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Financial Institution Letter
The Suspicious Activity Report Activity Review April 2005 Issue

Summary: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is notifying FDIC-supervised financial institutions that the eighth edition of The SAR Activity Review -Trends, Tips & Issues , published three times annually by the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), is now available.

  • On April 15, 2005, the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released its April 2005 issue of The SAR Activity Review - Trends, Tips & Issues . The SAR Activity Review addresses trends identified by FinCEN in suspicious activity reports (SARs) and case studies, and provides guidance to improve preparation and filing of SARs.
  • This issue, the eighth edition, includes a new feature called "Director's Forum," which provides FinCEN Director William J. Fox an opportunity to address issues of particular significance.
  • The current edition can be found at - PDF 3.48mb ( PDF Help )

  • Please distribute this information to the appropriate personnel in your institution.
  • Further information about FinCEN and prior editions of The SAR Activity Review are available at .

FDIC-Supervised Banks (Commercial and Savings)

Suggested Routing:
Chief Executive Officer
BSA Compliance Officer

FDIC Financial Institution Letters (FILs) may be accessed from the FDIC's Web site at .

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Paper copies of FDIC FILs may be obtained through the FDIC's Public Information Center, 801 17th Street, NW, Room 100, Washington, DC 20434 (1-877-275-3342 or (703) 562-2200).

Additional Related Topics:

  • Suspicious Activity Reports
Last Updated: May 2, 2005