Tag Archives: Bank Secrecy Act

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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ABA Rejects Proposal to Expand Money Laundering Risk Assessment

ABA today urged the Office of Management and Budget to reject the OCC’s proposed changes to its Bank Secrecy Act/Money Laundering Risk Assessment, or MLR, which evaluates the BSA/AML and OFAC sanctions risks associated with bank products as part of the agency’s BSA/AML/OFAC supervision program.

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FinCEN Expands Scope of Geographic Targeting Orders

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today expanded the scope of its Geographic Targeting Orders temporarily requiring certain U.S. title insurance companies in targeted areas to identify the individuals behind companies used to conduct high-end, all-cash real estate transactions.

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FinCEN Spotlights Victories Triggered by BSA Reports

As part of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s ongoing efforts to demonstrate that financial institutions’ Bank Secrecy Act reporting is read and used, FinCEN today spotlighted six law enforcement cases that made effective use of BSA data to prosecute successfully.

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