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Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-N.C.), the vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, today took the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to task over a too-short comment period on regulatory analyses for its customer due diligence rulemaking.

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today released a revised list of the jurisdictions that are subject to countermeasures or enhanced due diligence due to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing deficiencies (Section I), as well as jurisdictions with AML/CFT deficiencies that are working to correct them (Section II).

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The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s evaluations of the regulatory impact of its proposal to enhance customer due diligence requirements fail to consider the true costs and effects — and overstate the benefits — the rule would impose on banks of all sizes, ABA said in a members-only staff analysis issued today.

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ABA in a comment letter yesterday to the Bank for International Settlements voiced its support for three of the four recommendations made by BIS’ report on correspondent banking to improve the cross-border payments marketplace, but said that the report ultimately failed to address the central issue of excessive regulatory burden leading to the termination of correspondent banking relationships.

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FinCEN Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery, speaking at the ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference today, stressed the need for financial institutions to “continue engaging with our regulatory, law enforcement and [other industry] partners as we determine where there is the most significant risk, if additional AML requirements are needed, and how best to get at any identified vulnerabilities with the least amount of burden.”

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Speaking at the ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference today, Acting Treasury Undersecretary Adam Szubin stressed the importance of healthy correspondent banking relationships, cautioning banks against “derisking,” or avoiding regulatory risk by terminating, restricting or denying services to a broad class of clients.

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