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7 Caribbean Countries on US Money Laundering List

Last Wednesday, the United States published it’s 2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report which includes a list of Major Money Laundering Jurisdictions.  Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, the British...
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Banca Privada d'Andorra named a Foreign Financial Institution of Primary Money Laundering Concern

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) recently named Banca Privada d'Andorra (BPA) as a foreign financial institution of primary money laundering concern. “This finding and notice of proposed rulemaking are...
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New Venezuela-related Executive Order and OFAC Designations

The US Treasury Department announced that an Executive Order has been issued blocking property and placing travel restrictions on certain individuals.  Treasury Secretary Lew issued a statement in which he...
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U.S. Department of Treasury’s OFAC and U.S. Department of Commerce’s BIS amends Cuba Sanctions

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on January 16th, 2015 issued regulations...
Read More Milestone – Over 15,000 Politically Exposed Persons has achieve another milestone by adding over 15,000 Politically Exposed Persons
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FinCEN fines personally $1M Compliance Officer

In a decision that sent shock wave across the financial industry and other regulatory industries, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has personally fined $1 million civil money penalty (CMP) against...
Read More now includes The United States Money Services Businesses Registrant list

The MSB Registrant list have been added to The MSB Registrant list contains entities that have registered as Money Services Businesses (MSBs) pursuant to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)...
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Updated 2014 Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Examination Manual

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) released an updated Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) Examination Manual. The update clarify supervisory expectations and incorporate regulatory changes since the 2010 manual...
Read More now includes The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) List

The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) Foreign Financial Institution (FFI) List have been added to
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