Opening Accounts for Non-resident Aliens
It has always been challenging to open accounts for non-resident aliens and to identify the person we are doing business with. Since the USA PATRIOT Act, Customer Identification Program (CIP) law passed and opening these accounts and covering the required documentation and identification bases makes dealing with these accounts more challenging than ever. This issue is also a Bank Secrecy Act exam “hot spot” with the regulators, as nonresident alien accounts are considered to be high risk.
This session will address the following questions about procedures and your bank: What does the law say about identifying non-resident aliens? What type of identification is being used around the country to open accounts? What are the proper procedures for W-8 reporting? What role does Office of Foreign Assets and Control (OFAC) play in your new accounts procedures? If these questions have not been answered to your satisfaction in your bank this session is a must.
- Resident aliens versus non-resident aliens
- Require FTINs on most accounts
- How to complete the W-8BEN with FTINs and US TINs
- Types of identification available – both primary and secondary
- Sorting out social security numbers and individual taxpayer identification numbers
- W-8 Forms
- Customer Identification Program requirements
- Office of Foreign Assets and Control requirements
- Tracking and monitoring high-risk accounts
- 1042S Reporting
Who Should Attend
This informative session is for New Accounts Representatives, Personal Bankers, Lenders, Tellers, Branch Managers, and Branch Administration.
Deborah Crawford is the President of Gettechnical Inc., a Virginia based training company. She specializes in the deposit side of the financial institution and is an instructor on IRAs, BSA, Deposit Regulations and opening account procedures. She was formerly with Hibernia National Bank (now Capital One) and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University. She has 30+ years of combined teaching and banking experience.
Live Access, 30 Days OnDemand Playback, Presenter Materials and Handouts $279
- 12 Months OnDemand Playback + $110
- 12 Months OnDemand Playback + CD + $140
- Additional Live Access + $85 per person