- About Bloom Finance LTD.
Bloom Finance LTD. (Company) is a company incorporated under the laws of United Kingdom with reg. No. 12853058, legal address 48 Crompton Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, L5 2QS. Bloom Finance LTD. is an authorised Electronic Money Institution agent regulated by the FCA under registration number 902912.
“Business Day” – any day other than a Saturday or Sunday or a public or bank holiday in United Kingdom.
“Business Entity Account” – an Account opened and held in a Business Entity’s name and enabled to send payments to and receive payments.
“Complaints Policy” – Our complaints policy concerning Services available on the Website, as may be amended from time to time.
“Currency of Account” – euro or other currency made available for selection by You.
“Customer Support Service” – Our customer support service available 24/7 for any questions You may have.
“Account” – an online eMoney account opened and held in Your name and that of other Users or Business Entities and maintained by Company.
“Fees” – fees and charges levied by Company for Your use of Our Services.
“Login Details” – unique means of identification in the form of a login user name and password (set by a Business Entity or User for his/her/its own account), and, if You use a two-step verification system (strong customer authentication), then also authentication data as required, as well as other security credentials of an Account, including but not limited to secure identification, security questions and answers.
“Mobile Application” – an information technology solution available on Mobile Devices exclusively to Users for accessing and partly using Our Services. We may make this service available to Business Entities in the future.
“Mobile Device” – a portable computing device such as a smartphone or tablet computer.
“Padding” – is an addition of a percentage to the amount of the transaction authorised by the merchant to provide a protection against exchange rates fluctuation. This is often referred to as a ‘tolerance’.
“Third Party Provider” – a Service Provider authorised by the relevant competent authority, who is permitted to access Your Account and make payments on Your behalf on the basis of Your consent given as described on Our Website or Mobile Application or the Service Provider’s website or mobile application.
“User Account” – an Account opened and held in the User’s name and enabled to send payments to and to receive payments from other Users and Business Entities.
- Contacting Us
- via the “Contact” page on the Website www.pion.finance
- Account and Our Services
- We are not a bank.
- An Account is not a bank account.
- An Account is not insured by any government agency. This means that, in the unlikely event that We are unable to satisfy claims against Company in relation to eMoney held in Your Account, there is no Financial Services scheme to compensate You.
- We do not act as a trustee, fiduciary or escrow holder regarding the balance on Your Account.
- We do not pay You interest on any balances on Your Account.
- You are responsible at Your own expense to ensure that Your computer systems and information technology solutions and available payment instruments are suitable for receiving Our Services.
- Applying for and opening an Account
You may not open more than one Account without prior approval from Company.
We may close, without notice, any or all of the Accounts of an Authorised User who has, or whom we have reasonable grounds to believe has, unauthorised multiple Accounts.
6.2 You undertake and obligate to maintain your Account details updated at all times, including but not limited to: full name, address, email address, phone number, credit card or bank account information.
6.3 You must only use your Account for personal purposes and not as a means to trade or run a business unless, in certain circumstances as determined by us, we give our prior written consent for you to do so.
6.4 You must use your Account in accordance with these Customer Terms including, but not limited to, refrain from committing any Account Violations such as:
- Using the Account for any Prohibited Transaction;
- Using the Account in any deceptive, fraudulent, inappropriate or false manner;
- Using the Account in any way and for any purpose which may violate laws or regulation which apply to the Authorised User or to relevant jurisdictions, and specifically but not limited to applicable financial legislation and regulation.
7.1. In order to use Our Services:
- You must open an Account in line with instructions We give You during the application process.
- You must give all information that We ask for during the application process on the Website.
- You must be at least 18 years old and of the age of majority in Your country of residence. By opening an Account You declare that You comply with these rules. We may require You at any time to give evidence of Your age.
- You must maintain an effective address, phone number, and e-mail address that belongs to You and all of which You are permitted to use for receiving Our Services.
7.2. All information that You provide during the application for Our Services or at any later time must be true, accurate, complete and up-to-date. We are not liable for loss arising out of Your failure to do so. You undertake not to provide false, inaccurate, incomplete, out-dated or misleading information. You undertake not to provide details relating to a name, last name, address, credit/debit card or bank account that You are not legally authorised to use.
7.3. You may only open an Account if it is legal to do so in Your country of residence. By opening an Account You represent and warrant to Company that Your opening and using an Account does not violate any law applicable to You in Your country of residence. You will indemnify Company against losses We incur in connection with a breach of this requirement.
7.4. You will only be able to use Our Services after You let Company have all information and documents necessary for rendering Our Services and You pass Our identity and security validation and verification checks. These may entail a request for further information and documents under anti-money laundering regulations and other mandatorily applicable laws and Our internal procedures.
- Account security
8.1. When You open an Account, You choose and fill in a unique and strong password and password recovery information. We advise You not to choose a password or password recovery information that someone might know or easily gather about You.
8.2. Activities with Your Account and at Your Account profile will be regarded as valid after Your Account was successfully accessed by correctly entering Your login user name, password and, if You use a two-step verification system (strong customer authentication) then also authentication data as required.
8.3. You are solely responsible for keeping Your Login Details and other credentials and information and/or documents specific to Your Account confidential and in a safe and secure place at all times and You must never disclose them to a third party. It is advisable to change the password to Your Account regularly, at least every 3 (three) to 6 (six) months, in order to reduce the risk of a security breach in relation to Your Account.
8.4. If You have any indication or suspicion that Your Login Details or other security credentials on Your Account are lost, stolen, misappropriated, used (or attempted to be used) without authorisation or otherwise compromised without Your authority, You are advised to change Your password immediately. You must contact Our Customer Support Service immediately on suspecting or becoming aware of the loss, theft, misappropriation, unauthorised use or attempted use of Your Account, Login Details or other security credentials of Your Account without Your authority. Once We receive notification from You, We will suspend functionality of Your Account and prevent anyone from using it. We will administer and retain all data on suspension of Your Account on the basis of Your notification for 18 (eighteen) months. We will let You have information about receipt of Your notification on Your written request and before expiration of the 18 (eighteen) month term.
8.5. You must take all reasonable care to ensure that Your e-mail address is secure and only accessed by You, as Your e-mail address may be used to reset the password of Your Account and We may use it to communicate with You about the security of Your Account.
8.6. In order not to compromise the security of Your Account, You must always ensure that Your Login Details are not stored by the browser or cached or otherwise recorded.
- Purchase of eMoney
9.1. In order to purchase eMoney, You must enter Your login user name, password and, If You use a two-step verification system (strong customer authentication) then also authentication data as required, in the “Login Page”, press the “Log in” button on the Website and follow the instructions for use of payment instruments. You may be asked to answer security questions or to complete other activities that we may reasonably require to ensure proper authorisation of a Deposit.
9.2. In order to purchase eMoney, You must at Our request let us have the required information, including passing all identity and security validation and verification checks. Depending on Your country of residence and/or chosen payment instrument, We may limit the amount of eMoney permitted to be purchased.
9.3. We are not responsible for issuance of eMoney until We receive funds for purchase of the appropriate amount of eMoney. eMoney purchased will be credited to Your Account without delay once We receive funds to be paid for the particular eMoney purchase. We do not undertake liability for losses incurred by anyone due to the reversed transaction.
9.4. The amount of eMoney purchased to be credited to Your Account is equal to the funds at the par value of eMoney received from the payment account or payment instrument chosen by You, after deduction of any applicable Fees. You authorise Company to obtain or receive funds on Your behalf from the payment instrument or payment account chosen by You, plus applicable Fees, and then issue eMoney to Your Account. The electronic money will be credited to your Account, after the funds have been received by us and subject to deduction of the applicable fees and conversion fees, as detailed in the Website. Some Deposits may be credited to your Account immediately but are subject to reversal in case the actual funds do not reach Company within a reasonable time in which case we will deduct the funds from the balance of your Account. If your Account balance is insufficient, we reserve the right to require repayment from you. If you choose to make a Deposit through an account at your financial institution, you must ensure that this account has sufficient funds. If there are insufficient funds to clear the Deposit, we may debit the applicable insufficient funds charge and such uncleared payment from your Account, obtain it from your designated financial institution or otherwise collect it from you.
- Uncleared funds and payments, negative balance on an Account
11.1. Certain eMoney purchase options may entitle You to have eMoney credited to Your Account before Your payment for eMoney purchase and applicable Fees are cleared by Your designated financial institution or association or other payment service provider. In that case We may periodically present these uncleared payments to Your financial institution or association or other payment service provider, as applicable. In addition, We may debit insufficient funds and uncleared payments from Your Account, obtain them from Your designated financial institution or association or other payment service provider, as applicable, or collect them from You in other ways.
- Using an Account for eMoney Transactions
12.1. In order to authorize eMoney Transactions, You must enter Your login user name, password and, if You use a two-step verification system (strong customer authentication) then also authentication data as required in the “Login Page”, press the “Log in” button on the Website and follow the procedure for executing Transactions.
12.3. A Transaction will be regarded as initiated by You when You insert the information required in a form of payment order available on the Website and submit it to Company by following the procedure on the Website.
12.4. We will confirm receipt of Your payment order as soon as practically possible by requiring You to give Your consent to the Transaction. However, if the day of receipt of Your payment order is not a Business Day We may confirm receipt of Your payment order on the following Business Day after You submitted it to Company by requiring Your consent to the Transaction.
12.5. You may not revoke Your request to execute a Transaction once You have consented to execute (confirmed) the Transaction. You may revoke Your request to execute a Transaction until You consent to execute (confirm) the Transaction but We may charge You a Fee for revoking the Transaction.
12.8. We may impose limits on the amounts and frequency of Transactions that You may request Company to execute.
- Receipt of eMoney transfers
13.1. The amount of an eMoney transfer sent to You will be credited to Your Account after deduction of any applicable Fees. If eMoney transferred to You is reversed by the sender before the amount of eMoney is placed to the credit of Your ecoAccount, the amount of the transfer will be returned to the sender and no Fees will be charged to You.
- Redeeming eMoney
14.1. You may redeem all or any part of the eMoney in Your Account (excluding amounts that have not been cleared by Your financial institution or association or other payment service provider) at par value in the Currency of the Account by choosing one of the redemption methods available to You in Your country of residence as set out on the Website. You will be able to redeem any uncleared amount once it is cleared.
14.3. You must ensure that the payment details You enter when redeeming eMoney for funds are correct and complete. We are not liable for sending funds to the wrong payment account or payment instrument because incorrect payment details were provided. It is Your responsibility to ensure that the payment details provided by You, including, but not limited to, name, account number, sort codes, IBAN and/or BIC/SWIFT, are correct. If You redeem eMoney for funds to a wrong payment account or payment instrument, You may ask Company to assist You in reclaiming funds. However, We cannot guarantee the success of these efforts. We may charge You Fees for assistance.
14.4. Where You receive payment of funds at the par value of redeemed eMoney through the involvement of a third party – another payment service provider, for example, a bank at which You hold a payment account, We will not be responsible for placing funds at the par value of redeemed eMoney to the payment account or payment instrument chosen by You once We have transferred the funds to the relevant payment service provider.
- Information on activities with an Account
15.1. You may check the balance on Your Account by logging in to Your Account on the Website. We do not charge fees to You for checking the balance on Your Account on the Website.
15.2. We will make information available to You on the Website about Transactions, transfers and redemptions of eMoney, Fees applied and other information concerning Your use of Your Account.
15.3. Depending on Your request, statements made available by Company about Transactions may include:
- identification number (assigned by Us) for executed Transactions;
- details of recipients;
- Transaction amounts;
- currency of Transaction amounts and, where applicable, the currency exchange rate applied to Transactions and Transaction amounts after currency conversion;
- Fees applied to Transactions and, where applicable, a breakdown of Fees;
- Transaction execution dates or, where applicable, dates of receipt of Your requests to execute Transactions.
- Prohibited Transactions
16.1. It is Your sole responsibility to ensure that You do not use Our Services for a Transaction that may be considered illegal in Your country of residence.
16.2. You must not engage in any of the following:
- use Services to obtain a cash advance from Your credit/debit card (or assist others to do so);
- use Services in a manner that may result in abuse of a bank’s reversal process, credit card system or violation of credit card association rules;
- use Services for any purpose contrary to laws, contracts, statutes or regulations that apply to You, including without limitation those concerning money laundering, fraud, criminal activity, financial services, unfair competition or consumer protection;
- send unsolicited e-mail or similar methods of mass messaging (spam);
- tamper, hack, modify, damage, interfere with or otherwise corrupt the security or functionality of Services, or attempt to do so;
- infringe Our or a third party’s intellectual property rights; and
17.1. You are responsible for paying all applicable Fees. Applicable Fees appear under “Fees & limits” in the menu bar on the Website, however, not all Fees might be provided there. Applicable Fees might also be provided on Your Account profile once You access it.
- You notify Company without undue delay and in any event no later than 13 (thirteen) months after the debit date of becoming aware of the existence of the Unauthorised Transaction;
- We do not have reasonable grounds to suspect fraud or some other criminal offence and We have not communicated those grounds to the relevant government authority or recognised crime-prevention body;
18.3. You will bear all losses relating to any Unauthorised Transaction executed by Us, if:
- You acted fraudulently;
- You failed intentionally or due to Your intent or gross negligence to keep Your Login Details or other security credentials of Your Account safe and secure;
18.4. If an Incorrect Transaction, Late Transaction or Non-executed Transaction occurs, then and upon receipt of Your request We will assist in tracing the Incorrect Transaction, Late Transaction or Non-executed Transaction and will notify You of the outcome, free of charge.
18.5. In no event will We, Our employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or subcontractors be held liable or responsible in any way to You or a third party for indirect, special, consequential, punitive or incidental damages, loss of opportunity, loss of profits, loss of use of data, interruption of business, and/or loss of reputation, whether based on negligence, wilful misconduct, tort (non-contractual liability), contract (including without limitation fundamental breach or breach of a fundamental term) or any other theory of law. We will not be liable or responsible in any way for losses arising from Our compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. We will not be liable for assessing or paying taxes, duties or other charges that arise from the underlying Transactions between You and Users.
18.6. You are fully responsible for goods or services bought or sold by You that are settled through Your use of our Services. We disclaim liability and We will not be held liable or responsible at all for the quality, safety, legality or delivery of goods sold to You or purchased by You or services received or provided by You in return for eMoney paid for through our Services, including charges, taxes or other duties in relation to goods or services, nor do We provide a warranty or guarantee for those goods and services.
18.8. We do not undertake and We do not have any liability for the Third Party Provider’s actions, except to the extent it may not be excluded under the relevant applicable law.
- Warranties and disclaimers
19.1. We will do our best to ensure that requests for debits and credits involving bank accounts are processed in a timely manner. However, a number of factors, several of which are beyond Our control, may contribute to when processing is completed. We make no representations or warranties as to the amount of time needed to complete processing for reasons beyond Our control, such as delays caused by other payment service providers or Your local mail service.
19.2. We assume that before opening an Account, You have established that opening and maintaining an Account does not violate the law in Your country of residence. You warrant that You are not violating any applicable law by Your use of Our Services and You agree to indemnify Us, Our employees, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and subcontractors, from any and all liability that might arise from Your use of Our Services in violation of any law.
19.3. Neither We or any of Our affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or subcontractors are responsible for any claim, loss or damage suffered or incurred by You or any third party, unless it was caused as a direct result of Company or any of Our affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or subcontractors acting fraudulently or as a direct result of Our or any of Our affiliates, subsidiaries, agents or subcontractors gross negligence, or under legal and regulatory requirements. Under no circumstances will We be liable for any claim, loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused by any of the following:
- errors committed by You or any other User or Business Entity in providing a payment order for a Transaction or request for a receipt, transfer or redemption of eMoney;
- fraudulent or wrongful acts due to Your failure through intent or gross negligence;
- fraud or misrepresentation committed by another User or Business Entity, even if the User or Business Entity passed all identity and security validation and verification checks;
- Security validation and verification checks
20.1. You acknowledge that certain Transactions or options for receipt, purchase, transfer or redemption of eMoney:
- require different types of identity and security validation and verification checks, including use of third party validation and verification systems, and You agree to submit to these checks if You choose an option to which these checks apply; and
- if applicable, impose certain minimum or maximum limits.
20.2. We may validate and verify any information or data You give Us.
21.2. You acknowledge and accept that:
- when speaking to members of Our Customer Support Service, Your call may be monitored and/or recorded for quality assurance, security and fraud detection purposes;
- for fraud and security purposes We keep Your records even after Your Account is closed;
- for identity validation and verification purposes, We may make the following information available to authorized third parties and other Users and Business Entities to which You transfer eMoney or from which You receive eMoney transfers: Your name and last name, Account number, legal jurisdiction, address, phone number, e-mail address, and/or IP address.
- Suspending and closing an Account
You may withdraw the balance in your Account (excluding amounts that have not cleared your financial institution) by selecting one of the withdrawal options in the page of the Authorised User Site. The Withdrawal may be subject to applicable fees. Any funds which remain unclaimed for a period of six years following the termination of an Account, shall expire and be forfeited.
22.2. Closing Your Account does not mean that We delete data (including personal data) that We hold on You. We will continue to store this data, including the Transaction history, for at least 5 (five) years or longer, if so required by any applicable law.
22.3. We may close Your Account or any payment service associated with it by giving You a 2 (two) month prior notice.
22.4. We may at Our discretion suspend or otherwise restrict the functionality of Your Account and Your right to request Transactions and receive eMoney transfers or close Your Account at any time including but not limited to for any of the following reasons:
- We suspect unauthorised or fraudulent use of Your Account or that Your Account has been accessed without Your authorization;
- We suspect that any of the Login Details of Your Account has been compromised;
- You inappropriately let someone else use Your Account;
- You give to Company false information or document(s) at any time;
- We have reasonable grounds to believe that Your Account has been used in connection with unauthorised or unusual credit/debit card or bank account use, including without limitation, notice of the same by Your bank or credit/debit card issuer;
- You abuse the reversal or chargeback process through Your bank or credit card company;
- You refuse when requested to cooperate with an investigation or to provide adequate confirmation of identity or other identity or security information;
- Your Account has been used, attempted to be used or allegedly used in or to facilitate criminal or other illegal or fraudulent activity against Company or someone else, including, but not limited to, receipt or transfer of potentially fraudulent funds or proceeds of crime;
- We believe that Your Account or activities pose a security, credit or fraud risk to Company;
- We are complying with money laundering or terrorist financing investigations conducted by government authorities, agencies or commissions;
- You have offered threats or have been abusive to Our staff;
22.5 Our compliance with the Withdrawal request is conditioned on successful completion of all identity and security validation and verification inspections.
22.6 If your Account is not active for a consecutive period of 60 months, we may close the Account.
22.7 Notwithstanding the above, we may, at our sole discretion, restrict your access to the Account or limit any of your rights as an Authorised User, if we have found that you have within any of the circumstances stated in the “Account Violations”.
22.8 Unless prohibited, we will notify you of the termination of your Account and will return to you any undisputed funds, provided they are not related to the Violation which led to your Account’s restriction or termination.
22.9 If an Account has been closed, for any reason, you will not be able to perform any Transactions. You will be liable to pay all amounts which may have been incurred prior to the closing of the Account (including, Transactions, Payments, fees, etc.). This obligation shall survive the termination of these Customer Terms.
22.10. If You do not access Your Account for 9 (nine) months, We will close it. After closure We will attempt to notify You using the last contact details You gave Company to try to send You any funds for redemption in Your Account. If that information is not correct and We are unable to complete the payment to You, then the available balance on Your Account will remain Yours for a period of 6 (six) years from the date Your Account was closed after which eMoney credited to Your Account will be forfeited.
23.1. We may send communications and notices to You at the e-mail address or postal address You gave Company during the application process for opening Your Account (or as later updated by You) or to Your Account profile on the Website. You must notify Company of changes to the contact details You gave Company (Your postal address, e-mail address, telephone number). If You do not notify Company straight away of any change in these details, You may not receive information that could be important – or it could fall into the wrong hands.
23.2. We will normally send communications and notices to Your e-mail address or Your Account profile on the Website. If We send You information through the Website to Your Account profile that requires action by You or is substantial in Our opinion, We will send You an e-mail reminding You to check messages posted on Your Account profile on the Website.
- by e-mail will be deemed to have been given and received on the day when the e-mail was sent unless We receive an electronic indication that the e-mail was not delivered to You;
- to Your Account profile on the Website will be deemed to have been given and received on the day when the message was posted on the Website;
- by post will be deemed to have been given and received on the 10 (tenth) day after the date of handing over a letter to a post office for dispatch but if actually received earlier – then on the day of actual receipt.
23.4. All communications and notices between You and Company must be in English or in another language if so requested by You and if Our Customer Support Service team has a member with skills to communicate in Your preferred language.
- Third Party Providers
25.1. You acknowledge that if You authorise the Third Party Provider to access Your Account, We may disclose to them information about Your Account, its balance and other information related to Your use of Services, in order to enable the Third Party Provider to access and make payments from Your Account. 25.2. We may refuse to allow the Third Party Provider to access Your Account, if We have reasonable suspicions about unauthorized, unlawful or fraudulent access by that Third Party Provider.