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Compliance and Risk

By a bipartisan vote of 335 to 78 tonight, the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021, a bill that includes several critical improvements to anti-money laundering rules. Among other things, the bill directs the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to establish and maintain a national registry of beneficial ownership information that banks may in turn rely on when complying with customer due diligence requirements.

Compliance and Risk

n a letter to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today, the American Bankers Association emphasized that “focusing on effectiveness and efficiency in AML compliance programs will go a long way toward eliminating inefficient and unnecessary practices and focus resources on fulfilling the BSA’s stated purpose of providing information with a high degree of usefulness to government authorities.”

Legal

When can entire organizations be held liable for the actions of a single employee? Aligning your compliance program with federal guidelines will help protect your customers, shareholders and employees and will strengthen your overall compliance program for years to come.