As the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network prepares to create a new beneficial ownership registry, ABA made several recommendations that should guide the agency as it develops the database—including that FinCEN ensure usability and ease of access for reporting companies, law enforcement and financial institutions.
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Recent legislative changes will keep banks’ Bank Secrecy Act officers busy for years to come. Here’s a CEO’s-eye view of AML/BSA changes on the horizon.
President Biden is seeking a $191 million in funding for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network—a $64 million increase from FY 2021—according to the FY 2022 budget released by the White House today.
As part of its efforts to implement provisions of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2021—the first significant changes to Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering rules in almost two decades—the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is seeking public input on the creation of a national beneficial ownership database.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network will issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the implementation of the beneficial ownership reporting requirements included in the Corporate Transparency Act, FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco said today at a virtual industry event.
Forty-two state attorneys general wrote to Senate Banking Committee leaders today in support of S. 2563, the Illicit Cash Act, a bipartisan bill that would create a secure beneficial ownership registry of legal entities, to be overseen by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Treasury Department.
The Small Business Administration and Treasury Department provided guidance today clarifying lenders’ obligations to collect beneficial ownership data when making Payment Protection Program loans.
In a significant development for the industry, the Financial Action Task Force recently upgraded its assessment of the United States’ anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism compliance framework.
The lack of beneficial ownership information collected when companies are formed is “a dangerous and widening gap in our national security apparatus,” Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director Kenneth Blanco said today at the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference.
Ahead of the House Financial Services Committee markup today, the American Bankers Association joined eight other financial trade organizations in support of Rep. Carolyn Maloney’s (D-N.Y.) bill (H.R. 2513) to counter the use of shell corporations to move illicit funds.