Why do you need the Business Owner's or Officer's Social Security Number and personal information to apply?

Bento for Business is required to request your social security number (SSN), Date of Birth, and other identifying information as part of our verification program. As required by our banking partners and in support of the USA PATRIOT Act*, Bento must verify that every Bento applicant is a qualified individual (not a criminal or on the US government terrorist watch list) and a verifiable US business. 

Additionally, we take your privacy and the security of your data very seriously. Bento uses 256-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to ensure your personal data is protected. Your personal information is stored in highly secure data centers, which utilize state-of-the-art electronic surveillance and multi-factor access control systems.

Please also refer to the Privacy Policy for more information about the information we collect and how we keep your information secure. 

Please note: This is not a credit card. Bento for Business DOES NOT run a credit check or access your credit report. Applying for Bento for Business will NOT affect your credit score.

 

* IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PROCEDURES FOR OPENING A NEW CARD ACCOUNT:  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 a Card Account.  What this means for you: When you open a Card Account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see a copy of your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

 

 

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