The AML Act of 2020 and FinCEN Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Cryptocurrency
The AML Act of 2020 and FinCEN Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Cryptocurrency

Our recent post highlighted areas to focus on as the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Act of 2020 takes shape. One important provision of the Act deals with virtual currency and digital assets and could have potential far-reaching effects on the industry, …

No More AML Exemptions for Credit Unions and Specialized Banks
No More AML Exemptions for Credit Unions and Specialized Banks

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) pulled back the AML compliance exemption for certain financial institutions in late 2020. Under the November 16, 2020 rule, titled Customer Identification Programs Anti-Money Laundering Programs for Banks Lacking a Federal …

5MLD regulations
UK regulated firms are still not ready for 5MLD

Over half (55%) of regulated firms are facing penalties for non-compliance with the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) that was introduced in January 2020, according to a recent survey of UK sectors that fall under the new regulations. The research …