To help banks develop more efficient and effective Bank Secrecy Act compliance programs, the FDIC today issued a proposal that would allow the agency to issue exemptions from Suspicious Activity Report requirements, in conjunction with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network released new guidance on the Patriot Act Section 314(b) information sharing program, FinCEN Director Kenneth Blanco said today at the ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference.
ABA urged the Federal Reserve and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today to withdraw a proposed rule that would reduce the transaction threshold from $3,000 to $250 for when banks must collect and retain information on funds transfers and remittances that start or end outside of the United States.
In a comment letter to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today, ABA urged FinCEN to conduct a “thorough and reflective analysis of the regulations that apply to both foreign correspondent accounts and private banking accounts,” noting that such a review is “needed and overdue.”
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.”
Consolidation over the last several decades has led to disparate sources of raw data locked up in legacy systems and proprietary formats.
Banks filed more than 64,000 Suspicious Activity Reports referencing COVID-19 and related stimulus programs—about 71% of all coronavirus-related SAR filings, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Director Ken Blanco said today.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is seeking public feedback on potential changes to the Bank Secrecy Act that would enhance the overall effectiveness of banks’ anti-money laundering programs.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has issued a final rule establishing minimum standards for anti-laundering programs for institutions lacking a federal functional regulator, including state chartered non-depository trust companies, private banks and non-federally insured credit unions.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued a statement describing its approach to Bank Secrecy Act enforcement and the factors it evaluates in determining the appropriate response to and enforcement of BSA violations.