USA Patriot Act
Congress passed and President Bush signed into law the USA Patriot Act. The purpose of this law is to help protect you, your family and our country from terrorism by preventing terrorist financing. All financial institutions are now required to verify the identity of anyone opening an account. We must also verify the identity of anyone added as signatories to have access to new or existing accounts and loans. We are required to retain copies of documents used to verify your identity. If you had an existing account with us before the USA Patriot Act rules became effective, we may still need to verify and retain copies of any documents used to verify your identity when you request any type of new account, apply for a loan or are added as a signatory to an existing account or loan.