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NYDFS Issues Final Rule Requiring Certification Of Compliance With AML Transaction Monitoring And Filtering Program Requirements
The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) recently finalized a regulation that mandates detailed elements of the anti-money laundering (AML) transaction monitoring and sanctions filtering programs of covered institutions.
United States
22 Jul 2016
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BNA INSIGHTS: The CFPB and Data Security Enforcement
The authors examine the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's foray into data security enforcement by assessing how the bureau's data security authority compares with that of other federal regulators.
United States
16 Jun 2016
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FinCEN Finalizes Beneficial Ownership and Customer Due Diligence Requirements
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) on May 11 released its long-awaited Final Rule (CDD Rule) ..
United States
1 Jun 2016
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Federal Regulators Clarify Bank CIP Obligations for Prepaid Cardholders
Banks and credit unions that issue reloadable, general purpose prepaid cards must apply Customer Identification Program (CIP) procedures to those cardholders, according to guidance issued by the federal banking regulators and FinCEN on March 21, 2016 (Guidance).
United States
12 Apr 2016
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Viewpoint: Ensuring A Level Playing Field For Federal Virtual Currency Regulation
FinCEN's March 2013 interpretive guidance on bitcoin and other virtual currency remains the key statement of federal regulatory policy on the topic.
United States
9 Mar 2016
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Ensuring A Level Playing Field For Federal Virtual Currency Regulation
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN"), the US Department of the Treasury bureau responsible for combating money laundering and terrorist financing, has been by far the most impactful federal regulator of Bitcoin and other virtual currency.
United States
4 Mar 2016
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AML Litigation And Individual Liability: FinCEN's Landmark Haider Case Moves Forward
A federal district court in Minnesota recently held that the Bank Secrecy Act permits the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to bring suit against individuals for willfully violating the BSA's AML program requirement.
United States
22 Jan 2016
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NYDFS Proposes To Require Chief Compliance Officers To Certify Effectiveness Of AML And Sanctions Programs
Summary: The New York Department of Financial Services has issued a proposed regulation that sets forth minimum requirements for anti-money laundering transaction monitoring systems and watch list filtering systems.
United States
7 Dec 2015
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FTC Joins With Federal, State And Local Authorities On Nationwide Debt Collection Enforcement Initiative
On November 4, 2015, a group of law enforcement authorities, led by the Federal Trade Commission, announced Operation Collection Protection, a coordinated federal, state and local initiative aimed at illegal debt collection practices.
United States
10 Nov 2015
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FinCEN Proposes AML Requirements For Registered Investment Advisers
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has proposed long-expected regulations that would extend anti-money laundering (AML) requirements to federally registered investment advisers (RIA).
United States
7 Sep 2015
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Treasury Department Issues Comprehensive Assessment Of US Money Laundering And Terrorist Financing Risk
For the first time in a decade, the Treasury Department has released its own anti–money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing Risk Assessments, which may both set a strategic framework for future AML regulatory developments and establish a baseline expectation for financial institutions' own AML risk assessments.
United States
18 Jun 2015
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In Warning To Bitcoin And Other Virtual Currency Businesses, FinCEN Issues First Enforcement Action For Virtual Currency Activity
The US government took its strongest step yet in its oversight of other virtual currency yesterday, fining prominent "Bitcoin alternative" company Ripple Labs Inc. $700,000 for what the government called a willful violation of the anti-money laundering laws.
United States
7 May 2015
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Growing Bitcoin Regulations And Its Constituencies
Several federal and state regulators have now begun creating regulations governing Bitcoin and other virtual currency.
United States
17 Dec 2014
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FinCEN Releases Long-Awaited Proposal on Customer Due Diligence (CCD) and Beneficial Ownership
FinCEN issued proposed regulations that would formalize certain financial institutions’ Customer Due Diligence requirements.
United States
1 Aug 2014
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau As A Privacy & Data Security Regulator
The large-scale data breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and eBay are only three of the most visible examples of the growing importance of privacy and data security to the payments system.
United States
28 Jul 2014
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AML: A Corporate Governance Issue
stimates place the amount of money illegally "laundered" through United States banks in the hundreds of billions of dollars each year.1 For more than five decades, the U.S. government has attacked money laundering, in part, through anti-money laundering ("AML") disclosure, monitoring, and reporting requirements placed on financial institutions.
United States
23 Nov 2013
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On the Road to Legitimacy? Regulators Appear Ready To "Maximize the Good" Of Virtual Currency
Supporters of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies will be heartened by the generally positive discussions that took place at two Senate committee hearings earlier this week, in which both regulators and senators signaled that forthcoming regulation should not aim to stifle this emerging technology.
United States
21 Nov 2013
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On the Road to Legitimacy? Regulators Appear Ready to "Maximize the Good" of Virtual Currency
Supporters of Bitcoin and other virtual currencies will be heartened by the generally positive discussions that took place at two Senate committee hearings earlier this week, in which both regulators and senators signaled that forthcoming regulation should not aim to stifle this emerging technology.
United States
20 Nov 2013
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OCC Releases New Guidance On Third-Party Risk Management
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the "OCC") issued on October 30, 2013 updated guidance (OCC Bulletin 2013-29) on managing the risks presented by vendor and other third-party relationships.
United States
2 Nov 2013
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FinCEN Updates: Treasury Identifies Kassem Rmeiti & Co. For Exchange And Halawi Exchange Co. As Financial Institutions Of "Primary Money Laundering Concern"
In an unprecedented use of its USA PATRIOT Act Section 311 authority, Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) yesterday issued orders effective immediately.
United States
25 Apr 2013
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