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
COVID-19 Relief
By: Julie on April 1, 2020
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 thresholds Expansion of unemployment insurance… 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
CoronaVirus & Cryptocurrency Payments
By: Julie on March 6, 2020
At this point we’ve all heard of the notorious CoronaVirus (COVID-19) and its rapid spread from country to country. As with any virus, there are various ways it can spread aside from actual human-to-human contact. USA Today reported that studies are now showing that payment systems and platforms including ATM’s, various payment tablets, and credit cards have a high potential… 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
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