Browsing: FinCEN

Compliance and Risk

As the U.S. continues its crackdown against Russia over the recent invasion of Ukraine, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today called on financial institutions to be vigilant against attempts to evade the expansive sanctions and restrictions currently in place.

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As the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network works to update its anti-money laundering framework, ABA today urged FinCEN to continue working with regulators, law enforcement and the financial sector to keep up with evolving financial products, technologies and developments related to illicit finance.

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In response to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s proposed rule for a beneficial ownership registry, ABA said today in a comment letter to FinCEN that it is difficult to determine how the reporting requirements will fit with bank responsibilities because it is only the first of three regulations to implement the registry.

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Suspicious activity reports related to wildlife trafficking—which includes the illicit trade of protected animals, animal parts and derivatives thereof in violation of international or domestic law, and associated money laundering activity—“trended significantly up” between 2018 and 2020, and are expected to increase even more in 2021, FinCEN said in a new threat analysis released today.

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As part of its work to implement the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has issued a request for information seeking feedback on how it can streamline, modernize and update anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism rules in the U.S.

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