Bank compliance departments continue to underreport Internet Protocol and e-mail addresses in their regulatory filings to the U.S. Treasury Department despite repeated requests for such disclosures from federal officials.
The U.S. Treasury Department's financial intelligence unit fined a now-defunct New Jersey money transmitter $125,000 for repeatedly and willfully violating Bank Secrecy Act requirements.
Mexican officials will extend until February an upcoming deadline for nonbank companies to implement anti-money laundering controls, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.
Lawmakers should expand financial safe harbor protections to allow banks to better share their suspicions about money laundering and its predicate crimes, a top U.S. regulatory official said Sunday.
As a deadline for the implementation of electronic Bank Secrecy Act reporting approached earlier this month, hundreds of financial institutions questioned whether they had too little time to comply with the requirements.
The New York County District Attorney's Office is creating a financial intelligence unit in an effort to expand its use of Bank Secrecy Act reports, the agency's highest official said Monday.
The U.S. Treasury Department and Federal Reserve Board disclosed long-awaited enforcement actions against JPMorgan Chase for Bank Secrecy Act failures Monday - the same day the regulators punished the company for trading violations.
The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has opened dozens of financial crime investigations since the 2010 formation an internal team that reviews suspicious activity reports, a New York official said Monday.
It's a message that has been hammered home repeatedly by the U.S. Treasury Department: the confidentiality of data included in suspicious activity reports is sacrosanct.
Divergences in international lists of predicate offenses to money laundering have hampered the fight against financial criminals, according to a report by the Australian government.
The chief self-regulatory organization examining broker-dealers for anti-money laundering compliance is again allowed to have direct access to suspicious activity reports, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission confirmed Thursday.
Hundreds of banks and credit unions are likely to miss a June deadline to comply with federal rules mandating that they file all anti-money laundering regulatory reports electronically.
The first hint of a problem was when monthly customer transaction reports from a normally busy branch dropped more than 30 percent, a compliance officer at a large Southern bank recalls.
A Miami bank already on the hook with federal regulators for a lax compliance program was fined $7 million Thursday for failing to address multiple Bank Secrecy Act violations.
Nearly 60 percent of the suspicious activity reports filed in fiscal 2006 had missing, incorrect or incomplete data in fields critical to law enforcement agencies, according to a federal watchdog report.
The number of suspicious activity reports filed by insurance companies and financial institutions jumped in 2008 and 2009, according to data released Friday by the U.S. Treasury Department's financial intelligence unit.
Switzerland's largest bank disputed claims Wednesday that it was balking at U.S. demands for information on 52,000 undeclared accounts suspected to belong to tax evaders.
Switzerland's largest bank will pay $780 million to the United States for helping 17,000 U.S. citizens evade paying taxes on offshore revenue, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday.
Banks should streamline their compliance efforts by coordinating their anti-money laundering and anti-fraud programs, the director of the United States' financial intelligence unit said Tuesday.
Last year, depository institutions filed 687 suspicious activity reports citing possible terrorist financing, according to Financial Crimes Enforcement Network data. That represents a 7 percent decline from 2006.