US legislation requires US banks, US securities brokers and traders to provide mandatory information about banks with which they do business.
Sparkasse Dortmund has the following information ready for you:
U.S. legislation obliges U.S. Banks, U.S. brokers and dealers in securities to provide information about banks with which they regularly do business.
Sparkasse Dortmund is pleased to provide the following information:
- US Patriot Act certification (Download Certification)
- Anti-Money-laundering (AML) statements and global certification regarding foreign correspondent relationships
US-Patriot Act certification
The undersigned financial institution, Sparkasse Dortmund, hereby certifies as follows:
A. This certificate refers to all accounts that are set up for the Sparkasse Dortmund at covered financial institutions.
B. Physical presence/status as regulated company:
The Sparkasse Dortmund maintains a physical presence in Germany. This means:
The Sparkasse Dortmund has an official company location at the following address: Freistuhl 2, 44137 Dortmund. The Sparkasse Dortmund employs one or more employees here on a full-time basis and administrates business documents in connection with its banking activities.
The afore mentioned address is in Germany where the Sparkasse Dortmund is authorised to transact banking activities.
The Sparkasse Dortmund is subject to monitoring by the Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (Federal Financial Supervisory Authority), Graurheindorfer Str. 108, 53117 Bonn, the banking supervisory authority that granted the Sparkasse Dortmund the approval to execute banking activities.
C. Indirect use of correspondent accounts:
A correspondent account handled by a covered financial institution must not be used for the indirect transaction of banking services for certain foreign banks. The Sparkasse Dortmund hereby confirms that it does not use any correspondent accounts at a covered financial institution in order to provide banking services for foreign banks that do not maintain a physical presence in any country and that are not licenced subsidiaries of this bank.
D. Ownership information:
The Sparkasse Dortmund has a legally and economically responsible body. The legally and economically responsible body supports the Sparkasse in the fulfilment of its duties and responsibilities with the proviso that there is no claim on the part of the Sparkasse against the legally and economically responsible body or any other obligation of the legally and economically responsible body to provide the Sparkasse with resources.
The representation of the legally and economically responsible body elects the presiding member of the administrative board of the Sparkasse and the other members of the administrative board.
Further duties and responsibilities of the legally and economically responsible body are regulated in the Sparkassengesetz NW (Savings Bank Act North Rhine-Westphalia).
In connection with this certificate a legally and economically responsible body is a person who, in some manner, controls the election of the majority of the directors (or persons holding similar functions) of the Sparkasse Dortmund. In connection with this certificate (i) a person means an individual person, a bank, a corporate entity, a partnership, a limited liability company or any other legal entity.
Legally and economically responsible body:
Name: Sparkassenzweckverband der Städte Dortmund und Schwerte
Address: Freistuhl 2, 44137 Dortmund, Germany
The Sparkasse Dortmund hereby undertakes to provide written information to every covered financial institution with which it maintains correspondent accounts regarding alterations of any kind in the facts or circumstances stated in this certificate. Notification must be made within 30 days as from the alteration.
The Sparkasse Dortmund presupposes that every covered financial institution with which it maintains a correspondent account delivers a copy of this certificate to the Secretary of the Treasury and also to the Attorney General of the United States. Moreover, the Sparkasse Dortmund presupposes that the statements contained in this certificate can be communicated to one or to several governmental departments or to one or more authorities of the United States of America in order to comply with these government functions.
We, Sparkasse Dortmund, hereby confirm that we have read and understand this certificate, that the statements made in this certificate are complete and correct and that we are authorised to issue this certificate in the name of the Sparkasse Dortmund.