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Ask The Experts – Why Do Banks Keep Closing My MSB Account?

Ask The Experts – Why Do Banks Keep Closing My MSB Account?

Posted on: October 25th, 2021 by Julie

MSB bank account closures are avoidable. These are the most common reasons why a bank will close down an MSB account. COMMON REASONS FOR MSB BANK CLOSURES Outdated BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program Deficient Independent Review Insufficient Recordkeeping  Improper CRT/SAR Filing Outdated BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program  The BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program must be risk-based, satisfy the five anti-money laundering […]

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Ask The Experts – What is a Risk Assessment and Do I Need One?

Ask The Experts – What is a Risk Assessment and Do I Need One?

Posted on: July 13th, 2021 by Julie

A risk assessment is a document or matrix that will identify your risk exposure. Risk exposure should include factors such as: Customer Base Products Offered Regulatory Requirements Operational Risk Geographic Location – including High Intensity Financial Crime Areas (HIFCA) and High Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) A BSA/AML/OFAC compliance program must be commensurate with risk and […]

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The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2021

The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2021

Posted on: March 16th, 2021 by Julie

Our CAMS experts have put together a comprehensive compliance checklist to help you stay on track and stay up-to-date with current BSA regulations. Rules and regulations are constantly changing in the Money Services Business industry. It is your responsibility to update your BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program to reflect these changes and any other modifications in your […]

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Building An Anti Money Laundering Program

Building An Anti Money Laundering Program

Posted on: September 16th, 2020 by Julie

An Anti Money Laundering (AML) Program is a set of policies, procedures and internal controls designed to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. If you are a business that provides money services, you will need an AML Program to satisfy regulators, avoid costly fines and prevent criminal punishment.   MONEY SERVICES BUSINESS An organization that provides […]

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FinCEN Advisories Expose Risks for Money Services Businesses Amid COVID-19

FinCEN Advisories Expose Risks for Money Services Businesses Amid COVID-19

Posted on: August 5th, 2020 by Julie

FinCEN released a series of advisories about financial crimes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Money services businesses (MSBs) are especially vulnerable to financial crime during this uncertain time. The purpose of the series of advisories is to reinforce that: “Detecting, preventing, and reporting COVID-19 related scams and illicit activity is critical to our national security, […]

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