Relationship between a bank and its customers is based on mutual trust. We care about our customers’ trust; we, therefore, periodically publicly announce our financial results and other performance reports. Accordingly, we ask our customers to provide certain information about them as well.
Provision of information is important for several reasons. First, banks must comply with very strict legal requirements which oblige them to implement the ”Know Your Customer (KYC)” principle. Implementation of this principle is related to application of international measures aimed at prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing. Banks must ensure that their infrastructure is not abused by malicious entities or by persons who pose threat to others.
Another important reason is that banks care about their customers’ security and the security of their accounts. With up-to-date details available, we can ensure safety of accounts more easily, prevent illegal actions by fraudsters, stop suspicious transactions and thereby protect our customers from financial losses.