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Global AML Regimes & Collaborative Approaches to Fight Crime

October 19 at 12:00 PM - 01:15 PM EST

Advancements in global AML regimes are creating new possibilities to enhance anti-money laundering efforts and disrupt the flow of illicit funds through increased industry collaboration... 

  Archived Webinar

Banking Cannabis-Related Businesses: Marijuana, Hemp and CBD

Originally Presented: August 17, 2021

The burgeoning U.S. cannabis industry is subject to a complex regulatory compliance landscape, with laws differing from coast to coast, at state and federal levels,... 

  Blog

AML Act of 2020 Progresses SAR Regime

February 19, 2021 by Jim Richards

The second instalment in Jim Richards’ Renewing the BSA Series. On January 1, 2021 the United States Senate approved the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and with it, the most significant legislation addressing the U.S. Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the... 

  Blog

A Brief Introduction to the AML Act of 2020

February 12, 2021 by Jim Richards

The first instalment in Jim Richards’ Renewing the BSA Series. The landscape of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) is changing. The latter half of 2020 saw repeated calls to examine and modernize Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering the Financing of... 

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Crime Trends & Technology: Reflections & Perspectives for 2021

December 16, 2020 by Verafin

In a recent year-end presentation, we explored the unrelenting challenges of 2020, the trends and technology developments throughout the year, and offered an overview of how recent industry threats may continue into the future. The following highlights and related resources will... 

  Archived Webinar

Elder Financial Abuse

Originally Presented: June 30, 2020

Elder financial abuse is a devastating crime that is growing in prevalence as bad actors exploit fear and uncertainty of vulnerable customers during the COVID-19... 

  Blog

Analysis & Commentary: FinCEN’s Proposed Burden Estimate for Preparing and Filing SARs

May 29, 2020 by Jim Richards

On May 26, 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) published a Notice in the Federal Register titled “Proposed Updated Burden Estimate for Reporting Suspicious Transactions Using FinCEN Report 111 – Suspicious Activity Report.” This Notice is required under the... 

  Archived Webinar

Elder Financial Abuse

Originally Presented: March 25, 2020

Elder Financial Abuse is a significant and growing problem that has devastating effects on individuals and families. Believed to be largely underreported — financial institutions... 

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Regulatory Reporting

Federal law requires Canadian financial institutions to report suspicious transactions, and certain electronic funds transfers and large cash transactions to FINTRAC. Investigating, compiling and submitting... 

  Blog

RPA: Improve Efficiency and Increase Productivity by Automating Routine Tasks

September 4, 2019 by Verafin

Financial crime management programs are increasingly challenged by limited time and resources, with BSA/AML and Fraud investigators often spending more time manually collecting data than investigating potentially suspicious activity. Institutions should consider how artificial intelligence, such as machine learning and...