USA Patriot Act
Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New Account
The USA PATRIOT Act requires banks to take extra security precautions to help fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities. These precautions are also designed to help prevent crimes such as identity theft and money laundering activities. We are required to obtain, verify, and record information that will verify the identity of each person who opens an account. These procedures apply to individual, business, trust, and estate customers.
What This Means for You
When you open an account of any type, we will ask for your name, physical address, tax identification number, and date of birth. All financial institutions are required by law to gather this information. We will also ask for documents (such as driver's license) that will help us verify your identity. In some cases, we may use outside sources to confirm the information we obtain from you.