Important Information About Opening a Personal Account
On September 11, 2001, our lives changed forever. In an effort to protect you and our country, the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law. To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT ACT requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account or changes an existing account. This federal requirement applies to all new customers and current customers.
When you open an account, we will ask each person for their name, physical address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify them. We will also ask to see each person’s driver’s license and other identifying documents and copy or record information from each of them.
Important Information About Opening a Legal Entity Account
Specific rules were implemented under the Bank Secrecy Act to aid the government in the fight against crimes to evade financial measures designed to combat terrorism and other national security threats.
EACH time an account is opened for a covered Legal Entity, we are required to ask you for identifying information (name, address, date of birth, social security number as well as identification documents) for:
- Each individual that has beneficial ownership (25% or more); and,
- One individual that has significant managerial control, of the Legal Entity.
If you are opening an account on behalf of a Legal Entity, you will be required to provide the appropriate documentation and to certify that this information is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
We proudly support all efforts to protect and maintain the security of our customers and our country.