Before you Start
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW ACCOUNT: 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: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas, Bank of the West will comply with applicable French, European Union (EU), and United Nations (UN) sanctions, and sanctions related regulations in all territories in which it operates and provides services to customers. Additionally, Bank of the West complies with federally mandated AML laws and regulations including the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA Patriot Act, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations.