The "Blueprint for Financial Regulatory Reform," unveiled by Paulson on Monday, would expand the oversight power of the Federal Reserve, consolidate the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and eliminate the Office of Thrift Supervision.
In a study expected to be issued Feb. 21, the Government Accountability Office is expected to conclude that CTRs filed by financial institutions provide essential information for law enforcement investigations, delivering a blow to industry calls for reporting relief.
The addition is part of a U.S. Treasury Department initiative announced June 22 by Secretary Henry Paulson to reduce the BSA-related burden on financial institutions.
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, speaking Friday at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Networks headquarters, announced initiatives that include a more risk-based examination process and a narrower definition of the money services businesses industry.
Henry Paulson, at a meeting scheduled for Friday at the Financial Crimes Enforcement Networks headquarters, will disclose plans to improve risk-based exam procedures for institutions, people familiar with the matter said.