Why is personal information required in order to invest with Steward?
Ensuring the security of investments on our platform is a major priorty here at Steward.
In order to maintain these strict safety standards, our payment facilitator must verify the identity of everyone who registers for a Steward investor account by asking for things like Social Security Number (SSN) and/or Employer Identification Number (EIN).
This is a legal requirement that ensures we comply with federal laws (like the US Patriot Act) and the requirements of organizations like The Treasury Department and the National Credit Union Association.
Please don't be offended if we take extra steps to verify your account by asking for additional information, such as photo ID or documentation.