Mobile Phone Banking Terms & Conditions of Use
These terms and conditions of use are important
These conditions of use form a legal contract between you and us in relation to your use of HBL MobileBanking and it is important that
you read and understand them before using HBL MobileBanking, as
use of HBL MobileBanking signifies your acceptance of these terms
These terms and conditions of use specify:
• your authorisation (mandate) to us to process transactions on
your accounts when electronic instructions are received through
your mobile phone for using HBL MobileBanking;
• your obligations, rights and responsibilities when using HBL MobileBanking;
• the extent of your potential liability for loss using HBL
• our obligations, rights and responsibilities in relation to the
provision of HBL MobileBanking;
• other important matters including privacy, termination of access
to HBL MobileBanking.
“You” and “your” means the account holder/customer(s) in
respect of the accounts accessible by using HBL MobileBanking.
“We” and “us” means Habib Bank Limited.
“Account” and “accounts” means all accounts associated with
your Customer Number.
"Mobile Phone" shall mean the handset and the SIM card along
with the accessories and necessary software for the GSM and
CDMA phones, which is owned by the account holder/customer.
“Instructions” means instructions, communications, operations
or transactions transmitted through your mobile phone under
the HBL MobileBanking Service.
“Registered Mobile Phone Number” shall mean the number
specified by the customer in writing either through application
form provided by the Bank or otherwise for the purpose of availing
“MPIN (Mobile Phone PIN)” shall mean a secret numeric or alpha
numeric password usually consisting of four characters shared
between a customer and a system that can be used to
authenticate the customer to the system.
"Facility" shall mean the HBL MobileBanking Service/ facility provided by the Bank for access to information relating to the saving/ current account(s) of the customer and usage of product and other services
as may be made available on the mobile phone by the Bank from
time to time through HBL MobileBanking Service.
“Software” means the software application to be downloaded
and installed by you in your mobile phone in order to access the
HBL MobileBanking Service, as may be designated for use by the
Bank from time to time.
“Eligible Accounts” means individual accounts in your sole name
and joint accounts which you hold with another person but only
if the mandate is "either one to sign".
"Terms and Conditions" means these terms and conditions
including any amendments and any and all annexures, schedules,
exhibits, appendices attached to it or incorporated by reference
from time to time. These terms and conditions are supplemented
by and in addition to the specific terms and conditions, which
would be required to be communicated to the Customer prior
to availing of HBL MobileBanking facility. In case there is a conflict
or repugnancy between these terms and conditions and any
specific terms and conditions, these terms and conditions would
prevail for all intents and purposes.
In these HBL MobileBanking Terms:
• the words include and including shall not be construed as
having any limiting effect;
• the singular includes the plural and vice versa;
• a gender includes the other genders;
• the headings are used for convenience only and do not affect
the interpretation of these HBL MobileBanking terms;
• the words "in writing" include any communication sent by
letter, facsimile transmission or email;
• a reference to a document includes the document as modified
from time to time and any document replacing it; and
• the word "person" includes a natural person/individual
2. APPLICABILITY OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By using HBL MobileBanking, the Customer thereby agrees to these
terms and conditions, which form the contract between the Customer
and the Bank. HBL MobileBanking shall be governed by such terms
and conditions as amended by the Bank from time to time. These
terms and conditions shall be in addition to and not in derogation
of other terms and conditions relating to any account of the Customer
and/or the respective product or the service provided by the Bank
unless otherwise specifically stated.
3. SCOPE OF HBL MOBILEBANKING SERVICES
3.1 HBL MobileBanking terms relate only to individual accounts in
your sole name and to joint accounts which you hold with another
person but only if this account mandate is “either to sign”.
3.2 HBL MobileBanking Service will only be available for mobile
phones and data connections which meet the required
specifications and configurations as may be specified by the
Bank from time to time and you agree to procure and maintain
a mobile phone and data connection which meet these
requirements at your own expense.
3.3 User Guidance on the operation of the HBL MobileBanking Service
will be made available to you. You must follow all relevant user
guidance whenever you access or operate the HBL MobileBanking
3.4 The Bank may inform you from time to time about changes to
the way you should access or operate the HBL MobileBanking
Service. You must observe all such changes when accessing or
operating the HBL MobileBanking Service.
3.5 The scope features and functionality of the HBL MobileBanking
Service will differ from the other Banking Services for other
electronic channels, and may be varied by the Bank from time
to time. You agree and acknowledge that:
3.5.1 certain services are not available on the HBL
MobileBanking Service and these services may or may not
become available in the future; and
3.5.2 certain services which are currently available on the
HBL MobileBanking Service may be discontinued with
prior notice given to you.
3.6 You acknowledge and agree that the Bank may, in its sole and absolute discretion, by giving a notice may add to, vary, alter,
suspend or remove any part of or all of the HBL MobileBanking
Service, or any function or feature of the HBL MobileBanking
Service from time to time, without incurring any liability.
3.7 Without prejudice, and for the avoidance of doubt, all provisions
in the InternetBanking/PhoneBanking terms relating to joint
accounts shall also apply to the HBL MobileBanking Service.
Where conflicting or inconsistent instructions are received from
two (2) or more joint account holders, the Bank shall be entitled
to act on any one of these instructions without incurring any
liability for any failure to act on the other instructions.
3.8 The HBL MobileBanking Service is normally available 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year apart from planned
downtime, circumstances beyond our reasonable control, and
outages on any mobile phone network or where you are not in
an area of mobile phone coverage.
3.9 Customer agrees that the transactions originated using the
mobile phones are non retractable as these are instantaneous/real
4. ELIGIBLE ACCOUNTS
4.1 By agreeing to be bound by the terms of this agreement, you
agree that the HBL MobileBanking Service will be available on
all Eligible Accounts with the Bank, whether open now or in
future. The HBL MobileBanking Service cannot be used on some
types of accounts and the Bank will advise you from time to time
as to which accounts are eligible.
4.2 In order to use the HBL MobileBanking Service, you must be
registered by the Bank to use the HBL MobileBanking Service,
and comply with the registration and activation procedures
prescribed by the Bank.
4.3 The final discretion to offer this HBL MobileBanking Service to
a customer rests with the Bank and if the Bank decides, it may
withdraw such a facility at any time by giving a notice to the
5. LIMITATION OF MOBILE PHONE TECHNOLOGY
The Customer accepts that mobile phone communication is a
new and rapid advancing technology. Accordingly, while the Bank
is committed to developing its mobile phone capabilities:
• the HBL MobileBanking Service may not meet all the
customer's equirements or expectations;
• the functionality of the HBL MobileBanking Service may
from time to time be variable or limited;
• the Bank will endeavour to make sure the HBL
MobileBanking Service continues to function, but its
operation may be subject to interruptions and/or require
periodic modifications, service and improvements; and
• to help reduce the risks, the Bank may set (and from time
to time revise) limitations on the transaction size, funds
transfer destination and other features of the HBL
MobileBanking Service and/or may set customer
requirements with the intimation to the customer.
6. SECURITY & ACCESS PROCEDURES
6.1 Access to the HBL MobileBanking Service shall only be made by means of the PIN in accordance with procedures laid down by
the Bank from time to time and which may be different from
those issued for the other services. The Bank may also issue
separate requirements, restrictions, instructions, activation and
access procedures, or any additional conditions pertaining to
the access and use of the HBL MobileBanking Service, the
Software, and the MPINs for the HBL MobileBanking Service,
and the transmission of Instructions ("Procedures"). All procedures
may be varied by the Bank from time to time. You agree and
undertake to be bound by and to comply with all of the procedures
as may be issued by the Bank from time to time.
6.2 The Bank shall not be bound by or obliged to take any action on
any instructions which do not properly comply with the
Procedures and the Bank may reject such non compliant
6.3 You must secure the Software and the MPINs, if any, installed
in your mobile phone with a password. All such passwords and
the MPINs must be kept strictly confidential and must not be
disclosed to anyone else.
6.4 You must take good care of the designated equipment and not
allow any other person to use it.
6.5 You must at all times keep your MPIN confidential and must
not disclose it to any other person or write it down or record it
in a manner that could result in its disclosure or misuse.
6.6 You must not leave your mobile phone unattended or permit
any person access to your mobile phone in such a manner that
he/she may access your Software, MPIN or the HBL
MobileBanking Service, whether with or without your consent.
6.7 In the event that you lose or replace or part with possession or
control of your mobile phone in which the software and/or
MPINs are installed, or if you have reason to believe that someone has accessed your bank account(s) using the Software and/or
MPINs, you must immediately notify and instruct the Bank to
revoke the security PINs immediately, and make a fresh
application to register for the HBL MobileBanking Service.
6.8 Until and less you notify the Bank, all instructions received by
the Bank which are associated with your MPIN shall be deemed
to have come from you, and the Bank shall be entitled to rely
on such instructions, whether they actually originated from you
or not. You acknowledge that the Bank may not be able to reverse
or annul any transaction executed based on instructions received
prior to your notice to the Bank.
7. APPLICATION FOR OBTAINING HBL MOBILEBANKING SERVICE
The Customer shall apply to the Bank for use of the HBL
MobileBanking Service through a prescribed format of application
made available by the Bank from time to time. The same shall
only be accepted only after authentication of the Customer
through any mode of verification as may be stipulated by the
Bank from time to time or as may be decided at the sole discretion
of the Bank. The HBL MobileBanking shall be activated only on
receipt of such application and after completion of verification
process laid down by the Bank. The Bank has the absolute/sole
discretion to accept and/or reject any application for HBL MobileBanking and without giving any reason thereof.
8. MOBILE PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER
8.1 You agree that access to HBL MobileBanking Services will be
effected through the relevant mobile phone service provider in
the country from where such service is accessed and to this
extent such access will also be subject to and governed by the
relevant laws and regulations of that country and any terms and
conditions prescribed by the mobile phone service provider in
separate agreements with you.
8.2 You will be responsible for all fees charges and expenses, including
charges for overseas usage, which may be imposed by the mobile
phone service provider in servicing your telecommunications
equipment in connection with the use of HBL MobileBanking
8.3 You represent to the best of your knowledge that your
telecommunications equipment through which access may be
effected by any use of the account number and PIN are free from
any electronic or mechanical defect, data failure or corruption,
viruses, bugs and other similar problems. You agree that neither
we, nor any of our officers and employees or any branch, affiliate
or subsidiary of HBL, are responsible for any electronic or
mechanical defect, data failure or corruption, computer viruses
and bugs or related problems that may be attributable to your
telecommunications equipment and/or the services provided by
any relevant mobile phone service provider.
9. RESPONSIBILITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF THE
9.1 The Customer accepts he/she is responsible for security and
agrees to act prudently and in good faith by taking the security
measures as stated in clause 6 to safeguard the security of the
PIN and the mobile phone.
9.2 The Customer agrees that HBL MobileBanking Service is provided
to him/her at his/her own risk and responsibility and subject to
the terms and conditions.
9.3 The Bank will provide the HBL MobileBanking Service to the
registered customers in respect of only those accounts for which
he is registered.
9.4 The Customer will be liable for payment of airtime or other
charges which may be levied by the telecom, as per the terms
and conditions of the telecom, in connection with receipt of SMS
messages, and the Bank is in no way concerned with the same.
9.5 The Bank is not responsible for any loss or damage arising
directly/indirectly from any malfunction or failure of the HBL
9.6 The Customer shall advise the Bank immediately in the event of
any change in the information given on the application form, i.e.
mobile phone number, account details, etc.
9.7 The Customer agrees to provide any additional information
required by the Bank from time to time, for the purpose of making
the HBL MobileBanking Service available to him.
9.8 The Customer acknowledges that the SMS messages sent to him
may contain confidential information and should such
confidential information be sent to another individual through
no fault on the part of the Bank, the Bank is in no way to be held
9.9 The Customer has no objection and accepts that all information
will be transmitted to and/or stored at various locations and be
accessed by personnel of the Bank, its affiliates/1 LINK and agents
as the case may be.
9.10 These terms and conditions apply on the HBL MobileBanking
Service offered by the Bank to the Customer despite any change
in the HBL MobileBanking Service name.
9.11 The Customer will be responsible for all transactions, including
fraudulent/erroneous transactions made through the use of
his/her mobile phone, SIM card and MPIN, regardless of whether
such transactions are in fact entered into or authorised by
him/her. The Customer will be responsible for the loss/damage,
if any suffered.
9.12 The Customer shall take all steps possible to ensure that his/her
mobile phone is not shared with anyone and shall take
immediate action to deregister from HBL MobileBanking Service
as per procedure laid down in case of misuse/theft/loss of the
mobile phone or SIM card.
9.13 The Customer will use the services offered by using the MPIN in accordance with the procedure as laid down by the Bank
from time to time.
9.14 The Customer shall keep the USER ID and MPIN confidential
and will not disclose these to any other person or will not
record them in a way that would compromise the security of
9.15 It will be the responsibility of the Customer to notify the Bank
immediately if he/ she suspect the misuse of the MPIN. He
will also immediately initiate the necessary steps to change
9.16 If the mobile phone or SIM is lost, the customer must
immediately take action to deregister it from HBL
9.17 The Customer accepts that any valid transaction originating
from the USER ID and / or registered mobile phone number
shall be assumed to have been initiated by the Customer and
any transaction authorised by the MPIN is duly and legally
authorised by the Customer.
9.18 The Customer shall keep himself/herself updated with regard
to any information/modification relating to the services offered
under the facility which would be publicised on the websites
and at the branches and would be responsible for the same.
9.19 The Customer also agrees to lock his/her mobile phone devise
or take other steps necessary to stop unauthorised use of
9.20 The Customer hereby confirms, declares and acknowledges
that the phone number(s) provided to the bank is/are owned/in
the control of the Customer and that, unless otherwise expressly
intimated to bank in writing or as prescribed by the bank from
time to time, any communication from and to the said phone(s)
is and shall be with the knowledge of and within the control
of the Customer.
9.21 The Customer hereby confirms and undertakes to inform the
bank forthwith upon any change in the phone number(s), loss
of the phone(s), the phone(s) being outside the control of the
Customer and/or any other change that may effect the provision
of the HBL MobileBanking facility to the Customer.
10. LIABILITY OF CUSTOMER
10.1 You will be liable for all loss, including loss suffered by other
persons, if you act fraudulently, either alone or together with
any other person.
10.2 You may be liable for some or all loss arising from any security
breach, including loss arising from unauthorised transactions,
whether occurring before or after notification, if you have
caused or contributed to that loss, for example by failing to
comply with any of these conditions of use and in particular,
the conditions relating to passwords.
10.3 The Customer shall be liable for all loss on breach of the terms
and conditions contained herein or contributed or caused the
loss by negligent actions or a failure to advise the Bank within
a reasonable time about any unauthorised access in the account.
10.4 The Customer shall be liable and responsible for all legal compliance and adherence of all commercial terms and
conditions in respect of the mobile phone connection/SIM
card/mobile phone through which the facility is availed and
the Bank does not accept/acknowledge any responsibility in
11. LIABILITY OF BANK
Provided that the customer complies with clauses 6 & 9 and
has not been fraudulently or grossly negligent, then the customer
shall not be liable for any unauthorised transactions due to:
i. a computer crime that is not prevented by the security
system of the HBL MobileBanking Service; or
ii. a human or system error caused by or which is under the
control of the Bank; or
iii. fraud or negligence of the Bank or its staff.
Which results in loss, delay in transfer or misplacing of funds
or missed or misdirected payments, and the Customer shall
be entitled to reimbursement from the Bank for any out of
pocket interest, charges or late penalties incurred by the
Customer for missed payments if attributable to any of the
foregoing causes but the Bank shall not have any further or
other obligations or liabilities to the Customer howsoever
arising. However, should the Customer be in breach of clauses
6 & 9, the Customer shall bear any loss or damage arising from
(i), (ii) or (iii) above as the case may be.
12. RIGHT OF THE BANK
12.1 The Bank reserves the right to discontinue the HBL
MobileBanking Service at its sole discretion by assigning reason
under prior communication to the Customer.
12.2 The Bank reserves the right to discontinue the HBL
MobileBanking Service in the event of any breach of the terms
and conditions of the service by the Customer or other parties
to the account by sending a notice to the Customer.
12.3 The Bank will not be responsible for the failure of the HBL
MobileBanking Service due to any reason or factors beyond its
12.4 The Bank reserves the right to determine the maximum amount
of transaction or payments executed through HBL
MobileBanking Service on daily basis which may be amended
from time to time at the Bank's sole discretion. However, in
case of any change in the maximum amount of the transaction,
the Bank shall inform the customers.
13. GIVING INSTRUCTIONS
13.1 The Bank will receive and in good faith act on instructions with
respect to Customer's Accounts or other relationships with the
Bank (“transactions”), subject always as follows:
• The Bank shall ensure that before carrying out any
instruction, the instruction is authenticated by checking
the MPIN, but without carrying any other further
authentication or other steps.
• The Bank shall be entitled (but not bound) to give effect
to any instruction received, in the terms in which it was
received. The Bank's record of any instruction shall (unless
there is an obvious error) be final and binding.
• The Bank accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or
completeness of data, or corruption, interception, deletion
or loss of data due to the fault, failure or malfunction of
the Customer's designated equipment.
• The Customer will be bound by any instruction received
in conjunction with Customer's PIN and for the resulting
• Normally an electronic acknowledgment will be issued
once the Bank receives Instructions, but these may not
be processed until the next batch processing day for
instructions of that kind.
13.2 All instructions for using the facility shall be given in the manner
indicated by the Bank.
13.3 The Customer is also responsible for the accuracy and
authenticity of the instructions provided to the Bank and the
same shall be considered to be sufficient to provide the facility.
13.4 The Bank shall not be required to independently verify the
instructions unless countermanded by further revocatory
instructions. The Bank shall have no liability if it does not or
is unable to stop or prevent the implementation of the initial
instruction or execute stop payment instructions issued by the
13.5 Where the Bank considers the instructions to be inconsistent
or contradictory it may seek clarification from the Customer
before acting on any instruction of the Customer or act upon
any such instruction as it thinks fit.
13.6 The Bank may refuse to comply with the instructions without
assigning any reason and shall not be under any duty to assess
the prudence or otherwise of any instruction; and have the
right to suspend the operations if the Bank has reason to believe that the Customer's instructions will lead or expose to direct
or indirect loss or may require a specific indemnity from the
Customer discontinuing the facility.
13.7 The instructions of the Customer shall be effected only after
authentication of the Customer by means of verification of the
mobile phone number, HBL MobileBanking PIN or Transaction
password or through any other mode of verification as may be
stipulated at the discretion of the Bank.
13.8 The Bank shall endeavour to carry out the instructions of the
Customer promptly, provided that the Bank shall not be
responsible for the delay in carrying out the instructions due
to any reason whatsoever including failure of operational
system or due to any requirement of law.
The Bank shall endeavour to resolve Customer queries and
complaints. Customer can send in their complaints to the
HBL Complaint Resolution Unit, 3rd Floor, Honda Defence
Building, 67/1 Korangi Road, Karachi.
15. CUSTOMER'S INDEMNITY TO BANK
Customer hereby agree to indemnify and keep fully indemnified
the Bank, its employees, its agents, co-branders against any
action, claim, demand, expenses (including legal fees on a full
indemnity basis) suffered or incurred arising from Customer's
access and/or use of HBL MobileBanking save and except for
such losses and damages directly caused by the Bank's gross
negligence or fraudulent conduct including but not limited to:
• use or misuse of HBL MobileBanking or the contents
• breach or non observance of the terms and conditions
• infringement of rights of any third party in conjunction
with your use or access to HBL MobileBanking.
We may at any time modify, add to or delete under prior notice
• any of the HBL MobileBanking Services/ features; or
• any of these conditions of use.
17. FEES AND CHARGES
We will not charge fees for using HBL MobileBanking, however
any fee/charge applied to this service in future will be made available in the schedule of bank charges which
are available from any branch or on HBL website i.e.
(www.hbl.com). In case at a later stage a fee/charge on HBL
MobileBanking is applied, you will be notified. In the event
if you are not ready to pay such fee/charge you should
You may incur charges from a mobile phone operator including
charges for sending or receiving SMS messages. Any such
charges are your sole responsibility and any matters regarding
these charges should be raised with your mobile phone service
18. SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF SERVICES
Notwithstanding anything herein to the contrary, the Bank
may at any time, in its absolute discretion suspend or terminate
your right of access to any of the HBL MobileBanking Service
by sending an intimation to you without any obligation to give
18.1 The Bank will automatically terminate your right of access to
the HBL MobileBanking Service should you cease to maintain
any account with the Bank which can be accessed via the HBL
MobileBanking Service or should your access to such account
be restricted by the Bank or any other party to the account or
by any act of law for any reason.
18.2 You may terminate the HBL MobileBanking Service by giving
prior written notice to the Bank. The HBL MobileBanking Service
will be cancelled within seven (7) days from the date of the
Bank's receipt of the notice of termination and you agree that
the Bank shall not be obliged to affect any of your Instruction
received on any day falling after the receipt of your notice of
termination. The Bank reserves the right to terminate the HBL
MobileBanking Service for any reasons whatsoever, provided
the bank gives you fourteen (14) days prior written notice.
You acknowledge that termination will not affect your liability
or obligations in respect of instruction/transactions processed
by the Bank on your behalf prior to serving of termination
notice either from you or from the Bank side.
We shall not print or issue any advice or confirmation for any
transaction conducted via HBL MobileBanking Service although
any such transaction will be recorded in the monthly statement
issued by us. A transaction is completed instantaneously if
done before the cutoff time reckoned at the location of our
data and operation system. If it is done after the cutoff time
at such location, it will be completed as a transaction at next
business day value. The transaction details, account balances
and other information as shown in your telecommunications
equipment are for reference only. Those transaction details
and account balances as recorded by us will be conclusive (for
example, as to the balance, the type and amount of the
transaction and the time and date it occurred).
20. FORCE MAJEURE
20.1 No party shall be liable for any failure to perform its obligations
under this Agreement if the failure results from a force majeure
event (defined below).
20.2 For purposes of this agreement, a "Force Majeure Event" is an
event which is beyond the reasonable control of a party and
shall include acts of God, government, civil or military authority,
civil or labour disturbance, strikes, criminal or terrorist activity,
wars, fires, explosions, earthquake, subsidence, storms, floods,
disease, epidemic, or health quarantines.
21. GOVERNING LAW
Any dispute or differences arising out of or in connection with
the HBL MobileBanking Service shall be subject to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts of Pakistan. The Bank accepts no
liability whatsoever, direct or indirect for non compliance with
the laws of any country other than that of Pakistan. The mere
fact that the HBL MobileBanking Service can be accessed by
a Customer in a country other than Pakistan does not imply
that the laws of the said country govern these terms and
conditions and/or the operations in the accounts of the
Customer and/or the use of the HBL MobileBanking Service.
22.1 You agree that all instructions transmitted by your mobile
phone or otherwise issued by you, though in electronic form
and you agree not to dispute or challenge the validity or
enforceability of any instruction on the grounds that it is not
a written document and you hereby waive any such right you
may have at law.
22.2 You agree not to challenge the admissibility of any instruction
on the grounds that it is made in electronic form; and
22.3 You acknowledge and agree that the Bank's records and any records of your instructions made or performed, processed or
effected through the HBL MobileBanking Service by you or any
person purporting to be you, or any record of transactions
relating to the HBL MobileBanking Service and any record of
any transactions maintained by any relevant person authorised
by the Bank relating to or connected with the HBL
MobileBanking Service, whether stored in electronic or printed
form, shall be binding and conclusive on you for all purposes
whatsoever and shall be conclusive evidence of the instruction
and transactions and your liability to the Bank. You hereby
agree that all such records are admissible in evidence and that
you shall not challenge or dispute the admissibility, reliability,
accuracy or the authenticity of the contents of such records
merely on the basis that such records were incorporated and/or
set out in electronic form or were produced by or/are the
output of a computer system, and hereby waive any of your
rights (if any) to so object.
The Customer is solely responsible for protecting his TPIN/MPIN
or phone. The Bank will not be liable for:
• any unauthorised use of the Customer's TPIN/MPIN or
Phone or for any fraudulent, duplicate or erroneous
instructions/triggers given by use of the Customer's TPIN,
PIN/MPIN or phone;
• acting in good faith on any instructions/triggers received
by the Bank;
• error, default, delay or inability of the Bank to act on all
or any of the instructions/triggers;
• loss of any information/instructions/alerts in transmission;
• unauthorised access by any other person to any information/instructions/triggers given by the Customer
or breach of confidentiality.
The Bank will not be concerned with any dispute between the
Customer and the cellular service provider and makes no
representation or gives no warranty with respect to the quality
of the service provided by the cellular service provider or guarantee
for timely delivery or accuracy of the contents of alerts.
All records of the Bank relating to the account and/or arising
out of the use of the facility, including the recorded time of
the transaction and the authorised user originating the
transaction, shall be conclusive proof of the genuineness and
accuracy of the transactions in the account. The authority to
record the transaction details is hereby expressly granted by
the Customer to the Bank.
Notices under these terms can be given by the Bank and the
Customer in writing by delivering them by hand or by sending
them by post to the last address given by the Customer and
in case of the Bank at its office at:
HBL MobileBanking Service
14th HBL Plaza
I. I. Chundrigar Road
In addition the Bank may also publish notices of general nature,
which are applicable to all Customers, in a newspaper or on
its website. Such notices will have the same effect as a notice
served individually to each Customer. Notice and instructions
will be deemed served 7 days after its placing on website or
publishing in newspaper and will be treated as part of these
terms and conditions.
The Customer accepts that all information/instructions will
be transmitted to and/or stored at various locations and be
accessed by personnel of the Bank. The Customer authorises
the Bank to provide any information or details relating to the
Customer or his Account to the Mobile Phone Service Provider
or any other service providers so far as is necessary to give
effect to any instruction.
27. OUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Bank retains all copyright and other intellectual property
rights in all material, including logos and other graphics and
multimedia works published on or via the HBL website or HBL
MobileBanking Service. You are authorised to view and
download one copy to a local hard drive or disk, print and make
copies of such printouts provided that:
• the material is only used for considering or using
HBL MobileBanking Service and for no other commercial
• any reproduction of any portion of our proprietary material
must include our entire copyright notice;
• the logos and trademarks shown on HBL MobileBanking
Service are our registered and trademarks or those of third
parties. Nothing contained on our online HBL
MobileBanking Service should be construed as granting
any licence or right to use any trademark or other
intellectual property without our prior written permission
or that of the relevant third parties.
You must use and maintain hardware and software of sufficient
quality and performance capability. Your failure to use such
software or hardware may result in a higher security risk and
cause the facility not to operate properly or not at all. Software,
if any, made available for download on or via the facility is
governed by license conditions that establish a legal relationship
with the licensor. You indemnify the Bank against any breach
of these license conditions. We give no warranty and make no
representation, whether expressly or implied, as to the quality
or fitness for purpose or use of such software. No warranty,
whether express or implied is given that any files, downloads
or applications available via this facility are free of viruses,
trojans, bombs, time locks or any other data or code which has
the ability to corrupt or affect the operation of your device,
database, network or other information system.
29. TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION AND SECURITY TIPS
Information transmitted via an unsecured link over an online
or HBL MobileBanking Service is susceptible to potential
unlawful access, distortion or monitoring. You must comply with the generic security standards. As we do not have the
ability to prevent unlawful activities by unscrupulous persons,
you accept that we cannot be held liable for any loss, harm or
damage suffered by you as a result thereof. To limit these risks,
we may request independent verification of any information
transmitted by you via our online system from time to time.
30. ASSIGNMENT & SUBCONTRACT
• This agreement is personal to you, and you shall not be
entitled to assign, charge or otherwise deal with this
agreement in any way.
• The Bank may at any time delegate or subcontract any
rights or obligations under this agreement to any third
party, and appoint third party agents/or subcontractors
or service providers to provide the whole or part of the
HBL MobileBanking Service.
31. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
The Customer acknowledges that the software underlying the
facility as well as other related software, which are required
for accessing the facility, is the legal property of the Bank. The
permission given by the Bank to access the facility will not
convey any proprietary or ownership rights in the above.
If any of these conditions of use is held to be invalid, illegal or
unenforceable, that condition will be severed and the remaining conditions of use will be enforceable.
33. RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT
The mobile telecommunications channel is subject to inherent technological deficiencies, network traffic congestion and other extraneous factors beyond the Bank's reasonable control. For
these reasons, mobile telecommunications is not always a reliable
medium of communication. The Customer acknowledges and
agrees that, as a result of any of the above factors, there may
be failure or delays in the Bank's receipt of instructions and
consequential failure or delays in the execution of instructions,
and/or the execution of instructions at prices different from
those prevailing at the time the instructions were given. Such
failure or delays are more likely when there are high volumes of
instructions on the HBL MobileBanking Service and when the
markets show greater volatility. The Customer further
acknowledges and agrees that there are risks of interception of
instructions and that such risk shall be borne by the Customer.
The Customer acknowledges and agrees that it is not usually
possible to cancel an instruction after it has been given.
The clause headings in this agreement are only for convenience
and do not affect the meaning of the relative clause.
34.1 The facility would be available during timings specified by the
Bank from time to time and transactions would be carried out
on the same day or on the next working day depending upon
the time of logging of the transaction.
34.2 The Bank shall use its best endeavours to effect payments/carry
out instructions received by it within such time as may be
specified by the bank, however, the bank does not guarantee
for the payment/fulfillment of instructions/availability of the
HBL MobileBanking facility within such specified time frames
since the HBL MobileBanking facility depends on various
electronic technology used from time to time and may pass
through various intermediaries, which could cause delays and
snags in receipt/transmission of any instructions by/from the
bank from/by the Customer. Accordingly, the bank shall not
be liable for any loss, damage whether direct or indirect, costs,
charges or expenses incurred by the Customer due to a
delay/inability in providing the HBL MobileBanking facility.
34.3 The HBL MobileBanking facility shall be available in certain
specific regions and to the subscribers of phones of certain
specific telephone service providers.
34.4 The Bank may, for any reason whatsoever decide not to make
the payment and shall communicate through SMS/email such
a decision to the Customer as soon as practicable. The Bank
shall not be held liable for any loss, damage whether direct or
indirect, costs, charges or expenses incurred by the Customer
in this regard.
34.5 The HBL MobileBanking facility will be available to the Customer
only if the customer is within the cellular circles of the telephone
service providers or in the circles forming part of the roaming
network of such telephone service providers.
34.6 The Bank reserves the right to limit, the amount and frequency
of payments that a customer may make by using the HBL
MobileBanking facility, with prior intimation to the Customer.
The Bank further reserves the right to alter/amend/modify the
limits as imposed with prior intimation to the Customer.
34.7 Without prejudice to the generality of the aforesaid, processing
of all the instructions is subject to the availability of free, clear
and available funds/limits in the customer's bank account or
valid card. In the event of clear funds/limits not being available,
the Bank shall not process the instructions and shall not make
payments. The Customer understands that the Bank shall not
be liable for any late charges, penalty, loss, damage, expenses,
whether direct or indirect, incurred/to be incurred by the
Customer in this regard and/or the utilities/services not being
delivered to the customer by the merchant establishments on
account of such non processing of instructions and the customer
hereby agrees not to hold the bank liable in this regard.
34.8 The Customer specifically authorises the bank to conduct/carry
out the instructions of the customer sent to the Bank using
the phone, without any call back to the customer for seeking
any confirmation on the instructions of the customer.
34.9 The Customer shall ensure that the bank’s charges are always
duly paid to the bank and the bank shall be entitled to debit the customer's HBL account/valid card or recover its charges
from the customer in any manner it deems fit. If the Customer
defaults in making payment of the charges to the bank, the
bank shall be entitled (without prejudice to any other right or
remedy it may have) to charge the customer with a late
payment interest at the applicable rate for delayed payment
on all late payments from the date the charge was required to
be paid till the actual date of payment.
34.10 The Customer acknowledges that the HBL MobileBanking
facility is dependent on the infrastructure, connectivity and
services provided by the telephone service providers and the
intermediaries engaged by the bank. The Customer accepts
that timeliness, accuracy and readability of
SMS/alerts/instructions/information shall depend on factors
affecting the Telephone Service Providers and intermediaries.
The Bank shall not be liable for non delivery or delayed delivery
of SMS/alerts/instructions/information, payments, error, loss
or distortion in transmission of Information and instructions
to/from the Customer or the merchant establishments.
34.11 The Bank shall endeavour to provide the HBL MobileBanking
facility on a best effort basis and the customer shall not hold
the bank liable for non availability of the HBL MobileBanking
facility or any part thereof or non performance by any telephone
service providers or intermediaries or any loss or damage caused
to the Customer as a result of use of the HBL MobileBanking
facility (including relying on the alerts/information for the
customer's investment or business purposes) for causes which
are not attributable to the bank. The bank shall not be liable
in any manner to the customer in connection with the use of
the HBL MobileBanking facility.
34.12 The Bank shall be entitled to rely upon all electronic communications,
orders or messages of the customer whether received by email,
SMS, on phone or otherwise in the manner prescribed for the same
from time to time by the bank and the bank shall not be obliged to
verify or make further inquiry into the identity of the sender, or the
message integrity, or any communications, orders or messages. The
customer shall in no circumstance dispute such reliance by the
bank. The customer shall be responsible for the phone and any
usage of the same, whether by a third party or any other person,
shall be deemed to be a usage by the customer. It shall be the sole
responsibility of the customer to inform the bank in writing about
any change with regard to the Phone number(s) and the bank shall
not be, in any way, liable or responsible for any loss, damages, costs,
charges or expenses suffered/incurred by the customer by reason
of his failure to do so.
34.13 The Bank shall not be liable in contract, tort or otherwise for
any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage sustained
by the Customer by any direct or indirect use of or reliance
on the electronic communication, orders or messages whether
with or without the utilisation of any security measures,
including but not limited to any loss or damage resulting as
a consequence of any defects, delays, interruptions, errors,
inaccuracies or failures in the various communications and
the bank specifically excludes the same to the fullest extent
permitted by law even if the bank shall have been advised in
advance of the possibility of such damages.
34.14 The Bank reserves the right, but shall not be obliged, to make
changes, enhancements, and/or modifications to the HBL
MobileBanking facility offered by the Bank from time to time.
34.15 The Bank reserves the right to, from time to time at its sole
discretion, but with prior intimation to the customer,
charge fees for the provision of any and/or all of the HBL
34.16 The Customer undertakes to provide the bank with such
information and/or render such assistance as is required by
the bank for the performance of its obligations for the provision
of the HBL MobileBanking facility.
34.17 While the bank shall endeavour to ensure that the payments
for utilities/services would be permitted in the various modes
made available under these terms and conditions and the
specific terms and conditions, the bank may, however, restrict
the payment of certain utilities / services in certain modes.
Further, bank may, from time to time, withdraw or add modes
of payment under these terms and conditions and the specific
terms and conditions.
34.18 Customer hereby agrees and acknowledges that all information
that would be provided by the customer under or in respect
of the payment platform/HBL MobileBanking facility, including
the details of the email identity of the Customer, the bank
account number and the phone number(s) could be updated
in the general systems of the bank. Hence the bank may use
all such information for the provision of other services and
facilities provided by the bank to the customer from time to
time. The customer is deemed to have consented to the usage
of all such information for other services of the bank.