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.
What does the AML Act address?
The challenge is navigating the volumes of information contained
within. We have summarized the Act and its contents in this article. Future articles will explore each of the areas and provide a road map for compliance.