To our account holders and potential account holders:
In accordance with Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which requires Bessemer System Federal Credit Union to help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Bessemer System Federal Credit Union is required to obtain basic identifying information from you and verify that information when you open a new account.
This means the Bessemer System FCU staff will ask you for some basic information such as your name, address, date of birth, and other information designed to help us identify you. Bessemer System FCU staff will also ask to see documents identifying you such as a social security card, driver’s license, passport, and/or some other government-issued document.
In some cases, identification will be requested for those individuals conducting business with Bessemer System FCU prior to the effective date of the member identification requirements. This is because original documentation was not obtained with the opening of the account or Bessemer System FCU is unable to form a reasonable belief that it knows the true identity of the existing account holder.
In all cases, protection of our member’s identity and confidentiality is the Credit Union’s pledge to you. Bessemer System FCU appreciates your patience and understanding as we all do our part in complying with the new account identification procedures required by the federal USA Patriot Act of 2001.
Bessemer System Federal Credit Union