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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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The Importance of an Effective Training Program

The Importance of an Effective Training Program

Posted on: May 11th, 2020 by Julie

By now, everyone in the financial services industry should be familiar with what an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Program is and its purpose. There is one very important aspect of an AML compliance program that is often overlooked, which is implementing an ongoing training program for any and all employees conducting money service transactions in […]

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Bank Regulators Ease SAR Requirements for Hemp-Related Businesses

Bank Regulators Ease SAR Requirements for Hemp-Related Businesses

Posted on: April 15th, 2020 by Julie

Banks are no longer required to file suspicious activity reports (SARs) for customers engaging in the growth or cultivation of hemp. Under the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp has been reclassified. DEFINITION OF HEMP The 2018 Farm Bill now defines hemp as a variety of cannabis that contains .3% or less tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). By doing this, […]

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The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2020

The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2020

Posted on: March 2nd, 2020 by Julie

An essential part of maintaining your banking relationship is to amend your BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program as your business evolves. To help you stay on top of these changes, we have put together a list that will keep your policies and procedures up-to-date for 2020.  This comprehensive list was constructed by our team of CAMS professionals. […]

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