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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 — […]

FinCEN wants better AML programs… your thoughts?

FinCEN Seeks Comments on Enhancing the Effectiveness of Anti-Money Laundering Programs Contact Strategic Communications, 703-905-3770 Immediate Release September 16, 2020 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 pertaining to potential regulatory amendments under the Bank […]

OFAC wants your pandemic thoughts…

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Encourages Persons to Communicate OFAC Compliance Concerns Related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 4/20/2020 On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared a National Emergency in response to COVID-19.  On April 16, 2020, OFAC published a fact sheet that summarizes existing exemptions and authorizations to provide humanitarian […]

What to do about North Korea? DFAT wants to know…

Consultation: Autonomous Sanctions (North Korea): Triennial review of designations and declarations of persons and entities made in 2016 Australia’s autonomous sanctions regime enables the Minister for Foreign Affairs to designate a person or entity for the purposes of targeted financial sanctions, or declare a person for the purposes of a […]

Danish FSA invites you to talk AML and technology

Invitation to special meeting on money laundering and technological challenges and opportunities The meeting focuses on how technology can help with the process of onboarding customers. The meeting will be held on October 11, 2019, at 14-16, at the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority, Århusgade 110, 2100 Copenhagen Ø.  Registration Please […]