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Defining Moments in the War on Financial Crimes

June 30, 2020 by Jim Richards

Fifty years ago, the law we now call the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) was passed, and the war on financial crimes truly began. The BSA began with the Currency and...

  Archived Webinar

ACAMS Webinar: Stay Ahead of Emerging Trends

Originally Presented: May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted existing weaknesses in current anti-financial crime approaches and the inflexibility of legacy detection systems to keep pace with evolving criminal activity. The need for scalable,...

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Combating Human Trafficking

Originally Presented: April 28, 2020

Financial institutions and investigators can play a critical role in the fight against human trafficking — to follow the money to uncover perpetrators and protect potential victims of this heinous...

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Fraud Risks in Turbulent Times

March 20, 2020 by Verafin

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, financial institutions have been encouraged to remain steadfast in their ongoing scrutiny of potentially suspicious behavior and to diligently...

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Deconstructing the Currency Transaction Report

February 18, 2020 by Jim Richards

With FinCEN reporting increases in BSA report filings year over year, it is likely that over 16 million Currency Transaction Reports, or CTRs, were filed in 2019, each one reporting...

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The Bank Secrecy Act Doesn’t Really Exist

January 15, 2020 by Jim Richards

Happy New Year! Happy New Decade! But most importantly, Happy 50th Anniversary of the Bank Secrecy Act! Yes, the (so-called) Bank Secrecy Act was passed fifty years ago this October....

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Elder Financial Abuse: SAR Trends

June 12, 2019 by Verafin

In February 2019, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a study on elder financial abuse, Suspicious Activity Reports on Elder Financial Exploitation: Issues and Trends. The study utilizes information...

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Making a Difference

A Midwestern State Bank Assets: $3B “Partnering with Verafin has made a huge impact for us over the years. They take such great care in developing analytics and their use...

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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,...

  Archived Webinar

Crime Rings: The Intersection of Fraud and Money Laundering

Originally Presented: October 17, 2018

Banks and credit unions are facing significant challenges to prevent financial crimes, such as money laundering and terrorist financing, as criminals become more sophisticated in their efforts to evade detection....