FinCEN CDD FAQ: What is a new account?

Compliance > BSA > FinCEN CDD/BO Rule - eff 2016
Q:  What is a new account?
A.  The Rule defines a new account as each account opened at a covered financial institution by a legal entity customer on or after the May 11, 2018 applicability date.
This FAQ, and others, was released in July 2016.  The 2016 FAQs were issued to assist institutions in understanding the scope of the Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements that were published in May 2016.   They may be found here:

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