July 2021 Compliance Monthly Newsletter

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Getting Your AML/CFT Priorities Aligned
On June 30, 2021, the joint agencies published its first list of national AML/CFT Priorities as set forth by the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (the “AML Act”) which requires the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Attorney General, Federal functional regulators, relevant State financial regulators, and relevant national security agencies, to establish and make public priorities for anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism policy (AML/CFT Priorities).

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February 2021 Compliance Monthly Newsletter

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AML Act of 2020
On December 20, 2020, the National Defense Authorization Act (“NDAA”), was signed by the President and officially became law on January 1, 2020. The Act contains 1,500 pages known as the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (“AML Act”), significantly reforming the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and other anti-money laundering laws.
The 1,500 pages contain the most sweeping changes to the BSA since its enactment in 1970. No doubt that this Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 will have major impacts on your BSA AML program for
2021 and beyond.

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Are you Compliant with the SWIFT CSP?

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Many institutions are adopting the changes with SWIFT (Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication) Standards MT (Message Type) Release in 2020 related to payment data management. This means removing free-format message options for fields 50 and 59 from the MT 103 and related messages to ensure that payer and beneficiary data is systematically captured and exchanged in a structured format.

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