USA Patriot Act

INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING ACCOUNTS WITH THE FIRST STATE BANK

On September 11, 2001, our lives changed forever.  In an effort to protect you and our country, the USA PATRIOT Act was signed into law.  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.

What this means for you:

In compliance with Section 326 of the USA PATRIOT Act, information will be requested from you so that we may verify your identity to include, but not limited to, the following: Current valid driver's license with photograph, social security card, current alien identification with photograph, date of birth, address, tax identification number, copy of Articles of Incorporation, Partnership Agreement, Trust Agreement (as applicable).  The bank may use other resources such as credit bureaus or other means to verify this identity information.

As a general practice, our Bank opens new accounts in person, only.  The bank will not establish customer account relationships with consumers and businesses via mail or the internet.

The First State Bank supports all efforts to protect and maintain the security of our customers and our country.