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Ask The Experts – Why Do Banks Keep Closing My MSB Account?

Ask The Experts – Why Do Banks Keep Closing My MSB Account?

Posted on: October 25th, 2021 by Julie

MSB bank account closures are avoidable. These are the most common reasons why a bank will close down an MSB account. COMMON REASONS FOR MSB BANK CLOSURES Outdated BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program Deficient Independent Review Insufficient Recordkeeping  Improper CRT/SAR Filing Outdated BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program  The BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program must be risk-based, satisfy the five anti-money laundering […]

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Ask The Experts – Why Does My Bank Request a Third Party Independent Review Every Year?

Ask The Experts – Why Does My Bank Request a Third Party Independent Review Every Year?

Posted on: August 19th, 2021 by Julie

Most banks will request an Independent Review from their Money Services Business clients annually. Here is the reason why… Banks, just like check cashers, money transmitters and other MSBs, are audited frequently. However, banks are audited by government entities. GOVERNMENT ENTITIES AUDITING BANKS Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation […]

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Compromised Security: Upgrade to Windows 10

Compromised Security: Upgrade to Windows 10

Posted on: April 14th, 2021 by Julie

Failure to upgrade your computer system to Windows 10 will compromise your security. Windows 7 is officially not receiving any more security updates as of January 14, 2020. The need to upgrade to Windows 10 has become increasingly more dire. Upgrading your current system is not as difficult as it was with previous versions. In […]

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The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2021

The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2021

Posted on: March 16th, 2021 by Julie

Our CAMS experts have put together a comprehensive compliance checklist to help you stay on track and stay up-to-date with current BSA regulations. Rules and regulations are constantly changing in the Money Services Business industry. It is your responsibility to update your BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program to reflect these changes and any other modifications in your […]

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FinCEN Advisory on Unemployment Insurance Fraud During COVID-19 for MSBs

FinCEN Advisory on Unemployment Insurance Fraud During COVID-19 for MSBs

Posted on: November 5th, 2020 by Julie

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has released an advisory concerning Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Money Services Businesses (MSBs) must be aware of different types of potential fraud, red flags to look for and how to file a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) accordingly.   FRAUD During the COVID-19 pandemic, UI claims […]

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