When you open an account at Bankers Trust, or any other financial institution, it is likely that you will be asked to share some basic information that confirms your identity.
What this means for you:
The banking and financial industry is being asked to help the United States government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities. A federal law, section 326 of the U.S. Patriot Act requires we obtain and verify the identification of all our customers. It isn't that we don't know who you are, but rather we are required to confirm your identity and maintain records of all verifications.
How to be prepared:
To open an account, two forms of identification are now required. Acceptable forms of identification would include government issued photo ID, or other forms of documentation bearing your signature and/or photo. Even if you are already a customer, we may ask for information such as your name, address, date of birth, and other information, which will confirm your identification even if we know you quite well.
On behalf of Bankers Trust, thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding regarding this important national security program. For more information regarding this federal law, talk with your personal banker or your Bankers Trust branch staff.