Important information about opening a new bank account: To help the
government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, federal law requires
all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person
opening an account.
Before opening an account, we generally must obtain your name, address, date of birth, taxpayer
identification number or other identifying number (e.g., SSN or employer identification number)
and other information that will allow us to identify you and to better understand you and/or
We also may ask to see documentation verifying your identify, such as an unexpired driver’s
license or passport or, in the case of a business, a certified copy of articles of incorporation
and/or a government-issued business license, authorised signers, account owners, and your
officers, directors, beneficial owners, controlling shareholders and others.