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FinCEN and FRB Finalize Rule Amending Definitions in the Bank Secrecy Act

FinCEN and the FRB issued a final rule largely adopting their 2012 proposal to amend the definitions of “funds transfer” and “transmittal of funds” under regulations implementing the Bank Secrecy Act. ....more

FinCEN and FRB Jointly Issue Final Rule Amending the Definitions of “Funds Transfer” and “Transmittal of Funds”

On December 4, 2013, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) and the FRB jointly issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) amending the definitions of “funds transfer” and “transmittal of funds” under the regulations...more

Social Media: Consumer Compliance Risk Management Guidance

On December 11, 2013, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released final guidance (“Guidance”) on the applicability of consumer protection and compliance laws, regulations, and policies to...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces BSA/AML Enforcement Action Involving International Remittances

On October 31, the Federal Reserve Board released a BSA/AML enforcement action against a Pakistani bank and its New York branch. The Written Agreement addresses examiners’ findings of alleged compliance and risk management...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces BSA/AML Compliance Action

On October 17, the Federal Reserve Board released a cease and desist order against a foreign bank and its New York branch over alleged BSA/AML compliance failures. After entering into a Written Agreement in June 2012 that...more

Federal Reserve Board Requires AML Enhancements Prior To Bank Merger

On June 18, the Federal Reserve Board announced the execution of a written agreement with a bank and its bank and non-bank subsidiaries to resolve alleged shortcomings in the institutions’ BSA/AML compliance programs....more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - June 21, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY - Excerpt from Federal...more

Federal Reserve Board, Illinois Regulator Issue Joint Enforcement Action Against U.S. Subsidiaries Of Foreign Bank, OCC Issues...

On May 17, the Federal Reserve Board released an April 29, 2013 written agreement between the Federal Reserve Board, an Illinois state regulator, a foreign bank, and its U.S. bank holding company subsidiary (the Holding...more

Federal Reserve Board, New York DFS Issue Joint Enforcement Action Against U.S. Branch Of Foreign Bank

On April 4, the Federal Reserve Board released a March 25, 2013 written agreement between the Federal Reserve Board, the New York Department of Financial Services, and a German bank and its U.S. branch regarding certain...more

Federal Reserve Board Announces BSA/AML Enforcement Action Against Bank Holding Company

On March 26, the Federal Reserve Board released a recent enforcement action against a bank holding company related to deficiencies in certain of its bank subsidiaries’ Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering (BSA/AML)...more

Infobytes - A Weekly In-depth review of news & developments in the financial services industry - March 29, 2013

In This Issue: - FEDERAL ISSUES - STATE ISSUES - COURTS - MISCELLANY - FIRM NEWS - FIRM PUBLICATIONS - MORTGAGES - BANKING - CONSUMER FINANCE - SECURITIES - CREDIT CARDS - PAYMENTS -...more

Federal Regulators Announce BSA/AML And Derivatives Trading Enforcement Actions Against Large Bank.

On January 14, the Federal Reserve Board and the OCC issued two consent orders against a large international bank and its trust company over alleged deficiencies in its Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML)...more

U.S. Law Enforcement Authorities And Regulators Resolve Significant Money Laundering And Sanctions Investigations

On December 11, a major international bank holding company announced agreements with U.S. law enforcement authorities and federal bank regulators to end investigations into alleged inadequate compliance with anti-money...more

FinCEN, Federal Reserve Seek Comments on Bank Secrecy Act Definitions

On November 29, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the US Department of the Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Board (Board) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking seeking comments on a proposal to...more

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