California: Unclaimed Property Notice at Account Opening

A reminder to our banking and financial institution friends in California of new requirements effective January 1:  Pursuant to Section 1315.5 of the California Code of Civil Procedure, banks and financial institutions must now provide customers with written notice -- at the opening of the account -- "informing the person that his or her property may be transferred to the appropriate state if no activity occurs in the account within the time period specified by state law." 

This notice may be provided electronically if the customer has consented to receiving electronic notices or account statements.

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