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The Time is Now to Overhaul the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA): The BSA Should Facilitate the Generation of Actionable Information and Interbank Collaboration

“The goals of the BSA of generating actionable information regarding significant illicit activity that meets the priorities and threshold loss levels that match modern day crime and CT challenges are...

  Archived Webinar

Best Practices for Human Trafficking Investigations

Originally Presented: November 29, 2017

  Financial institutions and investigators can play a critical role the fight against Human Trafficking — to follow the money, uncover perpetrators, and protect potential victims of this terrible crime...

  Archived Webinar

2017 Crime Trends & Technology

Originally Presented: July 12, 2017

  Verafin industry experts: Brendan Brothers, Anti-Financial Crimes Specialist; and Mauriceo Castanheiro, Director of Fraud Analytics; discuss the challenges financial institutions faced to date in 2017, the trends to watch...

  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...

  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...

  Blog

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...

  Archived Webinar

Banking Cannabis-Related Businesses: Marijuana, Hemp and CBD

Originally Presented: October 19, 2020

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, and varying between marijuana-related businesses...

  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 crisis. Believed to be largely...

  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...

  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 are facing increased responsibility to...