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Browsing: Suspicious Activity Reports
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.
When asked about threats specifically targeting banks, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Christopher Wray urged banks to be wary of “cyber criminals targeting the vulnerabilities in third-party services” as a way in to financial institution data.
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.
While the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s effort to calculate and evaluate the burden of filing Suspicious Activity Reports is a good first step, FinCEN needs to do more to fully grasp the costs and benefits of SAR filing, ABA said in a comment letter today.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued an advisory alerting financial institutions to imposter scams and money mule schemes connected to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued guidance for financial institutions on how they can conduct due diligence on hemp-related businesses and on what types of information and documentation they may be required to collect from these businesses to comply with Bank Secrecy Act requirements.
Bank Secrecy Act reporting institutions annually spend roughly $206 million and 5.4 million hours of work investigating, evaluating cases and filing Suspicious Activity Reports, according to a new analysis from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today recognized several state and federal law enforcement agencies for their work using information reported by financial institutions under the Bank Secrecy Act in their criminal investigations.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network today issued an advisory on medical scams related to the coronavirus pandemic—the first in a new series of warnings about COVID-19-related financial crimes—as well as a notice on filing reports of COVID-19-related suspicious activities.