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.
As anticipated, the Office of Foreign Assets Control today issued compliance guidelines to help banks develop appropriate compliance sanctions programs.
The banking agencies, along with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, today issued a statement encouraging banks to consider, study and — where appropriate — implement innovative approaches to anti-money laundering and Bank Secrecy Act compliance.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued an advisory to U.S. financial institutions highlighting the connection between corrupt senior foreign political figures, their enabling of human rights abuses and their illicit use of the U.S. financial system.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control today announced sanctions against eight North Korean banks, two banks identified as part of the North Korean government and 26 individuals linked to North Korean financial networks.
The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control today announced sanctions against 11 entities and individuals for support of previously sanctioned Iranian actors and for malicious cyber-crime, including a series of distributed denial of service attacks against U.S. financial institutions.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today announced steps to safeguard the U.S. financial system against illicit North Korean financial activity.
BAFT, ABA’s global transaction banking subsidiary, and The Clearing House have published a guidance paper to help banks comply with sanctions requirements for transactions related to the shipment of goods.
Foreign banking organizations with U.S. operations need to ensure that their foreign operations are in compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering laws, a senior Department of Justice official said today at the ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference in Washington, D.C.