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Patriot Act

Important Information about Procedures for Opening a New Account

Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, the Federal Government has been exploring ways to 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 a new account, we will ask for your name, address, and date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other documents of identification.


Your cooperation is vitally important, since this is a matter of national security. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have.