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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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Customer & Enhanced Due Diligence (CDD & EDD)

Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) are the cornerstones of effective customer risk management. Verafin’s configurable Customer Due Diligence (CDD) questionnaire enables... 

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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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Watch List Scanning

Federal law requires financial institutions to scan customers and transactions against watch lists to identify entities that may be involved in possible money laundering or...