Section 326 of the USA Patriot Act was signed into law on October 26, 2001. In an effort to protect you and our country, The Evangeline Bank and Trust Company may:
- Obtain a copy of the documents used in identifying our new account customers, including Trust, Investment, Safe Deposit, Loan and Deposit Account customers.
- Obtain a copy of the documents used in identifying signatory individuals added to an existing or new account.
- Maintain records of the information used to verify the person’s identity including name, address and other identifying means.
Since original documentation may not have been obtained with the opening of some accounts, or the bank is unable to form a reasonable belief that it knows the true identity of the existing customer, identification may be requested for established customers transacting business with this bank.
In all cases, protection of our customers' identity and confidentiality is the bank’s pledge to you.