Secret bank statements can be sent to a PO Box for added privacy.
There are many reasons why someone might want to open a secret bank account. One person might think of it in order to save money for an engagement ring or a birthday present, while another person might worry about their financial security when another account is shared with a partner. Whatever the reason, the goal is fairly easy to achieve, but it will definitely require some work on your part. There are many internet-based financial institutions and local banks suitable for opening an account. To prevent correspondence related to this clandestine account from being sent to your home, you can have all correspondence sent to the home of a trusted relative. If not, you should consider renting a PO box, where you can receive mail without having to worry about it.
When planning the proposal, a man may hide the engagement ring in a secret bank account to keep it safe.
Many financial institutions offer paperless banking options, which means statements are sent to your email address – not the mail – as long as you sign up for the service. You can sign up for a secret bank account online, but it is generally not recommended as many of them require you to link an active checking account to it, which can be counterproductive. Ideally, visit a financial institution in person when opening your account. It’s a good idea not to deposit at a location where you currently have a joint account with someone else. An isolated bank is ideal to prevent you from meeting people you know during your visits.
Bank managers are generally very understanding and respectful of the customer’s desire for privacy.
When deciding on the bank you want to use to open your secret bank account, you will need to provide some information about yourself. In the United States, it is common policy for a bank to ask for your social security number (SSN), phone number, date of birth, and other personal identifiers. You must also provide your physical address. For this reason, when you meet with the bank manager, be sure to tell him that you don’t want any mail to come to your house.
Documents from a secret bank account can be stored in a safe.
Bank managers are generally very understanding and respectful of your desire for privacy. If you explain your situation, they can usually advise you on the best way to keep your account secure. However, you will need to provide them with a mailing address, which may belong to a family member or close friend who has given you permission to use it. If you want to keep the account secret from everyone, a PO Box is usually the best option to receive correspondence about your secret bank account while maintaining your privacy.
The checkbook of a secret bank account should be kept somewhere safe when not in use.
After signing up your secret bank account, you must have a safe and secure place to store your bank information, checks and bank card. If you don’t have a private place where you can store this information, a safe can be a great alternative. It may even be possible to rent one from the same facility where your mailbox is located.