Underlying credit and liquidity risks associated with the current point in the economic cycle should be on bankers’ radar screens, the OCC advised today in its Semiannual Risk Perspective report.
Ahead of a Senate Banking Committee hearing tomorrow on beneficial ownership, the American Bankers Association wrote to committee members calling for the establishment of a federal registry of beneficial ownership information that banks could use to facilitate compliance with FinCEN’s customer due diligence rule.
At its annual Law Enforcement Awards ceremony today, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network recognized several state and federal law enforcement agencies for their work using information reported by financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act in their criminal investigations.
The ghost story that keeps bankers up at night.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today reissued its geographic targeting orders temporarily requiring U.S. title insurance companies in specified areas to identify the individuals behind companies used to conduct high-end, all-cash real estate transactions.
In a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday, ABA urged the bureau to revise its payday rule to exclude traditional consumer loans offered by banks, such as “bridge” loans, demand lines of credit and loans secured by securities.
The federal banking agencies plan to reintroduce the examination manual for anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act compliance later this year, Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting told the Senate Banking Committee today.
First Financial Bank takes elder fraud seriously. The $7.8 billion bank with locations across Texas has stopped $7.5 million in elder fraud, including $2.3 million in 2018 alone.
A recent review by the Government Accountability Office found notable variations in how federal banking regulators communicate their supervisory concerns to the institutions they oversee.
In a joint comment letter with the Bank Policy Institute and the Consumer Bankers Association yesterday, ABA offered support for a recent FDIC proposal seeking to make changes to Part 370 of its regulations for “recordkeeping for timely deposit insurance determination.”