New Regulation Regarding Legal Entity Customers:

When you open a new account, apply for a new loan, or update information on a current account on or after May 11, 2018, you will be required to provide information about your beneficial owners.

Beneficial Ownership has two parts:

Part One: Each individual who owns 25% or more of the legal entity.

Part Two: One individual who has significant managerial responsibility for the legal entity.

Information you will need to provide:

• Name

• Address

• Date of Birth

• SSN

Why we are required to collect this information:

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. 

Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act requires that financial institutions identify and verify the identity of beneficial owners of all legal entity customers at the time a new account is opened. The identification and verification procedures for beneficial owners are very similar to those you currently follow as individual customers.

When you open an account, we will ask you to identify the beneficial owners of your company. You will need to provide the following for each beneficial owner: Name, Address, Date of Birth and SSN. We will also need a driver’s license or another acceptable form of ID for each beneficial owner.

Acceptable Forms of Identification:

• Driver’s License

• State Identification Card

• Passport

• Resident Alien Card

We are prepared to help:

In order to make it easier on our customers we have put together an easy fillable document that will help guide you through this change. If you would like a copy of this form in advance, please email onlinebanking@chesbank.com to request a copy. Otherwise, our customer service associates are able to print this for you.