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Tag : BSA Requirements

  • The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), requires all financial institutions to collaborate with the US government to combat monetary crimes as well as the prevention of money laundering. Under BSA requirements, financial organizations must work relentlessly to detect and identify potential suspicious financial activities. Since its initial inception, BSA regulations have undergone several amendments, including the Patriot Act, which helps expand BSA’s scope to include monitoring and preventing terrorist financing activities. 

    Failing to be compliant with all changes to BSA regulations can result in hefty fines or even jail time. That’s why it is so critical to stay on top of changes in the industry, but many financial professionals don’t know how to do this, as they are busy with their day jobs and duties. 

    To make sure you are getting the most accurate information in a timely manner, here are a few simple and painless ways to keep up with BSA requirements and changes when they happen:

  • Fraudsters have been using money laundering schemes to cover illegal activities for decades. In an effort to cut back the number of people taking advantage of the system, the government has imposed a set of rules and regulations called AML compliance. Anti-Money Laundering Act (AML) first appeared in the U.S. to stop perpetrators from moving money to evade taxes and use it for notorious purposes.