1 At our discretion, we may change the interest rate and the annual percentage yield on the account at any time. Interest begins to accrue no later than the business day we receive credit for the deposit of noncash items (for example, checks). If you close your account before interest is credited, you will not receive the accrued interest. We use the daily balance method to calculate interest on the account. This method applies a daily periodic rate to the principal in the account each day.
2 For additional fees, please refer to our Miscellaneous Service Fees Schedule.
3 Average Monthly Balance is used to calculate Monthly Maintenance Fee.
4 Investment products and services offered through Amerant Investments, Inc.: Not FDIC insured | Not bank guaranteed | May lose value | Not deposits | Not insured by governmental agencies | Member FINRA/SIPC, Registered Investment Advisor.
5 These charges will be applied when the account’s monthly average balance is less than the monthly average balance required.
6 Minimum daily balance is used for International Value Checking
USA PATRIOT Act
To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, the Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.
What does this mean for you? When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.
Important Notice Regarding Wire Transfers
IF WE DO NOT HAVE YOUR FUNDS TRANSFER AGREEMENT IN OUR FILES, WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EXECUTE TRANSFERS.
We value our relationship and it is important for us to safeguard your privacy and ensure that your funds are protected against fraudulent activity at all times. For this reason, we are providing you a link to our Electronic Funds Transfers Disclosure, Funds Transfer Agreement and contract.
Customers who request wire transfers through an Account Officer, should download the new wire transfer “Wire Transfer Form” and Electronic Signature Agreement (E-sign Agreement) to authorize this type of transaction. The E-sign Agreement will only need to be signed the first time a wire transfer is initiated.
For fees related to this service, review our Miscellaneous Service Fees Schedule.
Understanding Your Deposits
IMPORTANT FUNDS AVAILABILITY INFORMATION
Please review Amerant’s Understanding Your Deposit brochure.
Important Information Related to the W-8 Form
The IRS implemented different W-8 forms for individuals and entities. For more detailed information regarding the W-8BEN and W-8BEN-E, visit www.irs.gov.
Please complete the form(s) below:
- W-8 for Individuals (Personal Accounts W-8BEN)
In accordance with U.S. Internal Revenue Service – IRS regulations, the Bank is obligated to withhold taxes on U.S. interest to foreign customers unless it has received a properly completed Substitute Form W-8BEN “Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding” from the customer. All Substitute Forms W-8BEN are registered and maintained in the Bank’s files. Please follow the link to the Substitute Form W-8BEN.
- Explanation of Missing Foreign Tax Identifying Number. Form to be completed when customer does not provide a Foreign Tax Identifying Number in the W-8BEN form. Please follow the link to the FTIN Form.
- Explanation of US Mailing Address. Please follow the link to the Form.
- Send all documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Add copy of unexpired government issued ID for every beneficial owner.
Know Your Customer
Managing a successful Know Your Customer (KYC) Program is a requirement of the U.S. banking system. Learn More.