What You Need For
Your Appointment

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Always Bring These to Your Appointment

In order to protect you and the integrity of our business, we need to verify your identity and your relationship to your business.

 

Documents Verifying Your Identity

To verify your identity we need two forms of identification:
a government-issued photo ID, and a secondary form of identification. See acceptable ID forms below.

 

 

Documents Verifying Your Business

Documents verifying your business registration and
your authority to act on behalf of and control,
manage, or direct the business.


Bring These If You are Applying for an Account

 

If you're planning to open a new account or apply for a new service, you'll need the following documents. Choose the product you are looking for to determine which documents you may need to apply.

 

Acceptable ID Types

Acceptable Primary and Secondary ID Types

We will accept two forms of primary ID, or one form of primary ID and one secondary ID.

Primary ID:

  • Driver’s License
  • Passport
  • State-issued or Authorized City-issued ID
  • Resident Alien ID
  • Military ID
  • Veteran’s Healthcare ID
  • Firearm ID
  • Global Entry Card

Secondary ID:

  • US Visa
  • Paystub
  • Home Rental Agreement
  • Utility Bill
  • Major Credit or Debit Card
  • Vehicle Registration

Business Checking

What You Need to Apply

Your business's Tax Identification Number and additional documents based on your business type.  

Choose your business entity type below to determine which documents you may need to provide to verify your business registration and your authority to act on behalf of the business.

Sole Proprietorship

  • SSN of owner who will sign on account
  • Fictitious Name Registration, also known as Trade Name Registration, Certificate of Assumed Name, Registration of Alternative Name, or Assumed Name Registration

Non-profit Organization

  • Based on the entity type associated with your Non-Profit Organization, refer to which documents are requred as detailed below (see requirements for Partnership, LLC, Corporation)
  • A 501(c) tax form or state Non-Profit registration may be needed for certain product eligibility

Unincorporated

  • SSN of officers or directors who will sign on account
  • By-laws
  • Certification of Formation/Organization
  • Board of directors meeting minutes
  • Authorization letter on company letterhead
  • Fictitious Name Registration, also known as Trade Name Registration, Certificate of Assumed Name, Registration of Alternate Name, or Assumed name Registration
  • Information regarding the individual Beneficial Owners of the business. Beneficial Owners are those who own, directly or indirectly, 25% or more of the equity interests of the business. This information is collected to help fight financial crime.
    • Legal name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Address, Citizenship, Percent of Ownership

LLC or LLP

  • SSN of members, managers or partners who will sign on account
  • Operating Agreement
  • Limited Partnership Agreement (LLP only)
  • Certification of Formation/Organization (LLC) or Certificate of Limited Partnership (LLP)
  • Fictitious Name Registration, also known as Trade Name Registration, Certificate of Assumed Name, Registration of Alternate Name, or Assumed Name Registration
  • Information regarding the individual Beneficial Owners of the business. Beneficial Owners are those who own, directly or indirectly, 25% or more of the equity interests of the business. This information is collected to help fight financial crime.
    • Legal name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Address, Citizenship, Percent of Ownership

Partnership

  • SSN of partners who will sign on account
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Fictitious Name Registration, also known as Trade Name Registration, Certificate of Assumed Name, Registration of Alternate Name, or Assumed Name Registration
  • Information regarding the individual Beneficial Owners of the business. Beneficial Owners are those who own, directly or indirectly, 25% or more of the equity interests of the business. This information is collected to help fight financial crime.
    • Legal name, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Address, Citizenship, Percent of Ownership

Corporation

  • SSN of officers or directors who will sign on account
  • By-laws
  • Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
  • Certification of Formation/Organization
  • Board of directors meeting minutes
  • Fictitious Name Registration, also known as Trade Name Registration, Certificate of Assumed Name, Registration of Alternate Name, or Assumed Name Registration

Use our Quick Switch Kit to help you complete your transfer of checking related services to PNC Bank.

Business Credit Cards

What You Need to Apply

It's easy, secure and takes about 15 minutes. If approved, your card will arrive within 4-10 days.

To complete the application, you’ll need:

  • Company Tax ID
  • Company annual revenue
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Your monthly housing payment
  • Your gross annual income

You will also need the following beneficial owner information for anyone that owns 25% or more of the business:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Home Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Ownership Percentage
  • Citizenship Status

If any party does not have a Social Security Number, the application cannot be submitted online and it will be necessary to go to a PNC branch to apply. One of the following identifying documents is needed for any party that does not have a Social Security Number:

  • Current Passport
  • Diplomatic Passport
  • Mexican Matricula

When a trust is a beneficial owner: If a trust is a beneficial owner, you must list the trustee and provide the trustee’s information as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: Social Security Numbers are required for all parties when completing the online application.

Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New 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 customer that opens an account. What this means for you: when you open an account, we will ask you your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying information.

Merchant Services

What You Need to Apply
  • Your business Tax Identification Number
  • Your Social Security Number
  • A valid e-mail address
  • Existing checking account number where you’d like funds deposited

You will also need the following beneficial owner information for anyone that owns 25% or more of the business:

  • Full Legal Name
  • Home Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Ownership Percentage

If any party does not have a Social Security Number, the application cannot be submitted online and it will be necessary to go to a PNC branch to apply. One of the following identifying documents is needed for any party that does not have a Social Security Number:

  • Current Passport
  • Diplomatic Passport
  • Mexican Matricula

When a trust is a beneficial owner: If a trust is a beneficial owner, you must list the trustee and provide the trustee's information as appropriate

 

PLEASE NOTE: Social Security Numbers are required for all parties in the online application.

Business Lending

What You Need to Apply
  • Company Tax ID
  • Gross annual revenue
  • Your Social Security Number
  • Years in Business


Additionally, the following information is required for anyone with 25% ownership in the business (20% in case of an SBA loan application).

  • Full Legal Name
  • Home Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Social Security Number
  • Ownership Percentage
  • Citizenship Status

If any party does not have a Social Security Number, the application cannot be submitted online and it will be necessary to go into a PNC branch to apply. One of the following identifying documents is needed for any part that does not have a Social Security Number:

  • Current Passport
  • Diplomatic Passport
  • Mexican Matricula

When a trust is a beneficial owner: If a trust is a beneficial owner, you must list the trustee and provide the trustee's information as appropriate.

Important Information About Procedures for Opening a New 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 customer that opens an account. What this means for you: when you open an account, we will ask you your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying information.

Review our Business Lending Guidelines

Use our Business Lending Guidelines to help you better assess your creditworthiness when applying for new or additional revolving or fixed-term financing. These guidelines are not the only criteria for a final credit decision, but they will empower you to better understand your financial position in the context of PNC’s business lending practices.  Read Guidelines »

Associated Products & Services

Business Lines of Credit

Whether you need to finance growth or cover any gaps in revenue collection, PNC's flexible and customized lines of credit may help you prepare for the changing needs of your business.

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Cash Flow Insight®

Manage your business's cash flow with efficiency, control and insight. See your business performance, plan for what's coming, track your expenses.

Learn How »

Online Services for Business

Take control of your business finances - online. PNC.com is your business connection to anytime online banking and bill payment, self-service account management, payroll services, tax payments and more.

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Important Legal Disclosures and Information

All loans, lines of credit are subject to credit approval. PNC Bank credit cards are subject to credit approval.

Cash Flow Insight is a registered mark of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Merchant Services are provided by PNC Merchant Services Company and are subject to credit approval. PNC Merchant Services is a registered trademark of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Bank deposit, treasury management, and lending products and services are provided by PNC Bank, National Association (N.A.), a wholly owned subsidiary of PNC and Member FDIC.

PNC Bank is a registered mark of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Read a summary of privacy rights for California residents which outlines the types of information we collect, and how and why we use that information.