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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... 

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Using analytics to uncover and help human trafficking victims

March 21, 2017 by Verafin

“It ought to concern every person, because it is a debasement of our common humanity. It ought to concern every community, because it tears at our social fabric. It ought to concern every business, because it distorts markets. It ought... 

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The CDD Final Rule: Seven Things to Remember

July 7, 2016 by Verafin

Until now, the lack of any general requirement for financial institutions (FIs) to know and verify the identity of the beneficial owners of their entity customers created the opportunity for criminal exploitation of the banking system through anonymous access. This... 

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Collaboration 101: The Basics of 314(b) Information Sharing

March 26, 2015 by Verafin

We teach our kids to share, we understand the value of teamwork, and we know that usually, the whole is indeed greater than the sum of its parts. These ideas of sharing, collaboration and teamwork prove beneficial for most things... 

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5 Insightful FinCEN Statements about Collaboration through 314(b)

March 18, 2015 by Denise Hutchings

Although the USA PATRIOT Act was legislated more than a decade ago, it is interesting to note that one particular section – 314(b) information sharing – has become the subject of renewed focus. Numerous regulatory and law enforcement agencies including...