sponsorship or endorsement. Further, you may not use Wise Trademarks and trade dress in connection with any product or service that is not Wise’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Wise.

25.5 All other trademarks, registered trademarks, product names and company names or logos not owned by Wise that appear in Wise Materials or in the Services are or may be the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Wise, and may not be used without permission of the applicable rights holder.

26. Wise App

26.1 The App is subject to this Agreement and the App Store and Google Play Rules. We licence the use of the App to you on the basis of this Agreement and subject to any rules and policies applied by any app store provider or operator whose sites are located at the App Store and on Google Play. We do not sell the App to you. We remain the owners of the App at all times.

26.2 App updates. From time to time updates to the App may be issued through App Store or Google Play. Depending on the update, you may not be able to use our Services via the App until you have downloaded the latest version of the App and accepted any new terms.

26.3 Your right to use the App. In consideration of you agreeing to abide by the terms of this Agreement, we grant you a non-transferable, non-exclusive licence to use the App on your device subject to this Agreement. We reserve all other rights.

26.4 App Store terms. The following provisions apply with respect to your use of any version of the App compatible with the iOS operating system of Apple Inc. (“Apple”):

  • a) Apple is not a party to this Agreement and does not own and is not responsible for the App.
  • b) Apple is not providing any warranty for the App except, if applicable, to refund the purchase price for it.
  • c) Apple is not responsible for maintenance or other support services for the App and shall not be responsible for any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses with respect to the App, including any third-party product liability claims, claims that the App fails to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement, claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation, and claims with respect to intellectual property infringement.
  • d) Any inquiries or complaints relating to the use of the App, including those pertaining to intellectual property rights, must be directed to Wise in accordance with this Agreement.
  • e) The licence you have been granted herein is limited to a non-transferable licence to use the App on an Apple-branded product that runs Apple’s iOS operating system and is owned or controlled by you, or as otherwise permitted by the Usage Rules set forth in Apple’s App Store Terms of Service. In addition, you must comply with the terms of any third-party agreement applicable to you when using the App, such as your wireless data service agreement.
  • f) Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries of this Agreement and, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as a third-party beneficiary. Notwithstanding this, our right to enter into, rescind or terminate any variation, waiver or settlement under this Agreement is not subject to the consent of any third party, including Apple.

27. Third Party Materials

27.1 Certain Website, App or API functionality may contain or provide you access to information, products, services and other materials by third parties (“Third Party Materials”) or allow for the routing or transmission of such Third Party Materials, including via links.

27.2 We neither control nor endorse, nor are we responsible for, any Third Party Materials, including the accuracy, validity, timeliness, completeness, reliability, integrity, quality, legality, usefulness or safety of Third Party Materials, or any intellectual property rights therein. Certain Third Party Materials may, among other things, be inaccurate, misleading or deceptive. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to be a representation or warranty by us with respect to any Third Party Materials. We have no obligation to monitor Third Party Materials, and we may block or disable access to any Third Party Materials (in whole or part) through the Websit, App or API at any time. In addition, the availability of any Third Party Materials through the Website, App or API does not imply our endorsement of, or our affiliation with, any provider of such Third Party Materials, nor does such availability create any legal relationship between you and any such provider.

27.3 Your use of Third Party Materials is at your own risk and is subject to any additional terms, conditions and policies applicable to such Third Party Materials (such as terms of service or privacy policies of the providers of such Third Party Materials).

OTHER LEGAL TERMS

28. Errors

Errors in the Case of Money Transfers

You may notify us regarding an Error in the execution of a Money Transfers, including non-execution, and we will investigate the matter.

28.1 We will inform you of our determination within reasonable time under the circumstances. If we decide that there was no Error, we will send you a written explanation. You may ask for copies of any documents we used in our investigation. If we determine that an Error has occurred, we will offer you the option of obtaining a refund or making available to the designated recipient the funds necessary to resolve the Error. Please note that we are only required to refund fees where we failed to make funds available to the recipient by the date of availability we specified, unless you provided incorrect or insufficient information to us, in which case we are not required to refund fees.

29. Our responsibility for loss or damage

29.1 Unforeseeable loss or damage. We are not responsible for any loss or damage that is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might happen, for example, if you discussed it with us during your sign up process.

29.2 We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors; for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

29.3 We are not liable for business losses. To the extent permissible by law, if you use our Services for any commercial or business purpose we will have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, loss of business opportunity or similar.

29.4 We are not liable for technological attacks. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, or other technological issues or attacks or harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programmes, data or other proprietary material related to your use of our Services.

29.5 We have no control over websites linked to and from our Website. We assume no responsibility for such Third Party Materials or any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

29.6 Our liability to you for unauthorised payments or our mistake. Subject to the provisions of the PSL, you will be entitled to a refund of the payment amount including all fees deducted by us, in case you have notified us of a theft or loss of the Security Information (any security features or information issued to you or used by you in connection with the Wise Account\Card) or a Misuse of your Wise Account/Card (i.e, the use of the Account/Card by a person who is not entitled to such use), if we have found your Wise Account was Misused, or in case of a mistake due to our error. We may require proof of such theft or loss of Security Information or the Misuse of your Wise Account/Card.

29.7 Your liability to losses incurred prior to your notice to us. In case your Wise Account/Card or its Security Information are misused, we may charge you for losses incurred prior to your notice to us, which shall be limited to the lesser of:

  • a) NIS 75 together with an additional amount of NIS 30 for every day after the day since you became aware of the theft, loss of Security Information or misuse of the Wise Account\Card, up to the date of your notice to us. However, If you notify us within 30 days of the first Misuse, you shall not be liable for more than NIS 450; or
  • b) The actual amount of Misuse charged to your Wise Account/Card.

Notwithstanding the forgoing, you will be liable for the losses incurred prior to your notification to us-

  • a) if you have transferred your Security Information or your Wise Account/Card to another person, unless it was transferred under reasonable circumstances only for safe-keeping (and a transfer of both the Account/Card and its Security Information is not considered a transfer in reasonable circumstances) or if it was made available to the beneficiary for the purpose of setting a payment order by the beneficiary, or if the Misuse happened after the Security Information was stolen or lost by the person it was transferred to;
  • b) if you have acted fraudulently.

Despite the aforesaid, we will not hold you liable for losses incurred up to your notification to us if the misuse was caused either by our acts or omissions, or those of a third party expressly carrying out activities on our behalf.

29.8 Notwithstanding the provisions of section 31.6-31.7, you will not be entitled to any refund regarding a Misuse of your Wise Account/Card if:

  • a) you have acted fraudulently;
  • b) you don’t let us know about the unauthorised or incorrectly completed transaction within 13 months from the date of the payment transaction.

29.9 You are responsible for checking your Wise Account or profile regularly. We rely on you to regularly check the transactions history of your Wise Account or profile and to contact Customer Support immediately in case you have any questions or concerns.

29.10 We are not liable for things which are outside of our control. We (and our affiliates) cannot be liable for our inability to deliver or delay as a result of things which are outside our control.

29.11 You are liable if you breach this Agreement or applicable laws. In the event of loss, claims, costs or expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of your breach of this Agreement, any applicable law or regulation and/or your, or any Authorised Users’, use of our Services, you agree to defend, compensate us and our affiliates and hold us harmless. This provision will continue after our relationship ends.

29.12 What happens if you owe us money? In the event you are liable for any amounts owed to us for whatever reason, we may immediately remove such amounts from your Wise Account (if available). If there are insufficient funds in your Wise Account to cover your liability or you do not have a Wise Account, you agree to repay the outstanding amount to use immediately on demand along with any applicable fees and interest. In the event that you do not repay the outstanding amount then, without prejudice to any other rights we may have, we reserve the right to collect your debt to us by using any payments received for our Services in the future (such as to fund a Money Transfer or your Wise Account) and otherwise you agree to reimburse us through other means. We may also recover amounts you owe us through other collection avenues, including, without limitation, through the use of a debt collection agency. We may recover all reasonable costs or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) incurred in connection with the enforcement of this Agreement.

29.13 Release. If you have a dispute with any other Wise Account holder or a third party that you send money to or receive money from using the Services, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you release Wise from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. This means you must use caution when dealing with third parties using our Services or your Wise Account. In entering into this release you expressly waive any protections (whether statutory or otherwise) that would otherwise limit the coverage of this release to include only those claims which you may know or suspect to exist in your favour at the time of agreeing to this release.

29.14 Disclaimer of Warranty. The Services are provided “As-Is” “Where Is” and “Where Available” and without any representation or warranty, whether express, implied or statutory. Wise specifically disclaims any implied warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. We disclaim all warranties with respect to the Services to the fullest extent permissible under applicable law, including the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement and title.

29.15 Availability of Services. We will try to make sure our Services are available to you when you need them. However, we do not guarantee that our Services will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Service without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Services are unavailable at any time or for any period.

29.16 You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Services. If you have granted permission to a third party to access our Services on behalf of a business, we may refuse access to that third party if we are concerned about unauthorised or fraudulent access by that third party. We will give you notice if we do this, either before or immediately after we refuse access, unless notifying you would be unlawful or compromise our reasonable security measures.

30. Our right to make changes

30.1 We may change this Agreement by giving you at least 45 days prior written notice. This notice will be provided either by email or displaying a notice in the App or in our Webpage. If we do this, you can terminate this Agreement immediately by closing your Wise Account or profile and ceasing use of our Services during the notice period (see section 7). If we do not hear from you during the notice period, you will be considered as having accepted the proposed changes and they will apply to you from the effective date specified on the notice.

30.2 In some instances, we may change this Agreement immediately. Notwithstanding section 32.1, changes to this Agreement which do not require notification or are (1) more favourable to you; (2) required by law; (3) related to the addition of a new service, extra functionality to the existing Service; or (4) changes which neither reduce your rights nor increase your responsibilities, will come into effect immediately if they are stated in the change notice. Changes to exchange rates shall come into effect immediately without notice and you shall not have the right to object to such a change.

31. Complaints

31.1 Third Party Rights This Agreement is between you and us. Except as provided in sections 6.4 and 27.4 – Apple section, no other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms. Neither of us will need to get the agreement of any other person in order to end or make any changes to this Agreement.

32.2 Assignment. You may not transfer, assign, mortgage, charge, subcontract, declare a trust over or deal in any other manner with any or all of your rights and obligations under this Agreement (including the Wise Account) without our prior written consent. We reserve the right to transfer, assign or novate this Agreement (including the Wise Account) or any right or obligation under this Agreement at any time without your consent. This does not affect your rights to close your Wise Account under section 7.

32.3 Severability. Each of the paragraphs of this Agreement operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful or unenforceable, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.

32.4 Enforcement. Even if we delay in enforcing this Agreement, we can still enforce it later. If we delay in asking you to do certain things or in taking action, it will not prevent us from taking steps against you at a later date.

32.5 Entire Agreement. This Agreement supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements between you and Wise, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter.

32.6 Governing law. This Agreement is governed by Israeli law. Any dispute between you and us in connection with the Services and/or this Agreement may be brought in the courts of Tel Aviv.