Temporary adjustments to “know your customer” and anti-money laundering requirements are “key” to speeding up the rate at which banks are able to provide much-needed relief to small businesses through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, American Bankers Association President and CEO Rob Nichols said in a letter to Sens. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Angus King (Ind.-Maine) today.
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The Small Business Administration and Treasury Department provided guidance today clarifying lenders’ obligations to collect beneficial ownership data when making Payment Protection Program loans.
The OCC today issued a statement of support for the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s approach to Bank Secrecy Act compliance during the coronavirus pandemic
Recognizing the operational challenges many banks are facing due to COVID-19, FinCEN today issued a statement regarding Banks’ Secrecy Act obligations during the pandemic.
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.
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The House today voted to pass the ABA-backed Corporate Transparency Act (H.R. 2513). The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), would direct the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to create a national database that banks could use to verify a business’s beneficial ownership information.
ABA and the state bankers associations today urged the House to pass the Corporate Transparency Act (H.R. 2513), which is scheduled for a vote as soon as tomorrow.
Next week, the House is expected to vote on two ABA-backed, bipartisan bills to modernize the anti-money laundering/Bank Secrecy Act regime. The House vote continues what has been a busy fall on BSA reforms.