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FinCEN and Federal Banking Agencies Encourage Banks to Innovate

December 4, 2018 by Verafin

A joint statement released on Dec. 3, 2018, by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and its regulatory partners — the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, and... 

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Actionable Intelligence: The Way Forward for the BSA

November 7, 2018 by Jim Richards

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A Brief History of the BSA

November 7, 2018 by Jim Richards

From its birth on October 26, 1970 as the Foreign Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, through make-overs in 1986 (criminalizing money laundering and structuring), 1990 (establishing FinCEN), 1992 (introducing Suspicious Activity Reports), and 2001 (the biggest make-over with the USA... 

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Finding Renewed Purpose in the Bank Secrecy Act

November 7, 2018 by Jim Richards

From its birth on October 26, 1970 as the Foreign Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, through make-overs in 1986 (criminalizing money laundering and structuring), 1990 (establishing FinCEN), 1992 (introducing Suspicious Activity Reports), and 2001 (the biggest make-over with the USA... 

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Key Takeaways from FFIEC Updated CDD Examination Procedures

June 12, 2018 by Verafin

On May 11, 2018, the FFIEC released new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Examination procedures that reflect and codify the requirements of FinCEN’s final CDD rule. These updates detail how financial institutions must establish appropriate risk-based CDD procedures to understand the... 

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Improving your risk-based CDD with intelligent categorization

April 17, 2018 by Verafin

2018 updates to Customer Due Diligence requirements have increased regulatory emphasis on how BSA/AML departments must conduct ongoing customer due diligence. The FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual states that AML programs, at a minimum, are required to implement: appropriate risk-based procedures... 

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Optimizing high-risk customer management and ongoing due diligence

March 20, 2018 by Verafin

An already challenging BSA/AML compliance risk environment continues to grow in complexity, as financial institutions seek to meet requirements for due diligence on higher-risk categories of customers. Without question, risk management is at the forefront of today’s regulatory scrutiny. In... 

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Beneficial Ownership FAQs

November 14, 2017 by Verafin

A lot of digital ink has been spilled concerning the collection of Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO) information. Most of the buzz around the FinCEN’s final rule on Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Requirements for Financial Institutions, since it was introduced, rests... 

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Beneficial Ownership: 5 Key Compliance Obligations

August 14, 2017 by Verafin

For many years, financial crime investigators have warned of possible links between shell companies and international money laundering activity. In the 2013 report How Shell Companies Aid Terrorism, Crime and Corruption, the Open Society Foundations discussed how shell companies are used to launder billions... 

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Four key indicators for uncovering fraud in your loan charge-offs

August 1, 2017 by Verafin

Auto loan fraud is a hot topic. Given the potential size of the problem, it is hardly surprising. At the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference in September 2016, JPMorgan Chase provided insight into the state of auto lending risk. In...