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The Five (5) Pillars of BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance

The Five (5) Pillars of BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance

Posted on: May 26th, 2022 by Julie

There are five pillars of an effective BSA/AML/OFAC compliance program. When creating a compliance program, you must adhere to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) rules and regulations, anti money laundering (AML) policies and the Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) economic and trade sanctions. In 1987, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System […]

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The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2022

The Ultimate Regulatory Compliance Checklist – 2022

Posted on: January 5th, 2022 by Julie

This ultimate regulatory compliance checklist will help any Money Services Business (MSB) stay up-to-date with current BSA guidelines. 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 money services at least annually.  […]

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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 COMMON REASONS FOR MSB BANK CLOSURES Outdated BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program Deficient Independent Review Insufficient Recordkeeping  Improper CRT/SAR Filing Outdated BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program  The BSA/AML/OFAC Compliance Program must be risk-based, satisfy the five anti-money laundering […]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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