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Course description

The world is getting small and the risk is getting greater.  How do you “Know” Your Foreign Customer?  Practical suggestions for a ever expanding customer base.

Program Highlights:

During this program we will take a look at the international business scene.  Some businesses are operating in the US and may register with the Secretary of State and some just have bank accounts.  Learn how to distinguish between those who file at SOS and those who don’t.  What paperwork you can require and what you can’t.  Look at the high risk of shell companies and flow through funds from overseas trust and businesses.

What you will learn:

-Understanding how to open foreign business accounts

-What paperwork do you need?

-What is Customer Identification Program requirements?

-What are beneficial ownership requirements?

-How to complete the W-8BENE

-Documenting and opening businesses from foreign countries

-Look at some specific countries—Mexico, China, Canada and More


Deborah Crawford

Deborah Crawford is the President of gettechnical inc. She specializes in compliance and regulations for the deposit side of financial institutions. Her 27+ year career in banking and training began at Hibernia National Bank. She has been a seminar leader for many state associations and credit union groups across the nation. She has Bachelors and Masters degrees from Louisiana State University.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Opening Foreign Business Accounts—CIP, CDD and Risk

  • 2


    • Materials

    • Slides

    • W-8BEN-E

    • W-8BEN-E Instructions

    • Attendance Sheet

    • Questions and Answers