CIP FAQs - Is a person who becomes co-owner of an existing deposit account a “customer” to whom the CIP rule applies?

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Q:  Is a person who becomes co-owner of an existing deposit account a “customer” to whom the CIP rule applies?

A:  Yes, a person who becomes the co-owner of an existing deposit account is a “customer” subject to the CIP rule because that person is establishing a new account relationship with the bank.  (January 2004)

 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This FAQ was excerpted from the Interagency Interpretive Guidance on CIP Requirements that can be found at the following link:  https://www.fincen.gov/sites/default/files/guidance/faqsfinalciprule.pdf
 

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