In a letter yesterday, ABA urged the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to make changes to the form that entities will use to report beneficial ownership information to the registry that FinCEN is creating to store this information.
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Financial institutions should not wait for a central registry to come online. Banks benefit by becoming proactive right now.
The federal banking agencies and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued a statement reminding banks of the risk-based approach to assessing customer relationships and conducting customer due diligence.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a statement reminding banks of how to apply a risk-based approach to conducting customer due diligence on independent ATM owners or operators pursuant to the 2016 customer due diligence rule.
As the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network works to implement the Corporate Transparency Act—an ABA-advocated provision of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020—Acting Director Him Das told lawmakers it will publish a second notice of proposed rulemaking this year “that will propose regulations governing access to beneficial ownership information by law enforcement, national security agencies, financial institutions and others.”
Banks should have a step-by-step plan on how to handle cyber-attacks, including securing whatever data possible and quickly notifying law enforcement.
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.
As FinCEN works to create a long-awaited database of beneficial ownership information—a key provision of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020—regulators today reminded banks that they must continue to adhere to existing beneficial ownership requirements.
Banks that embrace innovation and harness the power of data and new technology—while remaining focused on customer service basics—will be well-positioned for future growth and resilience.
The FDIC and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today announced a “tech sprint” to develop…