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FINTRAC’s updating its guidance…

Publication of Updated and New Guidance FINTRAC has updated its guidance on compliance program requirements, methods to verify the identity of persons and entities, third party determination requirements, and reporting terrorist property to reflect regulatory amendments coming into force on June 1, 2021, and has updated its FAQ about domestic politically exposed persons and heads of international […]

Nothing like a little prior notice: FINTRAC publishes new AML guidances, effectiveness in June

Publication of updated FINTRAC client identification, record keeping and other guidance FINTRAC has updated its record keeping, client identification, beneficial ownership, and correspondent banking guidance to reflect regulatory amendments coming into force on June 1, 2021, and its foreign branches, foreign subsidiaries and affiliates requirements guidance by aligning its formatting with recently published guidance pieces. Please note that […]

Virtual Currency Reporting coming to Canada

Large Virtual Currency Transaction Report Upload documentation   Reporting entities dealing in virtual currency (VC) have Large Virtual Currency Transaction reporting obligations coming into force on June 1, 2021. Reporting entities can begin developing the Large Virtual Currency Transaction Report (LVCTR) Upload (a means to submit the reports to FINTRAC […]

FINTRAC publishes indicators of online child sexual exploitation Operational Alert

Operational alert: Laundering of proceeds from online child sexual exploitation Reference: FINTRAC-2020-OA001 December 2020 Purpose The purpose of this Operational Alert is to support reporting entities in recognizing financial transactions suspected of being related to the laundering of funds associated to child sexual exploitation, particularly online child sexual exploitation. Through […]

FINTRAC and OSFI divvy up the AML duties

Anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing / Lutte contre le recyclage des produits de la criminalité et le financement des activités terroristes Le français suit  Posted on OSFI’s website: This letter provides an update on the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ (OSFI) revised approach to supervising FRFIs’ anti-money laundering/anti-terrorist financing (AML/ATF) programs. […]

One last time…

Le français suit  Posted on OSFI’s website: Update on jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). OSFI will no longer be sending email updates of FINTRAC advisories. To be notified of FINTRAC updates, you may wish to join its mailing list, subscribe to its RSS feed or follow FINTRAC on […]