FinCEN, Federal Reserve Board Propose Changes to Certain Bank Secrecy Act Definitions

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On November 29, FinCEN and the Federal Reserve Board announced that they are seeking comments on a proposed rule to amend the definitions of “funds transfer” and “transmittal of funds” set forth in the regulations implementing the Bank Secrecy Act. The proposed rule explains that the changes are designed to ensure that the current scope of the definitions is not expanded, following recent related amendments to the Electronic Fund Transfer Act. Comments on the proposed rule are due by January 25, 2013.

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