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CIP rule should not be amended to allow for partial SSN collection

America’s Credit Unions opposes a change to the Customer Identification Program (CIP) rule to allow the partial collection of a social security number (SSN) for identity verification purposes.  Credit union concerns are outlined in a comment letter to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) sent Tuesday, in response to FinCEN’s request for comments related to …

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Nussle details how CUs are impacted by FinCEN’s CTA implementation 

Ahead of Tuesday’s House Small Business Committee hearing to examine the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) implementation of the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), America’s Credit Unions President/CEO Jim Nussle explained that rules and regulations related to anti-money laundering  and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) are overly burdensome to credit unions.  Nussle offered strong support …

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FinCEN to host BOI webinar 

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) today will host a webinar on beneficial ownership information (BOI) reporting requirements. The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Eastern and is available on FinCEN’s YouTube channel.  In February, FinCEN passed a final rule on BOI access to govern who can access BOI and how it can be accessed. …

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FinCEN issues analysis on elder financial exploitation

The Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Financial Trend Analysis focusing on patterns and trends identified in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data linked to Elder Financial Exploitation (EFE) – the illegal or improper use of an older adult’s funds, property, or assets. FinCEN examined BSA reports filed between June 15, 2022, and June …

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America’s Credit Unions details burdens associated with SARs

America’s Credit Unions’ Luke Martone wrote to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) regarding the burden associated with completing suspicious activity reports (SARs). Martone also provided suggestions on how to improve the SAR reporting process.   “As detailed below, we believe the burden estimate to complete a SAR of two hours is low, as members report …

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Instructions, guidance on BOI requests needed as soon as possible

The Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) database established under the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) should provide significant and important relief for credit unions from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) customer due diligence (CDD) requirements, America’s Credit Unions wrote Friday. Comments were sent in response to FinCEN’s proposed information collection regarding BOI requests. America’s Credit Unions’ …

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Updating CTR threshold would relieve strain on credit union resources

Updating anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) rules and regulations would relieve significant—and increasing—compliance burdens on credit unions, America’s Credit Unions wrote to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Friday. The comments were sent in response to a FinCEN request for comment on Currency Transaction Report (CTR) filing. “The current CTR threshold …

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FinCEN issues BOI compliance guide

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a small entity compliance guide Tuesday to provide information on the requirements for accessing beneficial ownership information (BOI).  FinCEN’s final rule regarding BOI access went into effect Tuesday and requires reported BOI to be confidential, protected, and disclosed only to certain authorized parties. The guide provides an overview …

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Feedback sought on financial institution access to BOI database

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) request for comment on collection of beneficial ownership (BOI) access information outlines the method by which financial institutions provide certification to FinCEN  when requesting access to the database. America’s Credit Unions urges credit unions to help shape the discussion and ensure comments address the appropriate needs through their feedback. …

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FinCEN to propose new residential real estate transfer requirements

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) will publish a proposed rule that would require reports and recordkeeping on certain transfers of real estate properties to specified legal entities and trusts. The proposal does not cover transfers made directly to individuals. The proposed rule describes when a report must be filed, who must file a report, …

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