USA PATRIOT ACT
What is the USA Patriot Act?
The USA Patriot Act was enacted in 2001 in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It requires financial institutions to verify the identity of all people that do business with them.
What information will be obtained?
The Bank of Kilmichael is required to verify the identity of all persons applying for and opening new accounts or services with the bank. The information that we are required to obtain includes name, physical address, Social Security Number, date of birth, and a copy of an unexpired government issued photo I.D. Additional information maybe obtained in regard to the type of account applied for or opened. Identification and information on existing customers will be gathered as they open or change services offered by the Bank of Kilmichael. Confidentiality of the information gathered and used by the Bank of Kilmichael will be maintained as required under the Privacy Act.
What does the Bank of Kilmichael do with the identification documents?
We are required to keep proof that we have verified identification. Our customer base is checked periodically against a list of known or suspected terrorists. This act should have little or no effect on law-abiding citizens.