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July 15, 2021: FinCEN invites you to talk ransomware in August

Second FinCEN Exchange on Ransomware to Take Place in August ContactOffice of Strategic Communications, 703-905-3770Immediate ReleaseJuly 15, 2021 WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today announced it will convene a FinCEN Exchange in August 2021 with representatives from financial institutions, other key industry stakeholders, and federal government agencies to discuss ongoing […]

Finanstilsynet issues new AML report

Seven bids for strengthened fight against money laundering Better tools for customer awareness, increased access to government data and sharing of risk flags between financial institutions. These are some of the proposals in the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority’s new report, where the Authority provides a number of examples of how […]

FinCEN and federal regulators want your input on risk management models, AML & sanctions

Agencies Issue Statement and Request for Information on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Immediate Release April 09, 2021 The federal banking agencies, in consultation with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the National Credit Union Administration, today issued a joint statement addressing how risk management principles described in the “Supervisory […]

New FinCEN process for UBO reporting requirement

FinCEN Launches Regulatory Process for New Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirement Contact Office of Strategic Communications, 703-905-3770 Immediate Release April 01, 2021 WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to solicit public comment on a wide range of questions related to the implementation of the beneficial […]

FinCEN gives us more time again to respond to the crypto NPRM…

FinCEN Extends Reopened Comment Period for Proposed Rulemaking on Certain Convertible Virtual Currency and Digital Asset Transactions Contact Office of Strategic Communications,703-905-3770 Immediate Release January 26, 2021 WASHINGTON—The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) announced today that it has submitted for publication in the Federal Register an Extension Notice, which will lengthen […]

What FinCEN wants comment on

From the recent Advanced Notice of Advanced Rulemaking (ANPRM): Question 1: Does this ANPRM make clear the concept that FinCEN is considering for an “effective and reasonably designed” AML program through regulatory amendments to the AML program rules? If not, how should the concept be modified to provide greater clarity? […]

The heart of FinCEN’s recent ANPRM

ANPRM = Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking From the ANPRM, until it gets into the nitty-gritty… Specifically, FinCEN is considering regulatory amendments that would explicitly define an “effective and reasonably designed” AML program as one that:  Identifies, assesses, and reasonably mitigates the risks resulting from illicit financial activity — […]