Important Information about procedures for opening a new account in regards to the USA Patriot Act 2001
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 who opens an account. What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We will also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents. While we can begin most new membership applications over the phone or through e-mail, we require your physical presence to sign the new member agreements. It not only helps us comply with the USA PATRIOT ACT, it helps us protect your identity.
The official title of the USA PATRIOT Act is "Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001."