Hemp & SARs
By: Julie on April 15, 2020
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, the Board of Governors of… Read More
Transaction Monitoring & Analysis Tools
By: Julie on March 23, 2020
As a part of the independent review process and ongoing compliance requirements, transaction monitoring is something that is often overlooked by Money Services Businesses (MSBs). The fundamentals of transaction monitoring are implemented systems to identify and protect institutions from transactions that are not compliant with The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).… Read More
The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2020
By: Julie on March 2, 2020
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. They work closely with bank… Read More
Annual Compliance Checklist
By: Julie on January 14, 2019
The New Year is here and it is time to start off on the right foot by updating your BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program. To help with that, we wanted to share The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist to keep your policies and procedures up-to-date. Amending your BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program is an essential part of maintaining your banking relationship and keeping your audits… Read More
Financial Crime
By: Julie on August 14, 2018
The Owner and Compliance Officer of Kayla Companies, John Drago has been charged with eight indictments by the federal court in Central Islip of Long Island, NY for financial crime. Drago faces a maximum sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment. The majority of the charges were direct violations of the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) that included failure to file… Read More
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