There are many laws around money transfers in order to guard against money laundering, terrorist financing, etc. These regulations are imposed by the United States Treasury Department and under various pieces of legislation like the US Patriot Act.
As such, we are required to collect various pieces of information about our couples who receive cash gifts such as name, physical address, and date of birth. We collect this information when you add a bank account to your registry.
In some cases, you will be required to supply us with additional information such as your social security number or a copy of a government-issued ID for further verification.
For more information on money transfer regulations, please visit the FDIC website here.