Tag Archives: anti-money laundering

FinCEN ‘Thinking More Creatively’ in Exercising Statutory Authority

As the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network works to ensure that the financial system that is resistant to abuse and able to share valuable information with law enforcement, Acting Director Jamal El-Hindi today said at the ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference in Washington, D.C., that FinCEN would “think more creatively” about how it exercises its statutory authority.

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Sharing Suspicions

Automated collaboration among financial institutions can help banks, and law enforcement, fight financial crime more efficiently and effectively.

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OCC to Issue ‘Best Practices’ Guidance on AML/BSA Risk Management

In response to the “derisking” trend in anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance, the OCC will soon issue guidance that articulates its expectations for banks to routinely evaluate risk in their foreign correspondent banking portfolios, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas Curry said today.

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BAFT Publishes FATF Guidance for Wire Transfers

BAFT -- ABA’s global transaction banking subsidiary -- today released guidance and best practices related to the Financial Action Task Force Recommendation 16, which requires the inclusion of certain beneficiary and originator information when sending wire transfers in an effort to prevent the movement of funds by terrorists and other criminals.

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OCC Flags Supervision Priorities for 2017

The OCC today released its bank supervision operating plan for fiscal year 2017, identifying what each of the agency’s supervisory operating units will focus on for the new federal fiscal year starting on Oct. 1.

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