Patriot Act To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and  money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial  institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that  identifies each person who opens an account. What this means for you: As part of applying for your mortgage loan, we will ask  for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you.  We may also ask you to send us a  copy of your your driver’s license and/or passport and other  identifying documents.