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Ask The Experts – Why Does My Business Need A Compliance Officer?

Ask The Experts – Why Does My Business Need A Compliance Officer?

Posted on: February 22nd, 2022 by Julie

All money services businesses (MSBs) are required to designate a Compliance Officer as identified in the five key compliance pillars compiled by the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA).  COMPLIANCE PILLARS:  Designation of a compliance officer Development of internal policies procedures and controls  Ongoing relevant training of employees Independent testing and review Beneficial ownership The classification of […]

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FinCEN BSA E-Filing Instructions

FinCEN BSA E-Filing Instructions

Posted on: February 10th, 2022 by Julie

The Financial Crimes Network (FinCEN) requires Money Services Businesses (MSBs) to register through the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) E-Filing System. The MSB Registration final rule, issued on May 21, 1997, mandates that an MSB must register with the Department of the Treasury and renew their registration every two years. If you have any issues registering […]

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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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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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CARES Act Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

CARES Act Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on: April 1st, 2020 by Julie

Relief for Financial Services Centers & Employees On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed a $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act relief bill that will provide support to those that are experiencing hardships due to COVID-19. The CARES Act includes: Direct payments ($1,200/individuals, $2,400/family, $500/child) to individuals at specified income level […]

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