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Welcome to Anti-Money Laundering Regulations

The Patriot Act, which amends the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), was adopted in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The Patriot Act is intended to strengthen U.S. measures to prevent, detect, and prosecute international money laundering and the financing of terrorism. These efforts include anti-money laundering (AML) regulations that impact the banking, financial, and investment communities.

Is Your Institution AML Compliant for 2014?

As a result of the Patriot Act, all categories of money services business (MSB) financial institutions are subject to BSA regulation under 31 CFR part 103 and must implement an anti-money laundering compliance program including:

General anti-money laundering (AML) compliance activities include the following:

Incorporate policies, procedures & internal controls to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act

Designate a compliance officer to assure daily compliance with the program.

Provide for ongoing training of appropriate personnel.

Provide for an independent review to monitor and maintain an adequate program.