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
Gap Analysis
By: Julie on May 8, 2018
An important component of understanding your risk levels is identifying gaps, vulnerabilities and potential problems prior to a regulatory audit.   While there are many components to a Gap Analysis, the key benefits are: KEY BENEFITS OF A GAP ANALYSIS In-Depth Analysis Into the 4 pillars Eliminate Inefficiencies Streamline Compliance Processes Simplify Communication to Team Let’s explore the key benefits… Read More
FinCEN CDD Rule- The 5th Pillar
By: Julie on May 7, 2018
The Financial Crimes Enforcement (FinCEN) Network issued its Final Rule for Customer Due Diligence (CDD) under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) on May 11, 2016 with an implementation date of May 11, 2018. Covered financial institutions must identify at least a beneficial owner under the control criterion for each legal entity customer. Covered financial institutions may identify beneficial ownership by… Read More
BSA/AML Risk Assessment
By: Julie on January 30, 2018
Recently, our CAMS consultants have notice an up-rise in examiners requesting BSA/AML Risk Assessment Reviews from our customers. Although a risk assessment is nothing new, the rules and regulations are, and a risk assessment allows a financial institution to establish a more comprehensive Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Program. WHAT IS A BSA/AML RISK ASSESSMENT? By definition, a BSA/AML Risk Assessment… Read More
Building An Expert Team- Brandi Reynolds
By: Julie on October 18, 2017
The regulatory compliance landscape is complex, demanding and full of rules and regulation and we have discovered the right person to tackle the most convoluted compliance issues head-on. Brandi Reynolds, CAMS-Audit is the latest addition to join our compliance team. She comes to us with a dynamic skill set and a constant thirst to challenge herself. “I enjoy the fact… Read More
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