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Inactive Financial Institution Letters

Bank Secrecy Act
BSA/Anti-Money Laundering Examination InfoBase
November 14, 2005

Summary: The Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Examination InfoBase, which is located on the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council's (FFIEC) Web site, has been updated. The InfoBase can be found at

  • On November 3, 2005, the FFIEC updated the BSA/AML Examination InfoBase, which is located on its Web site.
  • The InfoBase is an automated tool for examiners and the banking industry that provides information on the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual, released on June 30, 2005. The InfoBase also helps examiners and the industry to more easily use and navigate the Manual.
  • Updates to the InfoBase include newly published questions and answers from the August 2005 BSA/AML Examination Manual Outreach events and a user-friendly bookmarked version of the Manual.
  • In addition to featuring the Manual, the InfoBase includes links to other resources that may be helpful in understanding BSA/AML requirements and examination expectations.
  • The FFIEC and its five federal banking agency members - the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and Office of Thrift Supervision - and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) collaborated on the development of the InfoBase.
  • Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution.

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

Related Topics:
Bank Secrecy Act
Office of Foreign Assets Control


Review Examiner Heather Basnett at or (202) 898-3673

Printable Format:
FIL-111-2005 - PDF 31k (PDF Help)

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Last Updated 03/08/2006

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