The United States should overhaul its primary anti-money laundering law to allow government agencies and banks to better share data, a former U.S. State Department official told lawmakers Thursday.
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.
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.
Countries should ease their privacy restrictions that hinder cross-border data-sharing on suspicious transactions, according to a Toronto-based intergovernmental group of financial intelligence units.
A former loss mitigation specialist at Chase Bank accepted $10,000 in bribes and illegally disclosed a suspicious activity report to the client it was filed on, a California jury said Monday.
Financial institutions must keep a tight lid on investigations of suspicious account activity, even when transactional alerts don't merit federal regulatory reporting, the U.S. Treasury Department said Tuesday.
A U.S. Treasury Department proposal to amend suspicious activity reporting forms could mean hundreds of thousands of dollars in one-off expenses for some financial institutions, even as the plan streamlines report filing.
A proposal by the U.S. Treasury Department that would prevent banks from sharing their suspicious activity reports with foreign affiliates is "needlessly" restrictive, a top banking association said Friday.
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network instructed financial institutions to use the term "foreign corruption" in the narrative section of any suspicious activity reports they file involving senior foreign political figures.
As lawmakers and banking compliance professionals turn their attention to the burgeoning credit crisis, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has issued a dozen Bank Secrecy Act-related enforcement actions, serving to warn institutions not to skimp on their anti-money laundering efforts.