I'm submitting a rental application for a privately-owned townhome in North Dakota, US. The application asks for more detailed financial information than I have ever had to provide on past applications. It asks for gross monthly income, savings/checking/money market account numbers, institutions, and branches. It also asks for credit card account information (type, balance, issuer, account number, average monthly payment) and loan information (type, creditor, account number, amount owed, monthly payment). I assume that the pertinent information about these accounts could be obtained by running a credit report, which the application also asks for authorization to do.
Am I correct in thinking this is not normal information to request? I'm worried about what could be done with all of this information. I plan to reach out to the owner and state my concerns, but I wanted some more info before doing so.