To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, US Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person identified as a “customer”, who opens an account.


What this means for you:

If you are opening an account for yourself or another individual, we will ask for the name, address, date of birth, social security number, and other information that will allow us to identify all customers on the account. We may also ask to see a driver’s license, passport or other identifying documents.



If you are opening an account for an institution, we will ask for the entity’s name, address, taxpayer identification number, affiliations and ownership. We may ask to see certified articles of incorporation or other identifying documents on the entity.


Effective May 11, 2018, new rules under the Bank Secrecy Act will 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 our customers, the Bank and our country.


An example of the Bank’s PATRIOT Act Notice can be found through the button below.